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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 - 10:00 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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Good Food, Great Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Larsingah
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Ellicott City
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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a place that is all locals from what I could tell. The food is very good and the bar is an experience. Example a Manhattan cocktail prepared two different ways. Pre or post prohibition ( one is with fruit mixed in and the other fruit muddled at the bottom. Hamburger order changes daily and the waiter tells you... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A couples evening at The People's Kitchen in Worcester turned out to be an excellent night for dinner and catching up with friends. The menu is simple with apps, entree, and dessert plus a few specialized selections. The wine list is extensive and the beer selection is very good. The menu changes monthly with a few holdover from the previous... More 

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Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ordered the fixed price dinner for $39 per person, which was a good value, and fun because we enjoy trying different things. We had the pea and chorizo soup which was great. Also the stuffed mushrooms which were undercooked and the stuffing lacked character, though the sauce was nice. I had the flank steak which was great- nice flavor,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went here for the first time to celebrate a family birthday. We had a reservation and were quickly taken to our table upstairs. The restaurant is deceptively large, with several separate rooms instead of one large space. We were seated in the first room as you come up the stairs. It felt very intimate as the tables were not too... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I decided to use the Groupon we had for The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar and we were not disappointed. We like to use Groupons to find out if we like a place this place was wonderful. Our dinner was a full three course meal but we opted to include the wine package that included a... More 

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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 - 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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