Spectacular Food for Lunch
I have been to City Hall before and they always have good food. Recently, I went for lunch with a group of colleagues because City Hall was just a couple of blocks away from the meeting we were going to have. We used the lunch to prepare for the meeting. To my surprise, the food was spectacular. Two of us had the baked cod special that came with sauteed kale and a tomato ragu. Others had salads. Everyone thought their dish was one of the best they ever ate. Also, the restaurant sat us at a round table near the windows. It was quiet, bright, and faciliated good communication. The service was professional but unobstrusive. I highly recommend City Hall.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classic New York venue in historic building. Bar area very comfortable, and service attentive. The fish and chicken entrees were really tasty.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the travel from uptown
Worth the travel from uptown to meet friends. Perfect atmosphere for quiet dining that is great for conversation. Very good yet unobtrusive staff.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Excellent food and service in a quiet environment that permits easy conversation...without having to shout!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and another couple enjoyed a great and interesting meal. Good food with a flair, good wine, service with a smile, helpful suggestions and a personal touch. We sat in a quiet corner both near the bar, but separated by a wall. Felt like we were the only ones at our own special dinner party. Smiles and kind words from every staff member you encounter. A special place indeed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate outside for lunch.
We ate outside for lunch. We had deleicious burgers and a greek salad. When we told our server that it was our friends 50th birthday, he surprised us with a complimentary piece of cake with / candle. It was a lovely lunch! We have been here before and also had a wonderful meal that time too. Highly recommend!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunching in Tribeca
Very nice spot for a Mother's Day Brunch. Kid friendly, great dining choices for all, a bloody mary bar on occasions (customize your own). Not too crowded, open air and outdoor seating, low stress and pleasant!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Place has great atmosphere,service and above all food.
My only complaint is that the fixed price for brunch did not include coffee and juice.
That added about $30. To the bill.
Fixed price should be fixed!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A go-to favorite
I always have a good experience at City Hall. The food (though a la carte and a little pricey) is always excellent and the service friendly/expert. They can be a little slow sometimes, so do let them know if you have time concerns.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was very accommodati
The restaurant was very accommodating of an early arrival (i.e. arrived before opening time) with seating and service.
The food was excellent, perfectly prepared and delicious.
The service was excellent with particular note that the ice tea glasses were refilled regularly at the correct points in time.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was introduced to City Hall about 3 years ago by a friend and have been back 5 times since. The food and service are fantastic. I would recommend it.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a early Brunch on Saturday. Service was very good and helpful and were open to offer suggestions. The Oysters were fresh and main entrees were good. My friends enjoyed the eggs Benedict (one with smoke salmon and the other with short ribs. I had the Tribeca Classic which was a lot of food. I felt the eggs were cooked with a lot of butter, but I guess that's a personal preference.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, old New York ambiance
Old New York for the 21st century off cobblestone street in Tribeca
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back for steak!
Had dinner here during Restaurant Week and had the monkfish entree. The entree was deliciously prepared and the entire menu took advantage of seasonal ingredients that enhanced each of our dishes. For dessert the Meyer Lemon Tart and Caramelized Peach Tart were outstanding. We ate at a table in the bar area and loved the intimate ambiance. Definitely worth a trip!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
reminiscent of a New Orleans restaurant, lots of room between tables, excellent unintrusive service, decently-priced, lovely setting.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful lunch spot
Enjoyed a great restaurant week lunch. Nothing at all to complain about!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Restaurant Week Value
rRefreshing and ample baked salmon appetizer. Large chimichurra steak cooked just right with with tasty sauce. Pleasant sidewalk seating except for drips from washing of fire escape above. Service good except for waiter "confirming" three times that I didn't want to order a drink.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Largest portions
Great service. Largest portions we ever had during restaurant week! Excellent food!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, great food
Great atmosphere, great food and exceptional service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. Looking forward to going back.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch during restaurant
Went for lunch during restaurant week expecting a pared down, not so exciting sampling, but found the menu to have great choices. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality, portion size and innovation of each course. For an old City Hall area mainstay, the creative menu has certainly kept up with the times. I would definitely go back!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good "solid" restaurant
Great food...great service...lovely atmosphere and dining space. City Hall has a nice well rounded American style menu, friendly staff and attentive owner/chef. All of our dishes during restaurant week were flavorsome and of the right portion. We found the dressings used on all the dishes to be extremely tasty. The bar on the side was energetic and worth a visit in its own right. Definately worth visiting.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Remarkably spacious restaurant
Remarkably spacious restaurant given its location in Lower Manhattan / Tribeca.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The other City Hall
First time going to this restaurant which is situated in a historic building in downtown Tribeca. Overall the food was great and very healthy. The wine list was extensive, but I stayed away from it and went with a French beer that blended well with the dishes I had. Well worth the trip if you want to go visit the other City Hall.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice local find
Great local restaurant that we went for our final dinner before becoming parents. Good food, nice service, good location.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the sort of restaurant that you would feel comfortable in whether you were with your friends, your boss or even your kids. The service is always wonderful and the food is great too.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Seafood joint without pizzazz
We went for the oysters and found a very, very limited menu. The place is worn and tired. The waiters were unenthused. If it weren't for the people I was meeting, I would have been miserable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Meal in a Quality Setting
Basic, good food served with imagination and flair. Attentive, warm service. Not an "everyday" spot, but not so prohibitive that one cannot enjoy several meals a year here. A fine lunch choice and a great place to enjoy a quiet dinner after a hectic work week. I love coming to City Hall on a Friday night, alone, directly from the office. I can wind down with a great Manhattan, an excellent meal, and welcoming service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here for dinner.
First time here for dinner. Very nice atmosphere whether seated indoors or outside. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the fried oysters and onion rings -- really must have items. My wife had the salmon steak and I the hanger steak. Both were flavorful and thoroughly enjoyable. Service was attentive, but I wish our server was more friendly and smiled. He wasn't even around when we were leaving the restaurant which, at that time, was maybe 30% full. Nonetheless, a great time, great food, and highly recommended--you can't go wrong with this place.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service a bit slow
Dinner took 2.5 hours - they just waited forever to take our order. When it came, it was very well prepared and delicious.
Good wine selection, and well-stocked bar.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grilled salmon was excellent but it does not come with sides and sides are $11 each. Burgers do come with fries but the server did not tell us this so my husband ordered an $11 side of home fries which we didn't need. Noise level was quiet because there was a very small crowd for a Friday night
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of Five
We were staying in the Tribeca area and wanted a restaurant we could walk to. The OT ratings from previous reviewers were spot-on. We had a great meal (including the cold seafood app and desserts) and wonderful service. Our work group is a bunch of foodies and we would strongly recommend City Hall. If it had been a warmer evening we probably would have sit outside...
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I often bring clients to this
I often bring clients to this wonderful restaurant. The food and service are excellent. Highly recommended!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oysters are Ooh la la!
No joke. These are some of the best fresh oysters you can find anywhere. What a treat. The lightly friend tiger shrimp were over the top perfect. Who wants deep friend anything? These were just lightly dipped so as not to distract from the succulence of the shrimp themselves. Two veggie sides: mini brussels sprouts and cubed squash were lovely. Tuna and salmon entres were fabulous because the fish was so wonderful. Topped off with dessert -- lovely meal. City Hall remains consistently excellent.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very quiet for Saturday Brunch,
Very quiet for Saturday Brunch, only two other tables. Bloody Mary bar was fun, food was generally very good. Had the eggs benedict w/ short ribs. Not really a good concept as short ribs are not really flavorable enough to put it over the top. Might want to re-think this one.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to go if you want to have a conversation without shouting at each other.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a wonderful experience,
Overall a wonderful experience, food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend to everyone I know.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hit all the important points I look for in a restaurant: food, service, and not feeling rushed. Recommended.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
a wonderful spot
The decor is very old New York and the food and service are wonderful. I've eaten here several times and it has always been very good.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM