City Table
City Table

City Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citytableboston.com/
  • Phone: 6179334800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER: Nightly 5-11pm,
    LATE NIGHT: Thursday - Sunday 11pm-1am
    SMALL BITES: Saturday 2-5pm
    BRUNCH: Saturday - Sunday 7am - 2pm
    BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sean MacAlpine
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Our private dining room accommodates up to 32 people for a sit-down dinner or 50 people for a cocktail style reception. The entire restaurant is also available for parties up to 150. Our chef can tailor a menu to fit your needs. Contact info@citytableboston.com or 617.933.4800.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exeter and Boylston Street
  • Public Transit: GREEN LINE: Copley Square
    ORANGE LINE/COMMUTER RAIL: Back Bay Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: $18.00 valet and $12.00 Self Park in Prudential garage with validation from restaurant.
A word from City Table
We accommodate both reservations and walk-in guests. If the time you requested is not available, please call us at 617.933.4800 or stop by and we will accommodate you on a first come first serve basis.

At City Table, you’ll find a casually elegant neighborhood eatery nestled in the vibrant heart of Boston’s Back Bay in the historic Lenox Hotel. Visit our sophisticated dining room to experience inventive craft cocktails and carefully selected, spirited American-fare.

Our creative menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients and chef-inspired, regional touches. A variety of small plates, sides and entrees are easily shared so guests can explore many options. Service includes breakfast every day of the week, brunch on weekends and late night dining.

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City Table reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (23)romantic (19)special occasion (16)great for brunch (15)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (11)late-night find (10)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great food and ambiance, OK service
    winedine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food here is very good and priced pretty decently if you're looking for a nice upscale restaurant that won't totally break the bank. The design of the interior is very refreshing is quite enjoyable. The only complaint I'd have is that the service while very attentive was a little cold/rude in my experience there. I felt a bit like they were thumbing their noses at me and my partner as we were a bit younger than the older crowd that was present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good hotel restaurant
    Youngprof
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaraunt was clean and fairly quiet on the Friday evening that we went. The food was good and the service was great. It's a good little hidden spot in busy back bay.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique and cool spot, yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been to Boston at least a dozen times and somehow missed City Table. Fabulous atmosphere. Casual, clubby atmosphere. Excellent food. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Overall a great experience but some things were left to be desired. Food and drinks were fresh and delicious. Service was up to par but server had no personality and just did his job without bringing anything extra to it. We sat near the kitchen and fried food smells were intermittently very strong. Smell in ladies' room was also nauseating, I hope that's not the standard stench.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot
    BBBB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    all around good. would definitely come back. food top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Came here for Restaurant Week and the food was delicious! Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GritsChickVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a reservation for 9:00pm and our plane arrived late so we were not able to make it. I called to let them know and they kept our table waiting. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Our food was delicious. We were never rushed to finish our meal and leave since it was so late. After dinner we asked our waiter what he thought we should see while we were visiting Boston. He took us over to the bar area and introduced us to a guest that shared many things to do with us. Such a friendly way to start our trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Table
    MJHowe1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I came here for brunch with a friend and we loved every minute and bite of it! The service was great (from the hostess who's name I forget, all the way to Sergio (I think...)) and the location was even better. The decor is perfect for the setting. It may be different at night with a different crowd and scene but it's perfect for brunch at least!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoy to be there
    AliceTan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service is great and foods is good. Ordered tuna tartar, oyster and salmon. Food is asian fusion. Love the sauces on the tartar (sweet soysauces and light up with parsley. Salmon is cripsy outside and moisture inside with good heat temperture. Osyter is fresh. The interior is chic and modern. Great atomspheres for couples or girl's night. Looking forward to try their brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    j12551VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our dinner at City Table was actually quite good. The chopped salad was interestingly prepared and presented and tasted great. Our entrees of halibut and tuna were perfectly done and very flavorful. The ambiance is not what you might expect from a hotel fining room as it is both upscale and contemporary. Give City table a try; it's really a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    citytablefan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    City Table has great food. We especially enjoy their brunch on Sundays. The food is delicious, the service is always great and the atmosphere is comfortable and fairly quiet. One of our favorite Boston Restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was really good. The menu is interesting. The tuna was particularly good. I would come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    EdconsultVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I looked for a place to take some international clients with varying ages and this was perfect! We each chose different types if food, from tuna tartare to kale salad to steak to halibut to seared tuna and all were terrific. Our waiter, Victor, was patient, knowledgeable and fun. We will be back!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Table at the Lenox Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A great spot for an early dinner or drinks and appetizers -- quiet in that you can have a conversation with two or three people without interference from background noise. Limited menu and wonderful service. A true neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch spot
    CookieMonstahVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were a group of six looking for a low-key spot for brunch. City Table was great. Good food, nice ambiance, and the service was excellent. I'd come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SES42VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nothing bland here! Special favors, nice presentation, wonderful staff, always enjoyable. Top off with nightcap at CityBar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Brunch Selection!
    Kaning
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went there for Father's Day brunch. The service was great, and the selection was vast and fresh. Will definitely come back in the future for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went out for brunch with our 3 year old and the manager of the restaurant gave my daughter a adorable stuffed animal - so NICE! The manager of the Hotel also came in and gave my daughter crayons and paper - again what great service. Food was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great evening
    Maureen
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dinner was fabulous. We enjoyed every bite from appetizers to entrees. But I think dinner was what it was because of our waiter, Matt (gosh, I'm hoping that's the correct name). He had fun while meeting our requests. Thank you, City Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Brunch spot in a Copley
    BritishBostonianVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I had read several good reviews on OpenTable, so my expectations were high. Sadly, it was a disappointment. The food was mediocre, and the service was friendly but not particularly knowledgeable and often rather confused. (Perhaps it was a different chef that day and the waiter was new?) However, I do agree with other reviewers that it was a very central location with a quiet, sophisticated ambiance; perfect for a quiet catch up with friends. In fact, it was almost empty on Sat 31st May at 12noon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Whats not to like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Each of our party of six had different meals and all were great and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 541 reviews are from the City Table reviews archive.
  • Great All Around
    mrseyesVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We were visiting Boston from NY and had reservations somewhere else but weren't sure about bringing our baby (well behaved 5 month old) and a friend recommended City Table - we couldn't have been happier. The food was great (sashimi tuna spring roll was especially good) and we were super comfortable (plenty of space in the restaurant, tables aren't too close together, and we weren't treated as if we were horrible for bringing the baby to a restaurant). They even brought us hot water to heat up a baby bottle and a stuffed monkey toy from the Lenox Hotel. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • would benefit from sound absorption
    simonsaid
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Food was very good & well seasoned. Portions were right. Server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Unfortunately, there was noise from the bar and some loudmouths at another table. Made it difficult to hear the people at my table with me. So, the place is pub-like, the food is better than pub-like, the prices are consistent with the quantity and quality of the food - but the noise needs to be muffled, somehow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch was great
    dmclark98
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a brunch with my wife and two small children (7 and 5). The staff was great and kept up the pace as this was important with the kids. They even had a small toy for kids as a gift. The ambience was energetic but not too noisy. For and drinks were both great. Overall, made a special family meal. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a very special time at a very special venue. Thanks to City Table for a memorable Mother's Day
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    JayPVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed City Table. Our server, Eduardo, was outstanding. It was our first visit and he did a great job helping us with the menu and provided the perfect amount of attention during the meal. My wife had the chicken, which was very tender and flavorful. I had the snapper with coconut rice, which was delicious. We shared a scrumptious chocolate cake for desert. We live in Boston's Back Bay and it was one of the better meals we have had.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This is a casual hotel restaurant with small restaurant seating area right next to the bar. Noise bounces off all the hard surfaces in the place. We booked here thinking we would have a quiet meal and be able to talk, but this was definitely not the case. The food was average (once we entered the noisy place, choice of hamburgers rather than anything else higher priced was made by all). Hoped for a specific bourbon listed on the menu, but it was not available. Waitress inexperienced with opening wine. We relied on written reviews in the 'tourist' mags, so guess we shouldn't have been surprised by the difference between the marketing info and the reality. Luckily we had 6 other evening meals in Boston that did not disappoint.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll go again
    Luvboston
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Sunday / marathon Sunday was our 1st visit. All 3 of us had great meals, although my lamb special was the best! Our reservation was right at 5, but it took about 10" before we got service. After that service was OK, but nothing special. All of the staff were dressed to support the marathon, which was nice.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was mixed. But the service was slow and in attentive.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good food. Not very fancy.
    Josh
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food here was great and the service was also quite good. My husband and I had thought it would be fancier and were a little disappointed that is was fairly casual. But that can be a plus, depending on the situation. There's so much construction in the area that looking out the windows is no treat. The ambiance in the restaurant itself is rather dark and loud.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, horrible service
    BostonDiner
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Recently went with a group of girlfriends for a catch up dinner. I'm not sure if the waitress was new, or just plain horrible - either way the service was very slow. We watched our drinks sit on the bar for at least 10 minutes, and the place was not busy. When the drinks did arrive, one of them wasn't made correctly (dirty martini with no olive juice). When it was obviously a clear drink and not dirty the waitress assured us it was a dirty martini - after one sip it was not. Food was slow to arrive as well and water glasses sat empty for the entire meal. I had heard such good things about this place, but I was very disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay Brunch
    Winiskis
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Convenient location to meet out of town friends for brunch. A very good selection of food that came quickly. The waiters were very polite but the service was mediocre. Had to ask for coffee repeatedly and slow on the check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service ok
    omercank
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had brunch at City Table. While the food was fairly good, the service was questionably mediocre. Even though we were the only ones in line, we waited for at least 5 minutes to be seated. There were 3 or 4 tables occupied in the restaurant by this time, so it wasn't because wait staff was busy serving customers. When we were seated, even though I mentioned my existing reservation, the host(ess) did not pay attention and put it in the system. During brunch, it was quite OK. Our waiter was attentive, but not extraordinarily interrupting of our conversation.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Drinks
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    They had really great cocktails! the Tuna tartar was pretty solid
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible service
    Aksax
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The waiter asked for our order 3-4 times in a span of ten minutes and appeared rushed. Did not get the order correct either. For a relaxing Sunday brunch, I expected a lot better
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lamb was awesome
    Monia
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was very good. You need to try the Lamb T-bone.. best thing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • swanky
    lovetoeatBoston
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    As you enter the Lenox Hotel through the turnstiles you enter a really cool ambience. City Table is a dark atmosphere w/ fun lighting & a really great place to go on a date or w/ a group of girls. The drinks were fun. The wine was amazing (one of the best Pinot Noirs I've ever had - the $12 glass on the wine list). There are a lot of dining options & one of us got the tuna tartare from the appetizers menu as a meal - plenty of food. I got the steak frites - steak was melt in your mouth. The burgers looked amazing too - lots of options for all price ranges. The carrot cake was phenomenal and sizeable to share! We will be back. The service was great...not too much in our faces, but always there when we needed something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super average
    Foodyfood
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great service and atmosphere but The food was average and over priced. Big let down!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good All Around
    Scott
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to City Table for Restaurant Week. Everything we tried was very good, especially the Toffee Bread Pudding for dessert. The service was friendly and everything came out pretty quickly. It was a good experience and I would recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • has gone downhill.... :(
    Mariana
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I have been to City Table several times, but not in the last couple of years. I must say that I was disappointed and do not see myself going back. I met friends there for restaurant week dinner, at my suggestion. I had the steak frites, it was 'ok'. The monkfish ordered by one of my friends was dry and tasteless. We wanted to order a bottle of wine, and asked the server for an opinion, he 'didn't know'. On a positive note, they did discount our bill for the monkfish which was barely eaten.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate