1606 Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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American
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 prepared 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. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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4.1
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vipArleenP
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there! The food and drinks are amazing and the ambiance is wonderful! So relaxing!

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Risac
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I made the reservation weeks before and stressed we needed to be near the water view. That was not honored at all. We waited forty minutes past our reservation time. My french fries were iced cold. The haddock however was delizcious.

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TJ16
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little disappointing. Food and service was just okay

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JLNitro
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience dining here since last summer...outside only, but it was as good as ever and they kept everything on the up and up as they say regarding guidelines. Get back there ASAP!

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely breathtaking view with soothing sound of the waves while you eat. The food was fresh and delicious. My fried fish had a wonderfully crispy crust and their homemade french fries were thin, crispy and flavorful.

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vipAlisad
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is amazing this year, we didn't think it could be better, but it was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good food the waitress was very pleasant unfortunately she never came back after serving our entrees. My son in-laws dinner was undercooked and needed to be returned. She was very apologetic hence if she came by to check he could of had it taken care of. His dinner was taken off the check and they offered us a desert to split between 4of us.

We are actually returning everything was great unfortunately our waitress should of stopped by sooner.

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vipChloeR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food I’ve had at the Beauport since it opened! Normally we only come for drinks and an app and expect decent food but nothing amazing, but we honestly all found our meals to be delicious. Calamari and tuna tartare were excellent for apps, and the halibut main was perfectly cooked. Our entrees took a really long time to arrive, over an hour, which was the only complaint. It’s a tough time for restaurants opening up again after being closed for so long so I forgive them. And certainly nice to enjoy the patio though! Bring a jacket, can get windy once it’s dark.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great and beautiful view outside!

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KELLYB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood the new chef rocked beautiful views highly recommend! I will be back😎

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AngelaW
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The food’s great, the service is fantastic, and the view can’t be beat. This will remain one of my go-tos, particularly in the summer. Congrats on a great reopening!

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SamanthaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waitress could have learned to have a personality. We tried honestly. The concierge from the hotel made up for it though. He rocks.

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Johnw
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great venue definitely go back to try all the other delicious things on the menu

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CarolC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Birthday. Birthday celebrant was told rapini was a sauce for his haddock. Green veggies not on his diet plus serving of haddock was extremely small. Pork chop scallops and tenderloin were excellent.

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Local21
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The potions on the salads vary and can be expensive when you add protein. The service and quality of the food is very good.

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vipMikey
New England
77 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Kept us waiting for over 20 minutes past our reservation time - but it was one of the first days post-pandemic.

The outdoor dinning is wonderful and it was a beautiful night with nice views of Gloucester Harbor.

The food is mediocre and uninspired - and quite expensive for what it is....

JR
vipJulianneR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences, even pre-pandemic standards! Wonderful food, clean dining area, staff gave the appropriate time to interact and was still readily available if we needed. Will definitely be back!

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PaulD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and atmosphere was very good enjoyed the fish and chips
Hamburger was just the way my friend ordered it the waitress Pam gave us great service
Overlooking the ocean made our experience worth while

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Mike
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tuna tartare and shrimp tacos were great. Drink selection was quarentine themed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places with the best view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Really disappointed with our experience here. We had a reservation for 2 of us at 730pm and arrived and checked in at about 725 pm and were told it would be about 20 minutes or so before our table was ready. As frustrating as this was it happens however the 20 minutes ended up being 45 minutes as we didn’t get sat until 815, again just a party of two.

We then tried to order clam chowder and lobster bisque, they were out of both and again it was only 830pm at this point. As someone who worked in the restaurant industry for nearly a decade running 45 minutes behind on a reservation for a party of two and running out of soup is a sign of sheer incompetence from the restaurant. Seriously take it from someone who worked in a restaurant running out of soup is hard, like really hard not to mention at 830pm.

There were a couple other items they were out of as well, the shrimp in our shellfish tower was overcooked, the scallop entree was terrible, like not mediocre but terrible. It was a hot dish with cooked scallops but also had cold half cooked oysters with it. And again we love raw oysters as we got the shellfish tower but half cooked cold oysters in a hot dish with cooked scallops, was a weird and gross combination.

This was my wife and my 5 year anniversary mind you and at no point did a single person on the staff apologize for being out of items or running 45 minutes behind on our reservation. We will not be going here again and I recommend you do not either.

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Eastie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out to a restaurant after being quarantined to celebrate our birthdays. We had an amazing dinner. The food was great and the service was A+

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Beauport! As soon as restaurants opened up for outdoor dining, we made reservations. It was a great night, beautiful views, the server was lovely.

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Moon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, delicious dinner and great service at 1606 Restaurant. We love it there and plan in returning in the near future. Great staff at the Beauport.

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Anna
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1606 is AMAZING. With all the COVID19 stuff, they are sanitizing, cleaning, wearing masks and still giving amazing service and food. Our server was so kind and, when the kitchen was slow with our whole order (which we did NOT mind, it was ok and we didn't mention it as we were enjoying eating outside), she gave us a free dessert and capuccino! We make sure to give her a great tip because she was awesome!
We'll go back as soon as we can!

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Kirsten
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I got the beet veggie burger though it was very difficult to eat. The patty was huge and since it’s made of veggies it doesn’t stick together well. So when you bite into it or try to cut it in half, the burger just fell apart. If the patty was a smaller size, it would have been easier to eat. The service was wonderful, so no complaints there.

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BobG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wow, this place was great. I live about 15-20 minutes away and had never tried it, so when we looked for a restaurant patio to eat after the coronavirus lockdown this place came up high in reviews. It delivered in just about every way. It did take the server a while to get to us for the first time, and we didn't sit down until about 15 minutes after our reservation time.
The patio is IMPRESSIVE! It is very large and comfortable. The view of Gloucester Harbor is wonderful. Our appetizer and both of our entrees were very tasty. We loved all the food and finished our plates.
This is a classy hotel and restaurant that feels like it belongs in the Seaport in Boston or some sophisticated urban setting. Everything is done perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful views of the ocean from the outside deck. The lobster Cobb salad was amazing. I would recommend this location.

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Kate
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and ocean view! My lobster roll was great.

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VictoriaLueke
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service! Everything was great and wouldn't change a thing!

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Linda
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Got lobster cob... very little lobster and was tiny pieces. Big chunk of lettuce with ground up egg and two tiny grape tomato halves... husband had bouillabaisse... hardly any fish and very large clams that too tough to eat.. We will go back because of this difficult situation, but was very pricey and felt the food could have been better..

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere but food was ok. Thick layer of batter on the fish, too much in my opinion.

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Keny
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. View amazing. Covid 19 distancing excellent

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vipVivianV
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first night out after quarantine. Everything was great!

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LauraR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Staff upbeat and friendly and food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience was a little disappointed when we ordered a grand tower and it came in a large bowl. We were all expecting an actual tower. Besides that everything was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing it is so worth it great service people and food

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I shared a delicious meal with lovely scenery.

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LisaM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful dining experience!! Plenty of friendly, efficient staff, food was delicious and second night open after COVID-19 closure went smooth from start to finish!! Well done!!

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JeanH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out to dinner two days after outdoor seating was permitted. We sat out on the beautiful deck looking over the Gloucester Harbor. It was clear that both customers and servers were all glad to be back. The hotel/restaurant handled social distancing beautifully, the menus were disposable, the servers wore face masks and gloves, but we were allowed to take off our face masks once we were seated. When customers left their table, the table and chairs were sanitized...we felt very safe going out to eat. All that said, the food was remarkable; we especially enjoyed the fig and prosciutto flatbread, the hamburger sliders and my husband said his filet was the best he had ever eaten, and he has eaten a lot! There is a new chef here, and the dinner we had was the best since the restaurant opened.

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

1606 Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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