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Duckworth's Bistrot

197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
978 282 4426
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Ranked #1 of 129 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
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English first
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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
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been wanting to dine here for years and finally was able to pull it off with two other couples. By staying at a nearby B&B and sharing a six person taxi, we were able to dine to our heart's content and imbibe what what we wanted. I had an amazing Asparagus Soup, Grilled Leg of Lamb and a... More

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had so looked forward to eating hear. I made reservations 5 months in advance just to be sure we'd get in. The food is wonderful and I love how you can get half size plates. I had the polanta and the lobster risotto, to die for. My husband enjoyed his steak. My one problem was that we stood at... More

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've dined here twice this summer, arranging reservations a month in advance since I know and love this restaurant. Both dining experiences were disappointing compared to past summers' visits. There seems to be a lack of customary hospitality this year. Last night the restaurant was hot which was due to broken air conditioning, a fact which was only explained to... More

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West Orange, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a little gem this place is. It was a delight to dine at a place where the wait staff is charming .informed ,and attentive. The menu changes with the availability of fresh local products. Each of the four of us were delighted with our choices and enjoyed our "long fork" sharing.. Save room for dessert. We had banana pie... More

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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Why is Duckworths so good? First it's in East Gloucester, 100 meters from Gloucester Harbor, arguably one of the most picturesque spots on the planet. Second its small and cozy. Third it has amazing cocktails like "Texas Skinny," which has a wonderful aromatic grapefruit flavor. Third they cater to vegetarians with two amazingly tasty options - an asparagus and beet... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unpretentious atmosphere but superb cooking. The lamb I ordered was incredibly tender and cooked just right. The deserts were excellent--good for sharing. A wonderful place to spend a foggy night on Cape Ann.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A must dine out experience. The restaurant is quiet and quaint. All dishes are prepared carefully and the food is amazing. It's obvious the owner/chef takes pride in this place.

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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177 reviews 177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We made reservations 2 weeks prior and were looking forward to our Saturday dinner. I was excited to get the risotto and hubby got the seafood stew. Risotto was piping hot but lacked seasoning (a little garlic would have made it perfect) and seafood stew was just average and for the price we paid to get the full size. We... More

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