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Did you know The Studio Restaurant’s menu is half off today and Friday? And yes that includes Sushi!

We went and had the best waitress! Her name is Danielle and you definitely should ask for her!






Take advantage while summer is still here……

$1 Oysters are what’s up on Cape Ann right now.

The following places advertise on a weekly basis and are subject to change by the week. If there are places that I have not listed please leave a comment and I will update.

The Studio 

All day Monday- Thursday

Foreign Affairs

Sunday- Brunch

Tuesday- Dinner hours

Wednesday- Lunch and Dinner hours

Thursday and Friday Lunch hours only

Short & Main

Everyday except Wednesdays

During the hours of 5pm to 6pm and 9pm to 10pm

Seaport Grille

Wednesday- All day

Mile Marker

Every Sunday all day


Join The Studio Restaurant today only for a half price Mexican menu all day. The best “deck on the Neck!”

Cally Flaherty Greg Halle Studio Restaurant ©Kim Smith 2015Our favorite waitress from the Seventh Wave in Rockport, Cally Flaherty, is now working at The Studio, with the very affable Studio’s Greg Halle.

Thanks for a fabulous dinner last night Greg, Cally, and Colleen! 

Studio Restaurnat Rocky Neck Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

Join Julie Cleveland “Pianist” for brunch this Sunday @ The Studio from 12:00pm to 2:00pm 7.6.201

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studio piano

Julie plays an eclectic mix of solo piano originals, as well as jazz standards, in a style that’s been described by drummer Nelson Bragg as “new age with teeth.”

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Cape Ann Piano Studio, Julie Cleveland, Pianist/Instructor
Music Lessons & Instruction

BREAKING NEWS: Henri Smith @ The Studio on Saturday featuring Grammy-Winner Amadee Castenell

Henri Smith at the Larcom Theatre   March 2014

This is a big coup for the new Studio — and it’ll be your last chance to see Henri Smith anywhere around here without buying a ticket for quite some time.

Joining Henri will be many of the guys who were on stage with him at The Larcom Theatre in March, including Grammy-Award winning Amadee Castenell on sax and a big surprise!

Don’t expect there to be any tables left on Saturday, so you’d better call (978) 879-4896 to make a reservation.  Do it now!

Henri will be back at the Larcom Theatre in December for a very special Christmas show.  If you’ve signed up for our free Concert Club, you’ll be able to get tickets before they go on sale to the public (click here if you haven’t signed up).  More details on this concert coming in a few days . . .

Here’s a taste of what you can expect this Saturday — check out Amadee’s sax and flute solos!


Calling All Runners

road race poster


Rocky Neck 5K Road Race: The firstannual 5K walk/run

Organized by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Studio Restaurant

to benefit the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

Open to all ages.

Race date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Entry fee: $25 now  $35 after May 31, 2014

More info at www.rockyneck5k.com

Gloucester MA—Rocky Neck’s newly designated Cultural District and its ocean bound environs provides the scenic backdrop for the first ever Rocky Neck 5K on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 AM. The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and The Studio Restaurant are hosting the 3.1 mile run//walk and celebratory lunch for race participants to raise money to support RNAC’s new Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. Racers will proceed from the Causeway on Rocky Neck, along Eastern Point Road to Grapevine Road and Lands End Lane. They will return from Gloucester’s Atlantic Road Back Shore via Farrington Avenue to the finish line in front of The Studio Restaurant at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue. Along with the free buffet lunch, post-race festivities for participants includes an awards ceremony to recognize top male and female finishers in each age category. The names of the overall top male and female 2014 finishers will be inscribed on a wall plaque in The Studio Restaurant that will remain on display to honor Rocky Neck 5K winners each year.


Online registration and information about the race, the race course and race parking are available at www.rockyneck5k.com.  Register now for$25.00 or $35.00 after May 31.  Registration forms and information can also be picked up in advance of race day at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA  01930, Thursday–Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM and, during operating hours, at The Studio and The Rudder Restaurants on Rocky Neck Avenue in Gloucester. Walk-on registration will be available at the Cultural Center on June 8, the day of the race, between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.  For more information about registering, call the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004.


Early registrants (before May 31)  receive free Rocky Neck 5K t-shirts. Chip timing from North Shore Timing is available for $2.00 per entry. Top male and female finishers in each of the following age categories will be awarded medals: 12 and under, 13–19, 20–35, 36–59, 60 and older.  Parking is free to race participants at the public lot on Rocky Neck Causeway, at the former Bickford’s Boat Yard lot at 31 Rocky Neck Avenue, at the Gloucester Marine Railways lot, 81 Rocky Neck Avenue and in the private lot at 20 Wonson Street—all on Rocky Neck in Gloucester.  In addition, there will is auxiliary free parking in downtown Gloucester with water taxi service to Rocky Neck provided by Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle for $5.00 per passenger.

Thinking of Checking out the New Studio Restaurant this Weekend?

Update: Saturday and Sunday open til 11PM for the Sox game!!!


Then please come over on Friday night from 5:00-10:00pm.  Same great buffet and cash bar as you will find on Saturday or Sunday for only $10, but if you go on Friday, your $10 goes to benefit the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Rocky Neck Cultural Center Building Fund.  Thank you Dennis Dyer for such a generous benefit for RNAC.

So please, come on over to Rocky Neck Friday night, check out the beautiful new Studio Restaurant, and help the Rocky Neck Art Colony in the process.  Then, since the place is so beautiful and the price is so right, come back again on Saturday, Sunday from 2:00-8:00pm.  This will be your only chance to check it out this year.  If you miss it, you will have to wait until next spring.

E.J. Lefavour

Nothing Soft about the Soft Opening of The Studio Today

studio opening

A few shots of the amazing soft opening of The Studio Restaurant today on Rocky Neck.  The place is gorgeous.  Dennis Dyer, his contractor and staff have done an amazing job transforming a Rocky Neck landmark and historic site into a first class restaurant experience, and don’t appear to have spared any expense in doing so.  If you missed the soft opening today, you still have another chance before The Studio closes for the season.  Next weekend (Columbus Day weekend), The Studio will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00pm.  It will be buffet style service for a minimal charge of $10, plus cash bar.  If you’re into sports, there are two large screens for your viewing pleasure at the bar.  Even the spruced up empty deck beckons us in anticipation of next year’s summer fun on Rocky Neck.

E.J. Lefavour


The Studio of Rocky Neck to Reopen October 6th!

Rumor has it that The Studio will be open the weekend of October 6th and Columbus Day weekend. We’ve watched and waited all summer for the owners of the Rudder to reopen this Rocky Neck establishment. The new construction boasts of an all new interior, large bar under the skylight, back deck dining, large sushi bar and private dock for water traffic. Can’t wait to see the menu!
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013

Beaux Arts Ball 09 Pics From David Cox Set II

Beaux Arts Ball Slide Show II will be live at 8AM

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Beaux Arts Ball Pics From David Cox
Beaux Arts Ball Pics From David Cox
Beaux Arts Ball Pics From David Cox
Beaux Arts Ball Pics From David Cox