Lock 50

4.6
629 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lock 50, is a Worcester restaurant located in the Historic Canal District. The creative menu offers a variety of seasonal dishes sourced from, and prepared with, the freshest local ingredients whenever possible. Our bar program includes a carefully selected variety of wines, local craft, imported and domestic beers and fashionable craft cocktails. The Café features a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy casual breakfast or lunch and our coffee program includes only the finest, fair trade organic coffees, expertly prepared for your enjoyment.
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CatherineC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Setting was lovely… food as always was great. Service was lacking especially around the beverages. We had our food before our drinks!

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BridgetH
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinners change daily and it’s always an excited new elegant meal

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Food4Thought
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three levels of outdoor dining are simple yet elegantly comfortable. The brunch menu is reasonably priced. The crepes and garden salad were excellent.

The specialty cocktail was lovely and garnished with a fresh flower and mint.

You are hard pressed to realize you are in the middle of the activity of downtown Worcester.

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vipTwoshrinks
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Tapas cuisine. They had a problem since they were short on staff but our waitress was great! The food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. The Chicken and grits is yummy and what keeps us going. However, the bar rarely has Jameson whiskey which is a must for Irish coffee…and whip cream for the top off.

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BrianZ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had perfect weather to sit outside, enjoying their patio area. Food was great and the service came with a smile. Highly recommend.

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RestaurantLover
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service wasn't good. They took awhile to come to us, they sent our apps before our drinks. Forgot to come back to take our entree order and our cocktails just sat empty so we decided to go somewhere else to have entrees. Then we left our card on the table to pay for awhile and no one care. We went inside to pay to our server. She asked us who is your server? She was shocked to find out it was her and said the bartender was supposed to go to us. Food was mediocre so overall, likely not going to return.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall great meal. Some of the dishes were outstanding and some mediocre. Service was great. Drinks good

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vipJackieR
New England
174 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The poutine was outstanding. While the brunch menu had great items, it lacked anything that resembled a healthy choice.

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WendyR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service first of all and everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated My Husband’s 30th Birthday with the chef speciality 5 course meal… It was an amazing experience…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Very disappointing overall. The food was good but the service from management bartender and even the owner was awful. The waitress did her best with what she had but we waited 40 to 50 minutes in between each course at the chef’s tasting


The only even walk by it multiple times and didn’t even notice how bad it was. The beverage manager was clueless with the winds in the overall experience was nothing like the chef tastings used to be.

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JTOB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time - two couples and sat on patio for Sunday Brunch. Service was excellent, setting was excellent. Food was very good. We all walked away saying we have to get back here again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu is exceptional. Food was delicious. Loved the outdoor dining.

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious variety of shareable plates. The cocktails were also very good. Our server Josie was friendly and efficient. Great food. Great experience. We will be back again.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Quiet. Nice outdoor seating. Staff were accommodating.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding! Will def go back.

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VanessaH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lower level patio section under an umbrella was superb!

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
874 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a great place to hang out. We took advantage of the amazing weather after our first WooSox game and stopped by here for a drink and some food. We sat on the terrace and it was very relaxing. Cocktails were great, wine by the glass ok. A basket of fries was very good, served piping hot with an excellent homemade ketchup. We shared the flatbread of the day... very fresh, good. Service was attentive. The manager keeps an eye on everything, stopped by our table, aims to please.

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dubesmith
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy casual vibe. Great food. Beautiful outdoor dining options for in city dining. We enjoyed really good cocktails too. It was a quiet night when we went but it can get very busy. I recommend getting a reservation.

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DavidR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food.

JM
JMooney
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lock 50 is SPOT ON every time, no matter the occasion! Small plates to share with your crew or a nice dinner with whomever, the food is amazing, the drinks make a mark and the ambiance is my favorite in the city.

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WestShoreDiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We wanted a nice outdoor dining experience, and that is just what we found at Lock 50. We especially liked the variety of small plates, which allowed us to taste lots of different flavors. All were good, a couple were exceptional (daily flat bread offering, beef carpaccio). Two people at the table had burgers, which were ordered medium rare but arrived solidly medium. The 5-course menu was worthwhile, if you are willing to be surprised! Fun cocktails and nice wine list, and plenty of pleasant outdoor seating.

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DebbyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a perfect evening! The food was delicious the waitress wonderful and the weather gorgeous!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a decent environment with amazing food! Prices a bit higher than what you’d expect but it was overall a great experience!!

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vipKate
London
54 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Excellent service!

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DavidR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh garden salad. Delicious hamburger, locally sourced. Very good glass of wine. Ate outdoors. Nor crowded or noisy.

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pricey with little sides included with the entrees. The appetizers took 20 minutes and the dinner 30. SLOW
No bread offered, no parking( street only) and no valet service.
Better restaurants in Worcester not a good value period. Was with a party of 4, will not return.

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Dindins
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I Like Lock 50 and know they, like so many restaurants, are experiencing staffing problems. But these are really serious, especially when you are left waiting for a drink! The food remains good but I think the menu could use just a bit of tweaking--especially with the bread basket gone (sniff), maybe a few carbs pre-entre?

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vipRocket
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We went with visiting out of town relatives for Sunday brunch. We sat outside on a lovely patio. The waiter seemed inexperienced and unable to answer some basic questions. We waited an hour and a half for our food and he was MIA for most of that time. When the food finally arrived, 2 of the 3 dinners had hair in the food. At that point we decided to leave. The manager comped us our drinks.

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LolaO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely servers and tasty food. 1 critique would be lack of gluten free or celiac options

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morhoj
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food good but service wasn’t the best. Perhaps just wasn’t staffed enough for the day we went.

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SethC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience. The food was very tasty but seemed a little expensive for the setting. Although our server was good; overall service needs to be a little more attentive as we waited what appeared to be a long time for drinks to arrive.

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vipShrewsburyGirl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious: special flatbread (steak, zucchini, squash), tuna appetizer, cheeseburger and 1/2 chicken dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Ordered sea bass, scallops, strawberry salad all great. Octopus was chewy. Drinks were great too! Waitress (Sophie) very attentive and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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DavidS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice dinner with friends. Great service, good food. Very small menu, steak with pesto especially good as was the sauce paired with the salmon.

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MaddieP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Lock 50 for my sisters birthday. She is a celiac so it’s hard to find restaurants that have a gluten free menu. Our server was the best I’ve ever had. She was vibrant, friendly and engaging. The food was beyond amazing. My mom got the mussels, she said that they were the best she’s ever had. Thank you for an amazing experience.

MC
vipMCDC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The charcuterie board was delicious as was the beef carpaccio, great way to start our meal! For our entrees we had the half chicken and the 16oz prime ribeye. The half chicken was ok, not terrible but not good. The pirme ribeye for $45 was tough, chewy, and not good. We each also got a dessert. A strawberry tart which was very good, and a coconut pineapple dessert (panna cotta I believe) that was ok. Drinks were good as was the service. Atmosphere was great for a date night without the kids, we sat downstairs

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Lock 50 is rated 4.6 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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