Good beer list and good food.
Good beer list and good food. They were out of a few beers and their dessert special. We would have ordered dessert had our waiter not disappeared after dinner then brought us the check without asking.
Will definitely go back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thought the food was very
We thought the food was very good to excellent.
As Seniors, we thougt especially with the fish and chicken items, there was too much Fried preparations.
We suggest/request that some non Fried fish/chicken preparations be added to the menu.
We would like going back to City Tavern again.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The greeter was so super sweet!
The greeter was so super sweet! She was like Thank You Miss XXX, we will see you next time. The family and friends I was with thought I was a celebrity in the city ~ Thank You!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were a party of 8 and all
We were a party of 8 and all of us enjoyed ourselves and the food. Our server did a great job of explaining the menu and recommending beers to different tastes
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really was impressed with
Really was impressed with the service and food. They really are kid friendly which is needed for foodies with kids!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful find downtown. The
Wonderful find downtown. The menu had many interesting and delicious dishes and the service impeccable. Highly recommended!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Brunch! We
Great place for Brunch! We had excellent service, great food and a nice large table! I'd go back in a second just have our server again.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Last minute find a true gem.
I was looking for a place to take the family for brunch near our place of worship on Mother's Day. I was initially turned off by the name; thinking any place with the word Tavern on it was not for my mom, let alone our family with young children. After researching various places near by, City Tavern stood out way above the rest. Once we arrived I was pleased to find that their site was no fluff. Everything they promised, they delivered. We had great food, great drinks, a welcoming family experience, and excellent service. My wife and mom were very satisfied and I came out looking like a champ. Thanks City Tavern! (By the way, don't think that this place is just for families. My wife and I will certainly be back - without the kids!)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great late evening find
I first went to City Tavern after the theater one weeknight..was thrilled to find such a lovely bar, quiet, friendly service. Nowhere like it in the loop or south loop. Returned with friends for an early dinner..very good burgers, terrific waiter.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great American Food
Most everything on the menu is recognizable, except its prepared really really well. The meatballs were awesome, and the scallop, Amish chicken and mushroom ravioletti entrees were great.
Great job on the new menu!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has an extensive Beer and Wine menu which complimented the meal. Food was excellent and the service was excellent although a bit intrusive.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we asked for aioli...
The food was excellent - quite a step above regular tavern fare. When our lobster roll and lambburger arrived with sweet potato fries, we asked for aoli - the response was, "We have a ramp aioli, will that do?" YES, it did! Would go there again in a heartbeat!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were excellent.
I would definitely go back the service and food were excellent!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighborhood Spot
I took my partner to the restaurant for a birthday drink and appetites. The staff was very nice and professional.
When our drinks weren't to our liking, we were offered new drinks. The manager was very attentive and made
sure we were pleased.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Tavern was good, but
City Tavern was good, but not as great as the first time I went there. Nothing specifically wrong, but the food wasn't worth raving about. It was a decent experience, but not especially memorable.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice experience - would go back
Drinks were slow but food was fast, and overall our waitress was pleasant and helpful. We had some appetizers (meatballs, flatbread, chicken liver mousse) and the lobster roll, and all were delicious. Lamb meatballs were the least favorite but still good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent value
This was our first experience in City Tavern and we were very impressed. I had a bowl of mussels to start - nice big bowl in an interesting, hearty brown sauce that tasted excellent! My wife and I both had the Tavern Burger and found it to be one of the better burgers we have ever had! It also came with some delicious onion rings.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You wont be disappointed.
The food and service were excellent. I will be back. We made reservations thru open table and our table was ready. They did not have the drink my 13 year old daughter wanted so they made something similar and she loved it.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The South Loop's rising star
I've been to City Tavern before, when it first opened. I remember it being good, but it seems that the bar had gone up several levels since then. Everything, from the seasonal ingredient selection (in this month's case, peaches) and everything the kitchen did with it (peach jam and goat cheese flatbread, the cobbler) to the duck fat popcorn, the pretzel, my hanger steak, the lamb burger, the fried chicken, and the wild mushroom ravioletti, were spectacular. And the monthly dessert special, the peach cobbler in this case, may be one of the best things I've ever eaten. Anywhere.
I cannot recommend City Tavern highly enough. The South Loop doesn't know what an institution it has at 14th and Michigan.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place, nice folks
The restaurant is a casual bar with upscaled sandwiches and entrees. Nothing too out of the box, but definitely different. If you want a nice bar atmosphere without the same old bar food, check it out
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was accommodating
Service was accommodating and attentives. Draft beer and wine by glass offerings very interesting. Shared salad and lobster roll sandwich perfect for a warm humid evening!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly good for a neighborhoo
Surprisingly good for a neighborhood restaurant. Chef does some unusual combinations that were very tasty.
A definate gem that we will return to.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location = walking distance
Great location = walking distance for me! Nice eclectic drink selection. I truly enjoyed the Salmon entree was delicious and perfectly prepared, can't wait to go back and try some more items off the menu (bar and food). Recommended for foodies!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was my 2nd time there and again, was impressed with the food and service. Bloody Mary's were wonderful too!!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every neighborhood should
Every neighborhood should have a spot like this--comfy, good drinks, nice beer & wine lists, very good pub food. Within its genre, City Tavern is a standout! We'll be back.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, dessert stood out
I had a great experience at City Tavern, but the thing that stood out above all was their almond (I think?) cake...had such a homemade flavor to it, that it reminded me of what my Mom bakes for Thanksgiving morning parade-watching in a way that nothing else I've ever had anywhere else has...oddly poignant for me, and therefore uniquely special. Thanks for prepping me for the holidays! :)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
New chef a hit with us
City Tavern recently changed chefs and revamped its menu. Although we've only been once since the change our early reviews are positive. Service is terrific and it's a great spot for upscale pub food.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First plates, big flavor
A friend of mine and I shared 3 of the "first plate" menu items. We had the roasted carrot salad, burrata and the mussels. It was a perfectly sized meal that boasted huge flavors. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about all the menu items and provided excellent service.
The bar area in the front of the restaurant is very homey and comfortable. A great place (especially for South Loopers) to enjoy a few beverages with some friends!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
you must try to squid ink pasta, it's delicious. the pizzas are huge so i suggest sharing if you get that! we also had the mussels which were good too.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
New chef, better menu
The sophisticated pub fare continues to improve as the new chef continues to add a new twist on traditional dishes. This is our second visit since the change and so far everything we've tried has been very good or outstanding. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. We live in the neighborhood and are glad to have this new (old) place so close.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for pre-concert dining
Our server was prompt and reminded us of our departure time for the concert we were attending!
Our only complaint is that the so-called "frites" are not frites but fat steak fries. Not particularly crispy and definitely not think like real frites!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for before Bear games!
This was the perfect place for pre-Bear game dining and drinking. It is classy, not bar like. Our waitress was awesome and helpful and the food was soooooo yummy!
This was our second time here and we will be back!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
New chef & menu, still great beer
City Tavern has a new Executive Chef, Amanda Barnes, formally from The Purple Pig. Her new menu is selective but provides enough variety to suit any tastes. Moreover, the service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and answered all my questions.
We started with the pickle plate of pickled heirloom carrots, Brussels sprouts and of course, pickles. Very tasty! We also had the Burrata with roasted butternut squash. The cheese was excellent; it simply melted in your mouth. We then had the Croque Madam and the Cassoulet. These were traditional dishes with modern presentations. You did not lose the comfort from your past with the new twist. Also, the quality beer menu we were expecting is there although the cocktails also looked good.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM