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225 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604-4648
(508) 755-8331
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, OK atmosphere

I tried out the Urban this past weekend for the first time. I was a little hesitant because the reviews seemed mixed but we really wanted seafood. The food did not disappoint. I got the swordfish (cooked perfectly) and my husband got the fish and chips (so good!). The prices are a bit high but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
vanonymous
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Worcester, MA
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I sat for 20 minutes with out acknowledgement. The restaurant was not busy. Will never go again. If you want a fun place to go try Citizen's in downtown Worcester.

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Worcester, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I tried out the Urban this past weekend for the first time. I was a little hesitant because the reviews seemed mixed but we really wanted seafood. The food did not disappoint. I got the swordfish (cooked perfectly) and my husband got the fish and chips (so good!). The prices are a bit high but I just expect that when... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Went in with friends for a late lunch on a Friday afternoon liked very much the new decor great manager and help, food was very good.However the drinks are now measured and disappointing having said that will go back maybe not drink.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had a beet and green strawberry salad that was very unusual and very good. Then the duck breast, and finally the chocolate wanna cotta. Both quite good. Also tried a local IPA and a class of pinot noir. Thought the IPA was just okay, and pinot was a little odd, not really a good match with the duck, though... More 

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Dudley, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Three of us had, Poached Halibut with shiitake mushrooms and a side of Spinach & Garlic, quite good but I think I would prefer sautéed or baked fish. The Spinach was excellent. Another had Seared Sea Bass with sunchoke puree,Trumpet mushrooms, mizuna,black garlic, absolutely wonderful. Also the Clam Chowder with manila clams was excellent. Another had Arctic Char, good but... More 

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Oxford, MA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We arrived expecting to find Coral Seafood (which I dined at a few times) and it wasn't obvious the place changed style until we sat down and read the menu. (Was told it changed in January) Upon looking at the sign outside when exiting, they put a temporary sign over the old Coral Seafood sign that you can't see if... More 

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Worcester, MA
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As many locals know, this is the former "Coral Seafood", same space, same owners, different name and menu. I'm not sure if your restaurant was successful to begin with why you would change the name/concept/menu, but there you have it. We decided to try it during Worcester Restaurant Week (last week). The space is big and bizarre (it used to... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was glad to indulge when I noticed The Urban was part of Worcester's restaurant week. I had their clam chowder, arctic char over lentils and carrot cake desert. All of my meal was delectable although the arctic char was particularly noteworthy. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the drinks were also well made. The waitstaff was very cordial and... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We expected to eat seafood, only to find that Coral Seafood has morphed into the The Urban Worcester. The menu is completely new, and it was ironic that they didn't have the halibut and the sea bass that were on the menu. We had the duck and the gnocchi, both of which were excellent. But it was difficult to evaluate... More 

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Sturbridge, Ma
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went to a retirement dinner at Coral Seafood restaurant on Shrewsbury St in Worcester, MA on December 12, 2014. The function room was nice, a bit cold but OK. The food, however, was just plain nasty. Many of us had the salmon ( remember, this is a seafood restaurant) and it was awful. I can get far superior salmon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604-4648
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 755-8331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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