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Backstreet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.backstreetptown.com
  • Phone: (508) 413-9483
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER (Closed Mondays)
    Tuesday -Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat & Sun 5:30-11:00 pm

    Fri, Sat & Sun 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Raul Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only)

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Backstreet
Backstreet is now open in Provincetown! Raul Garcia's Creativity and ability to fuse multi-cultural influences in his cooking make for unique flavor and extraordinary dishes. Chef Raul always incorporates locally grown and farm raised items into his menu. The BACKSTREET menu will provide your pallete with a plethora of flavors to savor and enjoy.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "One of the best restaurants in Provincetown. I hope they continue to offer excellent food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Backstreet might be! Really liked the food and David was a terrific waiter. To start we had the tuna tartare and blue corn calamari. Both winners. A bit of a lag between the appetizers and our entrées but worth the wait! We both had grilled lamb chops which were a special. Perfectly cooked, served with a fig balsamic reduction. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The menu was interesting, the food was good - I had the shrimp and grits - grits were delicious - nice spice and texture. The shrimp was just shrimp - nothing special. My husband had the sea bass - it was a little bland. I was hoping to have the chocolate oatmeal that I had read about in other reviews for dessert, but it was not offered on the night we were there. We skipped dessert. The service, while friendly, was FAST. We barely had time to finish one course when the wait staff was waiting at our table with the next. Overall, I would recommend Backstreet. I was expecting to be "wowed", and wasn't though I'd be willing to give it another shot."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is good and so was the service. The noise level was very loud however. But the most disturbing thing was the 20% tip added to our bill with no notification at all! If we had not been diligent, we would have tipped him again! And, by the way, we were only a party of four! Very bad!! I also think it is illegal to add a tip with no notification on the menu. I find it hard to recommend this restaurant because of this practice. People will be fooled into double tipping."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Backstreet is in an old house and because of that it has a poor layout. In the center of the house is the kitchen, bar pickup and dish room and from our table you could see all the activity going on and it didn't add to the ambiance of the restaurant. Also, when we were seated, it took a long time for a server to finally acknowledge our table of 7."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Apps Devine, good selection of wines and decent prices. Service excellent, bread basket skimpy. Enjoyed specials, sea bass is really striped bass. Overall great dinner."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. The food, service amazing. This will be a new annual stop. The staff isnt hard to look at either...."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Really want this restaurant to succeed but most at our table did not enjoy the service or meal. First the table was not ready and we waited in the bar - no big deal. Once we were seated at our 6-top table it took a very long time before our order was taken (felt like 30 minutes), good thing we ordered drinks at the bar. The following items we ordered just seemed bland: Duck confit spring rolls and the gnocci. Both had good presentation with little flavor. One person ordered the sea bass and they sold out. He went with the NY Strip medium rare. It came out very rare and the risotto was not hot and also very bland (needed salt). Empty glasses not removed, had to chase down waiter for more wine. Showed up at 8:15 and left at 11PM, ugh"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time @ the new Backstreet (formerly 10 tables). What an amazing experience! Every single item on the menu was spectacular. Service was impeccable. We discovered a new wine that is now our favorite! Probably the most amazing desert I've ever had in my life (chocolate oatmeal w/bananas, rhubarb and ginger). Will return without hesitation."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Evening started with a wonderful martini, service was great and food was wonderful.The noise level, however, is awful. Had difficulty even hearing the server listing the night's specials. Sign on the table indicated that they are working to address the problem with the acoustics which hopefully will happen soon given the positives of this lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "There are many good restaurants in P-town and Backstreet is one of the best offering a unique and delicious selection of appetizers and entrées. There were four in our group and we ordered the scallops, sea bass and pork chop. All were outstanding. I highly recommend Backstreet for a special night out."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Inspirational food menu, good pea risotto, pork chops and excellent jalapeño tequila! Berries were a little sour for dessert. But, it was menu over all. Front operations (hostess etc - 2 persons) have been a nightmare. I came by on 3rd July around 20:38PM and there were 3 opened tables. One table was being held for the 20:00PM reservation. 4th July (last night) - hostesses were rearranging a table for 8 people while customers were waiting. For some reasons, this reservation of 8 ppl canceled and customers walked out."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Just ate at Backstreet with a group of 10. They placed us in a beautiful private room with wine all around us. Each dish that we ordered was fabulous and the timing was magnificent. We all received our appetizers at the same time as well as our entrees. The host and waiters were very kind and attentive. This same group of 10 has dined as a group at other places in P-town and so far, this is our favorite."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "the food was fresh, inspired, delicious, & memorable. I can still taste the flavors. The service ( i may call/spell the names wrong but...) Marsha and Atonis made our evening both relaxed, upbeat and fun. Can't wait to go back in August. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent experience, great staff, quick service. Outstanding seafood sampler and unique menu offering many seafood specialties. First experience there; we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Tried Backstreet while looking for a new place to dine in Ptown. Had a beautiful evening so we dined out on their secluded patio w/nice plantings and a water feature. Our waiter, Ron, was friendly and accommodating, offering to make our 6-year old a special mocktail thus setting her up for a nice evening as well. No children's menu per se but willing to do fresh made pasta with butter and cheese and brought out with our appetizers. The duck confit spring rolls were excellent - lots of duck and fried just enough to be crispy but not greasy. My wife had the halibut special and I had the NY Strip with Chimichurri and fresh pea risotto. Both excellent dishes bursting with flavor - the NY Strip was a very generous cut. We'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We showed up with 3 kids: a one year-old girl and two boys, 6 and 7. I know they were not expecting this party of nine to look like this. But the team at Backstreet took it in stride, running across the street for a high chair and escorting us to their private dining room, with walls elegantly lined with bottles of wine. The owner even popped in and told us he was a new father and delivered a variety of gelatos for the boys to try. The kids in our party are amazingly well-behaved (otherwise we would not have attempted a restaurant like this) but it was nice that they really made us feel welcome and catered to our needs! Thank you Backstreet Team!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Found this new restaurant quite by accident while walking by during our last full day visiting Ptown. Really lovely...beyond attentive staff and inventive, inspired dishes. Vegetarian udon noodle entrée and the shrimp and grits were both excellent. Server Ryan P was terrific and rightfully enthusiastic about this great new high end culinary treat!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Just opening 6 weeks ago the staff was great but a little unorganized. We say outside on the patio and with the view of the tower and garden around us I could of swore I was in Italy for a minute. Deserts were limited but drinks and good food made up for that. If your looking for a upscale yet casual dinner away from the craziness of commercial st. It's a must"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We booked a table for a special birthday and were not disappointed. Menu was not huge, but just right, with something for everyone from the carnivore to the vegan. Delicious. Service was attentive, informed, helpful yet unobtrusive. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When I was presented with a fresh strawberry and rhubarb martini I knew this was going to be a delicious meal. The tuna tartar was lightly spiced and vibrant. I had the ricotta gnocchi with duck ragu. The gnocchi were light and fluffy and the ragu was decadent and richly flavored. Another of our party ordered the clams and fettuccine, the plating was average but the taste was phenomenal. Fennel induced broth bathed the noodles and clams."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Loved this place. The staff was so nice and attentive. The food was well prepared and the wine list is perfect. Both the indoor and and outdoor seating is quaint. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Met friends for impromptu Wednesday evening dinner...exotic cocktails; tasty, unpretentious wine, followed by scrumptious appetizers(the mignonette was excellent), heirloom tomato salad, mouth watering. spring rolls hearty. The garden setting allowed us to speak in normal voices, laugh and reconnect. Shared entres included an excellent sea bass preparation and marinated grilled tuna. Ryan served us with humor and just the right level of attention. Dining out at its best!!!! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful inventive food choices with a very friendly staff that made our evening a great time . Ron the manager was very friendly and informative and everyone around us seemed to be having a great time. The outside dining in the garden is great on a nice night. A 5 star vote for sure."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our first dinner at Backstreet was a solid one. Three of four meals were terrific - chicken, shrimp, and tuna. The fourth I will reserve judgement on, ax my friend ordered his ribeye medium well, so it was butterflied. The other three were all creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The wine and drinks lists were quite nice. My only concern is whether the distinctive spicy southwest flavorings will "work" in this town long run, especially one block off the main dining scene. We love the building and decor, and their garden is beautiful; however, this has been a difficult location for every restaurant there. Backstreet might want to revisit the southwest influence, which will not appeal to all."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit. the first visit compelled me to return but on this visit the entrees were left wanting, seeming to lack spicing and flavor. could be the entrees we ordered or this particular evening was off. will try again but hopefully will be better next time. The acoustics are also very difficult but to their credit, they are attempting to remedy this situation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place and the tuna tartare is a must to order for appetizer ! Halibut special was fantastic Will return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was very created Fusion of cuban,french and puertorican. Love steak and tostones as appetizer. Citrus dressing was out of this world. Service was really good considering we were 45 min early."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem in P-town, that most don't find. It is off the beaten path, but worth the jog. You would really only be jogging a block off commercial......its quiet and away from the craziness. The service was amazing.......and the food is above average quality.....the upstairs is a bit tight, but romantic none-the-less.....I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone traveling to P-town.."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of my new top 3 restaurants in town. The food, service, drinks, and ambiance exceeded our expectations. Congrats to Chef Raul and Backstreet. You are a wonderful addition to our magical town."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Backstreet is promising but really not there yet. The menu is all over the place; some Southwestern, Brazilian, Italian, you name it. The chef needs to find some focus. Service was OK, although attentiveness fell off by the end of the meal; dessert was kind of half-heartedly offered. (In fairness, it was a Sunday night.) I'll go back, maybe later in the summer, to see if the restaurant has found itself and figured out what it wants to be."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great cocktail, great service, subpar food. Chicken & vegetables way overdone & Brazilian fish curry only passable."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed the fusion of Cuban and local fare of P-town, very inventive. I especially loved the creative take on Shrimp and Grits, not EVER a first choice from me, but your menu description was stunning - as was the entrée. Your gnocchi was as light as air. Beautiful! We will be back and look forward to other new tastes. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Just off the main thoroughfare - and a real treat. Food was excellent. Service attentive and charming. A bit noisy but they said they're working on it (lots of hard surfaces - wood and stone; only open a month). Very comfortable vibe. Outdoor dining on garden patios was too cold for this visit but looked inviting. Would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "food, staff, vibe - all great - food very good and timely - particularly nice to see when a restaurant has only been open a few weeks - they clearly worked very hard to get this up and running smoothly - will return again and again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The quality of the food and the staff are both extremely high. Our party all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will be back. A great new addition to the Provincetown dining scene."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent atmosphere. Best new place in town."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed our experience. Service was impeccable, the cocktails fresh and new, and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been several times already since this gem opened. The food is amazing, the staff wonderful and attentive, the atmosphere delightful. We couldn't be happier with the addition of this new restaurant to our town. We intend to make it a regular dining place. If you haven't tried it, we highly recommend it. You won't be sorry."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went there on a very busy night. For a newer restaurant was quite good and was really trying to please. Our waiter was a bit preoccupied with a large table most of the night, but was adequate . Just when the main courses where seeming to take a long time coming out, the host came by and poured us each a glass of wine on the house and apologized. They immediately followed that with the dinners which were delicious. Very creative food, sauces and seasonings. They will have a few weeks to get the training wheels off before the peak seasons starts, which is a good thing. Will definitely go back each time in Ptown. Hopefully will become a new favorite. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014