Best of Boston

2006 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Duckworth’s Bistrot

Before setting up shop in Gloucester, star chef Ken Duckworth gained invaluable training turning out classics like creamy wild mushroom soup and succulent Dover sole in Paris and at Boston’s famed Maison Robert. The American desserts, such as peanut butter pie and cheesecake, are the vision of Duckworth’s wife, Nicole, a self-trained pastry chef. Each dish, expertly executed and oozing with flavor, is testimony to the couple’s passion for perfection.

197 E. Main St., Gloucester, 978-282-4426,