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Reviews by syrupjoe:
4.58/5 rDev -1.9%
This is a great joint. Stopped here with some friends I was visiting, per the recommendation of multiple BA's. Very nice, clean, place with a decent tap selection (for a beer bar) and a huge bottle selection (with some vintage brews, some upwards of $100/bottle). Each time we ordered beer, it took them awhile to get it to us, but we were enough immersed in conversation that it didn't bother us too much. I would advise ordering your next round before your glass is empty! The food is delicious - the owners are opening a bakery adjoining the bar in a few months so we asked if we could just have some baguette and olive oil, even though it wasn't on the menu - they were down with that. Great bread!
I would recommend the porchetta sandwich and the chipotle pork sandwich, both were delicious.
A bit spendy but definitely worth it if you don't go every week. Highly recommended!
08-03-2011 16:23:21 | More by syrupjoe
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4.58/5 rDev -1.9%
I have lived in Worcester for over 12 years now and while Armsby Abbey has been open for 6 years, I had not set foot in their establishment until about 2 years ago. Every time I walk in now, I ask myself, "what took you so long?!?"
A-brick interior, inviting bar, low lighting at night, music not too intrusive, and thank heavens for no TV's!
Q-Incredibly fresh food. Period. Mussels steamed in beer finished with pork fat mayo...creative flatbreads...charcuterie slates...oxtail poutine...stout belgian waffles, sweet potato pancakes (mouth waters as I'm writing this!) and of course one of the most diverse offerings OT and in bottles I've ever come across. So, so clean too-you can tell they really pay attention to their taps and lines. Never an off pour here. I always enjoy looking at their lineup on their website and then "planning my strategy" as to which new beer I will be trying when I head in there next.
S-very knowledgeable and seasoned staff; know just when to come over and check in on you and also make great suggestions on pairing.
S- not a huge lineup for food, but everything I've tried I've been pleased with. The OT lineup occasionally has too many selections of a similar type (I'm just getting my toes wet in the pool of stouts and porters, so not as excited to go when several are OT) but bottle lineup is top notch
V-some of the entrees for dinner are on the high side ($20-$25) but sometimes I go and just grab a few apps and it's affordable. Brunch is very reasonable and most OT selections are between $5-$8 for US and $7-$11 for imports.
07-11-2014 00:08:24 | More by Robo123
Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA
100 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.