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Reviewed May 21, 2023 via mobile

I selected this restaurant based on reviews and unfortunately it didn’t work out well. Made a reservation for lunch but it really wasn’t necessary because it wasn’t busy. Was seated right away but after 15 minutes of sitting there we finally had to go find...a waitress so we could get some water. It is very loud in there too for some reason. We ordered the charcuterie board and it was ok. Not quite what I expected (no spreads, just some mustard that the pickles were sitting on, a few pieces of cheese, some meat, olives, pickled veggies and big pieces of bread). After asking for the check and again waiting forever, the waitress said she forgot and had to go back to get it. We were there for over an hour and all we got was that charcuterie board and it wasn’t busy. If you are tight on time I wouldn’t suggest going here.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 23, 2023

I have been a long time fan of Lock 50. No more. The last several times have been so disappointing and last night was an all time low. The Margarita Flat bread was not as good as dominos or frozen pizza. There were no fresh...herbs, no fresh mozzarella, and instead it was loaded with cheap cheese and as greasy as your local pizza joint. The marscapone desert tasted like jello out of a box, and it was aesthetically UNappealing. The service was outstanding. The food was miserable. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a go to for meMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 23, 2023 via mobile

Most importantly, the food was delicious! We were there for brunch with a large group and every one of us ordered something different and enjoyed our respective dishes. Parking was available nearby abd the restaurant was cleN. The staff were very friendly. Only reason that...we are giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that the food took a long time even though they were not busy, and the crepes and French toast were both served cold. Would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed November 4, 2022

We recently hosted an award ceremony/ company function at Lock 50 with about 40 attendees. Charlotte and the team were amazing to work with. Setup, organization, servers, bar staff, and food quality were outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant for private functions!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022

We went here for my Mom's birthday last Saturday. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside, and it was perfect. They have a great outdoor "patio" but it's cooler than that--almost like a secret backyard but you can still hear the traffic which can...get noisy but it was great to be outside. Our waitress Thalia told us they also do winter igloos too out there. Thalia was very pleasant, very informed about the menu (including remembering some crazy long beer name) and offered to find out about an allergy question we had before we ordered. We started out with the charcuterie board & drinks. The board was excellent -- the olives were so fruity, the meats and cheeses were very flavorful and the marinated vegtables rounded it out nicely. My mom floored us by getting the nutella crepe (not usually her style) but she was SO happy with it and ate every single bite (at 84, her appetite has gotten smaller, but not at Lock 50!) My dad & husband got the pastrami sandwich--my Dad is a "pastrami snob" & loved it (as did my husband). The homemade mustard that came with it, they both agreed, was excellent. I had the smoked trout (also something I never would normally get) and I was happy I tried it. We were so full but HAD to try dessert & shared a bread pudding which was very flavorful. The guys were very happy with their IPAs (not sure if it was bottle or draft), my mom was thrilled with her fresh capuccino & I was very happy with the wine selections (I tried the Ponzo Zinfandel and it was very good). Thalia made our visit exceptional -- she was always there if we needed something, our water glasses were always full and as soon as we left, we were planning our next return which will hopefully be the "chef's tasting experience". The best part was both my parents raved about how happy they were, what a great time they had, and how great the food was so we have another successful birthday celebration in the books! Thank you Lock 50.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

Loved this place in November of 2020, but wondered when we went back today if we'd find it quite as magical. The answer: Absolutely yes. Lock50 has an undeniably good aura, and that comes from somebody who isn't into the notion of chakras and such....There's simply no way to arrive here and not feel a little cheerier - it's a big, busy restaurant that nevertheless carries off hospitality almost flawlessly. You feel welcome, and for weekend brunches, we feel very much at home. The jazz trio playing today was delightful: skillful, soulful, energetic and yet not too loud -- it fit the mood perfectly. Our hostess and manager were both top-notch, and our server, Hannah, brought a real sense of happiness and vibrancy to her work. That's not common any time or anywhere, but especially not during the difficult era we've been living in. The kitchen once again wowed us, with fresh, artfully prepared meals and that sense of "we care" that only comes with quality ingredients and mindful, talented preparation. Will you wait at times? Of courses. 2022 simply isn't 2019 anywhere in the food service world. But the staff here cares, and goes out of their way to accommodate guests. I'll recommend Lock 50 without reservation to anyone - more importantly, I'll be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

Normally when I see a restaurant with steak taking up a large part of the entrees, I have my doubts. I was wrong. Lock 50 had some lovely, impressive dishes. We had the scallops, asparagus, gnocchi, and mussels. They were each imaginative and delicious. Over...the years Worcester has not yielded the best restaurants. It was nice to find an exception. Service was exceptionally friendly from the kindness of the valet to the knowledge of the sommelierMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

The service was really poor but food was good. My reservation was at 5:15, and my friend arrived at 5:00 and was seated. I arrived at 5:20 so 5 min late for the reservation. Server told my friend that we only have max of 2...hours from the time she was seated. Around 6:30, server rushed us told us that we needed to leave by 7:00. We didn't enjoy our dinner because we feel like we had hurry up and eat. We left to go to another restaurant afterwards for dessert and coffee. 2nd time was the following week. Our server doesn't come back to check on the table often. We waited about 30 min each time. We even had to go to the bar just to ask for water. He didn't even ask us for our dinner order after we only ordered appetizers "small plates." So we decided to leave without ordering dinner. I think his tables were all over the place, but we left at 7:00 the restaurant looked empty. We likely won't go back for dinner. We will try brunch and see if the service is better then.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

The brunch was spectacularly good, service was great. Chicken and grits comes on a board and is a little tricky to eat, but not to be missed.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Very disappointing overall. The food was good but the service from management bartender and even the owner was awful. The waitress did her best with what she had but we waited 40 to 50 minutes in between each course at the chef’s tasting The only...even walk by it multiple times and didn’t even notice how bad it was. The beverage manager was clueless with the winds in the overall experience was nothing like the chef tastings used to be.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

This is a great place to hang out. Nice interior space, but when the weather is good this place shines with a lot of outdoor seating... 3 different seating options. We took advantage of the amazing weather after our first WooSox game and stopped by...here for a drink and some food. We sat on the terrace and it was very relaxing. Cocktails were great, wine by the glass selection is ok... never heard of the wines. A basket of fries was very good, served piping hot with an excellent homemade ketchup. We shared the flatbread of the day... very fresh, good. Service was attentive. The manager keeps an eye on everything, stopped by our table, aims to please... very professional.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021

Four of us arrived for an early-ish 6pm dinner and had a very enjoyable couple of hours. Food was delicious - enough that I will go again and try the chef's tasting menu sometime. We shared a number of small plates and particularly enjoyed the...gnocchi, fergese, scallops and banana rum thing for dessert. Burgers were also good. Blair, our server, was fantastic - she is knowledgeable about the menu, made good recommendations and checked in frequently. Timing of food delivery was perfect early on, but slowed down a little as it got busy. Ambience inside and out is great. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

My fiancé and I dined at Lock 50 a few weeks ago to celebrate my recent promotion, and our only regret was not visiting sooner! We both opted for the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our server, Cartier, was...friendly and attentive, and took care to communicate a couple of food sensitivities to the kitchen to ensure we'd be able to enjoy everything we were served. The dishes were creative and completely off-menu, making this a truly special meal. Here's what we enjoyed: - Asian-inspired poached sea bass with a quick-pickled slaw - mussels and clams with a smoky tomato broth - tandoori-style quail with harissa oil and a pear & almond chutney - wagyu skirt steak (I believe there was a potato as well, but it's been a few weeks and the wine was flowing...the steak was the star) - blueberry creme brûlée All of the food was perfectly cooked and delicious. My fiancé deemed the creme brûlée the best he'd ever had. The wine pairings were generally good; the red that was paired with the quail fell a little flat when paired with the quail itself, but was redeemed by the chutney. A rose might have complemented the combination of fruit and spice a bit better without overpowering the quail. Our server's youth was apparent when presenting the wines and their tasting notes, but her sincerity added to the charm and authenticity of the experience. The manager, Alban, also came over to see how we were enjoying our evening, and was kind enough to throw in a complimentary round of prosecco to cap off our celebration. By the end of the evening, my fiancé was considering whether we might want to hold our rehearsal dinner for our wedding at Lock 50 instead of another local restaurant we had in mind. We will absolutely be back, and look forward to putting our evening in the chef's capable hands once again!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2020

Lock 50 is a stellar operation from start to finish. That's an achievement any time, but especially amid all the rules and hassles of the pandemic. This restaurant nails it. We wanted to get together for a pleasant, safe family lunch on a weekend when...winter weather had begun. No easy matter in 2020. Finding outdoor dining in New England on a colder-than-normal November day is tough, but we'd heard Lock 50 had heaters on its patio. We'd never heard of this restaurant and went with fairly low expectations; if the staff was civil and the food edible, we'd still be ahead of the game. Wow, what a wonderful surprise. From the hostess's initial greeting to the manager's helpfulness before we were seated, the staff here was top-notch all the way. They were strictly following the health protocols, and managed to be gracious and cheerful at the same time. Cartier, our server, was superb - and it's no easy thing to provide exceptional service in breezy 40-degree weather, constantly going back and forth between the cold patio and the heated restaurant. She did it with a smile. Can't say enough about the frittata, which was exquisite, or the pastrami sandwich. C'mon, you say, how good can a pastrami sandwich be? It was remarkable: lean, fresh and astonishingly tasty. The thin-sliced pickle was delightful. And in a year when many restaurants are jacking up prices, this lovely meal was reasonable, too. I can recommend Lock 50 with confidence.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

Relaxing Evening The staff was intriguing, well mannered and friendly. Our waitress, Shella, was amazing and professional. We started with oysters, scallops and squid all of which was prepared perfectly and highly recommended. Entree’s were salmon and sirloin. Salmon was the best salmon ever had....sirloin...was cooked to perfection. Strong recommendation to everyone. Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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