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Duckworth's Bistrot

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American, Bistro
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197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
978 282 4426
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, ditto the service concerns

Duckworth Bistrot is one of those amazing gourmet restaurants that you want to love. There are really artful dishes coming out of their small kitchen. We had an 8:30 reservation and wee seated on time, but it seemed to take a while until we were greeted and offered something to drink. After... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Duckworth Bistrot is one of those amazing gourmet restaurants that you want to love. There are really artful dishes coming out of their small kitchen. We had an 8:30 reservation and wee seated on time, but it seemed to take a while until we were greeted and offered something to drink. After ordering, the starters came out fairly quickly, but... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit here and we were not disappointed this time either. I must implore you travelers, if you want an excellent dining experience then Duckworth's is the place for you but you need to plan ahead and make reservations well in advance. The space is small but intimate and that is the charm of this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Duckworth's has what all restaurants should want. Amazing food, quality service, and OUTSTANDING value. We went for a late seating (8:45pm) dinner on a Saturday night. The place was hopping. (I estimate there are 20 tables total - plus a small bar that seats 8. But still it was quite loud - my only real negative about the place.) The... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a remarkable restaurant, thanks to a very talented and gifted chef and staff. The food that comes out of the kitchen is like no other. They have been using the best quality foods for their preparations for years. They deserve all the credit possible. We travel over 1 hour to dine at Duckworth Bistro. It is a treasure... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Just home to CO after a two week swing through coastal MA and ME. Many good meals and this easily was number 1 of the whole trip. We loved this place because it was all about the food. It is not what I expected from some of the reviews. It was anything but pretentious. One good sized 'front room' in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

celebrated a wedding anniversary at duckworth's bistro. it beckoned with its mood lighting around the windows, its proximity to the harbor, its intimate seating. the menu is limited to dishes that are cooked to perfection lovingly by the chef - our two meals (seafood stew and broiled salmon) were beautifully presented as were all of the dishes we watched leave... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Duckworth is on my short list for one of the best meals I have ever had. We've been coming here for years and have always been delighted. It's rare to find a place that is this good without any pretense at all. Be warned; the secret is out. Make a reservation at least a month in advance or be very... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were doing a small road trip from Boston to Gloucester on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel in Boston. He also recommended this restaurant which we took him up on. We were there for a fairly early dinner (5:30) and had outstanding food. It's a scratch kitchenand the food was very flavourful. The portions were generous and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were here two years ago and the food and service were superb then, and they still are. Also the prices are very reasonable considering the very high quality of the food. Also, this place is not snobby. Really, a wonderful, wonderful experience. This may be the best restaurant in the whole state of Massachusetts, not just Gloucester.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant is small. Make a reservation weeks in advance. You can order half or full portion. This restaurant is our birthday,anniversary,restaurant. The wait staff are very friendly. The owners the chief and wife the pastry chief are on the premise. She also bartends. You won't be sorry!

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978 282 4426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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

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