City Tavern - Culver City

4.5
66 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Welcome to City Tavern Culver City, a restaurant and bar with a warm and inviting atmosphere and staff. We would like to share our hospitality with you. Our casual, yet refined menu from Chef Liber Arce has a selection of shared plates, satisfying entrees and delicious desserts. We serve lunch and dinner seven days a week and a weekend brunch well worth the visit. Our bar focuses on West Coast craft beers with 22 rotating taps, a curated wine list and some of the best cocktails on the West Side. Give us a first visit or come back and say hello, we would love to see you.
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Zavanna
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was average. I had the Jamaican salmon which was fine but nothing special. My friend had a salad with same result. What makes this place a return visit is the staff and the ambiance. Both are stellar. It's a great place to relax and catch up with friends.

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janimal78
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

There were four of us. One had the Smoked Salmon Hash - he enjoyed his meal. One had the Club Sandwich, that was absolutely delicious. Two of us had the Poutine. The flavor was perfect, but my complaint is that you don't enough short rib with it. But there were other things on the menu, including the lobster benedict, that I would go back to try. Right in the middle of Culver City coolness.

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vipJonnieJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We tried out this venue for Dine L.A., and enjoyed our evening. The service was friendly and helpful. The menu for Dine L.A. was enjoyable and tasty. It was a great value. They were out of several items and their bar choices were limited, but it worked well with outside dining. We really did not peruse the regular menu, but we would return.

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Love2Eat
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for George. He knows how to take care of his customers. He made excellent suggestions for food and drinks during Dine LA.

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tsb610
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for dinner during Dine LA on a Friday night and found the food to be good. My wife and I both had the lobster roll. The value is tremendous! The service was great.

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Oook
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was okay, It took over an hour for our food to get to our table.

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vipSarahG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was slow. Drinks took forever. Food was great tho and the ambiance was awesome!

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BenP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Great waiter. Good food. Good atmosphere. The DineLA menu was a good deal. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambience was nice they offer outdoor seating. Parking is across the street at chase bank 0-2 hours cost $5. The food was okay nothing that stood out. Dine la menu was nice to try different dishes. I was really disappointed with the breakfast pountine. I was expecting short rib and gravy with cheese curds but it was far from any of that. When I asked for gravy on the side the server gave me a bowl of watery tomato soup no idea what that was suppose to be. The cheese was basic and melted. If anything maybe call it a nacho fries with some random pieces of chewy meat. Definitely was not the short rib I was expecting. Fries were soggy.
My friends ordered the lobster Benedict that was okay not really sure how it was suppose to taste first time having lobster on a Benedict. Lobster was meaty? Sauce was okay. Arugula was a nice balance to the dish. Sweet potato tater tots were great and crispy. Brussel sprouts with bacon was too sweet. The crossiant breakfast sandwich probably looked the best out of all our dishes stacked with great ingredients friends said it tasted good.
Good beer selection. Mimosas seemed decent.
Glad I got to experience it overall. But not sure if I would come back because the food quality was okay.

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Harmala
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Tee
Delicious sportier and food
Wonderful experience

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LDG330
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I loved the large area that they had for outdoor seating, but the chairs were terrible, the back on mine was broken so I couldn’t sit back.
The food was okay, but none of us were overly impressed with what we ordered.
The service was kind of the shining star, H was super nice and even though he was quite busy, he was very attentive.

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vipHelenH
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, City Tavern was great. The beer was delicious. The service was friendly. Entrees were very tasty. They've done a good job creating a comfortable and fun outdoor space.
Our only disappointment was the appetizer sweet potato tots, which we remembered fondly from previous visits. This time they were covered in some kind of sugar (maple syrup??). Insanely sweet. They needed some spicy sauce to counteract the sugar. Better still....just let them be sweet potatoes!
But overall we really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Positive experience. Food was a little slow to come out but our service was excellent

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vipladidah
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining and fun atmosphere! We were well taken care of!

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EricS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipCandaceY
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. The service wasn’t great, we waited a long time for bottomless mimosa and didn’t get to take advantage of bottomless for the amount of time we spent at the restaurant. Overall, I would still recommend this place for brunch. It is lively and the food is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t remember our server but she was great. Very attentive and had a nice personality.

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FoodSlut
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and drink! Service a little slow, but I think the waitress was in the weeds. Otherwise, great experience👍🏽

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KorneliusB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were a party of 6. We ordered burgers and the steak and lobster tail. The burgers were great. But our steak came out overcooked... and the fries seem to have been fried in oil that was old. It was not a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, new trainee, she was excellent. Food was great, although they don’t have fish and chips anymore. Brussels sprouts were amazing.

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cjlll
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a good time. Got to sit outside and relax. Attentive service, but no rushing us. Food and drinker were delicious and filling. Sharing the short rib poutine started everything off well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good and the staff was nice. Great for everyday dining or brunch.

MC
MsCoolKat
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here and enjoyed our meal very much, and the service! Definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Outstanding beer selection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed !!!!

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vipMNFoodie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here was absolutely incredible! They were so attentive to us and our dogs. They immediately brought out bowls of water and moved us to a table that would be easier to sit at with them. We didn’t ask, they suggested it and moved everything for us. I just can’t say enough how wonderful all of the staff was. The food was good though I wouldn’t mind seeing a pancake option on the breakfast menu. My omelet was solid though. Great experience here. Will definitely be back.

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ChelseaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The bacon jalapeño burger is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to book but when I got there it was closed. I gave the review on previous visits

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took more than 40 minutes to get our food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great.

EC
vipElisaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant accepted my reservation but was closed WITHOUT NOTICE when I arrived. I was supposed to have a very important business dinner with my boss here but we were stuck outside with the other unhappy customers who got jipped tonight. Awful experience. Had to find another restaurant at the last second.

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SylviaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great music and the food portions are a good size. A nice place to socialize and for date nights.

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vipYenabren
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's a busy restaurant and well serviced by the staff; and very friendly. Big selection of good and well prepared food. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp tacos and taco truck chicken sandwich were scrumptious! Love the drinks and the outside patio with my favorite 70’s & 80’s music. This is my go to restaurant for always getting fabulous food!

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DinerDaisy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, drinks and service in a relaxed atmosphere! Where else can you get the perfect surf and turf, with 6 oz. each of steak and lobster, plus spinach and mashed potatoes, for $34?!

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vipDavidL
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an outstanding experience at city Tavern for brunch on Sunday. We were able to make a reservation which was a huge plus, and the staff was courteous friendly and attentive. The food across-the-board was delicious, creative and presented well, and everyone was pleased with their portions. It’s difficult to stand out in this field as an American tavern but city Tavern really did the little things in addition to General excellence that made the meal. Special credit goes to the staff that was friendly and on its toes throughout the entire meal. Everyone found specialties that they enjoyed and we will absolutely be back for more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation and when we showed up they were closed

FAQs

City Tavern - Culver City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

City Tavern - Culver City is rated 4.5 stars by 66 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.