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The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

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1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500 (Commercial)
+1 508-459-9090
16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 16:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to be a vindictive person, and there is someone you really dislike, send them to this restaurant. I can only recall one worse dining experience in my life, and that instance resulted in food poisoning. This restaurant isn't going downhill, it is way down near the bottom of the hill. The service was poor, and our waitress... More 

Thank Natickpal
Sam M, Public Relations Manager at The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar, responded to this review

We were shocked to hear of such a claim and investigated it internally including inviting inspectional services to visit our location and with their support and our commitment to hospitality, it was found there was no grounds to substantiate such a claim. We have reached out to the guest to get his perspective and explained our thorough investigation to him.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to try the prix fixe meal at The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar. We arrived early for our reservation and had five star drinks and a charcuterie plate at Still & Stir. Great drinks, food, and service! Then we headed upstairs for dinner and the stars started falling away. The building is interesting and the decor... More 

Thank mamacooking
Hopedale, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years I have seen this restaurant receive rave reviews and have wanted to try it. Yesterday my wife and I arrived at 5:00 for a 5:30 reservation. The free valet parking was quite a perk; and when we were ready to leave, our car was delivered in under a minute. The tip to the valet driver was significantly less... More 

Thank MelissaMS61
Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was busy, expected for a Saturday night, they took very good care of us to find us a table. The hostess McKenzie was amazing, Very professional, sweet, and accommodating. Food is excellent, service was fast even with a full restaurant. DEFINITELY will come back

Thank mikey0302
Providence, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

You wil not have to remind me to never return to this restaurant. Our party of 3 had 4:30 reservations (opening time). When we were seated, I politely asked the waitresses if the whole restaurant always smelled like wafting cigar smoke. She replied yes because its over a cigar bar. The smell was gross and thick. Ok then, we had... More 

Thank MosesG956
Northborough, Massachusetts
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Apparently this place is mobbed at the weekends, but we were there on a Thursday, it was quiet, with excellent food, and possibly the deepest wine list in Worcester. The menu is not vast, probably only a dozen entrees, with only a Vegetable Lo Mein or Grilled Cheese (a VERY upscale grilled cheese) for vegetarians. The Prix Fixe menu is... More 

Thank Ellen C
Windham, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This review is focused solely on Still & Stir, a professional cocktail bar that is part of the restaurant. Following a long day of classes, I enjoyed this renovated space of Worcester's history with several classmates. The mixed drinks are edgy with a decent selection of distilled and brewed selections - but I was particularly pleased with the Painkiller. To... More 

Thank PhineasWannabe
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

It was a bitter cold night and we made a couple of wrong turns leaving the garage. We were frozen when we got to the restaurant. The bar was packed and getting fuller. We smartly had made reservations and were quickly ushered upstairs. Our server Gina came right over, saw how cold we were and brought us mugs of hot... More 

Thank MusicMom57
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had great drinks , coupled with knowledgeable staff, warm atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommend if you want great conversations!!

Thank Kevin B
Boston, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had dinner upstairs at the People's Kitchen in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts and were very pleased with our experience. The food was very good, starting with a first choice of cheeses chosen from a creative selection. Our entrees were well prepared with vegetables cooked to just the right level of doneness. The one exception were some potatoes that were underdone.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-459-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?