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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
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.
We reserved a table but when we arrived we were told that there was a party in the main room so we were put in a small section off the bar. It wasn't what we had in mind, since it was my daughter's birthday, it felt like we were in the middle of the room without much privacy. The table was also very cold, as it must been under a vent.
Quiet Sunday brunch adjacent to Lenox hotel. Sophisticated room perfect for catching up with friends. We all had duck hash with perfectly cooked poached eggs. Excellent wait staff. Will return to the bar which looks like a nice place for girlfriends to meet.
Promptly seated actually a few minutes before my reservation time. Readily accommodated a little mixing and matching from the menu. Service was very attentive without hovering. Food quality and presentation was understated but very appealing. Would go there again in a heartbeat.
Just awful. Was here for brunch on Saturday. Ordered the fluffy pancakes which were definitely not fluffy, more like a mouthful of dough. Friend ordered the duck hash, portion was very small and horrible quality. Definitely not worth the price. I informed the waiter that the pancakes were not good and he removed it from my bill right away. Will not be returning. I can't believe this place has 4 stars on OpenTable.
We were there for an after event cocktail in the evening and the service was superb.
The next day we were there with friends for brunch and again the service was quite good
and although it got a little noisy, it was only a slight distraction to our conversation.
Ate here late morning for brunch before a Sox game. Service was just Ok. No problems or glitches but also not overly prompt, attentive, warm. Food was solid. Duck confit hash was excellent (if you like that sort of thing). Cuban sandwich gets pluses for the spicy pork but minuses for too little cheese and pedestrian bread. Would recommend/try again but would also look elsewhere in an area of the city with lots of choices.
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