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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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422 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a very old inn on the water -- points for atmosphere. The Sunday brunch was somewhat mundane. A few standards but nothing exciting and not much variety. Reasonably priced. Was good for our crowd of 12.

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Thank Spoonball
emersoninnkeeper, Manager at Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for breakfast. What you experienced was our daily hot breakfast buffet, which includes; an egg dish, bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes, pancakes or French toast, as well as other traditional continental items. We offer this breakfast to the public and it is complimentary for our in house guests. In years past, we did offer an... More 

Plainville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

From the moment we walked in we remembered the romantic ambiance of the Grand Cafe. We were there celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful , cool September night, and we enjoyed the tranquility of the screened in porch, overlooking the water. The food was outstanding, from appetizers to the main course, all the way to our desert.Our... More 

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Thank Rockport E
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Since my husband and I had seafood most of the time, we decided to order beef. My husband had the filet mignon and I had the special rib-eye. Both were tender and juicy. There was so much flavor to this meal that we were impressed.

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Thank 60DianneC
emersoninnkeeper, General Manager at Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thanks You! Please come again soon!!! More 

Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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1 Thank jax14fun
Rockport, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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1 Thank amt1028
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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1 Thank DorothyArm
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank oceanrower2014
Concord, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Jeff603
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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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Thank EM71
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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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, Business meetings, 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?