Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel

Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ceresbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5087542000x183
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Sunday: 7:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Nemeroff
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer several options for private dining at Ceres Bistro from our Executive Board Room with Private Lounge to our Club Room with Private Outdoor Patio Space and Outdoor Bar to our Wine Room with views of our extensive wine collection.
  • Private Party Contact: Beechwood Hotel Sales Office 5084531112x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belmont Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is very extensive at Ceres Bistro with a large lot for self parking.
A word from Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
Ceres Bistro is Worcester's hot spot for new American cuisine, happy hour, and late night. Our sleek uplit pearly white bar is ideal for quenching your thirst after work with one of our many signature cocktails or noshing on our $5 apps like BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza or Mac & Cheese (happy hour runs from 4-7pm, and then again from 10pm until close). Our master chef serves up delicious specialties such as a Porterhouse Veal Chop drizzled in truffle oil, Dijon & Rye Crusted Organic Raised Salmon, and bistro classics like Steak Frittes. No need to wait for a special occasion to come by the Bistro. With mouthwatering options like the Turkey & Applewood Bacon Sandwich for just $9, you can get yourself a four star meal at an affordable price. Voted Worcester's best outdoor dining, our heated patio features new modern furniture, a pavilion for live entertainment, and even a small putting green. Stop by and tell us that you heard about us through Open Table.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (30)romantic (26)good for groups (24)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (17)notable wine list (14)hot spot (10)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • No complaints
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Very nice restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch. Food was delicious, nice atmosphere, and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charlieG
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Expect to pay over $140 dinner for two with cocktails and wine. Expect the dinner, the cocktails, and the wine to meet or exceed your expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel
    KLMinMA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went on a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was not very busy, so we had the best service, we were even able to pick the table we wanted to sit at. The food was delicious and the service was great. It is a bit expensive, but so worth it as I felt pampered the whole evening. I had the shrimp scampi, yum yum!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fish menu was large and three out of four of us enjoyed the fish. Appetizers were tasty but again lots of fish. The no-fish person in our party wanted to order the NY strip steak (a favorite) but the serving size offered was enough for two people so the cornmeal and herb crusted chicken was ordered. The chicken was basically somewhat dry and tasteless, I can 2nd that because I tasted it. To sum this review up we would love to eat at Ceres again but we're not asking that no-fish person to go with us!....LOL
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  • Not up to par with previous times
    UMMSdiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was part of a group of four for lunch. I was disappointed in a few things: 1. Hostesses were not welcoming--seemed more concerned with seating a larger group 2. Our server timing was off. I was in the middle of eating the first half of sandwich when she came over and asked our group if we'd like coffee, tea or dessert 3. Our server brought a cup of milky hot water with a tea bag on the side for one of our group who requested tea. 4. Our server had to be reminded to bring doggie bag that I had requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch in Worcester
    MNMom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Needed a Worcester, easyon easyoff highway access, somewhere that if someone arrived early or late the other guests would be comfortable&somewhere with a nice menu selection. - Ceres Bistro@Beechwood Hotel was perfect! Great location.The hotel lobby is inviting&comfortable making it a great place to wait for your guests to arrive. When we went in to be seated our table was ready&the request of a round table was fufilled. Our waiter, Matt was knowledable abou the menu, made suggestions &was attentive to the table. The menu has an excellent selection of homemade items was impressive - soups, sandwiches & entrees. The Reuben with house made pastrami was fantastic. I will go back & try dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast
    Yelissa
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my first experience at the restaurant. I went for breakfast and I loved the food. Great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ceres Bistro lunch
    rps1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very nice lunch menu. The place was empty, so my comment on "noise level" needs to be taken in that context. Service was attentive and thorough, food was really quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rosebud
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    another wonderful meal here...the food and service are wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Gala Event
    Hippie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The CD release party by Dale Lepage and the Manhattans held at Ceres Bistro was a smashing success! The event broke an attendance record there. The food (delicious and well prepared by Chef Bill) was outstanding and service (minor flaws) was wonderful. Highlights included special and surprise performances by guest vocalists. Perfect weather conditions highlighted the great setting of the patio for the event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    LittleBirdieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chose Ceres because our family member was staying at the Beechwood and after a long day of travel we thought it best to stay close for dinner. Service was fabulous, great wine list, and meals were prepared as requested. My sole criticism is that as a vegetarian (not vegan, just someone who does not eat animals), I found the menu selection severely limited. My guests had the steak which they said was excellent. I had the mushroom risotto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, But Not Brilliant
    UncleWaltVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    At points in the recent past, I would have said that Ceres was among the best restaurants in Worcester. However, on this most recent visit, it just didn't measure up. The table we were seated at had not been cleaned properly and the food, while still quite good, was not brilliant. Who knows, it might have been the chef's night off (Saturday?) or just the doldrums of summer. In any case, we haven't written Ceres off our list and will go back. In the meantime, however, my expectations have fallen a bit.
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  • service
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Table not cleared of crumbs between courses and new silverware placed on top.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    Widow
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Cere's Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel is not your average hotel restaurant. It stands out for its truly beautiful decor and outside dining space, its outstanding food preparation and presentation and the professionalism of the staff. You are in the finest dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio Pleasures
    juicybrucy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for outdoor dining with without being on a sidewalk in town and Ceres came up fist on my search. When we walked up to the Patio we were blown away by the decor and setting!! The well placed roomy tables set on a "lawn" with a beautiful bubbling fountain just added to the romantic ambiance and we felt like we were at a resort..very cool! The food was phenomenal and very well presented, our waiter was very informative and knowledgeable and very attentive to details and all our wishes. My beautiful date was so impressed by my choice of Ceres for dinner that evening that I remain a very satisfied man thanks to a wonderful dining experience! ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gazpacho was salty
    BostonBabs
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was served the gazpacho without the pickled baby shrimp. Neither the kitchen staff nor the server noticed this oversight. After receiving a fresh bowl with the shrimp, I was disappointed to find that the gazpacho was very salty. When this happens, you have to wonder if the chef tasted the product? For my lunch entree, I ordered the seared flank stead over a multi-grain salad, which definitely lacked flavor. Once I scooped the gazpacho over the salad, I found the best of 2 worlds.The steak was cooked to the correct temperature and did not require a steak knife for cutting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time
    Midmom
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed a relaxing dinner during restaurant week. All meals were delicious. Service is always good. A little live music to make things special and lovely outdoor dining. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiting While He Worked
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We arrived for lunch a few minutes early for our reservation. The gentleman host was doing some prep work at side of bar and said he would be right there. He continued what he was doing, appeared to be setting up mixes for bar. He finished one he was working on and to our surprise started another. After he finished he came over, and gee I thought I was the customer and came first. Lucky for them food there is very good or we would have left. We both had a two course special. My wife had salad & seared flank steak while I had Fried Tilapia and dessert. We split the salad and dessert. My wife's was cooked perfectly and was very tender and tasty. My fish was cooked but batter was thick and not fully cooked, had to remove. Overall disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    Slowe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place has a nice outdoor seating area however the service was sub par, the bartender didn't know how to make a popular martini, the tuna app had no taste and both dinners (steak and lamb) weren't cooked to order both were way over done. It shouldn't be hard to cook rare lamb. The taste was good, just nothing else was. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ceres gets better
    CarlBigDaddyJ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went there on Friday 7/25 and the Mitch Chikour band was playing that night. GREAT band (that plays at Mohegan Sun also). We ate outside to enjoy the band plus the excellent food. Warm night about 72 with minimal bugs. My wife had the pork shank and I had the swordfish. Both delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, Good Evening
    Hippie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The music and food were excellent. There were some delightful early evening specials. Mitch Chakor & band provided excellent entertainment outdoors which created a good mood among the many patrons. Flaws at the restaurant were the lack of respect for my Reservation by Host(s) which included misinformation about seating options available to me (informed later). Also, my server was curt and uninterested about investigating a proper pairing of wine with my food selection. An excellent chef provided the answer at the bar when I had left my seat obtain a proper answer. I do intend to return to Ceres Bistro.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and delicious.
    Bkclubmbr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A last minute reservation through Open Table resulted in a lovely dining experience. Food was delicious and service perfect; attentive but did not hover. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food preparation and quality. Wonderful ideas to be r
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PATIO LUNCH
    Charlotte7753VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed a tasty light lunch on the patio. Umbrellas provide fine shade.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceres always excellent!
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been to Ceres Bistro many times, for lunch, dinner and breakfast. Iam always pleased with the atomsphere, food and service. We just had brunch there on Sunday and it did not disappoint. Selection, presentation, freshness, service outstanding as usual. The selection of the brunch was so extensive and varied, definitely would please anyone. I recommend Ceres for any meal, any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite lunch spots
    DAB4
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I enjoy having lunch there in good weather. Sitting outside is enjoyable and I like the food and location. More variety would help for calories counters. also add move wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot for Lunch
    FineDine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Wanted to try something different from Shrewsbury St or Downtown for a business lunch - and this was the perfect place. It was a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere with minimal distractions to have discussion. We sat outside which was a nice change. Menu was well rounded and the food was very good. Will definitely visit more often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Angela
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service we great and the food was delicious! Love the decor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were so pleased to come in after a warm summer day and just order app's which were all great... Maybe the best chicken wings I ever had
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 757 reviews are from the Ceres Bistro at Beechwood Hotel reviews archive.
  • The Best
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We brought a friend who had never been to Ceres. He felt, as we do, that it was the best dinner he had ever had in Worcester. He also loved the stain glass and was thrilled when the owner stopped and introduced himself. Small town feel in a Boston equivalent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stands Alone
    Widow
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I can't think of another Worcester restaurant that compares to Cere's Bistro. The location is central, but they are an oasis. The decor inside is stunning and they have an enormousness outside dining area spread among plantings and landscaping. The food has always and continues to be exceptionally good. The service is professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We made our reservation for outdoor seating and we seated immediately at a lovely outdoor table. The view of Lake Quinsigamond was lovely. Everything was going very well, until my steak arrived way over cooked. I told the server about the steak and she immediately apologized and took it back, the hostess and the manager came to apologize, brought me more bread and then personally served my steak and waited for me to check it before leaving. The staff more than made up for the over cooked steak. Everything was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceres was perfect!
    Larry
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I went to Ceres with a friend for lunch. We arrived at 12:30 and chose to eat outside. It was very quiet and it was beautiful! The menu is quite varied and very reasonable. Our food was delicious! I had the tuna tarragon salad on a croissant while my friend had grilled chicken flatbread. Both were great! Our server was outstanding. Perfect spot for an awesome lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DAB4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The oysters, watercress soup, and wine were excellent. I will have to try making watercress soup myself. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day Breakfast
    1stTimeSomonaDiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have had a good experience with breakfast at Ceres about a year ago and took my family there for Father's Day breakfast and we all were very disappointed with both the food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Cmp6VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Ceres Bistro for Father's Day breakfast. It was good, but not great. We all had the basic breakfast food and each got home fries that were diffrent, some were heavily seasoned and some not at all. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and hostess was pleasant as well. Again good but not hitching notable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner and brunch
    kengineer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    fun server and excellent salmon and calamari; brunch best poached eggs with creamed spinach
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A quiet place for lunch on a weekday. Outdoor seating on nice days.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • June Visit
    Josie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Baked lobster & seafood stew-both were disappointing compare to prior visits. Drinks & wine were great! Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Jwfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Awesome food. Great menu. Outdoor dining really perfect. It was a chilly evening but the heat lamps were ideal. We will be back. This place is a hidden gem in Worcester.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.