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“A hidden jewel on Washington Street not to be missed.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Passports Restaurant

Passports Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 137 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Valatie, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A hidden jewel on Washington Street not to be missed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We dined at Passports last Friday night , June 27th. Thank you Tripadvisor as we would not have sought out this establishment otherwise. Having summered in Gloucester for the past 20 years, for some reason this establishment has never caught our eye. Our server was FANTASTIC and with reservations were seated in the left storefront window which was a special treat especially during Saint Peters Fiesta. The rawbar appetizer was collossal wiith an excellent meal which followed. Our compliments to the kitchen staff who were well attired and professional in appearance. Passports is worthy of table linen and would be my only suggestion. The dining room is missing color and the use of tablecloths is a symbol of fine dining which is why I rated Passports a four out of five. Also the hot water in the restroom comes out at boiling temperature and is a liability (seriously) An important message to the owner, PLEASE do yourself a favor before someone gets seriously injured and call a plumber.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jagular48761
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English first
Upstate, New York
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best popovers ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a gem of a place right on Main St. Your served a popover first thing. The dishes are
so yummy & the sevice is excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smiling4unow
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Boston, MA
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174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A good but no longer great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

If I could give 3.5 stars, I would as that is truly the most accurate rating. We started coming to Passports just after it opened over 15 years ago, when it was just one store-front wide with about 10 tables. Back then the varied, international menu was inspired and exciting; now the options feel a bit obvious and the reality that no one can cook every cuisine equally well is evident. I had mussels that were over-cooked, though the broth they were in was excellent. The lobster roll has a lot of lobster meat, but again some pieces of the meat were over-cooked. The fact that they only have a beer and wine license is also a bit limiting as it was a Friday night after a long week and I would have really liked a mixed drink. The service was solid, and they do try to do a good job, but perhaps they need to try to do a bit less to do more really well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RinfromMA
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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. I had the fish stew & it was vey good. Mussels were the best. Other meals were Steak, very good, Haddock was excellent. You can't go wrong

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Earl W
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Bangor, Maine
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“If you are in Gloucester, eat here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Warm welcome, comfortable seating, pleasant atmosphere. I loved my Thai duck with lime-mango sauce. Crisp skinned, tender and perfect seasoned. Table mates were enthusiastic about their grilled swordfish with capers and pulled pork quesadilla. Dishes were beautifully plated.

Fabulous desserts. If you like rich, order the Congo bar sundae. I love the ricotta-lemon torte - intense flavor and not heavy. The strawberry-peach bread pudding with caramel sauce at the next table looked pretty fabulous also. Good wine list, too.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roberta D
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