Great Food, Great Location!
Went to City Landing for a special occasion. When we first sat down there was a family at the table next to us (not what I had in mind) however they left shortly after we sat. Our server was outstanding and the food excellent I had the scallops and grits while my friend had the steak and mashed..... when we asked our server for the smoky grits recipe (it was to die for!) he said the chef would send it the next day and guess what, HE DID! I can't wait to try it! overall a great location and ambience, I will (and have!) recommended this to friends.....I'll be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice in Boston
We were visiting Boston, coming from Montréal. We had seen this restaurant recommended on Internet. The menu was interesting so we decided to book one of our dinners there. We were not disapointed, the choice was excellent. The food was delicious, fresh fish, good wine, great ambiance and location, finally, a beautiful evening.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice dinner at City Landing. The soup duo made a perfect appetizer for two. I had the burger, and my husband had the chopped salad. Both were very good, and quite large. The staff was attentive, but not overbearing. Most of all we appreciated that the tables weren't on top of each other so we were able to have a quiet relaxing meal. The restaurant wasn't full though, so it might be a bit more noisy when it is.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Landing has joined the elite in Boston dining. Chef/owner Bill Brodsky's food is filled with flavor and is presented beautifully. The wait staff is knowledgeable, attentive and genuinely dedicated to customers having a wonderful evening. As this has become perhaps our favorite restaurant in Boston, we have eaten here often and introduced many friends to it - and we have never failed to have an outstanding meal.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy food. Noise level too
Yummy food. Noise level too loud to hear others at table
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing meal-great for gluten free
This one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. LOVED the food. very fresh. One of the people at our table had to have gluten free and she the food was amazing. They have a separate gluten free menu with a good selection. It was a real treat for her to eat out and get to sample some fine food when a lot of gluten free people have to eat plain stuff. Everyone at our table LOVED the food. The service was awesome. The server was very friendly and quite welcoming.
Lots of parties with small kids. most likely due to the very close location to the Aquarium.
the portions are good size.
Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night for a b-day occasion
I went here with my parents for my birthday, and the experience was wonderful. From the second I walked in the door, the waitstaff and hostess were extremely attentive and nice. My dad had the scallops which looked amazing in the pictures online and tasted even better. The experience was overall perfect for a special occasion, and the food / wine / service were impeccable. My family and I will definitely be coming back the next time they visit.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend to lunch for her birthday, who had taken me there for mine 6 months ago. We were thinking of starting a new tradition because we both loved it. We had a delightful lunch with excellent service. She was presented with a big "Happy Birthday" cupcake with her name on it, which was a nice touch. However, I was a bit chagrined to find this cupcake on the bill (we had already ordered and paid for desserts) when I thought it was complimentary (?!)
City Landing is pricey and this put the total over $100 for two for lunch, with no drinks except coffee. I think dinner may be is a bit better value (?) Overall, everything was lovely, and I will definitely go back.
PS. We didn't get him this time, but I love the waiter Mark!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
We visited City Landing for my daughter's birthday. The food was delicious. They had a good variety for Gluten free options. The service was excellent. I had mentioned it was my daughter's birthdy and they brought out a special desert with Happy Burthday in chocolate on the plate. It was fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent service
It was my first time at City Landing, and I was very impressed with both the cuisine and the service. Everything was really fresh and well-prepared, and our server, Sam, was very friendly and attentive. This will definitely become one of my favorite spots in the neighborhood.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice option in tourist heavy wharf
Great food, drinks and location. Not crazily overrun like some spots nearby.
Hope it has staying power!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having chosen this restaurant by recommendation from 3200 miles away, we found the restaurant was most appealing. Very attractive location and interior. Served promptly and very efficiently by most charming waitress. Food was excellent - only let down was the kitchen - we ordered 2 additional sides with our main courses - one never arrived. The waitress returned to the kitchen to repeat the request, however, it never appeared. Sadly this did detract from the experience - would have expected an efficient, capable kitchen to get this right, offer an alternative or take off cost of other side - but no - so left after main course.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The separate and extensive
The separate and extensive vegetarian and gluten free menu is very welcome. The food is very well prepared - the scallop dish with mushroom ravioli was delicious. There is a nice outdoor seating area with not much of a view. The servers did a nice job.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Landing was a pleasant surprise for us. Very nice menu with all sorts of unique dishes. Great wine selection and the service was fantastic! No rush on eating your dinner and great, central location by the Longwharf Marriott.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place fo r lunch. Food
Great place fo r lunch. Food is very well prepared. The caesar salad with grilled chicken is excellent, chicken done just right.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising find on waterfront
Four tough food critics were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We thought it would be a tourist trap.
Restaurant week special prices made it even better.
Lovely room, tables well- spaced, interesting cocktails and the new rising star on menus, roast chicken was awesome.
Only misstep was waiter. Not completely attentive and poured an extra glass of wine when it wasn't asked for.
Would recco to anyone, specially on a hot summer night near the water in Boston.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Combining Quality & Health
City Landing offers a delightful and healthy menu, with a large variety of gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian options. The seafood was delicious. We were just a little disappointed by the sorbet, but the rest was absolutely excellent.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Boston's finest
City Landing has become one of our absolute favorites. Bill Brodsky's food is electric with wonderful and special flavors, all presented beautifully by an enthusiastic and gracious staff. All of this in an exciting waterfront setting (not overlooking the water but right in the midst of the waterfront scene) at reasonable prices.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
On an outing with family to the Boston area, we wanted somewhere we all could eat. I cannot eat gluten, so finding restaurants that cater to that is not easy. Discovering that City Landing had a gluten free menu, we quickly made a reservation. We are so glad we did. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding! The server made sure we were comfortable, he brought snacks for the children, and when the baby was making a mess with the food (They offer jarred organic baby food!) he brought us extra napkins.
This restaurant is going to forever be our go to when we are in the area. Upscale, and comfortable. Family friendly to the max. Best place to eat in Boston.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Terrific Business Lunch Spot
Loved the food, the selection on the menu, the express lunch option, the servers and quick but relaxing service, and the terrific ambience. City Landing has my vote for the best spot for a relaxing but productive business lunch or a fun date!
I'll be back soon!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Landing was absolutely wonderful. We came here after a trip to the Aquarium with a large group that included 3 children. The waitstaff was very attentive and served the children very quickly (which all parents know is the key to a good meal). This is the first restaurant that I've ever been to that has a very good high end regular menu, PLUS an amazing vegetarian and gluten free menu. My mother is a vegetarian that is hard to please, and she could not stop raving about the Spinach Ravioli's. City landing made our day perfect, I can't wait to go back again. Must Try: Hoisin Tuna and Crispy Calamari Appetizer.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the calamari appetizer
I had the calamari appetizer that was the best I have ever had. Also, I had the pasta with lamb bolognese and I can't wait to go again and have the same things. Both were outstanding.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice addition to the area!
I remembered the last restaurant in this space (which I liked), but I found this new spot wonderful. Innovative and varied menu (it even has gluten free and vegan options and a bottle of organic milk for babies). The decor is calming and not overcrowded. Our server was pleasant, but could have offered more help in choosing drinks and dinner. No points off for that though. Parking was easy and the cars were right there when we left. Definitely going back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a great meal here. Can't wait to go back, highlights were the veal chop, salmon and mushroom/goat cheese grits
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a business
Great spot for a business lucnch that will impress.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
right next to the green way and the aquarium, this spot is extremely accessible. The waiter and hostess were extremely accomodating and went to all lengths to ensure we had a pleasant meal. One side was delayed and even removed from the check! Extremely good appetizer "trio of spreads" and notably Boston's best Fish and Chips!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good lunch option
I decided to try this restaurant for a small business lunch because it was close to the office where a meeting was held. I had eaten there before when it was Sel de la Terre and the décor hasn't changed very much. We were seated promptly when we arrived at our reserved time. The food was good and the service was very attentive. Members of my group found it very helpful to have a gluten free menu available. Overall, City Landing is a good lunch option in the Financial District.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 8 had a wonderful
Our group of 8 had a wonderful experience at City Landing. Our waiter was terrific and all the food was outstanding. The salmon on white beans was delicious! I would highly recommend City Landing!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real treat...
I first tried this new (to me) spot a few weeks ago and liked it so much, I brought five friends with me this time. One friend came who we hadn't seen in 20 years. Our waiter, Steve, was aware of this and was so patient with us as we excitedly caught up while trying to look at our menus. Once we had ordered, we settled in for really delicious dinners and great wine. Our meals ranged from steak to my duck bruschetta and fregola with spinach that was scrumptious. I'll have to go again just so I can try all the other yummy sounding choices on the menu. Everyone truly enjoyed what they had and was so glad I had chosen City Landing. There are a lot of tables, but you don't feel as though you're on top of each other. It's fabulous.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
They accomodated a larger group last minute and service was great. Mostly all the food was great but scallops were over cooked and rubbery. Considering they get them fresh from Chatham i would have expected better cooked scallops. But overall, great experience.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for lunch during the business week. The salads are great, and a small is enough for a meal. Also, the bread to start is delish. I highly recommend.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My third time at City Landing continued to please with some creative appetizers (Duck Bruschetta) and superior service.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet spot for a business lunch!
City Landing was recommended by a friend. I was very impressed with the hostess and wait staff. Very professional not intruding in any way. The tomato bisque soup was excellent and all food was fresh and well prepared. Presentation was excellent. I will definitely return and will take my wife there for dinner.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anoter great meal at City Landing
We had dinner here with a friend visiting from Washington, DC. We are very fond of this place and come here often. It has yet to disappoint! All three of us has a lovely meal with excellent service. City Landing has become our real go-to in this part of Boston. Rarely hard to get a reservation but normally "just lively enough" to have energy but not so loud you can't hear your friends and enjoy a good conversation. We had a number of different things on the menu, all well prepared. Cocktails were also enjoyed by all (they make an especially good margarita if you upgrade it with Patron.) I especially like that wines by the glass come in a choice of two sizes. Thanks again to CL for another enjoyable evening out.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great-had vegan offerings that were outstanding regular menu was very good also. the whole party was pleased.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and very accommodating
Fantastic food, amazing service, and had a gluten-free menu so my wife could enjoy a fantastic meal as well.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It can be hard to find a restaurant with vegetarian options as well as local specialties for an out-of-town visitor. City Landing offered just what I was looking for. It has a polished yet welcoming atmosphere, friendly and informative wait staff, and delicious and inventive menu items. Everyone in my group enjoyed the food and the experience.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and dietary flexibility
This is the perfect place to take a group with varied dietary needs. The regular menu is equaled in quality by the vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. I was in town for a conference, and went back a second time with another group of people, and recommended it to others as well.
I especially enjoyed the mushroom risotto, and the butternut squash crisp.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very pleased...and very convenient
I've eaten at City Landing before for business lunches, so I've enjoyed the fare and its quick and responsive service without appreciating the overall ambiance of the space, and the versatility of the menu..that is until I went to dinner with two other people. Conveniently located near the waterfront, Fanueil Hall and on the edge of the North End, City Landing has great window views of the vibrant Rose Kennedy Greenway. Walking distance to touristy Fanueil Hall and the Financial District, it is a 'city' restuarant with an excellent menu filled with variety for all. I had buffalo meatloaf, my friends had lobster and pasta. Sharp, clean and bright ambiance in a very comforting space, leisurely atmosphere. Would return for lunch or dinner.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience having lunch at City Landing the other day. Service was impeccable and the food was great. We really appreciated the attention to people with food sensitivities and the extensive menu offerings for those guests. Menu items were well thought out and expertly presented. We would really like to go back for dinner.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waitstaff was very knowledgeable.
Waitstaff was very knowledgeable. Food was well prepared and presentation was visually pleasing. A little disappointed in the cocktails. Bittersweet Celebration was a bit light on the blood orange flavor. Validated parking a Rowe's Wharf parking garage was a plus.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
City Landing was terrific
We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was absolutely delicious, and everyone was so friendly. The waiter (wish I could remember his name) suggested a new wine from Austria which was so good we all fell in love with it. It was such a pleasant evening with wonderful food. We'll be back!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five of us went for dinner
Five of us went for dinner on a Friday night. The location is great for us working in the financial district. We were surprised at how quiet it was when we arrived for our 6:30p reservation. The food was very good and the service was excellent. A solid place for a nice dinner at the end of a long day/week.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
City Landing was a great dining experience from start to finish! The service was great, not only from our waiter but from the hostesses and even the other servers- they were all attentive, friendly and helpful. The meal was amazing! The mini lobster rolls were definitely a highlight for us, but everything we had was fantastic. The drinks were great too. Overall, a wonderful dinner was had!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had reservation, seated us
Had reservation, seated us promptly. When we asked if we could sit somewhere else, they accommodated us. Waiter was very helpful. We all agreed that the mussels were the best we've had in a long time.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One menu for my Vegan girlfriend, one regular one for me. The service and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend for anyone to go to.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good. Excellent service.
Very good. Excellent service. Would recommend this restaurant. We plan on returning.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were big fans of Sel de
We were big fans of Sel de la Terre at this location and weren't sure what to expect when City Landing came in it's place...we've now been numerous times--lunch, brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. William and the staff always go out of their way to make us feel like VIP clients...food is fabulous, menu changes seasonally, servers and bar staff are very attentive. We would highly recommend giving them a try if you haven't already.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food & Service!
Took the hubby out for his birthday and we were blown away by the quality of food, the service, and the transformation of the space (use to house Sel de la Terre). Our server Emily, was friendly, but not overbearing. She knew exactly when to show up and offer us more drinks, or take something away. The Toy Box & Caesar Salads were delicious. The husband opted for the NY Strip, I went for the CL Lobster Bake. If you want lobster, and don't want the hassle of cracking shells definitely order! Worth noting, they have an extensive Gluten Free menu and a children's/teens menu too. Highly recommend trying City Landing, we will definitely be back soon!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent friendly service
We ate diner 2 adults, 2 children. The staff was very accommodating and gave us a great table! The service was outstanding and waitress Emily was the best! They had a big kid menu which has small portions of more mature meals. My husband had the Tuna and I had the spinach ravioli. Both were excellent. I also like how the manager on duty came by our table several times to check on us. I highly recommend this restaurant to families who want a nice meal!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM