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About 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.

2 Grafton Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 842-7220

Website:
http://www.willyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available

Executive Chef:
Ken Novotny

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (25)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Casual (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Hadn't been in a couple years. Had a nice booth, little noisy by the bar area. Waitress was wonderful. Bread a little hard and not sliced. The steak house wedge salad a bit disappointing, lacked bacon, very tiny crumbs and slim on the blue cheese chunks. Had it in the past and it was much better then. My husbands beef steak tomatoe and mozzarella was very good and we all loved our entre's and sides of garlic mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts and onion strings . all delicious! Filet mignon cooked perfectly and tender, rack of lamb delicious but lacked pecan encrusted topping, not as before,missed that although it was still very delicious. Asked for mint jelly, but they ran out. Shared the amazing choc/mouse huge cake, very moist and fudgy! Overall still one of my favorite places to dine. Valet parking, nice quaint , cozy atmosphere. Good quality food and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Our meal was delicious and the service was great! We will be going back soon!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Willy's Steakhouse was unbelievable. Just the beer on tap alone with amazing. It tasted different than other restaurants, for some reason. Once we got our bread, we were already blown away! We ordered the pecan crusted rack of lamb and the Delmonico. The lamb was the best lamb we've ever had, as was the steak. The food at Willy's was by far the best food we've ever eaten from any restaurant. We've died and it almost every restaurant in Disney, and Willie's even tops every place there! It's definitely pricey, but it's worth it if you want a meal you will never forget.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The meal was exquisite! The service was impeccable. The steaks and sides were prepared perfectly. The salad was crisp and very tasty. The Norton Malbec went well with the steaks.
It is a shame this place doesn't open until 4 PM - it would be great for business lunches.
Cannot recommend this restaurant and dining experience too highly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Burnt meat and under cook

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Although only six miles from our home, we "found" Willy's for our 40th wedding anniversary and returned to celebrate my five-year post-cancer surgery date. We prefer to eat at the earlier seating where we find it quiet. The food is excellent with superb presentation. The gf menu has many selections. The staff is welcoming and professional. We particularly enjoy the rustic atmosphere and the framed art. We definitely recommend Willy's and will share our experience with our children when they visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was exceptional and Matt, our server was fantastic, very knowledgeable with suggestions, tuned into our preferences without "selling".

Even saved the doggy bone for the dog when we forgot it. Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Eclectic sushi menu, steaks are a bit high priced but were worth the quality- thou don't expect to find anything super small as most are about 10oz or more. Steaks are a la carte so you're paying a decent penny for appetizers that aren't overly large in size ($6.99 for sweet potato fries that I alone could have eaten two of if it was my only side). Great wine list also.
Sushi was fantastic- and I had heard rave reviews about Chef Kenzo from multiple people. Ordering four rolls and the 20oz NY strip to split before the four of us made for the real surf & turf.
I will definitely go back at some point even though I live about an hour and a half away!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I ordered a surf and turf special featuring a filet mignon and scallops . Both were cooked perfectly. My wife had baked stuffed shrimp, which came with 5 large shrimp and was also excellent. For dessert we split a chocolate sea salt Carmel cake which was a perfect complement to the meal. Our waitress gave us just the right amount of space for a relaxing Saturday night dinner. Great place go here often and never disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food..
Waitress excellent..very knowledgeable...5 stars plus

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They have a dry aged new york, and it is unbelievably good. Sushi is great too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were there for a birthday celebration and we had a great time. The food was great and our server was very attentive and fun - we had a great night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Booked a table for a Birthday dinner of 2. There was a nice welcome and Happy Birthday card at our table when we arrived and Marlene our server took good care of us. Food and wine was excellent as always. Willy's is a classic steakhouse (that also has a sushi bar) with all booth seating, lots of ambience and charm that you would expect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! Great service & the food is outstanding! Always a favorite for both special occasions or to just grab a glass of wine and some sushi!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing service and amazing food!!! Such a great atmosphere and a great place to celebrate anything or just for a fun night out to dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Celebrating my husband’s retirement. Pleasant atmosphere, nice waitress, excellently prepared steaks, delicious chocolate cake, with candle to celebrate!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I have been to Willys many times and would describe them as very consistent. I can say that I’ve had many very good meals here. This particular night I took a client who was in from out of town. We started with the shrimp cocktail and each had one of their lobster bomb specials. Both were very good.

For dinner he ordered the filet which came out perfect. I ordered a 14 ounce prime sirloin which came out over cooked. The waitress noticed this and took it back immediately (which Was appreciated). The manger brought back the steak and asked me to cut into it. The new steak was basically raw. She took that back and put it on for a little longer. When she brought back it was cooked as I wanted.

All of this was not the issue. Cooking steak can be an art and I would say they normally are spot on. The issue I had was that there was nothing else done to make the evening better. My client was almost done eating and by the time I started eating the sides we ordered were cold. We ordered espressos, paid the full bill, and left.

When I got home I called and spoke with the manager that Cale to our table. I explained that I was disappointed at how the situation was handled. I let her know that it wasn’t that the steak was over then under cooked but that she didn’t even offer to bring new warm sides, offer a soup, salad, or anything as I sat there while my client ate dinner.

Her answer to this was yea we normally do but missed it tonight. Then a sorry and that was all. Nothing like come back and we will make it right. Our bad... whatever.

As I’ve said before they normally get it right however the difference between good restaurants and great restaurants can be seen when things don’t go right and how they handle it. I would say Willys is a good restaurant which is suffering from their success. Hopefully they will understand that when things don’t go right and someone goes out of their way to call it’s as if they were given a second change to fix the issue.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always good as usual, the steak was so tender and the dessert was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Booked a reservation for a very special occasion (husband's birthday and celebrating the birth of our first grandchild). I requested a surprise cupcake, which they said they don't have, but I could arrange something, based on chef's daily desert menu. We arrived early, met by indifferent hostess, indicating she would notify us when the table was ready. We had a drink at a very crowded bar. 50 minutes later, we inquired on our table, after several other parties were seated. Finally we were seated by hostess. Crab cakes were good, stay away from salads. Steaks were well prepared, truffle fries were very good. At the end of the meal, the waitress brought a slice of orange cake to the table (which we didn't order or choose). We were surprised when we were charged $11 for the complimentary cake. Not cool for $220+ bill (excl. tip) for two. When I called the restaurant the next day to voice my displeasure to the manager before writing this review (giving them an opportunity to respond), I was put on hold for 6 minutes. I hung up, called back, and explained the situation to the hostess and the hostess hung up as I left my cell number. We will never return.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous food and impeccable service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful. We had reservations but still waited another 15 minutes. The hostess was so sweet it was hard to be upset with our wait.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food is always outstanding as well as the service. I did request 2 seats at the bar when I made the reservation, but the bar was full when we arrived. We do love the food though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went to Willy’s for a birthday dinner. The table was set up with confetti and a card. Was a nice touch that really made a great night. Our waitress was amazing and extremely friendly and attentive. Food was wonderful! Looking forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I hope they make the lobster bomb a permanent item. So good!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have lived in Shrewsbury for 21 years and there is still not a better meal in Worcester county.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Upscale dining with a diner feel to it. First time I went was with 7 people for a birthday. Everything was really good. I went with my wife on a Thursday night 3 months later and it was just average. The bill cane to $200 with tip for the 2 of us. I ordered a margarita and it was served in a water glass. I ordered and appetizer and the waitress took off before seeing what my wife wanted. Coffee served in used diner mugs. For the price of everything I’d expect a bit more class. The bar was noisy, not a place for a peaceful meal.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went here for a date night. Service was good and food was delicious. We will plan to go back at some point.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is outstanding!!! Great service!!! We always enjoy dinning at Willy’s and look forward to it!!!! Thank you for doing it right!!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Old-school charm and delicious food; steaks were amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had the Kona rubbed NY sirloin with gargonzola, it was delicious. Ordered it well done and it was perfectly cooked. Also had the oysters for an appetizer, no sandy/gritty bits, pure and clean.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I took my staff out for a post-holiday dinner and this was a wonderful choice.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a very nice time. The waitress did a great job.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

After making a 5:00 reservation on OpenTable, I called the restaurant directly to move the reservation back to 4:00 (a time not available on OpenTable). I explained that the dinner was a special occasion (an 86th birthday) and asked for a nice table. Four of the party of five drove over 2 hours from separate locations for the dinner. When we arrived at 4:00, there was a sign on the door that they were closed due to a broken pipe. Oddly, their sister restaurant, Amici, around the corner and in a separate building, was also closed due to weather related issues. We were unable to find another restaurant open at that time. I am extremely disappointed that the restaurant didn't have the courtesy to call me to let me know we would have to make other arrangements when they knew it was a special occasion and they had my telephone number! Not good customer service!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is one of the great places to eat in the Worcester area. The food is great . It is a small place and you must make a reservation but highly recomanded

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic steak and sushi. Ambience a bit dated.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

There was a comfortable yet intimate feel to the place.
Staff was friendly and efficient. Everything was done in a timely manner.
Great variety on the food choices. Everything was prepared just right. From the apps to the dessert the food was delicious. Highlight of course was the steak.
Lucky to have such a local gem to be able to go to on a date night. Quiet atmosphere perfect for relaxing and having a nice conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great staff. Excellent menu with choices for everyone. Accommodating to individual preferences.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Kenzo is the best! The food and service never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant. Never disappointed in our meal. Service whether at the bar or in a booth is always great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Always a great place to have a nice dinner

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