Our server never brought bread to our table and brought 2 specialty drinks (Moscow mule and orange crush) that were all ice. She also kept asking us if we were ready to order from the minute we sat down, after we got drinks and after we ordered several appetizers despite us telling her we didn’t want to be rushed. The table next to us left when we did and they got their entrees when we sat down. When we said it was our son’s birthday she said we could buy a dessert and she’d put a candle in it. We come to CC regularly, we love the food and atmosphere, this was our first bad experience. Disappointing.
We arrived early and the noise was fine, but as it got more crowded, it was very loud on a Thrs evening. Food was very good but a little pricier...you get what you pay for though!
As always, a wonderful experience of delicious food, attentive but not intrusive services, and a lively ambiance. I always enjoy the imaginative cocktails and well-prepared dishes in generous portions. Both management and staff work hard to make sure guests have a great time. This place is a favorite of mine.
The salads were only ok. The Ceasar salad was a huge disappointment . The lamb burger was over cooked too.
Great service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend
Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Highly recommend for brunch.
Always love the cosmopolitan feel of this restaurant....superior cocktails, tasty cleaver food choices.
The grilled Bronzini dinner was excellent and so was the tuna . It was a busy Friday evening but it was expected . Will return .
Worst dining experience in years.
City Cafe never disappoints! Great vibe, terrific menu, and an amazing staff. A true gem in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.
This was absolutely a horrible experience. We brought our kids out for Valentine's Day and could have just saved our money. The food, especially the chicken, was under-cooked and cold. The waiter was very inattentive and had to keep asking other workers for various items. Management did nothing to rectify the situation and also had just microwaved food that we sent back because it was cold.
I brought my dad here for breakfast before heading to the auto show. We do annual father/daughter auto show trip - either baltimore or philly. We walked in and he was instantly blown away by the jazz music playing.
He ordered the angry omelet and his reaction after the first bite sealed the deal. He couldn't stop expressing how great the food was. It was like with each bite it got better. I can't tell you if it was good because there was no sharing to be had.
My crab benedict was amazing. I didn't think it was going to be filling but my goodness it was.
Also the large mimosa...was spot on.
I can't wait to come back for another brunch or happy hour to try more food.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience. On my way out the door ,my date and I were asked if we left a payment, which was clearly on the table with a tip .
We went to City Cafe before a show at the Lyric. It was a busy night with several shows in the area. The staff was sensitive to our time as they are used to a "show" crowd. Our food took a little longer than expected but they were very attentive and we felt like they took care of the situation quite well. Always recommend City Cafe
Great selections. Presentation well done. Food served hot. Orders were short ribs, wagu meatloaf, steak salad and flat iron steak. All prepared as requested.