I’ve only been going to O’Connor’s Restaurant for a few years but it’s never disappointed me. It’s loud and crowded and the dining area is set up like a labyrinth so that if you somehow needed to find yourself back to your booth I hope you left breadcrumbs.
We visited the Saturday night after a tragedy had struck this venerable Central Mass institution when a deranged nutjob murdered a young woman on the ramp leading from the bathrooms simply because at one time she had made the mistake of dating this loser. She was there innocently enough, with a book club she had just joined, excused herself to run to the ladies room only to find this psycho waiting for her with a knife in each hand as she headed back to her booth.
Other dinner’s responded to her cries for help and managed to wrestle the guy to the ground and hold him until police arrived, but sadly not before he was able to stab the young woman 15-20 times leading to her death at a nearby hospital just a few hours later.
The other victim in the crime is the restaurant itself— on that Saturday night we went in about 8pm and there was no wait at all— unheard of in every other visit we’ve ever made. V ordered the Salmon and I got the absolute best Baked Schrod I’ve ever had (and I don’t even like seafood). The service was shaky as we had a new waiter but we cut him and the rest of the staff a lot of slack because this couldn’t be an easy week for them.
We went to dine not just because we love the food there, but because we wanted to support them. Why this lunatic decided to murder this poor young woman inside the restaurant in front of dozens of witnesses is beyond me—but trying to figure out the mind of a madman is madness in itself.
O’Connor’s deserves your business, and the young woman should be in our prayers.