1606 Restaurant & Bar

4.3
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
7AM to 11AM Daily

Lunch
11:30 AM to 4PM

Bar Bites
Sunday-Thursday 4PM to 10PM
Friday & Saturday 4PM to 11PM


Dinner
Sunday-Thursday 5PM to 9PM
Friday & Saturday 5PM to 10PM


Bar hours:
Sunday: 10:00AM to 12:00AM
Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(978) 282-0008
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Modern American cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Valet and self-parking options available
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Entertainment
Live music in our 1606 Bar every Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.4
service
4.7
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4.0
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was for a ladies lunch & I can’t say enough about this place! We sat outside on the deck when the sun came out & one of the staff members immediately set up 2 giant umbrellas to give us some shade!
Our waitress, Janine was a delight! Friendly, timely, courteous, great personality.
We had specialty drinks that were outstanding. Some kind of watermelon margarita!
Wellfleet oysters and a lobster roll for entrees. What more can you ask for overlooking the ocean!
Check out the gift shop & the beautiful nautical decor in the Beauport hotel where this restaurant is located too!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious meal-had the scallops and they were perfection. Service was fine. I was a bit surprised when we said we’d split a salad as our appetizer that we didn’t get 2 fresh plates. Some restaurants will even split the salad for you. We used our bread plates. We ate breakfast there as well and the food and portions were amazing. Again service was ok. Server dripped coffee on my menu (NOT a big deal) but I expected she’d clear it off so it wouldn’t roll into my lap when I picked up the menu, but she didn’t. I’m not a formal restauarant go-er. More of a pub type place, but this was my mom’s 75th bday celebration so I wanted excellent food and memorable. 1606 met our expectations. Would definitely return!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Had dinner and Breakfast there this visit. Have stayed and ate there previously (bar and restaurant). The so-so food and service is masked by the gorgeousness of the hotel and its location at Gloucester Harbor.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at a nice table outside on the deck. Our waiter was fantastic, the food was excellent although we thought the choices were fairly limited.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Fast, polite service, great menu executed perfectly.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The Seafood Stew was excellent! We particularly enjoyed being seated outside on the deck. The view was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Our waitress Alexandra was top notch, very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely attentive. She even brought us blankets when it got chilly. I would highly recommend the 1606 for lunch or dinner!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Overall the restaurant was ok. Food was average but you are really going for the view. The bar looked fun but we were with kids so unable to enjoy. If it weren’t for being on the waterfront I wouldn’t even bother going here.

Also we were rushed slightly to turnover the table which is always unpleasant.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I am upset that after receiving confirmation of reservation and told i would get 100 points i got an email after i was at the restaurant saying it wasn’t eligible for points. no explanation given!!!
tried to contact you without success
Dianne Anderson

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The outside patio and deck have superb views of Gloucester Harbor and the drinks and appetizers are very good. Unfortunately the 1606 restaurant inside is run by an inexperienced staff and most importantly the food is poor. The menu is uninspired was as is the wine list. The Hotel is a wonderful addition to Gloucester but the restaurant needs a reboot. I would recommend a drink on the deck and then go to one of the much better quality restaurants that the City has to offer.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

1606 is an upscale experiment in Gloucester and has much promise. I had a lousy experience this weekend and have to be honest. I am a repeat customer. I've hosted corporate events at the Beauport. I've taken friends and clients to dinner at 1606 multiple times. It is reliably wonderful as long as there is not a big challenging event going on. Then everything is driven by security and fear. The sweet young kids trying to run the front of house can't cope with volume or complexity.

I reserved a table -- requested a view of the Greasy Pole -- 8 weeks before the event. I got a nice confirmation call the week before. Mine was a reunion of 3 couples in their 60's, celebrating our 40 year anniversaries. 4 had flown in from California and Seattle. I know -- they can't guarantee a seat on the deck or the rail for events like this. But I had clearly requested it, it was confirmed, they knew my circumstance and I also came in 2 hours before to check in with the maitre'd and leave a nice little proactive tip. I was not being pushy, just respectfully pursuing a great experience.

When 5/7 of us showed up before our reserved time, they refused to seat us until everyone was there. It was cranky and mean. It was amateur when the hostess at the desk said it was her first day on the job. I am visually impaired and one of my guests is slow because of a knee replacement. We stood watching while they seated walk-in groups at the table meant for us.

We were seated 2 back from the rail. We should've left and let the kids deal with the pushy ones coming from the street.
Beauport, decide who your customer is. Let pros run the host and seating. Rely on gracious communication -- not on interventions by scary looking dudes. This made me sad and embarrassed. I can take "no". But I don't like feeling stupid, punished & mislead.

Your food and drinks are good. We would've spent twice as much/ tipped twice as well if there'd been incentive to stay.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The 1606 Restaurant at the Beauport Hotel does not lack atmosphere! That is #1, but the menu is lacking. They need some entree changes. More “healthy comfort food” selections is a must as they have not had any changes to the menu since opening. No specials either the night we visited. Not good value as my 5 scallops for $28 were underwhelming. Matlybe the tourists will pay that once but the’ll be looking for another Gloucester restaurant that gives more for the money.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

It’s a lovely spot but I can’t say that the quality of the food was worth the price. Salmon was over cooked and over sauced.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding! My husband and I both enjoyed the delicious and generous lobster roll for lunch. We’ve had lobster rolls throughout New England, and this was among the best we’ve had. Worth every penny! Jody, our server, was friendly and attentive, and we enjoyed the very clean and beautiful setting. We’ll return when we get back to Gloucester.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Disappointed (different than Mothers Day) food was good but different than Mother’s Day
service was fine Enjoyed just the same

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great, fresh brunch buffet with that unbeatable view. Service was attentive, but not obnoxiously so, and the hotel staff was polite and accommodating with respect to an issue with one of our party's vehicles. Overall a fabulous choice for brunch.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Mixed experience, 3.5 stars?
As we were waiting to be seated, the host told the woman walking us to the table to "try to see if they'll agree to a booth first, before offering them a table".... It was 530 on a Tuesday, there were plenty of empty tables.. we politely agreed to a booth over tables...
They seemed in negative moods, wasn't worth it. Although strongly contemplated walking out since we felt sort of unwelcome?

Waitress said she was new but was very friendly and overall nice. Asked for help when she didn't know answers. Waitress was the most pleasant. Food options were good, food was tasty. My gluten sensitivity was accommodated easily for seafood entree.

Creme brulee was said to be gluten free but then came out with a cookie leaning on the side of it. We confirmed we asked for gluten free. The person who brought it out tried to argue it was gluten free...
My partner directly pointed out there is a cookie right there.

A new one was made (we think, looked different). Our waitress was the one who brought it out this time.
I'm keeping activated charcoal by my bedside. Not sure how I feel about their allergen accommodation given the possible poor communication.

The food tasted great. Service was really mixed. 2/7 of cocktails that were listed on menu weren't available. Went for classic drinks instead.

I wish I enjoyed the experience more! since the actual food was good.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Beautiful setting and comfortable room. Menu was interesting. Server not well prepared.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A beautiful Sunday evening supper experience with company from Arizona. The Lobster Ravioli was a hit!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Celebrated our Anniversary out on the deck. The service was excellent. So was the food - with the exception of the lemon tart dessert. Reminded us of Table Talk pie.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything was fantastic, the service was great!
We had multiple appetizers, dinner, cocktails and espresso to top it off at the end. Everything came out in a timely manner. A manager stopped by to check on us and he was very friendly. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Lovely atmosphere delicious varied food , child yelling fussing and crying nearby the entire meal, so not able to really enjoy the whole experience,,waitress friendly but service was ok, she seemed nice but new to the place.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Beautiful place, great location. Inexperienced servers, waited 20 minutes for our first drink and 15 for 2nd. Not knowledgeable, no specials, limited menu.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We dined at 1606 early on a Saturday evening in late May. The bar was mobbed, but the dining room was not full. Since it was in or nearing graduation and wedding season, there were a few groups among the diners. The dining room space is large and airy with a nautical theme. Very comfortable and good for conversation. The other elements need improvement.
The menu and wine list are both uninspired. Two special entrees were offered, but our server said the salmon special was sold out when we tried to order it at 6:40! Yet one of us could still order the wok-cooked salmon, which was nicely prepared...except for the ball of dirt attached to a sprout of some sort. The scallop entree was unremarkable. Searing the scallops would have helped. We had to ask our server for bread, which was delicious and, for me, the highlight of the meal. Service was friendly, but slow.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Boar meatballs with ricotta and cracked pepper were average and no cracked pepper.
Salmon on succotash was very good. Butter Haddock was also very good, but the cauliflower was over cooked and the mashed cauliflower was 99% potatoes. That and 4 glasses of wine. $110

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Had Dinner with my Husband on my 80th. birthday. We were at the hotel for the weekend. Made a reservation and asked for a window seat to look at the ocean. They put us on the other side of the restaurant. I ask about the window seat but was told They could not do this.

We looked at a empty table with a beautiful view all night and no one sat there. Do not understand what the problem was. Not very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

It was perfect ! Great food and ambiance our waitress was amazing great service, polite, very friendly and approachable Thank you so much for this great night

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

First time here and I will be back! Very nice atmosphere and the food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

What a great night. We were celebrating out 36th anniversary and everything was perfect. From cocktails out on the deck overlooking the ocean to amazing food for dinner, couldn't have asked for better. The service was fantastic...the place was hopping yet we felt well cared for and just the right amount of checking in.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent and beautifully served food, attentive staff, amazing ocean views. Just a great evening on the waterfront in Gloucester. Was too chilly to sit outside, but we dine out last summer. Just fantastic. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful as always! Celebrating a birthday, such fun

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent restaurant. The waitstaff and management were very nice. They also catered to my gluten free / celiac diet - and have amazing options!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service
The view from the dinning room is also amazing

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Afternoon Monday lunch. Food, atmosphere, service and view was great. The waiter knew I was there for a friends birthday. I was not able to tell him to bring a candle in a dessert and it didn't look like anyone was going to order a dessert. Waiter took the initiative and brought one yummy dessert with can candle and four spoons, on the house. Now that's what I call Exceptional service!!

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I’ve been numerous times and always loved The Beauport. Disappointed this time. Roasted potatoes were ice cold. Roasted carrots weren’t cooked enough to even cut into bite sized pieces. Food took a very long time to come out of the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great birthday dinner celebration for 5 of us. Food and drinks were wonderful. Had the Lobster Ravioli, Tuna Poke, Roasted Chicken with vegetables, Crab Cake with a Caesar Salad. Waitress was wonderful-very nice about re-doing a drink order that was mixed up. Coffee and dessert made the finishing touch. Beautiful view of the water from the dining room. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Loved it! Awesome food and service. Can’t wait to go again

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, view , food and service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing waterfront views. Brand new construction with authentic rustic nautical themed interior (wood paneling). Outdoor seating in summer with outdoor fire pit and lounge seating area. Would be perfect for weddings. Food was fresh, some items a bit under-seasoned but overall delicious. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everyone was very nice and helpful. Food was delicious.

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