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City Table

4.6
1322 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Sunday Lunch
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.

Experiences

  • September Whole30 at City Table

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    City Table is an official partner of The Whole30. Our special menu was carefully crafted by the Director of Food & Beverage, Sean MacAlpine and is 100% compatible with the rules & standards of the program.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1322 people are saying
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vipJC1234
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had several business dinners here, and tonight celebrated my mother’s 60th. The food is outstanding and the service is super. Book it now.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, wine selection is nice, absolutely wonderful staff and managers. We continue to be impressed and will use their private dining space for our wedding rehearsal dinner this October 2021 and corporate events in the future. Highly highly recommend. Very reasonably priced for the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was just okay and expensive for what it was. Service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering celebrating after our sons UMass Boston commencement. Food and service was top notch and I had the best Negroni ever. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here. Was celebrating the start of a new career and they delivered big. They gave us each 2 complimentary glasses of Champagne. On top of that. I didn’t like the meal I ordered and they replaced it right away with another dish. Great food, great drinks, and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and martinis

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hapti
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the set menu and where very positively surprised about the amount and quality of the food for the price.

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vipChrisI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome place, Haley or server was wonderful, she made our double birthday celebration perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to brunch and ask for VICTOR to make your drinks. Best martini I ever had in my life!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was overall incredibly underwhelming. The burger we ordered came medium well instead of medium and collect a lot of flavor.

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amys
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive without hovering. She gave us plenty of time to chit chat. Our food was delicious.

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vipSara
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst service ever.We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 10th anniversary
Took ver 15 mins to be acknowledged. When waitress finally came to table, she rushed us to put a drink order in. I asked for my drink with sugar on the rim.My husband ordered his without. After 10 mins., she delivered his drink but not mine.We sat and waited for my drink to come for over 10 mins, watching the bartender make several other drinks for people who had walked in after us.Our waitress didn’t even come to tell us what the wait was for or why mine hadn’t been delivered at the same time as my husband’s.A manager finally came to our table to ask if everything was ok.I told him I still hadn’t received the drink I ordered 10 mins ago when my husband’s was delivered. He went over to check on it.The waitress finally brought over my drink (15 mins after my husband’s drink was delivered). After that long wait, there was no sugar on the rim.I mentioned it to the waitress and she said “Well. I put it in so it’s her fault, not mine.”She didn’t even offer to have it fixed. Instead, she said “I’ll make sure it’s right on your next one.” At that point, after waiting so long for the first drink, I knew I would not be getting another one.
Took another 15 mins for her to come over and ask if we wanted to order food.We were pretty disgusted at that point and thought we’d go someone else.I put what I thought would be a quick order of French fries in, just to hold me over until we went somewhere else for dinner.When the French fries came out, she quickly threw them on the table and walked away.No napkins, no silverware, no plates, no ketchup.
Just all around bad service.And the restaurant wasn’t even that busy.Other waitresses were waiting on their tables like normal. We got stuck with someone that just shouldn’t be in the public service profession.
Very disappointed.Was really looking forward to a nice dinner with good service here.Sadly, we won’t take our chances going back again anytime soon.

City Table
Responded on August 9, 2021

Hi Sara, I am deeply sorry to hear about your recent visit with us. 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? In the meantime, your review has been shared with our management team and service staff. Please know that what you have described is not up to our hospitality standards, and we will be speaking with staff to ensure improvements are made. Again, our apologies. Sincerely, Grace

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RyanO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

food was a little hit and miss, but overall ok and not overly priced.

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vipJeffH
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter never introduced himself nor did he ever check on us. We ordered a cheese tray that was dropped off at our table without any explanation about the cheeses on the tray. I understand everyone is short staffed but this was late in the evening and the restaurant was not crowded

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LindsayG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! My boyfriend and I went to Boston on a day trip. After doing some research, I chose this restaurant because I was doing Whole30, and it had a menu that was completely compliant. WOW was the food amazing! After a few weeks of pretty boring salads, this was a very special treat. I will definitely be back!

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vipKevinboston
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Always enjoy it!

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vipMaryEllenTSouthend
New England
80 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

City gem! Great eggs Benedict

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vipHmh238
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Everyone at the table got different drinks and meals and we were all very happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every possible way!!!

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ldochop
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seasonal granola was great...the oatmeal was lacking.

Service was really good and the location is great!

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PaulP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. The spicy bolognese was amazing. Great atmosphere too.

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MaryM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bruce, the bartender, was fabulous. I really appreciated his attentiveness and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

While the server was pleasant and attentive my meal was bland,flavourless and slightly undercooked in some areas. I was highly disappointed as I had visited this restaurant before for breakfast and had such a great time and meal.

City Table
Responded on July 7, 2021

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't have a better experience. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of service and the dishes you ordered, so we can look into this? In the meantime your review has been shared with management, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Sincerely, Grace

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LAWRENCER
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, polite courteous and extremely seasoned personnel.

Delicious and meticulously presented food and very tasty.

The drink was classic martini w cherry soaked in oaky syrup. Simply wonderful! Great bartender.

Can’t wait to be back!

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LISAC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner!! Best filet mignon ever! Wait staff was great and friendly!! I would definitely come back! 5 stars all the way!

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ElisaM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best places in town as far as nice restaurants go. The food is always delicious, drinks are amazing, and the staff usually goes above and beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went for Father’s Day brunch. Service was horrible. Took 18 min to get service. Nearly 10 to get mimosas. Food was good, not great. Ordered second round. Canceled order after waiting 10 minutes. Newly seated table next to us got drinks while we were waiting. Waiter, Pablo, didn’t even apologize when we canceled our drink order and asked to leave. Don’t make the effort. Overpriced, mediocre lobster rolls next door are better than this place.

City Table
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello- I'm sorry to hear about your recent visit with us for Father's Day. Your review has been shared with management and our staff, so we can ensure the necessary service improvements are made. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipBkroon9175
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great brunch at City Table. The food was very good. The service was efficient (although they were slow on coffee refills!!). The ambience was great. We will dine here again for any meal.

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geraldt
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I went to this restaurant for breakfast. I order eggs, bacon and what I thought was potatoes. The eggs and bacon where fine, what was served with them is another story. I will let your imagination fill in the gapes in this description. A potato is run over by a truck then a year later it is scraped up soaked in oil and burnt on both sides a grill. Of all the times I have seen people taken pictures of their food this is the one time I should have taken picture of this food. Maybe they were just having a bad day but I saw the same thing being served to other people. I am sure that the other food on the menu is just fine. Not recommended for breakfast

City Table
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience dining with us. Would you be willing to share additional details regarding the date/time of your visit, the dish you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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FoodieP2020
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding, The avocado toast with smoked salmon was incredible especially. The service could have been better but management apologized for it, which we appreciated. Would go again because the food was that good

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AidanW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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
4 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
64 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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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 1322 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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