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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 - 12:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Unique Offerings of Food

This was my first experience here. The restaurant looks small but it isn't. The staff were very friendly & they have Valet Parking. I started with the Citizen Popcorn. OMGosh - Delish! It was fresh and had crispy bacon throughout. If you like bacon, you'll LOVE this popcorn. After washing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was my first experience here. The restaurant looks small but it isn't. The staff were very friendly & they have Valet Parking. I started with the Citizen Popcorn. OMGosh - Delish! It was fresh and had crispy bacon throughout. If you like bacon, you'll LOVE this popcorn. After washing the popcorn down with a few Jack's Abby beers, i... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a great evening! The service was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and the food was terrific. Of note is the chef's charcuterie board with home made meats and local cheeses. A terrific dinner at a very reasonable price

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Paris, France
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I ate here twice and came for drinks several times. The cocktails can be good depending on who makes them (but I also had a couple average ones). The first time I ate I ordered a steak and found it to be quite tasty. The second time I ate off the pub menu and found it to be overly salty... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ordered a Grilled Vegetable Melt on Thursday 8/13 while having a smoke at Michael's Cigar Bar. Got a great surprise as they also topped it with balsamic vinegar - It was terrific!! Great taste, value and just enough to keep me going with a smoke and drinks.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We found a Groupon of this restaurant so decided to try it out! When entering, we were asked if we wanted to go downstairs (with the more noisy crowd) or upstairs (with the less people, less noise, and more ambiance). It included a 3 course meal with an appetizer, entre, and dessert. Our waiter was so bubbly, attentive, and just... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice bar and decent dining menu. Some interesting wine flights and decent apps if you are not seeking a full meal.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a pre-show dinner at People's Kitchen before heading across the street to the DCU Center and was not disappointed. Quality of food was excellent and worth the price. The waitstaff were great and helped us get out the door in time for the show. Would recommend parking in the lot right next to the building or valet. Next time... More 

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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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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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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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