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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.
Boston, MA 02116
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
Exeter and Boylston Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$18.00 for Lenox Hotel valet
GREEN LINE: Copley Square
ORANGE LINE/COMMUTER RAIL: Back Bay Station
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 email@example.com or 617.933.4800.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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