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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 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 16:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very professional and friendly staff. Any was our server and she was fantastic. Huge place, many nooks and crannies that make it feel like a smaller intimate area. Very spacious, not crammed between tables. The food was great. Loved the seasonal menu and the knowledge and enthusiasm of our server regarding the menu items. The farro and risotto were rich... More 

Thank Teresa M
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were headed to a reunion party there, we decided to grab dinner there before the reunion. The food and service were excellent. The waitress showed a great knowledge of the menu and a decent understanding of wine pairings to complement the meal. The cheese board really was exceptional, with artisan cheeses and meats. The sweet potato... More 

Thank PilotMike42
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Citizen is one of my husband and I's favorite places to go for a night out. Being in our early 30's we are completely over the club and trashy bar scene and the Citizen has exactly what we are looking for. The drinks are amazing and seem to be priced just right to keep the drama out. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Caitlin R
Jefferson Twp, PA
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Reviews were read before we went and reservations were hard to come by, so we did expect slow service (place is huge). However we were seated upstairs and given the dinner menu without ever being told there was another menu with a whole different style and price of food. Only when we saw the table next to us receiving hamburgers... More 

Thank lmk1126
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've been there a few times, and TPK never disappoints - their 3-course prix fixe is WAY too much food....but always great. Only minor point - menu is somewhat limited although seasonal, but they are very willing to make substitutions - and there's always their delicious steaks. Any place with french-press coffee is okay with me - their November special... More 

Thank Steve W
Irvine, California
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

So went here on a biz dinner. Apparently there was an event at the center across the street so it was very crowded and people were rushed to get to the event. In the restaurant itself there was only one staffer that I could ever find, and he was the bartender, server and busboy. Naturally everything took forever. But it... More 

Thank Susan R
Central Massachusetts
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I regret to have to say I was very disappointed with tonight's dinning experience at the Kitchen. We were patiently waiting for a change in menu,but finally decided after hearing some positive comments during my phone calls to People's to try this menu. I must say I am sorry that we did since only one of the three meals came... More 

Thank dickandjane71
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very good recommendations on wine and cocktails. The charcuterie is an excellent way to start. When making reservations they didn't have space in the bar area. We made them anyway and they called back 30 minutes later saying space had opened up.

Thank Phil C
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable of food and spirits. The drinks are perfect , some very original; and the layers of flavors will please everyone.

1 Thank ariel81581
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a splendid place. The atmosphere was very friendly, the staff welcoming, and the food excellent. Our party had the burger, the Vegetable Melt sandwich and the Grilled Cheese. The grilled cheese was the best such specimen I've ever had: soft yet crusty challah bread, perfect mix of cheese, served with crispy fries done to perfection. We finished our... 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
US$20 - US$25
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?