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
69 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (35)vibrant bar scene (28)special occasion (26)notable wine list (15)hot spot (15)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (10)romantic (9)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Good Food - Expensive
    Henrybill
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Food was very good - Service was great. But - some portions were skimpy for what you are paying, especially the Creme Brulee for dessert - crazy small but really good. Tomahawk Short Rib - good buy a little skimpy. Pork Mignon - Excellent - decent portion. Ambience in dining room was bland - some Christmas lights helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What, was I invisible?
    BaroloVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    First time at this restaurant, went alone on a business trip. Hostess sat me promptly but wasnt particularly friendly - I dont think she said one word. And went downhill from there. No server even looked at me - wasnt overly busy, staff seemed adequate. About 10 minutes, a couple got seated one table over and somehow they had drinks and were ordering while I was still trying to get someone to even acknowledge I was there. Finally just got up and left, had to walk right past the hostess station and she also didnt even notice. Went down the street to another place and was treated well, so I guess I didnt have the cloak of invisibility on after all. By the way I didnt have any food but opentable forced me to give a score.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    A perfect and memorable meal before attending a concert at MPAC a few blocks away .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option before concert
    artbettyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Food was very good. Different choices which had interesting ingredients like Forbidden Black Rice. Appreciated restaurant takes reservations particularly before concerts at MAYO. Server was very attentive in a friendly and efficient way.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only OK
    Locals
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The hostess was clearly annoyed when we asked to sit at a table that was not in front of the front door, where there was a draft from the cold night air. The entire restaurant was open because it was early but she grimaced and pushed back until we insisted. The waiter was pleasant but slightly misrepresented the menu. When we asked to split an appetizer, he said that it was a good one to split but it was so small, it was not able to be split. The food and wine was seriously overpriced. The value for the price was not there. We would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had never been yo this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I had never been yo this restaurant before do I took a chance and met friends there. The quality of the food was poor, very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daid Todd's
    Goldie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great experience, I enjoyed the mussels appetizer and the cod. Good wine list and selections, though $65 for a bottle of domestic pinot noir with a screw-off cap was a bit pricey. I hope to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first thought was that
    babssav
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    My first thought was that the place was a little "stuffy" but as more and more people began to fill the restaurant those thoughts left my mind. The food was very good. I had the Tricolor beet salad to begin and my husband had the Caesar salad. For our mains I had the short ribs, which I never order out but felt compelled to here, I don't know why and they were amazing with the sweet mashed potatoes. He ordered the pork chop with brussels sprouts. Must have been equally amazing because there wasn't a morsel left on his plate! We had tickets to a show near by and we didn't know this but they offered us a discount on our bill. The service was excellent and we never felt rushed and we made the show with plenty of time to spare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience bistro style
    alan
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    elegant setting, yet informally comfortable - sat at long open bar area - great drink and food selections - great for conversations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place to be!
    Maggie55
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We brought friends from out of town and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. The menu is eclectic and unique. Great place for food and fun atmosphere,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding Food
    DateNightFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    My wife & I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food. One of us routinely orders the duck, which is fantastic. The chicken and the steaks are a can't miss as well. There are several fish offerings that are decent, but sometimes the sides that accompany them aren't my cup of tea. The dessert list is lacking, but there is an ice cream shop next door. Unfortunately, the service is hit or miss. We have had decent servers in the past, however on our most recent visit, our waiter was slow and unattentive. I think it is unusual to have a waiter not ask if we wanted a refill on drinks until our glasses were completely empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!!
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We went for my my wife's birthday. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive but didn't hover. The food came out in generally good time and was very good. The NY Strip was outstanding but the entree of the evening was the cod with forbidden rice! It was excellent. We will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I have eaten here on several occasions as well as frequenting the bar. The place is very nice, bar is vibrant and the food and service are outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another incredibly happy patron
    JeffMach
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    It's so rare to go to a restaurant for a special occasion, order three appetizers, three specialty cocktails, two entrees, and two desserts, and find that each and every item was absolutely mind-blowing. I find that spectacular appetizers sometimes lead to disappointing entrees, or excellent entrees are followed by desserts which mar the rest of the meal. I'm not a perfectionist, but if I ate here more often, I'd become one. The service could not have been friendlier - or, at least, if they'd been any friendlier, I would have found myself with a desire to name them in my will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall dining experience.
    golfkingVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    This restaurant never disappoints. Food is excellent and service is very good. Could have better wines by the glass but not awful. Overall, very comfortable place and a good dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, an outstanding
    KidZim
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Once again, an outstanding dinner with some of the best service one can receive in Morristown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NanFlute
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    My husband and I recently celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary there. We shared a delicious Caesar Salad. The romaine lettuce was crisp yet flavorful, with just enough sprinkled Parmesan cheese and topped with a whole anchovy. We each had the Filet Mignon which was accompanied by very decadent potato purée and roasted baby carrots. The meat was cooked to perfection: mine rare and my husband's medium rare. It was served with a generous portion of creamy bearnaise sauce served on the side. To drink. I ordered a red wine flight consisting if 2 cabs and 1 blend of cab, can franc, and Merlot. The 3 pours which were supposed to be 2 oz. more than generous and well worth the 16.00 price tag,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Everything about the
    Martm
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Wow! Everything about the food from the awesome presentation to the selection, to the wine, was terrific! Server very attentive and engaging (although it was Monday night, not busy). Dining room quiet, bar tables a bit more lively. Dessert selection was a little light - creative list, but limited, We opted to go to ice cream next store instead. Great spot for special occasion dinner - will impress!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal..
    JJGuy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    A real gem in Morristown. The establishment needs to be careful taking an 8:15 reservation and not having tables ready. They were FAR overbooked and didn't even offer us a free drink for making us wait for availability. We ended up taking a table in the bar not a huge deal but I could see other patrons were upset. The delicious food and great service made up for the issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Theflash01
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    David Todd's city tavern is a great place for a special occasion. Great bar great food great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    JLB928
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I went to a concert in the area and wanted to eat within walking distance to the venu. The food was delicious. Our server was great. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We had never been to this restaurant before but it was walking distance to the theater so we thought we would give it a try.To our surprise we were given a 10 percent discount for attending the show. My husband and I both ordered the salmon which was a good size portion for my husband and delicious. The arugula and spinach salads were tasty. The wine list is extensive but don't worry the menu offers smaller size "samplers"if you can't make up your mind. The place has a dining room that will accommodate groups as well as intimate tables for 2. We had a great waiter which was vigilant of the fact we needed to get to the show on time. We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and drink
    GeomanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great bar scene, very professional service, great food selection . The short rib perogies were outstanding ! Very enjoyable experience , would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to reviews
    LuvGdFd
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I chose this restaurant based on the reviews in open table and the proxcimity to the theater. No disapointments here. Great food and service in a timely manner. Very nice job.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot
    thelumpers
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The atmosphere, food and service at David Todds was fantastic! We definitely plan on going back! Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    GARKVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    First, as a reservation for a table of two we were pleased to find a corner table promptly ready upon arrival. The waiter was affable and knowledgeable about the menu and he nicely paced the courses. We loved the mussels and the ceasar salad, and appreciated that the anchovy was placed on the side. My scallops were seared to perfection and we found the portions to be larger than expected. The price point was fair for the quality and size of the portions. If I had to find one weakness it was the bread. Granted it was a humid night but the rolls almost seemed soggy and they were served with flavorless unsalted butter. This is a very minor nuisance since we typically pass on the bread.., We will return again, hopefully many times and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner Spot
    Briles
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    David Todd's City Tavern is a nice friendly restaurant. The food was good and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Menu!
    pcarlnj
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I have been to David Todd's several times and it's always consistent. The menu is inventive and I always have a hard time choosing. Many times I do a tapas off the appetizer menu - which is a great way to try different things. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. I highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This is the third time dining at David Todd's and we continue to love this restaurant. The drinks are creative, the food is outstanding and while they're always busy, the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant is beautifully
    Jcs519VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Restaurant is beautifully decorated, very chic. Older crowd, not too surprising as its a bit pricey. Food was good, not amazing but certainly worth a shot. I had steak, too much pepper and it was a little tough. Garlic spinach was great! Dessert was ok, I had the salted caramel mousse, which is misleading since its more of a cake sitting in a bowl of chocolate soup, which was good but should have been a sauce instead of a whole bowl of soup. Our waiter was a bit odd, as I ordered a non-alcoholic beer and he rolled his eyes at me asking if I was the driver for the night. I said no (I'm pregnant) and smiled. Overall good experience, very loud however, must be all the hard surfaces. Parking can be tough especially on weekends, there is no lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morristown Surprise
    NJfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We went there for my birthday with my son and granddaughter as I had wanted to try it again. We had been to this place when it first opened and found it to be o.k. This time I thought the food was very good - we all had steak so the bill was pricey - service excellent. Great energy here and lovely bar area as well as dining room. However, my only complaint is the noise level. Since there is nothing to absorb the sound the place is fun but noisy. I think reservations are a must here as many of the well dressed locals have discovered it. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Edw123VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Nice food, good service, not too expensive. Noisy active bar scene. Lots of outdoor seating and activity. Will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialty Cocktail Menu
    Food4Fun
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    D&T's offers a variety of specialty cocktails. One of my favorites is the " iced tea lemonade" - nice summer flair!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Florida Grouper
    keaton7VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    I order grouper a lot when in Florida because it is freshly caught. I was hesitant to order it here, but I was not disappointed. It, as well as the corn dish and vegetables were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Lunch
    keaton7VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I had lunch here today with a friend. I had the Salad Nicoise which was made to perfection. My friend had the Smoked Burger, which she also said was delicious. We have not seen one another for a long time, so we spent a long time at lunch, but we were not rushed at all. Service was excellent. One can eat outdoors in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    DonJ
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    All 4 entees were excellent! Opa special, Redfish, Duck and Scallops, as was the foie gras appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise!
    CityZ
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    A small group was in the area for a special occasion and wanted a bite to eat beforehand. We came across this restaurant because of OpenTable and not knowing what to expect, this place blew us away. The food was delicious, the staff was extremely friendly and fun, and the chef was very social. We were a little too energetic but that wasn't a problem for anyone there and we had a great time on top of a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.