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The People’s Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

4.3
4.3
1043 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Since inception, The Citizen has been the spot to enjoy wine, cheese and chocolate and to celebrate these perfect pairings without the price tag and fuss that often accompanies them. As our physical space expanded, allowing for a formal dining room known as The People’s Kitchen, we further developed our menu to apply our expertise and craftsmanship to artisanal products, whether purchased or prepared in-house. Dry-aged steaks, house-butchered charcuterie, burgers, sandwiches, comfort dishes and wholesome monthly entrées are all prepared honestly and offer a sense of place and depth of flavor. The Citizen is open everyday, while our formal dining room is available only Wednesday through Saturday, and our world-class cocktail bar Still & Stir is open on Friday and Saturday. Outdoor Patio seating is available and heated and covered during colder months. PLEASE let us know where you would like to sit when you make your reservation in the "Special Request" box. Thank You.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Gastro Pub, American
  • Hours of operation
    The Citizen: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm The People's Kitchen: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm Still & Stir: Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm-2:00am
  • Phone number
    (508) 459-9090
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Steve Champagne
  • Private party facilities
    We provide different sized spaces to accommodate parties of 20-150
  • Private party contact
    Debra Covino: (508) 459-9090
  • Neighborhood
    Worcester
  • Cross street
    Commercial
  • Parking details
    COMPLIMENTARY Valet offered Wednesday through Saturday with on-street parking available, as well as municipal and garage parking facilities within walking distance.
  • Entertainment
    The Patio and Speakeasy feature live acts that change on the weekends.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,043 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,043 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at your restaurant and we took two friends. We especially enjoy the quiet spacious atmosphere and of course the food is always a new, different treat.

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  2. LynnC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was very disappointed in the service I didn't finish my meal and asked for to be boxed up and they threw it away received coffee and it was warm not hot. Waitress didn't offer bread we had to ask for it had to ask for the oil for the bread asked her about an item on the menu which could explain it is very disappointed in her service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent dinner, enjoyable evening, creative menu. Kitchen was on point! TIP: Use the free valet parking. Street parking is limited and metered, and the parking lots are expensive. I'm editing this to add one caveat and anecdotal warning. You can order a dozen or half dozen oysters at slightly reduced prices, however that apparently is voided if it comprises more than one variety, in which case it will be charged ala carte. Fine, except I specifically asked and was assured by the server that it was possible to have a half dozen oysters with two varieties, so I was surprised by the higher charge on the bill. When I kindly brought the issue to the server's attention, she rebuffed me instead of inquiring with a manager. I found this to be petty, but not that big of a deal, so I simply provided feedback about the experience in a private note to the restaurant. Having received no reply, I decided to share it publicly, since I can only assume the management has no intention to addressing (or even defending) the issue. This issue aside, it was an otherwise wonderful experience.

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  4. Lisa

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second date to this restaurant, Love it! Very casual, Host is very welcoming. Waitress incredible... very attentive..

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  5. foodlover

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful place with great food and service as well a great wine selection.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, I had the American Chop Suey, one of the best meals I've had.

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  7. Chris

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the first time we ate upstairs and were concerned that the smell from the cigar bar next door would be problematic. While we did detect a slight cigar scent when first seated, once to food came it was fine. One of the best Groupons around for your prix fixe menu. We actually like the atmosphere downstairs better although the bar can get loud. We've been about ten times and have never been disappointed. Consistently professional wait staff as well, which is delightful . We definitely recommend! Have eaten with friends who have a young child and it worked out fine.

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  8. CaitlynG

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything was perfect. We started with the chef's board and oysters. Both were delicious. Our drinks and sandwiches were just as good. A great meal!

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  9. Anonymous

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The downstairs vibe is casual so if you want to have a formal dining experience, go upstairs. The wait staff upstairs makes you feel like you are at a fine dining establishment, whereas downstairs you feel like you are at a bar. They do not serve bread with your meal downstairs, only upstairs, even if you are having the three course meal The food is okay to pretty good, depending on what you order. Portion sizes for the appetizers, entree and dessert were large. The servers that bring you the food are very nice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food, ambiance and service the best from Kailie. We had the fix menu , the bone in sirloin, the tenderloin pork and the oysters and we loved it. The place it's so nice. The valet guys were so nice as well. Thanks.

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FAQs

The People’s Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 459-9090.

The People’s Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1043 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The People’s Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

1 Exchange Place, Worcester, MA 01608

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Commercial
  • Neighborhood
    Worcester
  • Hours of operation
    The Citizen: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm The People's Kitchen: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm Still & Stir: Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm-2:00am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Gastro Pub, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    COMPLIMENTARY Valet offered Wednesday through Saturday with on-street parking available, as well as municipal and garage parking facilities within walking distance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steve Champagne
  • Entertainment
    The Patio and Speakeasy feature live acts that change on the weekends.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (508) 459-9090
  • Private party facilities
    We provide different sized spaces to accommodate parties of 20-150
  • Private party contact
    Debra Covino: (508) 459-9090
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