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1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Gloucester, MA

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
1396 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

  • Whiskey Pairing Dinner: Old Elk Edition

    $120.00 per person

    Dec 14, 2023 only
    Join us at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar on December 14th for our Old Elk Whiskey & Wild Game Pairing Dinner! This four-course intimate dining experience will feature our Chef's wild game creations paired with a different varietal of Old Elk Bourbon for $120++ and the dinner begins at 6:00PM. 1st Course: Roasted Rabbit Consommé, Old Elk Wheated Bourbon. 2nd Course: Bacon-Wrapped Elk Back Strap, Old Elk Straight Rye. 3rd Course: Grilled Bison Rib Eye, Old Elk Double Wheat Whiskey. 4th Course: Dark Chocolate Cake, Nooku Bourbon Cream. ++ MA State Tax & 20% Gratuity will be collected on-site in addition to the $120 price of the dinner experience. Cancellations and no shows will be charged the full amount.
    Whiskey Pairing Dinner: Old Elk Edition Photo
  • Christmas By The Sea

    Dec 25, 2023 only
    Our Christmas by the Sea Prix-Fixe dinner is back at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar bringing you a special Christmas dining experience! Join us on the water for Christmas! We will be offering our Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu in 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for $89* per person**. Seating starts at 12PM and last seating will be at 6:00PM. Reservations are required. *Plus, tax and gratuity **Kids menu is available for anyone 12 and under.
    Christmas By The Sea Photo

What 1,396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Great for scenic views

  • 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

1,396 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from AC, made us feel welcomed and offered terrific suggestions.

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  2. TCar

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely anniversary lunch at 1606. Our waitress Katie was amazing. She picked her 2 favorite types of fresh oysters for us and they were delicious. She also gave us an appetizer on the house that she added to our order accidentally. Never thought to order it but the escargot toast was yummy! By the time the entree arrived, my husband and I were very full, so we brought home lots of leftovers. The food, ambience, and staff were great!

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  3. Dave

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good ambiance, restaurant is very pleasant. Service was very personable and efficient. Prices were reasonable. Bar was very busy as there was a wedding that was in the facility, so the place was rather boisterous.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I wasn’t that crazy about the pear salad. The head of lettuce was served cut in half with the core. It was hard to cut. The dressing was not poured on top. It was on the plate, but the candy nuts that came with it were very good. The salmon was fantastic. The beans were super creamy, but also roasted and delicious. The affogato was amazing. Lambrusco was good. The server was super attentive and accommodating. The view was fantastic.

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  5. TheFunNeverEnds

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My/our favorite place to dine on the NorthShore. Location is the best and so are the staff.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oyster Bar is amazing. Our bartender was really helpful from the beer/wine selection through dessert.

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  7. ellenm

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Beauport’s 1606 is excellent. (I think a new chef joined the staff a while ago.) Everything was perfect for our little celebration dinner. Waiter was charming and just the right level of attentive. Big servings of flavorful food. Hubby said the fried clams were some of the best he ever had. My pasta bolognese was superb, our guest loved her pear salad, the dessert was delightful and delicious. A great evening.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The grilled octopus was one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had and the oysters were great! Our Scottish bartender was great! Very friendly and informative with recommendations on the menu!

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 7 days ago

    Our team at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar is dedicated to providing a wonderful, memorable experience for our guests, and your glowing praise made our day! Thank you for highlighting our delicious fare and attentive, knowledgeable service. We hope your plans bring you back soon!

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  9. StanM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Reuben sandwich was not edible. It was loaded with hot mustard and pickles, not a traditional Reuben at all. Only ate half the sandwich, much too spicy. And I like spicy though this was overboard.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 4 days ago

    We're deeply apologetic that your meal fell short of what you hoped for, Stan. At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, complete satisfaction is very important to us, and our team would have been happy to address your concerns directly. Please give us another chance soon to change your impression of us.

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  10. KathrynS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Beauport has been a treat for family get togethers for many years now. Thanks for the great food and service.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 7 days ago

    Kathryn, it's always a delight to welcome you and your family! Thank you for taking a moment to honor us with your lovely remarks and perfect rating. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  11. GinaR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the entire dinning experience from the appetized to the dinner. The waitstaff was so helpful answering questions about dishes and so attentive to our needs. Every dish was delicious. .

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 25, 2023

    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, our team is committed to ensuring a perfect experience for our guests, Gina, and your wonderful feedback means the world to us! Thank you for rating us five stars. We hope you'll be back soon to find more menu favorites!

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  12. Keeg

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner and conversation with a special friend.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2023

    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, we love seeing our guests make memories over our delicious food, Keeg! Thank you for rating us five stars. Please make plans to visit us again soon!

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  13. PaulB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first visit to the 1606 Restaurant and I had a wonderful experience. The food and beverages were great, the service was very friendly and accommodating, and the views are outstanding.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2023

    Paul, it was a pleasure welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful feedback and perfect rating for our delicious cuisine and breathtaking setting. Our team will be elated by your praise, and we all hope a second visit is in your plans!

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  14. StephenL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great atmosphere. Nice music, good service. Highly recommend.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 17, 2023

    Welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar is always a treat for us, Stephen! Thank you for your kind feedback and perfect score. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  15. emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Would recommend. We didn't realize it but there was a sip and shop event going on at the same time as our reservation so the noise level and crowdedness were more than we expected. Still a good experience.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 15, 2023

    Emmy, we're so glad you chose to dine with us! Thank you for sharing your kind remarks and five-star review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Please stop in again soon so you can enjoy a more relaxing dining experience!

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  16. NancyS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the Oyster Bar. The food and the ambiance were great. It felt like being out for dinner in Boston but with a much shorter drive home.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 14, 2023

    How wonderful, Nancy, to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! We love knowing that our welcoming vibe and delicious fare surpassed your expectations. Please plan another visit soon!

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  17. RicJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The setting was lovely, and the service was excellent. While the fish croquets, Mac and cheese, and my wife's Caesar salad were good, I wasn't impressed with the pear salad. For the price, I expected top notch all around.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 10, 2023

    Although we regret that your meal fell short of expectations, Ric, it's wonderful to hear that our beautiful location and caring team impressed you! Thank you for rating us four stars. We'd love the chance to welcome you back to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar so you can try more of our excellent dishes and find a menu favorite. See you soon!

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  18. Whistlejacket

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waitress was not interested in serving us, did not know about the wine or the food, did not offer bread until the meal came, was generally messy and dismissive. I wouldn't let her ruin our evening though. We eat there 3-4 times a year for a business meeting and this was by far the worst. Also the food was mediocre (one fish fry and one duck). The oysters were good but the waitress knew NOTHING about the types available or where they were from. I can't say enough how disappointed we were, especially for almost $200 for two people to have dinner. She just left the wine bottle on the table, didn't offer to pour, etc. Really bad service. Normally I recommend your restaurant but after this...no, I will not.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 10, 2023

    We, too, are deeply disappointed to hear about your recent experience. As you know from earlier visits, we are dedicated to serving fresh, delicious cuisine and offering warm, skilled service at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. We wish we had the chance to speak with you directly about your concerns, and we can assure you that your comments will be used to see where retraining is needed. Please visit us again soon so we can work to restore your trust in us.

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  19. CatherineP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Got the pear salad and it was literally two tiny pieces of lettuce and two quarter slices of pear. All for $17. It was outrageous. They also gave us the brunch buffet menu and when i questioned it, they thought we were crazy until they came back and realized we should have had the regular brunch menu. In addition, I called a few days before asking if I could add one person to my reservation and they refused - indicating there was zero room for a table of 5 instead of 4. When we arrived, half of the tables were empty. Finally, when they were seating us, they gave us a table away from the view. I asked if we could have the table with the view. I was told it was reserved for a bigger party. Five minutes later, a party of the same size came in and took the table. Overall was made to feel like second class citizens. We were there to celebrate a special occasion - never again.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 8, 2023

    Catherine, we appreciate you taking a moment to describe your experience. We wish we had the chance to speak with you directly about your concerns. Please know that we strive to offer top quality and welcoming hospitality at all times and we sincerely apologize for your frustration. We will be using your comments about the food portions and service lapses to see where changes and retraining may be needed to ensure excellence going forward. Thank you for your input.

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  20. TheFunNeverEnds

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place on the planet. Everything is wonderful.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 7, 2023

    We think your incredible review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar is out of this world! Thank you for sharing your five-star review with us and with your fellow diners. See you again soon!

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  21. ScottW

    Greater Boston

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Duckworth's Bistro has always been our "go-to" restaurant on Cape Ann, but since they have retreated to a "take-out only" format, we needed to find a new dining location. The Beauport is good, but not great. The views out over the harbor from the dining room are outstanding, especially at sunset. I rate the food average, having dined there now for both lunch and dinner. The halibut itself was good, but the Asian treatment was bland at best. My wife's salmon was better, but not significantly more flavorful. Rather overpriced for what you get, as well. We'll keep looking.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 7, 2023

    Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Scott, and for sharing your thoughts. We wish we had the chance to address your concerns directly. We're disappointed that we missed opportunities to surpass your expectations, and our team will be reviewing your feedback internally. Please consider allowing us another opportunity to win you over soon.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was not worthy of the price tag. I ordered a NY strip was that very salty and the mushrooms tasted burnt. My wife got the Lobster Linguine that had a weird taste—the lobster didn’t taste fresh, but frozen. We will go somewhere else for our anniversary dinner moving forward.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on November 3, 2023

    It's truly disheartening that your meals fell short of what you hoped for, and we wish we had the chance to address your concerns directly. Complete satisfaction is how we are known, and we hope you'll reconsider giving us a second chance to restore your faith in us.

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  23. Rick

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've wanted to go here for a long time but it's always booked up weeks in advance and now I know why. Excellent Vibe amazing food good service beautiful location. Will definitely be back

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 31, 2023

    How wonderful to hear that you finally visited us, Rick! We're happy to learn that our delicious cuisine and perfect setting surpassed your expectations. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to serving you again soon at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  24. 2ndhelpings

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch for 5 on an October Saturday. Couldn't wait for an outdoor table but the hostess seated us at a beautiful window seat looking out to the water. Everyone loved their meals and the friendly, unhurried service.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 31, 2023

    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, we love seeing friends and families make memories while enjoying our fresh, tasty food and stunning views! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback. We would love the chance to welcome you back soon!

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  25. RichardP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Beautiful ambience. Much too loud, however.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 31, 2023

    Earning your five-star rating made our day, Richard! Thank you for choosing the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for your recent outing. We appreciate your feedback about the loudness, and we hope you'll stop in again soon!

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  26. Lalapor

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and service was perfect!! The food was disappointing. The calamari’s was soggy and fishy, Jonah claws were watery, too much honey in the pizza and the $38 lobster roll was just ok. Had such high expectations and let down.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 28, 2023

    While we're thrilled to hear that our stunning setting and caring team pleased you, Lalapor, it's deeply disappointing that your meals fell short of what you hoped for. Our team would have been happy to address your concerns, as complete satisfaction is how we are known. Please visit us again soon at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar so we can work to improve your impression of us.

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  27. LovelyLinda

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food but service is a little weak. Waitress needs to be taught that at fine restaurants, you don’t reach across the table to remove or serve items. Usually the paid bill is not supposed to be removed until customer leaves. But food & drinks were very good. Beautiful water view.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 27, 2023

    We're just thrilled that you appreciated our fresh, delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails! Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and for sharing your feedback. Your comments will be used to see where retraining is needed to ensure the excellent service for which we're known. Please stop in again soon so we can work to earn that fifth star!

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  28. Fishman

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner looking over Gloucester Harbor. Seafood dishes were exceptional as were the appetizers.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 31, 2023

    Thanks for spending the afternoon with us at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! It's always terrific to receive rave reviews for our delicious fare and stunning setting. Please stop in again soon!

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  29. LouiseO

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Food is always over the top. Holly was an exceptional waitress!

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 25, 2023

    We're so glad that our consistently excellent cuisine and always attentive team continue to impress you, Louise! Welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar is always a pleasure. Please make plans to return soon for another five-star experience!

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  30. KirstenG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lobster Benedict was incredible. Cannot wait to go back

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 25, 2023

    How exciting that you enjoyed your visit to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Kirsten! We have to agree with you about the Lobster Benedict, and we think it's the creamy Newburg Sauce that puts it over the top. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Pros - valet parking complementary - good cocktails Cons - Rude hostess - Server that only checked on us once to get the check - plastic forks and knives served as part of seafood tower utensils - high value for low service

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 24, 2023

    Although we're happy that our delicious libations and helpful parking service pleased you, it's disheartening that other details of your experience fell short of expectations. Our team would have loved the chance to address your concerns directly, as complete satisfaction is how we are known. Your comments will be reviewed by our management and we hope to have another chance in the future to work to earn another star or two.

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  32. Oxonian

    London

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service friendly but slow. Food fine once it arrived - but at the top end, price-wise

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 24, 2023

    Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Oxonian! While it's great that our tasty fare pleased you, we regret that we were unable to surpass your expectations. Our team will use your comments to see how we can enhance the guest experience and we hope to have another chance to improve your impression of us.

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  33. RosieT

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a WONDERFUL time. Everything was delightful, and the complimentary valet parking was fantastic. Thank you!

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    Rosie, we enjoyed welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Earning your five-star review means the world to us. Please make plans to visit us again soon!

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  34. DianeNYC

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing at 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar. I had a decent ceaser salad and the most amazing shrimp tacos. My partner had the swordfish special and it was so fresh and tender. Cool vibe, great valet parking.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    Offering our guests a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere and delicious cuisine is how we are known at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Your five-star review means the world to us. Please make plans to return soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  35. HeatherP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, from pulling up to park, to our server and the food. The eclairs are gigantic!

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, our goal is to surpass expectations, Heather! We love knowing that every detail of your visit was everything you hoped for and more. Please visit us again soon so you can experience it all again!

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  36. MA16

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was my first time at 1606. It is a beautiful location/restaurant. We were seated by the window and water view, which was nice. Our waitress was very nice too. Most of our food was delicious, but my haddock casserole was dry and did not have much flavor, the 15 hr potatoes were greasy and disappointing and the coconut cake was very dry. Will definitely go back, but order differently.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    Thank you for choosing the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for your recent outing! While we're delighted that our stunning setting and caring team impressed you, it's disappointing that one of your dishes fell short of the excellence for which we're known. Complete satisfaction is always our goal and we would have loved the chance to address your concerns immediately. We look forward to your next visit so we can work to earn another star or two.

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  37. Jenny

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always coming to 1606 and to The Beauport! The service is unmatched and the scenery and feel is very peaceful.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 18, 2023

    We love seeing familiar faces, Jenny! Thanks for letting us and your fellow diners know how much you enjoy our stunning setting and exceptional hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another five-star experience!

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  38. Tiamaht

    Greater Boston

    92 reviews

    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here before, we were happy to come back, and we were not disappointed! We were introducing friends to the restaurant, and they did us proud.

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your first experience so much that you brought guests for your return visit, Tiamah! Thank you for your kind remarks and five-star score. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope it won't be long before we're welcoming you back to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  39. BrianD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    overall a wonderful and memorable experience by all in out party! Excellent job!

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    We love seeing our guests make lasting memories, Brian! Thanks for sharing your fantastic comments about your visit. We hope you'll return soon for another five-star experience at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  40. TheFunNeverEnds

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a die hard vegetarian except when it comes to fried clams and duck. I know, I know. Had the duck special with pumpkin spaetzle (sp?) last night and it was OUTSTANDING $42 but worth every penny. Our waitress Vanessa was a real pleasure

    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on October 17, 2023

    We consider your fantastic review high praise! It's true, our duck special is unforgettable and worth the experience. Vanessa will be delighted by your feedback, and we hope it won't be long before you visit us again at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, maybe for some clams!

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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 4.6 stars by 1396 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

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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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