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Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet 2017

The Provincetown Portuguese festival will be held Thursday June 22nd thru Sunday June 25th! This annual tradition is a great family friendly event! This festival has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people living and working on Cape Cod.

The Festival is four days of live music, dancing, parades, incredible food, games and more. With over 30 events and activities with many of them free, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Festival Weekend is capped off with The Blessing of The Fleet. After a procession through town, boats decked out in their finest parade past the Bishop and receive their Blessing for a safe & prosperous year

Thursday, June 22, 2017

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Seamen’s Bank Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa or “Share Our Table”. A showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants held under the Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. Music by the New Beach Band. Reservations are required.

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Dancing to the music of the New Beach Band under the Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. Tickets at the door are $5.

Friday, June 23, 2017

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Capt. Manny Phillips Fishing Derby for Kids at MacMillan Pier. A Free event!

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Portuguese Soup Tasting the Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. It features soup from fine restaurants in Provincetown, Truro & Wellfleet! Entertainment by the Dory Bar Blues Band at the Bas Relief. All you can eat for $7. Tickets at the door.

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Face Painting in Portuguese Square. A Free event!

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Portuguese Writers & Poets read at the Harbor Lounge. Harbor Lounge is located at 359 Commercial street across from the Public Library. A free event!

2:30pm – 4:00pm

The Great Lobster Crate Race for kids of all ages at MacMillan Pier. A free event!

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Music & Dancing on stage in Portuguese Square. A free event!

5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Lobster Pot restaurant & Cape Tip Seafood presents the Lobster Bake in Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square Fest on Twin Lobsters and more for $30 plus a cash bar for oysters, clams and shrimp. Beer & Wine available too. No Reservations required. Brought to you by The Lobster Pot and Cape Tip Seafoods.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Music for all ages with Rick Anthony on stage in Portuguese Square. A free event!

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Music for all ages with on stage in Portuguese Square. A free event!

9:00pm – 1:00am

Homecoming Get Together with the Old Jug Band at the Surf Club. A Free event!

 
Saturday, June 24, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm

Motta Family Kids Games & Cookout at Motta Field. A great place for the whole family to enjoy fun and food. A free event!

10:30am – 2:00pm

Live Entertainment and Portuguese Dancers in Portuguese Square. Free!

11:30am – 7:30pm

Lions Club Portuguese Food Court in Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. A feast of Portuguese food and more plus beer, wine and music. Food & Beverages are priced individually. No cover charge!

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Entertainment for kids of all ages by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. A favorite with the little ones! It’s on stage in Portuguese Square. A free event!

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Portuguese Festival Parade on Commercial Street. A highlight of the Festival with a fantastic group of Dancers, Musicians, Floats and more will start at the Harbor Hotel and travel through town to Franklin Street. Come early to get a good spot!

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Entertainment in Portuguese Square continues A Free event!

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Comedy by the Portuguese Kids in the Lions Club Portuguese Food Court under the Seamen’s Bank Tent at the Bas Relief near Portuguese Square. A free event!

7:30pm – 9:30pm

An early evening FADO concert at the Provincetown Town Hall. Courtesy of the Provincetown Banner, enjoy amazing performances of traditional Portuguese folk music! Contributions at the door are appreciated! Town Hall is a handicapped accessible building.

9:00pm – 12:30am

Cap off a great day with live SAMBA music under the stars! Join the fun and dance the night away in Portuguese Square. A free event!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

10:30am – 11:30am

Fishermen’s Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Provincetown. Celebrated by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha S.D.V

11:30am – 12:30pm

Portuguese Dancers perform authentic routines wearing fabulous costumes in Lopes Square while you wait for the Procession. A free event!

12:00pm – 1:00pm

After Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church a Procession leaves as a group for the short walk to MacMillan Pier for the 70th annual Blessing of the Fleet. They are bearing banners that honor the fishing fleet past & present.

12:00pm – 4:00pm

TASCA Portuguese Cafe on MacMillan Pier. Sample the taste of Portugal with a host of delicacies including a Beer & Wine cash bar!

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Follow up the Blessing with Portuguese Music and Dancers! They are performing out on MacMillan Pier. A free event!

1:00pm

70th Blessing Of The Fleet. Honoring a tradition in Provincetown, boats decked out in their finest parade before Bishop Edgar Da Cunha S.D.V. to receive their blessing. The fleet will be judged for their decorations too. A free event!

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Enjoy a Traditional Band Concert in front of Town Hall featuring St. Anthony’s Band from Cambridge, its a free event!

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Get Together and celebrate the last day of the Festival at the Surf Club at the foot of MacMillan Pier. Ed Sheridan and friends will be performing live. A free event!

Free Summer Concert Series Herring Cove Beach 2017 in Provincetown MA

“Sunset Concerts on the Beach” at Herring Cove in Provincetown are co-sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and Far Land on the Beach. These free concerts feature favorite Cape musiciansFree Summer Concert Series Herring Cove Beach 2017 in Provincetown MA
Wednesday, June 28 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Rip it Ups
Sunday, July 2 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Mark Van Bork

Wednesday, July 5 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Chandler Travis

Sunday, July 9 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Zoe Lewis

Wednesday, July 12 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: New Beach Band

Sunday, July 16 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Spampinato Brothers

Wednesday, July 19 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Cheryl Aruda

Sunday, July 23 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Sensible Shoes

Wednesday, July 26 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Groovalotos

Sunday, July 30 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Funktapus

Wednesday, August 2 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Sarah Swain

Sunday, August 6 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: New Beach Band

Wednesday, August 9 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Daggers
Sunday, August 13 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Chandler Travis

Wednesday, August 16 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Digney Fignus
Sunday, August 20 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Steve Morgan and the Kingfish

Wednesday, August 23 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Grab Brothers
Sunday, August 27 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Zoe Lewis

Wednesday, August 30 … Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: Johnny & the Washashores
Sunday, September 3 …   530pm Sunset Music Series at Herring Cove: The Rip it Ups

Free Summer Concert Series Herring Cove Beach 2016 in Provincetown MA

“Sunset Concerts on the Beach” at Herring Cove in Provincetown are co-sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and Far Land on the Beach. These free concerts feature favorite Cape musicians. Starting times vary: June/July concerts at 6:30PM; August concerts through 8/28 at 6:00PM; August 31 and September 4 concerts at 5:30PM. The concerts along with food, drinks, beer and wine, plus a campfire continue until sunset. The sunsets at Herring Cove are unparalleled since the sun actually seems to set into the ocean.Free Summer Concert Series  Herring Cove Beach 2016 in Provincetown MA

Wednesday evenings concerts will be held on Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown

Wednesday, July 6   6:30 PM    Steve Morgan & the Kingfish

Sunday, July 10 … The Groovalottos –

Wednesday, July 13 … Zoe Lewis & Her Rubber Band –

Sunday, July 17 … Grace Morrison Band –

Wednesday, July 20 … New Beach Band –

Sunday, July 24 … Cheryl “Dirty Blonde” Aruda – Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach

Wednesday, July 27 … Digney Fingus –
Sunday, July 31 … The Pollyannas –

Wednesday, August 3 … The Daggers –
Sunday, August 7 … Zoe Lewis & Her Rubber Band

Wednesday, August 10 … Chandler Travis –
Sunday, August 14 … VB & the Buzz –

Wednesday, August 17 … New Beach Band –
Sunday, August 21 … Johnny & the Washashores –

Wednesday, August 24 … Toast & Jam
Sunday, August 28 … Sensible Shoes –

Wednesday, August 31 … The Rip It Ups –
Sunday, September 4 … Chandler Travis –

Bring your own chairs to the free “Sunset Concerts on the Beach”.

The Dresser Play at Provincetown Theater

Provincetown Theater  will be performing   The Dresser   Opening Wed April 6 at 7:30, then running Thurs-Sat at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm through April 24th.

The Dresser Play at Provincetown Theater

The New York Times described Ronald Harwood’s “The Dresser” as being full of “perfectly observed, devilishly entertaining backstage lore”. “The Dresser” chronicles the end times of England’s once grand touring companies, revealing the shabby egos behind the glamour of the stage. The dedication of the company’s dresser holds the show together despite its senile leading actor (who struggles to bring King Lear to the stage). The show must go on….despite Hitler’s bombing of the English countryside! Anthony Jackman will direct.

 

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00

 

Provincetown Theater

238 Bradford St, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657

Provincetown New Year Eve Parties and Celebrations 2015-2016

This New Year’s Eve, there’s plenty going on  Cape Cod  and plenty going on in particular in Provincetown! Here’s a look ahead at what will be happening.New-Years

Wednesday – 12/30

Shipwreck Lounge, 5pm Brasskey Guesthouse 67 Bradford St. Ring in the New Year all weekend long with us. Enjoy cocktails along with the latest music videos by the fire in our cozy lounge.

Sage Lounge, 5pm, 336 Commercial St, Open for tantalizing cocktails.

Porchside Bar  5  PM  Gifford House Inn,  9  Carver Street   Order your favorite beverages, pool table, games, wood burning fireplace.

Wave Bar, 6pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

The Provincetown Theater Presents, The Great American Songbook Cabaret. Townie Night $15. 7:30 pm show

Tin Pan Alley, Jim Brosseau & Friends 8-11pm, No Cover

Vault, 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Bingo, 9:30pm, at the Little Bar, 4-6 Masonic Place

A-House, 10pm, 4-6 Masonic Place


Thursday – 12/31

The Little Bar, 12pm at the A-House, 4-6 Masonic Place

Shipwreck Lounge, 5pm Brasskey Guesthouse 67 Bradford St. Ring in the New Year all weekend long with us. Enjoy cocktails along with the latest music videos by the fire in our cozy lounge.

Tin Pan Alley, Ring in the New Year in style with Tin Pan Alley’s Supper club event, special 5 course prix fixe menu and live performance, two seating’s, Zoe Lewis at 7pm and Nancy Follender at 9:30pm.

Porchside Bar 9pm Gifford House Inn,   9 Carver Street   Order your favorite beverages, Pool Table, games, wood burning fireplace. New years Eve Free Novelties, Count Down, Balloon Drop at Midnight, Bar open until 2am

Club Purgatory 9pm, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street, The Best Dancing with our House DJ

Wave Bar, 9pm, No Cover, featuring Tom Yaz at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Resolution Dance Party @ Paramount, 9pm, featuring Chris Racine at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Vault, 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Sage Inn & Lounge336 Commercial St, Ring in the New Year with the sounds of DJ Betho from 9pm-Midnight.

Mac’s Fish House, Jam with the“Rip-It-Ups”, starting at around 9:30-10pm

Bobby Wetherbee, 10:00 PM, Central House Piano bar at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, 10pm Free Hats, Noise Makers, Free Champagne Toast at the A-House, 4-6 Masonic Place


Friday – 1/1

New Year’s Day Brunch, 11am at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

The Little Bar, 12pm at the A-House, 4-6 Masonic Place

Polar Bear Plunge, 2pm at the Harbor Lounge 359 Commercial St. 1st 50 register receive a free towel. Free Chill served after to warm you up!

Shipwreck Lounge, 5pm Brasskey Guesthouse 67 Bradford St. Ring in the New Year all weekend long with us. Enjoy cocktails along with the latest music videos by the fire in our cozy lounge.

Sage Lounge, 336 Commercial St, 5pm Open all weekend to Ring in the New Year.

Porchside Bar 5pm Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street, Order your favorite beverages, Pool Table, games, wood burning fireplace.

The Underground Bar, VB and The Buzz  7pm-9pm

Miss Richfield Show, “Fall on Your Knees”, 7pm and 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Tin Pan Alley, Chev Hardy & Jim Brosseau in the Lounge 8-11pm, no cover.

The Provincetown Theater Presents,  The Great American Songbook Cabaret. Cabaret, Comedy, Food and Drink, 6pm and Cabaret performance at 7:30pm $ 175 VIP tables; $ 125 audience

Wave Bar, 9pm, No Cover, featuring Tom Yaz at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Vault, 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Bobby Wetherbee, 9:30 PM, Central House Piano bar at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Club Purgatory 10pm, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street, The Best Dancing

Recovery, 10pm at the A-House, 4-6 Masonic Place


Saturday – 1/2

The Little Bar, 12pm at the A-House, 4-6 Masonic Place

PAAM,  Sip and Sketch 12noon to 5pm, FREE Admission and we’ll have hot cider, some sweet treats and materials for people to use to sketch in the galleries.

New Year’s Drag Bingo 2pm – 4pm, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. Come to this event dressed in your best holiday outfit.

Fireworks will commence, for the first time in over 15 yrs, in Ptown off Mac Millian Pier between 5pm – 6pm.

Shipwreck Lounge, 5pm Brasskey Guesthouse 67 Bradford St. Ring in the New Year all weekend long with us. Enjoy cocktails along with the latest music videos by the fire in our cozy lounge.

Sage Lounge, 5pm, 336 Commercial St, Open all weekend to Ring in the New Year.

Porchside Bar 5pm, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street, Come visit our warm lounge right after the fireworks.

Suede in concert, 9th annual New Year’s Weekend concert Pop/Jazz/ Blues 7pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

The Provincetown Theater Presents, The Great American Songbook Cabaret. Townie Night $30. 7:30 pm show

Tin Pan Alley, Jeff Lowe in the Lounge 8-11pm, no cover.

Wave Bar, 9pm, No Cover, featuring Chris Racine at the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Dina Martina “Slightly Belated Christmas Show”, 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Vault, 9pm, Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St.

Club Purgatory 10pm, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street, The Best Dancing

A-House, 10pm, 4-6 Masonic Place

 

 

If you’re planning to spend the night in Provincetown for the festivities, there are plenty of Provincetown Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and other cozy places to stay overnight.

 

Patriots vs Seahawks Superbowl Parties 2015 Cape Cod

The New England  Patriots have made  the superbowl!   If you don’t plan on hosting a Super Bowl party in your home , then you should check out some local sports bars . The 2015  Super Bowl is on Sunday l February  1st , here are some Cape Cod Sports Bars that are offering special parties or deals.

Seaside Pub on Main Street Hyannis MA 

Join us for the big game as we have tons of prizes and giveaway’s including a 32″ flatscreen tv, Patriot’s Bud light Neon, Patriot’s pint glasses, rolling tailgate coolers and so much more.

Lobster Trap Bourne MA

Sunday February 1st, we will be shutting down the restaurant and swing in to football mode!

$20 gets you access to the all you can eat buffet We are raffling off a 60″ Samsung LED TV, tickets are $10 each, or 6 for $50

You can sign up on our guest list the day of the big game


Underground Bar Ptown
 Provincetown MA

Superbowl Sunday = townie appreciation day!

°Free food! Wings, nachos, potato skins, bar swag!

°Felebratory champagne toast!

°$2 bud light draft, $3 pbr, $3 miller highlife

 

Red Face Jacks West Yarmouth 

A truly great sports bar must be awash in TV’s, offer an inordinate selection of beers and excel at frying chicken in some form or other.  It is  the perfect place to watch the superbowl!!  It’s also got to make watching sports central to the experience, not only by having the big game on, but having the audio to make you feel like you are there!!

Parrot Bar & Grille Cataument

Go Pats!!!!!!! Come on down and watch the Patriots play the Ravens…. As always free apps at half time

 

Giardino’s Family Restaurant and Sports Bar West yarmouth 

Go Patriots!!!!!!!!! Super Bowl Sunday…..Prime Rib $10.99 while it lasts. Many other great specials. Antipasto & Cheese Pizza $10.99… Free appetizers during 1/2 time….Go Patriots!!!!

 

Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree 2014 in Provincetown MA

The Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree will be held on Saturday evening November 29th   at 5:30pm at Lopes Square in Provincetown MA 
 

Made from 100+ lobster pots stacked over 2 stories high and decorated with ribbons, garland and thousands of festive lights, artist Julian Popko’s lobster pot Christmas tree will put you in the Holiday mood for sure!
We will raise the giant buoy tree topper around 5:30pm, and offer free hot cocoa & cookies, so bring your friends & family! Please join us for singing and LOTS OF CHEER!

The Lobster Pot Christmas Tree is an Annual Holiday Tradition in Provincetown, MA. Local lobstermen share over 100 lobster traps for the 2 story, family built and lovingly decorated “Tree”. It was started by Julian Popko in 2004 and is proud to celebrate its 10th year in the heart of Provincetown. Thank you to everyone who has made this a festive and welcome addition to our winter by the sea!

 

Christmas Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument 2014 in Provincetown MA

The Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument for the Christmas holidays will be held on Wednesday evening November 26th from 5-7pm at High Pole Hill in Provincetown MA on Cape Cod. The Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, which celebrates the Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World in Provincetown on November 11, 1620, is one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful traditions and one that is supported by PMPM’s members and friends.

This year’s honorees will be King Hiram’s Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Provincetown who will be recognized as we  “throw the switch.”

 

Hundreds of people come to this iconic event each year to witness the Monument festooned with more than 3,100 “landing lights” which shine nightly through January 5, 2015.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided by the Provincetown Business Guild and entertainment by John Thomas will be offered.

For a small donation, you can help support the traditional lighting of the Pilgrim Monument. The official Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 26, 2014 from 5-7pm at the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum(PMPM).

 

 

Day 310 Cape Cod Spring Food Boutique in Provincetown MA

The Cape Cod Spring Food Boutique will be held on Sunday May 18th Noon to 5pm at Sage Inn & Lounge in Provicetown MA

Food lovers will be able to sample and purchase a hand selected group of New England’s best gourmet, small batch food products to help make the meal of their dreams or for more inspired drinking and snacking. Fifteen vendors will showcase inventive sauces, dressings, glazes, condiments and preserves and more. In addition, Sage Head Chef Lucio Garnica and his team will be showcasing Sage’s new Spring/Summer menu, featuring small plates and creative cocktails.

Sage Inn &Lounge    336 Commercial Street    Provincetown MA   02657

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Restaurants open Cape Cod 2013

Here are some of the restaurants and hotels that will be opened for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 28th 2013   on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod  dinner train Thanksgiving Dinner  Hyannis MA

Departing 1:00 from Hyannis

Looking to try something new this Thanksgiving? Make new memories on the Cape Cod Central Railroad.Enjoy a leisurely five course gourmet meal, beautiful scenery, climate-controlled dining cars and a trip over the Cape Cod Canal Railroad bridge.You can choose from a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, Adults:    $75   Children (under 12):      $30 Fare includes five course gourmet meal and three hour train ride. or several other gourmet entrées.  Let us serve you this year!

 

Old Yarmouth Inn Yamouth Port MA

We are now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Thursday November 28th  for parties of 10 or less.
Seating is from 11:30 7:00
Reservations are required. 

First Course

Butternut Bisque or New England Clam Chowder or Garden Salad or Caesar Salad

Order Soup & Salad for an additional 4.95

 

Hearth n’ Kettle, S. Yarmouth, Hyannis, & Orleans, MA

Complete Dinners!

Each Dinner comes with Corn Chowder OR Garden Salad,

Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Peas & Onions and Fresh Baked Bread.

PLUS Choice of Dessert: Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp or Indian Pudding.

TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE, CALL Ahead

ROAST TURKEY DINNER

Roasted turkey with our very own cranberry sage dressing, fresh-made turkey gravy

and cranberry sauce. Seconds are on us, and you’ll be sent home

with a Turkey Sandwich on fresh baked bread!!

Reservations Suggested

 

Daniel Webster Inn  Sandwich Village Cape Cod

Traditional thanksgiving dinner  Seating from 11:30am until 7:00pm  by reservation  $39.95 Children under four, $6.00  Children under twelve, $16.95

 

Jail House Tavern  Orleans MA

Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner!  Reservations only from 1  p.m. to 4 p.m Thanksgiving Day Dinner Menu includes roasted turkey, prime rib and baked chatham cod

 

Casino Wharf FX Falmouth

Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 28th

Chatham Bars Inn Thanksgiving Dinner

Grand Buffet

Chatham Bars Inn’s Thanksgiving Grand Buffet has become as much of a tradition as serving gravy with turkey. Avoid all of the fuss and leave the cooking and cleaning to us this Thanksgiving. Reservations required, this event does sell out. Please call 508.945.0096 to make reservations.

Thanksgiving at the Sacred Cod

Whether you are looking for a traditional turkey dinner or something a little different, the Sacred Cod will be offering a three course pre fixe menu from 1-9pm. Reservations suggested.

Turkeys To Go

Turkeys to Go offers Thanksgiving dinner hot and ready to eat, and the only work you have to do is drive over to our curbside pickup. Enjoy a whole roasted tom turkey with house-made cranberry sauce, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, bourbon and vanilla glazed sweet potatoes, brown buttered green beans, Chatham Bars Inn clam chowder and fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Reservations required, please call 508.945.0096 to make reservations.

The Pointe Restaurant Provincetown

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Pointe Restaurant in Provicentown MA from Traditional Roasted Herbed Turkey dinner to  Filet of Sole to Filet Mignon . $49.95 per person (excludes beverage, tax and gratuity)