Cape Ann Restaurants

Joined: January 9th, 2008, 8:26 pm

July 20th, 2017, 7:08 am #21

Dun Fudgin wrote:
Leland33 wrote:
Gee, Beauport has been mentioned at least by two in this thread: I did not know Beauport has that big a kitchen. It has been ages since I've been to Beauport and it's free to Gloucester residents. It wonderful how the architect would conserve the re-use of things - I remember the kitchen was way older than 110 years Beauport has been around.

Hmmm. Oh maybe so, yes Beauport hosts a brunch for Schooner Fest, but it's probably sold out. Maybe they DO have food - hey it's free to check out... right?

Oh wait, Karly you meant the Beaujelais maybe??? But didn't they close a while ago???

Maybe Beaufort Ambulance is expanding into food trucks... is that it???

Hmmmmmmm.

Into gardening?

http://shop.historicnewengland.org/BEA-GARDEN-7741/
It's the 1606 Restaurant & Bar at the Beauport Hotel.https://www.facebook.com/1606Restaurant ... 91I5nl_XcQ

Have you eaten there I have heard things about the prices and portion size is there anything that you can say about that. mostly about the scallop plates.

  
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July 20th, 2017, 11:19 am #22

Dun has posted about scallop plate at one time. I love both sea and harbor scallops but shrimp is more my price. I also like restaurants that have specials.

The 1606 at the hotel is very good. I went both off hours and off season - which is good to do. The Caesar salad that goes with a very generous burger was one of the best sides I've ever had to substitute fries on a burger order.

Semantically everyone could be right and I'm be wrong. It makes sense that "Beauport" is a historic place and "The Beauport" is the hotel that houses and a year round restaurant with a good burger and Caesar. ??
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

July 20th, 2017, 11:29 am #23

Hard to say why people refer to places as they do, Leland, but I've never heard anyone say "We went to 1606."   Some people may say that, but I haven't heard them.  I've heard lots of people say "I went to Beauport" and I know exactly what they mean and I suspect you do as well if they are talking about food.  
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July 20th, 2017, 12:22 pm #24

It is interesting though.  Similar situation...Emerson Inn's restaurant.  People say they went to The Emerson rather than (in its previous restaurant) The Grand Cafe or just Emerson.  Not sure yet about Pigeon Cove Tavern.
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July 20th, 2017, 12:55 pm #25

Would "The Hotel Pierre" be known as "Pierre" or "The Pierre"?
I think "The Beauport" sounds better for the hotel. The SPNEA Museum has always been "Beauport"

Following the semantics I mention both statements are true:

THE HOTEL 1606 Restaurant: During the Schooner Fest I had a great brunch at "The Beauport" with such a fantastic view of the Schooners sailing the outer harbor - they came right up to us.

THE EASTERN POINT MUSEUM/catered: During the Schooner Fest I had a great brunch at "Beauport" with such a fantastic view of the Schooners sailing the outer harbor - they came right up to us.

Tomorrow's garden tour at Beauport includes light food and drink - BTW it's sold out.

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Something I just noticed about The Beauport are the tops of blue and white umbrellas on the roof ridge line visible from Rogers Street. The Catalina look.
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July 20th, 2017, 3:24 pm #26

I like most of the restaurants in Gloucester with the exceptions being the Pilot House and Topside Grill. Seaport Grill is hit and miss.
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July 20th, 2017, 5:50 pm #27

we KNOW the museum doesn't serve food so therefore Beauport is the hotel restaurant
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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July 20th, 2017, 8:38 pm #28

flounda wrote:
I like most of the restaurants in Gloucester with the exceptions being the Pilot House and Topside Grill. Seaport Grill is hit and miss.
I didn't want to be the first to say it...but the Pilot House is awful.
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July 20th, 2017, 9:29 pm #29

Not Cape Ann, but if you want OUTSTANDING BBQ and don't mind taking a little drive, check out The Rusty Can in Newbury.

The best BBQ in New England.

https://www.facebook.com/rustycanoldno72/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/rusty-can-newbury-4
"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
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July 20th, 2017, 9:32 pm #30

NightStalker wrote:
we KNOW the museum doesn't serve food so therefore Beauport is the hotel restaurant
Yeap, Beauport (the museum) serves mostly catered food on special events like tomorrow's tour, Schooner Fest, weddings but isn't a restaurant. One feature of Beauport's 40 rooms is a salvaged kitchen dating to 1628 - a few years shy of Gloucester400. Mutton, tea and biscuits? Yumm! The Emerson has been on my food bucket list for a long time... As "my place .." has been off it when I was read the riot act for calling in a reservation. Feather and wedge maybe I'll sit at the bar. I don't like talking loud because everyone else is. Also haven't done Stone's I'll hopefully try (or try again) FineFood, Riversbend Cafe or Restaurant, PapiChix. My favorites are for the people, well prepared and it's good for you: Paprika Grillle, The Cupboard, The Causeway and #One is Thai Choice. It looks like Thai food is an close to Indian we'll get. Essex Seafood (are native shrimp back???) and Farnhams (Caesar w/ grilled shrimp) are on my short list as are Charlie's, Maria's (crab cakes). Years ago I was always having breakfast out on weekends. But today: Mom's Kitchen, Two Sisters, and I enjoy the paper at the Atlantic Inn. The staff and food is very pleasant. Just remember Mutton might be on the menu at Beauport's (real) 1628 kitchen.
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July 21st, 2017, 3:27 pm #31

battlingignorance wrote:
En Fuego? Great - I am so ready for "anythingbutJalapenos"
The salsa and chips are great. The house margs are fantastic. We've yet to have a bad entree.

Double date?


Nate
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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July 21st, 2017, 3:35 pm #32

Peter Cennza former owner and chef of the Tratoria which is now the head chef at Italiano. We should now get great authentic Italian food.
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Joined: December 30th, 2006, 9:22 am

July 21st, 2017, 4:18 pm #33

battlingignorance wrote:
En Fuego? Great - I am so ready for "anythingbutJalapenos"
Tiny little hole in the wall, but delicious (and very reasonable!) Mexican food in Beverly:  La Victoria  http://www.victoriataqueria.com/  No liquor license, though. Open Mon - Saturday 11 to 9. Closed on Sundays.


La Victoria
6 Wallis st
Beverly  978 969 2228
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July 21st, 2017, 4:26 pm #34

when I first came on the police department, there was an old-timer working the radio one day when the alarm at Beauport Museum went off. he contacted the ambulance company to tell them the alarm at their museum was going off.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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July 21st, 2017, 4:33 pm #35

I hope the ambulance got to the future hotel location in time.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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July 21st, 2017, 7:21 pm #36

Leland33 wrote:
Dun has posted about scallop plate at one time. I love both sea and harbor scallops but shrimp is more my price. I also like restaurants that have specials.

The 1606 at the hotel is very good. I went both off hours and off season - which is good to do. The Caesar salad that goes with a very generous burger was one of the best sides I've ever had to substitute fries on a burger order.

Semantically everyone could be right and I'm be wrong. It makes sense that "Beauport" is a historic place and "The Beauport" is the hotel that houses and a year round restaurant with a good burger and Caesar. ??
I very much enjoy having lunch there , but yes, the menu could use a little updating. 
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July 21st, 2017, 10:00 pm #37

drinkycrow wrote:
Leland33 wrote:
Dun has posted about scallop plate at one time. I love both sea and harbor scallops but shrimp is more my price. I also like restaurants that have specials.

The 1606 at the hotel is very good. I went both off hours and off season - which is good to do. The Caesar salad that goes with a very generous burger was one of the best sides I've ever had to substitute fries on a burger order.

Semantically everyone could be right and I'm be wrong. It makes sense that "Beauport" is a historic place and "The Beauport" is the hotel that houses and a year round restaurant with a good burger and Caesar. ??
I very much enjoy having lunch there , but yes, the menu could use a little updating. 
It just turned a year old and they are always adding specials. The other night a family was raving about the flat bread pizza. The other morning the kitchen crew panicked when the gas company turned off the gas. This was about an hour before breakfast, the gas company took about 10 minutes to add something to the main to increase psi. When a large function was going on and both the main kitchen and the banquet kitchen was in full use the room showers & sinks took too long for hot water. The quick modification didn't hinder the crew from make'n bacon on time!
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July 21st, 2017, 10:08 pm #38

Dun...that heirloom tomato flatbread that my husband and I shared at the bar last week after an event in town was fabulous. I remember telling the server how good it was and you know I grow my own tomatoes and am picky about veggies.  
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July 22nd, 2017, 2:15 am #39

I don't think I looked at the menu much. Primarily I wanted a burger medium rare and I wanted to know what sides it came with. True for now eight restaurants.

As I said above the Caesar that was a choice was made with care - but usually simply put together. 1606 had torn (best way) romaine and not chopped (bruised) not too crisp and crotons not crucht and not soft. The dressing lightly coated all.

My waitress, Leiann, Gloucester native, was amused to hear my stories one being the Caesar Salad at a popular French restaurant on Washington Street near Scaldanis - before she was born.

The Caesar was made at the table on a little metal cart that was wheeled out. On the cart was a bowl of torn romain and a sterna stove. In a tiny skillet the egg was heated to thicken but not cook and added to a small bowl of seasonings then added to the lettuce.

She was amused at that story and happy that a 1606 salad reminded me of that.

My next time at 1606 will probably be mud afternoon in January - like this time I hope.
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July 22nd, 2017, 7:55 am #40

NateG42 wrote:
battlingignorance wrote:
En Fuego? Great - I am so ready for "anythingbutJalapenos"
The salsa and chips are great. The house margs are fantastic. We've yet to have a bad entree.

Double date?

Nate
Souds good...but not before September 20!
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