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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. 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.

61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER: Nightly 5-11pm,
LATE NIGHT: Thursday - Sunday 11pm-1am
SMALL BITES: Saturday 2-5pm
BRUNCH: Saturday - Sunday 7am - 2pm
BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
Exeter and Boylston Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 933-4800

Website:
http://www.citytableboston.com/

Parking Details:
$18.00 for Lenox Hotel valet

Public Transit:
GREEN LINE: Copley Square
ORANGE LINE/COMMUTER RAIL: Back Bay Station

Executive Chef:
Sean MacAlpine

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our private dining room accommodates up to 32 people for a sit-down dinner or 50 people for a cocktail style reception. The entire restaurant is also available for parties up to 150. Our chef can tailor a menu to fit your needs. Contact info@citytableboston.com or 617.933.4800.

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Private Dining

Located in Boston’s Back Bay in the historic and elegant Lenox Hotel, City Table is the ideal venue for corporate events, birthday parties, fundraisers, showers and rehearsal dinners. The entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 150, or the Private Dining Room, which seats up to 32 guests.

City Table Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant for brunch and to have a get together with friends. The service is impeccable from the moment you enter the restaurant which is in the Lenox Hotel. There is an elevated ambience, but you get a real value in the selection and price great enough for foodies. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends today.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Pretty good food. Mediocre service...

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Was just my every weekend dining, was looking for something different, been to most dining in the area wanted to try different one.
But it was a perfect spot

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I visited City Table for our anniversary dinner. Our wonderful waiter, Eduardo, welcomed us with champagne and expressed his gratitude that we chose City Table. Throughout the night, the service was incredible along with the food. We enjoyed Tuna Tartare and the steak filet. The food was delicious and quick and our drinks were even better. Thank you to Eduardo and the entire City Table team for a wonderful experience

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. Had the ahi tuna and the Thai chicken soup. Food came quickly and was absolutely delicious. The service was adequate

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for client dinner, dinner with friends. Staff was awesome. Food is fantastic.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waiter Emory was very nice and made our meal enjoyable

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great spot for Sunday Brunch! Nice “city” vibe...Had the traditional Eggs Benedict & Bloody Mary. Every item cooked perfectly.My friends over easy-one perfect the other too hard. The waitress took it away and promptly returned with 2 perfectly “over”...she left the original 2 so my friend had a bonus!

The staff were wonderful-our waitress was exceptional.

The Lennox is a charming boutique hotel & the lobby very welcoming with a beautiful fireplace. Ladies room sparkled!

I have been to City Table for dinner before Symphony and it was also a satisfying & enjoyable meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great martinis! We had burgers but there are entrees that looked great going by. Good service - vibrant bar. Will go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic service by Sergio at the bar & Mario at our 6 top - great food and such a fun night

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had an amazing time this past weekend at City Table! We decided to splurge and get the Filet Mignon, and it was the best filet I have ever had! They were super accommodating of food allergies, and the service was so great. I would absolutely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and a friendly helpful staff. Location great for sightseeing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Restaurant is fair. Decent food, overpriced for what you get. Staff is unprofessional. The restaurant clearly doesn’t get enough traffic as the wine cabinet is noticeably not full. The bread that was brought was probably warm at some point, but was not by the time it hit the table. We then had the Chopped Salad. Nothing to write home about. It was over-dressed and too much bacon was used. That was followed up by the Chicken Sandwich. Chicken was good, but the “house baked role” was just a sesame hamburger bun. The heaping pile of French fries and dollop of ketchup were significantly mismatched. The best part of the meal was the beverage. Bottled Allagash White for me ($8 - a little pricey in that I can buy a 6-pack for $11), and an overpriced $12 glass of Cab for my girlfriend. All in all, we probably won’t be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our second NYE at City Table. We all love it. Reservation promptly honored. Great menu plus a special NYE menu if you wish. As busy as it was we never felt rushed. Great drink menu. Server was very pleasant. I think that City Table will continue to be our NYE choice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

After reading reviews through multiple sources, I was hoping for something better. The service was great, but the food and drinks were “meh”. Tried brunch on the first morning of our stay. The other person in the party really enjoyed their biscuits and gravy. My duck hash had no flavor.
Our second attempt was at dinner the following night. We ordered the oysters - they weren’t good. Not bad...but certainly not anything to write home about. We had oysters down the street the night before and they were great. Anyway, my dinner was terrible. This time my guest agreed. “Mediocrity at its best” was their description.
Service was great, but when the food is bad - what’s the point?!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The city table burger was nice, but a tad bland.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved our waitress. Food was good overall. Giving 4 stars since we got the Shrimp and pork belly, which was good, but 3 tiny shrimp. Too small to be tasty. Otherwise, crab and avocado app and steak frites were hits!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We are never disappointed and return several times a year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Reliable upscale always top notch food and service, ESpecially good for people over 40 because it has a lively vibe but not so much that it is a screaming match to hear your dinner companions

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very busy - seemed a bit short staffed.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome menu and outstanding service. There was plenty to choose from to satisfy a small appetite and the folks that wanted a full meal. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing and very patient with a group of 60 year old women who hadn’t seen each other in several years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I found this restaurant by googling "festive places to eat at Christmas" The photo of the adjacent "City Bar" clinched it for me and my friends and I were not disappointed. We were concerned that the location might not be conducive to conversation but it was fine. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive, making a few trips to the bar to see if our drink requests could be accommodated (one could and the other was an excellent substitution.) Three of us got the special which was handmade pasta with scallops, lobster, asparagus and cherry tomatoes. It received rave reviews from all three. The fourth member of our party had the scallops and she also loved them. We split a piece of carrot cake because we were all too full for our own dessert. Again, it was delicious. It's on the pricey side but not outrageous compared to other Boston restaurants. Walking into the lobby of the Lenox Hotel (where the restaurant is located) was so festive. There is a fireplace and sitting area that was decorated beautifully . It was a perfect holiday gathering among friends in every aspect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I found this on Open Table and was pleasantly surprised by the warm atmosphere and amazing food.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food is mediocre and they are pumping in a heavy perfume smell into the restaurant and hotel lobby which was not very pleasant.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Too loud but location very good for our plans that night thanks

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very late lunch or pre-concert dinner at 5 PM. Despite the odd hour, City Table was hopping. Only complaint was the rude reception when we arrived at 4:45 and were told to wait in the the lobby for 15 minutes... attitude adjustment issue. Fortunately a kind man offered his chair (seating is very limited) in the lobby to my date, who can't stand for long periods. The lobby was gorgeously decorated for Christmas with a lovely (best fake I've seen) fire and a very 19th c. English/Dickensian style. Returning to the restaurant, we had an excellent dish (cod) and a mediocre one (extremely tomato-ey bouillabaise, light on seafood) as well as a nice dessert. I will return at least once for top location, attractive decor, fair price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful way to start a Sunday.

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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Waiter was a bit disinterested - didn’t take our order correctly and had to wait 15 minutes for toast

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really like this place however as this is the second time I have been here the service, especially at the beginning can be spotty. Waited 10 minutes for a server to ask about a cocktail and there was no one in the restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The women of our clan were on a getaway with our Mom/Mother-in-Law. She is struggling with some health concerns and we wanted to make the weekend special. City Table did not disappoint. We had a great meal with warm and generous service. She felt like a queen and we had so much fun. I love the Abe Lincoln painting. We had breakfast there as well and it was delicious. Warm and welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Have been before but was delicious again! Amazing fresh fish dishes and great wines.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Every dish we ordered was excellent. When the waitress got one of the orders wrong, the manager immediately came over and apologized - and we were not billed for the correct dish which came a few minutes later. Will be happy to come back

Tags: Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Attending conference- nice place for quiet breakfast
with a colleague.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and great service; the waiter could not have been more friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

None of the above food very average. Waiter acting like he was doing us a faver away on holiday very disappointed. Over priced

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ambiance is unmatched, and the food was delicious. It was the perfect Sunday morning spot to gather with friends!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fun place to meet up with someone. Fresh oysters and delicious fish dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was really bad. I had the cod loin, which came with roast potatoes, spinach, and lobster claw. Cod itself seemed fresh, but lacked seasoning, literally no salt or lemon..the lobster claw must have been frozen and was tougher than a $2 steak. Never have I had to saw a lobster claw and chew on it like a piece of gum. Potatoes were good. Dish as whole needed seasoning.

My girlfriends meal was also a disaster. Salmon with roasted tomato “salsa” (basically spaghetti sauce) and some other sides. Salmon was over cooked, they seared the skin but put it on top of the vegetables skin side down so it was just soggy.

Service was not great either. Waitress took a long time to check in and finally asks us for our entree order. Food runners also mixed up the tables three times. Kept bringing our food to the table next to us and theirs to ours. This could have been the waitress fault for writing the wrong ticket number or whatever.

Avoid this place at all costs. Maybe go for a drink at the bar but don’t waste money on the food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

After first walking in, my husband and I were happy to be at City Table. The atmosphere was just what you'd hope for on a Friday evening. Unfortunately things went down hill from there. Our waiter was not very attentive, and when my husband's steak came with a sauce on top that wasn't noted on the menu he was less than happy to have my husband say he couldn't eat the steak as is. Because of the slowness of the service I ended up eating alone, and we had to find an alternate dinner location for my husband. This certainly wasn't what we had hoped for in our evening out. I was disappointed that management didn't even bother to come over to our table to apologize for our dissatisfaction. Would I go back? I'm not sure. I might, but my husband never will.

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