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City Table

4.6
1303 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 1303 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AidanW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
59 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
29 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
27 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
7 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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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved that they had a Whole30 menu. The Whole30 food was delicious. My boyfriend got the ribeye and said the asparagus and mashed potatoes were delicious but the steak was a tad dry. Besides that everything including service was wonderful.

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vipIdiotAbroad
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch / served by Victor - felt very safe - social distancing excellent- thanks Maddie, Dan & all at the Lenox - great space & great food - thanks everyone 🙏🏻👍

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dine at City Table every time we come to Boston. The servers always take special care of our daughter who has celiac disease. The staff is always pleasant and efficient. The dining room has a nice relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam, Gina, and Lorene made my experience wonderful as always!

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vipMaryEllenTSouthend
New England
77 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Why can restaurants serve good coffee?

City Table
Responded on December 22, 2020

Hi Mary Ellen, Thank you for the feedback. We've shared your review with management and our staff. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggg! The food was so good, our server was very polite and funny. I had the avocado toast... and omg the bread was phenomenal! 10/10 would go again.

City Table
Responded on December 17, 2020

Hi Bianca, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! It means a lot. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you again! Best, Grace

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Richard
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a very nice Thanksgiving. The only negative was the dessert.

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CynthiaD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & wait staff were fabulous. Best ribeye we ever had. Everything was so delicious. Appetizer of meatballs were to die for! Looking forward to going back. Highly recommended.

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vipYoSoyFiesta
New England
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us went for brunch and had an excellent time. We each got different entrees and we’re all very happy. I, in particular, loved the Brie burger. We had both the standard mimosa and Bloody Mary, as well as more individualized cocktails as the day went along. The bartender was very flexible about making cocktails. Service was excellent, and felt very safe. They have no-touch restrooms and everyone was socially distanced.

City Table
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the food, space, service, and of course, that you felt safe while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best, Grace Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was greasy. Just one server/hostess and 1 bartender for the whole dining room. It was full. They are understaffed,and the food was very greasy

City Table
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hello- I'm very sorry to hear you didn't have a better experience dining with us. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date of service, the dishes you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? Any feedback you're able to share would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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Fran
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food never disappoints. Wonderful ambience too!

City Table
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Fran, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and look forward to seeing you again! Best, Grace

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KerriH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was attentive, and tables were far sort so we were very comfortable being there.

City Table
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Kerri, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had a safe and enjoyable dining experience with us, and hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipMaryEllenTSouthend
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back Bay gem!

City Table
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hi Mary Ellen, Thank you so much for the review! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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vipScott
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
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.

City Table
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi Scott, Our apologies again. We also received your review on Yelp and Facebook and have responded there as well. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipShellyN
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best folks in town

City Table
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you, Shelly! We look forward to seeing you again.

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JThC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

City Table
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. Any additional information you're able to share, so we can make improvements, would be greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the future! Best, Grace

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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 4.6 stars by 1303 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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