Lock 50

4.5
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459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Lock 50, is a Worcester restaurant located in the Historic Canal District. The creative menu offers a variety of seasonal dishes sourced from, and prepared with, the freshest local ingredients whenever possible. Our bar program includes a carefully selected variety of wines, local craft, imported and domestic beers and fashionable craft cocktails. The Café features a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy casual breakfast or lunch and our coffee program includes only the finest, fair trade organic coffees, expertly prepared for your enjoyment.
What 459 People Are Saying
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SusieCoozie
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time, enjoyed it again and purchased gift certificate for a friend, can’t wait to come again and reserve an igloo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and ambiance!

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MikeI
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim, the chef is a true professional. He created an amazing 5-course tasting menu while respecting our allergies and preferences. I travel 45 min to reach this restaurant and gladly do it again and again. My 4th visit and certainly won't be my last!

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Blake
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

COVID Handling: There were several patrons who left their tables without a mask, and the employees didn’t seem to care. This is probably explained by the fact that I also saw at least two employees walking around the restaurant without masks. This was my primary issue with my experience here.

Service: We had a new server. He forgot to put in every order. I know this because two drinks took over ten minutes to come out. For the entrees, he gave us the whole “sorry for the wait” speech, which any former server knows is code for “I just put the order in.”

Food quality: The food wasn’t awful, but it was overcooked. Overeasy eggs came out overhard, hard yolk instead of runny.

Value: $10 for a low-alcohol, watery mimosa is steep. That’s approaching NYC prices!

Overall: I’m not sure this place is equipped to be open during COVID. I’d recommend shutting down, reassessing the needs and safety of the patrons, and trying again. The food quality probably won’t improve any time soon, but prices should be adjusted for the time being to match quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience! It was our first time there and our waitress made our anniversary dinner so special! We’ll definitely be back

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David
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

After having been seated and waiting 30 minutes, we had to let a passing waitress know that nobody had come to our table.

When we finally did get our food, it was mediocre. Food was significantly overpriced for the quality received.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my husband. Excellent service! Hope they bring back the igloos😀

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu with small plates that are presented nicely but priced as entrees in most other locations. Staff tried very hard to please and other than the unexpected higher prices it was an overall pleasant experience considering the Covid restrictions.

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ShaneA
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was rather slow for the amount of people in the restaurant. Food and drinks were excellent

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BeckyF
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outside dining! Spacious and comfortable.

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vipArdieH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great patio dining with tables well spaced. Cool tiki bar as well!

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Lune
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful day to have brunch outside. Food was great and service was attentive. Would be awesome to have some allergen free options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to do the 5 course chef tasting menu! It was a blind menu. The culinary experience was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun and festive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Celebrating birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there - we had a fantastic anniversary dinner. Our server Nicole did a great job and the food was amazing! The burrata was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great services. We will be back soon.

Thank you!

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mikeo
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful day for outdoor dining with great fresh salads and pizza. Thanks

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CamiloB
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food came out raw, the waiter and manager did nothing to correct the situation. Ultimately my party ate dinner at different times. The food was average, nothing special at best. There are many restaurants that are feeling the pressure/competition to up their game. This isn't one of them

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vipholly
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area was very nice. The service and food was great!

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CaroleR
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, good value with good-size portions. Delicious! Nice presentation of the food. Outdoor patio comfortable, a bit of street noise but not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

more expansive and very small

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Dindins
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lock50 offers the best outdoor dining in Worcester! Three tiers of nicely distanced tables with plenty of attractive heaters spaced for everyone's comfort. I think they will be busy and safe right through October. The service was a bit slow but always considerate and careful. The food was very good. Guests also seemed to agree that we needed to do our part, too. Everyone wore masks when not at their tables.

Dining here was such a break from pandemic "can't dos" and truly complied with all CDC guidelines.

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KimA
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great first trip to Lock 50 for Brunch. The food and presentation was amazing and our server was friendly and attentive (Sophia). Will definitely be coming by again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out since March. This was a great place to start. We were outside and the tables were placed over 6 feet from each other and there were propane heaters.

The food and cocktails were excellent. Our server made an excellent recommendation for wine, that was lovely too.

Although, the hostess informed us there was a time limit to ensure the next diners can also sit outside, I did not feel rushed.

I would recommend Lock 50!

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vipShiraT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible experience! Service was one of the worst! I have been there si many times and now never again

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Ginger
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Lock 50 on line. It was a wonderful find. We were lunching with our grandson and his roommate. The menu was full of choices and we, all four, enjoyed our meal. Good service staff, pleasant and knowledgeable. Will definitely return.

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vipMichFan
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor dining experience is wonderful. Tiered patio provides ample space for guests and the patio heaters enable you to linger. The food is outstanding with oversized “small plates” and fabulous cocktails.

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MimozaX
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to go back, I had a wonderful time with my friends

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viplauralu
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the outdoor patios! Always great drinks & food

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ROBERTA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonder experience on a true, enjoyable patio area (not a parking lot setup). From the service, to the decor, fantastic food, during a perfect sunny day made for a great experience.

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vipRebeccaP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-spaced beautiful outdoor seating with heaters. Food as delicious and interesting as always. Service was perfect balance of friendly, attentive and efficient.

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vipCmiel
New England
43 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience! Food was terrific, service was very good. Two things drove my rating down a bit. First, the reservation for outdoor dining isn't really a reservation (even though you can specifically request it) - once we arrived we were informed that outdoor dining was on a first come basis. This is especially disappointing in these times. Second, the bottle of rose we ordered was not chilled, requiring us to ask for ice cubes. This definitely detracted from the overall experience. The patio is very nice, though (but please, put up something to muffle the road noise on the upper level - even some larger plants would help!), and they lit the heat lamps as the evening chilled, which was a nice touch.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Not recommended for those with a thin wallet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining on the patio - elegant food, excellent service, and great ambiance!

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vipRobS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!
We had the 7 course tasting menu with the accompanying wines.

Yum.

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vipFrank
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual

JD
JuliaD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly staff. Would definitely go back again.

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VictoriaF
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Lock 50 is rated 4.5 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

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