Civic Kitchen and Drink

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455 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Civic Kitchen & Drink will be a neighborhood gathering spot featuring local comfort food with a gastropub vibe.
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New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My first two favorable visits here were unfortunately offset by a bad experience tonight. We spent the first few awkward minutes being told we didn't actually have a reservation. I had to show them the OpenTable confirmation, and a quick walk through the dining room revealed the other two members of our party already seated. Not a big deal. The server was polite and attentive but failed to bring out our salads until prompted (30 minutes later). Our entree's arrived seconds later. We hadn't even tried the salads. A member of our party had to send a cold piece of Swordfish back to the kitchen, and we were all almost done with our meals by the time she received a new dish. We did speak to the manager but really didn't get the feeling she was on top of things. I should say, aside from the Swordfish, the meals were very good. One final item: My wife ordered the "house Cabernet". We were charged $12 a glass which is what I would expect to spend in a high-end Boston restaurant. They agreed to reduce it to $10 but I'm sorry that is still way too expensive for a "Pub" at a decent public golf course. Overall, not a good experience at a place we were beginning to really like.

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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our dinner took place on the first evening that the patio was open for the season. Service was very slow and the staff poorly organized.

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CP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Server was Tim and he was excellent. He explained their menu and concept to us and was very knowledgable.

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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.....nice quiet place to meet friends and actually hear one another speak ......very relaxing.

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GT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was at civic years ago and had a fabulous meal. This dinner was sub par.

Burger was mediocre as compared to my last visit. Fries were soft and soggy. Not the finest meal for a $16 burger.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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RA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was fantastic! The shrimp and ravioli special should be on the regular menu. The appetizers and main courses were served hot. Everything had a lot of flavor and portion sizes were perfect

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great. I only wish more gluten free options.

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KL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Civic Kitchen has become one of our favorite restaurants. Everyone from the hostess to the servers are friendly and so helpful. They have created an open and inviting atmosphere where tables are separated from other dinners so you can have a conversation without disturbing others. Kids are welcome and the kids menu is wonderful. The food quality is consistently excellent, and the menu’s seasonal options are always delicious and not the usual fare. The patio overlooking the golf course is a fabulous dining option when weather permits. It’s wonderful having a restaurant of this caliber in the “burbs”

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CA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Monday night burgers - best burger in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was decent but service was horrible. We asked our server for extra appetizer plates. When she came back with them 20 mins later, she asked if we needed anything and then walked away with our appetizer plates in her hand! During dessert, she didn’t bring any new silverware and then when she noticed we were eating cake with our knives, she came over and said “I noticed you guys were eating with knives so I brought some forks”. Horrible! The noise level is also extremely loud and it’s difficult to have a conversation. Not impressed and I don’t think we’ll be back.

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D
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was probably my 6th or 7th time here and by far the noisiest visit i’ve ever had.

There was a table of in accompanied children that appeared to be 12 and under carrying on like they were in the school cafeteria and there was a table of customers that got louder as they drank forcing us to relocate to another table in order to be able to hear ourselves speak across our table.

The room could use some kind of acoustical treatment to lower the volume and some the clientele should practice their indoor voices.

The food was wonderful but we were once again disappointed that the brined pork chop is still missing from the menu.
I enjoy an updated menu as much as anyone but a few signature dishes should remain.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was the second time we dined at this restaurant. The first visit (about a month ago) was four stars. This past weekend was three stars. I am giving them four stars since I can't do three and a half. I ordered the same entree both times. The first time the food was very good, the second time it was just good. We had the same experience with the appetizers. On the first visit, I took home desert. On the second visit, we weren't asked if we wanted desert. There isn't anything special about the atmosphere and I can get "good" food for half the price, so I'll probably give them one more try and that will result in either their redemption or being chopped from my list.

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BH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and service were very good. The only issue is there is something wrong with the acoustics in the main dining room and it was incredibly loud. My husband could barely hear anything I said, but yet I could hear all the details of a conversation at a table across the room from us. I could see that they put some sound absorbers on the ceiling but they don't seem to be helping. I think I would only go back if they could seat us in another area of the restaurant or I'll wait until the weather gets nicer and sit on the big deck they have.

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PO
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent, we love farm to table..
Will definitely return..
Service was excellent...

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice options for diners with allergies. Sat in the bar area, relaxed ambiance.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The staff was excellent, decent environment. The food, while it looked nice, lacked a deliciousness that one would expect for the price of the dishes. The food was just ok, not worth $26 for an entree (pork chop special).

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MA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy our visits to Civic Kitchen and Drink because the food is imaginative, locally sourced and delicious. The wait staff is friendly and helpful as well.

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SH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Food, service and drinks were wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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LB
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Our server was friendly and welcoming. She offered suggestions that some of us took and enjoyed. The food was fantastic. Everyone had something great to say about their meal. We happened to go later in the evening during midweek so the restaurant was quiet and not crowded.

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r
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

One of the entrees we ordered was the seared scallops with fennel.
Though the description said it would be topped with shaved fennel salad, there was no sign of that at all.
The last time we visited, we ordered only appetizers and sides, and all of them were excellent.

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find, so happy we came - the food was delicious, the space was welcoming, drinks were great, servers very helpful and pleasant.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every minute of our first time to the Table. Tim was a very knowledgeable and helpful server. Definatly will be back with friends and family.

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PM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I love the Civic Kitchen, our waitress was wonderful and made the experience fun. Our food is always good but found the beef shortrib in the deconstructed chili meal to be overcooked. I've had the short rib there before it was always mouth watering. An off night I suppose. Also, the coffee wasn't as hot as it should be. Other than that - that will not stop us from going again. I love the changing menu and especially the outside atmosphere.

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DL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was terrific. The service was, let's say, just what it needed to be - not 'over the top', but 'there' when we needed it. I might have preferred a table nearer the windows - a large chunk of the restaurant appeared to be set up for a big party, presumably coming in after we left, so one long table took up a wall of windows.. The decor and the ambiance is casual - sometimes that really is a relief.

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KA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Civic. Go there every chance I get. Staff is superb, chef is imaginative and nails it every time. Drinks are great. Atmosphere is excellent. Fun place. Can't wait for summer patio time!

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R
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, great environment. A choice that never disappoints. Thank you.

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WF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. However they made some menu changes. I highly recommend the chicken and dumplings and the short ribs. Both were excellent.

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M
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed my meal- got the grilled cheese with tomato bisque. The food was delicious and the service was great. It’s an interesting restaurant space. I’d definitely go back.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just an average place, nothing stood out. Service was okay, food wasn't hot enough. Menu is okay. Plenty of parking.

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e
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food okay but when brought to table no plates where brought
Had to eat tasty meatballs out of bowl they were presented in! Staff needs to be trained on this as when
Entrees where delivered we had no cutlery! Had to ask which made service poor!

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AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved the farm to table focus and the creative recipes! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the food preparation and was able to answer our questions thoroughly. The onion soup was perfectly balanced and the cheese croquette topping provided a pleasant and delicious surprise. The entrée was pork shank over polenta. The polenta was smooth, creamy and the perfect comfort food for a rainy cold evening. the shank was tender and juicy, but just a bit over-spiced for my taste. That didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying this creative dish. Dessert was a wonderful cheesecake and the most delicious coffee I've had in a long time. The perfect ending for a lovely evening!

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JN
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Creative and delicious food with great service. I thought the prices were OK; not a bargain but also not outrageous. The building is a converted/active clubhouse that seemed to have quite a few families, so the ambiance and noise level could have been better...but these were definitely not deal breakers.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food large portions local ingredients great local beer list

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food & service, would come back!

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s
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality cocktails, great appetizers and entrees, attentive and friendly service. Tables are well spaced and the noise level is reasonable. The only downside is they don't stay open very late.

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CA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Great food and service. Erin was very attentive.

Happy to see the restaurant featured on Chronicle!

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TF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and I will be back often!! Highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. I will forever be craving the house-made ranch dressing!

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W
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally a decent dining experience

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C
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was really slow. Food was good but pricey for what it is.

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