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City Grocery

324 reviews
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$31 to $50
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City Grocery has become a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South. "Their (dishes) deft presentation is imaginative, skillful and disciplined, elevating them above qualification as regional and ethnic cuisine."
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Southern, Creole
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(662) 232-8080
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Currence
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City Grocery Restaurant Group offers off-site catering through our catering division, The Main Event. We are a full service caterer offering complete event coordination, to include exceptional service, attention to detail and unique menu design to suit each of our clients. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, corporate and university functions. Please call 662-234-9300 to book your next event.
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Cross street
Van Buren
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.5  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Great place to dine. Our go to spot any time we are in town!

Arlee (Memphis)
3.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

This was the first time I have been to City Grocery for dinner, though I've had many good experiences at lunch. Most of my issues this time were caused by our server. He was a fast talker, pushy and way too much of a smart--- for all of us. The most unfortunate thing he did was to tell me the wrong ingredients in my smoked oysters over pappardelle before I ordered. There was an ingredient listed that I had never heard of, and he quickly responded that it was parsley, olive oil, etc., just a nice little topping. Sounded good to me. Later I Googled it, and it was described as a hot chili pepper. It was so spicy hot it that I found it to be mostly inedible. Also, he and the hostess said there would be 10 oysters over the pasta. There were 4. Pretty steep for $27, I thought. I was there for my birthday, and it was a real downer. I wouldn't say I will never go back, but, if I did, I would make sure that I was not served by the same guy. By the way, they were not busy that evening, so there was no excuse for poor service.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

There was a lot of hype for City Grocery, and it lived up to it -- one of the most delicious and enjoyable meals I've ever had in the States. Each one in our party ordered a different entree, and we were all delighted with our choices. The salted honey pie with lavender ice cream was transformational! Service was excellent; we were well attended to on a busy Saturday night. The only knock: after about 8 pm, the noise level was extreme. After a relatively quiet evening at Snackbar the night before, we were acutely aware of how loud CG was. But for our small group, it worked fine, mostly because we were too busy cleaning our plates. Thanks to City Grocery for a very memorable Oxford experience.

Vivien1958 (Mississippi)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything was great except the appetizer of local tomatoes. They were over salted.

ATI3 (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

This was a special occasion for my wife and me. We came up from Mandeville, La to celebrate our forty-fifth wedding anniversary and wanted to do something special. That is why we chose to celebrate at City Grocery. It is a special place. By the way, we are both graduates of Ole Miss.

frogshoney04 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

This restaurant is so quaint! Perfect brunch on the square! Food was delicious and the atmosphere is fun and inviting.

OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Best meal I've had in years! I'm not usually that adventurous, but the waitress convinced me to get the braised beef cheeks. The different items on the plate all had an interesting in a good way taste. But the combination of all of them came together in perfect harmony.

VADdS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Shrimp & grits are phenomenal. The rest of our food was average. Our server was excellent, and very helpful.

George (Fayetteville)
3.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

Food was good but left hungry. Not much on the plate for the price. Tea glass was never full.

vipOpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

Outstanding in every way. Feels like family and great food and wine. Service is always perfect.