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“Lunch”

The Sole Proprietor
Ranked #7 of 610 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Street
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The place was hopping at 12:30, but parking was easy as was seating. Service was pleasant and very attentive yet not overbearing.

Our party of four shared and loved the super-fresh raw oysters. It’s a treat to get a variety of oyster types and taste the differences. Mussels were a pleasant surprise with their sauce. The lobster roll lunch was well-stuffed and nicely accompanied with fries and slaw. Shrimp and steak tips were delicious. Steak and shrimp pad Thai was declared delicious and plates were returned empty. The only slight disappointment was the Sole Milanese. Even without putting the expected salty caper sauce on, the fish and breading seemed a bit on the salty side, and a bit greasy, but the radish and spinach topping helped a bit. We would go again if in the area. Reasonable prices for good quality food and service.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We knew this is a very popular place in Worcester, but we had not known it is so large and so likely to be so full, but it was a Friday night at 7pm, so perhaps we should have known. Sole Proprietor is a very large restaurant, but very well designed, with several rooms and a a good bar. It is also very lively, but we found it friendly and fun. Service was excellent, with several serves making sure we wanted for nothing, one of whom returned to make absolutely sure she understood how we wanted one of our dishes prepared.
We had a mixed dozen oysters from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine, very well prepared, variously briny or sweet and clean and delicious. Ellen had a very large portion of steamed clams, with a very good cole slaw accompaniment. I had a very good salmon orzo "salad"; the salmon was specially good; the pasta was also very good and the salad was just fine too. With a couple of glasses of Copain Chardonnay to accompany the food, we were satisfied and happy. A good place to eat, especially for the seafood.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I ordered haddock with a lobster newburg sauce, It was delicious, however, the portion was very small. It came with mixed vegetables which had no taste and were not cooked properly, they were almost raw. The rice that accompanied the dish was also flavorless. It was very pricey and for the price I paid, the food should have been much better. We also noticed that everyone that was seated around us received a nice little dish of dinner rolls, we did not and had to ask. Our waitress apolgoized and brought us some promptly. Also, the hostess was a young girl with a totally inappropriate outfit on. It was a short, extremely tight dress and was clearly not something a high end restaurant should allow.

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1  Thank Paula E
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Top of the line Restaurant. Great Sea Food. High Prices, you get what you pay for!
Had favorite GIN, Gun Powder Gin from Ireland

Thank Joseph O
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is known by all those that enjoy a nice bar and an excellent restaurant as the place to go! It is always full from business lunches to fine dining in the evening so make reservations! or go before lunch hour kicks in - limited parking!

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