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1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Gloucester, MA

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

4.4
4.4
1012 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Voted Best of North Shore Magazine Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best Waterview Dining" and Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best AlFresco Dining".

Delicious cuisine with ocean views. Located on the second-floor, our restaurant and bar offers an oceanfront dining deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team. The tasteful décor, seaside vistas and comfortable atmosphere provide a dining experience unlike any other in the area. Relax and unwind in cozy elegance at the oceanfront bar, by the fireplace or out by the firepit on the deck, or dine on our fresh catch at our new oyster bar. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am All Day Menu Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (978) 491-5090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon McKechnie

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring oceanfront views, our Champlain Private Dining room is ideal for small parties, business meetings and other special occasions. Please reach us at 1606@beauporthotel.com or 978-491-5090.

  • Private party contact

    Paul Garutto: (978) 491-5090

  • Neighborhood

    Gloucester

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Valet and self-parking options available

  • Public transit

    Gloucester MBTA stop near railroad ave, less than a mile away from the restaurant

  • Entertainment

    Live music in our 1606 Bar every Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9PM during off-season months

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NH

    NHKLa

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Second visit, not going back. Sent back raw bar special of the day; it had aged too much and smelled of amonia. Noted in the reservation and reminded folks at the host stand that we were celebrating a big birthday for my husband, not a word was said. 1st course my dish came out 10 minutes after my husband's. The sorbet was crunchy, more like a granita, and my after dinner cordial was served in a chipped glass. My husband's scallops were good.
  2. SC

    SamC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful service. Delicious, attractive plates (scallops, seared halibut) served. Elegant strawberry short cake. We sat outdoors with a grand view of the harbor and schooners in the difference.
  3. KK

    KimmyK

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to have breakfast at 1606. It was a weekday and very quiet. We ordered the croissant breakfast sandwich and eggs Benedict. Both were very good. Our server was very attentive and coffee was refilled several times. We liked being able to see the ocean as we dined. Prices were reasonable.
  4. EN

    jENNIFERK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Beauport experience. Free valet spectacular views delicious cuisine attentive service. Always a win win!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Birthday dinner!
  6. s

    susand

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service & attention by our waiter was top notch. He made our festive evening even more enjoyable!!!
  7. DR

    DeborahR

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Atlanta. Great place by the sea. Food was phenomenal and the staff was very attentive.
  8. ME

    MaryEllenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and sat at a table right in front of the window, with a magnificent view of the harbor
  9. PT

    PaulT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Server, Chelsea, was great and very attentive. John the manager was friendly and made us feel at home.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience. Beautiful ambiance. Kyle was our waiter and he was awesome. The front desk and valet staff were great as well. The food and wines were great too. Highly recommend!
  11. B

    Buttons209

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and manager were very attentive to my friends Gluten allergy.
  12. TC

    TheresaC

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Caesar salad, lobster bisque is best I’ve ever had. Fish was good and great service! The view is amazing which makes it one of my favorites.
  13. EB

    EllenB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a great view! Ate lunch on the deck. Hard to complain about anything when the weather is great and view is beautiful. But food really was good.
  14. RJ

    RalphJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Duck meal i've ever had... great value and special place.
  15. P

    Patricia

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    9/11/2022 Anniversary The only problem that I had was the bar did not serve Appletinis! Very surprised at that!
  16. KN

    KarinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, Comfortable atmosphere and fantastic service. The views didn't hurt!
  17. MK

    MichaelK

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    All in all good. Bit noisy in dining room to carry on a conversation. All food over salted but otherwise nicely spiced and nuanced. With less salt the other flavors would be able to come through. Staff friendly but inexperienced. For the high menu prices some more staff training might help with a better experience.
  18. P

    Pisland007

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had raw bar, which wasn’t bad - it wasn’t the best for the price. The Jonas crab claws were frozen - we know bc they were still frozen in the presentation. The drinks were strong. The server was very sweet, but it seemed that when the outside beach area closes the servers just move inside. It was odd to be served a 250 dollar dinner by someone in shorts. This was a scouting trip for our wedding. I previously called to inquire about the ‘celebration packages’ that are listed on the hotels website, only to be told the didn’t offer such a package. I have mixed feelings about this place - it looked liked it has potential but will probably not make the cut for potential venues.
  19. P

    Pete

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent. The beachfront location was a perfect backdrop to the great experience that we had.
  20. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I research and plan trips around my lobster roll when ever I can. This restaurant was chosen because we are staying at the hotel and had a long drive before arriving. I ordered the lobster roll and couldn’t eat it. Worst I have ever had in my life. It tasted like old frozen lobster meat soaked in water. Absolutely tasteless. The roll was toasted in oil, not butter!! When the server took it away he asked if I wanted the fries packed to go. Didn’t he see I left the lobster roll torn apart seeming some piece to eat? Even my partner agrees with me… stay away from this meal folks.
  21. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great ambience. Waitstaff were excellent. A bit disappointed in the limited menu - no salmon, lobster, or baked stuffed shrimp. No McCallum 18. But the quality of the food was excellent. Overall a great dining experience.
  22. JK

    JohnK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was great! seating was flexible (sat outside due to it being so cool inside). Food was fabulous!
  23. PH

    PamH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    By 5 for noise level meant NOT AT ALL disruptive. Outside table with great ambiance/view. Server personable, attentive and did not rush. Would have been nice if she wiped off table btwn dinner and dessert—we had 1606 Seafood Tower as our dinner (tasty, a bit of work on claws, fun choosing from dipping sauces) and made a bit of a mess cracking the crab claws—- (we flagged down someone else to do that while eating our delicious Samoa dessert…). Very nice way to start wind down our Labor Day weekend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of my favorite places to go for lunch in the summer.
  25. LV

    LynnV

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice buffet, wish muffins and pastry were made in house. Delicious french toast, and smoked salmon set up.
  26. L

    Leigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Inconsistent reservation rules. Sometimes they only offer indoor seating with reservations but do not make that clear in the open table system. They also limit menus to different areas, and that is also not communicated in advance. Very misleading and unfortunate that the visitor may not be offered the experience they were expecting.
  27. S

    Susang

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Took a long time to receive my cocktail. Felt like our server was trying to move our table through fast. Didn’t ask us for an option for another drink. We weren’t ready to order but she stood there until we ordered. Understand there was a two hour limit on table however we were not pushing that limit at all.
  28. W

    Wendy

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved dining on the outside deck watching the sunset.
  29. T

    Tuttle04

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food and outdoor dining overlooking the sea were great. Food was exceptional. The wait person was friendly and helpful. All scores would be 5s, if not for the terrible seating. It nearly ruined what could have been a perfect occasion.
  30. c

    christinel

    New England

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I'm sorry to give you a bad review as I was so looking forward to the dining experience. Was there for brunch and was seated immediately. Our waiter went missing after our drink order. We ordered iced teas and coffee. We were not served milk and sugar and had to ask. Rye toast was delicious.but served without butter. Waiter seemed stressed. But the worst thing about my dining experience was the corned beef brunch sandwich. Because it was cold outside the melted cheese solidified. Should stick to a real Reuben. The beef was chewy and the toasted rye bread was soggy. My friends had your lobster omelette which was very good. It's a very expensive restaurant for the value and quality. I'm so sorry.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Other than the hungry seagull on the deck it was a great meal.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view from the cushioned seating area in front of the raw bar was incredible. Our server was friendly and prompt. The oysters, clam cake and lobster spring rolls were delicious and our cocktails were top notch - the garden party with fresh cantaloupe and a hint of salt is one of the best drinks I’ve had!
  33. SB

    SusanB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous setting; great, creative local food; strong cocktail menu and excellent wait staff.
  34. BQ

    BQ71

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was really looking forward to eating here, but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the hype. The food was bland & the cocktails were meh & full of ice…3-4 sips & the drink was gone. We stuck to heavy apps. The lobster spring rolls had no flavor. My husband didn’t care for the stuffed oysters either. Our server & the staff were great & the atmosphere was good with a fun vibe & nice views. Parking was mayhem & valet only. Expensive afternoon for not so great food & drink.
  35. WT

    WilliamT

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent Bloody Mary’s and an unparalleled view of Gloucester’s outer harbor make this a special location!! Highly recommended!!
  36. AG

    AndrewG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Great location, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Service was lacking from start to end: the waiter never checked in, never refilled water, or coffee, and started the conversation off with "do you want any juice today?". The breakfast food was OK, the main portion of the meal was good, but the sides are an after thought. The breakfast potatoes seemed to come from the frozen section of the local grocery store and the Eggs Florentine seemed to come with a full side salad, but no dressing or connection to the meal. As for the location, it's a great spot, we sat outside, but they have to replace the pillars/posts holding up the railing. On the open deck the pillars are two feet wide and block 80% of the view; a 6" post would be adequate in function and embrace the location. In short, there are a few simple improvements that would bolster the culinary experience to match the implied expectations surrounding the brand of this updated and beautiful hotel.
  37. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and the view was lovely! We even had some seagulls keep us company.
  38. S

    Smseely

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom (91) and I sat outside and really enjoyed our food. Our waitress was exceptional and helped us transition to the fire pit area to finish our drinks and enjoy the scenery and beautiful weather.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday at 1606. Food was wonderful and the atmosphere is breathtaking. Very relaxing and staff was friendly
  40. SB

    SingingButterfly

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I have been to this restaurant and hotel many times, and I felt like the service was not as good as it used to be and I didn’t like that some of the vegetarian options were removed from the menu. I also hated the background music, which sounded like elevator music. It would be much nicer if you played classical music or classic jazz standards. Overall, it was still a good experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 491-5090.

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

55 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5047

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gloucester

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am All Day Menu Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet and self-parking options available

  • Public transit

    Gloucester MBTA stop near railroad ave, less than a mile away from the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon McKechnie

  • Entertainment

    Live music in our 1606 Bar every Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9PM during off-season months

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (978) 491-5090

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring oceanfront views, our Champlain Private Dining room is ideal for small parties, business meetings and other special occasions. Please reach us at 1606@beauporthotel.com or 978-491-5090.

  • Private party contact

    Paul Garutto: (978) 491-5090

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