City Bistro

4.4
116 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 116 people are saying
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AshleyF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Service and management are so nice and the food is amazing. My favorite spot!

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ShanikaS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good music and tasty & great food selections. Will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a friend’s birthday. There was live music definitely set the mood for the night ! Food was great! Service was ok considering it was busy. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

No music just loud noise. The huevos rancheros was just a big cheese soup. Great bartender and waiter however.

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Sommgirl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic and reasonably priced. Espresso martini & lemon ricotta pancakes were delicious. My friend went the healthier route and had an egg white omelet. She said she liked it. Service was very good and friendly.

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CathyT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at city bistro and it did not disappoint. The food is incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic! The service was exceptional and our server was incredibly pleasant and “cool” too. I recommend!

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vipAshley
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute brunch vibe. Good food. Huge portions. But expensive drinks. Mimosas taste like orange juice. The Rose’ Lemonade was really good though!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Date with my daughter, her first time here and she loved it. She ordered the steak and eggs and cleaned her plate. We ordered the French toast to share and loved it. This is the 2nd time I order the eggs Benny. I requested my eggs not so runny and both times came back runny. Food was still good. They were clearly busy so I didn’t bother to complain. Food came out quickly and overall loved it. We’ll be back!

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ReyesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great, the rooftop service was disappointing.

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Mary
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !!! Great service, food, drinks, and vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The total experience was amazing from the service to the food and drinks. The music the vibes was great. I will revisit and recommend this place to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was all over the place. Drinks were not good and very overpriced.

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vipKaylaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately my experience here was atrocious. It was so disappointing that after my meal, I sought out the manager.

I had a dinner reservation for 4. Upon arrival we were offered a rooftop table, naturally giving my friends and me excitement! When we sat down we ordered drinks. My friend ordered a Mojito and we were extremely surprised when the waitress brought her out a can of a ‘Bacardi mojito’, not a fresh drink. There was confusion on our end and when we spoke to the waitress, we asked why the drink was in the can? She could have explained that drinks were different on the rooftop because of the constant running up and down stairs the staff would have to do to provide fresh drinks, which are provided on the ground floor. Instead we were greeted by an unhappy, combative employee with her nasty response ‘well that’s just how it is on the roof’. I could see the hesitation when we asked her to switch out the can drink for a different beverage.

The night went downhill from there.

The service was atrocious. We were not provided with silverware, plates, and I found myself getting up and asking other staff members for the basic things we were missing from our table.

Our table ordered food and we found out, when our waitress brought half our meals out, that the chicken cutlets were out of stock so they couldn’t complete half our order. Half our table was able to eat their meals when the other half watched.

Plates were not given to us with our main meals, after explaining we were sharing the salad/pizza so I once again had to ask for more utensils and plates.

The waitress was hostile with us. She then went ahead and tipped herself 22% on a 4 person table. This was not a party of 6, but a party of 4. When asked about it, she once again said “well that’s just how we do it here.” The manager was very surprised when I asked him about their tipping policy. He said parties of 6, automatic gratuity and was very surprised when I told him it was 4. Won’t be back.

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BrianH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Definitely a younger crowd than we were expecting. Drinks upstairs are pre-made 😕. Service and food was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Messed up our pizza order. But overall good experience.

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david
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

OK, place. not the best food. hope it will get better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Rooftop is nice my food was a little cold when served . Nothing really special about the steak and eggs but I can say the home fries were very delicious. My mimosa was served warm which wasn’t great .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food wasn’t as good as in the past. Still a good date spot, but wish the food was like it used to be. Service was still fantastic and extremely fast

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JaniceA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It was so hard to find a parking spot. It was so bad we spent 30 minutes trying to find a spot/ parking garage.
When we got there we were seated right away. The music was loud inside. I didn’t realize that the restaurant turned into a lounge after a particular time. So this was not the place for us. But overall the food was good. This just wasn’t our scene anymore. It’s more a youthful 20-30 something place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible, food came out cold, waitress was abrupt every time she dealt with our table

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Maple
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My clients loved it! The waitresses were very kind to them and overall had a lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch!

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The lighting was too dark, it was too loud, not the music but people around us, wasn’t an enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was satisfactory for a brunch.
Nothing special.

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SamayK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Waiter clocked out without letting us know. Had to order my bloody mary twice. Vegetarian food items should come with a warning if it has egg in it. Music was so loud it was hard to even think. Food was fantastic but service and ambience was meh.

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John
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Continued customer of City Bistro for their rooftop dining. Great atmosphere, drinks and food!

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FeliciaV
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was okay. The bacon we asked for looked like it was old. It was VERY HARd. The buns were a little hard could have been softer.

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MilvinS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambience, great food and a fun time to hang with friends.

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AndreinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot in Hoboken!! Everything is amazing

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Leah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was a little underwhelming and while the roof top is super nice, the service wasn’t great or very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kinda bummed they didn't have any non-alcoholic drinks. Just plain warm water

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Nita
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but service was not only slow which wasn't as much of a problem but our waiter was rude and condescending at times when we asked questions about the menu or asked about dishes that catered to our specific dietary restriction as vegetarians.

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vipRissa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location - right near Pier 13. Good food, and even better drinks! Service was a little slow, however.

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psss
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Great if you’re looking for a place to drink and eat small stuff but for dinner and stuff extremely loud crowded no covid safety and limited food

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Lain
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Owner made us move outside after already sitting inside with our drinks. It was extremely rude and ruined our night. Not to mention we had made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat for dinner at the rooftop. Really nice decor and the service was fast. They have some yummy cocktails. Although we were disappointed that they ran out of the beef burger we got chicken sandwiches instead .it started raining and we were accommodated inside right away. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Brought my mom here for Mother’s Day since we were in the area. Food was really good! We shared the prosciutto + arugula pizza and a kitchen sink salad. The lights were a little too dim for me, it was kind of dark inside. The service was rather poor. It took quite a while after we were first seated to be approached by a waiter/waitress. After we finally ordered food/drinks, and finished eating, we were never approached again by our waiter until I made efforts to track him down in the restaurant. He spent a lot of time chatting with (an assumption) someone who appeared to be a friend hanging out. I finally got his attention but before he brought the check, I turn around and see him still continuing his conversation. He then brought the check and I had to, again, find him so I can give him my card. We were never offered more drinks or even dessert.

Food was great, service was not.

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JenniferS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place, not too crowded, quiet, good service, pricing was surprisingly affordable for Hoboken

FAQs

City Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

City Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 116 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.