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City Table

4.5
1317 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 1317 people are saying
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffH
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter never introduced himself nor did he ever check on us. We ordered a cheese tray that was dropped off at our table without any explanation about the cheeses on the tray. I understand everyone is short staffed but this was late in the evening and the restaurant was not crowded

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LindsayG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! My boyfriend and I went to Boston on a day trip. After doing some research, I chose this restaurant because I was doing Whole30, and it had a menu that was completely compliant. WOW was the food amazing! After a few weeks of pretty boring salads, this was a very special treat. I will definitely be back!

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vipKevinboston
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Always enjoy it!

ME
vipMaryEllenTSouthend
New England
79 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

City gem! Great eggs Benedict

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vipHmh238
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Everyone at the table got different drinks and meals and we were all very happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every possible way!!!

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ldochop
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seasonal granola was great...the oatmeal was lacking.

Service was really good and the location is great!

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PaulP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. The spicy bolognese was amazing. Great atmosphere too.

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MaryM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bruce, the bartender, was fabulous. I really appreciated his attentiveness and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

While the server was pleasant and attentive my meal was bland,flavourless and slightly undercooked in some areas. I was highly disappointed as I had visited this restaurant before for breakfast and had such a great time and meal.

City Table
Responded on July 7, 2021

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't have a better experience. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of service and the dishes you ordered, so we can look into this? In the meantime your review has been shared with management, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Sincerely, Grace

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LAWRENCER
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, polite courteous and extremely seasoned personnel.

Delicious and meticulously presented food and very tasty.

The drink was classic martini w cherry soaked in oaky syrup. Simply wonderful! Great bartender.

Can’t wait to be back!

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LISAC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner!! Best filet mignon ever! Wait staff was great and friendly!! I would definitely come back! 5 stars all the way!

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ElisaM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best places in town as far as nice restaurants go. The food is always delicious, drinks are amazing, and the staff usually goes above and beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went for Father’s Day brunch. Service was horrible. Took 18 min to get service. Nearly 10 to get mimosas. Food was good, not great. Ordered second round. Canceled order after waiting 10 minutes. Newly seated table next to us got drinks while we were waiting. Waiter, Pablo, didn’t even apologize when we canceled our drink order and asked to leave. Don’t make the effort. Overpriced, mediocre lobster rolls next door are better than this place.

City Table
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello- I'm sorry to hear about your recent visit with us for Father's Day. Your review has been shared with management and our staff, so we can ensure the necessary service improvements are made. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipBkroon9175
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great brunch at City Table. The food was very good. The service was efficient (although they were slow on coffee refills!!). The ambience was great. We will dine here again for any meal.

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geraldt
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I went to this restaurant for breakfast. I order eggs, bacon and what I thought was potatoes. The eggs and bacon where fine, what was served with them is another story. I will let your imagination fill in the gapes in this description. A potato is run over by a truck then a year later it is scraped up soaked in oil and burnt on both sides a grill. Of all the times I have seen people taken pictures of their food this is the one time I should have taken picture of this food. Maybe they were just having a bad day but I saw the same thing being served to other people. I am sure that the other food on the menu is just fine. Not recommended for breakfast

City Table
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience dining with us. Would you be willing to share additional details regarding the date/time of your visit, the dish you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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FoodieP2020
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding, The avocado toast with smoked salmon was incredible especially. The service could have been better but management apologized for it, which we appreciated. Would go again because the food was that good

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AidanW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good. Very quiet, not crowded. Only complaint is servers/waiters didn’t check in frequent enough. Glasses were empty of water for quite a while and took a while to grab our orders even though they weren’t crowded.

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Mark
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was excellent; best omelet I’ve had in a long time.

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LorraineL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place for breakfast or brunch when I visit Boston.

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vipKathleenD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the lovely Mother’s Day breakfast! Delicious!

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vipDrDave
New England
62 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

A beautiful venue, nice and sunny with big windows overlooking Boston. Slow to get our order, slow service, and the waiter had to go back a couple times. Prices very reasonable for food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Waitress, Sandra made the evening! She was appropriately attentive, polite, friendly and a pleasure to deal with . The atmosphere was very nice and we had a nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Ordered granola bowl and buttermilk pancakes. 10/10 on both. Granola bowl came with figs; the honey tasted great. Pancakes were very light and fluffy. Blueberry jam was really good. Went great with the whipped cream on the pancake. Maple syrup tasted quite different from the maple syrups I am used. And I am glad. Their version tasted really good.

Definitely recommend for brunch followed by wall around the area. Perfect day

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GraceS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety precautions were great. Cocktails were large and refreshing. The food was great. Service superb. Very enjoyable meal.

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StevenN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food in a upbeat atmosphere. The service was top notch.

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ao920
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It is obvious this was once a grand space but at this point it needs some freshening up. We were happy because it was pretty empty so it was quiet and we were comfortable because we didn’t have to worry about to many people around during these Covid times. The food was decent. We were there for brunch. French Toast and Pancakes were yummy but Shakshuka was to liquidy with not much flavor.

It met our needs but that’s about it.

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Excellent
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch. Delicious meal. Menu had a good selection for either breakfast or lunch. Service was attentive.

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RemiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and the service was warm, welcoming and professional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There could have been better lighting

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch. Coffee and mimosas were on point. Food was excellent.

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vipMeeraA
London
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

By far the worst brunch I’ve ever had in Boston. Poorly made shakshuka and watery coffee.

City Table
Responded on March 15, 2021

Hi Meera, I'm so sorry to hear about your visit. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of service, 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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Kimberly
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had French toast and pancakes - both were wonderful, and service was quiet and quick. We'd go back without a doubt.

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Sally
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We understood that they might be short staffed and sensitive to that during COVID but we waiting for 15-20 minutes before anyone even came to the table so went to the bar to order our drinks. The bartender was trying to do it all. Food was great, hostess tried to do what she could. Probably wouldn't go back.

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Steve
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very prompt! Nice quiet place for a date night!!

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vipMMacB
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The little gem salad was fabulous. Loved the Cavatelli and the Cod, too. The restaurant is a bit dark and a bit noisy, but still a convenient place to have a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch experience at City Table! Great mimosas and cappuccino, and we really loved the fun burrata salad! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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BamBam
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wasn't sure what to expect when we walked in as it was very quiet, but livened up over our stay. We were there early and everyone seemed to be respectful of maintaining distances and wearing masks. Pretzel cheese was so yummy. They should serve it with everything. My brie burger was also very good.

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Cesar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! I booked this for Valentine's Day and was very pleased with my experience. I had accidentally booked my reservation for 8:00am instead of 8:00pm and the hostess was VERY accommodating and still managed to squeeze my partner and I in-- even suggested we grab drinks at the bar and while we waited in the Hotel lobby-- adjacent to restaurant. The food was very delicious. I ordered the spicy bolognese and my partner had the ribeye. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrogant manager. We were there with a party of 6. My two cousins just moved here from out of the country and only have their passports and permits as ID. We are in our late 20s so we aren’t usually ID-ed but we obviously don’t mind when are asked. My two cousins showed our waitress the permits and asked if they would be accepted. She said she wasn’t sure and will go check. We said sure, no problem. Suddenly this manager comes storming to our table announcing that these are not acceptable and he can’t serve us alcohol. We didn’t say a word and he just kept going on about the laws and COVID...we were honestly shocked. He didn’t even give the waitress the opportunity to come back and say sorry, management said we can’t accept these. We would have said ok that’s fine because it’s the law. No one once argued with these people yet we were attacked. My cousins actually had their passports in the car and we would’ve just gotten them and continued our dinner. Instead we just left because of how absurd the manager was. Went to Villa Francesca in the north end. Way better!

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You can order delivery directly from City Table using the Order Online button. City Table also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 933-4800.

City Table is rated 4.5 stars by 1317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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