City Table

4.2
1094 reviews
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At City Table you’ll find a casual neighborhood eatery nestled in the vibrant heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay in the Lenox Hotel, steps from Copley Square and Newbury Street. Our creative menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients with chef-inspired, regional touches. A variety of small plates, sides and entrees are easily shared so guests can explore many options. Service includes breakfast every day of the week, brunch on the weekends and late night dining. City Table has an extensive wines by the glass list as well as delicious martinis and cocktails from renowned City Bar. Gift cards are also accepted at sister restaurants City Bar Back Bay, City Bar Waterfront, Gather in the Seaport District, and Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall.

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AW
New England
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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k
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and really enjoyed the Whole30 menu!

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KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I felt the staff was honestly just lazy. Our water was empty most of the time, we would have to ask to order. We had to wait about 10 mins for someone to come take our drink order. Barely checked in on us. The food was all great, but the service was horrible.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy brunch at City Table. Although the coffee was lukewarm, that issue was quickly taken care of.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and a decent atmosphere. Great for a low key, but still nice, dinner with friends.

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EY
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had some problem getting into City Table with a person who uses a walker. Fortunately, there were several of us to keep the doors open in the narrow entrance and navigate the stairs. The Boylston St door of the hotel was closed (hopefully, this was temporary); presumably that is handicapped accessible.

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was underwhelming in comparison to the prices. Portion and quality was not worth it.

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MO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a quiet, last minute brunch on Saturday morning!

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a
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here after a conference one night and it was also my boyfriends birthday. I was also on the Whole30 (a paleo-centric 30 day diet plan). Somehow, miraculously, this place managed to accommodate all three things. For anyone on a paleo diet, you know how unbelievable it is to click on a restaurant website and see their "Whole30 menu", which was delicious (steak, asparagus, cauliflour purees, fish, oysters, beet salads, etc.) This means that they also have many gluten-free options and options for most with allergies.

Anyway, regardless of the Whole30 menu, our service was awesome and food was good. In addition, I ordered a dessert with a candle for my bfs bday and they brought over a whole dessert platter sampler with four candles and we sang. It was great. I was just really impressed. Thank you!!!

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It wasn’t great. I ordered roast chicken, and it arrived a dry. My wife’s steak frites came with barbecue sauce—which hadn’t been mentioned on the menu. This restaurant seems to be trying to walk a fine line between pub fare and fine dining, and not doing either terribly well.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible and progressively worse from start to finish. The server could barely be bothered and the place was empty when we arrived. Nothing redeeming.

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lots of gluten free options! Great place. Service was a little weird but I’d go back.

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ME
New England
61 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. A gem for brunch.

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Staff makes you feel like your the only and most special guest.

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NB
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I wish I could say better things. First we asked for a moment to order our cocktails before ordering dinner. 50 minutes later, we were finally able to get our server’s attention. We ordered our meal and ask for bread. Every table around us was brought bread. 2 tables had refills. Our food was brought out, then our bread. We inquired about the wine we’d ordered, 30 minutes prior and she promised it was on its way- although we explicitly said with our meal. We were 1/2 way through our dinner when it was brought out. My companion enjoyed his dish. Mine was just about the most boring chicken you could ever order. I think next time I’ll stick with a salad. Oh, and the temperature is very dependent on the weather outside. Every time someone came in, there was an arctic chill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very delicious food, and a very nice restaurant overall!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall nice evening dining with family, but found it odd they did not offer much for beer selection. No dark beer at all and nothing on tap.

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The Salmon was the best I had ever tasted!
Stall was polite, helpful and efficient.

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AD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all got fish in one form or another: salmon, trout, and scallops. All fresh and delicious, with elegant presentation. Cocktails are fun and well made, the wine pour seems generous. Service is prompt and friendly. We went here following a Christmas concert at Old South Church. It was a very Boston evening out with family.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. They do a nice job with birthdays.

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated like family.

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SL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My fiancé and I ate here before a holiday party that was nearby. The hostess seemed completely miserable and did not smile once. She didn’t even attempt to remove someone’s empty water bottle from the booth seat before she sat us there. The table was dirty and had salt granules all over it, though it was set as a clean table. The waiter took a very long time to take our order, and to bring our check. The food was good but nothing to write home about. One dish was missing a component as advertised, but it was not worth complaining because we were not checked on until we were nearly finished. Overall decent food, bad service. We would not go back.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, attentive staff, nice setting but can be noisy

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j
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

City Table is a nice little restaurant with a lively bar. The service was good, as was the food.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was without taste, not at all cooked to request and service was extremely slow!

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MT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A varied menu and reasonable prices for a Boston hotel restaurant. The staff has been consistently excellent as well.

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J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We booked a table at City Table for Thanksgiving Dinner with some friends. The table was ready upon arriving and the host staff was friendly.

However, our server didn't seem to care much about our table. Maybe he was tired from the holiday rush?

The Thanksgiving Dinner meal came out plated nicely. However, the food was cold! Not sure what that was about.

I expect better from City Table at these prices!

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SQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey was dry. Wait staff no where to be found after our dinner was delivered to ask for more gravy. Wanted it too be more special for this holiday meal.

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IA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night celebrating our sons birthday and excellent service from Amadio - we will be back - thanks

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b
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere of City Table - is both sophisticated and casual at the same time. The service is great. The food is good. I’m a vegetarian and they only have one vegetarian option, but I’m fine with that because they have good beer.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was horrible. Don’t get the eggs benedict. Clam chowder was served cold.

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

When a restaurant claims they have a gluten free menu; HAVE ONE!! You are not doing gluten free diners justice at all by simply removing essential elements of food. When I inquired regarding switching to GF pasta for the tuna dish, the waitress said yes but I got served 1/2 a meal. No pasta and no sauce, simply tuna with pea pods-that's not a dinner in my book!! the peapods were cooked in a sesame seed oil - and that was the only flavor the chef bothered with. It's not hard to have GF pasta on hand, it's not hard to offer rice crackers with you pates, spreads, etc, it's a cinch to purchase a GF loaf of bakery bread, slice it and have it in the freezer for your patrons. Have some alternative savory or sweet or spicey sauces figured out that don't contain wheat or soy. 30% of the world is choosing or has no choice but to go gluten free. FEED THEM A WHOLE MEAL when they come to your restaurant!!

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Have eaten here a few times over the last few years and each time it seems the execution of the dishes and the portion sizes both decline, but the prices remain. Good cocktails and appetizers but the entrees were all of moderate ‘wow’ and very disappointing portions for moderate eaters, with the exception of the vegetable risotto which was ample. 3 out of 4 of us left hungry.

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U
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We dined on a Friday evening. The noise level was not conducive to any table conversation. It was definitely a millennial tinder pick up bar atmosphere. Would not recommend for dining.
My salmon was served atop a swamp like soup of vegetables. The salmon itself was very good if you could avoid it falling into the soup mixture.

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OT
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal and service. I would definitely go there again

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X
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with great service, very good corner table, and good cocktails. Apps were excellent. The chicken entree was very good as well. The steak frites was ok, but not terrific. Recommend a different choice.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was fine (stuffed trout and roasted chicken;) nothing to write home about. Cocktails were just okay. Dessert (carrot cake) was also just okay. This is a hotel restaurant.

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KM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good for breakfast. You always need to ask twice for water

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B
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! The food was absolutely delicious. The scallops were divine! The ahi was sweet and spicy and a nice combo of flavors. The fried artichoke... yummy. The atmosphere was dark inside but near windows so just the right touch of light.
The Lennox hotel next door is so very charming.

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KD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible dinner! Miguel was our server and exceeded our expectations in every way.
We had the NY Strip and Taco App both were delicious and the Brussel sprouts were to die for! Fresh baked hot rolls! Great cocktails! Playlist was perfect and made for a groovy vibe. We will be back!

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