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
  • Special Events:




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
68 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (28)special occasion (26)good for groups (14)notable wine list (14)hot spot (13)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fun with Friends
    timm
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Good Food, nice restaurant/cool vibe....good for out of town friends!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit
    KimSVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The service and the food has been consistently excellent on both of our visits. We will definitely keep this restaurant in our frequent visit list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    dock1
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We tried this restaurant because of its proximity to the theatre. The staff was friendly and very knowledgable re my wine choice and the menu. All of us enjoyed our meals. The sauteed scallops appetizer was delicious, and the pork special was fantastic. The portions weren't huge, but plenty of food. We are planning to return for our second visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Drinking and Dining Experience
    SoManyRestaurants
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Friendly hostess on way in, was early to meet friend so had drink at pretty happening and friendly bar, friendly bar tender, slightly overwhelmed. My friend was late but no pressure from hostess to sit (albeit it was still early and quiet in dining room). Good experienced server, was in a bit of a hurry but backed off when he saw we weren't. He made good recommendations and the food was well-served and delicious. What else can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the price you pay, food
    Babs
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    For the price you pay, food not that great, too crowded at bar with all of the bar tables in the way. Server was not friendly and we had to send dessert back it was so bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4th time is not a charm
    Paul
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Can't keep up with their past success: food down a noticeable notch, way too loud music for the crowd which had to scream across tables to be heard, not enough staff for the packed bars, dropped glasses, dirty plates. At least on this night, they lost their vibe. Disappointing, since we brought new people there based on past experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy
    EnjoyGoodFood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I thought the food was good. I was quite impressed that a table had truly been reserved with my name on a placard. Noise was terrible. Really took away from the food. There was a private party 4 tables away shielded only by a screen. The music piped into the room was better suited for a disco. I love mussels and the ones I was served were excellent. Didn't need the garlic aioli though. Had the beet salad. Didn't expect horseradish in the salad. Kind of fought with all the garlic in the mussels.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better...
    JHinNJVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great bar, vibea and promising menu-would not take a lot from this place to move from good to great- but they must want to do it. Case in point- the beet salad- really nice beets and dressing but that was it so was rather plain- was screaming for a little bit of nuts or goat cheese It is a bistro/tavern- but somehow does not have a steak frites priced in the 20s- the closest thing was a sirloin that was close to $40. We were there for pre-theatre for what should have been plenty of time to have a full diner but was disappointed when the waiter brought us the check 30 mins before curtain (Mayo theatre 2 blocks away) not even bothering to offer dessert saying I know you have a show to get to. Pre-theatre should run more smoothly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly service, nice ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Friendly service, nice ambiance. Kitchen needs some tweaking. Somewhat sophisticated menu, although food is not executed on par with the high expectation it creates. French onion soup good, but a bit too thin on the cheese and flavor. Scallops were tasty but sandy. Good burger, but ordered med/well and came out nearly rare, for which they nicely did not charge for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went on a Saturday night with another couple. Appetizers were okay. We all found our meals to be on the bland side. Nothing I would ever want to go back for. Two of us had the ahi tuni. One of us ordered the cod, but the waitress came back and said it was sold out. My husband had the pork mignon which was really disappointing. Brussel sprout side was barely cooked. Drinks and dessert were the best part of the dinner. We also wanted to try the beignets, but they were sold out of that as well. Is that really possible?
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved David Todds! Took my
    lor515
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Loved David Todds! Took my family for dinner and I cant say anything but great things about it....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much needed in Morristown
    foodie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Good food and nice atmosphere in an area that needs it. Nice variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had drinks in bar..and a delicious dinner. Different menu. Eclectic. Very nice waiter -- Fred....All in all we all enjoyed the evening, ambience, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • February 22
    Daisy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went there for dinner 6:45 reservation, seated immediately within minutes the place was packed. Very energetic, noise level was a little uncomfortable. Food and service was very good. I would recommend this to anyone. Very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theater dinner
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Loved the happy hour specials. The pear martini was delicious. Mushroom bar pizza was fabulous - 5 kinds of mushrooms, carmelized onions and truffle sauce - delicious. Thai calamari was sweet & delicious. Also, the fries cheese fondue was awesome. We loved the desserts too. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-concert dinner was enjoyable
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We recently had a wonderful meal before a concert. The wait staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was wonderful as usual; great seasonal choices such as short rib ravioli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    PRHost
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    While not a big lunch scene, this restaurant was comfortable and provided a relaxing atmosphere for a get together. Although they do not "have" vegan options I was impressed with the wait- and kitchen-staff willingness to draw from two menu salads and create a tasty and filling option.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Morrisown
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have been to David Todd's several times. I decided to spend my 50th birthday with my family there this weekend. Good food, good service, lots of fish selections and nice atmosphere. I will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I FOUND THE FOOD VERY GOOD-
    SFWNV
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I FOUND THE FOOD VERY GOOD- THE SERVICE OK, THE NOISE LEVEL VERY HIGH(IT WAS SAT PM) MANY GROUPS I WOULD TRY THEM ON A WEEKDAY EVENING WHEN IT MIGHT BE QUIETER.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Food Before the Show at Mayo
    dreamweaverVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Attentive staff, vibrant bar and quiet but elegant dining area awaits you. Good drink mixology, great appitizers and deserts, comlement varied but targted menu. There is someting for everyone. Do try the choclate biengts(sic) for dessert. the fresh pacific oysters with fresh horse radish is great. Always try the specials!! The redfish reminds me of New Orleans and the steaks of the best staek houses in NY. They also have a 10% discount for Mayo theater patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A theater-night regular
    NonameReviewerVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Convenient to the performing arts center, David Todd's is a welcome, grown-up addition to the youth-oriented Morristown restaurant scene. We've never had even a mediocre meal here...the food and wine are consistently first rate. Servers are very conscious of curtain time. And the show-night 10% discount is an added bonus. (I don't enjoy the bar-scene music that is piped into the restaurant, but sitting toward the rear keeps it at an unobtrusive volume.)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually great - but not this trip!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I've really enjoyed all of my prior meals at DT, and was looking forward to the same before the show at Mayo. Unfortunately, this trip did not rate the same. The pierogie appetizer was grainy, and the seasonings unbalanced. One was VERY peppery, and the others not at all. My husband's dinner was served cold, and had to be reheated - which took away from both the taste and the dining experience. There are lots of Motown choices - one bad meal won't take this off my list, but I will definitely take a closer look at some others next time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Wonderful Meal
    dreamweaverVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We are regulars here. We have many choices in Morristown to dine before a show at MPAC. We return here because the food is great but more important the staff is friendly and engaged. Its so nice to be greeted by Todd and its great that the owners are there making sure everything is perfect. We had two of the specials that were were outstanding. Come here for great food, a great bar, great drinks but more important the friendly staff. There are many choices in MoTown, but we keep going back to "where everyone knows your name" type of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Very good food, excellent service and very convenient to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience before mayo theatre
    Lynn
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Had a great early dinner before mayo theatre show. Food, cocktails, wine were very good got the 10% discount off bill for same night.theatre tickets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats in Morristown
    ALPPMP88
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Delicious food. Eclectic and savory. Enjoyed every bite. Great drink menu. Good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Gem...
    dreamweaverVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Consistently good food, personable wait staff and owner on site make for a predictably good dining experience. Proximity to the Mayo arts center offers a great pre and post show destination. The bar is lively and loud, and the dining room serene and uncluttered. A worthwhile experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my friend and I each had very
    goldenVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    my friend and I each had very nice salads at this white table cloth spot on the main drag in Morristown. My nicoise salad was terrific--just the right size and each of the ingredients were fresh and appealing. My friend had the beet salad with extra salmon and enjoyed it very much too. It was very quite when we were there for lunch-- perfect for having a conversation--Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Very noisy-- we
    Cindy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great food. Very noisy-- we had a hard time hearing each other. Also, parking was a problem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Pre-Show at MAYO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great Service. .Arrived at 6pm and, without being rushed, were done by 7:15pm. Scallops were fantastic, Great cocktails. Plus, if you are going to the show, you get 10% off the check!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great.
    JQPublic
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The place is nice, and food is good not great for the price. Fine dining establishments often dont have salt and pepper on the table as a sign that the food is seasoned perfectly. This place should have the salt and pepper on the table. Booze selection is pretty good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good spot
    rc33
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went their for NYE. Good wine and drinks list. Food was very good. Service was great. No complaints and look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve dinner
    KimSVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our first time dining here and we had a wonderful experience. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    Banks1423
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    A great stop in Morristown. We visit regularly and always see new things on the menu to try. Three of us this time and all had fish. Delicious! Attentive service. Pleasant atmosphere. Just what dining out should be. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very happy
    Alan
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food was very good, wait staff excellent, and decor tasteful We ate early - 6 PM - so it wasn't crowded but whatever families were there were very respectful. As we were leaving more adult groups were arriving. We recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Merry Meal!
    FLFanaticVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Went for an early Christmas Eve dinner...couldn't have been better. Servers were professional and caring, food was fabulous and the atmosphere was festive. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to David Todd's for
    klp22
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We went to David Todd's for my husband's birthday. The food was great and the service excellent. I had been to David Todd's once before with a group from work for a holiday dinner and it was equally excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nasty Bartender
    DinesWithFriends
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This was my third visit to David Todd's. The dining room waitstaff was terrific and the food while pricey was generally good. The downfall of the restaurant is the nasty bartender who was there on every occasion I visited and doing his best to be surly and unhospitable. For that reason I won't go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    LoveSushi
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The waitstaff was extremely attentive and knowledgable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good date night spot
    Brian
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My wife and I were looking for a place to eat when we decided on a last minute date night. The food, though a little on the pricey side. The tables are pretty close together like New York City. Overall, nice spot. Worth trying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.