City Bistro

4.7
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in Uptown Hoboken, NJ, City Bistro is a three floor Restaurant, Bar, Lounge & Rooftop serving an eclectic menu of Italian American fare. We unfortunately do not take reservations for our rooftop & front patio. We only except reservations for our main floor bistro and second floor dining room.
What 64 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatashaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and drinks. Friendly staff and overall a nice vibe.

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vipSabz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food portions were really big. The appetizers were better than entrees

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vipGGG84
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We went to City Bistro recently and thoroughly enjoyed our food. Unfortunately, the service was pretty poor/rude and amateur at best. We were told upon seating that we had a 1 hour and 15 minute time limit, which immediately soured our mood. We were out for an enjoyable and long overdue night out, and we did not appreciate feeling rushed. We understand that COVID has changed things for the dining industry and created new challenges, so we would have been understanding if the message had been delivered in a more gracious way. Our young waitress seemed more interested in leaving work quickly (it was not crowded at all, so we should not have had to give up our table in 75 short minutes) than ensuring her customers had a pleasant experience. We also did not appreciate the surcharge for using a credit card. The food was great, but unfortunately we won't be back to City Bistro again since dining out is an experience, and not just about the food.

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KrystalM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was only one waiter but it wasn’t busy. He was attentive and our experience was pleasant.

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Bridget
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and so accommodating when we were running a bit late, and the food/drinks were awesome too! Definitely would eat here again.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Everyone is super friendly! Thanks to our awesome bartender ashleigh is the best!! Thanks for and amazing time!

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vipPAOLAE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, probably one of the best brunch spots in Hoboken. A lot of options with great prices. The service was good and they followed COVID protocols.

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vipRandB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Tables around us were allowed to seat more people than intended - got a little rowdy, which normally isn’t an issue; but need to better manage that during COVID

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here, love the energy

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CourtneyTremonte
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was attentive!

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AnnaR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to City Bistro for brunch to get the day started in celebrating my sister's bachelorette party. Our server easily matched our energy level and was very attentive to the table. Drinks flowed, food came out quickly and yummy and the place was super comfortable.

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SoniaR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and i went to City Bistro for a Sunday brunch. It was great service, ambiance and the brunch selection was great!!

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Kristinet
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I made a reservation on open table but still had to wait half an hour for an open table when I arrived

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

So good! Never had a bad meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. One of my go to spots for brunch in Hoboken

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Amazing brunch

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brunch was delicious and $4 cocktails is a sweet deal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - especially the steak, burrata and old-world pizza. We were disappointed they ran out of the lobster ravioli, but I’m sure it was incredible as well. Atmosphere was a little noisy- but then again, it was during a pretty big football night, so it was to be expected. The waiter we had was excellent and entertaining. Great casual spot overall.

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monical
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service great food and beverages! The only downside was our table was close to the door so it was cold each time the door was opened

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LynnV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing!!!
Everyone in my party was upset that they didn't order them as well.
Next time I will try the french toast!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food quick service

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DanZ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was fine. Not as many brunch options as I would've liked.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! I will definitely be returning!

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch was great however the music was insanely loud. Service was good brunch was great aside from the music.

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Ginny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We came for Sunday brunch. Our table (we had a reservation) was “mistakenly” given away to the party ahead of us (no reservation). The hostess’s response was “Oh, well.” We had to wait. It was extremely noisy with multiple games blasting from the screens. Our food was quite mediocre. Bread was on the stale side, steak was tough. .

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Bebop
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was nice

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Frozone
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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SammieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a brunch to celebrate one of our friends. When we arrived the table was ready for us. My group was late but we were still accommodated. The servers were nice we got our drinks right away. The only issue was we waited a while over an hour for our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great atmosphere.

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DaveF
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The place was Too loud both upstairs and down...
Service was okay...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the rooftop it was nice but just wish they would put cushions on the benches. The food and service was great!

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Marty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute brunch spot. We sat on the rooftop, wasn’t overcrowded and good service. Online said they had a brunch party but they said not enough people made reservations for the Sunday we went so we didn’t get the “dancing” brunch we expected but it was still a great spot.

JM
vipJMac1
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cool environment! The rooftop was nice. The food was good & the waitress were friendly.

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JessicaT
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've dined here twice visiting friends. While both times (brunch and dinner) were very good, I prefer their brunch vibe and menu over dinner options. It's a convenient location in Hoboken, parking not more than a block away, and it's close to the pier. Service and food were great both times as well.

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samanthajoy63
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. We went to sit on the rooftop patio and it was lovely.

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KS17
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute reservation on a Friday night and was able to get a nice table for two outside with no wait. The food was great. My friend was happy to find they had GF pizza. Great service, one of my favorite spots in Hoboken.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch with a female friend on a Sunday. The hostess was very nice and willing to accommodate where my friend and I wanted to seat. We wanted to sit out on the rooftop but only three tables have umbrellas to block the sun, so we elected to sit inside. Which was not a bad chose at all. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. The food was great! Overall this was a great experience and would recommend everyone to go.

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BryantF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

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gwenl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food pretty bad French toast fruit compote was raw apple , melon, pineapple. Not berries or bananas. It was white bread with corn flakes. Aweful. Breakfast pizza hardly edible. Service and outdoor seating good

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vipJason
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. Great wine deals on Sunday too.

FAQs

City Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

City Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.