225 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA | Directions 0160442.266267 -71.783215
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 12am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 12am - 11pm
My Vote for MOST Rude Restaurant on the Planet – I am searching for a restaurant for celebrating my husband's birthday. I noticed a wonderful right up for Coral Seafood. While I was there a few months ago, the anger I have from that visit welled up all over again. We arrived at Coral without reservations. We were told it would be 20 minutes. Totally understood. We went to the bar. The bar waitress walked by us several times. She stopped and spoke to patrons already served. She cleaned counters. She talked to wait staff. She rearranged bar ware. She completely ignored us and several other new comers at the bar. Finally, after nearly a half an hour (in which we weren't seated either) I asked her if she intended to serve us. She launched into a huge tirade about how hard she worked and told me I incredibly insensitive to her ordeal and the rigors of being a bartender. Then she walked away and continued to ignore us - and others at the bar. In the meantime, being close to the hostess table, I realized other guests without reservations were arriving and being seated quickly. Upshot, after 45 minutes we left without even having tasted their water! Certainly I cannot recommend Coral Seafood or the rude mentality of their staff.
Stummbled upon a Gem of a Restaurant – We were at the DCU for a Show a couple of weeks ago, and came across Coral. It is a stunningly gorgeous restaurant, with great food and service, and low prices that I have not seen for a Long time, we are from Boston. And this Place Rivals any Fish House in our area.... Wish we came to Worcester more often...
Worth every moment... – To be honest, what prompted my posting was the former post which stuck me as absurd. Here is my personal experience...
My date and I arrived for a mid-afternoon lunch on a Saturday afternoon in early October. As this was our first time at the new location on Shrewsbury Street, we were entirely awed by the stunning atmosphere.
Our server was extremely attentive and informative. She assisted us with our selection of a fantastic wine which flattered our food selections perfectly. Our appetizers were delicious tuna maki rolls and a delicious seafood fritters. My date had a delicious seafood scampi dinner that was off the regular menu. He selected exactly which seafood he wanted in his dish, and exactly what quanity. I ordered the sesame crusted tuna steak (from the dinner specials) which was supurb. The food was a 10!
After some conversation with our server, she gave us a tour of the entire space which includes a beautiful upstairs private dinning suite which has a balcony view and a enourmous back function room for very large parties. Our fantastic and delicious experience experience in the dinning room led us to book the upstairs room for a private party in November. Fantastic results again.
Both of our experiences in the restaurant were flawless. I came across the prior negative review trying to see if I could find a recipe on the net for a similiar seafood gumbo that we enjoyed at our event.
Everything for us and our guests was a 10. I strongly encourage you to try Coral Seafood for yourself.
Decent food... HORRIBLE service! – As a former employee in foodservice (waitress, caterer, bartender and anything in between;) I have a level of understanding of the difficulties in serving people, and it takes a lot for me to leave less than a decent tip... however the lack of service my gathering & I received at this restaraunt was enough to leave less than a desirable tip, and enough to talk to the manager before we left. Slow and somewhat rude service, flat drinks, and obviously poor & uninterested management will make me not return to this establishment. If only we could have tipped the chefs rather than the waitstaff!
Hidden gem! – Cute place w/excellent food & service. Took a random shot @ Coral (coming out from Boston) and we lucked out! Great family owned place & the best Swordfish I've had in quite some time. Save some room for their Key Lime Pie... it tastes like it should (like they make it in Key West!) and it's $3! We'll be back for sure next time we're in Worcester... high quality seafood @ exceptionally reasonable prices. Thanks Coral!
Your last seafood restaurant – Forget the catchy names like naked, legal, or "the sole", go to Coaral Seafoods on Green St. and get what you really want- fantastic seafood that you don't have to take out a loan for! Enough said? A great family run eatery. One of Worcester's best secrets!
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