Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar
Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar

Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.willyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (508) 842-7220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ken Novotny
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available
A word from Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar
Willy's Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar is the premier steakhouse in Central Massachusetts. Steak isn't the only item we are well known for, we are also known for exquisite sushi.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)neighborhood gem (54)romantic (52)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (18)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (11)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food an service
    membo
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was great and we were not rushed and love our server
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good blend of traditional and nouveau
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Server was great. Food was amazing. Worked with us to make a special drink for my gf, who is not a big drinker but wanted to try something with mango. Steak was amazing. Sides are large (try just getting a half order of two things if there's only two of you).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best around
    Eric
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Willy's Steakhouse is by far the best restaurant in Shrewsbury, if not all of central Mass. The food never disappoints. The streak is always cooked to perfection, and tastes wonderful. They season their steaks using simple flavor that nicely compliment the flavor of the meat without overpowering it. The cuts of meat are top notch as well. But, Willy's is not just a steakhouse. Their sushi is also superb, not to mention the other items on their menu. I generally opt for steak, but have enjoyed their Beef Wellington and pork chops as well which were also delicious. In fact, I have never had a meal there that I didn't love. Of course, food this good does not come cheaply. A typical meal with wine, appetizer, and dessert can easily run $150/couple. However, you leave knowing you just had the best meal you will have all month.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Birthdays
    Caitlin
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I love Willy's so I put in for a reservation saying it was my husbands birthday and I wanted to make it special. They wished us a happy birthday when we arrived, I say us because they were not sure who's birthday it was. At the end of our meal, which we paid a lot of money for (I'm ok with that because we LOVE the food) they put the dessert menu on the table and asked if we wanted to order anything. Now, I understand it's a nicer restaurant so I didn't expect the kitchen to come out and sing to us but at least a dessert for the birthday guy would have sufficed. It took away from the "birthday" experience and I sort of wished I had gone someplace else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I have been to Willy's many times, however, this was not one of our favorite visits. The waiter made several mistakes and the two side dished we received were just okay at best. We had the truffle fries and the green bean vegatable, but were somewhat dissatisfied with both. The steaks we had were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT THE WAITRESS WAS GREAT THE WHOLE EVENING WAS AWSOME THE NOISE WAS MUCH TOO HIGH AT TIMES WE COULD NOT EVEN HEAR EACH OTHER.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great restaurant with delicious food. Although we had a reservation we still had to wait over 45 minutes for our table but they were very apologetic and gave us free drinks, appetizer, and birthday cake so they made up for it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate first impression
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been looking forward to Willy's for a while as I had heard nothing but good reviews from friends. Unfortunately Saturday was not their best night. We arrived a few minutes early for our 8:15 reservation. At 8:45 when we were still waiting, we complained and the manager did buy us a round of drinks, but we didn't actually sit until almost 9pm. Once sat, the waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. Took our orders, kept our drinks full. Unfortunately, when our food arrived, 2 of our 4 steaks were overcooked, my medium rare steak was well done. The waiter took it back without hesitation, and in 10 minutes I had a new steak. Again, the manager came over and apologized and took the steak off the bill. Maybe just a bad night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pete S.
    PeteS
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This restaurant has a great menu selection. I love steak and my wife loves seafood. My steak was outstanding and my wife's lobster was perfect. The addition of sushi on the menu was a great addition. The mackerel and salmon were a great appetizer. The service was excellent without being intrusive. A great place for a special occasion or just out to have a good meal. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were seated immediately upon arrival for our 515 reservation. The only time that was available on a busy Saturday night. The service was good, the food above average. We were seated near the service bar and it was noisy at times. We were celebrating a birthday and the sever put a candle in the dessert. Overall a good night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all good!
    Jill
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our visit to Willy's was excellent. It was busy but the wait staff coordinated an excellent pace for our food. Dishes we were splitting arrived at the table halved and plated. The specials were yummy and the steak cooks to perfection. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've had the pleasure of dining at Willy's a number of times and always had a great experience. Food is on the same caliber of any of the high steak houses with a cozy, intimate setting. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent as always ! Front the valet parking to incalude all staff. This is an excellent retaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't waste your time and money!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Slow service and food was ok, but it took so long for the kitchen to cook it. Also, they don't have ANY rib eye steaks on the menu!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sammie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The only thing that I would say that would be negative is we had reservations for 7:45 we had to wait about 20 to 25min other than that we had a great time we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. the meal was wonderful also the waitress. it was a great night. Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Outstanding food and service, my wife's b- day and she loved it. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nutty Kenzo!
    MXH4VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love Willy's Steakhouse and can always count on an excellent meal there. The quality of the steaks is exceptional and they are always cooked to perfection. Although the menu has many delicious options, we always order the Filet Au Poivre with a side dish of Asian Vegetables. The sushi is awesome here too! We ordered the Nutty Kenzo special and it was to die for! Can't wait to get it again. Lastly, the servers are always fantastic. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous!
    metrowestdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a great experience! The food and service were outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations are strongly recommended on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    lbarnu02
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We love this restaurant and this occasion was a special treat. We had the opportunity to bring a friend to try it for the first time. Of course it didn't disappoint. Excellent service, excellent food. Could not be happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite place
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to willy before I just love it there... It was my boyfriend first time. And he's hard to please when it cones to food... All in all best place...
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration for C
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time to Willy's and we were pleasantly surprised. The reviews were good but you never know what you will really get. This exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time and the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vasavi27
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was great but service was just ok. Our glasses of water were refilled with lukewarm water. When we asked for new water the waitress took our glasses to swap out with cold water but brought the same glasses back. Our friend got my glass with lipstick stains on it and I got his wife's glass with her lipstick stains on it. I expected to get new glasses in a fine dining restaurant. The waitress also took our drink order in the beginning and an appetizer order from our friends but did not even bother to ask my husband and myself if we wanted an appetizer. We'll go back b/c the food was good and we'll just hope for a new waitress.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soooo Good
    Steaklvr
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second or third time to Willy's over the years. Great every time I go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Still the best steak and service anywhere. Parking could be a problem but it's worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak house in Worcester area
    UpdateVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Willy's has never disappointed my wife and I EVER in our 19 years living in Shrewsbury. From the celebratory dinner when we bought our house to taking our son to dinner here today for his 17th birthday. From the food (not just steaks their fish and especially sushi can't be topped), intimate " neighborhood" atmosphere ( think "Cheers") and the best service you could want when spending the $ you will.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great save!!!
    grrrrreviews
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    "How can you not stock Beefeaters Gin?" our guests asked. They did not, but our waitress somehow searched out a bottle and saved the night before it started! OUTSTANDING service. All four meals - lamb, duck, and steaks were excellent. All cooked and presented perfectly. Raw bar and sushi to start, as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kensu is the BEST!
    Paulp
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Full disclosure: we have been eating Kensu's creations for a few years. I have been able to compare his creations to sushi in Singapore and his is superior! He is meticulous in his fish choosing, storing and prep. Plus, he is very charming and funny! We were there with a party of six & 3 had steak which they said was terrific. Small restaurant and is very intimate. Great service also. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was amazing and the servers were right on top of anything that we needed. Expensive but worth going a few times a year. You get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak ever!
    bel40
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Willy's has a wonderful sushi bar with an innovative menu. The steak is delicious. However, everything is a la carte and a baked potato is $6.00. Willy's special salad is yummy--pistachio nuts, blue cheese and granny smith apple on a bed of butter lettuce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Place for Dinner
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our favorite place for dinner. Kind of a "Cheers" atmosphere but more "restaurant" than tavern. The menu is significantly upscale from tavern food. Willy's is certainly expensive, but for a special occasion when you don't mind spending more, it's perfect. The food, atmosphere, and service are top-notch. If you have never been, try it, you'll enjoy it !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience every time!
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A little disappointed that the famous chocolate cake was not available but we did sample some of the other dessert options. The chocolate cake is still the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good, not amazing
    MetrowestMom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came to celebrate for a special occasion. It was good, although I'm not sure I would call it a true special occasion kinda place (even though they placed a congratulations note and some decorations on the table, which was a nice touch). The bar area was really tight, and the servers almost seemed annoyed to have to navigate through the people waiting to be seated (it was really crowded). The hostess was in a rush to seat us even though we arrived well before our reservation time (probably because the bar area was so crowded... but by then we were comfortably seated and in no hurry). Our server was a really friendly lady with lots of local color. Overall, it was a nice experience. I would have given it 3.5 stars if that was an option.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    MTFoodies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    In our very top 3 food finds EVER! Out waitress was smart, fun, and knowledgeable. The place is quaint and cozy. The food absolutely perfect! A true gem! Will sing Willy's praises for years. BRAVO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Foodguy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went on a weeknight with my daughter split filet au poivre and caesar salad the server Matt split for us! Excellent side dishes as well. Noisy table next to us was obnoxious but still a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CasualDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Son wanted to go for his birthday. We had crab cakes, sushi, steak and swordfish. Pricey but all the food was excellent. Will be going back for special occasion meals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    available2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Greatful for the opprtunity to try this otherwise pricey restaurant during Worcester's restaurant week. Extensive wine and Sushi menu, I am not a big fan of either. Not so sure I would pay regular menu prices for the experience otherwise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Willy's won't disappoint. Amazing food and fantastic service. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was great as always service superior. They area favorite pick in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular place
    Widow
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Willy's is a very popular restaurant with a very active bar scene. The restaurant was really full, yet the service was terrific. Food is really outstanding here and the presentation is very well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Willy's is justly famous for its steaks and the like, but we decided to try its sushi for a change. It was Worcester Summer Restaurant week and two of the six or so entrees were sushi. I tried one and my wife the other. Both were excellent and an excellent change from the usual -- at least for us. I'd give it a try when you visit Willy's, or if steak is definitely your thing you won;t go wrong with that at Willy's either. (As an aside, having six entrees for Restaurant Week is highly unusual -- three is the norm. Good for you Willy.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate