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Lucky's Restaurant, " A GEM OF A PLACE." 102 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605 (508) 756-5014

tiaotse | Jan 7, 201207:41 PM

Some of the best restaurants are the non-pretentious places where the food is surprisingly good and not pretend to be 'what-they-are-not.'
"Lucky's" is one of those...good food without straining your pocketbook. The bonus: their BYOB policy allows you the diner to eat well and not pay xtra for liquor.
Situated in an old factory toolhouse now converted to offices, "Lucky's" sits in the basement, , the original brick walls are cozy and warm. There are only 8 to 10 tables, so book in advance on weekend nights. The proprietor was very friendly and made his presence known, chatting with us, as good hosts usually do. The menu was limited to no more than 4 choices in each category.(appetizer,salads, entrees) This was a good sign, since restaurants that offer too many dishes usually fail in their execution. There were selections in each protein category: a salmon, baked cod, a sirloin, and a pork chop. I opted for the pork chop. When I inquired about the thickness of their pork chop, the waitress indicated with her fingers that it was substantial, So I decided on the pork and specified to her that I wanted my pork cooked pink. When my dish arrived, my chop was indeed medium and still juicy; this is a good sign that the chef was skilled and up to the task. My companion and I had arrived early, and we were only one of two diners there; but by 7 pm, all the tables were all filled.
In summation, this place would benefit from serving a better tasting bread; we were served a dry taseteless white Italian bread. The kitchen should also serve a hand-made Ceasar's salad, instead of the 'chopped romaine, with commercially made croutons, bottled dressing in a plastic cup, and large-grated parmesan cheese. There was lacking any garlicky-creaminess and the salad was bland.

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