Lock 50 is located on Water Street in Worcester. The exterior reminded me of a restaurant you would find in Providence, RI. We entered through the front of the restaurant walking through the breakfast/lunch area. The delicious aroma of coffee welcomed us, in the back was a counter to place your order and plenty of seating next to the over-sized windows overlooking the street. Here we found a mix of contemporary artwork, great light fixtures and the warm feel of exposed brick from an old building. We were here for dinner so we were seated in the back dining area up a few stairs. The dining area had dark, rich, wood flooring, large chandeliers and an open floor concept, making the feel of the restaurant sophisticated and fun.
I decided to order the Whole Roasted Local Fish with Grilled Lemon, Fresh Greens and herbs. The fish was large and fresh with a hint of lemon, the fresh greens had just enough dressing to compliment it. I would suggest a few more herbs on the fish to give it a bit more flavor and also, another choice for a side dish.
Our waitress was prompt and knew the menu well, she kept our drinks flowing which was helpful since our food took quite a while to come out.
Lock 50 is a sophisticated addition to Worcester. The menu has some delicious shareable items that you do not find elsewhere and I can’t wait to return to try them. They also have a great wine selection and hand-crafted beer that change seasonally, I look forward to my return trip!