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: 9739938066x
  • 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
69 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (29)special occasion (26)notable wine list (18)hot spot (14)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (10)romantic (9)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a bit concerned as
    timeflies1
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were all very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    We were all very disappointed with this new restaurant that looked promising from the outside. Once inside though, it was all downhill. The service was terrible; the waiter was curt, unfriendly and not very knowledgeable. It seemed the same all around as waiters were pushing past eachother, dropping things, in a rush and looking harried. The food was the worst, though. Except for the calamari, not much was eatable. The foie gras burger was just ok, but at that price, it should have been mouth-watering. The vegetarian dish was horrific - and since it was the only option on the menu, that takes this restaurant off the list for anyone with those limitations. Even the green salad had a funky flavor. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the appetizers were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/5/2011
    the appetizers were great the meal not as great.. The bar is fun
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overall dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    The overall dining experience was pretty good. The decor of the restaurant was too minimal. Also - they did the bar cheaply and it showed - would have been much improved if they used granite and real wood instead of formica and laminate. Some of the food combinations were a bit stretched. The quality of the salmon in the salmon tartare was subpar - but the tuna tartare was great.
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  • We were glad to try this new
    KathyMadisonVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    We were glad to try this new place in town which had just opened two weeks prior. Food selection and drink selections were limited. Food portions were smaller than usual. Food was presented nicely. Food was tasty. Service was OK.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a group of 13 for New
    Clark
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    We had a group of 13 for New Year's Eve, and were impressed by how attentive the staff was considering the crowd. For only being a week and a half old, the service was handled incredibly smoothly. The music was great, the servers were funny and accomodating, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last week I took my wife to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2010
    Last week I took my wife to David Todd's for our 21st wedding anniversary. We started in the tavern/bar and was impressed with the look and feel of the tavern. The deep wood, long stylish bar and soft lighting created a very warm and comfortable experience. Unfortunately, we had to leave the tavern and venture into the dining room for dinner. The dining room lacked all the things I liked about the tavern. The warmth I experienced in the bar was totally lacking in the dining room. The room is beige (top to bottom) with a modern type lighting set up that in my opinion was sterile and did not seem to fit with the look and feel of the bar. The room was also very loud. Food was good not great and service was adequate.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressive for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/29/2010
    Very impressive for restaurant that's only been open 2-3 weeks. The pork mignon is amazing, flavorful, melts in your mouth (not like the pork chops my mom used to make!). Skate was outstanding, very fresh, cooked to perfection, seasoned just right. Duck confit tacos were very good, could have been a little better balanced with some acid to cut the richness of the tasty duck. Service was outstanding, very knowledgeble, attentive staff with great personalities! Calamari appetizer was cooked just right, seasoning was delightful (thai chili sauce). Chocolate slider dessert was very creative, the bun (doughnut)should probably be served either warm or at room temperature (may even want to use freshly fried and slightly cooled doughnuts).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I just went to David Todd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2010
    I just went to David Todd this week. The restaurant physical transformation is quite nice. The food was very tasty but the portions were very small. Eat before you go! The appetizers were delicious (ahi tuna was great) but the cheese fondue was a watered down version of The Melting Pot. The main dishes were also tasty but the portions were small. The prices are very high for what you were getting. With Morristown welcoming new restaurants in the next few months, David Todd needs to improve their portion size or risk the loss of business to the next "best thing". Service was also spotty; we noticed some "preferred" tables; tables that got more attention than others. I will not be going back anytime soon.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here recently and although
    JeffinshVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    We ate here recently and although it just opened, the food was great, the ambiance in both the bar area and the dining room was perfect and the service wonderful. What a great new restaurant on South Street in Morristown!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/20/2010
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A welcome addition to Morristown!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to David Todd's the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2010
    We went to David Todd's the first night they opened -the food was very good and they did a nice job, esp considering it was their first night. It was not what I expected from a place called a "City Tavern" - much more upscale and more limited options for dinner than I expected, but the food was tasty. I prob will not have dinner there again, unless I felt like spending more money than I typically do for a dinner out (It was ~$90 including the tip for dinner for two - each had 2 beers, and we ordered an appetizer), but I would return to have a drink at the bar. I think there were only one or two items on the menu for less than $20/plate (one was a foi gras burger, and the veggie entree might have been under $20, too).
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  • My husband and I were anticipating
    NYCFANVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2010
    My husband and I were anticipating David Todd's opening night and were so happy we were in town for it. Usually there are a lot of hiccups on the first night, but if there were any, they were behind the scenes. Our meals were fantastic, unique, wonderful blend of flavors and beautifully presented. The bar scene was great. A great place to stop for an after dinner drink after the theater in town of a meeting with friends. The tables in the bar looked very inviting for a quick bite before or after a movie. I have already recommended to friends in town. We are looking forward to our next visit and since we are local, there will be many visits. Welcome to the neighborhood David Todd's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate