Emerson Inn by the Sea

1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Innkeeper(s): Bruce and Michele Coates

New Hours... 3 Jun 2014, 2:44 pm

The Grand Cafe is now open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, from 5 - 9 pm 

We are serving casual fare (burgers, soup, salads and appetizers) in The Parlor Bar, Tuesday through Sunday, from 3 - 9 pm.

Beautiful Day for Sailing in Rockport, MA 24 May 2014, 12:51 pm

Great view from the top deck of the Emerson Inn By The Sea.  Looks like a Sandy Bay Yacht Club sailing class today.  For spa, dinner,or room reservations please call 978-546-6321.  Emerson Inn By The Sea, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966.

Ocean Front Hotel Pool Open for The Season in Rockport, Massachusetts 24 May 2014, 12:40 pm

Just waiting for you to jump in!  The Emerson Inn By The Sea's ocean front swimming pool is now open and currently heated to 80 degrees.  Who will be the first one in this year?  For guest roomrestaurant, or spa  reservations, please call 978-546-6321.  Emerson Inn By The Sea, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966.

Restaurant Week! 19 Aug 2013, 2:29 pm

Restaurant Week Boston is here.  It started yesterday and runs  through  August 30th.  In addition to our full dinner menu we will be offering a three course, prix fixe dinner for $38.13.

Please arrive early and enjoy the Raw Bar & Cocktails on the Veranda.


 14 Jul 2013, 10:58 am

This tour will travel by us, as the Emerson Inn By The Sea is on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway - the cars will travel an 85 mile route along the scenic byway.

Link: Tour d'Elegance Debuts Along the Byway

LobsterFest Package 14 Jul 2013, 10:55 am

Rockport LobsterFest Package

Features 2 tickets to the 17th Annual Rockport Rotary LobsterFest!

Rockport Rotary's 17th Annual LobsterFest will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 3 to 7pm, rain or shine, at the American Legion Hall Bandstand on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA.  Enjoy ocean views, live music and a complete meal of hot boiled lobster, corn-on-the-cob, clam chowder, roll and butter, watermelon and a soft drink in this festive and picturesque setting. A cash bar for beer and wine is also available. Each year close to 800 people enjoy this lively event, and funds raised support the good community service projects and scholarship fund of the Rockport Rotary Club. This year, LobsterFest will be followed by the Town of Rockport's first ever fireworks show. Come early, stay late, and enjoy the fun! Don't Miss It!

LobsterFest Package includes 3 nights accommodation at the historic Emerson Inn By The Sea, complimentary fruit & cheese platter upon arrival, full hot breakfast for 2 each morning, and 2 tickets to the LobsterFest.  Package price varies by room selected and ranges from $497 to $ 1,067 plus tax.  Reserve an ocean front room and watch the lobstermen pull up their traps in the morning and then enjoy their catch for dinner!  Reservations: 978-546-6321.

Mothers Day and Updated Hours... 23 Apr 2013, 4:57 am

We are now serving dinner on Friday - Sunday from 5 pm - 9 pm

On Mother's Day, May 12th, we will have live piano music and offer our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet with seatings from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  http://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/dining_events.htm

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Menu
Sunday, May 12, 2013; 10 am – 2:30 pm

Starters and Salads
  • Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel Display
  • Mesclun Greens with Traditional Accompaniments
  • Baby Arugula Salad with Watermelon and Toasted Almonds
  • Antipasto Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
  • Chilled Salad of Shrimp, Clams, Mussels and Calamari
    with Fresh Herbs, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice
  • Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Bagels with Flavored Cream Cheese
  • Seasonal Fruit and Gourmet Cheese Display
  • Artisan Breads with Whipped Butter

Carving Station
  • Roasted Garlic and Gorgonzola Encrusted Black Angus Sirloin
  • Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Brandied Fuji Apple Sauce

Entrees and Accompaniments
  • Honey Lavender Seared Salmon over Basmati Rice
  • Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms
  • Vegetable Ravioli with Ratatouille
  • Eggs Benedict with Lobster Hollandaise
  • Hot Waffle Station with Whipped Cream, Fresh Berriesand Organic Maple Syrup
  • Eggs Scrambled with Boursin Cheese and Fresh Chives
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • Spring Vegetable Medley

Dessert Display
  • Assortment of Specialty Pies and Cakes
  • Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Fruit Parfaits
  • Coffee & Tea

$49 per person
$24.50 per child, ages 3-10
(plus beverages, tax and gratuity)

RESERVATIONS: (978) 546-6321
One Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

Easter Grand Buffet 2013 3 Apr 2013, 7:30 am

Here are some photos from this year's Easter Brunch Grand Buffet...

APRIL at the Shalin Liu Performance Center... 3 Apr 2013, 7:26 am

Back Bay Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
Enjoy a free community concert from top New England Conservatory musicians performing traditional brass quintet works to new compositions and popular music. 

David Maxwell, blues 
Saturday, April 6, 8 PM  

Veteran blues pianist David Maxwell has played with the greats, earning a reputation for his improvisational skills and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago blues. Tickets start at just $18!

"He plays the blues like it should be played...the low-down, dirty, funky blues. He's got it all together." - John Lee Hooker
Nicole Nelson wowed America singing "Hallelujah" on
The Voice and was named "Female Vocalist of The Year" at The 2012 Boston Music Awards. 

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Appalachian Spring
Performed by Boston Conservatory orchestra students
Russell Ger, conductor 
Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, lecturer 
Sunday, April 7, 7 PM

Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was originally written as the score for a ballet commissioned by Martha Graham. It premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress. Free and open to the public.

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Livingston Taylor, singer/songwriter
OPENING ACT  Jesse Ruben
Friday, April 12, 8 PM 
Saturday, April 13, 8 PM  SOLD OUT

Livingston Taylor takes audiences on a musical journey through upbeat storytelling and signing touching ballads and top-forty hits like "I'll Come Running."  
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Michael Dutra & The Strictly Frank Sinatra Orchestra 
Sunday, April 14, 5 PM 

Swing back in time with songs like "My Way," "Summer Wind," and "Strangers in The Night" with one of the finest Frank Sinatra impressionists in the country.

"Dutra's charm is old-school, a mix of flattery, self-deprecation, and innocence...From 20 feet away, the impersonation is disarming." 
The Boston Globe

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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, pianists
Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, lecturer 
Monday, April 22, 7 PM

The first performance in 1913 of Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev's avant-garde four-hand piano ballet resulted
in a near riot and has since become a favorite with audiences. 
Free and open to the public.

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Lars Vogt, piano
Friday, April 26, 8 PM

Lars Vogt--the first ever Pianist in Residence for the Berliner Philharmoniker--is one of the top chamber musicians of his generation. 

A Top Pick for Spring by The Boston Globe:
"Not to be missed..is German pianist Lars Vogt, whose sensitivity and poise should make a fascinating match for a program of Schubert, Brahms, Bartók, and Thomas Larcher" 

"This was modern pianism at full throttle, with Mozart in the 
headlights."   -  The New York Times


Handel: Guilio Cesare 
Saturday, April 27, 12 PM

To illuminate the opera's themes of love, war, and empire building, David McVicar's staging incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism. 


Easter Brunch at the Emerson Inn 20 Feb 2013, 1:39 pm

Easter Grand Buffet
Sunday, March 31st, 2013, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Starters and Salads

- Lobster Deviled Eggs
- Smoked Salmon Display
- Mesclun Greens with Traditional Accompaniments
- Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Pecans and Goat Cheese Crumbles
- Tortellini Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Artichokes & Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Specialty Fruit and Cheese Display
- Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Bagels with Flavored Cream Cheese
- Artisan Breads with Whipped Butter

Carving Station

- Herb Encrusted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jus
- Virginia Ham with Caramelized Sage Pineapple

Entrees and Accompaniments

- Baked Haddock with Lobster-Sherry Sauce
- Chicken Francaise with Roasted Tomatoes, Capers and a Light Lemon Sauce
- Wild Berry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
- Eggs Scrambled with Boursin Cheese
- Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Eggs Benedict with Fresh Herb Hollandaise
- Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
- Spring Baby Vegetable Medley

Dessert Display

- Chocolate Kahlua Trifle
- Assortment of Specialty Pies and Cakes
- Mini Fruit Tarts and Crème Anglaise Parfaits

Coffee & Tea

$47 per person
$23.50 per child, age 3-10
(Price Does Not Include Tax, Gratuity or Beverages)

One Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-6321