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1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Gloucester, MA

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
1537 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 29 times today

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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
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Best Ambience

  • Greater Boston

    Great for scenic views

  • Boston Metro North

    Best Service

  • Boston Metro North

    Best Ambience

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for brunch

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro North

    Great for scenic views

  • Boston Metro North

    American

1,537 Reviews
  1. TracyP

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always our experience at the 1606 Restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food and service...amazing. Thank you to Katie for taking care of us and for bringing over a yummy dessert to celebrate and honor my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back!

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  2. TheFunNeverEnds

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration Gail arranged everything - she is a true gem!’Our server was lovely and we all had a wonderful experience

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  3. JaclynB

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at your Tiki Summer Kickoff! Food and drinks were delicious, particularly the daiquiri and the chicken, plantains, and pineapple fried rice!! Thanks for hosting that.

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  4. KellyH

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous all around!! Incredible hospitality from Gaile, so kind and accommodating. Gaile gave us the best table on the deck on a gorgeous day. Salvey at the valet was very sweet, personable and came over to my car in the lot without me even asking for help. Took all of my things to the room. Kyle was our server during a 10 person dinner and was excellent. Bravo to all of the staff at the Beauport!! The food is awesome. Lobster rolls, crab cakes, clams in the half shell, gluten free flatbread margarita pizza, salmon, scallops, tuna, everything was so good!! The decor is a beautiful combination of nautical and modern. Love this place so much. Keep up the great work!! Thank you❤️⚓️🎉
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 1 day ago
    Kelly, we can't ask for a better review! Thank you for taking a moment to mention Gaile, Salvey, Kyle, and the rest of our caring, hardworking team at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. We're thrilled that our fresh, delicious fare and unbeatable setting surpassed your expectations. Please think of us when planning another five-star experience!

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  5. AngelaW

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to go in the summer. Great food and service, with a fantastic view.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 1 day ago
    Angela, it's always a delight to welcome you through our doors! Thank you for your fantastic comments and perfect score. We're already looking forward to seeing you again soon at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our breakfast s of French toast, bacon and eggs was delicious! We loved the beautiful dining area and gorgeous view. W can’t wait to go back for drinks and dinner. This gorgeous restaurant is now a favorite spot. Great service, too!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for starting your day with us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! We love knowing that our fresh, tasty fare, attentive team, and stunning setting exceeded your expectations. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    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 on 18 May 2024
    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    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 on 17 May 2024
    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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    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 on 15 May 2024
    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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    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 on 15 May 2024
    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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.  This isnt our first time being here we love coming each time, bringing our friends and family and sharing this great place.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded 5 days ago
    It's always a thrill to see familiar faces! Thank you for highlighting our delicious fare, excellent service, and friendly, welcoming vibe. We truly appreciate you bringing family and friends to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar and we hope to welcome you back soon for another five-star experience!

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  12. JMA1

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    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 on 14 May 2024
    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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  13. michae

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    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 on 14 May 2024
    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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    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 on 14 May 2024
    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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  15. noelleh

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful entrees, drinks and ambience highly recommend
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 14 May 2024
    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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  16. DanaO

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 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 on 14 May 2024
    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 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 on 11 May 2024
    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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with spectacular views. And the food was excellent on top of that. Really enjoyable time.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 9 May 2024
    What a joy to know that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you for your fantastic review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Please visit us again soon so you can experience it all again!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection of fresh oysters. Lobster roll was stuffed with plenty of lobster meet. Irish bartender was attentive and informed.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 8 May 2024
    Our fresh, varied selection of seafood is how we are known at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and your excellent review means the world to us! Thank you for commenting on our top-notch service. We hope it won't be long before you return for another five-star experience!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Everything is always so good there😀
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 8 May 2024
    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, we pride ourselves on consistently surpassing expectations, and your glowing praise made our day! Thank you for rating us five stars. We're already looking forward to your next visit!

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  21. Mememe

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Outstanding service and great food.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 7 May 2024
    We can't ask for better praise! Thank you for making the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar one of your regular spots for a memorable meal. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  22. JJ345

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everything about this restaurant: the food, drinks, service, view, ambiance, and overall dining experience. It exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to visiting again.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 7 May 2024
    We enjoyed everything about welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback about our delicious cuisine, attentive team, and beautiful, welcoming atmosphere. It will be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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  23. Rosey

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1606 Restaurant is always fantastic! The food is continually delicious, the atmosphere is vibrant and classy, the staff are superior.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 7 May 2024
    There's something special about welcoming regular guests to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Rosey, and we love seeing you come through our doors! Thank you for your fantastic five-star review. Our team will appreciate your compliments, and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know what happened, but we seem to come in at the change of shift, because our first server told us to take our time and then I realized she did it because she was then leaving the second server picked up by taking our order, but things got delivered so slowly I don’t know if it was the kitchen or the server had too many tables etc. etc. etc.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 14 May 2024
    Providing excellent service is how we are known at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and we truly regret that your visit fell short of that standard. Our team will use your feedback to see where retraining is needed. Please allow us a second chance to make a better impression.

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  25. Hugger

    Greater Boston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday noon lunch/brunch was very pleasant, but due to the popularity of the restaurant at that hour a reservation is a requirement. Diners were even ordering and eating in the hotel lobby The new recipe for the clam chowder is good but not as superb as their original. Best burger ever!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 2 May 2024
    Thank you for visiting us for Sunday Brunch, Hugger! We truly appreciate your feedback and five-star rating. Our goal is always to offer fresh, delicious food and attentive service. We hope you'll make plans to return soon to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  26. AmyF

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, delicious food & great service from Holly. We will be back!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 1 May 2024
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Amy! We're so glad you enjoyed our stunning setting, excellent service, and tasty fare. Holly will appreciate your compliment, and we all hope to serve you again soon!

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  27. RDM2015

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location. The staff and restaurant did a very good job. Our table was by the deck where we had a view of Gloucester harbor and the evening sky. Beautiful. The food was very good and nicely presented. The service was attentive and friendly. I was there for a birthday celebration and would definitely return. It is not inexpensive but worth the extra cost.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 30 April 2024
    Special events are somehow even more memorable when celebrated at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed our excellent service, delicious fare, and stunning waterfront setting. We're already looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  28. KayG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is excellent. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 30 April 2024
    We love hearing from happy guests, Kay! Thanks so much for choosing the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for your recent outing, and for rating us five stars. Please return soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect birthday celebration. From start to finish, the service, the menu, the conversations, the view! A total experience of fine dining
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 4 May 2024
    We can't ask for a better review! Thank you for trusting us with your special outing, and for letting us know how much you appreciated our excellent cuisine, attentive team, and breathtaking setting at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Please plan to make more memories with us again soon!

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  30. LeslieE

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of us had a different entree—all superb. The halibut infused with miso was exceptional. Wait staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Gorgeous view and atmosphere. My new favorite restaurant.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 24 April 2024
    What an honor, Leslie, to have earned such a special ranking! We're thrilled that our fresh, perfectly prepared dishes and attentive team surpassed your expectations. Your five-star rating means the world to us and we can't wait to welcome you back soon to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  31. KellyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Repeat customer here and always so happy to come back. Their Sunday brunch is great and service is always friendly and pleasant.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 24 April 2024
    It's always a delight to welcome you through our doors, Kelly! Thank you for taking a moment to share your fantastic remarks about our caring team and delicious cuisine. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  32. Glostagal

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Vanessa was so attentive so helpful so knowledgeable with recommendations for a sweet wine. Food was beautifully presented and everyone enjoyed their meals. Looking forward to returning soon. Thank you to all.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 23 April 2024
    What a joy to know that your experience with us was everything you hoped for! Thank you for your terrific remarks about our excellent cuisine and caring team. Vanessa will appreciate your feedback, and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar!

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  33. StephanieW

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, and a fantastic view!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 24 April 2024
    Stephanie, we can't ask for better feedback! Thank you for your excellent review of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. We hope it won't be long before we're welcoming you back for another memorable, five-star meal!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome always constently great foodand good service
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 2 May 2024
    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, we are dedicated to exceptional dining experiences, and we appreciate your fantastic review! Thank you for rating us five stars. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  35. Packard40

    Greater Boston

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of the ocean. Two great bars, fireplaces, outdoor seating and great food. Love the whole hotel ambience. Highly recommend
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 17 April 2024
    At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, our goal is always to surpass expectations, and your fantastic review made our day! Thank you for commenting on our cozy, welcoming atmosphere, stunning views, and delicious fare. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  36. MRC1205

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unfortunately sub-par compared to our first dinning experience at 1606, which was during peak season in the Summer and was wonderful. Our more recent experience in the off season was disappointing. We were rushed by our server, despite barely dining for more than an hour and the fact that there was no wait and many empty tables. I ordered butternut tortellini which came as lobster tortellini despite the menu not mentioning any meat or seafood being involved in the dish. We ordered mussels as an appetizers which were somewhat grainy, and the server took them away before we were even halfway done. Would recommend 1606 in the Summer, but would not recommend in the off season. Food and service took a hit.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 17 April 2024
    We're disappointed to learn that your recent visit fell short of what you've come to expect from us, and our team will be reviewing your helpful feedback to see how we can ensure consistent excellence going forward. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We hope to have another chance soon to restore your trust in us.

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  37. MollieB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were 3 of us. One person sent back the entree of beef short ribs as it was not good, it was all stringy - a bad texture. The rest of us loved our food. It was a bit noisy as it was busy and the music was a wee bit loud.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 17 April 2024
    Mollie, it was a pleasure welcoming you all to the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar! We regret that one of your meals was not reflective of our usual excellence, and we appreciate you allowing us to make it right. Thank you for your kind remarks and helpful feedback. We hope your plans bring you back soon for another five-star experience!

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  38. Derek

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved this place. Mom’s 70th birthday was so special thanks to 1606! Thank you all!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 16 April 2024
    It was an honor to be chosen to host your very special gathering, Derek! Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments and five-star score for the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar. We'd love the chance to serve you again soon!

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  39. Lambermom

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night! The ambiance is perfect for being on the water n this old fishing city. The decor is classy, a bit nautical and the view can't be beat. Our server, Kyle, was just attentive enough, never hovering. The menu has something for everyone from hush puppies and popovers to fancy steaks. We will be back again!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 16 April 2024
    How wonderful to know that you found so much to love about your recent visit with us! Thank you for commenting on our relaxed, charming vibe, delicious fare, and excellent service. Kyle will appreciate your fantastic review, and we'd love the chance to welcome you back soon for another five-star meal!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fried clams ever !!! Meals were great. Aesthetic drinks as well.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 9 April 2024
    Earning your five-star score made our day! Thank you for choosing the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar for your recent outing. We'd love the chance to serve you again soon!

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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 4.8 stars by 1537 OpenTable diners.

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55 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5047

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Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Washington Street
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, 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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