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“But wait! There's more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manor Restaurant & Lounge

Manor Restaurant & Lounge
42 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583-1712
(508) 835-4722
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Ranked #20 of 33 Restaurants in West Boylston
Dining options: Reservations
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Ayer, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“But wait! There's more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We hadn't been to the Manor in a while, so a recent evening found us driving back again. It's a bit of a drive from home, but worth it.

It appears that the menu has been enhanced and expanded since we were last there. Even more food items on the menu made it that much more difficult to narrow it down. We munched on fresh French bread, plain and with olives while we tried to decide what to order.

My wife chose chicken calabrio, chunks of sauteed chicken with roasted garlic, spinach, red peppers and gorgonzola cheese tossed with fettuccini. When it arrived, it tasted a little bland, which I attributed to her asking them to go light on the garlic. Turns out that, being a new dish, they'd neglected the gorgonzola. Ooops. Before this was realized, though, we got a small container of feta, which also brought the dish to life. In either case, my wife was pleased. She's looking forward to a repeat performance, but with the gorgonzola. A bowl of chicken noodle soup before the entree was very tasty, and clearly made fresh.

I chose Dijon scallops, halved sea scallops sauteed and presented in a very light Dijon cream sauce that perfectly complemented, but did not overpower, the scallops. I got a baked potato instead of the rice, and my salad was served with delicious bleu cheese dressing.

Dessert (we shared) consisted of several layers of lemon cake with raspberry filling and whipped cream garnish. I thought it was delicious, but was trying to hold down my blood sugar, so I only had a couple of bites.

Service was excellent. Tables were set with real tablecloths and real napkins. A recent minor remodeling brightened up the main dining room. And the tab, including two drinks and a dessert, was lower than one might anticipate for the food and atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rochdale, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“MUCH better choices in the area..”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were there for an employee's wedding, and several of us deduced the bartenders were giving us the wrong change. This happened to several tables several times. After approaching them, they apologized and gave us a free round. I approached the MANAGER, and he said he would look into it. It happened 2 more times after that. Upon further inspection, 3 more friends had similar experiences at other functions.
Oh, the bread was good.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good value, pleasant setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

White table cloths, friendly hostess and server. Food was good: fish, shrimp, and especially the rack of lamb, as it should be, since the menu seems to be Greek themed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NewBrunswick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Sampled Chopped steak, chicken cordon-blue, and french dip. It was great, restaurant very clean, and very capable staff. Very busy during supper hours, you may want to go a little early..

Visited April 2012
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Worcester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Hit or miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have had amazing food at the Manor and food that is just eh. Service is hit or miss. The bar is extremely loud. Prices are reasonable. If you hit it at the right time it is 5 stars, if not then 1.

Visited October 2011
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