Lock 50 is new to Worcester and I was very excited to try dinner here. Before you even walk in, you are aware that you are going to experience a gorgeous renovated space. You know this because the very first thing you see are the most beautiful unique doors! I love the décor and vibe Lock 50 has. I am a huge fan of renovated old buildings and Lock 50 has done it better than most. The bar in the back of the building even made use of reclaimed wood and is very cool. The beautiful space is welcoming, elegant, and alive

Crisped Fontina Cheese from Lock 50 on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Crisped Fontina Cheese from Lock 50 on Water Street in Worcester, MA

The menu offers a variety of unique options and I decided to start with the Crisped Fontina Cheese. This my dear readers, was absolutely one of the best things I have ever eaten. The cheese is coated and crisped, with what I have no idea, but, is the most addictive, interesting, delicious appetizer. I can’t wait to have this again! It sure isn’t low calorie, but it is worth the sacrifice! For my meal I selected the Whole Roasted Local Fish. Dinner options are shareable, however I had no problem finishing the fish on my own. If you have shied away from eating a “whole fish,” worried about the bones, the presentation, please, go beyond your comfort zone and try this, you will not be disappointed. The fish was roasted to perfection, the flavors were mild,the fish is so fresh. I really enjoyed my meal, and I am excited they have this option since it is rare in this area to be offered. I also asked if they had sangria, which wasn’t listed on the menu, however the service here is fantastic, so they did make it for me, it was one of the best I have had in this area for sure! For dessert we had the Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding, presented a little different from the traditional, this was extremely well prepared and delicious!

I am always aware that our large group can be challenging to service, our servers were extremely attentive, pleasant and helpful. The owners, chef and manager came over to check in with us, I always appreciate that level of customer service.

I really enjoyed Lock 50, from the décor, the vibe and most importantly the food. I look forward to going back soon. I have also tried lunch, excellent, and they make the best bloody Mary I have had in a long time, the mix is homemade, fresh with the right balance of flavors. If you are looking for something new, unique menu options, great service in a gorgeous space give Lock 50 a try for sure.