City Table

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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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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was below average. I ordered eggs Benedict and there was hardly any hollandaise sauce on the eggs. And the Potatoes were dry. I was with another person and they only brought my food out? Mine got cold while we both waited for her food to be delivered. There was another table directly in my sight where I couldn’t help but see someone continually stick his fingers In his nose. Ugh which only made the Blaise food even worse. Coffee cups were dirty I would not go there again. I guess that’s why we could get a last minute reservation.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re visiting from NJ and had been here before. It was just as great as last time. Also we met for drinks at the City Bar before dinner. That was very convenient.

City Table
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town! Best, Grace

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L
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my time at City Table. I was hosting a meeting and everything from the food to service was perfect.

City Table
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi Linda, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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KS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent every time! Great place for family gatherings— we keep coming back.

City Table
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Wait staff was unfriendly and not interested. We had some food allergies and they seemed put off by them.
Came to the table and never asked if we wanted to order drinks. Just came up and wanted our order. No specials. Overall an unfriendly experience

City Table
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello- We're disappointed to hear about the service you received, and we've shared your review with management, so they can address these issues with staff. Any additional information you're able to share would be greatly appreciated. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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N
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited while on vacation on the feedback from open table.
Great experience. Would definitely recommend!

LV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing food. Panzarella Stacker was bland, toast was not crisp, difficult to cut. I ended up sending it back. Pork Milanese was dry. Left most of meal without eating.

City Table
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear about your recent visit, and have shared your review and feedback with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at city table is wonderful!
Great atmosphere and delicious food as always
Thank you City Table!

SI
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service. Would highly recommend. Make sure you have a reservation!

E
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners, great experience! We’ll be back..!!!

D
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love City Table - food and service is always good, and the noise level is perfect with enough "buzz" to give ambience, but not so much noise that you can't hear each other talk.

SH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Ambiance was pleasant, albeit a bit louder than I would have liked.
Food was excellent. Service was slow, especially for drinks.
Overall I would return and recommend to others.

c
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service with reasonable prices.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice cocktails and wine selection. The chips we had as an appetizer were delicious!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu nice modern setting easy to sit relax and talk

SS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

City Table employs some amazing chefs. The salmon I had was some of the best I've ever eaten. I wouldn't recommend the place for a quiet date, as it was quite noisy, but for friends getting together for some good food would be well served.

DC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Was a little loud, but to be expected with how good everything was.

JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was subpar. Not cooked well at all. Service was the worst I’ve seen in Boston. Didn’t even come to our table until 15 minutes after we sat, and then decided he was going to take our drink, appetizer, and main course orders all at the same time. Drinks took another 20 minutes to come out. Repeatedly had to find someone throughout the meal. We were there for 2+ hours. Ridiculous.

City Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Joe, We apologize for the service you received during your recent visit with us, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, so we can look into this? Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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V
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hotel restaurant I've been to and I once ate at the underwater restaurant at the Burj al-Arab in Dubai. I love the City Table and this is the first time I've recorded my thoughts about it. Simply magnificent. Vaughan

j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

City Table was solid. Good food....attentive service... nice atmosphere ...decent value.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The staff was really friendly. We went there for brunch and they didn’t really come over until we were seated for 15 minutes. Probably wouldn’t have gone there if I knew it was connected to the Lenox hotel.

City Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review, and apologies for the slow service. We have shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good, service was good, but all of our desserts tasted so old! We got the dine out menu.

City Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your feedback about the dessert on our Dine Out menu with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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LG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We attended for the Dine Out Boston dinner menu. The server was very friendly, but they were slow to take our order, and each course (as well as the check) came out very slowly. I had the oysters (delicious), the beef shoulder (again, delicious) and the berry tart (this one was just okay.) The Dine Out deal, $33 for 3 courses, made it a great value.

City Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Lauren, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we're sorry to hear about the slow service. We've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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h
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We recently had dinner with family on a week night. Service was friendly and the menu suited all tastes. The food was presented well and was delicious. We would he happy to return on another occasion.

F
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a nice dinner with a friend. I highly recommend it.

RC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, the service was sub par. A very moody waitress who wasn't sure if they had more rolls.

City Table
Responded on August 20, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear about the service you received, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Any additional information you're able to share, so we can look into this, would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Grace

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V
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was running for a show and needed a quick bite to eat. My waiter ensured that I received my meal and check in time to make the show. I had the duo tacos and grilled asparagus, both of which were delicious. Would absolutely return, hopefully with a little more time to enjoy the atmosphere.

BF
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here two nights in a row. Food was excellent and price fair. Our waiter
was great and constantly checking on us. Quiet first night but noisy second night,
but it was Friday night.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, easy in&out, great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Everyone was so nice, the food was delicious and I walked out extremely full and happy

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

My cob salad was good but a little salty. The grilled chicken was excellent! Little slow on service as there was a large & noisy table of young people something that can’t be helped. My Son’s trout he said was very good but my husband was underwent the steak frites.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistent quality food and service.Very friendly staff .

City Table
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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B
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a good breakfast with larger portions. Well located near our hotel. Good stop before a busy day touring Boston.

City Table
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Barry, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every respect- food , service, ambience. We can’t wait to go back!

City Table
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we're looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were a party of 5 and 2 of our dishes were great while the others were just ok. The waiter wasn’t attentive- just wanted to get our food orders but not interested in refilling our water glasses or drinks. Pretty disappointing.

City Table
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Rajitha, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about the service you received, and we've shared your review with our management team and staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Would you be willing to share additional information on the date/time of your visit, so we can look into this? Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

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m
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my nephew. Our server steered us toward his favorites on the menu and he was spot on. The food was delicious!!

City Table
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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KN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had scallops; friend had stuffed trout. Both were delicious.

City Table
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your meals, and we hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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S
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately, the night we went there was a big party that backlogged the kitchen. Causing us to have to wait very long for our food with little attention or check in from the waiter. When we said something, they immediately all came over and took care of us. They made brought appetizers, both made to be gluten-free for me, and they gave us all champagne flutes for a birthday cheers. The food was DELICIOUS and I will definitely be coming back. They made me feel special, despite the wait, on my birthday and made sure we all walked away happy. Thanks City for celebrating my 30th with me!

City Table
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! Our apologies for the wait time. We're so glad to hear that our team took care of you and made your birthday special. Thank you for sharing your special day with us! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were not given any bread to start. Not a big deal, but sometimes the little things count.

City Table
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We really like the ambiance, decor, open space, relaxing for Sunday brunch.

Unfortunately, it seemed our server may have been new or a little uninformed/apprehensive. Mostly disappointing is when the server is unaware of any items on the menu that may be unavailable or out prior to allowing guests to make a decision. We ordered the duck confit hash and after going back to kitchen our server had to inform us that it was unavailable. (We also observed the same with the table next to us but they were told at time of order)... we’d feel better knowing it’s not available as we’re making a food choice, not afterwards. Ultimately, the breakfast croissant sandwich and the biscuits w gravy we’re fine. And it was very kind to comp the Bloody Mary. We will most likely visit again, though hope that servers may be more confident that in their work and feel supported by chef/manger as they are the front runners and have to deal with guests’ disappointments.

City Table
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hello- Thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide us with feedback about your visit. We're so sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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