City Hall
City Hall

City Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cityhallnewyork.com/
  • Phone: 2122277777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am-10:30am

    Monday - Thursday: 12 Noon-10:00pm
    Friday: 12 Noon-11:00pm
    Saturday: Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm Dinner 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Owner Henry Archer Meer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between West Broadway & Church St.
  • Public Transit: A,C,E trains to Chambers Street Station; 1,2 to Chambers St., 4,5,6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge, N & R to City Hall Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private Lot 1/2 block from restaurant.
A word from City Hall
City Hall is housed in a landmark building built in 1863. Chef Henry Meer creates a unique dining experience that honors the rich culinary history of Old New York; featuring an excellent raw bar, straightforward preparations of seafood and dry-aged butcher cuts of prime steaks and chops as well as a wine list featuring over five hundred labels.
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City Hall reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)romantic (7)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice local find
    DboyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great local restaurant that we went for our final dinner before becoming parents. Good food, nice service, good location.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but good food
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    We went with a group of 5 for dinner. Outside seating was very nice this time of year. Food was good, portions small, but food was delicious. Prices of their alcohol much higher than other restaurants. Side dishes expensive for the size.. It was nice for one meal, but will go to other restaurants in the neighborhood for a less expensive dinner meal. Also, waiter was an older gentleman, who was kind of pushy and annoying, he kept asking us to order more side dishes when we told him no several times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The other City Hall
    TopBrass
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • Remarkably spacious restaurant
    SomeGuy
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Remarkably spacious restaurant given its location in Lower Manhattan / Tribeca.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent.
    Customer
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The service was excellent. The waiter was super attentive. However, the food was pretty bad for a pricey restaurant. I went for restaurant week and even that was not worth it. It might be one of those restaurants that serve you dishes with cheaper ingredients for restaurant week. But that wasn't the only thing. MY food was burned to the extent of bitter taste. The dessert was excellent...because i guess they can't burn that. I even got something off the regular menu - calamari - but it tasted like frozen food reheated with a lot of batter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good "solid" restaurant
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Went for lunch during restaurant
    dining42
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great atmosphere, great food
    DniceVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Great atmosphere, great food and exceptional service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Largest portions
    susanreno
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Great service. Largest portions we ever had during restaurant week! Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant Week Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice decorations
    Aves
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    City Hall is very nicely decorated; however they not only served us the wrong salad, but the ingredients were different than the menu, instead of beets and goat cheese, they swtiched my salad and gave me goat cheese and grapefruit with a strange salad dressing. It also took them 20 minutes to bring out dessert out. I do not recommend this restaurant for people who want to eat under 3 hours.
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  • Wonderful lunch spot
    SteakmmmmmmmmVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Enjoyed a great restaurant week lunch. Nothing at all to complain about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great service
    ClaudetteNY
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    reminiscent of a New Orleans restaurant, lots of room between tables, excellent unintrusive service, decently-priced, lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great room, overpriced so so food
    citycatsmanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Good for business lunches or a quiet gathering of friends, A lovely, spacious restaurant that serves small portions of ok but unexceptional food. There are a dozen places in the neighborhood where one could get better food at less cost. The draw here is the space and ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back for steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good burgers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I have been here before and always enjoy the food. Although a bit pricey, I have never left feeling that the meal wasn't worth it. This past time I went, the waiter informed us when we sat down that they did not have any chicken, which meant that almost half of what was on the menu was not available for order. Being that I was the one that picked the restaurant and made the reservation, I felt a bit embarrassed.
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  • Great meal, old New York ambiance
    DaveZ
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Old New York for the 21st century off cobblestone street in Tribeca
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Faizon
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was very accommodati
    BobN
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so at best
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    The place looks good but the food and ambiance left a lot to be desired. Disappointing, especially at those prices!
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  • A go-to favorite
    Tashya
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodtogo
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunching in Tribeca
    SundeepVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fine, but nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The food was fine, but nothing special. The service was awful. Waiter had attiude. When asked whether the mojitos were from a mix, or made fresh with fresh muddled mint and he acted offended and said "of course not". They were from a mix without muddled mint, and thus were sent back. We had to ask for bread and again received attitude. The restaurant was nearly empty on a Saturday night.
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  • We ate outside for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    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!
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Afternoon
    Whitwins
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the most underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Probably the most underwhelming $200 ever spent on a dinner. Our waiter was miserable- he told us our choices were "too starchy" and took his sweet time bringing us food and drink. The food was just ok- but not worth it at all!
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  • While the atmosphere was lovely
    Ack12
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    While the atmosphere was lovely and the food was good, the service was less than top notch and the bill was excessive for what it was ($11 for a side of grilled asparagus, $9 for 3 tiny scoops of sorbet). The waiter was indifferent at times, almost surly at others. I doubt we'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible. Undercooked fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Terrible. Undercooked fish special that was simply reheated instead of being reprepared. Waiters were butting into conversation constantly, using decanter to refill wine glasses right between my colleague and me instead of off to the side of the table, etc.
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  • About the same quality as
    Bryan
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    About the same quality as a 3 or 4 star franchise hotel restaurant. At these prices it didn't get near my expectations.
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  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Excellent food and service in a quiet environment that permits easy conversation...without having to shout!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the travel from uptown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Worth the travel from uptown to meet friends. Perfect atmosphere for quiet dining that is great for conversation. Very good yet unobtrusive staff.
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  • Tribeca Classic
    GeeRVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Classic New York venue in historic building. Bar area very comfortable, and service attentive. The fish and chicken entrees were really tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, GREAT on street parking.
    likegoodfood
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I had been here several times and chose it to entertain out of town guests. The food was very good but the service only fair. The server had too many tables even though the restaurant was not at full. As a result the service was slow with a long wait between drink refills. Note to the owner...you make big profits on drinks so this hurts your bottom line. The bus person almost spilled a bottle of sparkling water on the the table and seemed amateurish, not appropriate at these prices. Finally there was no bread on the table which I think is cheap on the part of the owner. Best feature is parking in this area (it was 8 PM on a Friday) is a breeze. There is tons of on street parking spots as a result of the regulations in the area after 7 PM.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standards slipping
    GeoffVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Getting a bit long in the tooth, City Hall. Came with a group of four and felt pushed to purchase more expensive wine etc. The food was not as vibrant as on early trips. have eaten here numerous times over the years, this time was a bummer.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fine but not great.
    jennyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    They were out of several items and the wine by the glass I was interested in ordering. The food we did order was very good though. I can't really recommend the restaurant though as it just had a little bit of a run down feel and the décor was more chain restaurant look than unique to NYC.
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  • Renovate City Hall
    Arco
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    City Hall may be in the need of a renovation. The place feels overly large and unwelcoming - kind of cold. It feels a little past its prime. Having said that, the service is solid. The wines are great. The food is still quite good: hanger steak was terrific and cod fish came out piping hot and perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Food for Lunch
    JR12
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • Start to finish, a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Start to finish, a wonderful dining experience. From the friendly yet professional hostess to the servers and bus staff, City Hall gets it right. The staff is alert and attentive - empty glasses are quickly refilled, plates cleared and napkins refolded but never in a way that makes you feel rushed or intruded upon. Add to that the excellent meal - from the jumbo sized chilled shrimp appetizer to the perfectly done filet and roasted brussels sprouts, to the coconut infused basmati rice - just thinking about it makes me want to go back. My husband declared the cheesecake he had for dessert the best he's ever had. All in all, a top notch meal all around. We will most certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate