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“Pretty Good Food; Pretty Slow Service”
Review of Latitude 43

Latitude 43
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Ranked #12 of 141 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Latitude 43 is a short 7 min walk from the commuter rail on Railroad Ave in downtown Gloucester. Walk east on Railroad Ave toward Pearl St. & turn right on School St, walk .2 miles & turn left at Middle St, walk 43 ft & turn right at Center St, walk 243 ft & right at Main St, walk 92 ft then turn left at Center St & turn left at Rogers St.
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256 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Food; Pretty Slow Service”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The location is okay; on the harbor-front; docks and boats, but no real scenic beauty, although better than just being downtown. Restaurant is minimalistic; a tad stodgy; cement floor; maybe a bit eclectic. There are outside tables; didn't see any heaters, but it was raining and maybe they were tucked away someplace. Our waiter was extremely pleasant, very well versed with the ingredients and most helpful with making sure my wife's dietary restrictions were accommodated. The restaurant wasn't busy the night we were there, but there didn't appear to be enough wait staff on duty. We waited almost twenty minutes after we were seated before we saw our waiter. Great guy, probably over-worked, but there's really not much of an excuse to wait so long for initial service and then drink refills. Grilled seafood was excellently cooked but way over-salted; too bad, because the plates were otherwise very well presented and tasty. Overall, an adequate place, but nothing stands out other than a very gracious but seemingly slow waiter (the fault here lies with the management and not the employee). Neutral recommendation.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank LochnessConnecticut
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Morton Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure about the other reviews about bad service but our service was great! There was a wait when we got there and the girl told us 20/25 for inside 40/45 for outside, we were hungry so we said inside- they called us in about 15 minutes and then we were given the option of in or out so we chose out since it was really nice out. Our waiter was very helpful and answered all out questions, food came out fast enough and it was delicious. My husband got the baked Haddock and I got shrimp tempura and we both really enjoyed our food. Their bread was delicious as well. I would definitely recommend the place and would go back.

Thank Claudia M
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Lucan, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Food is ok, lousy service”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice location, pretty on the inside with imaginative decor. I've eaten here many times. Nothing special: I had shrimp cocktail - VERY big shrimp - and veggie Caesar salad. My companions had a variety of fish and veggie dishes, no one raved, but no one complained, either. It was just a place to eat.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank ellengloucester
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Akron, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing views, great food, neat atmosphere.”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Have been here 2 years in a row while in Gloucester. Pricey, but delicious and a great atmosphere. Can be fancy or low key- whatever you are up for. Scallops, lobster roll, creme brûlée are to die for.

  • Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We go out to dinner in Gloucester once a week and Latitude was a frequent stop. The last couple of visits have been very disappointing. They have turned up the lights so that it's like eating in a diner. At first we were told that there was a problem they were trying to fix but when we returned three weeks later, it was still ridiculously bright in the dinning area. It's the food that really has gone downhill, however. The menu doesn't change often but we have a few things that we like to order. Usually, I love the mussels. This time they came in broth with burnt garlic and fennel. Our meals had similar issues, over cooked and tough. Sadly, we won't be rushing back again.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank jlmace
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