Our Story

For us, Strangers & Saints was more than a next chapter. Yes, it was our first venture as restaurant owners, but looking back 7 years who would have imagined what it would become. Born out of our love and thirst of the coastal Mediterranean vibe, flavor and soul, along with a passion for throwing a party, the idea for Strangers and Saints bloomed over a well-poured bottle of wine. Why not design an experience where the ingredients of food and drink are king, and hospitality is its queen? We thought it had to be a place where the community comes to gather, experiences new flavors and laps up the perfect libation, all while kicking off a flip flop and taking in the sea air. And then there came 404 Commercial Street—a once sea captains house we have walked and biked by for years.  It became the canvas. Under the magical eye of tastemaker extraordinaire Ken Fulk and builder Maureen Wilson, the once Captain Cook house has been re-imagined into Strangers—what started as a dream over of a Sonoma red now stands tall in the East End.  Here we are. Thanks for joining us on this amazing ride.

Fred & Steven

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About Our Name

On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England headed for America. The voyage across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days and on November 9, 1620, Cape Cod was sighted. Provincetown Harbor was the initial anchoring place of the Mayflower and on November 11, 1620, the passengers signed the Mayflower Compact.

There were 102 passengers on the Mayflower. Only 41 of them were Separatists. The passengers were split into two groups–the Separatists (Pilgrims) and the rest of the passengers, who were called “strangers” by the Pilgrims.

The “Strangers” were not unified by religion, they were not close family units, and they were described as ‘common people’. The “Strangers” were tradesmen, craftsmen, skilled workers, laborers and Indentured servants and several young orphans. The “Saints” were a less than tolerant community because they did not welcome other groups or different points of view. There were major differences between the two groups of “Saints” and “Strangers” in terms of levels of education, religion, social structure, political views, aspirations and beliefs.