City Table

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We are thrilled to welcome you back to our dining room! Please know that the safety of our team and guests remains our top priority. We have added several new protocols onto our existing high safety standards to ensure your visit is as safe as possible. Reservations are highly encouraged. Having trouble finding a reservation? Give us a call at (617) 933-4800! We look forward to seeing you.

About City Table: 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.
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vipScott
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

While the food was excellent, the service with Camilo (pretty sure that was his name) was *abysmal*. It took almost 40 minutes to even place an order because he wouldn't come over, we never got refills (even after asking - twice) and it was very apparent the server wanted nothing to do with us. A table nearby was seated 15 minutes after us, same server and he kept checking on them (and they got their food before us), but when we tried to get his attention, he made a point to pop in on their table, then bolt out without looking at us. We weren't loud, no one was hungover or "that" customer - it was just normal brunch with four people.

Our overall trip to Boston was fantastic, but we will never go to this place again. There wasn't even an apology for how bad it was - he simply did not care at all that we were there and if I could give zero stars, I would.

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vipShellyN
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best folks in town

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JThC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Menu was limited, portions were ok, service was ok, I'd go back but I'm not in a hurry

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KateG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

impromptu breakfast place we found on open table!! so yummy and amazing totally recommend going for breakfast!!

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vipCandyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with another couple on a Thursday night...this was the first time we have been here since pandemic began. They are doing a great job! Impressed with customized lucite dividers at the bar, keeping the bar open! 😃 Food was yummy as always and a good value. Homemade potato chips are sinfully delicious. We will return for sure. Coming here during the holiday season is a must - the lobby atmosphere is so cozy and festive. 👍👍👍

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ThomasV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service and all of our meals were delicious at reasonable prices particularly for Back Bay.

City Table
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Thomas, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! I'm so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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BESTMEAL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Went for date night Friday night to make use of the restaurant week menu- it must’ve been one of the best deals in Boston. Unbelievable service and food quality, perfect timing of everything that came out, and the cocktails!! So good. Best salmon I’ve ever had in my life and the cavatelli was to die for. Seriously, such a great job all around. The PERFECT date night location! Can’t say enough.

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad your enjoyed joining us for date night, and we're so thankful that you took the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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JudyH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Lenox Hotel is a very elegant hotel and thi restaurant is within. We had a music performance to attend and our waitress was accomodating. The food was just okay. My salmon was not cooked to order and the Farro it's plated with was bland. My friend's Lobster Roll had shells in it. Prices were too high for the quality of the dinners!!

So drop in for a drink, or drop by to go to the Lenox for a drink.

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Judy, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about your recent visit, and we have shared your review with management and our chef, so we can make the necessary improvements moving forward. Our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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suburbannance
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Attentiveness of server was low and my fish was somewhat overcooked.

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello- We're sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, the name of your server, etc., so we can look into this? Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitperson, great food, great time!

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello- Thank you! We're 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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JessicaC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

City Table's quality and service are always great! We had a fantastic server, who took great care of us and our reservation happened to be during restaurant week so we enjoyed a special menu at a great price. I always enjoy City Table.

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Jessica, Thank you for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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BostonMike
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

When we arrived our table was not ready so they asked if we wanted to sit at the bar and wait. 45 minutes later we asked if our table was ready and they had forgot about us thought we were just getting a drink at the bar. poor host service.

City Table
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Mike, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about the service you received from our host staff, and can assure you we will be speaking with them to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excited to find a restaurant with Whole30 options. Whole 54 meal was a yummy option. My bf loved the coffee roll!

City Table
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed our Whole30 approved menu, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

City Table
Responded on February 28, 2020

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

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vipk2p1965
New England
150 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Met some out of town friends here for dinner, they were staying in the area. Drinks at the bar to start were good and prices ok by Boston terms. Service was spotty, our waiter was difficult to find at times but there were always servers around and even if our waiter was not available they were all eager to help us. The girls each got a different salad with a different protein on top and all were very good. My husband got the bolognese which was good but extremely oily, so much so that he did not finish it. We got a few desserts for the table along with coffee. Our waiter took my daughter’s drink away before she was finished with it and was nice enough to bring us a bread pudding dessert on the house. ( bread pudding was outstanding by the way!).

City Table
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us, and we've shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, thank you so much. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a nice date. They sat us in an adorable and intimate corner. Server was nice, cheese platter was delicious, and wine was perfect!

City Table
Responded on February 26, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your date night with us, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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vipBostonFoodie
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch spot with great menu selection, yummy food (get the croissant french toast!) and warm vibe.

City Table
Responded on February 21, 2020

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

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vipVisitingMJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

One of the best burratas we’ve had and we’ve had a few! Really fresh produce, we really enjoyed our meal.

City Table
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- Thank you!! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I think the breakfast food was not good quality and overpriced for what was offered. The waiting service was a little slow and not too friendly .

City Table
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- We're sorry to hear this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of service, the dishes you ordered, the name of your server, etc., so we can work to make the necessary improvements? Any information would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I have shared your review with management and our staff. Best, Grace

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vipBBdiner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was above average but the restaurant was totally too noisy. I could hardly hear my date and carrying on any kind of conversation without shouting was impossible.

City Table
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal, and we've shared your feedback regarding the noise, so we can work to find a solution. Thank you again. We hope to see you sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great will definitely go back

City Table
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy bringing business breakfasts and lunches here. Quiet enough to talk, lovely, friendly and attentive service, good food (and convenient to my office). A treasure.

City Table
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hi Connie, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Was not impressed with the place whatsoever. The food was the most bland thing ever, no salt and pepper even. My asparagus came out looking like it had literally just been blanched and that’s it. There was no flavor to the rest of the dishes we ordered (pancakes, eggs Benedict) and was nothing more typical than what you would expect cafeteria food to be. The food service was the only thing they had going for them.

City Table
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hello- Thank you for providing us with feedback about your visit. We're sorry to hear about this, and we've shared your review with management, our chef, and our kitchen staff, so we can work to make improvements to the dishes you mentioned. Again, thank you. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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Nadine
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service m, delicious breakfast and a quiet oasis in the city.

City Table
Responded on February 14, 2020

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

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vipFrankG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food quality was excellent, but offerings were limited.

City Table
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Frank, Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we've shared your feedback regarding the menu offerings with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. Thank you again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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PamelaC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok! Let's try this again. Everything was wonderful! From the minute we walked in the door to when we left. The food was insanely good! Drinks too many to choose from which I love trying different things. Worth ordering the Pan Roasted Beef Shoulder and Cavatelli Pasta with smoked tomatoes!! Our waitress was on point! She knew when to check on us and when to give us time to enjoy our time there. We will be going back once the weather gets nicer out.

City Table
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Pamela, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we look forward to seeing you again when the weather gets nicer! Best, Grace

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The menu is boring. Same old, same old. I have stayed here 4 maybe five times...it's the same menu.!!
I have stopped eating here. Even breakfasts are boring. Lunches too.

City Table
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Angela, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to have disappointed you during your recent visit. This past year we've made significant changes to our dinner menu, and we've shared your feedback regarding both dinner and breakfast with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements moving forward. Unfortunately we do not serve lunch, but thank you again for the feedback regarding breakfast and dinner. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Grace

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the bar was cool, and the service (thank you Sandra :)!) was fabulous.

City Table
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hi Eric, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and of course, the service from Sandra. She's so wonderful, and we're lucky to have her! We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Sincerely, Grace

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vipMICHELLEW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining there and sure wont be my last

City Table
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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RogerO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Needed large table for 10 people and accommodated us perfectly.

City Table
Responded on January 27, 2020

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

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vipMDSchafer
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A strong, odd perfume odor drifts in from lobby. Very off-putting scent for a restaurant!

City Table
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with the restaurant and hotel management, 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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ChelsM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to City Table because I am on a very strict diet and they have a Whole30 menu as an option. I never knew Whole30 recipes could taste so good! The service was outstanding, our waitress was very personable. I do not recommend for a quiet night out, but I didn't find it any more noisy than any other trendy Boston restaurant.

City Table
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed our new Whole30 menu! Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback about your visit. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipcyc3
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

City Table is a hidden treasure so perfect for breakfast meetings with a lovely atmostphere, which allows for quiet conversation.

City Table
Responded on January 9, 2020

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

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JoLonn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is in the Lenox Hotel, but is a nice and intimate space around the corner from the hotel entrance ,across the street from the Boston Public Library. The service was great. The entree options were consistent with a modest- sized restaurant. We had the cavatelli and breaded Berkshire pork. The cavatelli was excellent and the pork very good. Wine options were adequate but minimalist. We were able to engage in normal conversation while eating. All in all, a nice dinner with a cozy environment. A good choice for dinner in the Back Bay.

City Table
Responded on January 7, 2020

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

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RafMan
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time there for New Years Day brunch. The duck confit hash was outstanding. We had a great time! Will definitely return for dinner.

City Table
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your New Year's Day brunch with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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SharonG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Went for New Year's Day brunch. Gentleman who checked us in and led us to our table was helpful and polite. Unfortunately, the actual wait staff were dreadful. Where to start? We received menus but no info about the day's specials (which I only knew about because I had seen them online). Quite slow to get our order taken. We ordered drinks, which did not come either before the meal or with the meal. Had to finally flag down a manager to ask about them. Side dish was late to come. No one offered to refill coffee until we flagged someone down. The food was fine, but if I just wanted food without service I would have food delivered and stayed home. Very disappointing. Told a manager who apologized but otherwise did nothing for us except finally get our drinks.

City Table
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Sharon, Apologies again for your experience. I have shared this review, as well as, your Yelp review with management and staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Please see my response to your Yelp review for information on how to reach out with additional feedback regarding your visit. Sincerely, Grace

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were there on New Years Eve. It was crowded, but not crazy. The food and drinks were very good. After taking our original drink and appetizer order, our waitress disappeared for a while. The manager noticed and took care of us the rest of the night. The two tables next to us seemed to have good service, so I maybe it was just a bad night for our waitress. Once the manager intervened, things were moved along nicely.

City Table
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Joseph, Thank you for the review and recommendation. We're sorry to hear about the service issues, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipItalophile
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was New Year Eve. The two pound baked stuffed lobster was unbelievably delicious as was the 45 ounce steak.

City Table
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for New Year's Eve, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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EllenR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very pretty inside with a great ambiance. Had brunch and it was good. Nothing special but a nice spot

City Table
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Ellen, Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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Tracey
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my go to spots for lunch and brunch. Now it has become the suggested destinations from my friends as well. It is located near shopping, the “T,” and the public library. The food, service, ambience and general vibe of City Table is spot on. I need to return to have cocktails with my friends in the New Year.

City Table
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Tracey, Thank you so much for sharing such a kind review! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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