Northworks Bar and Grille
Northworks Bar and Grille

Northworks Bar and Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northworks.com/
  • Phone: 5087559657x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: noon - 11pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm. Open at 5pm on Saturday's during July & August.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Northworks does not offer catering but all our menu items are available to go.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties up to 40 people in our separate lounge.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Niles 5087559657x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy an exciting game of Keno or watch your favorite sporting event in our lounge with booths or our bar, one of the warmest and friendliest in the city.
    Parking Details: plenty of free parking with two lots across the street. Enter one off of Grove St. and the other off of Lancaster St.
  • Special Events: Join us for Worcester's Restaurant Week Monday Feb.28th - Sunday March 13th. We will be offering a three course dinner for two menu for the great price of $22.11. Check out the special menu at northworks.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salisbury Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: plenty of free parking with two lots across the street
A word from Northworks Bar and Grille
Upbeat and lively neighborhood restaurant with a beautiful brick & beam decor. Great bar & lounge with flat screen TV’s, keno and comfortable booths. We feature a varied menu featuring fresh seafood. There is also a great selection of grilled steaks, pasta sautees, dinner salads and sandwiches. Everyone loves the Northworks. Meet with friends, families or business associates. We have a terrific children's menu and we guarantee they will love the free popcorn. Week night specials, half priced appetizers in our bar & lounge Mon - Thursday 3pm - 6pm.
Loaded lobster bisque now available every day. We take reservation for parties of four or more and offer call ahead seating for others. Having a party, we can accommodate parties of up to 25 in our dining room and 35 in our lounge. An ATM is located on the premises. The best part of all is that the food is great and the prices reasonable.
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Northworks Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (5)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Probably the worse food I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    Probably the worse food I have had in years. Overcooked salmon, chicken dishes etc. All veggies were mushy and inedible. Only good thing.........the popcorn.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to Northworks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2011
    I hadn't been to Northworks in a few years because I no longer travelled to the area regularly. I had praised it to my family and felt a little concern..what if it isn't as good as it was? So, it was a great treat to visit again and see that if anything, the place is even better than I remembered. Everything we ordered..salmon special, turkey rice soup, spring rolls... was absolutely perfect. How Northworks has such a range is beyond me. Highly recommend, and now that we have kin in the area, we will visit often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've never had a bad experience
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    We've never had a bad experience - food is consistently good as is the service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outtanding from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    The food was outtanding from the hor douves to the entree. Our table touched all parts of the menu and all the dishes were delightful and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for dinner before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Went for dinner before a show with co-workers and we all loved our meals! We couldn't have asked for better timing and service, our waitress was fabulous! I will definitely be going back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very fun pub atmosphere,
    Rick
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    A very fun pub atmosphere, with different and good food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Northworks is Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Northworks is a real neighborhood gem. I wished we had knew about it sooner. Worcester restuarant week has helped with getting some of these restuarants new diners. The service was excellent the food was very good and the lounge was energetic with the red sox on 3 different screens and the cost was very reasonable. We will definitely come here more often. The restuarant chains can't compare to Northworks, it is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed a casual evening
    TeeeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    We enjoyed a casual evening with friends at Northworks. On the whole the food and service was very good. However, in the special...scallops... two of the diners were hard pressed to find the lobster, shrimp, and crab that was advertised in the description of the special. A bit deceiving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our tennis team went after
    Maria
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    Our tennis team went after a match. Our table was waiting for us and our server was attentive. It was a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Northworks had a varied menu,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2011
    Northworks had a varied menu, which was perfect for a group of co-workers. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I got the baked stuffed haddock.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2011
    I got the baked stuffed haddock. The stuffing was very dry and I didn't love it. My boyfriend got the fish and chips and he loved it, however. Our server was great and I liked the atmosphere. I would go back again, but just try a different dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I do not know what all the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/2/2011
    I do not know what all the other people are talking about on here. Our experience at this restaurant was less than OK. Service was very slow, I asked for a water 3 times and NEVER received it. They are supposedly known for what they call "pizza" (a fried flour tortilla topped with sauce and cheese) which I do not even know how they get away with calling it pizza. The prices were fair for the portion size, but not so much for the quality (Salad was over dressed, pasta over cooked to the point of soggy, and sauce tasted like it was out of a can). The best part of our experience was the ambiance; it feels very warm and welcoming. We were really hopeful for this place in the beginning, but needless to say, we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, friendly service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    Great food, friendly service. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My family and I went to Northworks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    My family and I went to Northworks after a show my son was in at Clark University. It was 9PM on a Saturday. We were welcomed with a smile and sat immediately. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive without hovering. We had a mix of food - spring rolls for appetizer with homemade duck sauce that was an outstanding choice, baked haddock, sandwiches, etc. We were all thrilled with the food. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Our service was very good, server was friendly, quick and helpful. Food is mediocre at best, tasteless calamari, stuffed chicken breast was bland and heavy. I would recommend for the martinis, service and ambience, but not the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    Great service, food was good, but nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    My husband and I enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere, with its low lights. It was an extremely busy night, so the Open Table reservations certainly helped. There was an hour wait without them. We waited a bit to order our drinks. The waitress was very busy. The food was excellent. Piping hot, and full of flavor. My husband had the chicken stir fry which he loved. I had the blackened salmon with jack daniels sauce. One of the best pieces of salmon I've had. We chose to skip dessert. My husband was asked if he wanted another drink. I was not. That was my only dissapointment in the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not knowing Worcester at all,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Not knowing Worcester at all, we chose this restaurant because the pictures looked nice and it received favorable reviews. Fortunately we made reservations as the wait was quite long. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The hostess and waitress knew we had 8:00 p.m. concert reservations and served us accordingly so we wouldn't be late. There is ample parking. The only thing was that it was quite crowded and noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Second time we have been here.Giving it another shot,not a great idea.Everything is good except for the food.The popcorn helps as far as keeping the kids busy.We have done a groupon & last night did the Worcester Restaurant week so both times have been so cheap.The same server almost frowns when I show my coupon.I have been a server and I know you tip 20% always on the full bill with out the discount.Obviously people do not follow these guidelines or I wouldn't get poor service every time I take advantage of a deal.I happen to have a gift certificate still to this place.I wish I could just give it away but it has been in my wallet too long that it would be obvious.Step up the food quality Northworks you have a lot of competition.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I both enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2011
    My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner experience at this location. We were seated promptly, our server came over in a short time and continued to check back with us to inquire how it was going. Our selections were made, with the knowledgeable assistance of our server, and served in a timely manner. Great presentation, taste and portion. Would we go back, you bet, and they even thanked us as we departed to our car. Overall it was a great date nite.
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  • We went on Valentines day
    dbarry1981VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We went on Valentines day and it was very noisy though not that many people. Food was ok.
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  • A reasonably priced family
    Wheels
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    A reasonably priced family type restaurant...we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated which was disappointing since we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual place game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    My husband and I ate dinner here Valentine's weekend after a Holy Cross basketball game. We had a wonderful time! ICE cold beer,spicy chicken wings followed by two specials for dinner. Everything was wonderful and it was just what we were looking for after great game. The service was OUTSTANDING. Marsha was our waitress and although the place was full and she was very busy we FELT like we were her only table.She kept the ice cold drinks coming,anticipated our every need and was so nice and friendly. We will be back soon.
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  • AMAZING! Great atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/17/2011
    AMAZING! Great atmosphere, friendly staff and GREAT food! I would highly recommend The Northworks Bar and Grille to anyone looking for a great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The waitress was slow and
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2011
    The waitress was slow and unattentive. The side ceasar salad was large but the lettuce was on the wilty side. Hubby had a stuffed chicken special. The chicken was slightly dry. I had the walnut and apple salad. The salad was delicious. However they only put 5 thinly sliced apples on it. We essentially had to beg to get refills. Not as good as it usually is.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was well prepared and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/6/2011
    food was well prepared and served warm, except for a salad, as a main dish. we did not have cocktails only water and cranberry juice. there is a lack of places to hang coats but the booth was spacious and comfortable. all in all a very nice experience, for the second time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive but not intrusive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2011
    Attentive but not intrusive service was great. Three members of our party returned for lunch the next day to try the exquisite pizza appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It took the staff about 10
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    It took the staff about 10 minutes to ask for our drinks. After that though the service was timely and refills were great. The food was hot and filing and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a good Pub food restaurant.
    woodyVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2010
    This is a good Pub food restaurant. We both enjoyed our meals. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here last night. The
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    We ate here last night. The good was very good, and tasty. The meat was a little under cooked, but its hard to find an establishment that understands "medium well". The service, was average, which means a little slow in my book, but the kitchen, although it was full, was good. Time to order - delivery 15 minutes 48 seconds.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lettuce in salad was brown...Lobste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    Lettuce in salad was brown...Lobster and crab casserole was missing the lobster...clam chowder had no clams...Server did not know that the dinner included potato and vegetable...Server did not bring rolls and butter as requested...much too noisy...would not return to Northworks...very disappointing
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place to go with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Nice place to go with friends for pub like food. Walked right in with our open table reservations (past quite a crowd). Lots of TV's turned to sports. Our waitress was good, however, service (from the kitchen) was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server kept making mistakes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    Server kept making mistakes. Really wasn't that busy either. Great place, need younger more attentive servers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant had no record
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    The restaurant had no record of my reservation from Open Table. Fortunately this was not a problem and we were seated immediately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went after my daughter's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    We went after my daughter's Art show with 11 people. The table was ready when we got there which was great as it was close to 8 and there was hungry people. It was a great evening, my daughter's comments was "Wonderful". The waitress was great and extremely pleasant. We hope to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a nice meal while meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    Had a nice meal while meeting with an old friend. Will definetely go again, same table.
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  • the food was delicious!!!
    kavsters
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    the food was delicious!!! very busy it must be a neighborhood favorite!! great rolls very different, make sure you ask for them!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was just hoorendous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    the food was just hoorendous. overcooked and inedible. I am sure that can't be the way their food is normally or they would be out of business
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  • Nice atmosphere when we went..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2010
    Nice atmosphere when we went.. good service and awesome food... we will defintely return here for another occation....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EVERYTHING WENT WELL, SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    EVERYTHING WENT WELL, SERVICE WAS GREAT, FOOD WAS GREAT AND SURROUNDINGS ARE NICE.
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    • Noise LevelModerate