The second night of our Memorial Day weekend in Provincetown G and I met some friends at the Mews for a late dinner. We have all been here before on separate occasions but enjoyed it and wanted to go back. The Mews is a bit of a P-town institution opening in 1961. It has been in its current location since 1993. The upstairs is a café style bistro menu and downstairs is a more formal dining room. We were in the dining room which worked well since it is a quieter space and allowed us to chat comfortably.
I had a glass of a red wine and G had a dirty vodka martini. G couldn’t stop raving about how it was one of the best martinis he has had! Apparently, they are known for their bar tending and vodka selection. We started with the Mushroom Strudel with Spicy Miso Dressing which was a variety of mushrooms wrapped in phyllo pastry. Very tasty! For my entrée I had the Pappardelle in a Rich Broth with Pan Roasted Scallops. This was a very well prepared dish with spinach, mushrooms and beautiful scallops. The sauce was rich in texture, buttery and smooth, but a little plan in flavor however the beautiful scallops more than made up for it. The rest of my dining companions loved their dishes and having tasted bites of the Roasted Half Duckling, the Rack of Lamb and the Lamb Shanks Osso Buco I do think my dish was the weakest at the table. Each of these dishes was perfectly prepared.
The standout for me was the Panna cotta dessert. It was gorgeous! Smooth, rich and creamy! I love this simple dessert but rarely find it with such a wonderful texture. My minor, minor compliant would be that the berry coulis it was served with was not strained so the seeds were a bit annoying.
While the menu at the Mews is not the most inspired, the dishes are all very well executed and the drinks are great. So, it is worth a visit when on the outer Cape.
Mews Restaurant & Cafe
429 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657