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: 5088427220
  • 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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Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (54)fit for foodies (47)notable wine list (20)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 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
  • went for restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    So impressed! Sometimes places skimp on quality when participating in restaurant week. Please to say that was not the case here. I had very nice sushi dinner. My husband and an amazing steak and mashed potatoes. We got crab cake as an extra appetizer and they were huge and as good as any in Maryland. Service was excellent. We were so pleased to try this palce ans we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to say "Thank You"
    ERRockDoc
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Took a friend of the family to thank him for keeping an eye on a family member. He chose the venue, as we usually go to Legal or the Prospector. Very pleased with the location, choice, service and food quality. Somewhat pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wedding anniversary dinner
    billy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner there on 8/11 and there was a card on the table noting our special day. the service was exceptional and the food was excellent. We have been coming to Willy's for many years. I have recommended so many friends I have lost count. Go Willy's!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but......
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We dined during restaurant week. There was 5 of us. The food was very good. The service was good .....too good. We were in and out in just over an hour. I felt rushed there was no time to chat between courses, savor out cocktails as the next food was delivered as the last forkful was swallowed. It took away some of the pleasure to feel they wanted you in and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been to Willy's and I always look forward to going there. The service is usually outstanding but on this occasion it was not. We were one of maybe 5 tables at the time (4:30pm) and out waitress was very unattentive and left both my plate and my girlfriends plate empty in front of us for about 15 minutes after we had finished. Other wise the food was excellent and I would still return to Willy's in a heartbeat for the great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    jorud
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Recently moved to MA and this was my first time dining at Willie's Steakhouse. I was very impressed with the variety of food choices the menu had to offer, as well as drink options. The service was extremely good as well! Definitely will return to Willie's Steakhouse, and have to add to one of our favorite places to dine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Bartender was not at all attentive. Long wait to get his attention (it wasn't very busy either). Had to send my drink back as he didn't make it right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worc Restaurant Week
    Karen
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We ate off the WRW menu and we all very happy! I had the sirloin and it was tender and flavorful. I would definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome.
    JennBorj
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our food was incredible and our waitress was awesome. Great night out, thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing deal during restaurant week
    FoodLuver5
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We hadn't been to Willy's for a while, not for any negative reasons, just other restaurants that are more convenient to where we live. With the restaurant week deal, we figured we would go back. My husband said it's the best meal he's had in a long time! We both ordered off of the restaurant week menu, which had a great variety. My husband got the steak, and I got the sushi- best of both worlds! We were reminded of how amazing the food is at Willy's, and will be making the trip more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super consistent
    Johnnyfish
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been going to Willy's for over 20 years and I've never experienced a bad meal. Super steaks and the sushi bar is just an added bonus now
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaraunt was busy this night since it is a popular weekend spot and not a huge place. Got lucky and found a spot for two at the bar, around the corner which is essentially very private and arguably a better spot than most of the tables. Very intimate and quiet which makes for a nice date spot. We were situated where we could watch the sushi chef perfrom his impressive magic and despite sitting at the bar had full, attentive service. Overall, a great night and the food was outstanding as well. Will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate