The Sole Proprietor
For a great lunchI had lunch with my niece last Thursday, and even thought I understand that they are renovation in hte main dining room in Worcester, there was absolutely no sense of disturbance at all in the side dining room where we dined.
Our waitress was Amy Sarah Sanlay. one could not wish for more than her kind of service attentiveness and interest. Repeated, but not bothersome inquiries as to our satisfaction were timely and acted upon immediately.
In sum, it was a very pleasant occasion with no sense of rush, but a delicious meal in good company andin a pleasant spot.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent timeCelebrated our anniversary a few days after the date with a long drive to Worcester. We asked for a booth thru Open Table and, it was ready for us. Service was outstanding I had clam chowder -- good. My wife lobster meat cocktail - excellent. We both had poached lobster - excellent
Next month is crab fest. Can't wait!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion??While celebrating a special occasion at the Sole would be memorable, a special occasion is not necessary to celebrate at and with the Sole!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafoodOur visit happened to coincide with "lobster week".The specials were creative,excellently presented and tasty.Half our table stayed with the regular menu and were not disappointed.Given the wood flooring and "hard" surfaces,noise can be a problem.This Monday evening the restaurant was (again) full and several nearby tables were filled with exuberant graduates intent on doing harm to their vocal chords.....otherwise a most enjoyable experience.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh energy place. Food isHigh energy place. Food is always consistently great as well as superb service.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery satisfied again at the SoleThe food was outstanding, we enjoyed a range of dishes and all were excellent. Portions were generous and a good value, especially for the quality. Service was attentive but not overbearing, very pleasant. Only complaint is the noise level, which made it hard for our party of 4 to hear our conversation.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food and service.Always great food and service. Menu changes periodically, which is nice. Great for a special occasion.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!Best place to meet a friend, have some wine and enjoy! Great food and the servers are the absolute best! Friendly, attentive, always making great recommendations.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding - But.....I haven't been to the Sole in several years and I was happy to have an occasion to revisit. The food was great - the wait staff oustanding - all in all perfect - except - it was so noisy it was difficult at times to carry on a conversation. Perhaps it was where we were seated - which was inside a smaller dining room - but i won't sit there again!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodFood was excellent & the wait staff were super!!! The largest selection of seafood that I have experienced. Thank you!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Great celebration meal. It's pretty pricey but the dining experience is terrific. My kids love the Sole Bowl drink. It's a great night out!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, shellfishGreat seafood, absolutely fresh. Nice assortment of raw clams and oysters.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the Sole wasFirst time at the Sole was pleasurable. Celebrated 39th, wedding anniversary. Service was great. Food was very good but a little overdone. I would definitely return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific foodWe very much enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered that evening! We will definitely go again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Anniversary DinnerFrom the time we arrived the service was exceptional. Very good at asking questions before suggesting wine or food selections. Helped us discover things we thoroughly enjoyed. Also, very flexible to change out sides with entree orders to help us have the best experience possible. Fish dishes and sides were very good and dessert was amazing. Definitely a short-list spot for special occasions.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways happy here!!!We had a late birthday celebration. Our server gave us great advice regarding our menu choices. We selected from the seasonal menu. I had a wonderful grouper and my husband had the wild caught salmon. Both dishes were fabulous. We are never disappointed at Sole Proprietor.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWish I could go more!I love the sole! Excellent seafood cooked to perfoection! I only wish I could go more but unfortunately can't afford it. My family usually goes once a year in May to celebrate more than one occasion (anniversary, birthdays). I would love to go to the Sole more often instead of a less expensive restaurant.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentHave been here several times over the past 4 years of daughter's college years. Its always excellent food and service so we took the family and went for (most likely our final since we line in NY) ....graduation dinner. Great place for a celebration, we weren't rushed, food was tops, service was attentive and well done and everyone enjoyed themselves. Seafood dishes are fresh and well prepared. Going to miss it!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat graduation dinnerWe celebrated graduation with family and all enjoyed a great meal. Squid appetizer was fabulous and we ordered a mix of surf and turf. Service was prompt and friendly. We are happy to have the chance to dine here and highly recommend.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWorcester FavoriteThis is my favorite restaurant whe I visit my son at WPI. I have enjoyed your food for many years now, and plan to continue, since he is staying in town.
Janet Leah Schinco
Ann Arbor, MICH5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSole Proprietor is a great find!The exterior of the restaurant is very understated for the ambiance and richness inside. The food was great, the service was friendly and spot on. The dinner specials are imaginative, attractive and delicious. I had heard about it for several years, but, didn't include it on 'the list'. I will from now on. Go check it out!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as AlwaysHave been to Sole many times. This time with a large graduation party. Everything was outstanding. From making the reservation for the large group, to the service, the food, the table set up. Well done.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM50th Anniversary celebrationThe food was awesome the waitress were awesome as well. We had a great visit there. tks.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceThe title says it all, food was excellent and the staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend the Sole for great seafood.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of the OceanGreat food, with one or two dishes a little out of the ordinary and a wonderful staff, who add just a little more to their duties than other restaurant staff. A place one always looks forward to visiting.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was wonderful andThe staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. The courses came out well spaced so we didn't feel rushed.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA really great experience.A really great experience. Food was great and our server Karen was too!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThe food is excellent. So fresh and tasty. Menu offers a great variety. Service is excellent. Wait time for food excellent. You will love it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSoleWalked in and were seated immediately, food was great, we were not rushed. Great dining experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll have the fishHaving a rich history in serving seafood, the Sole Proprietor, know what they are doing. Yet they don't let their menu go stale and this makes return visits worthwhile. Their new Gluten Free clam chowder is superior to many in the area, gluten or gluten free. The portions are appropriately sized (perhaps a little too big) and the service is what you expect to make the dining experience enjoyable and focused on your dinner conversation not the restaurant. The only negative comment would be towards the serving temperature of the grilled trout as it was obviously off the grill for 4-5 minutes before getting to our table, far too long for this type of fish.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerWe had a lovely dinner with great service. One of our party was a vegan and waitress was very knowledgeable about choices for them. Wine great, food great, service great.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior SeafoodThe Sole did not disappoint! Our party of four all agreed the food was outstanding. Started with oysters & a sushi roll for an app. Obviously fresh--a great start to the meal. The four entrees--Black & Blue Sword, Ora Salmon, Baked Stuffed Shrimp and Tuna Steak--were all beautifully plated and served hot. Absolutely delicious. Servers were well-trained and very good at their craft. We had a birthday girl with us, and the Sole hit a home run with a chocolate cake/vanilla ice cream combo that arrived with a lit candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate with icing. Nice touch....no embarrassing groups coming to the table, clapping & singing.
Well done!! The only negative is that the dining rooms can get noisy. Would definitely come back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent service and foodI took out-ot-town guests here for a business lunch and it was perfect. The menu had good selection to accommodate their non-meat eating diets and service was very attentive and allowed us to keep to our schedule. When I have such occasions, the Sole is always the first place to come to mind.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSat niteDinner was great. Had a reservation had to wait and no parking Had to park about a block away. Otherwise a great dinner5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM4 of us dined here on Friday4 of us dined here on Friday night. We were seated within 20 minutes of our reservation and our servers were knowledgable, enthusiastic and nicely attentive. The food was simply delicious! We have dined here several times in the past and Sole Proprietor continues to be a favorite!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExperience was awesomeSeated on time; wait staff very accommodating. Food was delicious. Tuna cooked properly. Surprised to have choice of salad or soup and still had a potato and vegetable with meal. Wine was excellent. Overall I would give high marks.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReturned Debit CardLike an idiot, I left my debit card with my dinner receipt. Eric took the time to call me at home and make arrangements for me to pick it up. Thanks to Eric and the stellar staff at Sole!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. I would definitely go back!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster bisque is deliciousThe lobster bisque is delicious and is loaded with big pieces of lobster. The baked lobster stuffed with baked scallops is wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and fun menu. ServiceGreat food and fun menu. Service is always outstanding. A favorite of ours for special occasions for years. Good value for what you get. Much better than dining at a chain.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestWorcester has many, many excellent restaurants, the Sole is the best.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding as usualFood and service has always been great. Have been going to this restaurant for 15 years.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my wife's birthdayIt was my wife's birthday and this is where she said she wanted to go so we drove down from New Hampshire and it was worth the trip.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in every way butExcellent in every way but I had noter that there were two birthdays at the table and assumed that something would be done. Perhaps I had overexpectations.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Fantastic SeafoodMy wife is a Worcester native though it has been decades since she left. However, any opportunity we have to be near Worcester brings us to this wonderful seafood venue, with fresh fish, superbly prepared, and well served.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outFood and service was excellent. Crowded and easy to see why. Glad I made a reservation. On the expensive side but worth it. Definitely an adult destination, small groups and couples. Not a "family restaurant". Would gladly recommend.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding as alwaysOnce again Sole gave us a great experience. the seafood and sushi as always was outstanding, the service was great and the staff excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a fabulous experienceJust a fabulous experience and a great place to give visitors
a taste of New England seafood. Go to The Sole any chance you get.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMike and Dan were a greatMike and Dan were a great service team! The food was excellent as usual b4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe walked right in and satWe walked right in and sat down. No wait what so ever. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Waitstaff was awesome!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM