About Us

Located on the lobby level of Beauport Hotel Gloucester, our charming 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar offers an oceanfront deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients by our Executive Chef Jonathan Mckechnie and culinary team. The warm décor, seaside vistas, and relaxed upscale atmosphere provide a Cape Ann dining experience unlike any other.

Meet the Chef

 

Chef Jon McKechnie is Gloucester born and raised, which has influenced his style and methods of cooking. This style can be described as rustic, refined, and innovative through quality ingredients, local sustainability, and consistency. Chef John is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation and has worked all over Massachusetts, most recently coming from The Country Club in Brookline, MA. When it comes to the future of 1606, Chef Jon is working with local purveyors to play with different flavors and pay homage to America’s oldest seaport. With various culinary initiatives, like dry-aged steaks, international conservas, and an innovative raw bar program, 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar has a fresh twist on traditional cuisine.

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