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The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

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Japanese, American, Wine Bar
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1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500 (Commercial)
508-459-9090
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific food and outstanding service.

We went with a party of ten between theater shows in downtown Worcester. Service was excellent. The waitress knew the menu and was helpful to all, offegreing suggestions and frank views on the menu. Great idea for the menu...offering a la carte or a 3 course tasting menu. There were price additions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
William D
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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went with a party of ten between theater shows in downtown Worcester. Service was excellent. The waitress knew the menu and was helpful to all, offegreing suggestions and frank views on the menu. Great idea for the menu...offering a la carte or a 3 course tasting menu. There were price additions for some entre selections..but still reasonable. The haddock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Food and cocktails were great! Service was stellar and atmosphere was nice. Valet parking and had a cigar after in the cigar bar Would have given 5 stars but they had a wedding in the back and all the windows are clear so your backdrop is a wedding party... Kinda weird Had a great time none the less.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I had a date night at The People's Kitchen and enjoyed ourselves immensely. It looks like a bit of a hole in the wall from the outside but spans multiple levels and seems to go on forever on the inside. The interior is warmly lighted and comfortable. We started with the Chef's Board (charcuterie and cheese), which... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just enjoyed a wonderful meal at the People's Kitchen. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but we were so impressed once we got to our table. Our waiter, Carlos, was awesome...very knowledgeable and had a great personality. The food was stellar, starting with the hot, fresh bread and ending with dessert. While there aren't a lot of options... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Via tripadvisor.com's reviews, our 30 yr old daughter selected and decided she wanted us to try The People's Kitchen, while we were in town from DC and TX for a weekend college graduation. Walking upstairs for dinner, the pervasive scent of fish "hit" me...(I've never acquired a taste for seafood, and the smell was just another level of disgust when... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited The People's Kitchen in 2013 and although the service was nice, the food left a lot to be desired. My first review reflected this .. Shortly thereafter we received a full refund on our dinner with a lovely note from the owner Mike Cavino saying " .. We appreciate the opportunity to make it right. Let me know... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the location, drink selection and ambiance. I just wish I hadn't been so full that I could have tried the food.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant based on the great reviews it had received. We just recently had become aware of the restaurant through Groupon. The reviews were correct. Both my husband and I chose to select an item from each of the "Start", "Main", and "Finish" sections of the menu, which you may do for a... More 

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Orange, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am not writing a review for the great groupon deal. I ordered the Marinated Beef Tenderloin and Pineapple Kabobs for a starter, which were perfectly cooked very tender pieces of meat served on a skewer with pineapple, and peppers with thai basil creme fraiche and a pepper relish. It was excellent. The main dish was a filet mignon, which... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went here for dinner after an event at the DCU center and were very happy with our pick. We just sat at the bar when you first go in to the People's Kitchen. They have a few different areas, such as looks like other restaurant seating, the wine bar area, cigar bar and a few other locations. Anyway, we... More 

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Additional Information about The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

Address: 1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500
Phone Number: 508-459-9090
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $20 to $25
Cuisine: Japanese, American, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500
    (Commercial)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: 508-459-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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