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About The Pointe Restaurant

Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, The Pointe is an innovative restaurant and wine bar that channels the creativity of Provincetown. Its inspired spirit, buzzing atmosphere, and focus on bringing guests and neighborhood locals an unprecedented food and beverage experience. Rated excellent by Zagat's Restaurant Guide. Free Parking

82 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: open at 5:30 pm

Cross Street:
Prince Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 487-2365

Website:
http://www.provincetown-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary on site parking

Executive Chef:
Robbin Haas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Club Room is the perfect venue for your special event. Private parties and private dinners up to 30 can be accommodated.

The Pointe Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2013

I have been going to my time share at Provincetown for 0ver 30 years and usually go to dinner once or twice during my week. I always go to Front Street and Napis and am never disappointed but this year my friend Ann and I wanted to try a new place. We look at the reviews on Open Table and decided that The pointe was the one to Try. We were not disappointed by the point and have a great meal with a great waiter and a wonderful view of the Pilgrim monument. The only problem that I have is now when I come again next year I have to make tough decisions about which of the 3 not to go to, maybe we will dine out 3 times instead of twice...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2013

Tuna tartare was great. Lobster mac and cheese was a little small and really good but not great; it was competitively priced. There was a miscommunication regarding what specials were available. This left a bad taste in my wife's mouth; otherwise, this review likely would have been better.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2013

As always, the Pointe was fantastic. This is really one of the true gems of Provincetown that is not in the center of town. Located in the beautiful Crowne Pointe resort this is NOT your typical "hotel restaurant". The ambience is fantastic affording magnificent views of the Pilgrim Monument. The food is what you would expect from some of the finest restaurants in Boston, New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. The service is impeccable with great casual waitstaff who are always ready and willing to make wonderful suggestions...even "cautiously" steering people away from certain offerings (a good thing in my opinion). As "locals" this is one of our favorite venues...sometimes overlooked by others which means we are always able to get in!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited The Pointe Restaurant for our 2 year anniversary dinner. This was our first time on the cape and were only there for an extended weekend. I scheduled a reservation here, based on the reviews of the restaurants in the area, and we enjoyed our dining experience together. The service was outstanding, the menu was a bit limited, but there were plenty of choices that both of us wanted to eat. We got a table in the outdoor seating area, which was a calm section with maybe 4 or 5 small tables arranged on the enclosed 'outdoor' area. If I had to do it over, I may have selected another restaurant which is closer to the water / has a bay/ocean view. Overall I would say it was a great experience and we would go there again!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2013

Best for everything. Service, food, view ambience. We travel 1 1/2 hours at least once a year to eat here.
Whether your in the area on vacation or taking a field trip for the day, go to The Pomte.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2013

Everything was wonderful.
We will tell friends about it.
We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2013

Off the Commercial St. crazyness, the current incarnation of The Pointe is an excellent choice for a quiet fine-dining option in P-town. Food was so well prepared, not fussy, and nicely plated. Service was knowledgeable and professional, wines well priced.
It was off-season, so not terribly busy; we were in and out in an hour, but didn't have dessert. Definitely recommended, but we understand that there is often turnover of chef's so we don't know how long this review will be meaningful/

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2013

This is my all time fav in P'town - the food is always great and they make a good drink The other night I took my sister and her friend for the first time and they are now hooked - couldn't believe how absolutely wonderful it was.We chatted with the couple next to us and they loved it as much as we did and also come all the time. They are doing something right and I sure hope they do it for years to come

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2013

After reading all these raves, we were looking forward to this place. All was good - maybe some were even very good. But overall I still found it a bit bland and dated. Red wine list had mainly entry level reds - fairly priced and good, but nothing to make this a destination for those who want a great wine with dinner. Space between the tables a plus.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Food, Service and Ambience were amazing. From the start (Truffled Popcorn) to the end (Red Velvet Cake), we experienced nothing but pure culinary perfection! This is our new favorite Resturant in P-Town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2013

The food was not what I expected in terms of quality. Nothing was terrible, but nothing was outstanding. It was expensive for what you actually got.

The waiters had iPads they brought to the table to show photos of the specials and desserts. It seemed a bit contrived in a high-end establishment.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2013

My husband and I went there for a romantic dinner... with our 7 mo. old. She still does well in restaurants, but this restaurant is for adults, i.e., the tables are close together and the atmosphere is quiet, so if she got fussy we risked ruining the experience for others. However, the hostess & wait staff made us feel welcome. They were kind to our baby and treated us like any other diner on a special night out. We appreciated it. Overall a delicious dinner and lovely, welcoming, relaxing environment. And the lounge is adorable. I would have loved to have cocktail there if we did not have our baby.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised at this neighborhood bistro...located next to the Pointe Guesthouse, there is a small indoor dining room and another small dining area on a screened in porch with a wonderful view of town and the Pilgrim's Monument. Service was impeccable here and we really liked the use of iPads by the servers to go over the specials-it helped to have a picture to go with the verbal description. I had the 2lb fresh whole lobster-one of the best lobster dishes I have ever tasted-cooked perfectly and more than filling. My partner had the filet-it was good-just a tad bit overcooked from the medium requested but otherwise delicious. Cocktails were made perfectly and tasted wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2013

The food is always great; an intimate location at the top of the hill makes for a potentially romantic evening. Service can be shotty and proprietor a bit attitudinal - however the ambiance and excellent chef makes up for it all.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2013

We were seated on the porch with a view of the rooftops of Provincetown and of the lovely flowers on the lawn of the Inn that houses the restaurant. Lovely. The food was likewise good making for a lovely evening. Nice place away from the hubbub of Commercial Street.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2013

I have a severe nut allergy and am always nervous about trying new restaurants, but was very satisfied with the waitress checking on everything for me. It was a little weird that they couldn't guarantee that the clam chowder was safe (I guess they don't make it in house, which is a little weird being on Cape Cod) but I would rather have them rule something out if they can't guarantee it is safe for me to eat.

Aside from that, the rest of the food was very good. I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2013

Lovely night and view from the porch. Although the menu was not "kid friendly" and we have kids who like to go out, the staff and restaurant were very accommodating!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The Pointe was highly recommended on this site. I could not agree more with the review. We had a cozy table on the porch with a great view of the Town. I wish I could remember the name of our server (we were there on August 17), but he could not have been better.

The meal started with hummus made with white beans. It was excellent served with equally good bread. My wife had a short rib dish which literally fell off the bone.

This was our first visit, but we will surely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2013

The owner Sean, orig from South Africa is also a great bartender and host with the most! We have been dining here every year for the past 5 years and it only gets better! Traditional elegance meets modern day where the staff presents daily specials in real time with hi-def pics of the food on iPads! The Crowne Point is also a very nice Inn & Spa.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 14, 2013

My partner and I have come here for "date night" three years in a row, and we've never been disappointed. Most recently, I had a lovely and generous piece of halibut, perfectly prepared. He had mussels in a dijon mustard sauce. Nice wine selection, and very nice, attentive service. Lovely atmosphere, with a view of Pilgrim Tower.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 14, 2013

The setting for The Pointe is spectacular with views down into the village of Provincetown. We were warmly greeted by the managers of the restaurant, had a drink at the bar and then were seated on the porch. The crabcakes and the beet salad were quite good as well. I ordered the tuna which was fine and my partner ordered the filet mignon which was tough and grizzly. Service by the wait staff was very poor. I had to ask for a refill of water every time(5 times total) as the waiter never attended the table except to serve food. There were long lapses between courses (5-10 minutes) with no visit from the waiter. I even had to bus the table at the end of the meal, finding the two waiters chatting in an alcove of the restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on August 10, 2013

I've paid a lot more for food on this level. Overall I thought the food was very good, for the price it is excellent. The service and ambience made for a great romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2013

We were all completely satisfied with this Open Table choice. All four of us enjoyed out meals from the bread to the dessert. The service was just at the right times and we were impressed with the way the waiter showed us an i-pad picture of the special menu choices and the desserts. We can't wait to make another visit to The Pointe!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2013

We had no idea where to eat the first night of our weekend getaway. Found this restaurant in local magazine and also saw it was on Open Table with availability for the time we were looking for. Great ambiance! Food, drinks & service were all fantastic. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 8, 2013

From start to finish The Point was the highlight of several wonderful days in P Town. Welcoming, cozy, outstanding on every level. Great food, excellent service, wonderful wine list, and unequaled ambience. At the top of our list for restaurants to visit again.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 8, 2013

The Pointe aspires to be a fine dining establishment, and on our visit there were some praiseworthy elements, but other aspects fell short. The location, is excellent, and the view is lovely. The accoutrements of fine dining are all there. Attentive servers, linens, nice glass and silverware. In our party the clam chowder and arugula salads were excellent. Also the profiterole dessert which we split. The main courses really suffered by comparison. While gnocchi were near perfect, the lobster accompanying them was tough and dry. A short rib special had lovely truffled potatoes, but the meat was dry. Steak for steak frites was ordered medium rare and came out medium well. Sent back, it was "medium" on return. We gave up. But the frites-good!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2013

The Pointe has never let me down. Food is always excellent and service top notch. Have gone with my family of four (two teenagers) and have brought my mom for her birthday. Will always return to the Pointe when I'm in Provincetown!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 3, 2013

We ate here our first night in Provincetown and it happened to also be my birthday. It is relaxed atmosphere but The food was excellent from the starter to the dessert and coffee and our server was attentive and fun. We would definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2013

Reminded me of the 80"s "Gourmet menus". Portions size small but you'll savor every bite. I would definitely return. Just don't
bring guests with hearty appetites.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2013

After a couple of days in town, we were ready to leave the bright colors and flair behind and enjoy a peaceful, romantic dinner. The service was top notch and the lamb and sea scallops were excellent. Wines were perfectly matched to our meals. Would highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2013

Udon overcooked, mushy. Ugly plating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2013

The restaurant's atmosphere and food was excellent. Nonetheless, I found our waitress to be a bit standoffish. Considering the tourism industry blossoming in P'Town, she should have been able to be comfortable with various cultures and disabilities. She was nervous around us; we had another woman come who was down to earth and friendly serve us some, before the nervous Nellie came back with the check. Being our polite selves, we gave her 20% tip even though she did not deserve it. My advice - cultural training for staff members.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2013

We had a reservation for 7:45 pm for 4
We arrived on time to the minute
We were told it would be a 10 min wait
We were not seated at table until 8.30pm
45 min late......host at check in was
modestly sorry but did little to make
our wait more pleasant
Once we ordered food, it was a 45 minute
wait until food arrived.....with no
explanation of very very slow service
Meals were ok but nothing special
Waitress was less than friendly, hardly
apologetic, and disappeared before
check arrived
A very disappointing evening and
embarrassing with our guests
We have dined here before and it was
much better in all respects

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Cute restaurant, good food and a great staff. Best steak in town.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2013

Servers seemed a little disorganized and food took a long time to arrive.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2013

This neighborhood gem is sometimes overlooked when thinking about dining in Provincetown. I was happily reconnected with my outstanding dining experience at The Pointe. The seasoned staff greeted me once I walked in and I must say the bar area is more lively with that friendly gentleman behind the bar. The food was perfect and I must say the halibut was outstanding! There are so many places in town that serve lesser quality food at higher prices, The Pointe is right on the budget. I wasn't going to order a dessert but when the "virtual dessert tour" made it's way to our table I was pleasantly surprised how my mind changed so quickly. The Pointe is doing something special this year, go check it out!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 3, 2013

The enclosed porch dining with a view of the Pilgrim Monument gives the place a special feel. The wait staff is very eager to please and is friendly but professional. New to us was the use of an iPad to show the featured menu specials and the desserts. Since you can see a picture of the food offerings it makes ordering easy. Our entrees, some pastas, some beef and some fish were all excellent. It's nice that you can order a smaller portion of some of the entrees if you wish. The desserts were very good too.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2013

We went to Crown Point twice. The first time just us two and then with an older friend. The diningroom and the enclosed porch are lovely. I had halibut which was delicious, but I left wondering if it had been frozen at some point. The next time the special was short rib with a demi- glaze sauce. It was outstanding. The service couldn't have been any better. We had help from Jeff with parking because our friend was disabled, and our waiter was polite and efficient. They also have an early bird buy one get 1/2 off the second entree. One negative, Tthe bar area is very small and the live lobster tank in it was very disturbing to me.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2013

My partner and I dined there on July 2, 2013. The restaruant has nice decor and a view of the Pilgriim Monument. The servers were very attentive and knowledgable.

The appetizers we ordered were very good. However, the entrees not well prepared. The steak that I ordered Medium Rare came out almost well done. My partner ordered the special 16-hour braised shortrib that must have been braised way too long as it was very dry and over cooked. We mentioned these issues to the waiter but didn't have time to have the dishes replaced. He was apologetic, but only credited 50% of the cheaper meal, which was not a very generous gesture on the restaurant's behalf.

Perhaps it was an "off" night, but we expected better of a find dining establishment.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 30, 2013

Great food, great servers! We will return!!

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