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1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Gloucester, MA

1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
1503 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

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

Experiences

  • Mother's Day By The Sea Grand Ballroom Buffet

    USD 89.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    One of two distinct experiences brought to you by 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Beauport Hotel - join us for our Mother's Day by the Sea Buffet in our Grand Ballroom! Featuring a Chef's Station with our Hand-Carved Roasted Garlic & Herb Crusted Sirloin, a Waffle Bar, and a Make Your Own Omelet Station, this is the best Mother's Day Buffet in Gloucester with sweeping ocean views and top-notch service. Adults are $89* and kids are $49* (12 and under). Please specify the amount of adults and kids in the guest notes when booking. Reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations after May 5th at 9PM and no-shows will be subject to a $67 per person charge. *Price does not include MA State Tax and 20% gratuity.
    Mother's Day By The Sea Grand Ballroom Buffet photo
  • Mother's Day By The Sea Prix Fixe

    USD 92.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    One of two distinct experiences brought to you by 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Beauport Hotel - join us for Mother's Day by the Sea Prix Fixe in our Main Dining Room! Celebrate Mom this year with sweeping ocean views, a complimentary Prosecco Toast for the whole family (non-alcoholic beverage options available) and our three-course prix fixe menu, featuring Mom's favorites, such as Rack of Lamb Persillade, Chicken Galantine and Spring Asparagus Risotto. Adults are $92* per person and a children's menu is available for those 12 and under. Reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations after May 5th at 9PM and no-shows will be subject to a $67 per person charge. *Price does not include MA State Tax and 20% gratuity.
    Mother's Day By The Sea Prix Fixe photo
  • Greek Wine Pairing Dinner

    USD 120.00 per person

    25 Apr 2024 only
    Join us at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar on April 25th at 6:00PM for our four-course intimate dining experience featuring our Chef's creations paired with varietals of Greek Wines for $120++. 1st Course: Octo Fritto paired with 2022 Assyrtiko, Domaine Paterianakis 2nd Course: Skordostoumbi paired with 2022 Mavro Kalavrytino Natur, Domaine Tetramythos, 3rd Course: Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb paired with 2017 Peza, Kotsifali and Mantilaria, Domaine Paterianakis 4th Course: Baklava Cheesecake paired with 2012 Vin Liastos, Malvasia, Assyrtiko, Monemvasia ++MA State Tax & 20% Gratuity will be collected on-site in addition to the $120 price of the dinner experience. Cancellations & no shows will be charged the full amount.
    Greek Wine Pairing Dinner photo

What 1,503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Best Ambience

  • Greater Boston

    Great for scenic views

  • 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

1,503 Reviews
  1. Packard40

    Greater Boston

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 1 day ago
    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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  2. MRC1205

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 1 day ago
    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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  3. MollieB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 1 day ago
    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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  4. Derek

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 2 days ago
    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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  5. Lambermom

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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 2 days ago
    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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  6. 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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  7. June

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our meals and server were all top notch! Two had the delicious lamb special, I had a popover and a crab cake (my app crab cake was a perfect entree!). Desserts were wonderful and creative.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 9 April 2024
    June, we're thrilled to hear that we surpassed your expectations! Thank you for visiting us at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and for your fantastic feedback. We hope you'll return soon so you can find more menu favorites!

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  8. CharlesM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is truly top flight. Kudos to the chef and the kitchen.
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 9 April 2024
    We truly appreciate your rave review, Charles! At the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, we're known for fresh, delicious cuisine and our kitchen team will be thrilled by your comments. Please think of us when planning your next outing!

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  9. FussyPhyllis

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the service was a very good. Staff attentive but not overly so. Very busy yet food came out hot and in a well timed- fashion. Servers were well trained and interacted very well with clients. Beautiful property and beautiful setting
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 3 April 2024
    How wonderful to know that your recent dining experience at the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar was everything you hoped for! Thank you for sharing your high rating and kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon so we can work to earn that fifth star!

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  10. Meglee

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect Easter brunch! Great selection of food, nice cocktails and beautiful decor on the tables!
    1606 Restaurant and Oyster BarResponded on 3 April 2024
    Thank you for spending your Easter with us, Meglee! We love hearing that our delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and lovely ambiance surpassed your expectations. Please think of the 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar when planning your next outing!

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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 4.7 stars by 1503 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar

55 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5047

Dining areas

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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