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City Landing
City Landing

City Landing Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.CITYLANDING.com
  • Email: info@citylanding.com
  • Phone: (617) 725-0305
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Bill Brodsky
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off premise catering options are available. Please contact cmorocco@citylanding.com to learn more.
  • Entertainment: A sophisticated and eclectic collection of world, jazz and contemporary music sets the tone for this modern yet comfortable space.
  • Special Events & Promotions: City Landing hosts special events. They can be found on the restaurant's website at http://www.citylanding.com/news-and-events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: Directly across the street from City Landing is the Aquarium Station T-stop (on the Blue Line), Long Wharf Ferry Terminal, Water Taxi Dock and Hubway Bicycle Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Saturdays beginning at 5:00PM for $16.
    Validated Parking is available at the Rowes Wharf Garage. Simply bring your parking slip and present it to your server for validation.

    $12 Nights and Weekends, $27 All Day Parking

    30 Rowes Wharf
    Boston MA 02110
    Phone 617-439-0328

    Several garages and parking lots are in the immediate area within a five minute stroll of City Landing.
A word from City Landing
City Landing is a contemporary, upscale-casual restaurant located at 255 State Street, serving lunch and dinner seven days a week with Sunday brunch. Forbes Four-Star award winning Chef/Owner Bill Brodsky prepares contemporary American cuisine that meets an energetic and casually sophisticated design, care of Boston's Stephen Sousa. Open airy windows overlook Long Wharf and the Rose Kennedy Greenway; just seconds away from Faneuil Hall, the NE Aquarium and Harbor. A convivial and comfortable setting sees splashes of mint green and rich mahogany, accented by natural quartz stone inlaid with mosaic glass tiles and chic high end lighting. The menu features a large variety of American fare including thoughtful seafood dishes, artisan pizzettas, creative salads and a bounty of carefully crafted entrees produced from locally indigenous ingredients. The bar features small plate tapas, specialty cocktails, local distilleries, local brews on tap, and a reasonably priced wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ate at City Landing on the last night of our recent Boston trip- best food we had by far! The duck bruschetta and day boat scallops were particular highlights. Great drinks and service as well."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Impeccable service at busy harbor side location. Waiter "Sam" was very accommodating to us and our toddler grandson, splitting dishes and fulfilling every request. The "Berry Salad" was particularly memorable, as was the Lamb Bolognese."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I booked a table at this restaurant more than 2 weeks prior to my husband's birthday - ESPECIALLY so that we could get a good table. Instead we were squeezed into a tiny corner, right next to the cash desk, so we had waiters looking and passing our table the whole night. We weren't given bread for our table like all the others, and were not offered coffees/desserts. When I made the reservation I asked if the restaurant could do something special, since it was a birthday, but they never even mentioned that they would make an effort, and clearly didn't. So disappointing - I would not go there again!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Just So-So My risotto was very, very salty. It was replaced. I didn't find the food top quality, but they did have a nice selection of gluten free options. There were not many people dining the evening we were there, so it was pretty quiet. However, tables are quite close to each other and on a different evening there might be little privacy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Amazing service and food for two young families enjoying a mid week dinner get together."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The menu is creative, food is excellent, physical setting is very attractive... there is a server named Mark who is THE BEST waiter in Boston. Recently the service (except for Mark) has become spotty, with both greeters (several rather clueless people hanging around the reception desk and coming by to ask about things) and servers being less professional (ex. didn't ask about sparking vs. still, made a face when we asked, forgot an order, blamed it on the kitchen). There is a great emphasis on "friendliness" which is well-intentioned but has gone overboard ("Is everything wonderful?")... this is definitely no substitute for competence. We still love City Landing, hope it will get a strong manager and consistent training pronto!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The mushroom risotto was out of this world. I am gluten free and they were extremely accommodating of my dietary restrictions and even had a special menu. It was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Decided to dine in the city after hearing about City Landing was well worth the trip in...food was delicious had salmon wife had the scallops which she really enjoyed, also they offer a kids menu with the basics .also had coffee and desert ! I would return!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed the vegan choices which were scarce in the vicinity (within walking distance from the Aquarium). Meat eaters were not as happy with their meals."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary here with family. It was great except for our 2 energetic-would-not-sit-still daughters. Even though the staff offered a kids menu, and some crayons and coloring pages, I don't think this is a good place for kids that don't sit still and get up and wander. Luckily my sister-in-law took them back to the hotel so we could enjoy our dinner. I'd definitely go back even with the girls but I'd get there earlier in the evening and bring more entertainment for them. We made a reservation weeks in advance to get a table for our large group and we loved everything about it. Friendly staff accommodated my gluten allergy, delivered dinner to the girls quickly and took care of us the rest of the night."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "You really can't beat what's on the plate at City Landing. The butter-poached lobster mini-rolls are literally amazing, served without embellishment of any kind on grilled brioche, as God intended. They come two in an order, get them for the table. The Tuna Poke is also a standout on the starters, but the yellow tomato bisque is great. Every entree at our table was fantastic, as were the cocktails. As for service, I asked our waiter if the bar had blue cheese stuffed olives. They didn't, so he made some for me himself. Wow. It's also a lovely room, in a great location in the city. It's not, however, a cool kid scene. Come with a group that's socially self sufficient, and be prepared to enjoy one of the better meals Boston has to offer."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Was there for a business lunch. It was overall a very good experience. Very good service, and the food was perfectly done."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I've found the gluten-free holy grail! Most restaurants offer gluten-free options as an after thought and I end up feeling unsatisfied and frustrated. City Landing has a gf menu that is well thought out and executed and the pizza is TO DIE FOR. I had pretty much given up on pizza after becoming gf because I'm not about to waste calories on something that's not top notch. After my first meal of gf lamb bolognese (YUM!!), I decided to give the pizza a shot. I had the GF Mushroom & Smoked Chicken Pizzetta With Hand Packed Ricotta, Truffle Oil, Shaved Manchego, Micro Arugula and it was ORGASMIC. Just sayin'. Check it out."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I have to admit that i wanted to love City landing. Unfortunately, its measure a tad better than mediocre and for the price below par. Lunch prices were pricey and small in portions. Salad did look amazing, but a $22 Caesar Salmon salad should be. Member of the party requested a reduction is salt for his entree which our server assured us i would not be a problem. The only difference is they put less sauce, but just as salty as the regular order. Go elsewhere for your business lunch. There's too may choices in Boston to waste a good meal."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Recently met an old friend for dinner. Using a travel site, I found this in the Faneuil Hall area of Boston. Neither of us were familiar with it, but we decided to give it a try. Great decision. Engaging employees and bartender, interesting menu, willingness to make adjustments to suit appetites and allergies, beautiful atmosphere, convenient location, and they allowed us to set the tempo for our evening. Only 2 MINOR concerns. Being downtown, parking is a challenge. They do offer parking validation for a garage - over 4 cold, windy blocks away. And while our server was attentive, a larger party of younger women took his attention. By no means were we ignored, but definitely 2nd place. (Can't really blame him!) Great night!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Every time we come, we're most impressed by the thoughtful, personable and professional service from everyone starting with the hostess and extending to the bartender and waiters. The design is very tasteful and tables are arranged so that its hard to get a bad seat. The food is consistently good but the yellow tomato bisque and mushroom risotto are outstanding. Can be a quiet and comfortable place to meet for lunch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went here for a quick dinner before a reunion. It was well located from my office and the reunion location. This meal was shared with a friend I hadnt caught up with in a long time, so being able to hear the conversation was key. The food was great, good selection and very tasty well presented. The service was a bit slow, but it was very early in the evening, though it was not crowded."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food! Mark P (our server) was knowledgable, personable and appropriately attentive. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We decided to meet our daughter and her husband for a late lunch and we chose City Landing. First of all our server was excellent! Because of the time of day, 2:00, the restaurant was not crowded and we could talk without having to shout. We ordered a couple of appetizers, calamari and the trio of spreads; both were delicious. We then ordered lunch: mini lobster rolls-yummy, a pizzeta, grilled chicken sandwich and the pork belly sandwich. The whole group loved the lunch choices and we left City Landing knowing we wouldn't be needing any dinner that night!! I would definitely go back for lunch and I will try City Landing for dinner soon. A great location with very convenient parking also."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "A little pricey but for the gluten free person in your life it is a great spot. They have a very extensive gluten free menu that includes an extremely good squash pizzetta and a creamy yellow tomato soup."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughter's 24th birthday and were very satisfied. The book was excellent, but did not taste like food at other restaurants. The preparations were creative and freshened my interest in dining. The scallops were excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I'm in the pharmaceutical business. Met a few clients here. First time here, wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Had an awesome time here, food was great, service was even better because i wasnt rushed and the wine selection was better than i expected. Overall an awesome time"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was a great find by my boyfriend. It's cozy without feeling crowded, and a fine dining restaurant with a number of excellent vegan options (hard to find in Boston!). I highly recommend the vegan mushroom risotto, it was unbelievable. But you really can't go wrong wtih anything on the menu. Can't wait to go back here when it's warmer as it's right by the water/the greenway."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Gluten free and Vegetarian menu. Dinner was fabulous, had the ravioli. Nice choice of good wines by the glass. Atmosphere perfect for a special occasion dinner with a friend or partner,"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A valentine treat. Could not have picked a better place"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Despite the snow, City Landing was still hopping and our table was ready before our reservation time. Our server was very attentive and helpful... great guy. The Lamb Bolognese was delicious, and my fiancée was very happy with her vegetarian dish. There were really no negative marks to share on this review. We enjoyed our time there very much! The walk back to our hotel in the snow was less pleasant!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to city landing for our valentine dinner but a day early as the kids have so much to do on Fridays. This was right during a major snowstorm so it was pretty quiet. I picked this restaurant because they specifically had a vegetarian/vegan menu. Most other places we have customize our menu but the fact that the chef thought of specialized diets impressed us. Food was stellar. Some of the best we have had! We had a great bottle of wine-wente Chardonnay which was so good that we didn't even realize we finished the bottle! Usually we are struggling to finish it!! Everything from the appetizers to the entrees was amazing! My husband said that he thought the higher price was worth it for the great flavor see experienced!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "food was good. had the calamari for an app and then the scallops with mushroom ravolis. yum yum. our server was great and give us some of his favorites so we took his advice. Wish I had room for desert."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The City Landing is honestly one of the best restaurants in Boston for multiple reasons. This restaurant could not be in a better location...right on the water, fantastic views of the Boston Harbor and also right near the Aquarium, good walking distance to other Boston Attractions. The service & food are TOP NOTCH. The executive chef always comes up with the best specialty dishes, but the menu also has a nice variety which included some great takes on comfort food. There is definitely something on the menu for everyone. The drinks are also awesome. The head bartender is so innovative and is constantly creating wonderful new drinks for customers to enjoy. The City Landing has a great atmosphere and is very modern. Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Party of 5 went this previous Saturday night. We ordered the following: chili lime chicken wings, sausage and pepperoni pizzeta, mac & cheese, steak frites, roast chicken, fish & chips, strip steak, along with 3 desserts: coconut tart, boston cream tart, & the giant chocolate cupcake. So clearly we had a large array of things, and honestly, all of it was really good. The chicken wings and mac & cheese in particular were extra delicious. And for dessert, the coconut cream tart was light and flavorful and I could've eaten every bite myself. All 5 of us were very pleased with the food and the service, and I would gladly go back here in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Better than expected, but expensive for what it is. Food is unimaginative, but solid."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was great. The wine prices, however, are excessive. An average price of $10 a glass pushes sensibility, The table we had was in a corner on the other side of a wall from the door and it was cold Either more insulation is needed or more heat."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Celebrated 2 birthdays, our son and his grandmother. Reviews indicated a fine dining experience - it was that and better. Early on MLK day we had the restaurant mostly t to ourselves. Greeted warmly, seated at a great table. Our waitperson handled our complicated dietary restrictions with aplomb, offering a gluten-free menu and taking multiple trips to speak with the chef about dairy-free meals. The chef made matters complicated - in a very good way - by offering dairy-free versions of almost all of the excellent menu offerings. Just too many good things to choose among. The exceptionally tasty food was elegantly plated. All meals were thoroughly enjoyed. The setting couldn't have been better - beauty and perfect lighting in all directions."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I've dined at City Landing 4 times in the last 2 months (with my spouse, friends, a colleague, and at a birthday celebration in the restaurant's private room) and each time found the food, preparation and service excellent. The restaurant's menu features a good choice of fish, poultry, meat and vegetarian dishes made from fresh ingredients. It's wine list likewise offers good selections at reasonable prices. The owners have beautifully refurbished the the former Sel de la Terre site, creating an attractive dining environment. Located at the the corner of State Street and Atlantic Avenue, City Landing is easy to reach by foot from the financial district and the North End/Waterfront. It is a great addition to the area and highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Tuna and salmon both terrific; delectable rolls, tasty wing apps. Corner table near entrance is drafty and left me on chilly side -- City Landing either needs better insulation on those windows or needs to only sit people there when it's not winter"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We ate at city landing for my daughters birthday. We had a lovely booth by the window. The service was fabulous and the food just as good!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice quiet evening here. Food was wonderful, great wine selection, and they had numerous vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I had a glass of the pretty things D'Or on tap. The waitress was excited to explain its origins and flavor. I was so pleased with it. The food was incredible. Melt in your mouth fish and chips and a vibrantly flavored chicken dish. Definite recommendation and two thumbs way up!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "City Landing was wonderful although the service was not up to the usual standards. We waited a while for someone to take our order and it was not crowded. Also, when the appetizer plates were removed, our forks were not replaced and we had to wait after our entrees were delivered to get someone's attention and ask for forks. The service is usually good. However, the food was excellent. I had the calamari and the lamb bolognese which I have had before and loved so much that I ordered it again. My companion had the caeser salad and the scallops which I will order the next time because she raved about it."
    Dined on 12/30/2013