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All 48 Rockport Restaurants

Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn

1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-9500
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Ranked #23 of 48 Restaurants in Rockport
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Peoria, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We loved the ambiance at the Emerson Inn in the small New England village of Rockport, MA. The food was delicious and the service very good. A little pricey but not for what we ordered. Not a family restaurant but nice for a couple's night out.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was here with family and my Aunt &Uncle from London were staying at the Inn. Lovely view looking out from the front porch where we had cocktails prior to dinner....the only way you can have alchohol in Rockport (though close to entering the 21st century) does not allow alcohol unless served with food...huh?!?! Considering that when I grew up on... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had such wonderful seafood in an historic setting. This was a hotel we would consider staying at, swim pool and views of the ocean.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was dining with a group of six adults on a warm summer night. We arrived at 7pm, and were immed. Seated out on the large screened porch overlooking the water. The view was both serene and lovely, setting a peaceful and relaxed mood for our meal. The seating was spacious (previous outdoor dining in other high end restaurants in... More

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Staff could not have been more gracious to our party celebrating a special dinner together and the view never disappoints from the veranda overlooking the rocky shores of Rockport. When the food compliments all that... you have hit pay dirt. Loved the bruschetta and shrimp and linguini, salmon, and chicken dishes.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Four of us dined at the Grand Cafe and enjoyed the experience very much. The food was wonderful and we were told the chef had come in May. Hopefully he/she will stay. We dined on the porch and felt the service was good. The food for all of us was presented very tastefully ..an opinion we all shared. The menu... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Finally, after several years, the Emerson has a new Chef whose food is quite good. Having frequented the restaurant many times, I only wish they could get their act together. With the exception of several seasoned wait staff personal, everyone else is sweet, but clueless. Having had a 7 PM reservation, we were not seated until 7:50. Had we not... More

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Additional Information about Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn

Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: (978) 546-9500
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Contemporary

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