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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Excellent fish entree--stripped sea bass with pickled veggies. Scallop chowder interesting twist. Bread pudding a big disappointment--too dry, temperature uneven, with bites warm and tongue-burning hot. Credit for offering to take dessert off bill, but didn't actually do it. Nice space, but chairs uncomfortable. Good wine list, including large pour option, but pricey. Still miss Sel De La Terra, which used to be in this spot.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful fine dining experience
    TOdine
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an wonderful dining experience at City Landing. The food service was superb with our food arriving promptly and the waiter giving us great attention. We were extremely pleased with the appetizer, which they divided into two separate portions, something we greatly appreciated. My wife ordered the scallops with the mushroom ravioli and I ordered the steak frites. Both presentation and taste were spot on with amazing flavor on both of our dishes. All in all we'd love to come back again after a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you eat gluten free or vegetarian, EAT HERE!!!
    YogiFoodie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We drive 2 hours to visit Boston and eat here. There GF and vegetarian menu is phenomenal! It is loCated around the Corner from the Aquarium. Great loCation. (sorry about the upper Case C's. My keyboard lower Case C just broke :) EAT HERE!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Amazing Food
    georgemct
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is a great spot right near the water to grab a delicious meal on a special occasion. The staff is friendly and extremely accommodating. This location is highly recommended for food allergies and special diets. The staff was very great about helping with menu choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Will
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Made a reservation for our 3 year anniversary online and made note that it was our anniversary. The staff wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival. Had great gf fried calamari as well as a spread with gf crackers plate. Wait staff was patient, friendly and prompt. Drinks were wonderful especially the tokyo spring and with the exception of a jack's abbey draught that was kicked and replaced with a fresh keg that wouldn't paur right. The lobster dish I had was cooked to perfection, the brussel sprout bacon hash was super fresh and tasty and my gfs skirt steak was still good the next day for lunch. Thanks City Landing!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Four of us enjoyed an excellent meal after a concert at Faneuil Hall; three of us had a very special lobster preparation which was exquisite. With potatoes, corn soufflé, and asparagus, the butter poached lobster out of the shell was perfectly cooked and much exclaimed over. Wines were interesting and available by the 6 or 9 oz. pour. No champagne by the glass though--orosecco was available though. Martinis are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    LVB1965
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    For those of you who know the Faneuil Hall area of Boston it is better known as a tourist attraction then a place to good out to dinner. My daughter asked us to drive her and a friend into the city for the evening or else we wouldn't have selected this area to eat at. We were looking for something more upscale than what you find in the market area. The ambiance was nice. It has large windows allowing for people watching. The food was good and locally sourced. My only comment is the portions are on the small side and the prices are high. Other than that it was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned to City Landing
    Harrisjr
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is the third time that I've taken my special friend to City Landing. The first time, we were particularly impressed with the knowledgeable bartender and waiter. The food was excellent and we found a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir that we particularly liked. On the other visits, the wine, food, and service continued to be excellent. It deserves to do well. I was surprised on this last visit that there is no longer valet parking and the crowd on a Saturday evening was sparse, but was more full later in the evening. Also I noted that the outside sign has burned out sections. I hope they're not in difficulty. The food and service remain excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Good service, food and atmosphere!
    yrkwon
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We've been to 3 restaurants in a row on a business dining while in Boston, and city landing was the best one of all. Good service, everything came out on time, not too noisy. We were seated on a big round table where 4 of us could all freely talk to each other. All the members who came to the restaurant with me were satisfied with their service. The only thing was that we had too much food that we had no room for a dessert!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal/ Excellent service
    blonderunner
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was all presented well, food was delicious, perfect temperature. Mussels were perfect, salmon and lobster were excellent. YUMMY BREAD. Staff was very pleasant and genuinely nice. Our waiter was perfect. I noticed a lot of teamwork amongst the staff. Definitely would go again or recomend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    burger was unique and excellent! I would definitely go back
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    great for lunch
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  • A great mix
    PediRN
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Gluten free dietary options that made my gluten free friend very happy! Great bread. Great wine. Great cocktails. And they could accommodate a large group of 7 on a Saturday night!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location and good choices
    Boston4babs
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Really enjoyed eating here with friends and family, we went twice as you can eat very light and flavourful dishes or something more substantial. We worked our way through the delicious starters and enjoyed mains and desserts. I particularly enjoyed the crab and avocado salad. The only niggle was that our coffees were cold but they were promptly replaced when we asked for this. Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free, would go back anytime.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizettas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The Pizetta which was shared was a highlight of the meal - seasonal butternut squash and carmelized onions. Both of my companions enjoyed salmon - one in a salad and one as an entre. I found the lamb Bolognese a little on the sweet side, but still good.
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    great for lunch
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  • Loved,loved loved!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My family came to visit me and I made a reservation here based on peer reviews and we were not let down at all. The fall menu was amazing and we were not disappointed by anything we ate. The pumpkin gnocchi is a must have!!! Also, the desserts were great, especially the s'mores jar. We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation and were seated on time. However, while we were waiting for our table my parents and sister got drinks and it was a little offensive when the bartender carded my 22 year old sister and asked for two ids. We were there as a family and I respect IDing but the bartender was not friendly at all and very rude about it. Overall, it was a great experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I were very excited to dine here, they have a specific menu just for gluten-free and one just for vegetarian. The quality of food was good but the portions were disappointing. I got the sea bass, and it looked like they tossed two scallops on my plate, I was expecting a larger piece of fish. My boyfriend got the lamb bolognese which was a much larger meal, but he was not completely full. Also, we had mentioned when making the reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion, and there was zero mention of that during our experience there.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finding a great resturant
    mama7
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This past weekend, my honey and I went on a funnymoon, to celebrate our alone time before the upcoming season of holidays He took care of the room and I was to provide ideas to see and places to eat. Our one big dining was to be Sunday October 12,in Boston on the Wharf. I had no idea, not having been iin Boston for almost 40 years. I did know however that farm to table, sustainable and organic was very important to me. I looked up and came to City Landing on resturants in Boston. The gluten free menu looked great, and they had a good choice of vegan food as well. We were so happily suprised, great plates, warm service and terrific low noise . Loved the wooden ariel view sculpture on walls.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    KapersVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This the second time time we have been to City Landing, the food and the service has always been great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Perfect lunch
    lillibetVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    There were so many great choices on the menu and the vegetarian/gluten-free menu included many special items not on the regular menu, not just adapted versions of the regular dishes. Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. It was very quiet on a Monday afternoon--great for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Serendipity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After a very long day we used the Around Me App and found this restaurant right across the street from our hotel. The menu offered many options for those of us who are required to eat gluten free. There are even several choices for vegans. From appetizer to dessert every single dish was packed with flavor and cooked to perfection. Portion sizes are perfect. It was serendipity for three very hungry but utterly exhausted travelers.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Els21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious, loved the scallops. The service was great and it was a very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CitySlickers
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Friendly and attentive staff with great senses of humor! Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing and made us feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Good food, reasonably priced
    justincase11
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    At 6pm on a Tuesday night the dining area was fairly empty, but it filled up quickly over the next 2 hours. The service was good, the food was great, and the prices were reasonable. We ate indoors, but the outdoor seating looked like it would be a great choice when the weather permits.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Vegan Friendly
    GDFLS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Happy to have them offer a specific menu for vegetarian / vegan dinners! The service was excellent and very attentive to our dietary needs. The food was exceptional and well thought out - not just 'oh here is a salad' type dish for alternative dinners.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ladies night out with a group of old friends. I saw a piece about City Landing on Chronicle so I suggested it. We all loved it! The service was great, food was outstanding. We had the pizzettes which were amazing, Scallop signature dish to die for! Can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new find
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took a friend here for her birthday and we had a terrific experience. The staff was very attentive and accommodated my food issues and made me a special dish.They presented a delicious dessert for my friend, including writing her name and happy birthday on the dish. The ambiance was lovely and included outside seating. One thing- the mini lobster rolls were to die for. They were buttery and sweet. We had these as an appetizer and both agreed we could have 4 orders each and be totally satiated and happy.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • good food
    Lynda
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good food, good service, great outdoor seating. I would recommend this restaurant to those who are visiting Boston and for those who live in Boston.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant
    Martin
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Overall, we had a positive experience at this restaurant. The food is very good and servings are adequate. The service was friendly. It was very quiet and the ambiance was somehow ''too'' quiet. It is a big dining room and and it was empty. The waiter explained that it was the transition period between summer clients and reguar locals. Maybe this good be alleviated by music or a different lighting set up. We are New York City regulars and used too a little more life.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • So So
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    At the beginning, we felt reused by the waiter and then as the meal progressed, he was hard to find and not very attentive. Fried calamari and heirloom tomato side was delicious ... Meatloaf and Ahi tuna mains not so successful ... Seems like the chef was really heavy handed with the salt. Desert special of peaches and cream was ok if you don't want anything sweet ... Eating a ripe peach is a lot sweeter.
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  • Great dining experience!
    DebbieNH
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We dined at City Landing for the first time this weekend and they did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful from the delicious food to the wait staff. We were not rushed at all and this made for a very enjoyable dining experience. We ordered the red sangria which was great and were served warm delicious rolls. My husband ordered the gazpacho which was very flavorful and I had the clam chowder and was one of the best that I have had. The scallops served with mushroom ravioli was a highlight of the meal and super good. Dessert was also very yummy. We shared the coconut tart was was creamy and delicious. We will definitely return again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Gavin123
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our friends at the Boston Harbor Hotel recommended City Landing, and we were not disappointed. It was a quite lunch scene for Labor Day. However, when we came back after our Duck Tour, it was hoping inside and out. Great location.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Servie/Overpriced Food
    Bella25VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant at 7:30pm on a Friday night and the restaurant was empty and there was even a private party taking up half the restaurant. We were seated and the waitress came over took our drink order when she came back she took our appetizer order. She never came back to the table again until it was 8pm. We still hadn't ordered and hadn't received our appetizers, which was tomato salad and mussels - itemsf that shouldn't take long to make especially no other guests. She finally came back to take our order, apps came, but we didn't get our food until 8:45pm. Afterward she NEVER came back to the table to check on everything and refill drinks until she dropped off the check. Terrible service and food wasn't worth the price.
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  • consistently delicious
    alavalley
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    every time i come, the food continues to be great.
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  • Never disappoints
    ladyluke
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is my go-to place for lunch with friends. I am always impressed by the elegant setting and by the fact that anyone casually dressed is made to feel welcome. The servers are very knowledgable about the menu. This most recent visit I spent some time at the bar, and I was pleased with the thoughtful advice of the bartender when I was hesitating over a wine selection. The food is excellent overall, but for those of us who need to eat gluten-free, this is THE place to go. It is a joy to order soups and other items with no need to worry if the kitchen is paying attention to allergies. And I always have a side of one of their fantastic fries. The truffle fries may be a little expensive, but they are worth every penny.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loyal diners
    JaneolVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We eat lunch or dinner there most Sundays. The food is always wonderful. I recently had a dinner sized portion of their mussels which were heavenly. The staff always remembers us and goes out of their way to engage us and give us the very best service! Jane O
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Nice Lunch Outside
    TheOneTNVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a nice lunch at City Landing. I enjoyed the mini lobster roll appetizer and the Steak Frites. Sitting outside was nice, I guess the only disappointing part is being in view of all the tour busses and tourists. It was a solid experience - nice, and I may go again, but for dinner to get a different perspective.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    EHM282
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went on a Friday night at 8:30 and it was great. There were only a few other tables of people which may have facilitated the excellent service we received. I decided to try some new dishes starting off with the rabbit sausage. The next dish was the duck cooked medium rare which melted in your mouth. I finished off with the chocolate mousse. Overall the dinner was exceptional and I would recommend this others.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for friends
    iluvf00d
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went here with two of my friends, and it was quiet enough for us to have good conversation but still lively enough to be exciting! The food was great, I especially liked the gluten free and vegetarian menu options. I will definitely come back here soon.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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  • Nice venue
    Lyne
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good, however we found it a little too salty to our liking. Service was very good and friendly.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to City Landing after seeing a television article on the restaurants that use local farm products and how fresh the food at the restaurant was. Made a reservation through Open Table and was most impressed. Upon arrival we were greeted nicely and seated at a street view window seat. Our waiter John O was the best! His enthusiasm and recommendations were most helpful in enhancing our wonderful meal. While it was our first visit, I know it will not be the last. The location is great, but the food is just superb. The scallops were the dish John O suggested, and he was absolutely correct. Hope to see them soon.
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