Nouveau Mexican may be a more apt description for the food at Lorraines. The chef combines long-held family recipes with available fresh Cape Cod ... More
Nouveau Mexican may be a more apt description for the food at Lorraines. The chef combines long-held family recipes with available fresh Cape Cod seafood, and the resulting dishes are new and delicious. Now located in the old Flagship building in the quieter East End of Provincetown, Lorraine's now has gorgeous harbor views plus room for a bar, a welcome addition to all tequila fans in the area since the bar stocks over 50 varieties. A regular menu is available in addition to daily specials.
I went to Lorraine's and i must say the host was friendly and the food was great. A new menu for the summer. Lorraine is on hands and i went 4 nights in a row the food every night was great. Friendly, fun and i love the music.
Good food, a wonderful view...The best time to go is when the owner is there, she is a fantastic cook! I personally liked this place when it was a tiny restaurant down the alleyway in the middle of town...I wasn't thrilled with the service or food the last time we went to it when it was on the east end of town...Lorraine must not have been there because the burritos we ordered had almost no guacamole in them, where not very good, and cost us way more then they should have...Maybe her new restaurant is better...She used to make me the most wonderful red snapper tacos when she had her take out restaurant in the old Whaler's Wharf....and was always accomadating to her diners needs in the old resturant. If you were vegetarian, she would go out of her way to make something special for you...If I go back to Provincetown I would surely go try her new restaurant.
We dine out every nite...and this was one of the worst experiences I have ever had...and we really wanted it to be good. We aren't difficult customers, have been told we are pleasant and easy to deal with. I understand a lot of what goes on in a restuarant and can be forgiving...and customer service and service recovery go a long way on any crazy evening. However, this was bad from start to finish. The hostes was short with us when we showed up on time for our reservation. I had given a range of times when called and made it clear we would be happy to arrive later if it worked better for her...she took us at a time (and it was her on the phone) when the restuarant was too busy. So we decided to wait at the bar, it took the bartender 17 minutes to get us a drink (there were only 7 people at the bar including us)...we felt he had a bad attitude...didn't greet us when we approached...no eye contact, nothing. And a bad margarita to boot which we didn't drink. Once we sat, it took a long time to place an order. Since the margarita was bad...we ordered a beer. The hostess poured water into the beer glass, knew she did it and didn't bring a fresh beer. No one checked in on how things were going...or sent a free drink. The food was okay, but it arrived cold. I can't tell you if it would have been better warm. The table next to us got cold food too...and slow service. So it wasn't just us. We were all laughing about it really. They were clearly having an off night or they wouldn't still be open, but it was unbelievable. I will never go back or recommend this place.
Not your typical Mexican restaurant which is very refreshing. I've been going back to this place after it's moved up and down Commercial Street. Can't say enough of the tequila selection! This is a must if you enjoy a spicier flare on some pretty gourmet items!!
Lorraine's has been one of those Ptown restaurants that has alluded us for the past few seasons. It's situated right in the middle of our walk to and from town and the West End. It seemed like the place to try this year.
Our reservations were for 10. Good crowd. But unfortunately it was too much to handle for the incompetent waiter and staff.
It took at least 25 minutes for the waiter to finally acknowledge us and take our drink order. Another long wait after getting our drinks to get our dinner order in. When dinner finally arrived, the waiter was assisted by a couple other helpers which created more confusion with all our orders. To top it off, our waiter dripped sauce from my partner's dinner on his white shirt. NO APOLOGIES! But he acknowledged the incident only by directing one of his helpers to give him a glass of seltzer water and a napkin.
In the end, we all finally had our worst dinner experience in Provincetown.
Whenever we walk by Lorraine's and see a couple checking out their menu posted next to their doorway, we happily warn them not to eat there.
The owner is waiting tables while under influence of alcohol. She also bartends and makes louzy cheap drinks but charges plenty $$$. Being a bit over the limit she gets mouthy and mean. Poor staff having to put up with her !!!
We don't have to go back anymore but the staff maybe does.
NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED
Do you think you know Mexican food? Not! At Lorraine's, a combination of freshness, gourmet, and chile, come together unlike anywhere else. Forget the stereotypical burritos and tacos joint you know all too well. Lorraine has brought together unreal Mexican seafood dishes with an incredible family history of cooking. Don't pass on the very high quality Tequilas that she has either. I still can't find anything close to this food out here on the West Coast!
Even on a weekday night in May Lorraine's draws what appears to be a largely local crowd. We began with grilled oysters, one of the best preparation's we've ever had. Then came our favorite old-fashined duck (always enough for a great lunch next day) and amazing coconut cream pie. However we didn't try any of the dozens of tequilas that atre their specialty!