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Landing Restaurant, Marblehead, MA

Landing Restaurant

4.6
4.6
80 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Landing was first established in 1972 and has withstood the test of time and the elements. Located on Marblehead Harbor our "On the Water Harbor Views" can't be beat. Our award winning Chef Alex Pineda brings culinary excellence to each dish and our service is comforting and professional. You may have seen Alex on the Food Network during his episode on Chopped which he won or on other shows featuring his food. Our Deck and Patio offer great views and atmosphere with Fresh Seafood right form the dock. Along with Steaks, Duck and plenty of Vegetarian and Gluten Free offerings you'll be sure to find what your looking for on our menu. We are on the water in the Historic District and close by Fort Sewall and Crocker Park as well as the Jerimiah Lee Mansion. Great wine and drink lists will accompany the ever changing menus created by Chef Alex.

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Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 639-1266

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    ALEX PENEIDA

  • Private party facilities

    Host Your Event At A Fully Functional Facility Ready To Tailor To Your Event Needs. From Corporate Activities To Special Events And Weddings. We Have Space To Do It All! To Schedule A Tour Please Feel Free To Contact Robert Simonelli At THE LANDING RESTAURANT 781-639-1266 Or Email Us At THENEWLANDING@AOL.COM

  • Neighborhood

    Marblehead

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 80 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. PS

    PaulaS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy dining at the Landing. The food and service are always great!

  2. SS

    SarahS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We had the fried oysters, Caesar salad and shared the Tomahawk Steak! It was absolutely delicious. Service was great, a bit slow at times, but our server was a delight. It’s a must to have whenever this special is offered. What a great kickoff to 25 more years of marital bliss!

  3. CA

    CharliesAngels

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ‘Dinner & a Download’ at the Landing was great fun. We celebrated a 90th Birthday AND added the Uber App to mom’s iPhone. She doesn’t have WiFi at home, but we enjoyed multitasking during dinner. The Staff were so helpful. What a neighborhood TREASURE in Marblehead, plus … Free WiFi ‼️

  4. JS

    JillS

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Good was amazing! Service was subpar and reservation for outside table was not honored…even though there was an available table outside

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    They have incredible wait staff especially if you have kids. We had a lovely time. Mussels were incredible.

  6. DR

    DonnaR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food - great service - great entertainment (loved the band). We are never dissapointed at the Landing!

  7. b

    brioz

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Outstanding experience! The food was so inventive, fresh and well-prepared! This is not your average seaside restaurant, serving tired menu items of fried clams, French fries and coleslaw. This restaurant took fish and shellfish to a whole new level! I had grilled oysters with siracha and lime to start—delicious and artfully presented. Then I had the fish of the day, striped bass, which was ultra fresh and cooked perfectly. It was served with jicama in a delicious sauce and Mexican street corn—such a welcome change from the side dishes that ordinarily accompany fish. The presentation was extraordinary. I finished the meal with an unusual dessert—cheese flavored ice cream served on a bed of graham cracker crumbs. Sublime. I went here for my birthday and it was truly a special meal…and a great value for the quality! Service was attentive and the view was stunning. This place has it all! A ‘10’!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Our reservation was meaningless, the young lady said to come back and that nothing was available outside as requested. So we came back. So they said they’re going to clean off a table and to wait. The manager then acts like she’s doing us a favor when we had made reservations, which I don’t think she was aware of. No apology of this problem at all. In fact, comes off a bit put out by our very inconvenience of being there. Seems like if you’re not over 50 here, you’re not treated with much respect. Sounds harsh but the undertone was there, felt very disrespectful. This place gets 3 stars for the amazing waitress we had, the view, and the incredible food. Hoping we just caught them on a off day. Everybody has those, especially these days. But thought this should be noted.

  9. HC

    HC70

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view from the Landing's deck is fabulous and the new menu is to die for!!!

  10. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What is better than to enjoy a delicious lunch , great service overlooking Marblehead Harbor. I’ve lived in Marblehead all my life this never gets old.

  11. b

    bgourmand

    New England

    310 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    310 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    There is a new chef at the Landing, who is trying to make the food more upscale and is succeeding. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed sitting outside on the deck overlooking the harbor and boats moored nearby.

  12. EG

    EmilyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We showed up 45 min before our scheduled reservation time and were able to be seated on the outdoor patio with no wait. The food and cocktails were delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back here.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and very friendly staff

  14. O

    Oberli

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    To begin with, we asked specifically for a table with a water view because it was a special occasion and we were there on a Monday. We were seated at a table looking out over the patio and about 4 rows of other tables basically just above eye level - so we had an excellent view of those tables' plates. This normally wouldn't be a big deal, except that I chose the restaurant partially because of its claim to have spectacular views of the harbor and there were plenty of tables available (admittedly, we were a bit early for our reservation - we happily would have waited for the table we requested, but it wasn't offered). Alas, we did not experience the restaurant's alleged beautiful water views. The food was so-so. The fish was cooked well, if a little oily. The vegetables were over-cooked and over-seasoned. I had the striped bass special that came with corn and daikon. The daikon was cooked rendering it largely inedible and the corn was on the mushy side. For $38 a plate, I expected more attention to detail. On the whole, I give it a "meh," pretty disappointing.

  15. K

    Kirasami

    New England

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Last night was a disappointment. Overcooked steaks, sweet messy pasta, slimy chicken in crust, portions far too large (gross amount of food). Our server, however, was outstanding - and a stand-up comic as well. I had made the reservation and had to apologize to my guests.

  16. AB

    AndrewB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was very nice. Great food overlooking Marblehead Harbor.

  17. PC

    PattiC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter. Forgot his name from Canada. He’s really funny and interactive. We loved him

  18. KL

    KerrianneL

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I found that the prices were too high for the food. Adding chicken to a salad would have been a $30 entree. The food was very good but due to the prices, I will go less than I had in the past. The service was very good.

  19. MS

    MSDecor

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Landing never disappoints. Great atmosphere, amazing food and fantastic staff. Our server Faith was a delight. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

  20. S

    Seasalt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Second visit in 5 months; food is even better. We had our favorite table by the window with a great evening view of the harbor; ambience was as always, warm and inviting. The clam chowder was the most interesting we ever had, very different from the eponymous Legals but just as enjoyable. We ordered 4 different seafood dishes and every dish had its own distinctive flavor, taste, texture and artistic presentation. Saltiness was just right and portions generous. The fabulous corn Risotto is new and a must try for carb lovers and alternative to pasta. The pairing of Chef Alex with Chef Noe has definitely elevated the culinary experience higher than even a year ago. Our guest was old friend visiting from Singapore. He was impressed by all the dishes , and they know their foods in Singapore! Best restaurant in Marblehead and a gem for North Shore foodies.

  21. PK

    PKMurph

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique interesting menu. Great view. Great service. Great food.

  22. JL

    JulieL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very pleasant on a beautiful day!

  23. J

    Jennifers

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    Chef is so good. I think the food is tremendous. The service is poor from hostess stand customer service to waitstaff.

  24. KS

    KennethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were hoping to order lobster rolls but there was no lobster available. Instead, we shared the arugula salad, a scallop appetizer, and fish and chips. All the food items were delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Rory, was very helpful and provided excellent service. We will go back--and hopefully the lobster will be available.

  25. M

    Mike

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A new chef has changed the Landing to a level of cuisine rarely seen in Marblehead.

  26. C

    Chels

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat on the deck and had dinner on a lovely evening. Great bacon wrapped scallops, and very good swordfish. Would definitely go back.

  27. R

    Rick

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Didn’t even have our reservation on the book, girl at door turned us away. . Then mss add anger came and seared us in back room not in main restaurant. Food average for price, I wouldn’t have minded as much if they didn’t put us in Bach with no water view .,I wouldn’t recommend going here.

  28. CC

    CarmelC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere. Sat on deck with beautiful view and a great cocktail. Servers are professionals and the food was great. I had calimari and a crab cake with Caesar salad and they were all excellent. The new chef is a huge improvement!

  29. PB

    PerryB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    As always the Landing is very good. Lovely ambience right on the water in Marblehead. Everything was quite tasty and well prepared. The one comment I would have is there seems to be a different chef (and perhaps seafood purchaser) than when we last dined here i. Aug 2021. Very little fresh seafood simply prepared, and many more items in butter and other (heavier) sauces. All tasty and well prepared, but a very different feel to the dinner menu and culinary experience.

  30. MG

    MarcG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal and our waiter, Walter made the dining experience even better. Our family enjoyed the Manhattans's, Fried Calamari, Pressed Chicken and Noe's Steak Frits.

  31. AC

    AprilC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my third trip to The Landing this year since they got their new chef. Each time I went with someone different and we have all loved it. Had the "Healthy Salmon" this time with marinated mushrooms & sauteed spinach. Everything cooked perfectly. My friend had the haddock that was pan fried and came with parsnip puree, grilled asparagus and tomatoes, all excellent. For an app we had grilled oysters with lemongrass and ginger-fascinating taste. We ordered more. The server was great, and view awesome.

  32. AS

    AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place, love the drinks and the food was amazing. The waitress was very nice.

  33. SR

    SusanneR

    New England

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Unfortunately we could not dine here. Marblehead’s parking ordinances and the parking at The Landing made it impossible to park to get into the restaurant for a person with disabilities. Every street was packed to the gills with residential parking but not customer parking. We had dined here on a previous occasion and found a parking space a quarter of a mile away- this was not an option with my elderly disabled parent. Very very disappointed.

  34. FN

    FabNFifty

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Landing experience has been transformed ever since the new chef and new menu were introduced. It still has the local feel and friendly staff. However the atmosphere is much more inviting and the food is delicious! It is now our once a week go to dinner place. There is always a diverse group of people ranging from families with children to older couples both locals and tourists. The common theme is everyone feels welcomed and is having a great time. Keep up the great work and don’t change a thing!! (Except the seasonal menu items that is!)

  35. OC

    OzyC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service, food and ambience at the Landing!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    It’s great. The menu looked a little too “eclectic” but it was fantastic!

  37. KT

    KevinT

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at the Landing was truly outstanding! From the service to the masterful culinary craftsmanship, we were simply blown away.. The wonderful view and the charm of Marblehead is perfectly embodied, making the Landing an unbeatable dining experience. The service was prompt and impeccable. And Our server Lisa was warm, attentive, and truly a delight! We have dined at many of the top restaurants in the area and downtown Boston, yet we have never encountered a more passionate and proud manager than Junior. He recommended the salmon and the chicken. Now, we normally avoid ordering salmon and chicken entrees when we dine out as they are far too commonplace and simplistic.. We were skeptical, but as Junior promised everything was truly ‘amazing’. The entrees here are passionate works of art executed in a way that no other restaurant delivers. Cannot recommend this gem of a restaurant enough.

  38. TP

    TimothyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    limited menu, over priced for the value of the food. Great setting!! When ordering I asked for "hot fries" and the servers responds was "this is not McDonalds" Just was not a good fish sandwich mostly beer batter, very wet Cole slaw, fires were hot. a basic salad with chicken was way over priced. I have always liked it here but somethings are not right.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Mothers Day brunch

  40. R

    Rollo

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    David was the server - bright, personable, efficient. Food and drinks perfect - hot, tasty, good portions. A bit pricy but worth the splurge. We’ll be back.

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Landing Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 639-1266.

Landing Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Landing Restaurant

81 Front St Marblehead, MA 01945

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Marblehead

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    ALEX PENEIDA

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 639-1266

  • Private party facilities

    Host Your Event At A Fully Functional Facility Ready To Tailor To Your Event Needs. From Corporate Activities To Special Events And Weddings. We Have Space To Do It All! To Schedule A Tour Please Feel Free To Contact Robert Simonelli At THE LANDING RESTAURANT 781-639-1266 Or Email Us At THENEWLANDING@AOL.COM

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