City Table

4.4
1136 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for brunch on a Saturday. The food was mediocre and took forever to come out, despite the restaurant being not at all busy. And when it did come out, they brought us the wrong French toast dish. My duck confit was a small pile of undercooked and underseasoned diced potatoes and bell peppers with some flakes of duck in it. My friend’s steak frites were bland too. Many other choices nearby in Back Bay that are much better. Definitely not recommended, and won’t go back.

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Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Headed here after conference at the Copley Marriott. Everything was average to sub par including cheese tray, Manhattan, stuffed trout and steak.

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was surprisingly good for a restaurant in a hotel in copley square. maybe i'm biased. Our waiter was lovely. They wouldn't serve our 30 year old friend a glass of wine because she left her ID in her hotel room. My only complaint was that my clothes were saturated with the smell of grease and smoke from the kitchen when we left... I would recommend it.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Neil, Thank you so much for the review and feedback. We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us, and we've shared your feedback about the kitchen with management and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommmend City Table for dinner. NOT for the terrible Mother’s Day brunch I just had.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. We take food safety and the health of our guests very seriously, and we have shared your review with our management team and chef, so they can look further into this. Can you please provide us with more information - the exact date and time of your visit, etc. - to assist with their investigation? Any additional information you're able to share would be greatly appreciated. Again, We're very sorry about this. Sincerely, Grace

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IC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place for quality dinner I can count on. Love the ambiance of the Lenox in general and both City Bar and City Table.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the kind review! We're glad that we've become your go-to for a quality dinner, and we're looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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l
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

conveniently located, wide ranging menu, interesting cocktail options

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed the location, menu, and cocktail options, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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M
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall we were underwhelmed. My salmon was perfectly cooked, but the vegetables that went with it were very awkward (chopped up asparagus and Lima beans in some sort of buttery sauce). The potatoes were good, but the whole dish was rather cumbersome to consume. My husband got the chicken sandwich. It was dry and overcooked, as were the fries.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that you didn't enjoy your meals, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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J
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for our brunch on Saturday afternoon. Food was delicious & fairy priced. Nice waitstaff. Loved it being right off the lobby of the stunning Lenox Hill!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service while visiting us for brunch. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in Back Bay! Best, Grace

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M
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool ambience and fun, relaxed setting, while still keeping an essence of formality. Great hospitality. Our server was very attentive and helpful. He and the kitchen treated us extremely kindly for our anniversary. I got the steak frites which were cooked perfectly, and we were brought a gorgeous spread of desserts, which were all to die for. I especially loved the port poached pear. Will absolutely be back.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Michi, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service while dining with us at City Table for your anniversary! Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was not attentive- our reservation was not noted when we arrived. The service was slow & we needed to ask several times for water, etc.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can look further into this, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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TG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were amazing: attentive, caring, and even brought us a plate of fruit for free as we were celebrating my sisters bachelorette

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Tatiana, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you visited City Table while celebrating your sisters bachelorette party. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very relaxed feel, was there for a birthday. Lights were really dim but it added to the ambiance. It was my second time there and the staff was really accommodating and friendly. Food was perfect portion size, no one had any complaints.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hi Jessica, We're so glad you chose City Table to celebrate a birthday! Thank you so much for the review. We're glad everyone enjoyed their experience, and we hope to see you all again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and very nice space. Been here multiple times and will be back again. Good value for excellent food.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed visiting us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Grace

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KC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were absolutely delicious. Our waiter was wonderful. The environment and ambience is warm and inviting. We will be going back.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food for brunch. Service was slow.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed brunch, and apologies for the slow service. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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GC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was just right. A few specials not inflated prices for the holiday very fair. Service was outstanding, hostess was great providing with frequent updates because we had to wait 10 min for our reservation and we were early! Server, busser everyone happy and good spirits. Great atmosphere.

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Responded on April 23, 2019

Hello- We're so glad you joined us for Easter brunch! Thank you so much for writing this review about the specials, space, and service. We're so glad you all enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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EN
New England
48 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

City Table is one of our go-to spots for a quick bite before the symphony or a show. It's got a great bar with a varied menu and professional service. For whatever reason, this night was not their strongest showing. The service was a little less responsive than usual and the food was okay but not that inspired (the fried artichokes were GREAT), but it was still a good meal and a solid start to a great evening. We will return.

City Table
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hello- We're so glad that we've become your go-to spot before the symphony, and that you've enjoyed your experiences with us! Our apologies for the service issues during your recent visit. We have shared your review with management and our staff so we can work on improvements. If possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share some additional information about the date/time of your visit, so we can work on making the necessary adjustments. Thank you again! Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was the best server! He deserves a big bonus!!

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Responded on April 22, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review about Sam! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at City Table, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Super service, wonderful food.

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Responded on April 18, 2019

Hi Maureen, We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place! Service was slow BUT it was also Sunday Brunch on Marathon Monday weekend... so the fact that the service was even satisfactory is a great sign! Will definitely go back to see what it's like on a "normal" weekend.

City Table
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for joining us at City Table for brunch! We do apologize for the slow service and thank you for understanding. Marathon Monday certainly makes for a busy time here at the Lenox. We're looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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KV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

City Table was a good option for breakfast in Boston. The dining room was roomy and didn't feel overcrowded. The food was good and reasonable, however, depending on the diner it was not a lot of food. The meal add-ons would have made the meal a lot more expensive.
I would recommend it and would definitely go back.

City Table
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi Kathy, We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and for the recommendation! We have shared your feedback on our portion sizes with management and our chef so we can work on making improvements. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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K
New England
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a breakfast meeting in the Back Bay.

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Hi Kevin, We're so glad you chose City Table to host your breakfast meeting. Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place for a good reasonably priced dinner, bit too noisy

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Responded on April 9, 2019

Hi Daniela, We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner, and apologies for the noise! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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AR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was not good and was completely overpriced for what you received. I was sick from the food for days. So disappointing for a restaurant that I had wanted to try for a while.

City Table
Responded on April 8, 2019

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about this. We take food safety and the health of our guests very seriously. I shared your review with our management team and chef so they can investigate this immediately. Can you please provide us with more information - the dish you ordered, the exact date and time of your visit, etc. - to assist with their investigation? Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Again, I'm very sorry about this. Grace

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful with the exception of the noise level. It was very difficult conversing with my dinner companions. Will not go again due to this. Perhaps we will try City Bar.

City Table
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and our apologies for the high noise level at City Table! We have shared your review with management, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. Thank you again for sharing this review, we hope to see you at City Bar soon! Best, Grace

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LB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The steak frites was drowning in sauce, which was a weird sauce. The fries were not great. Our waiter was super-nice and I hate that he had to be the representative of this WAY TOO EXPENSIVE food. And the medium steak was undercooked. I felt like they were rushing us out because we weren’t drinking, but maybe I’m paranoid. This was my one splurge in Boston and I so regret it. It’s $100 we didn’t have to spend on mediocre food.

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Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Lynn, We're so sorry to hear about this. What you have described is certainly not how we would like you to feel while dining at City Table. We have shared your review with management and our chef so we can work on making the necessary improvements. If possible, could you provide us with some more information on the date/time of your visit, so we can look further into this? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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RY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our grandson found that we could get my wife's rolling walker down a lift in the main lobby of the hotel and then out into Boylston St. The concierge was a great help in getting it unlocked and operating.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Richard, Thank you for sharing this review! We're so glad our concierge was there to assist you with the lift in our lobby. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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N
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Booked here as was staying local. Looked ok in photos on website.
Had a drink in wine at first, it was ok there.
The barman in the restaurant was extremely rude to me and slid our drinks over the bar in rude gesture for some reason. Other guests at the bar were shocked at his behaviour and recommended us to complain and leave. The only thing I can think was that he was intimidated by British people.
Wouldn’t recommend, rushed feeling with poor service.

City Table
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Nick, We're so sorry to hear about this. What you have described is certainly not up to our hospitality standards, and for that, we deeply apologize. We have shared your review with management and staff so we can work on making the necessary adjustments. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can investigate further, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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TH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. I have never had an unfortunate experience here always top notch!

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Tammy, This is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us at City Table. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good, but our server was way off her game. We had to ask for drink menus, and were only given one. Server did not recognize the drink I ordered though it is written in the menu. We had to flag someone down at the end of our meal to get our server so we could pay the check. It was not busy enough for her to be so distracted

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Responded on March 27, 2019

Hi Barnett, We're so sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit with us. If possible, could you provide us with some additional information on date/time of your visit, so we can investigate this further? Our deepest apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice ambiance, service was great and attentive, food variety was good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Responded on March 26, 2019

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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RV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Went for their restaurant week menu and it was very well crafted. The special was a 3 course meal for $33 .

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Responded on March 26, 2019

Hi Rosanna, Thank you so much for the kind words about our Dine Out menu! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation on open table and got seated pretty close to our time. Hostess was great. Bartender was great. Waiter wasn’t the friendliest person at the start, but had some laughs near the end. The food was excellent.
We had the scallops and the vegetable risotto, both were great. The carrot cake for desert was excellent.

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F
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was fine at this place, but the food was a bit sub-par for me (I ordered the restaurant week menu).
The appetizer - I ordered the Burrata, which came with poached figs, hot honey and sea salt on warm ciabatta... For some reason, the restaurant believed that giving me the stale piece of bread that they toasted too long was the best option. I could not cut through the bread without making a loud clang on my plate with the knife because it was so hard... but the burrata and the figs tasted good.
The entrée - I ordered Steak Frites, which comes with their housemade steak sauce. The problem I had was the flavor of the steak sauce, it just seemed like they grabbed some A1 and through a bunch of chipotle seasoning in it (too much by the way)... so I wasn't impressed.
The dessert - I ordered the beignets... for some reason my beignets were flat... and looked like they'd been fried in a frying pan rather than in some oil. To me a proper beignet is fluffy and airy, maybe a little bit doughier than a doughnut, but these still tasted like the batter and most definitely weren't cooked properly.
In addition to this, the table bread that was brought out to me was also hard a rock.
I just don't understand why you would showcase such poor food when the idea behind the restaurant week value is to get customers to see and enjoy your food so that they return during non-restaurant week times.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic. We went for brunch on a Sunday because it was nearby our hotel. I had the biscuits and gravy, my girlfriend had the croissant French toast and we split the chowder. Everything was delicious to the last drop. Where we sat was surprisingly quiet for how full the restaurant was. Almost every table was sat and we were still able to talk to one another relatively quietly. Had to give it a bit lower of a review for the service though. Our waiter not only took forever to greet us at the table, but drinks took a much longer than they should have for mimosas. We probably would go again to give the service another shot, because other tables really seemed to enjoy their interactions with their servers.

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SD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sunday brunch in the city!
Great service and lovely ambiance

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LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I would have given the food no stars but was required to do so. Service was terrible. A,Bianca is the best thing going for the place and location is good.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was very slow for a restaurant that was not very busy at all. Food was mediocre at best and definitely overpriced.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal for a family birthday. Everything was perfect!

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello- Thank you for sharing this review about your recent experience at City Table! We're glad you chose to dine with us for your family birthday celebration, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual! Thanks for an enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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