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Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn

1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-9500
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Ranked #24 of 49 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 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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9 reviews 9 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
Senior Contributor
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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Edgecomb, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I are -- we'll admit it '' foodies." And we were won over. I had two kinds of duck; my husband had the file. Both were excellent, service was efficient and kind, and all was served on a screened in porch overlooking a long lawn and the ocean. (Did I mention the incredible wine list and the... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Grand Cafe is in a lovely setting on the first floor of the Emerson Inn. There is a fantastic view of the water and on the night we dined there was a piano player outside the dining room. However the ambiance and view are not enough to make up for poor service. My party lingered in the lobby at... More

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ROCKPORT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We live in Rockport and chose to dine twice recently at the Emerson for special occasions. We have many excellent options here and we won, big, with this choice. The service was gracious and unhurried, beginning to end; the wild salmon was some of the best we've ever had on the East coast; and we watched the light change in... More

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner. Please join us again. More

Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In general, Rockport is a great place for lunch or casual fare. The Grand Cafe offered a nice setting for couples looking for a quiet meal together. The food (we had striped bass and sea scallops) was terrific and the view was lovely.

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Thank you for your review. I’m happy you enjoyed your romantic evening at The Grand Cafe. Please visit again More

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