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Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn - CLOSED

1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
+1 978-546-9500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
7 Sep 2016
“good food”
29 Aug 2016
“'secret' dinner experience in Massachusetts wild North Cape coastal towns”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Despite being nearly neighbors of this establishment, we had not dined here before. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the swordfish with the mango relish atop of a pretty good risotto. The swordfish was perfectly cooked, and I was given a good portion. WE had...More

Thank oceanrower2014
Reviewed 31 May 2015

With a group of four for dinner, we each had a wonderful dining experience. The new chef had a great menu for us. We highly recommend this! Plus, the staff was attentive and engaging. Don't worry, if you want to be left alone they seemed...More

Thank Jeff603
Reviewed 18 January 2015

excellent dinner and great wine list. Very good service and comfy restaurant. I had the salmon main course, which was delicious!

Thank EM71
Reviewed 29 November 2014

My family and I went here for dinner for a Birthday celebration. My sister and I wanted to order from a kid's menu, but we were told they don't have the usual kid's menu now. There were only two things they could make - Gnocchi...More

1  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Had their special dinner package . Started with the cesar salad which was good followed by the pork tenderloin which was excellent. The dessert was suppose to be apple crisp but they ran out of ice cream. What they brought out was half baked apple...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We were looking for a better-than-average meal and we definitely found it at the Grand Cafe. Old world style, excellent meal. I had halibut perfectly prepared my husband has lobster. Very good risotto was served with each, As an added bonus there was a very...More

Thank drcrushser
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Food quality was outstanding and superb service - a delight! Staff were great and very helpful and the Chef's imagination deserves special mention.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We loved the ambiance at the Emerson Inn in the small New England village of Rockport, MA. The food was delicious and the service very good. A little pricey but not for what we ordered. Not a family restaurant but nice for a couple's night...More

Thank pollyanna123
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Was here with family and my Aunt &Uncle from London were staying at the Inn. Lovely view looking out from the front porch where we had cocktails prior to dinner....the only way you can have alchohol in Rockport (though close to entering the 21st century)...More

Thank FTLHotelier
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We had such wonderful seafood in an historic setting. This was a hotel we would consider staying at, swim pool and views of the ocean.

Thank Jackie C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-9500
  • E-mail
Our Hoistoric Hotel is proud to feature The Grand Cafe, one of the finest Rockport, MA restaurants. Starting with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean - just 50 yards from the dining room - and ending with delectable desserts, everything in-between is what fine dining should be. Our chef serves up fine New England fare using the freshest local ingredients and appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts from his own original recipes, resulting in our classic and creative cuisine.
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