Our Mission: Eat everywhere in Worcester.
WorcesterFoodies is a group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »
The Chimichurri Steak Frites was not a meal that I was expecting to get from the Brew City and I was very impressed.
I was content with Brew City’s Pasta with Blue Crab: lumps of blue crab with a lemon butter sauce, spinach, tossed with a bucatini pasta.
The Buffalo Jam burger from Brew City features fresh ground buffalo, jam and goat cheese on a brioche roll; One of the better burgers I’ve had—anywhere.
The Chiopino from Brew City is not something that you see on many menus. Here, it was fantastic with a spicy tomato and fish broth with rich flavors.
Grilled Guinness Meatloaf included two large tender pieces of meatloaf, loaded with mushrooms topped with a caramelized onion and mushroom demi glaze.
Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon from O’Connor’s was marinated in a citrus-herb baste. The cedar plank infused the fish with a lush, smoky, and aromatic flavor.
I was desperately grasping for the fleeing fried seafood coattails of summer and the fish and chips from O’Connor’s helped.
Avocado Gouda Burger from O’Connor’s was a well enough portioned size, included the fries and the gouda was smoked and creamy.
O’Connor’s Seafood Mac and Cheese had a sauce that was abundant and each bite had some if its thick cheese.
The Shephard’s Pie from O’Connor’s on West Boylston Street in Worcester was quickly devoured—even the leftovers didn’t make it home.
O’Connor’s in Worcester may be a little out of the way, but it’s a definite spot for a European influenced menu—including the seafood mac and cheese.
O’Connors prides itself in not just offering Irish food, but European styles. So, I decided to venture off the beaten trail and try Portuguese Seafood Stew.
O’Connor’s Swordfish Steak Picasso was pan seared with a “Picatta-Style” sauce of capers, tomato, and fresh herbs, served over linguini.
The batter on the Chicken Francaise from O’Connor’s in Worcester was flavorful, light, and not overpowering; with a hint of lemon, egg and parmesan.
The Guinness Pie from O’Connor’s was described on the menu as enormous and filled with rich and malty stew; when the dish arrived it did not disappoint.
The heaping portion of O’Connor’s Irish Shepherd’s Pie was enough to make multiple meals of, but I was prepared to eat, and made sure to finish every bite!
The bone-in short ribs were tender, flavorful and pulled off the bone very easily. The polenta was fried crispy on the outside and was creamy on the inside.
This unassuming Vietnamese restaurant on Park Avenue, Dalat, did a great Bo Luc Lat; I would return again—though I would ask if my selection was spicy!
The Spicy Tofu and Vegetables might not be on the menu when I go back. But, I am certain that my next experience at Dalat will be just as outstanding.
And unlike meals that you may get out at larger chain restaurants, this meal left you feeling satisfied but not overly full or weighted down.
Dalat on Park Avenue always makes the most yummy of foods and you cannot really be disappointed if you have an adventurous side and a willing palette.
There’s nothing like a wonderful “chef’s special” to tease my tastebuds. Also, knowing that it is something “special”. It adds a bit of mystery to it.
Knowing the Vietnamese culture embraces a strong work ethic—that kind of dedication is exactly why Dalat is a stand out for Vietnamese cuisine in this area.
Overall, Dalat is a restaurant that I would have no problem going back to but it would not pop into my mind as a place that is a “must go back to.”
Over the past few years, Vietnamese has become one of my favorite ethnic foods and Dalat Restaurant on Park Avenue in Worcester doesn’t disappoint.
I have never met a person that I have introduced to Vietnamese cuisine that did not fall in love with it. In addition, truth be told, I am addicted!
Vietnamese food is more than just phở and upon stopping at Dalat Restaurant on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA, I chose from one of the other 104 menu options.
The preparation of the Chicken Sautée from Dalat on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA was perfect; both the chicken and veggies were cooked just right.
The Hu Tieu My Tho from Dalata on Park Avenue in Worcester had clear noodles and well filled with seafood. I added Sriracha sauce to spice things up.
Dino’s may not be the prettiest, shiniest, or most innovative, but it is great nonetheless for its charm and consistent level of quality.
The promised combinations were far more interesting on the menu than on the pallet: the pasta, the meat, and the stuffing were all too similar in texture.
The Seafood Calabrese from Dino’s was huge; unfortunately, the flavor was not.
The crust on Dino’s Vesuvius Pizza was very thick, and, overall, it was a good pizza for my mature pizza palate.
I can honestly say that the meat lasagna from Dino’s in Worcester is something I would come back for.