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Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lock 50 50 Water Street Worcester, MA 01604 Tel: 508-379-3400 Highly over-rated, food bland, and in-authentic”. August 20, 2020 Rated at $$$, I thought the food would be special and prepared with a high degree of expertise. “a seasonal Contemporary menu sourced from the freshest local...ingredients when possible.’ My companion ordered: ‘pan-seared salmon, stir-fry vegetables, jasmine rice’ I sampled her dish, the salmon was competently prepared. The stir-fry was ‘curious’ because the bok-choy’ tasted pickled. But where did the salmon originate ? My Beef Carpaccio was well executed, consisting of thin slices of rare beef anointed with olive oil, strewn with Shallot crisps. But we had to request bread; the waitress did return with some grill-charred slices. My entree was mediocre. My chicken arrived with slightly browned skin, but when my fork pierced the breast meat, it came apart in slivers. This is a sign that the chicken was boiled and over-cooked, then fried or browned in a pan. It tasted bland and lacked any sweetness. ”Was the chicken locally sourced? What farm did it come from? A high-priced restaurant prides itself on buying only from the best purveyor of meats and produce. My entree was listed as: ‘HALF CHICKEN Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce. The orzo salad lacked any distinctive taste. This restaurant is over-priced, food preparation is just average. In fairness, this is ‘covid-times’; perhaps the restaurant is having trouble with staffing. ~tiaotse~More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

We booked a table for 6 outdoors at 7:30. They did not seat us until 7:50. The manager kindly treated us to a round of drinks on the house. The drinks toke a long time coming so we ordered the food as soon as we...could. They seemed to be backed up and we did not get our food until around 9:00 PM. The food was excellent. The service from our waiter Leo B was top class. So overall 4 stars and it would have been 5 if the logistics had worked out better.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had been meaning to try this place for a while and Restaurant Week gave us the perfect opportunity. We arrived a little early for our reservation and the place was already hopping. We went to the bar and had a drink...while waiting for our table. My Long Trail Amber and my wife’s Cosmo were both excellent. We both chose the salmon entree from the three course prix fixe menu. The kale salad was a very pleasant surprise as was the Albanian Fergese second course. Our salmon was cooked perfectly. Both the service and the price were outstanding. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

My husband and I made a 10:00 dinner reservation as we were attending a show at the Hanover. We arrived early, around 9:30 and they wouldn’t seat us as apparently the kitchen was already closed. Their website says they are open until midnight. I don’t...appreciate that they took our reservation if they knew the kitchen would be closed. We would have made a reservation elsewhere. As parents of young children we get to go out very rarely. I don’t appreciate the dishonesty.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

The restaurant is updated and inviting. The staff was very pleasant and our waitress was AMAZING! I would have loved to get into one of the igloos but one was not available when we made our reservation. My scallops were tender and delicious and my...husband's steak was perfect. Our meal started with the bread basket which was perfect. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

All I can say is WOW!! We had the 7 course tasting with wine, and the chef absolutely blew us away! Salmon belly and caviar with hand fried potato to begin, and it kept getting better. Chef Tim Russo is a sincerely talented chef with...a knack for combining unexpected flavors in the best way possible. If you're game for the unexpected, and like to be pleasantly surprised, get yourself to Lock 50!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

The menu is phenomenal for variety, creativity and small plate sharing. It truly has the potential to be great. But it fell short when it came to execution. We ordered several small plates to share. Some were wonderful, some not so much. The combination of...flavors were fabulous, but for example the pork bellies were overcooked. The octopus was just ok. When our entrees arrived, 3 out of 4 of them were cold. Although the seasoning was delicious on the lamb skewers, they were dry and overcooked. Although the mussels were delicious, they were cold. Maybe it was just an off night for the kitchen, but overall we’d rate the experience a B-.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Consistency is important in a restaurant and Lock 50 doesn’t have it. Bad night! New staff lack service and knowledge. Disappointed

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Love eating at Lock 50. The small the plates are large and a great value. Beer list is on point. A little pricy but you get more than what you pay for because the food is delicious. Great atmosphere. Can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: September 2019
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