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Duckworth's Bistrot


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cold As A Cucumber Soup
with crabmeat, and roasted red pepper
Salade Nicoise
tuna seared rare then chilled; with haricot vert, boiled potatoes, cherry tomatoes, frisee, hard cooked egg, olives; basil vinaigrette
Seared Sea Scallops
with duck confit hash
Sauteed Shrimp
with asparagus, leek and prosciutto salad; buttermilk vinaigrette
Creamy Mushroom Soup
with sauteed wild mushrooms
Asparagus Soup
with herb creme fraiche and croutons
Ubiquitous Bistrot Salad
frisee with farm fresh poached egg; all natural bacon, whole grain mustard vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato And Cucumber Salad
with red onion, herbs and feta
Local Mixed Green Salad
with grilled apricots, avocado, cucumbers, radishes, pistachios and cilantro vinaigrette
Fava Bean And Local Baby Beet Salad
with orange segments, local baby arugula, shallots and olive oil
Classic Caesar Salad
with romaine parmesan croutons
Seared Salmon
with spring pea risotto, roasted carrots, and carrot sauce
Pan Fried Trout
with grilled asparagus, fingerling potatoes and almond brown butter
Grilled Quail
with baby artichoke, fiddleheads, charred red onion and olive relish
Grilled Pork Loin
with braised fennel, roasted red potatoes and fennel sauce
Eggplant Tartine
fried eggplant layered with roasted tomatoes, oregano, basil and parmesan on a grilled baguette; local arugula and roasted garlic
Crispy Polenta
with grilled portabella, spinach, and mushroom sauce
Local Zucchini And Squash Fritters
with fennel sauce and cherry tomatoes
Oysters Of The Day
six raw on the half shell with two sauces: traditional mignonette, and a bloody mary sauce
Seared Sea Scallops
with honey braised turnips, local beet greens and grapefruit; honey grapefruit beurre blanc
Seafood Stew
shrimp, scallops, clams, fish and lobster and vegetables in a rich seafood broth; croutons with rouille
Lobster And Vegetable Risotto
with sauteed greens
Pan Roasted Atlantic Line Caught Cod
with english pea risotto, local arugula, sauteed mushrooms; pea sauce
Pan Roasted Atlantic Monkfish
with asparagus, spinach, yukon gold potatoes, fava beans, garlic scapes; lemon dill beurre blanc
Grilled Eggplant Roulade Stuffed With Shrimp, Scallops And Monkfish
with local chard and seafood sauce
Grilled Bell & Evans Chicken Breast
with broccoli rabe, mashed potatoes, braised shallots; red wine sauce
Duck Leg Confit
with mashed potato, local kohlrabi, sauteed greens and cognac demi glace
Seared All Natural Duck Breast
with sauteed apples, fennel; sweet and sour cider sauce
Whole Grilled Vermont Cavendish Quail
with local broccoli florets, sauteed sweet potatoand oregano goat cheese mousse
Grilled All Natural Niman Ranch New York Strip
with sauteed potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and bordelaise
Grilled All Natural Pork Loin Au Poivre
with local chard, yukon gold potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, mushroom demi-glace
Grilled Lamb Loin
with cold salad of chickpeas, cucumber, peas, oranges, olives and mint; cucumber yogurt sauce
All Our Desserts Are Made By Nicole Duckworth. If You Have An Event Coming Up, With A Little Notice We Are Able To Offer Full Cakes To Go.
Very Chocolate Cake
rich chocolate cake layered with milk chocolate filling and finished with semisweet chocolate ganache
Creme Caramel
creamy vanilla bean custard in a pool of caramel
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie
in a toasted pecan crust with raspberry sauce
pastry puffs filled with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce8
Banana Layer Cake
with whipped cream cheese frosting and sauteed bananas
Sweet Treat Of The Day
maybe something with great local berries or a fun frozen dessert; ask your server what nicole created for today
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are lucky to live locally and get to enjoy Duckworth's again and again. Every visit is always a wonderful experience and dining perfection. The staff is impossibly kind, thoughtful and professional. We are very lucky neighbors, indeed!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank haggistravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef was previously employed at Maison Robert in Boston - he has a classic French style to many of the dishes. Our favorite is the mushroom soup.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An intimate small space with a lively vibe. Low noise level. Excellent cocktails. Limited but good wine selections. Excellent service. Wonderful seasonal and year round menu from fresh Wellfleet oysters to delicious coq au vin and duck confit. Equally delicious desserts. Limited parking. Hard to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a casual and unpretentious restaurant. The setting is nice, the service is quite good, and the food is outstanding. Excellent choices are available for most tastes: Fine meat, fish, shellfish and vegetarian options are on the menu.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Duckworth’s has an ever changing menu to reflect what is fresh and what is the whim of the chef...always a good idea to follow! We have always loved every meal there. I appreciate the half portions, because they allow us to have a tasting menu,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank everetterica123
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The best food and service within 25 miles! Ken is a tremendously talented chef and the service is unparalleled. Personal and intuitive.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank andreerobert1
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Small, cozy and elegant with attentive, warm, personable service from owners and staff. The ambiance is “casual elegance.” It’s hard for me to stray from the sea scallops as my preferred entree, just as it’s hard for my wife to stray from the lobster risotto....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed January 15, 2019

It's a small place, parking's a bit of a walk, and it's very popular with locals. Reservations are highly recommended, especially in summer. Once you're in, though, you have left the world behind. Relax in the nicely subdued vibe of this bit of heaven that...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We had excellent food and service just before a concert in Rockport. Our server was attentive and made sure we stayed on our schedule. Each of us was satisfied with our soup, salad and main course.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sallyMelroseMa
Reviewed December 19, 2018

The restaurant is inviting, the waitstaff excellent and the food choices tempting and delicious. It is a favorite for us and to take our company to. We have sat at a table and at the bar, both great experiences. I would suggest a reservation since...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnnisquamH
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Sorry, unless things have changed, it's dinner only. And worth it! Jay
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