When I first came to Worcester and attended WPI,
the Sole, as it's commonly known, was a bit out of
my price range and not quite the right hangout for
me. Now I'm a little older and have a little
disposable income... it's a great spot for late
night drinks and a good snack.
On the night of 2/10/2004, a friend and I came for
a nice sit down dinner. Which is not to say that the
bar area is not thoroughly enjoyable - meals can be
enjoyed at the bar, and selections from their raw and
sushi bar can be ordered after 10 p.m. The hip
folk of Worcester can "sea and be seen" there, as the
current ad campaign goes, and the famous "Sole Bowl"
is a great specialty drink.
For dinner I ordered the Shogun sushi platter and
the Sole sushi combo platter with a side of
spinach and garlic (very yummy for 2.99). The
fish was very high quality, and all the food was
superb. Great drinks, great atmosphere, decent
prices - it's no wonder the place is always packed!
There was only one dark spot in the evening... The
staff has very, very responsive service, which
stumbled slightly by making my friend and I wait
far too long before ordering. The wait staff
(both waiters) and the manager were very
apologetic, as it was a very busy night, but they
more than made up for any inconvenience with a
complimentary dessert. The Sole earns its top spot
in the Central MA ratings.