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All 127 Gloucester Restaurants

Duckworth's Bistrot

197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
978 282 4426
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Ranked #1 of 127 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We here on Cape Ann are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding restaurant available to us. The food is excellent and service fine too. In addition to the highest quality menus, they also serve 1/2 portions which make the meal affordable and a great value. Additionally, wine can be ordered the same way so you can sample the wine... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As a local, I dine here often. If you want fancy ambience, this is not for you. If you are a serious foodie, you will be in heaven. Service is great too. Parking is not always easy. Go for a seaside stroll after dinner for extra enjoyment.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small quaint setting in East Gloucester with a sumptuous seasonal menu and warm helpful service. You can get half-size portions - including wine when you want delectable flavor without the volume. Sea scallops, lobster risotto, duck leg confit, and eggplant tartine are just a few of the offerings. And the desserts are exceptional with our personal favorite topping the list... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I had high expectations for this place, as word of mouth had spread regarding the 'gourmet food'...We each had a fish stew - with shrimp and lobster....The fish and shellfish were all very over-cooked, and the broth was tasteless.... The service seemed slow, and our waitress asked us if we wanted more bread (which was very good),... More 

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Geneva, IL
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the better meals during our trip - we each had soup and they were superb. The place is intimate, quiet, our server was excellent, food was special. I had scallops on a duck confit. The scallops were perfect, the duck maybe a little less so but still tasty.

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Gainesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We've been visiting this area and have done the required whole-lobster-at-a-seafood-shack routine. Now we wanted something different. We came here on the suggestion of a B&B owner and had our best meal of our trip. We had superb, highly creative dishes made up of fresh ingredients, expertly combined to produce wonderful flavors. For a long time to come I'll remember... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Duckworth's Bistro in Gloucester MA is worth a journey. If you are visiting anywhere near the North Shore of Boston and want high end Boston quality dining, you don't have to go onto the city, come to Gloucester. An inventive menu, local, fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked and presented. The Ubiquitous Bistro Salad is the way to start, frisee with lardons,... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Whether a special occasion or visitors from out of town, this is the Gloucester Restaurant to visit. If you really need a certain time/date, call in advance. Because of the availability of 1/2 servings, I gave this a $$$ for Cost For Person.

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Boston
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I recently dined here on at an early seating on a Tuesday night. My wife had a roast pork loin with which she said was the best rossotto she ever tasted. I had a very nice and not overly spicey sea food stew - lobster, haddock, little necks, shrimp, and scallops in a tomato, spinach, carrot stew.... More 

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Konstancin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I like ordering the small sized versions of each dish so that I can try all the wonderful sauces that the chef uses.

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Additional Information about Duckworth's Bistrot

Address: 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Phone Number: 978 282 4426
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Bistro

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