ABOUT


ARMSBY ABBEY


Armsby Abbey was brought to life by husband and wife team, Alec Lopez & Sherri Sadowski. Aiming to fill a void within the culinary scene in Worcester, MA, in 2008, Sherri & Alec departed on the journey to what would eventually become Armsby Abbey.

Alec who was born on a vineyard in Argentina grew up in a host of family operated small businesses that strived to serve comforting food utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Sherri was born and raised on a small farm in Rhode Island where her first Summer job was that of a farm stand selling the fruits & vegetables she helped grow with her grandparents. For Sherri & Alec, Armsby Abbey was a way to go back to where they began and move forward in a way they envision themselves enjoying seasonal, handcrafted food & drink today.

Through hard work and dedication, Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world since opening its doors on July 31, 2008. This gastropub offers a seasonal farmhouse menu showcasing Chef, Sean Dacey’s, New American cuisine via products sourced from area farms and greenhouses. A celebration of the conscientious SLOW Food ideals and the artisan craftsmanship of food and beverage, Armsby Abbey has been recognized by its peers internationally as a craft beer mecca.

Sherri & Alec reside with their son here in Worcester, Massachusetts. When not working or carting their son to one activity or another they can be found tending to their own gardens, traversing the globe in the name of food & drink, or relaxing by the ocean.

In addition to Armsby Abbey, they also own the renowned Dive Bar in the Canal District, opened the artisan bakery, Crust, at 118 Main Street in 2014 (sold in 2017), and are in the process of opening a Mexican inspired restaurant, Cónico, in Hudson, Massachusetts (opening 2019).


Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sat
Four Roses Bourbon Brunch 2/23-2/24 @ Armsby Abbey
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Four Roses Bourbon Brunch 2/23-2/24 @ Armsby Abbey

7th ANNUAL FOUR ROSES BOURBON BRUNCH!

Armsby Abbey sure does love its bourbon, especially the smooth, high rye variety produced by Four Roses. We will be serving up delicious cocktails featuring Four Roses bourbon paired with a hearty bourbon-infused brunch menu from 10am-3pm on Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th! Table reservations are available for parties of two or more at 10:00/11:45/1:30. You may call today or download/use the complimentary reservation app, RESERVE!

BOURBON BRUNCH | FEBRUARY 23RD & 24TH | 10AM – 3PM

BEGIN
Toast | fresh baked bread, blood orange & bourbon preserves, cultured butter

Bacon | three thick slices of house cured and smoked pork belly

Apple & Butternut Squash Bisque | garnished with dried apple & bourbon honey, served with a side of fresh baked bread

Bourbon-Maple Muffin | finished with an oat crumble and bourbon caramel

Grilled Serrano Toast | vanilla ricotta cheese, serrano ham, toasted pecans, and bourbon maple syrup set atop grilled naturally leavened bread

Breakfast Slate | duo of Bourbon-washed Farmstead cheeses, Cricket Creek’s Sophelise & Lazy Lady’s Barrel of Fun, served with bamboo honey, cultured butter, blood orange & bourbon preserves, peanut butter, fruit, fresh baked breads

FINISH
Sweet Potato Waffle | bourbon caramelized sweet potatoes, maple syrup, toasted pecans

Buttermilk Pancakes | trio of fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with candied bourbon bacon, bourbon apple butter, and smoked maple syrup

Mac & Cheese | assorted Farmstead cheeses, IPA, rustic breadcrumbs
MIX-IN: Roasted Jalapeños +$1 | Bourbon Caramelized Onions +$1 | Roasted Mushrooms +$1 | Maple-cured Bacon +$2 | Rogue Smokey Blue +$2

Beet Salad | mixed greens, roasted beets, sliced apples, creamy goat cheese, spiced pepitas, pickled beets, cinnamon vinaigrette

Quiche | bourbon roasted onions, mushrooms, peppers, basil, cheddar, heavy cream, and local eggs set in a whole grain crust served with a side of greens dressed in an apple, ginger, & bourbon vinaigrette

Roast Beef Sandwich | bourbon brined roast beef, gruyere, house pickles, bourbon mustard, and a fried egg on a toasted roll with a side of greens dressed in an apple, ginger, & bourbon vinaigrette

Confit Chicken Leg | bourbon-apricot glaze, bourbon roasted sweet potatoes & red onions, braised greens, and a soft egg

Pork Belly | slow-roasted with a bourbon reduction, parmesan mashed potatoes, fried onion, micro greens, and a soft egg

COCKTAILS
Coming Soon!

To view our full brunch menu including cocktails, please click here.

Feb
24
Sun
Four Roses Bourbon Brunch 2/23-2/24 @ Armsby Abbey
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Four Roses Bourbon Brunch 2/23-2/24 @ Armsby Abbey

7th ANNUAL FOUR ROSES BOURBON BRUNCH!

Armsby Abbey sure does love its bourbon, especially the smooth, high rye variety produced by Four Roses. We will be serving up delicious cocktails featuring Four Roses bourbon paired with a hearty bourbon-infused brunch menu from 10am-3pm on Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th! Table reservations are available for parties of two or more at 10:00/11:45/1:30. You may call today or download/use the complimentary reservation app, RESERVE!

BOURBON BRUNCH | FEBRUARY 23RD & 24TH | 10AM – 3PM

BEGIN
Toast | fresh baked bread, blood orange & bourbon preserves, cultured butter

Bacon | three thick slices of house cured and smoked pork belly

Apple & Butternut Squash Bisque | garnished with dried apple & bourbon honey, served with a side of fresh baked bread

Bourbon-Maple Muffin | finished with an oat crumble and bourbon caramel

Grilled Serrano Toast | vanilla ricotta cheese, serrano ham, toasted pecans, and bourbon maple syrup set atop grilled naturally leavened bread

Breakfast Slate | duo of Bourbon-washed Farmstead cheeses, Cricket Creek’s Sophelise & Lazy Lady’s Barrel of Fun, served with bamboo honey, cultured butter, blood orange & bourbon preserves, peanut butter, fruit, fresh baked breads

FINISH
Sweet Potato Waffle | bourbon caramelized sweet potatoes, maple syrup, toasted pecans

Buttermilk Pancakes | trio of fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with candied bourbon bacon, bourbon apple butter, and smoked maple syrup

Mac & Cheese | assorted Farmstead cheeses, IPA, rustic breadcrumbs
MIX-IN: Roasted Jalapeños +$1 | Bourbon Caramelized Onions +$1 | Roasted Mushrooms +$1 | Maple-cured Bacon +$2 | Rogue Smokey Blue +$2

Beet Salad | mixed greens, roasted beets, sliced apples, creamy goat cheese, spiced pepitas, pickled beets, cinnamon vinaigrette

Quiche | bourbon roasted onions, mushrooms, peppers, basil, cheddar, heavy cream, and local eggs set in a whole grain crust served with a side of greens dressed in an apple, ginger, & bourbon vinaigrette

Roast Beef Sandwich | bourbon brined roast beef, gruyere, house pickles, bourbon mustard, and a fried egg on a toasted roll with a side of greens dressed in an apple, ginger, & bourbon vinaigrette

Confit Chicken Leg | bourbon-apricot glaze, bourbon roasted sweet potatoes & red onions, braised greens, and a soft egg

Pork Belly | slow-roasted with a bourbon reduction, parmesan mashed potatoes, fried onion, micro greens, and a soft egg

COCKTAILS
Coming Soon!

To view our full brunch menu including cocktails, please click here.

Feb
25
Mon
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 – 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 - 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey

RESTAURANT WEEK | FEBRUARY 25TH – MARCH 9TH | 5PM-10PM
Join us for the Winter edition of Worcester’s Restaurant Week! We will be offering a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $25.19 each night.

COURSE ONE
choice of one served with fresh baked bread

Winter Salad
mixed greens, fried parsnip strings, honey roasted almonds, sheep’s milk cheese, garlic croutons, carrot-harissa vinaigrette

Bisque
creamy roasted butternut squash & apple bisque finished with paprika honey and fried sage

COURSE TWO
choice of one

Beef Bourguignon
braised grass-fed beef, roasted rainbow carrots and mushrooms served over toasted ancient grains

Lasagna
house-milled whole grain pasta layered with roasted brussels sprouts, root vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and a classic romesco sauce made with ground almonds

COURSE THREE
Espresso & Chocolate Mousse
finished with blood orange syrup & candied hazelnuts

Feb
26
Tue
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 – 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 - 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey

RESTAURANT WEEK | FEBRUARY 25TH – MARCH 9TH | 5PM-10PM
Join us for the Winter edition of Worcester’s Restaurant Week! We will be offering a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $25.19 each night.

COURSE ONE
choice of one served with fresh baked bread

Winter Salad
mixed greens, fried parsnip strings, honey roasted almonds, sheep’s milk cheese, garlic croutons, carrot-harissa vinaigrette

Bisque
creamy roasted butternut squash & apple bisque finished with paprika honey and fried sage

COURSE TWO
choice of one

Beef Bourguignon
braised grass-fed beef, roasted rainbow carrots and mushrooms served over toasted ancient grains

Lasagna
house-milled whole grain pasta layered with roasted brussels sprouts, root vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and a classic romesco sauce made with ground almonds

COURSE THREE
Espresso & Chocolate Mousse
finished with blood orange syrup & candied hazelnuts

Feb
27
Wed
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 – 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Worcester Restaurant Week 2/25 - 3/9 @ Armsby Abbey

RESTAURANT WEEK | FEBRUARY 25TH – MARCH 9TH | 5PM-10PM
Join us for the Winter edition of Worcester’s Restaurant Week! We will be offering a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $25.19 each night.

COURSE ONE
choice of one served with fresh baked bread

Winter Salad
mixed greens, fried parsnip strings, honey roasted almonds, sheep’s milk cheese, garlic croutons, carrot-harissa vinaigrette

Bisque
creamy roasted butternut squash & apple bisque finished with paprika honey and fried sage

COURSE TWO
choice of one

Beef Bourguignon
braised grass-fed beef, roasted rainbow carrots and mushrooms served over toasted ancient grains

Lasagna
house-milled whole grain pasta layered with roasted brussels sprouts, root vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and a classic romesco sauce made with ground almonds

COURSE THREE
Espresso & Chocolate Mousse
finished with blood orange syrup & candied hazelnuts

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