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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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Geneva, IL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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Sarasota, Florida
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484 reviews 484 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There was a bit of a mess up on our reservation, but the staff sorted it out without much fuss. The cocktail special was awful and I sent it back (spicy pickle martini or some derivative thereof)... other than that the service was pretty good and the food was extremely well presented and very tasty. We would have come back,... More

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southeast Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Duckworth Bistrot is a superior restaurant in Gloucester, presenting dishes crafted with skill and imagination. I have a pet peeve - restaurants which serve individual courses piled high with enough food to feed a family of four. So I restrict my dining out meals to a single course (usually the entree), perhaps with an appetizer shared with others. But Duckworth... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were forced into an early reservation due to our plans to see a performance in Rockport. It was delightful, however, to be seated at the big front windows and to look over the street scene as we made our leisurely way through a very tasty meal! Our server was top-notch, explained the large and small plate approach gracefully (and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Fine food, exceptionally prepared, accompanied by an affordable and great wine list. We do not get here often enough! This is one of the best places in the Boston area, including those in Boston and Cambridge. His choice to offer many courses in 1/2 portions enables one to sample the terrific options offered. Go, eat, drink and love it!

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