City Table

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1216 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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.

avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for New Year's Eve and enjoy specials in addition to our full menu!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1216 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
B
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening all around, will go again for sure!

b
New England
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great brunch at City Table. Service was a little on the slow side (we had to ask for coffee to be refilled) but the team at City Table did a good job with keeping service running. Food was delicious - the breakfast pizza was awesome.

T
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too noisy! Too noisy! Too noisy! Too noisy! Too noisy! Too noisy!

KM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The hosts were perfect and really accommodating, the ambiance lovely but the menu needs some plant-based options and the bartender overdosed the drinks.

KM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

very good, attentive waiter this time.
Understood the dishes, and what service is.

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi Ken, Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

Report
s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio is the sh*t

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- We know! Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

Report
GS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were good. Specialty martinis were excellent. Would recommend.

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

Report
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was incredible, our bartender/server Mike was top notch. The meals were outstanding, definitely be back!

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and of course, the service from Mike! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
L
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family has gone out to dinner at different places in Boston on Thanksgiving for the past 4 years and this was - BY FAR - the best. We were a party of 8 on Thanksgiving and they were very accommodating. Lots of menu options at very reasonable prices. Going back next year!

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi Laura, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We are so glad you chose to dine with us for Thanksgiving, and we're even happier that you had such a wonderful experience. Thank you again. We look forward to seeing you next year! Best, Grace

Report
MM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Good service
Tuna tartar so good
Steak perfect
Halibut so good

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi Mario, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
E
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent. Really appreciated the attention and service from Maddie and Mario.

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the service from Maddie and Mario, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
B
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Service from start to finish excellent. Food was very good. Comfortable environment.

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

Report
OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic dealing with our large group. Atmosphere was welcoming.
We'll definitely be back

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

Report
JC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was here for brunch and had great service. Food was good, and the mimosas were poured well.

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for brunch, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

Report
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, quiet space. All of our meals were great!

City Table
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

Report
NF
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great spot, highly recommend! The staff was attentive and the food was yummy and fresh.

City Table
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Nancy, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

Report
R
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have had a better brunch and service for the same price point.

City Table
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hello- We're sorry you didn't have a better experience. Any additional feedback you're willing to share, so we can make improvements would be greatly appreciated. Best, Grace

Report
JD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice setting
table reservation was ready as promised
food & service was Great !

City Table
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hello- Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
OF
Miami
153 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

City Table
Responded on November 20, 2019

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

Report
OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and definitely not the last time to visit.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for Brunch. Great food, yummy bloody Mary’s and super friendly staff. They brought over a delicious slice of cake for my sister, we were celebrating her birthday. Will definitely be back.

City Table
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit for such a special occasion, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

Report
L
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Typically trendy modern American eatery. High ceilings, brick walls, bare floors make for slightly cold vibe and very noisy, drafty setting. Some of our food choices quite good—cheese board, pasta, octopus. Lemon farro was very sour and just about inedible. Servings on the small side. Waitstaff earnest but a little bit intrusive. Even argumentative when we registered a complaint (dessert order was clearly wrong, but they wouldn’t admit it). We thought the prices were high for the experience offered. We felt we’d prefer any cozy Indian or Thai restaurant or a diner booth to eat a casual meal and talk with friends.

City Table
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about the service you received. If there's any additional information you're willing to share about the date/time of your visit, the name of your server, etc., it would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, we have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Thank you again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

Report
D
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch! Drink menu is very good. I had the Kentucky Flu...a very good whiskey drink. Good selection of items for brunch. Good service.

City Table
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
S
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a nice brunch. Food was good. Nice ambiance. Crab cake Benedict was very good. The pancakes also made a hit.

City Table
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hi Steven, Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

Report
EN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service ..................an attentive and very responsive waiter. Great value for excellent food and hefty portions.

City Table
Responded on October 21, 2019

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

Report
a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here, but the menu on Open Table was not the same as when we got there to eat, so the items we were excited to try weren’t available. But again, it was still lovely.

City Table
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and feedback. Our apologies that the menu was listed incorrectly, and thank you for letting us know. We're glad you enjoyed your meals, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

Report
E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was a bit disappointed in the menu as it was not what I viewed online. Choices were limited. I had the grilled octopus. Some of it was “fatty” and overall it was quite salty. The bean salad with it was under-flavored. The burgers were enjoyed. And so was the salmon. Service was great and the atmosphere was pleasing.

City Table
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback! We're sorry the menu you viewed online was inaccurate. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. We've shared your feedback with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Thank you again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

Report
OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food wasn’t anything special. $80 for a shared app, a salad and a plate of pasta. Staff was indifferent that we were even there. Wouldn’t return.

City Table
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your review with management, our chef, and our staff, so we can make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

Report
M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five was accommodated perfectly at one of the round tables in the main dining room, following very well constructed martinis at the bar. Granted, it was not a crowded evening, but I could hear all conversation, including across the table. We've always enjoyed the food at City Table, and it was exceptionally good that night. The service was exceptional, as well, with a waiter who knew the menu well and made great recommendations. Try it!

City Table
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

Report
M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

City Table
Responded on October 17, 2019

Hi Marianne, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your review with management, and 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

Report
F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Report
L
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Report
KS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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

Report
N
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service4ambience2

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

Report
SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

E
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Tweets by City Table