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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Join us this Thanksgiving! We are open and serving our full menu along with a traditional turkey dinner & specials.

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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

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (16)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Casual (9)
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Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (6)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 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 29, 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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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food and service always excellent. Good venue for Sunday brunch. Wait staff and management exceptionally friendly and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved the ambiance, service, lighting and the food! Had a great Tuna Tartare and their steak tacos were amazing. Great wine list. Perfect location!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed this great favorite--our go to for special occasion and city times!
The filet was melt in yr mouth! Great wine and carrot cake scrumptious!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Healthy, Quick Bite, Tapas
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Turkey dinner@$38 is overpriced . Price was not on the special menu . Would not have ordered the turkey had I known the price.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very nice dinner and atmosphere. Only negative, we were charged for two items we ordered but never received (unfortunately, we did not realize this until we had already left). Other wise, we enjoyed everything. Thank you.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They were very accommodating and the food was fantastic. A bit pricey but the quality of the food justifies this.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful meal and quick service made for a great night!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a lovely family gathering at City Table. The restaurant has a good spirit, a varied menu and every time we go there we have a good time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I brought our 18 year old daughter for dinner before they went to a show. We all loved it!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Once again the staff at City Table were excellent. Service was once again great, our waiter was very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We all would recommend having dinner and/or enjoying a drink at one of the two bars.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely spot for brunch! Nice setting, friendly and responsive servers.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was slow and the food wasn't coursed properly. Otherwise the food was very delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Been here many times and was always good. This time we had a rather long wait for our waiter and our dinners were disappointing. Both meals were served hot but the flavor wasn't up to par.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The worst chicken sandwich ever ! The chicken was burned black and they still had the nerve to serve it! We were in time crunch , if not I would have let them hear what I had in mind ! Never go back !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for brunch, quick service and quiet setting.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was my 2nd visit to City Table for brunch. The buttermilk biscuits and gravy with eggs was a nod to Southern cuisine. The sausage gravy was satisfying and not salty. The service here is the best.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I had the littleneck tagliatelle and my fiancé had the vegetable risotto. Both were very good. Mine said it had chili in it but was not spicy at all (not even a hint). Wines were nice. Will certainly be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

there was a problem with one meal that was quickly resolved in a very satisfactorily manner and removed from the bill thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our 1st time at City Table for our anniversary, also for Dine Out Boston.
We were here on Thursday night , around 6:20pm. Only a few tables of customer at that time. But people start come in after 7:00pm
Service is good, seating is good because we were early.
Thai Chicken Soup is good.
Grilled Steak Tacos is ok.
Steak Frites, beef cooked right to what I asked, it is good, but I did not know they put their own house made steak sauce on top of the beef. I like sauce on the side.
Grilled Faroe Island Salmon is ok.
Carrot Cake is good.
Belgian Waffle Bread Pudding not warn enough for me, and it is little hard also.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great restaurant for any occasion - business, family, friends. Quality of food and service is consistently excellent. The management and staff are outstanding. We are frequent guests and recommend to all who live in or visit Boston.

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

Favorite restaurant in Boston, first time visiting during Dine Out Boston. It never disappoints. The food was fresh and delicious, as always. The grilled wild salmon, paired with mushroom ragout, was one of the best dishes I ever had. Their chocolate cake was rich but not overwhelmingly so - it was the perfect balance of sweet and mild with some deliciously light whipped cream. Amazing drinks menu too - we usually try a couple of different cocktails every time we visit, and haven't found one that isn't great yet! And of course, great service and ambience, as always. And all for a reasonable price, especially given the location and the quality of food. Perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Had great time. Don't have my receipt and cannot remember waiter's name but he was very nice and polite and attentive to our table.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I went with a group of 4 for Restaurant week and had a very good time. The three course meals were creative and all delicious. The food was creative and dessert was amazing. I would definitely recommend, especially during Restaurant Week!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very impressed! First time...great food, great service! We were there from 7-9 pm!!

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 7, 2017

FABULOUS!!! The food was so great we went back the next morning, our waitress was very good, and the music they played was wonderful! I know its hard to mess up breakfast, but City Table was truly very good. We will be looking forward to our next visit!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is a great choice for breakfast/brunch in the Copley area. The fruit plate is great - fresh, large portion and served with greek yoghurt. My daughter enjoyed the breakfast pizza for the second time. I had the Florentine Benedict and the spinach was watery and not warm. The service timing was off and we did not get water or coffee refills unless we waived someone down.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service started out a bit slow as we were there shortly before they opened, but Mario took over and took great care of us!
(The initial service is why I didn't give a full five stars -Mario on his own was definitely 5 star!)

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It is a great value for a brunch one block away from Newbury

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was cold, not prepared well and flavorless. Service was pretty good and hostess was friendly. Not at all upscale food.

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