City Landing
City Landing

City Landing

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking is available at the Rowes Wharf Garage. Simply bring your parking slip and present it to your server for validation.

    Rates:
    $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.
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City Landing reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)special occasion (46)good for groups (39)great for lunch (34)romantic (31)great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (14)great for brunch (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Our waiter Tim was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Our waiter Tim was very friendly and took time when he could to stay and chat with us a moment or two to get to know us better. The lobster rolls were super tasty.
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  • Overpriced for the quality
    DFoxMuVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Overpriced for the quality of food. For those prices, you can many finer establishments on the waterfront, North End, etc.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but pricey
    ZachVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    The food here is quite good, and I don't mind paying for an excellent meal, but I left City Landing thinking I didn't get quite what I paid for. I think other diners must agree, since the room was very empty at 8 p.m. on a Friday. I had scallops, which were delicious and cooked perfectly. My wife had steak, which she liked a lot. The appetizers are small but creative and well-prepared. The drink menu is not encyclopedic, but there's something for most tastes. City Landing is a fine meal, but maybe not worth the cost.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Off to a good start .....
    cageyleftyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Wanted to try something different on a Friday night, and City Landing was the destination. Definitely has potential, had a tasty, tiny lobster roll appetizer, a little too much butter, but .... tried the burger which was really good, but stands on its own without a pickle in the sandwich, on the side is sufficent. A little pricey in terms of entrees, especially in a tourist area, could have also used a bigger table to spread out with drinks, bread, appetizers, and ... people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent place for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    Excellent place for lunch. Food was very fresh and very well prepared. Service very attentive. Quiet enough for conversation at lunch.
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    great for lunch
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  • We had a business dinner there
    NYGracieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    We had a business dinner there for 6 people. Noise level was appropriate in that we were able to talk and hear each other without straining. The menu is varied and the food is very good. My only negative comment is that its quite expensive, considering the style of restaurant, food and portion size. For example, the tenderloin is fixed wonderfully but the portion size is small for the $39 price tag. We actually asked for more bread AFTER people finished their dinner as many of the guys were still hungry:-) So prices maybe could use an overhaul but this was a positive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Had a business lunch there and it worked out great. Great food and we could hear each other. Would definitely go back. Excellent service. Expect to get stung for parking, but it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Loved the vegan menu. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Loved the vegan menu. The manager was wonderful and very attentive. Had a wonderful experience and looking forward to returning soon.
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  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    We have been to City Landing many times and each time I have had an excellent experience. The food takes center stage and is fresh, flavorful and innovative. The service is outstanding and accomodating to requests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was sorry to see Sel De
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    I was sorry to see Sel De Le Terre leave but this is a great replacement. The food was excellent as was the wine (by the glass) and the new lighter upholstery is lovely.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed...
    Linda2014VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Felt like it was to early to try this restaurant...they did not have their full game on and seemed timidly there in everything. Watching the bartender look at a recipe to make my cocktail was a bit weird...then there was a conundrum over whether we were to pay the bar tender for our drinks when we went to our table for dinner or have them posted to our dinner bill. Food was good but not over the top like I imagined from the reviews and menu descriptions... overall it was ok..probably would not go back.
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  • food was excellent. we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    food was excellent. we were in a side room that was terrible. the main dining hall and bar looked like much more fun.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fantastic menu, delicious
    RFV1234
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Fantastic menu, delicious food with many surprises, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I had a wonderful lunch last
    browneyedsusanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    I had a wonderful lunch last week at City Landing, conveniently located blocks from South Station, near the water and tour boats, and tour buses. The indoor dining room was somewhat quiet with just a few tables filled, but outside tables were full, Too hot to eat outside. The service was fabulous. Very attentive Asst. General Manager. Chef sent a comped appetizer since I was from out of state. Loved entire experience. Only complaint - music was somewhat loud since the sound system speaker was directly overhead. I really prefer no music, personally but what was playing was not soothing. Great calamari, toy box tomatoes/asparagus tempura/mozzarella salad was delightful, as were the chips and fish - lightly breaded haddock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant general manager
    AnneSVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Restaurant general manager was friendly, accommodating, honest and talktaive. Soups were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • The service at City Landing
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    The service at City Landing is consistently superior. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • We recently went to City Landing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    We recently went to City Landing for Sunday Brunch. The food was creative and exceptional, and the service was great. Although we were the only people in the restaurant for some time, I'm sure as word gets out that City Landing has a great, non-traditional brunch offerings, it will be difficult to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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  • My meal was not to my liking.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    My meal was not to my liking. The shrimp tasted fishy. I sent it back and got a caesar salad that was just ok. I've had better elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was incredibly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    This restaurant was incredibly expensive for the size of the portions. The wine was also priced extremely high, $22.00 for a glass of wine! Also, there was nothing memorable about anything we ate. The restaurant was very loud and the service was sub par. With all of the options for dining in Boston I think City Landing will have trouble staying in business.
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  • very good food, but maybe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    very good food, but maybe a little to less for a big Hunger
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    LaPeNYC
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    We had a fabulous time! The menu offered Gluten Free and was delicious, considering I am new to eating Gluten Free. The service was impeccable! "Tim" our server/waiter, was extremely attentive and very knowledgable about the wines, and the Gluten Free Menu. We sat outside and never felt rushed. We had the three spread app the risotto half portion and the spiced fries all with a Gruner! All was delicious!! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience
    TKsMusicVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Our party of four had a wonderful experience at City Landing. Our waiter, Ian, was knowledgeable, humorous and attentive. When we walked out of City Landing our reaction was, "I'd go back there again."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable Well worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Very enjoyable Well worth a visit. Look forward to going Bach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, very overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Great space and location with nice outdoor seating. Menu has a lot of great options, but it is significantly overpriced. It's an upscale but casual dining experience right on the waterfront, but at the price of a 5 star restaurant.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a nice business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    had a nice business lunch at city landing. salmon dish and side salad both very good. ambiance and decor both impressive. service attentive, however lacked in areas of knowledge of menu items, ect. overall definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing. Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    The food was amazing. Salad fresh and dressing delicious..Beef Tenderloin was the best I have ever had! I will be a regular at this wonderful new restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gluten free and vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Gluten free and vegetarian menu. the chef makes his own gluten free bread and pasta's that are out of this world! perfect for groups with people that have special food needs! amazing dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new restaurant
    EatwellVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    This is a wonderful addition to the Boston restaurant scene. The room is bright and beautiful, the food is terrific, and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • This new restaurant is trying
    mantle777
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    This new restaurant is trying very hard, and succeeding, in providing excellent food and service. Warm greetings from the staff for all patrons and attentive service at bar and at dinner. The food was excellent - both trout and ribeye (cooked just as ordered). They will get a lot of repeat business.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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  • Bring back the previous tennant
    goodforadrink
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    I was looking for a place to have an informal lunch with one of my clients and had very good experiences with the former restuarant, Sel de la Terre, at this locations so wanted to try the new one, City Landing. Unfortunately, it was like night and day. The waitress brought the wrong drinks to the table but quickly corrected things. The two of us both order just the burger which were nothing special. It came with one pickle slice, relish and cheese. Pretty skimpy if you ask me. And the roll was soft and spongy which soaked up all the fat from the burger to become a less than appetizing mess.
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  • I was disappointed. Given
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    I was disappointed. Given the location I thought this would be a great spot. Brunch offerings were meager and the waitress acted like she wanted us gone. We finished our second drink as meals were cleared and were never offered another drink, just the check. The outdoor dining space where we were sitting wasn't even half full. We were very surprised and felt rushed.
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  • The service and food at City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The service and food at City Landing were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • It was OK. Lobster rolls
    BobibosVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    It was OK. Lobster rolls were pretty small, yet buttery, not too much flavor. Service was overkill, yet the server got our order wrong and never asked us if we wanted more drinks. Both managers and way too many servers kept coming to the table, almost with every sip of water. Tenderloin was a good cut of meat, but the sauce was not flavorful and the meat was lukewarm, almost cold, and not worth the $39 price. Mac and Cheese was prob. the best part of the meal. we didn't bother with dessert. They've got big shoes to fill with Sel previously at that location and I'm not sure they will do it. hopefully they can figure it out since they just opened.
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  • We sat at the bar and then
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    We sat at the bar and then at a table in the dining room. Both service experiences were superb. The servers are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and excited. The recommendations offered were delicious. The calamari is incredible! Don't leave without ordering the calamari!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great space, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Great space, excellent service and best of all the food was fabulous. Very much enjoyed the evening and will recommend to friends - as well as go back! Well done.
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  • We were very pleased with
    RJGJAGVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    We were very pleased with City Landing. The food was excellent, tasty and adequately portioned. Our server, Ms. Pereira was outstanding, offering insight into the menu and very attentive. Will recommend to others.
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  • Had a great dinner at City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Had a great dinner at City Landing! Fantastic seafood, delicious steaks, fabulous desserts! Excellent wine and drinks menu, too! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Identity Crisis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    The food was excellent and the decor smart. However, our waiter was borderline negligent and very hyper when he did appear. Odd mix of diners... business, adult couples and confused tourists with too many kids.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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  • the noise outside was Boston
    Marrara
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    the noise outside was Boston City street as it's best, be prepared to have interruptions
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were anxious for this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    We were anxious for this restaurant to open knowing first hand this chef's talent having frequented Twenty Eight Atlantic in Chatham. Our meal was fine. The menu is a bit too casual for such a talent. We were hoping for a little bit more of an upscale menu with a winelist to match. There is nothing negative to say about this new restaurant. It just doesn't take that step out of the ordinary.
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