Feng / Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Had cocktails and sushi at the newly opened Feng at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury this week. It's definitely worth a trip, if only to see one of the priciest restaurant designs in the area. I couldn't believe that I was eating in Millbury -- it was closer to a design you would fine in Boston
The quality of the sushi and sashimi was very good, although not as good as Baba. The appearance and plating were exceptional. Orders of sashimi arrived on a serving vessel with a huge shell for a backdrop, which drew interested chatter from nearby diners.
An order of sashimi came with only two pieces instead of the more usual three, but a spicy tuna roll was well put together and larger than some.
Price points were usual for upscale sushi, but might be jarring to those who think of the Shoppes as a place to eat Uno pizza or Red Robin burgers.
The restaurant and bar were nearly full at 7 pm on a Thursday, but virtually empty by 9. I hope the place develops a following and builds up business, because Worcester County doesn't have too many places that are, frankly, this impressive looking and cool.
This is the same company that has had 2 successful restuarants in CT. One called Ginza and the other is also called Feng. Feng is located in downtown hartford and I have been several times but just for happy hour. They have a great happy hour menu. Several co workers go for lucnh often. I ahev only heard great things about both places. The only complaint i hear is that the prices for the dinners are somewhat high.