We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500 (Commercial)
+1 508-459-9090
16:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Wed 16:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 169: English reviews
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a business dinner and we were looking for a new place to eat. The menu was very interesting and I decided on the Pork Osso Bucco and my colleague had the Salmon. Both were great. We had the Calamari as an appetizer and it was perfectly done. We will definitely be going back.

Thank Manfromja
Westborough, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. So tasty and fresh. Service was great. Reservation worked as expected. Would definitely recommend and plan to go back.

Thank LC_host
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out with a few other couples and all ordered from the Prix fixe, there was one diner with multiple food allergies and were very accommodating. Every entre was great, wine pairings perfect. They are not afraid to cook pork to order which I love. Highly recommended.

Thank nicole s
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My son's floor mate recommended this place after not being able to get a reservation at Sole Proprietor. Wow, the food was fabulous. We ordered the cheese and charcuterie plate, maple glazed bacon SLAB, burgers, and the sirloin. All the plates were mouthwatering delicious. All dishes were well prepared with excellent accompaniments. Even the simple items like the perfectly baked... More 

2 Thank mlflee
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very professional and friendly staff. Any was our server and she was fantastic. Huge place, many nooks and crannies that make it feel like a smaller intimate area. Very spacious, not crammed between tables. The food was great. Loved the seasonal menu and the knowledge and enthusiasm of our server regarding the menu items. The farro and risotto were rich... More 

2 Thank Teresa M
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were headed to a reunion party there, we decided to grab dinner there before the reunion. The food and service were excellent. The waitress showed a great knowledge of the menu and a decent understanding of wine pairings to complement the meal. The cheese board really was exceptional, with artisan cheeses and meats. The sweet potato... More 

1 Thank PilotMike42
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The Citizen is one of my husband and I's favorite places to go for a night out. Being in our early 30's we are completely over the club and trashy bar scene and the Citizen has exactly what we are looking for. The drinks are amazing and seem to be priced just right to keep the drama out. The atmosphere... More 

2 Thank Caitlin R
Jefferson Twp, PA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Reviews were read before we went and reservations were hard to come by, so we did expect slow service (place is huge). However we were seated upstairs and given the dinner menu without ever being told there was another menu with a whole different style and price of food. Only when we saw the table next to us receiving hamburgers... More 

Thank lmk1126
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've been there a few times, and TPK never disappoints - their 3-course prix fixe is WAY too much food....but always great. Only minor point - menu is somewhat limited although seasonal, but they are very willing to make substitutions - and there's always their delicious steaks. Any place with french-press coffee is okay with me - their November special... More 

3 Thank Steve W
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

So went here on a biz dinner. Apparently there was an event at the center across the street so it was very crowded and people were rushed to get to the event. In the restaurant itself there was only one staffer that I could ever find, and he was the bartender, server and busboy. Naturally everything took forever. But it... More 

1 Thank Susan R

Travellers who viewed The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar also viewed

Worcester, MA

Been to The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Exchange Pl, Worcester, MA 01608-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-459-9090

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The People's Kitchen & Citizen Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?