My brother-in-law and wife live in Gloucester and last weekend my wife and I went to visit. They took us out to the Franklin, which they said they dine at pretty frequently. It was a Friday night and when walking in it seemed like restaurant of preference that evening in Gloucester. We were greeted by a young lady at the hostess stand and were seated right away even though we were a few minutes early. We were handed menus and were surprised by a sushi menu which was not mentioned by my brother-in-law, apparently a new option offered at the restaurant. I was quite happy because I am a big fan of sushi and love trying it from different locations. My wife and I split the "Chef's Choice" sushi roll along with the lobster dumplings for appetizers, both were amazing! The sushi may have been one of the best I have ever tried and the dumplings were so flavorful. My brother-in-law got a salad for his appetizer which I tried and that was also very tasty. For my entree I got the hanger steak and my wife ordered the cod, both of us were very pleased with our choices. The drinks were also very good as well. I ordered a "Black Jack" because I am a big whiskey guy and was shocked at how refreshing the beverage was. The service was great. Our server, named Joe, was very polite and funny making the experience that much better. One thing I know for sure is whenever I am going to be in the Gloucester area I know where I will be going for dinner!
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