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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Central MA

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Central MA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Herb Lyceum restaurant
5.0
5 (10)
$50 and over
American
Groton
About the restaurant
We’re excited to introduce Herb Lyceum Bistro, where you, your families and friends can visit the farm for our inventive tasting dishes & inviting atmosphere, but with the more traditional restaurant experience of choosing your own adventure.
Top review
Sallyvip
Dined on Mar 10, 2024
It is a lovely spot with attentive staff and delicious food!
A photo of Jessica Tuesdays restaurant
4.9
4.9 (203)
$31 to $50
American
Webster
About the restaurant
✨ Boutique restaurant tucked in Putnam's Quiet Corner ✨
• Craft Cocktails • Outdoor Bar • Majestic Patio • Fireside Dining •

Join us for this limited pop-up on February 8th, 9th, 10th, and 14th, 2024. We are excited to represent the Best of Northeastern Connecticut during Putnam’s Annual Fire and Ice Festival. Get your winter fix in with our incredible food, craft cocktails, and impeccable service, until we see you again in April.

***Please clarify if you’ll be dining in our swanky dining room or fireside al fresco on our award winning patio — Readers’ Choice “Best Patio Dining of 2023”. To book your table, please book on Open Table or text 860-883-7053 or 860-942-1050. Seats are filling up quick!!***

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Always a great time on Valentine's day. We arrived a bit too early for our reservation and they were kind enough to let us sit at the bar and have a drink.
A photo of Baba Sushi Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (77)
$30 and under
Japanese
Worcester
About the restaurant
Baba Sushi Restaurant is an award winning sushi restaurant in Worcester. Not only does it serve up the most innovative and freshest sushi, consider the sushi making classes on Sundays if you’d like to learn how to make them at home. Baba Sushi Restaurant takes pride in offering a sophisticated atmosphere. The master chef and owner of Baba Sushi Restaurant was trained in China and enjoys pushing to bring more creativity and innovation to the art of sushi. The results are as entertaining to see as they are to consume. With sushi, starters, salads, soups, tori tori and entrees to choose from, every visit can be a new experience.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 30, 2024
Amazing sushi, fresh fish and interesting rolls! Cute spot in Worcester.
A photo of Clintons Bar and Grille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1763)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Clinton
About the restaurant
Clintons Bar and Grille offers a vibrant and casual atmosphere with details in our custom lighting, a fully stocked bar area with lounge seating, and a focus on guest satisfaction that provides a unique dining experience in the heart of Clinton.

The detailed contempoary American menu leaves plenty of options for any of our guests' palates ranging from the ever popular butternut squash raviolis to our deliciously tender filet. Come experience a little slice of the city on High Street.
Outdoor dining will be available weather permitting.
Kitchen closes 30 minutes before closing hours and last seating will be an hour prior.

Top review
Valeria
Dined 4 days ago
Great waitress and food was amazing. Drinks great too!
A photo of Lucia's Tavola restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1441)
$31 to $50
Italian
Ayer
About the restaurant
Chef owned and operated Lucia's Tavola is a fine dining Italian restaurant. Lucia's features a menu comprised of Chefs family favorites, Chef originals, traditional Italian & local ingredients creating unique Italian inspired cuisine.
Lucia's also offers an extensive cocktail menu and a complete, well balanced wine list.

Top review
Phil
Dined 7 days ago
Always a great experience. Tracy was awesome; great to see Matilda as well.
A photo of Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2760)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Shrewsbury
About the restaurant
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.

Please note Sushi is not available on Mondays.

Top review
Foodiesvip
Dined 4 days ago
BJ the sushi chef is the best in the Worcester area!
A photo of Chashu Ramen + Izakaya restaurant
4.7
4.7 (515)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Worcester
About the restaurant
Chashu Ramen + Izakaya is bringing fire to Worcester. The latest collaboration between Worcester’s own Son Vo of Kaizen and Pho Sure and Tam Le of Pho Linh and Reign Drink Lab, Chashu brings Japanese inspired fare to downtown Worcester. Power lunches, happy hours, and sophisticated nightcaps are about to be redefined.
Top review
DianaB
Dined 7 days ago
What a fun spot! My husband and I were so impressed by this spot! It was a cold and dreary day and were welcomed warmly by the host and waitstaff. Our server Mi was awesome. She helped suggest a hot saki to warm us up and available for questions. The menu is very expansive. We started with the brisket bao bun special - amazing. I had the vegan udon and hubby had the red miso ramen. Both delicious and generously portioned. We took leftovers home with us. We look forward to going back to sit in the bar area and try the Japanese whiskey options. 10/10 and highly recommend!
A photo of Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (289)
$30 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Leominster
About the restaurant
At Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.

The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that tastes great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving delicious genuine dishes like Brazilian platters, Burgers and other American meals that you'll love!

Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIppXCGAlI
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Top review
HannahG
Dined 6 days ago
I went here last night on a date and it was an amazing experience! All the staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic, service was fantastic, it was the best dining experience all year. We opted for the rodizio, and although the price felt a bit intimidating at first, the *quality* of all the cooked meat we had more than justified the 40$ cost. It was my date’s first time eating at a Brazilian establishment, and she remarked that their chicken was the best chicken she’s had in her life, and I am inclined to agree, but obviously the different cuts of beef we had was nothing to sneeze at and all cooked perfectly. I would recommend (and will recommend) this place to anyone I consider a friend.
A photo of Black & White Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (629)
$30 and under
American
Worcester
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Black & White Grille & Pizzeria! We are family owned & operated, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best quality product and service as we would to our own families. Together with our staff, we devote our time to creating entrees that cater to all taste buds. We hope that you enjoy your time spent with us as you dine. Our goal is to make your experience one that will leave you coming back for more.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Tom is the best waiter @ Black & White! Always very friendly & on top of things.
A photo of Alicante Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (104)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mendon
About the restaurant
Alicante Mediterranean Grille is a waterfront restaurant that offers picturesque scenery with a relaxed and casual ambiance. It has an impressive menu that consists of unique items. All meals are prepared to order, with fresh produce and only high-quality cuts of meat.

Alicante Mediterranean Grille is a well-known venue for casually going out, private parties, gatherings and celebrations . Patrons are welcome to enjoy their meals on the patio ( seasonality), surrounded by the beautiful scenery overlooking the water, or inside the large, bright dining room. The dining room at Alicante Mediterranean Grille is decorated with chandeliers, trendy artwork and unique accent pieces.

Top review
CWETaylor
Dined on Mar 26, 2024
Wonderful meal, excellent companyl wish we had hours more to spend.
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