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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, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty & convient

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Annamarie L
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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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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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