About Worcester Restaurant Group

Three Great Restaurants, One Big Idea – You’re Always Welcome Here!

Ever since their first restaurant opened nearly 40 years ago, Robb and Madeleine Ahlquist have dedicated themselves to creating the kind of dining experience typically found only in major cities.

They have succeeded in meeting this goal – not just once but three times. And they’ve done it by building an authentic and enduring culture of hospitality. For Robb and Madeleine, all the things that make a great dining experience — food, service, ambience — are founded on that core idea.

The commitment to hospitality comes through in many ways. While each restaurant is entirely distinct in menu and character, the commitment to excellence extends to every member of the staff. Every person is trained not only in the skills of their job but in the art of creating the very finest customer dining experience possible.

Whichever restaurant you visit, whatever the season and the hour, the people of Worcester Restaurant Group are committed to extending the very best hospitality to you.

The Sole Proprietor

The Sole Proprietor has been the area’s most popular seafood restaurant for nearly 40 years . It has been named the area’s best seafood restaurant by multiple local media polls and has been recognized as one of country’s “Top Ten Seafood Houses.”

111 Chop House

In terms of quality, presentation and flavor, the One Eleven Chop House compares with the top steakhouses in New York, Chicago, Kansas City , Las Vegas – and certainly Boston, for that matter. It’s no wonder the Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently voted One Eleven the top restaurant in the state. And it has repeatedly been voted both the top steakhouse and best fine dining experience by Worcester’s media.

VIA Italian Table

With its exposed brick walls and open kitchen, VIA is an urban take on classic Italian. Sophisticated yet casual, fresh yet timeless, authentically Italian yet unmistakably American – VIA offers the best of both worlds. It’s a place to meet friends or bring business colleagues, a place for a night on the town or an evening relaxing with family. The food is excellent, and there’s an amazing bar scene. There’s even a patio that offers comfortable al fresco dining all year round.