David Todd's City Tavern
David Todd's City Tavern

David Todd's City Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidtoddscitytavern.com/
  • Phone: (973) 993-8066
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30a - 2:00p
    Saturday, 12:00p - 3:00p

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

    "Happy Hour" Monday-Friday 5:00p-7:00p
    Special Drink Prices and $5.00 appetizers
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Prusin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a private room for 12p to 25p We can design a specific menu for your needs. Call for availability.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining with its flowing curtain wall and large decorative mirrors is perfect for 12 to 25 guests. It's the perfect size for a business dinner meeting, training session or family get together. We have pre-fix menus available or we can design a menu just for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Redmond 9739938066x
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking in front of us.
    Two municipal lots within a block.
A word from David Todd's City Tavern
David Todd's City Tavern is an upscale casual restaurant in a comfortable atmosphere in Morristown, New Jersey featuring contemporary American cuisine with an award winning wine list, (Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence 2012) as well as boutique beers and martinis!
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David Todd's City Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (32)special occasion (24)notable wine list (24)hot spot (21)good for groups (21)romantic (11)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • For the price and the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    For the price and the quality of the food, I would not go back. The food was bland and nothing special. A glass of house wine was $12. The ambiance was a bit strange in the dining room. The experience was not worth the money. I had to go home and eat a sandwich. Our waitress was very nice...but that's the only good thing I can say.
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  • This was my second time here
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    This was my second time here and I thought this visit was not quite as good as my first.The food was just as good, but the service was a bit off. It almost seems the service is better when there is a crowd then when it is slow. We waited alomst 15 minutes for a server to take a our drink order and then another 15 minutes or so before he came back for our dinner order. This is not to say the server was not attentive, just slow. It was also nice to see that specials were added to the menu and they were well explained with prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uninspired
    SubeeVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2011
    Food was very average! Nothing special. Dressing on the beet salad was congealed. (Probably came straight from the refrigerator.) Pork "mignon" was just a bland boneless pork chop. Fingerling potatoes weren't fully cooked. Elements served in separate piles, like you do at home. Chocolate "sliders" for dessert was all gimmick, no taste. Not sure what all the hype is about!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The beer list was impressive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    The beer list was impressive, but wine was only by the glass. The tables are close together and a bit noisey
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looking forward to next visit
    dshawger1
    Dined on 3/9/2011
    Nice addition to the thriving Morristown restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was quiet because no one
    rockyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2011
    It was quiet because no one was there. Food was good - not great, service was not what it should be in an upscale restaurant of those prices. Very sweet girl, but did not know how to pronounce half of the menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The tartar sampler and sausage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    The tartar sampler and sausage sampler appetizers were excellent, but the Louisiana red fish was overcooked and the salmon was nothing special. The oatmeal cookie cream dessert was good, but skip the chocolate burgers, just hard disks of chocolate placed between split munchkins. The noise level in the dining room was very high. I would go back for drinks and appetizers at the bar, but probably not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, noisy. nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    great food, noisy. nothing on walls or floor to absorb all the noise. otherwise, good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & service is exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Food & service is exceptional. Calamari & mushroom ravioli apps are mouth watering & the steaks are perfect! If you haven't been yet definitely go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ate here on a Wednesday night,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    Ate here on a Wednesday night, thus it was pretty quite. The food was good. I have been here too with my husband and we sat at the bar, which was very enjoyable. I definately think the appetizer menu is much better compared to the dinner menu.
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  • What a wonderful place. Busy,
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    What a wonderful place. Busy, a bit noisy, but the food is wonderful and the service top rate. Crab cake appy as well as entre was delicious. Pork filet was tasty and spiced just right. Only the desserts were a bit lacking. Their presentation was great but they might be a bit to ambitious. Chocolate sliders were ok. Oatmeal cookies with cream were good but could have been better if the cookies were not so thick We will certainly put David Todds on our favorite list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay...Some interesting
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Just okay...Some interesting menu items...Nothing to rave about though...Beer and Wine Flights (samplers) were a great idea...Service was very good...Can't say anything bad just no "wow" factor...
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  • Very good food, interesting
    Robert
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Very good food, interesting menu, nice well selected wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers quite nice, original.
    Bruno
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    Appetizers quite nice, original. 2 main courses (Pork Mignon) were pretty bland
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Food is good, but not exceptional, and expensive for what is delivered. While good in concept, fails in execution. Bar has decent beer and wine selection.
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  • Valentines Day menu - was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Valentines Day menu - was hoping to select from full menu, but a great time nonetheless. Worth checking out - dining scene in Morristown is exploding with great choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New restaurant brings new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    New restaurant brings new dining experience: Flawless! The appetizers & main courses were 2nd to none! The chef's complimentary chocolate desserts were "to die for"! Bravo Chef David! Bravo Todd!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adding to the very long list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Adding to the very long list of restaurants in Morristown, David Todd's should have staying power. The food was excellent and the service was quite good. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    We had a great time! The food was great, the beer selection was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place that could be great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Food was good, very nice beer list. Bustling and noisey. Service is not great but cordial. Good restaurant that's still working out their service kinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time - great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    We had a great time, and the food was delicious. They had made a special drink for Valentine's Day that was wonderful. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group with opinions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    The atmosphere was nice but our group was split on the food. Salmon eaters enjoyed their entree, other fish was reviewed as "mediocre at best". The orrechiette pasta was "pretty flavorless unless there was sausage in the bite". Calamari and cheese fondue were good. Brie was good as long as the bread wasn't soggy from the accompanying sauce. Bread pudding was too hard.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a bit concerned as
    timeflies1VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    We were a bit concerned as we were late to our reservations and had tix for the Mayo Theater. We were seated quickly and explained our predicament to our server. Initially we were just going to order our main meal because of our time concern. Our waiter assured us ordering an appetizer and getting us out wouldn't be a problem. He was right. Everything was prompt without being rushed. The scallops my friend ordered were huge and well prepared. Presentation was excellent. My filet mignon was done to perfection and the vegetables were not overcooked. My only criticism and overall it's a small one is that the prices were a tad high given the suburban location. But overall a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this restaurant, from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    Loved this restaurant, from the appetizers to the entree, the only thing I missed was the dessert, too full for that!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was superb and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Food was superb and the service was as well. Main course came a little fast behind the apps, but it was delicious. Both steak and fish dishes were cooked perfectly. They were fairly behind on their reservation times as we got seated almost 45 minutes late, but once we sat down, it was a very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The pork mignon was especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2011
    The pork mignon was especially delicious and a hit. The desserts were fun and the cotton candy with the spun sugar stick was a delightful touch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottom line. too expensive
    Trokuson
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Bottom line. too expensive for a "tavern" type restaurant, limited menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good experience but
    foodie4life
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Overall good experience but we did have to wait for our reserved table, beer prices good, wine by the glass high, nice table but very loud, loved the tartare app, hated beet salad too chuncky and dijon sauce too strong. We loved scallop dinner and the sirloin steak was done perfectly...tried slidder dessert very cute so so taste. Waiter good but confusing, rattled off "specials" but they seemed more like a lot of "substitutions".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    The mussel appetizer was very good...but the filet mignon dinner was extremely disappointing. The meat had absolutely no juice when you cut into it and it was cold inside. The wait staff did not apologize. Too many great restaurants.....don't waste your time or money.
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  • Menu was nice; however, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Menu was nice; however, the kitchen did not deliver. The Caesar salad had no Parm cheese and we were never offered fresh pepper. The duo of Tare Tare was way underseasoned and there was no salt on the table. The Scallops were nothing out of the ordinary. The duck was great; however, the "sauteed" Bok Chok was limp and tasteless. Was looking forward to dessert; however, the choices were lack luster. Very disappointed. The food looked beautiful but it was tasteless.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu had a nice variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    The menu had a nice variety and was not overwhelming. I ordered the deconstructed ravioli which actually turned out to be constructed. (No biggie!) They were a bit chewy, and could have used a little more salt, but other then that were quite tasty. My friend ordered the halibut, which they did not have that evening. The server did not mention that the halibut was out, nor that they had a special fish that evening, before we were ready to order. She was sweet though and pretty attentive. I love the decor, and they played some nice music, but not too loudly which made it good for conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/21/2011
    My three girlfriends and I were hopeful entering David Todd's, but once we were seated it took awhile for service. We found our total experience very inconsistent. At the bar, a glass of wine was undrinkable and returned. Never had to send back tap water before, but it was really awful. Our group shared a few appetizers: the mussels and calamari were delicious, the beet salad was tasty, however the spinach salad was a dissapointment. The skate wing looked fried and was very salty. The cappucino was awful and sent back (tasted like instant coffee mix). I would not return to this restaurant for dinner any time soon. Too bad, it does have potential.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was decent, but possibly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    The food was decent, but possibly a little over priced for the quality. Service was slow. Ambiance was fine. Needs a little work, but has good potential.
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  • went in for a quick dinner
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2011
    went in for a quick dinner after a weekend out of town. the menu had lots of nice selections. We wanted halibut but it had not been delivered that day. We were not told that until we were ordering. The substitute was red fish which was good but I would not have again. It came with leeks and mashed potatoes which I thought were excellent. Also had french onion soup which i also thought was very good. The only issue was after we were done we sat at the table for a long time without anyone coming over to take plates or anything. we finally got the attention of the hostess in order to get our check. I would go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The noise level on the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    The noise level on the restaurant side was far too loud - we could not carry on a conversation with the other people at our table without yelling. Interestingly, the noise level on the bar side was fine. Whatever they did over there should be repeated on the restaurant side. The food was excellent - however, due to the noise, we might not eat on the restaurant side again - we'd likely eat something at the tables on the bar side though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu is not extensive
    Jenn89
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    The menu is not extensive but does offer a wide variety of options. The Oatmeal cookie dessert is fantastic! The dining room is simplistic and brighter than you'd expect for the dining experience. Good for groups of 4 to 6 people. The bar area was hopping. A hip, city like restaurant, a welcome addition to town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gastropub. Enjoyed the special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2011
    Gastropub. Enjoyed the special burger. They will have to do something with the entrance to the restaurant for people sitting near the door-uncomfortably cold. Nice beer selection-very active bar scene. Would try again but request a seat in the rear of the restaurant-interesting wall decoration-very clever.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were happy to be trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    We were happy to be trying David Todd's, as it looked like a nice restaurant and something different in the Morristown area. We waited a few minutes to sit down so we had a drink at the bar. Once seated for dinner, the waiter took our order and we were given our appetizer course. It took a little while to come out but we just figured they were busy as the place was packed (and loud I might add) so we brushed it off. I had the beet salad and my husband had the tuna tartare sampler which both were great so we were really excited for our entrees (skate & chicken dish) to arrive. So we waited, and waited and waited. About 30 minutes of waiting (no exaggeration), my husband had 2 beers within that time and still no dinner! The waiter came
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  • WAs looking forward to heating
    bsgmdVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    WAs looking forward to heating at this new hotspot with friends. They unfortunately do not have it together yet and do not seem to have ready for the volume of diners. We waited 35 minutes past our reservation to sit. Once we orderd, we waited 45 minutes for the bottle of wine to come. Appetizers were to be "coordinated" by our waiter, but the second half didn't come. We watched order after order come out of the same app, but no one seemed to be able to get us one. Food took forever. Many apologies from staff and they were nice, but no one was doing anything to fix it. We were not the only ones forced to wait a long time to eat. Food itself was great. Not ready for prime time though
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    The food was outstanding and imaginative. Highly recommend it. The problem with the restaurant is the noise. The restaurant is narrow with high ceilings which makes it hard to hear those at your table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic