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City Bistro, Hoboken, NJ

City Bistro

4.4
4.4
131 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Bar: Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 am | Fri, Sat 10:00 am–3:00 am | Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour: Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner: Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm | Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 963-8200 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Avoletta

  • Private party facilities

    City Bistro offers two private event areas located on our second floor: our private Lounge and private Dining Room. City Bistro helps plan wonderful events; such as bridal or baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, and corporate events. Our management team and staff help to make all events successful and uniquely yours.Please visit our website to fill out an inquiry and to see our event packages. www.citybistrohobokennj.com/private-events

  • Neighborhood

    Hoboken

  • Cross street

    Between Washington Street & Hudson Street

  • Parking details

    Two Hour Meter Street Parking Is All Around Us. $2 For The Two Hours. Near By ParkingGarages: {We Do Not Validate Parking} ~ Hudson Tea Parking Facility, 1450 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030~ Little Man Parking, Sovereign Garage, LLC., 2 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030~ Little Man Parking, Independence Garage, LLC., 2 12th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

  • Entertainment

    Tiki Thursdays, DJ every Friday and Saturday night and we also offer the Sunday Brunch Party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

CROSTINIS

  • Tomato & Basil$7.00

    Garlic, EVOO

    • Seared Steak$12.00

      Goat cheese, chimichurri

      • Shrimp$14.00

        Avocado, mango pico de gallo

        • Smoked Salmon$14.00

          Goat cheese, fresh dill & capers

          APPETIZERS

          • Pork-Veal Meatballs$12.00

            Marinara, parmesan cheese

            • Chicken Wings$12.00

              Hot - BBQ - Garlic parmesan

              • Firecracker Shrimp$15.00

                Chili aioli

                • Mussels$15.00

                  Spicy marinara, toast points

                  • Crispy Calamari$14.00

                    Sweet & hot chery peppers, marinara sauce

                    • Eggplant Caprese Stack$12.00

                      Eggplant, fresh mozzarella, tomato, arugula, balsamic

                      PIZZA

                      {GF} Cauliflower crust $4 upcharge

                      • Cheese$12.00

                        Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil

                        • Old World$12.00

                          Garlic, olive oil, cracked pepper, mozzarella, with or without sauce

                          • Prosciutto & Arugula$16.00

                            Mozzarella, olive oil, parmessan, tomato sauce

                            • Sweet Sausage$16.00

                              Broccoli rabe, red onions, mozzarella, chilli flakes

                              • Wild Mushroom$15.00

                                Mozzarella, fontina, thyme, pecorino, garlic

                                SALADS

                                • Kitchen Sink$12.00

                                  Romaine, iceberg, roasted broccoli, avocado, cherry tomato, hard boiled egg, sunflower seeds, dijon mustard vinaigrette

                                  • Greekish$12.00

                                    Baby kale, cucumber, cherry tomato, pickled red onion, black olives, feta, quinoa, red wine vinaigrette

                                    • Classic Caesar$11.00

                                      Romaine, garlic parmesan croutons, shaved parmesan

                                      ENTRÉES

                                      • Bistro Burger$16.00

                                        American cheese, lettuce, tomato. Bistro sauce, potato bun, fries

                                        • The Johnny Sandwich$13.00

                                          Chicken cutlet, mozzarella, Italian long hots, garlic, balsamic, EVOO

                                          • Chicken Milanese$20.00

                                            Arugula, cherry tomato, pickled red onion, shaved parmesan, balsamic

                                            • Hanger Steak$25.00

                                              Asparagus, garlic mashed potato, chimichurri

                                              • Seared Salmon$24.00

                                                Sautéed spinach, basmati rice, garlic white wine sauce

                                                • Penne Bolognese$22.00

                                                  Traditional veal & pork ragú

                                                  • Linguine$18.00

                                                    Broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, pecorino, garlic, EVOO

                                                    What 131 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.4
                                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.3Food
                                                    • 4.2Service
                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                    • 4.2Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                      Horrible rude waiter and service, ruined our vibe and killed the energy at our birthday dinner.

                                                    2. B

                                                      Breezyladyin13

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Easter brunch with the family! Service was phenomenal

                                                    3. F

                                                      Felipe

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The brunch is really fresh and tasty. The staff is great and kind. Great service provided.

                                                    4. CS

                                                      ChristineS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      I would recommend Bistro to a friend: First Bistro was very accommodating. I was traveling from outside the Hoboken area running 40 minutes behind and upon my arrival my family and I were seated. The waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious. I really enjoyed the Firecracker Shrimp and the brunch menu.

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing brunch with an excellent espresso martini!

                                                    6. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent be

                                                    7. DF

                                                      DiningFran

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Temperature needs to be managed a bit better. It was cold. Also some mood lighting would be good for brunch. Pretty dark which is generally good but may not be ideal for brunch.

                                                    8. j

                                                      jovan

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Waitress was friendly and kind and was bi- legual.

                                                    9. M

                                                      Melissa

                                                      New York Area

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Natalia is the best!

                                                    10. KT

                                                      KarliT

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                      overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                      Took 20 minutes to even get noticed, and then once we finally ordered drinks/apps, took another 40 to be able to order our meals:( The server wasnt even apologetic for us waiting so long, just said “Do you need something??” Hate leaving bad reviews because the food was actually very good, but the service was just so bad, I dont think I’ll be returning.

                                                    11. C

                                                      Chani

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                      Brunch is $10 mimosas Bellinis and bloody Mary’s. Service was good. Shots were definitely watered down. It was an okay vibe, so many cheaper and better tasting brunches elsewhere. Good location though

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                      overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                      Service was not good. Very slow. Food was average

                                                    13. J

                                                      Jeannie

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This was the first time I was there and the food was amazing. My friend who lives in Hoboken always goes to city bistro with her husband and highly recommended your restaurant. I will definitely go back 😊😊😊

                                                    14. CG

                                                      ChristinaG

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food and service was great . The catering was just as good.

                                                    15. C

                                                      Christine

                                                      New York Area

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great menu. Food was delicious. Service was quick, helpful and attentive. Fun spot for a relaxed Sunday brunch. We’d definitely go back.

                                                    16. AF

                                                      AshleyF

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    17. SS

                                                      ShanikaS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    18. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 10, 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

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    20. S

                                                      Sommgirl

                                                      New York Area

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      22 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.

                                                    21. CT

                                                      CathyT

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    23. A

                                                      Ashley

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      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!

                                                    24. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      4 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!

                                                    25. R

                                                      Reyes

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                      overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                      Food was great, the rooftop service was disappointing.

                                                    26. M

                                                      Mary

                                                      New York Area

                                                      24 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      24 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    28. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Charleston

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

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

                                                    29. KM

                                                      KaylaM

                                                      New York Area

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      7 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.

                                                    30. BH

                                                      BrianH

                                                      Portland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    31. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Phoenix

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 7, 2021

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      Messed up our pizza order. But overall good experience.

                                                    32. d

                                                      david

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 24, 2021

                                                      overall3food2service4ambience5

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

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      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 .

                                                    34. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      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

                                                    35. JA

                                                      JaniceA

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 1, 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.

                                                    36. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 31, 2021

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                                    37. M

                                                      Maple

                                                      Toronto

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 25, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      My favorite restaurant!

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 25, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Birthday brunch!

                                                    40. C

                                                      Christina

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      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

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

                                                    FAQs

                                                    City Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

                                                    City Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Between Washington Street & Hudson Street

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Hoboken

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Brunch: Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Bar: Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:00 am | Fri, Sat 10:00 am–3:00 am | Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour: Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner: Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm | Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Contemporary American, American, Italian

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Two Hour Meter Street Parking Is All Around Us. $2 For The Two Hours. Near By ParkingGarages: {We Do Not Validate Parking} ~ Hudson Tea Parking Facility, 1450 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030~ Little Man Parking, Sovereign Garage, LLC., 2 14th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030~ Little Man Parking, Independence Garage, LLC., 2 12th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      John Avoletta

                                                    • Entertainment

                                                      Tiki Thursdays, DJ every Friday and Saturday night and we also offer the Sunday Brunch Party.

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (201) 963-8200 ext. 0

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      City Bistro offers two private event areas located on our second floor: our private Lounge and private Dining Room. City Bistro helps plan wonderful events; such as bridal or baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, and corporate events. Our management team and staff help to make all events successful and uniquely yours.Please visit our website to fill out an inquiry and to see our event packages. www.citybistrohobokennj.com/private-events

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