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1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Gloucester, MA

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
1530 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:45 am All Day Menu Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tiki Party Featuring Privateer Rum

    $75.00 per person

    May 23, 2024 only
    Kick-off the start of summer with us on May 23rd at 6PM at our Tiki-themed cocktail style party featuring a Privateer Rum tasting! Bring your lei's and join us on our Sunset Terrace for Tropical-inspired cuisine, such as Spicy Tamarind Glazed Pork Belly Skewers, Polynesian Meatballs and Mini Pineapple Upside Cakes, paired with four delectable Privateer Rum cocktails - all while taking in the salty air and sounds of the crashing waves in Gloucester Harbor. ++MA State Tax will be collected on-site in addition to the $75 price of the experience. Cancellations & no shows will be charged the full amount.
    Tiki Party Featuring Privateer Rum Photo

What 1,530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Boston

    Great for scenic views

  • Boston Metro North

    Best Service

  • Boston Metro North

    Best Ambiance

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for brunch

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for scenic views

  • Boston Metro North

    American

1,530 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and views complimented by a solid menu and top-notch service.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded today
    What a thrill to receive your five-star review and terrific praise! Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Please stop in again soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great! Atmosphere was awesome! The restaurant incredible… views for days. Loved it!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 1 day ago
    Your enthusiastic review made our day! Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. We hope it won't belong before we're welcoming you back for another five-star dining experience!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the mothers day fixed menu. The food was pretty good,but definatly a bit pricey. Wish they had better dessert options.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago
    It was a pleasure to welcome you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for Mother's Day! Thank you for rating us five stars. We appreciate your feedback about the pricing and desserts, and we hope your plans bring you back soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Mother’s Day prix fix menu and it was outstanding, very generous portions over all 3 courses, excellent service from Max as well, highly recommend!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago
    We're honored that you chose the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for your special outing! Thank you for your kind remarks about our fresh, abundant cuisine and caring team. We'd love the chance to welcome you back soon for another five-star experience!

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  5. JMA1

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday instead of Sunday. 1606 is a special restaurant due to its location and expansive menu. First, offering valet parking complimentary for dinner reservations is classy and was a nice touch. I do not recall that being the case a few years back. My wife and I arrived with my 91-year old mother about 25’ early for our 6:30pm reservation. Not expecting to be seated, my wife and mother sat in a seating area nearby. I walked up to the host, mentioned we were early and that our entire party had not arrived yet. I was told they had a wonderful table for us and would be happy to seat us immediately. The table was fabulous, at the corner of the windows, and looked straight out to the water. Lisa, our server, promptly came to our table took our drink order and brought some warm multigrain bread and gluten-free bread with olive oil for my vegan gluten-free wife. Kudos to the chef who was very accommodating to my wife’s dietary restrictions who had roasted brussel sprouts, lentil stew and broccoli. We ordered the small seafood tower, clam chowder, lobster bisque, escargot special, swordfish, lobster roll, poached pear salad and french fries/chips. The shellfish, shrimp and ceviche in the seafood tower were super fresh and delicious. I felt the lobster tail in the tower and the lobster in my lightly buttered lobster roll was dry and did not have any claw meat in it which is much tenderer and easier to eat in a roll. I was truly looking forward to “escargot toast” which had a nice portion 6-8 escargot on the bread but there was way too much of the dressing, my opinion, poured over the snails and the toast. Other than those two items everyone thoroughly enjoyed their cocktails, appetizers and entrees. We might return for a weekend and stay at the hotel. Lovely memorable evening. Thank you to the valets, Lisa (server) and the hosts for taking such wonderful care of us. We look forward to our next visit.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago
    It was an honor to be chosen to host your very special Mother's Day get-together, and we truly appreciate your wonderful comments! Lisa and the rest of the team will be thrilled to know that their professional attention surpassed your expectations. We love knowing that our fresh, perfectly prepared dishes and personalized care impressed you. We, too, are looking forward to your next visit to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. See you soon!

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  6. michae

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had AC as our server for the second year in a row- fabulous experience Remembered my 88 yr old mom - charmed her with Irish wit and love Will be be back
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago
    Earning your five-star score means the world to us, Michae! Thank you for taking a moment to share your fantastic comments about AC's caring attention. It was a thrill to welcome you back to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My went to 1606 to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful experience, the food was awesome the was staff attentive. They also presented me with a card signed by the staff at the end of our meal (nice touch).
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for celebrating your special day with us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! We're elated that our delicious cuisine and excellent service left such a lasting impression. Your five-star score made our day, and we hope you'll think of us when planning your next outing!

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  8. noelleh

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful entrees, drinks and ambience highly recommend
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago
    Recommendations from guests are a great way for diners to learn about us and experience five-star getaways, and we appreciate your wonderful review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Thank you for commenting on our delicious fare and welcoming vibe. We hope to see you again soon!

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  9. DanaO

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Caesar salad - croutons are amazing. Short rib poutine was also delicious as was the Korean Fried Chicken sandwich. Beautiful view of ocean, lively with a wedding reception in a separate room, happy to see the amount of older women eating out or by themselves.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago
    We love knowing that you found so many things to appreciate about your recent visit to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Dana! Thank you for sharing your five-star score. Please make plans to return soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely no complaints! The service from walking in was friendly and wonderful. View- can't be beat! Service outstanding. Wouldn't hesitate coming back or recommending!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 7 days ago
    Recommendations from guests are a great way for diners to learn about us and experience five-star meals, and we appreciate your wonderful review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Our team will appreciate your kind remarks. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another five-star experience!

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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 4.7 stars by 1530 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 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

55 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5047

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington Street
  • Neighborhood
    Gloucester
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:45 am All Day Menu Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, 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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