What's new and good in Worcester?
I just moved back to the area and it looks like there are a lot of new bars and restaurants in Worcester. I've tried (and love!) Armsby Abbey. What else is new? I read one post of a visitor to Worcester and one reply with a list of a few places to try, but no description or info other than the names. Thanks!
How long have you been away? Armsby is definitely the most exciting place to open in, say, the last two years. Assuming you've been away 5 years or so, here are some places that, while less new, are quite good:
Bocado, a tapas restaurant with a good Spanish wine list and great variety of cold and hot tapas.
Via on Shrewsbury St is the latest venture of the Worc Restaurant Group (Sole, 111) and offers a very flexible menu of Italian and Italian-inspired dishes with great flavors in a nice space with a lot of options from very casual nibbling to upscale.
The Citizen, where the Firehouse used to be on Exchange St., has a terrific bar scene with vintage cocktails, a wine shop, and a menu built interestingly around good cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate. Lots of nice pressed sandwiches. Bartenders who know their stuff.
Baba, on Park Ave: the best sushi I've ever had. gorgeous, inventive, fun. Probably the best restaurant in Worcester.
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