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Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn

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1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
19785469500
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8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our Hoistoric Hotel is proud to feature The Grand Cafe, one of the finest...
Our Hoistoric Hotel is proud to feature The Grand Cafe, one of the finest Rockport, MA restaurants. Starting with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean - just 50 yards from the dining room - and ending with delectable desserts, everything in-between is what fine dining should be. Our chef serves up fine New England fare using the freshest local ingredients and appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts from his own original recipes, resulting in our classic and creative cuisine.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner at the Inn

Went to dinner at the Grand Café last Thursday night. The restaurant had been closed for a few months so we were glad to have it open again (we live on the street and can walk). It wasn't crowded so we got to sit on the screened deck , which is really nice on a summer night. Our waitress was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
amt1028
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Rockport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of our local friends recommended the Emerson Inn for dinner on a Saturday evening in August. The inn has a great view, very interesting and inviting decor, the dining room is very old stye but attractive and the outdoor porch seating is very pleasant. Check out the web site for pictures and description. We were seated at 6:05PM for... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to dinner at the Grand Café last Thursday night. The restaurant had been closed for a few months so we were glad to have it open again (we live on the street and can walk). It wasn't crowded so we got to sit on the screened deck , which is really nice on a summer night. Our waitress was... More 

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Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The elegant dining room and well prepared food provide a lovely experience for couples and groups. We enjoyed meeting visitors from other countries there.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Despite being nearly neighbors of this establishment, we had not dined here before. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the swordfish with the mango relish atop of a pretty good risotto. The swordfish was perfectly cooked, and I was given a good portion. WE had some salads which were very good- a Caeser and a garden. Other members of the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

With a group of four for dinner, we each had a wonderful dining experience. The new chef had a great menu for us. We highly recommend this! Plus, the staff was attentive and engaging. Don't worry, if you want to be left alone they seemed capable of that as well, with others. It was just a night where the interaction... More 

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

excellent dinner and great wine list. Very good service and comfy restaurant. I had the salmon main course, which was delicious!

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family and I went here for dinner for a Birthday celebration. My sister and I wanted to order from a kid's menu, but we were told they don't have the usual kid's menu now. There were only two things they could make - Gnocchi (for kids?) and Grilled Cheese. We ordered grilled cheese, which came with the cheese totally... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Had their special dinner package . Started with the cesar salad which was good followed by the pork tenderloin which was excellent. The dessert was suppose to be apple crisp but they ran out of ice cream. What they brought out was half baked apple slices with oats sprinkled on top. It was not very good. They did let me... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking for a better-than-average meal and we definitely found it at the Grand Cafe. Old world style, excellent meal. I had halibut perfectly prepared my husband has lobster. Very good risotto was served with each, As an added bonus there was a very good band playing in the bar. Dinner was pricey, but well worth it.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food quality was outstanding and superb service - a delight! Staff were great and very helpful and the Chef's imagination deserves special mention.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 19785469500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Our Hoistoric Hotel is proud to feature The Grand Cafe, one of the finest Rockport, MA restaurants. Starting with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean - just 50 yards from the dining room - and ending with delectable desserts, everything in-between is what fine dining should be. Our chef serves up fine New England fare using the freshest local ingredients and appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts from his own original recipes, resulting in our classic and creative cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?