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“The sauces”

Duckworth's Bistrot
Ranked #1 of 138 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“The sauces”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

WOW! Duck is duck, monkfish is junk fish, unless they are cooked like it matters and the sauces are perfect. What a joy to go there. We were guided until we have had the best meal that we can remember. She knows. Let her be your guide. What a gift to start our vacation. Hope you can get a seat. You will enjoy it. The best part is you can have a variety of foods without over eating with their small sized portions. It is all good. I would not have cared if they put me next to the kitchen, but, fortunately we got the window. What an additional gift.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Barry H
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English first
Worthington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Duckworth's is one of the best places for good food in the area. They could offer more desserts made with fresh, local fruit.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank sannefisher
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new york
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great little spot”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The food was well prepared and well presented -the room is small and too crowded for my taste but the quality of the meal made up for it!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank threedev
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Duckworth's lived up to its reputation!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Very busy little bistro style restuarant with a relaxed, confident ambience and friendly, enthusiastic staff. The food was to die for! We ordered the Lobster Risotto and Scallop Salad to start followed by Seafood Stew and Duck Breast...all of which were amazing - especially the Lobster Risotto!! Although full to the brim, we ordered some Banana Layer Cake..OMG!! It's a must! We had some good qualityy cava, soem delicious red wine and a port too!! We booked 5 days in advance for a Wednesday night and were lucky to get a table. It is this popular because it really is that good!

  • Visited July 2013
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“loved it so much we went back 3 nites later”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We were in the area for a week and went to Duckworths on tuesday nite.

Crowded but we could tell that everyone was enjoying their meal. Had an 830 rez- seated at 835.

Wine list - a little pricy but we found an excellent french sauvignon blanc for $38.

Waiter was great- personable, knowledgeable and glad to serve us.

menu was also great- had frisee, lardons and poached egg salad- yum- and caesar salad- caesar was good not great but the croutons were amazing ( i usually pick them out)- parmesan crusted, crunchy and tasty.

then we had half dozen oysters- pristine and delish and a half order of mushroom/asparagus
risotto- best risotto ever.

we looked at each other and said this is an excellent meal- better than any place else we had been in the area- and made a rez for friday nite on the spot.

finally had half portion of roast chicken entree- excellent and half portion of scallops- also excellent.

no dessert or coffee- bill was $150. A little pricy but well worth it.

Went back on Friday.

Same waiter. same bottle of sauvignon blanc.

Same frisee salad, same oysters- both excellent.

Also had mushroom bisque- earthy and delicious.

half order of strip steak entree- perfectly cooked, tender and delish.

full order of homemade fettucine bolognese- al dente pasta, hearty and robust sauce- excellent.

no dessert or coffee-$150 again.

So we were in Cape Ann for a week- these were the 2 best meals by far.

Wish we lived closer- would like to go tonite.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank z235e49
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