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City Landing
City Landing

City Landing Details

  • 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: 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: 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.

    $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
  • "Last minute decision to get together for dinner with a few friends and we had no problem getting reservations on a Friday evening. Even when an extra friend joint us there was no problem accommodating us. The drink menu is very nice with a good wine menu as well. The mussels I had were very tasty steamed in a light creamy sauce with diced tomatoes. I also enjoyed the salmon on a bed of white and green beans. Very unique. The menu did have great vegetarian options as well."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food and service are always great. Love the scallops and the lamb ragout is delicious! Location is also convient."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very good food and well presented. We had excellent service."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The gluten free/vegetarian menu was full of interesting dishes. I got the GF Maplebrook Farms Burrata With Heirloom Tomatoes sald with Aged Balsamic and Basil -- and it was very tasty. For my entree I selected the Curried Seitan Vegan Squash Ravioli in a Curried Carrot-Coconut Broth with Baby Carrots and Fresh Peas and it was very good. I look forward to visiting again to try another dish when I'm back in Boston on business."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Loved the vegetarian menu! The squash pizza was delicious and the gazpacho (though visually unappealing) was very good. The seitan dinner with ravioli was also delicious, but the blackened tofu salad was pretty blah....where was the blackened anything? I had a very pale piece of tofu that lacked any flavor. But the best thing we ate was the vegan brownie...swap out the banana gelato for the salted caramel gelato and that is as good a dessert as you would eat anywhere (don't bother with the pots de creme-bland and next to the brownie lacked any chocolate flavor)."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went for lunch. the soft shell crab sandwich was delicious. The GF pizza was very good too. Service was excellent and they were able to accomodate a few requests "out-of-menu" for the kids."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As expected, the food was very good. The waterfront was pretty crowded as one would expect on a Saturday in mid-Summer, and the Restaurant was no exception. Despite the crowd, the service was still outstanding and overall a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We need to find something local where we were staying near the Wharf in Boston since we were attending a concert that night and City Landing was the place. We started with clam chowder, the best I ever tasted; calamari, superb; the trio spread with pita bread excellent and the chicken wings spicy. Our main course choices were scallops which my daughter raved over, the lobster choice which my younger daughter was so happy about not having to crack the shells, tuna which melted in your mouth my husband described and salmon with white beans which tasted fantastic. I also felt nothing was over salted which I hate because I blow up like a balloon from restaurant food. Overall we were very happy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We waited almost an hour for our food to arrive, the restaurant wasn't busy and it was inexcusable. They also forgot our appetizer."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The salad was great. A mix of arugula, strawberry, goat cheese and caramelized nuts. The pizza dough was too hard, I wouldn't recommend to order pizza there."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was excited to try City Landing, especially for their gluten free and vegetarian menus. The food did not disappoint. I had salmon on a bed of tasty beans and tomatoes, my wife had clam chowder that she described as "like home-made" and my daughters were pleased, one with a GF pizza and the other with very creamy mashed potatoes. The problem, though, was that our server was demonstrably more interested in the table of four young women behind us than he was in providing attentive service to my family. Watching him visit them again and again while we waited -- even for the menus -- was a deeply frustrating experience. City Landing clearly wants to appeal to a wide array of diners, but my server did not live up to this ideal."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I work in the area and this is my new favorite restaurant. A friend who is vegan introduced me to it because they have some of the best options around and it is DELICIOUS. I always get the salmon and it's some of the best I've ever had. The fregola is also amazing but isn't currently being offered on the menu. Extra points to them because last time I went, they saw that I ate there often (via my OpenTable reservations) and offered me and my girlfriends a free dessert. Good food, nice ambiance, customer appreciation and friendly staff. It just doesn't get any better than that!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We found this restaurant through a web search. It was highly recommended on a site written by area chefs. My husband and I were there with his brother who was visiting from St. Paul. We all had a great time from cocktails though dessert! We all loved the shared starters and our individual entrees. Our waitstaff was knowledgeable and we ordered a number of AJ's suggestions and recommendations. We will definitely return. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Ate outside for lunch where the whole seating area is nicely shaded at that time of day. Duck Bruschetta with Foie Gras was excellent. The baked Lamb Bolognese was also very tasty. Wine list by the glass was OK, but lacked spicy reds (Red Zin, Shiraz) which are only available by the bottle."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food and amazing lobster rolls. Found this place on trip advisor and it was pricier than the 2 "$$" listing but so glad we stayed."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had such a wonderful experience at City Landing this Sunday! Everything was exquisite from the decor to the food and service! We had the lobster rolls for an appetizer and I was blown away--so delicious! For our entrees we had the lamb bolognese and buffalo meatloaf, and cleaned our plates it was so delicious! The service was outstanding throughout our time at City Landing! Thank you for making our evening special!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was really good, service was nice, but our whole dinner experience was really soured by the mommy group with 10 kids under the age of 5 screaming and letting them run around the whole place and climbing on the furniture."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The whole experience was very pleasant. Waitstaff was very attentive, the food was delicious and the right temperature. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside. We will go back again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The only good thing this place has to offer are the pizzas. The rest of the food is nothing's special. The service was very slow even though the restaurant wasn't full at all. Next time I would consider doing take out instead of going in."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "No parking whatsoever. Wait to be seated. Waitor took a long time to initially come to table, 15 mins to get our drinks, whenever we were lucky enough to see our Waitor across the room would have to get his attention, even the manager saw our frustration but he didn't even come over to check on things, food was the only good thing but not worth returning nor recommending."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We live in Boston suburbs and had a great meal last summer and returned again for a beautiful night along the water. Great menu and food. We sat outside and enjoyed the crowds. Pretty weak service however with a very junior staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good to find an establishment that focuses on food quality more than quantity. Choice was excellent and service was discreet but very good. Well worth a visit. Wine choice excellent with a whole range of global wines to match your food choice. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had dinner there last night and I picked the place based on my mum being vegetarian and being quite hard to cater for. That and my guested wanted to sample Boston seafood, this place was an excellent choice and we all had a great meal. Service was excellent despite the place being very busy. The only down side was the nose level which was so high we were shouting to hold a conversation around a round table. Would go back but would try to find a quiet corner to eat in"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Took a colleague and his wife visiting from India to the restaurant. Has a very appealing vegetarian menu. Meal and drinks were ideal for weekday meal."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Really enjoyed having great cocktails with friends. The drinks were great and the food was delicious however it took 25 minutes to get drinks each round and the service was slow. The server also put in the wrong menu item for one of the dinner attendees and and did not take it off the bill till we requested he did for his mistake."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I came to City Landing with my family for Father's Day brunch and we had a great time. My sister and I got the french toast, my girlfriend got the shrimp and grits and dad got the eggs Benedict. All of the food was delicious and we had a very enjoyable time sitting outside people watching. The service was a bit slow but we were in no rush and were enjoying each others company so it wasn't an issue."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was good, I wasn't blown away but I actually came for the drinks. The first time I came we had a wonderful bartender. We thought he might be working so we brought our cousin for her birthday. We ordered old fashions, they were extremely strong and hard to drink, extremely bitter. My cousin went to the bartender to ask if she can get her drink re-poured and the bartender was extremely rude. He told her he didn't know what to tell her, that's the way the drink is which was a lie. I just don't understand why he couldn't make the drink over for her and if he didn't know how to make it, why not just say so? other than that our waiter was nice and attentive but seemed a little overwhelmed. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were with a group and had a fun evening. However, we felt the food was not worth the price. Preparations were basic; salad was overdressed, fish & chips were nothing more than ordinary; shrimp & grits was good, but heavy on the grits. The service was good, but somewhat inconsistent: our waiter took a long time to take drink orders and disappeared for a few minutes while taking orders. A cocktail ordered later in the evening was forgotten about, but was gotten right away when we spoke up. However, the food came quickly after order, our water glasses were always filled, and plates correctly served and bussed. A very enjoyable evening with a large group, but don't expect to be wowed by the food."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It is so nice that they have a wonderful gluten free menu! Any dish is amazing! Gluten free diners don't have to settle!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was very good. A bit pricey for the portion size and quality given how many fine restaurants there are in Boston. When we were being seated, asked for a different table and was told those were for reservations. We had a reservation, too...we weren't walk ins. Did not like that especially since the other four-person tables did not get filled until we were on our way out. Our waiter was good but not great. One person in the party ordered a salad but he didn't hear that. We told him we wanted to enjoy the rest of our cocktails before dessert but he brought us the dessert menu within a minute of us saying we wanted some time to relax. We still gave him a hefty tip only because the service was good but it definitely needs improving."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My family and I went to City Landing after graduation. Drinks were great. Food was great. Service was great "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "They have an entire gluten free menu! It was fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Have been here several times, usually with business clients. Large spacious bar and restaurant conveniently located at the corner of State Street and Atlantic Avenue. Food is always excellent, including appies and entries, although pretty quiet and sparsely attended mid-week."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. The food ranged from very good to great. It was a great find if you want something a bit more upscale and relaxing, but still kid friendly, around the aquarium or before a sunset cruise."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our last night in Boston we ate at City Landing based on reviews and location. It seemed many of the patrons were there to celebrate special occasions. We had an early dinner and the restaurant was not very crowded. The overall ambience was quiet. The menu was somewhat disappointing in the entree section. The selection of fresh seafood especially disappointing in comparison to Legal Seafood next door. The overall experience was okay."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Best mainstream GF and vegan menu and food (presentation and taste) I have fond in Boston yet! Service impeccable, very clean, contemporary vibe."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The wait staff was very accommating. My dinner companion and I ordered appetizer and dinner to share. They thought enough to bring extra plates for sharing."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Across from the hotel that we usually stay at when visiting Boston and has been a pleasant surprise after the previous favorite relocated. Was alone so planned in sitting in bar but crowded due to a hockey game. Comfortably seated in the dining room. Ordered a salad and the risotto, which was only on the bar menu, but they accommodated me and allowed me to order. Waiter was so-so, brought the wrong salad. Ordered the recommended coconut cream torte, which was nothing special. However, will return due to interesting menu, usually good service, convenience, and my being comfortable dining alone."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I brought a co-worker here for a lunch who's a vegetarian. She loved the abundance of options she had to choose from. She got the squash pizza and I got the veggie burger. Both were delicious. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was good, although I wouldn't call it gourmet. My party fo 3 all had very good salads, appetizers and dinners. The service was very solid, despite what i read form some of the reviews. My biggest complaint is the decor is a bit shabby (seats worn, etc.). Overall, a nice dinner."
    Dined on 5/10/2014