City Works - Frisco

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THE RESTAURANT. Our restaurant offers a sprawling craft beer list with 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat, energetic atmosphere. With gigantic HDTVs and state-of-the-art A/V, City Works is the unique pairing of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant. OUR MISSION. Genuine People. Genuine Hospitality. We live by these words and they remind us to be the best versions of ourselves, for each other and our guests. We specialize in “hosting the party,” and we strive to make your day a little better every time you visit. WE’RE BEER GEEKS, NOT SNOBS. Beer is a drink of the people – so no matter what your taste, we have something for everyone, from novice to expert. We’re happy to guide you through our list to help you find a new favorite. Not a beer-lover? No problem, we have wine on draft too, as well as a full cocktail menu. Consider us the unique marriage of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant.
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SB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was perfect. Food and service were great.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the Rock and Roll Brunch. Loved the cocktails - Bloody Mary and Bellini. Beignets were a great start. Lots to choose from on the menu. Grits, eggs, bacon, sausage was a good choice. Breakfast tacos we nicely done. Cheesy potatoes were excellent. Nice beer selection - we'll definitely go again.

NT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They didn’t acknowledge the fact that we’re celebrating two birthdays even though I included a note when I made the reservation.

Our waiter seemed like he didn’t want to be there at all. Everyone sitting outside on the second floor seemed to have to ask for silverware and napkins even after food was delivered. Appetizer dishes weren’t cleared until the end of the meal so on a hot day, flies were loving the leftovers. The waiter would come to refill water and only do one glass before walking away from the table. Had to flag him down to get additional glasses refilled.

Food was just ok. Breakfast tacos were appetizer sized and had no flavor. No salt or pepper on the table and asking for some sort of hot sauce would have required getting our waiters attention yet again.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Server was below average. Restaurant was empty.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

They are advertising an octoberfest beer special and meals but the waitress and bartender had not idea what we were tolling about. They had one octoberfest beer on tap. Also the schnitzel they are advertising was just a thick cut breaded chicken cutlet. Was highly disappointed.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at City Works. Thank you for providing your feedback. - Staley

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TM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best chili around. But they still will not open their doors until precisely 11:30 am so customers must wait outside in the hot sun or rain. Really annoying practice, and I can no longer recommend them as this has been going on since they launched their business.

OF
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bar menu.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Oddie, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to City Works! Come back again soon! - Staley

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KF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been here several times and always enjoyed the food. Tonight our service was exceptionally good. I wish I had remembered her name. I had the red grouper and it was wonderful, it's a very light meal which is what I was looking for. My son's had the pork chop and tacos and we enjoyed 2 appetizers, the pretzel bites and the buffalo shrimp. All was good, and it was a very enjoyable dinner. I've never been disappointed here, and highly recommend it.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Kelly, I'm glad you had a great time at City Works! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon! :) - Staley

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BE
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good lunch menu, appropriate portions. Great service.

s
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

service and appetizers very good....we had the ribs and they were very tasty, however thought they were a little dry

a
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food and drinks, service was a bit slow since waitress kept botching up the orders

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Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi there, I'm glad you liked the food and drinks! Thank you for letting us know about the service. - Staley

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My daughter and her friends came here for her birthday. They were served raw salmon. Although they removed it from their bill it was not a great experience.

DS
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The service has really gone downhill. Aside from way too rapid refills of my son’s lemonade, our server was completely inattentive & hard to find. I asked for our side salads before the meal & she said she wasn’t sure if she could do that but would check. With no follow up or apology, they came out with our main courses. I was dripped on regularly by a pipe above and when I told someone (because our server was MIA), I was just told “yeah our AC has been doing that”. Also 2 of the last 3 times we’ve visited, the Incredible Burger was out of stock. And now they don’t know when it will be back. The Tinga tacos were really good, as were my husband’s and son’s chicken sandwiches. Too loud to talk across our booth without yelling. Not a good experience.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hello Debra, I'm sorry to hear you had a frustrating time at City Works. Your experience definitely does not live up to the standard of service or quality that we aspire to provide. Thank you for providing your feedback, I will relay your comments on to the management team so we can use these details to provide further training and support for our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, and hope we can show you that we utilize your feedback to improve! - Staley

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I
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten here several times. Food always good
Tonight my husband ordered the salmon he said it was one of the best he’s ever eaten.
We will be back again soon.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on June 13, 2019

Hi Ilene, I'm glad you had a great meal at City Works! Come back again soon! - Staley

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DL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Server was great - salads came out warm

AB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes it is a fun, enjoyable and with great view place. The beer selection is good, the food is good. My only minor complaint, I had reserved a table on the second floor, but when I arrived the second floor was reserved for some event, and therefore I did not have access. My preference would have been that my expectation be set, so that I would have know prior to getting to City Works. Maybe I would have made different plans would I have known that the second floor was not available.

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great. The filet mignon sliders are a must. Fun atmosphere.

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi Susan, I'm glad you had a great time at City Works! Thanks for leaving your feedback :) - Staley

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner out with the wife and kids! Food and service were great and will definitely go back!

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Hi Sean, I'm glad you had a great time at City Works! Come back again soon! :) - Staley

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TH
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was just ok, biscuits and gravy were really a English muffin and not a biscuit..

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Breakfast Sammie was very good but my daughter’s had too much fennel. Husband’s Sammie was very good. Stuffed French toast was filled with so much grease it oozes onto plate when cut. The flavor of the Baileys filling almost made up for all the grease. Blueberries in topping were fresh but strawberries were either from frozen or cut a couple of days ago.

DL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was ok - best part was the appetizer

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Hello Denise, I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing time at City Works. Thank you for providing your feedback, I will relay your comments on to the management team so we can use these details to provide further training and support for our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, and hope we can show you that we utilize your feedback to improve! - Staley

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LA
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really great place to watch a game. Enormous patio is likely packed in the fall for football on the Cowboys big screen. Lots of tvs inside and a nice modern atmosphere. Happy hour prices were nice. I had the duck nachos, which sound great in theory and lacked in execution as the wonton chips become immediately soggy from the cheese sauce. BBQ chicken flatbread was good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Typical inside/outside table assignments where the outside gets forgotten for significant periods of time. Had to ask for silverware, condiments and alcohol refills.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is more of a place to have happy hour than date night. Half of the seating is high top tables, so if you have a reservation and don’t want to sit at a high too make sure you ask. The beer selection was great, but the food was less than impressive. The fries were really good, but everything else was meh.

JH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great food and really good service but there some parents that let their kids run around the terrace yelling and screaming. Luckily the wait staff stepped in and said something to the parents.

EM
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Works was a great location to go to grab a bite to eat and watch some March Madness! The wall of TVs was visible from our seats and we could easily watch not only the game of most interest to us; but the other games being played as well. Our server was personable, timely, and very knowledgable about the beers that were on tap. She gave great recommendations- and bought out a sample to my guest that was unsure of a beer that she was describing. The beer and food were both great!

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Hi Elaine, I'm glad you had a great time at City Works! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Beer was nice and cold.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi there, I'm so glad you had a nice time at City Works! Come back again soon! - Staley

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Mason was a terrific server. He provided great advice when ordering drinks and food. He never rushed us as we took time enjoying our night out. Will be back for the food, drinks and service.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi there, I'm so glad you had a nice time at City Works! Thanks for visiting us :) - Staley

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N
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, great place. Service was quite slow and it wasn’t that busy. Love the food though.

TM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here a few times now, and it still does not disappoint. Best chili around, great appetizers, an extraordinary and reasonable priced beer list, and a fine atmosphere.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi Terence, I'm so glad to hear you're having a great time at City Works! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :) - Staley

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JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Went to City Works on a date with my wife. It was our first time there. We both ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad. Aside from it taking a long time to get our food, the food was horrible. The side salad was literally three bites (I'm not exaggerating). The bun was hard and the grilled chicken was dry and way over-cooked. Even the bacon on the sandwiches was burned. All of this for over $30 after the tip. Very poor value. Our waiter was fine, although I was waiting for him to ask us how everything was...but he never did.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi John, I'm very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at City Works. Thank you for providing your feedback. I will relay your comments to the management team so that we can offer extra support and training to our team wherever they may need it. We hope that we can show you our ability to improve based on guest feedback. - Staley

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GP
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose City Works for a Valentine's double date with my teenage daughter and her boyfriend. We were excited to try the restaurant since we had never been. I liked the menu option (buffalo chicken dip was a great appetizer) and the waiter was very personable and helpful with all our questions. He gave great suggestions for the beer and warned us that the cauliflower steak is not meat! ha! Wish there were more dessert options, although the two they had were delicious!

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Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi Glen, I'm happy to hear you all had a nice time at City Works! Thanks for picking us as your date night spot :) Come back again soon! - Staley

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Eh. Drink menu and place were impressive. Buffalo chicken dip was good, wings were flavorless. All in all solid C+.

City Works - Frisco
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at City Works. Thank you for providing your feedback. I will relay your comments to the management team so that we can offer extra support and training to our team wherever they may need it. We hope that we can show you our ability to improve based on guest feedback. - Staley

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HH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first time there, during the winter so I can't speak to the outside café seating but indoors: I love all the soft seating options. We were there for Valentine's Day and while I was disappointed there WASN'T a special 'love-themed' dish by the chef or drink for the day by the bartender, we enjoyed the menu. I like an incentive menu so I loved and highly recommend you trying the duck nachos. For those not so adventurous, they have standard fare, too. Being so close to the Star, the many tv's were awesome for this Dallas Stars fan. I won't blame City Works for the loss...and we'll definitely be back!

UB
Omaha
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day. Now we know why seats were available at 630p

BR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends introduced me to this dining spot and it has been fun to take other friends there to share the experience. Sahara was excellent wait staff and we had a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Hi Becky, I'm glad you had a nice time at City Works! I will pass your compliment on to Sahara, she'll be happy to hear it. Come back again soon! - Staley

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat. By far one if the best craft beer selection in Frisco.

PS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service, wide selection of beer. Somewhat noisy in the bar area. Priced similarly to other good quality brew pubs/gastrobars.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Hi Paul, I'm glad you had a nice time at City Works! We hope you'll come back again soon! - Staley

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TM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best chili in Frisco. Together with their eclectic burger menu and offer the top list of on tap beers, they offer a set of tasty choices. Wait staff are attentive and friendly.

Only complaint is that the music is way too loud when the restaurant is uncrowded.

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Responded on February 6, 2019

Hi Terrance, I'm so glad you had a great time at City Works! Come back again soon! - Staley

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BD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried City Works when an old friend popped into town. What an interesting place with an amazing beer selection, more TVs behind the bar than I could count and a nice ambience. Best part of the bar/TV area is that we could sit away from it and not be distracted by all the motion, noise, and bright lights from the TVs.

Wait staff was great and so was the food. Great comfort food options and the made from scratch setup allowed my friend who is vegetarian, to customize a few options for his lunch.

Given the neighborhood and the Cowboys practice stadium out the window, the prices were decent and I'l go back here for a special occasion or lunch with an old friend again.

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