City Works - Tysons Corner

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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. 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. WERE BEER GEEKS, NOT BEER SNOBS. Beer is a drink of the people - so no matter what your taste, we have something for everyone. We're happy to guide you through our lists 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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H
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really liked our waiter, Curt. Great personality and very service oriented. The food was delicious!!! Dessert was yummy!!! We will be back😃

PM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looked at the menu before going and it seemed like kind of upscale bar food, which is exactly what it was. The popcorn chicken, cheese curds, and filet sliders were esp good. Extensive beer and cider menu. I’m sure capital one will keep this place busy during the week, but it’s worth a trip for happy hour or dinner.

c
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Missing Identity ... Sports Bar with no happy hour? Great selection of beers but random TVs and high prices!

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, I'm sorry you had a frustrating time at City Works. Thank you for your feedback. - Staley

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CP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So I think

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a good experience. I will definitely return. I didn’t have dinner but was able to try the buffalo chicken dip and the Mac and cheese... which should be called butter noddles because it barely had any cheese. Very disappointed.

GM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table, parked, got there and the restaurant was closed with signs on the door saying it was closed for maintenance??!! How can OpenTable allow reservations AND the restaurant website did not say anything about being closed.

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi there, I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience at City Works. Unfortunately, we unexpectedly had to close due to some electrical issues we were having which caused many of our critical appliances to not work. All guests with OpenTable reservations were contacted via phone and left messages if they did not answer. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback! - Staley

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E
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Much improved! I came here about two months ago and had a terrible experience (slow service, poor food, etc.) but came back on a whim and had a much better experience this time! The service was fast and attentive and the food that came out was delicious. Certainly glad I gave them a second chance.

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Evan, I'm so happy to hear you gave us another shot and had a nice time at City Works. We really appreciate you visiting us, and hope you'll be back again soon! :) - Staley

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price. Fun atmosphere and easy parking.

City Works - Tysons Corner
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi there, I'm glad you had a great time at City Works! We hope to see you again soon! :) - Staley

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The “hot” chicken was super spicy (cldn’t eat it), but everything else was good (beer selection, fish tacos, duck nachos).

MG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drink were excellent. But on this particular day there were issues with the service where our orders were not entered properly and we had to wait for the correct meal. The restaurant seemed understaffed. The server and the manager did everything in their power and beyond to rectify what happened. As such, we would return without hesitation.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Only 2 dessert options and we chose the wrong one. Service was marginal.

SM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Extensive beer selection. Food was fine. I wouldn't suggest going there but if others wanted to go I would participate.

p
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

dined here several times now and most of the food is without much taste, or overly salty.
it is good for Capital One employees in the building that want to wait around for traffic to die down and have no other choice. Pretty quiet on saturdays and sundays.

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Hi 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. We hope that we can show you our ability to improve based on guest feedback. - Staley

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DH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This place has an identity problem. The dozens of big screens and loud music say “sports bar.” The extensive beer list says “craft beer pub.” The $24 grouper entree and pricey wine pours say “upscale dining.” It needs to choose an identity and focus (and train waitstaff to refill water glasses promptly). Tysons continues to struggle with providing solid dining options for workers and residents alike and the addition of this restaurant does little to improve that.

MI
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Chicken tacos spicy. One person ordered and had to return. Food did not come out fast. Drinks Good and big selection of beers.

f
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The food was delicious and the place is great. Place is a little loud but the place is fin and food was great!!

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Hi there, we're so glad you chose us to celebrate your daughter's special day! Thanks for dining with us—we hope to see you again soon! :) - Staley

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AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good time with beer and food

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Responded on July 24, 2019

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

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was not as well prepared as thought it would be with such limited menu. I would recommend it for drinks and/or HH not food.

KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and all items were made exactly to order! Will definitely come back again!

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Responded on July 17, 2019

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

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OT
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Recently opened and needs some maturing. Loudest restaurant experience we have ever had. It was 6:30 PM. If you are noise sensitive, be aware. Food tasted good. Kitchen error provided a rare burger when I asked for and the server correctly input a medium level of cooking. Delay in recognizing the error until the end of the meal motivated the manager to remove the burger from the bill. Lot's of beers to choose from and that part is neat. My wife's win pour seems really small. Manager provided complimentary deserts which was very nice. We will go back and anticipate this was just growing pains.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new place! Drinks were delicious, great menu, fast service and fun atmosphere. We’ll be coming back here again :)

SY
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked all the menu I had because they are not salty
And seat, booth was comfortable and spacious.
I love the verity of selections of beers.

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck Nachos were excellent. Short rib hash was very tasty. Cookie dough dessert was perfect

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Hi there, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to City Works! We hope you'll come back again soon! :) - Staley

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KF
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the big screen televisions to watch sports and 90 different beers on tap! The service was great and the food was good. We’ll definitely return soon!

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi there, I'm glad you had a nice time at City Works! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :) - Staley

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only issue was they turned the soccer game on so loud that those of us there having a business lunch had to yell to be heard. I asked them to turn it down a bit but the manager ignored the request. Given this is on a business campus, I thought it was a bit inappropriate. Maybe more suited for HH level noise but not lunch. Know your customers. ;-)
That being said, the food and service were very good. I appreciated the waitresses suggestions and she was spot on. I'll be back.

JK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attractive atmosphere, wait staff really hustled. The food was very good and the beer selection amazing! My only complaint was how loud it was. The problem was mostly from the music which was way too loud. I look forward to when the outdoor seating is available.

TB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Recommend the buffalo chicken dip appetizer.

Seared tuna salad bad choice. Tuna cold, right out of the fridge, no sesame crust, buffalo wing seasoning on the tuna I think??

Short pours on the beer. You don't know how many ounces you are going to get because they have this "the right glass for the beer" thing.

M
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I made the reservation on Open table. When we got there to check in, the host said no table available for us because it’s Happy Hours time therefore all the tables were taken. Seriously?!? So we asked to speak to a manager, the manager came and walked us upstairs and gave us a corner table upstairs bar area... umm.. I said to him it’s my girlfriend’s bday today so could we have a table that’s not so hidden in the dark please. He apologized and sent us back downstairs. The table wasn’t ready so we waited for them to clean up. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was good. We loved the pretzel bites, duck nachos, the cauliflower steak was also good.
The restaurant is modern looking.
I would go back but I hope they will have a Happy Hours menu soon.

MG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mac and cheese appetizer was great. My friend found her burger too greasy. The fish and chips were ok. She enjoyed her flight of ciders and I liked the option of a half portion beer as I’m not a huge drinker but like to try things. Great selection of beers. Looking forward to the opening of the outside bar.

Service was a little slow and the noise level was too loud to converse easily. I know it’s trendy in restaurants nowadays but I prefer quieter spaces.

We would go back to try other food.

DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service , and , even the ambiance at City Works were excellent. However , the noise level , especially at or near 'Happy Hour' is almost a turn-off. I could not engage in a civil conversation with my Wife because the noise was too , too loud !

JK
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place to enjoy an after work dinner and drinks. Great selection of food choices on the menu. Look forward to outdoor dinning the next time I visit if the weather permits. It would be a great spot for local musicians to play if the management sees it in their future plans.

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi there, I'm glad you had a nice time at City Works! Thank you for the suggestion. Come back again soon! - Staley

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JL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unhappy Fathers Day.

I wanted to try a new restaurant for Father's Day, so I booked City Works on my Open Table App. Part of the reservation was a checkbox to select whether I wanted a low table or a high table. I selected a low table. Additionally, in the special request text box, I indicated that we needed a high chair for our two-year-old son. When we arrived, we were seated at a high booth which wouldn't accommodate the high chair. I explained that I had selected a low booth, which (for some reason) didn't show up in the reservation they received. The host told me that it would have appeared in the "special requests" section which was where I put the high chair request (which they did receive). One staff member apologized and said that we would be reseated. Another implied that I must have done something wrong with the reservation. A third stood with us at the high booth, menus in hand, waiting for something to happen, for five minutes or so, before I told her that she didn't need to wait with us. Eventually, we were told that no low tables were available.

We tried to make the best of it with a booster (which my son was having none of). We did this for more than 20 minutes with no visit from a server. No water, nothing. The same staff that either tried or didn't try to fix the issue for us walked by multiple times. Servers visited tables around us, including people who had been seated well after us.

Oversight or not, after the snafu with the reservation, it felt like we were being deliberately ignored. So we left the restaurant and asked the host to cancel our reservation in Open Table so that we could (hopefully) rebook somewhere else. They didn't even do that.

Thankfully, Chef Geoff's nearby was able to seat us last minute. Service was outstanding and helped to salvage an otherwise unhappy Father's Day dinner.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

Hi Jay, I'm terribly sorry about your Father's Day experience at City Works. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback—I'll pass your comments along to our management team so that we can provide extra training and support to our staff where necessary. Your previous experience is not reflective of the level of quality and service we pride ourselves on, and I'm sorry that you did not experience this during your last visit. - Staley

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LB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Out of their 90 beers on tap I did manage to select the 1 that they didn't have anymore. No biggie, I sampled two others and was happy with them both.
Food took a long time to come out though. It was an hour from when we walked in until we received our meal and it was a chicken wrap and tuna tacos.
I asked if they validate parking and was told no so I paid the parking fee before exiting as instructed and then the gate was up anyway...that was kind of annoying as there was no way to get my money back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Father’s Day and it was delicious! We loved everyone today our meal he enjoyed both his beers and the service was great! Definitely would recommend!!

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Responded on June 26, 2019

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

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and unique drinks! Hopefully the parking lot stays free.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

Hi there, we're glad you enjoyed City Works! Come back again soon! - Staley

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and there seemed to be some issues with the kitchen. Hopefully they can get the kinks out since this is a new location. The food was good, when it finally arrived. We got apologies but were not offered anything else to make up for the extremely long wait. The location is very convenient. Will definitely try again in a month or so.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good work lunch spot

E
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was the slowest I’ve ever experienced. Took about 30 minutes to even talk to our server and then another hour for the food to actually come out after that. Don’t bother coming until they straighten out their kitchen and service issues.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Hi Evan, I'm sorry to hear about your recent visit to City Works. That doesn't reflect the level of service that we strive for, and we apologize for the extended wait time. I've alerted our management team to this issue so that we can resolve it and provide more training and support to our staff where needed. 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the staff, food and location. Looking forward to dining there again.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for beers and dinner. A must-visit for beer lovers and novices alike. Staff was incredibly friendly, service was excellent and food was great (we had the pretzel bites, bacon cheeseburger and fried chicken sandwich). We'll definitely be back.