The Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. This gastro-pub offers a seasonal farmhouse menu showcasing products from local farms, breweries, wineries and distilleries. A celebration of the conscientious SLOW Food ideals and the artisan craftsmanship of food and beverage, come see why Armsby Abbey took an unprecedented 13 categories in Worcester’s Best of 2009 awards! 9 Best of Awards in 2010! Best New Restaurant, Chef and Beer selection to name but a few!
Award winning deli, 24 flavors of homemade bagels, pastry, and cream cheese. Boars Head Deli, fresh OJ, locally roasted coffee. We specialize in breakfast and lunch. Catering available.
The Beechwood Hotel is the only luxury, AAA four diamond hotel in Central MA and is host to many VIP’s, including entertainment stars, who come into Worcester. The Beechwood specializes in unparalleled service, providing every guest with a memorable experience. Luxurious guest rooms, suites and function space, as well as amenities like complimentary high speed internet and executive continental breakfast, are just some of the enhancements you’ll find at the Beechwood.
For more than 26 years Blue Jeans has been hand-tossing its celebrated Italian-style pizza (winning Worcester's Best Pizza twice). Also serving an authentic Chicago-style pizza. Try the wings! Tons of sandwiches. Pub-style Burgers. Salads. They deliver!
Named after the cinema capital of India, Bollywood Grill offers the tasty, exotic flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Bollywood Grill opened in 2005 with the goal of sharing India’s unique cinematic culture and providing flavorful, entertaining cuisine. With menu subtitles like “Block Busters” and “Box Office Hits,” you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable experience at Bollywood Grill. They offer catering and a daily luncheon buffet. Enjoy tasty, exotic flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Catering also available.
Buca di Beppo® is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared. Waterfront dining on the Worcester/Shrewsbury line! In addition, they offer catering.
Museum - Historic/Heritage: Immerse yourself in the heritage, nature, and art of a New England treasure. Scenic Fruitlands offers four intimate galleries of New England history plus a charming restaurant, and museum store. Set on 200 pastoral acres, with 2.5 miles of walking trails and stunning vistas, Fruitlands is a favorite for weddings and special events.
Fruitlands Museum celebrates four distinct groups all of whom found a spiritual connection to the land: the historic home of Bronson Alcott’s transcendental experiment, where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived in 1843; a gallery of Native American folklore and artifacts; the first Shaker museum in the country; and an art gallery with a large collection of Hudson River landscapes, American portraiture and seasonal exhibits.
Restaurant: Linger over lunch at Fruitlands Museum Cafe, a farm to fork restaurant operated by the folks from Gibbett Hill Restaurant in Groton, MA and exclusive caterer for weddings and special events.
Gift Shop: Browse NOA at Fruitlands gift shop, with handmade jewelry and unique gifts from local craftsman. Group, Education and Bus Tours welcomed.
Linger over lunch at Fruitlands Museum Cafe, a farm to fork restaurant operated by the folks from Groton MA based Gibbett Hill Restaurant and exclusive caterer for weddings and special events on site.
Where can you find a Brewpub with award winning beers in Central Massachusetts? The answer is downtown Gardner, at the Gardner Ale House. They are a family oriented, American style bistro and brewpub geared toward good times and good food. Gardner Ale House is open 7 days, offers house brewed and domestic craft beers, has daily food specials, and is the rave of the little city of Gardner.
Experience a true Worcester landmark at George's Coney Island. Serving hot dogs since 1918, George's is family owned and operated and has been acclaimed as Worcester's best for years. Enjoy the iconic restaurant and neon sign for yourself as well as the outstanding hot dogs. They also have a bar and can serve large groups. Closed Tuesdays.
Hirosaki Prime is an upscale Japanese Steakhouse, Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar, specializing in prime steaks, hibachi-style Japanese dishes including beef, chicken and seafood, exquisite appetizers as well as traditional and custom sushi. All complemented by an extensive wine list, creative cocktails, delectable desserts and only the finest sake. Open for dinner six days a week, and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, their entertaining hibachi room or cosmopolitan-style lounge is the perfect place to dine.
The International Golf Club &Resort is New England's Premier Golf, Dining, Lodging and Event Destination. Nestled amongst the trees in Bolton, MA, The International offers world class public and private golf, dining, event, wedding, lodging and golf training facilities. With two championship golf courses, a corporate event center, grand ballroom venue, a 55 room hotel & "exhale" spa, The Fireplace Room restaurant,Taylor Made Golf Club Fitting facility, Moxie Fit Bootcamps and Rick Smith Golf Academy, The International has much to offer! The International is the perfect place to hold your corporate event, golf tournament, or wedding. The Lodge and "Exhale" Spa at The International offers golf vacation packages to the midweek or weekend traveler! The Oaks, a Tom Fazio masterpiece is New England's Premium public golf experience.
The Fireplace room is a four-season destination dining experience, offering locally grown produce and seasonally inspired cuisine, punctuated with Chef Joseph Brenner’s distinctive creations and flavors. Small plates of global cuisines and Mediterranean inspired thin crust pizza are specialties.
The Fireplace Room is located at The International Golf Club & Resort in Bolton MA and is open year-round to the public.
Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards". J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
Dinner at Maxwell's offers a delightful variety of appetizers, a raw bar, and specialty breads. Their renowned entrees range from authentic pasta dishes to mouthwatering seafood, chicken, veal and steak. Continue your romantic evening on Maxwell's dance floor. Their professional DJ plays your favorite love songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Dance to the songs you remember most from yesteryear and bring back the magic. Dancing at Dusk starts Fridays at 6pm Saturdays at 9:30pm.
Nashoba Valley Winery is a unique and stunning orchard oasis, vineyard, winery, micro-brewery, distillery and restaurant and is recognized as one of the most creative and successful wineries and unique destinations in New England. Pick your own peaches and apples available late summer thru fall, please contact us for availability.
MEETINGS/BANQUETS/WEDDINGS: Nashoba Valley Winery offers an elegant site to have your indoor or outdoor rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony and reception. We offer a unique ambiance unrivaled in the area. Nestled in the heart of apple country with idyllic views, acres of orchards, vineyards, ponds, wine sensory gardens, and a gazebo, Nashoba Valley Winery offers an ideal choice for any special occasion.
FOOD/DRINK/DINING OUT: J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery - Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards". J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
SHOPPING:WINE/LIQUOR SHOPS: In addition to stocking all of the Nashoba Valley Winery products, including estate and fruit wines, and a variety of distillates and micro-brews, the Wine Shoppe also stocks a variety of regional food specialties from Stonewall Kitchen and other vendors, as well as many other unique gift items and practical accessories for the enjoyment of wine. Wine Tastings are available daily and Winery Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily, year-round.
O'Connor's Restaurant and Bar can and loves to accommodate meetings and parties. Whether you have 10 or 100 guests, organize your next event in the 370 seat restaurant, with nine private rooms. Business meetings, memorial luncheons, retirements, promotions, birthdays, showers and rehearsal dinners can be accommodated in the unique, comfortable and cozy Irish atmosphere. Tremendous value, with no room charge or set up fee. Just call... Brendan & Claire are waiting to welcome and work with you!
Worcester County's best Irish Experience - famous food, best brews, fine wines, Irish hospitality. They can and love to accommodate meetings and parties. Whether you have 10 or 100 guests, organize your next event in our 370 seat restaurant, with 9 private rooms. Business meetings, memorial luncheons, retirements, promotions, birthdays, showers and rehearsal dinners can be accommodated in our unique, comfortable and cozy Irish atmosphere. Tremendous value, with no room charge or set up fee. Just call... Brendan & Claire are waiting to welcome and work with you!
With its classic steakhouse design of rich wood and brass, "111" is made for meat and seafood lovers alike. Offering selections of prime steaks from Porterhouse, Filet mignon to NY Strip steaks and a large variety of fresh seafood. Enjoy shellfish platters, 111 wings, variety of seasonal dishes, homemade desserts all complemented with wines from our award-winning wine list with over 300 selections. Go on the website to learn about their fantastic monthly wine dinners.
Welcome to Oxhead Tavern where you can enjoy fireside dining in a historic building or dine on the deck overlooking picturesque Cedar Lake during the warmer months. The Tavern is located next to and operated by the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Sturbridge, MA.
Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern is a Worcester favorite! Independently owned by the Oliveri family since 1994 - Peppercorns features an Italian inspired menu created by renowned executive chef Tomasso Gargiulo.
Authentic Mexican food served by the Brambila family. Come enjoy great service, food, and drinks in a friendly atmosphere.
Built in 1771, the Publick House Historic Inn maintains it’s 18th-century ambiance while providing 21st-century comforts. Hold your special event in one of their period rooms or in their outdoor tent. The restaurant seats 200 and offers traditional New England dining in a quaint colonial setting. The 23 guest rooms and gracious suites in this historical setting all have private baths, air conditioning, and are decorated with period antiques or quality reproductions, many have canopy beds. The Publick House has additional hotel rooms on site totaling 115 rooms. This unique and picturesque site also has a full bar & famous bake shop!
Step back in time, slow down, experience food prepared as it should be. Whether it is a memorable lunch, a casual dinner in our Hexmark Tavern, the "red carpet" treatment in our dining room or one of our many special events-the Salem Cross Inn has some thing for every taste. Sit back, relax, enjoy the ambiance of a restored 1705 farmhouse and the tranquility of over 600 acres of New England countryside. Your palate will enjoy creatively prepared, fresh, seasonal fare. The Salem Cross Inn is also a great place for weddings, banquets and group meetings or tours.
The Sole Proprietor has received numerous local and national awards and has been the Worcester area’s most popular seafood restaurant for over 31 years due to the emphasis on freshness, value, creative cuisine, attention to service and attractive design. Menu includes standards such as Haddock, Salmon, Swordfish, Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster, Crab, and expand to sushi, shellfish and many classics such as Tuna Barcelona. Enjoy the award-winning win list. Open for lunch and dinner.
Do you like reading a good book with your meal? The Traveler Restaurant offers large, hearty breakfasts, as well as satisfying lunches and dinners, and 3 free books. In these days of generic dining spots and boring fast-food chains, it is refreshing to see that there are still unique restaurants along the nation's highways. Stop in for a great meal and a good read. Located near the CT/MA border off of Route 84.
Conveniently located adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn and across the street from the DCU Center in Downtown Worcester. Besides their well known great menu, you can enjoy dining on their outdoor patio with live music every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night.
‘Italian comfort food’, based on the best authentic recipes from Italy’s regions. Items include grilled Caesar salads, grilled pizza, rotisserie meats, Italian paella, pork shank osso bucco braised short ribs, ragu of Italian meats, swordfish Milanese, pesto sea scallops, Cioppino, veal and chicken parmesan, lasagna, a variety of pastas with house made sauces. Select wines from their award-winning wine list. Dine “al fresco” in the beautiful garden patio open year-round. Serving lunch and dinner.
Enchanting historic inn with "Old World Charm". Serving an Austrian, German, Eastern European menu, as well as steaks and seafood. Full liquor/bar and winelist available. Chandeliers, fireplaces and steins adorn with soft music and romance. Catering, weddings and private parties are their specialty! Open holidays/365 days a year. Outside dining/fireplaces.
Wooberry Frozen Yogurt is a locally owned and operated frozen yogurt shop. Our goal is to provide a healthy sweet dessert to our customers in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Wooberry offers all-natural, kosher, gluten-free yogurt and over fifty fun toppings! As we believe in close community ties, we get as many local products as possible from farms and producers in Central Massachusetts.
The Worcester Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1898, is world renowned for its 35,000+ piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, and new media. Art celebrates life at the museum. Accessible to all, the works span 5,000 years of art and culture ranging from ancient Roman mosaics to colonial silver, Impressionist paintings, and contemporary art. Dedicated to the promotion of art and art education, the Museum also offers a year round studio art and appreciation program that enrolls over 6000 adult and youth students each year.
Specialty Shop: The Museum Shop at Worcester Art Museum offers a wide variety of merchandise inspired by art in the permanent collection and in museums worldwide. Find beautiful items to remember your visit or give as gifts. Browse the shelves where scores of just-right items will catch your eye. From note cards, framed and matted prints, silk scarves and ties, umbrellas, decorative boxes to an irresistible collection of tree ornaments, picture frames, glassware, pottery, purses, clocks, and art inspired jewelry and watches to complement any outfit. Our children's selection of gifts encourages learning, laughter and play. Baby toys, children's books, art-making kits, puzzles and games will please any child.
Cafe: Whether you're visiting the Museum's galleries or stopping in just for lunch, The Museum Café is sure to pleasantly surprise. Choose from a delectable selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Dine indoors or experience one of Worcester's few outdoor courtyard cafes. Reservations for parties of eight or more may be made by calling 508.799.4406 x3068.
ADD MATISSE, REMBRANDT AND MONET TO THE GUEST LIST - A WORLD CLASS VENUE FOR YOUR EVENT. Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies | Holiday Parties | Cocktail Receptions | Corporate and Team Building Events. The Museum makes available, on a rental basis, the use of its magnificent architectural spaces and galleries. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe. What better site in which to host your historic event! Private events in the Renaissance Court may begin after 5:45pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Events in The Museum Café may begin after 4:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or anytime Sunday. All venues are available for rental any time on Monday and Tuesday. For business and social events, the Museum offers three approved caterers which have extensive experience with the Museum spaces and present delectable and artfully displayed cuisine. You will need to contact those outside caterers directly for menu options, pricing and availability. In conjunction with your event, we encourage you to take advantage of our docent-led or self- guided tours of selected galleries. The fees for these options vary depending on the galleries of interest and number of guests. Please ask for more details. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe from ancient mosaics to contemporary art. Experience a diverse world of art and ideas through antiquities, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and decorative arts. From concept to completion, our staff is highly experienced in every aspect of event planning, and will work with you to ensure your occasion is unique and truly memorable. What better site in which to host your special event! The Museum Café is also available for rental. Please call 508-793-4327 or e-mail specialevents [at] worcesterart [dot] org for more information.
Zorba's Taverna is the newest, most spectacular location of the wildly popular Zorba's Pizzeria Taverns in Central MA. The new Zorba's,serves their customers some of the tastiest dishes on this side of the Greek isles. Their new location in the heart of Worcester's Webster Square, features warm and inviting decor including an oval bar featuring six flat screen televisions, an elegant, modern atmosphere that has been described as an "updated MadMen theme", and comfortable booths that make patrons feel like lingering for hours. The menu has received 3 major reviews in the first 6 months since Zorba's opened and each one has given the restaurant no less than "excellent". Comments have included "so delicious we wanted to lick the plate" (Worcester Magazine - November 2011) to "I just can't wait to go back" (T & G - September 15, 2011). Both Zorba's locations have an extensive catering menu that can accommodate practically any meeting, occasion, or celebration.