The City Cafe and Bistro

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$30 and under
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American
From a menu that is reminiscent of big city fine dinning, our chefs and staff take you outside our farm community and bring you an enchanting night in the city to our home. Our expert bartenders can serve you fine wine, beer, and unique or retro cocktails. Our food is prepared with experience and love. The bar is intimate, the dining room is romantic, and the patio is like no other. Come visit us soon to see what Yuba City has to offer. And Make it Special.
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1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The creme brulee is always excellent, My filet with the gorganzola butter was probably the most delicious and perfect filet I've had in years. Tonile was an outstanding and delightful waitress.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly in the outdoor courtyard, as requested. Nice atmosphere and very attentive service. The food was delicious! A great dining experience.

D
Sacramento
252 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Great restaurant!

SR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for an anniversary dinner. Will definitely eat here again.

BS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had chicken marsala, my husband has tuscan chicken, friends had salmon and dover sole. Every meal was excellent. Limited wine offerings. We ended up having Kung Fu Girl riesling, which was good, but not something I would buy elsewhere. If you drink red or chardonnay, you'd be fine. Limited beers—craft brews only. We shared a zucchini appetizer, which was nearly too much for the four of us. Very fresh and delicious, though. Peach cobbler was made with fresh peaches and good but not great. Friends had s'mores and they really liked it. Overall, a very good experience and we will go back.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch! Every dish we had was not only excellent, but declared by each diner to be ‘the best ever’.

The Creme Brûlée French toast was eggy inside, with perfect caramel flavor, just like it’s namesake,
Garden omelet was tasty, rich with goat cheese.
Avocado toast on homemade bread was a perfect appetizer..

And the staff was friendly and attentive. Nice atmosphere for dining inside or out.
No negatives whatsoever. Loved it!

D
Sacramento
252 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had lunch and dinner here before, but first time for brunch. Excellent service and fantastic food as always. A gem of a place in Yuba City.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to City Cafe in awhile, so were pleasantly surprised at the excellent entrees and service! Will come back sooner.

MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitperson Heather, was marvelous! Made our anniversary dinner memorable!!!

S
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Our server was awesome and the brunch menu was amazing!

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. One of our party had the caprese chicken and felt there could have been more cheese. Prices are a little high but acceptable for special occasions. My Garden shrimp scampi and Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc were excellent.

LS
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our son and his partner’s 9th anniversary.

M
Sacramento
122 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love most of the dishes here; the service is top shelf. Love dining outdoors (whenever possible) in the patio courtyard.

K
Tahoe
64 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food.

c
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good salad with homemade balsamic dressing. I had the risotto dish- very tasty and rich. Others’ had the salmon salad and steak. All were done to perfection!
Will be going back soon for lunch!

DD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Apps to entree prepared just right. Good wine selection.

LF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like coming to this restaurant. Food is always good and a great selection.

SH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I reserved a table for four and indicated we were celebrating my birthday. When we arrived, they didn't have our reservation, nor did they acknowledge my birthday celebration. We also told them when we arrived, we were celebrating a Birthday. I was a bit disappointed with no acknowledgement.

RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! A nice out of the way spot where you can spoil yourself. The menu might be considered limited, but the food is phenomenal. Would like it to be less pricey, but you pay for what you get. Ron & Jama

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

We like to go to city cafe when it’s jsut the two of us - sadly paying what you do for amazing food the service was extremely disappointing. Our server had zero personality and focused on another table which is a let down. We had to ask another server for water refills and bread. It’s little things, not asking to constantly check on us or to join in on our conversation but it would be nice for the server to actually seem like a people person

RM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been an occasional customer for a few years now. City Cafe never disappoints. Always excellent food and service, in a pleasant atmosphere.

T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good tasty food. A slightly original menu especially for Yuba City. Very good service, well paced and very pleasant. Only downside was the lack of ambiance. The too loud piped repeated Neil Diamond didn't help. But, despite that we will go back. An improvement over previous visits. I heard there were new owners? That could explain it.

D
Sacramento
252 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and drinks!! Excellent service from the bartender, but not from the wait staff. The wait staff need some training. They never checked on us, we had to ask for menus, water, silverware, napkins. Weird, because they are usually really good. Hopefully better next time.

BP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It is a small place so seating is a bit limited. They first sat us in the bar but we requested the main dining area so that sat us next to the kitchen door. In their defense it is a small place and seating is limited. I thought the fact that we had reservations and half the tables were empty would have carried some weight but I guess not. The food was O.K. but I had my heart set on lamb. They had a "special" valentines menu; NO lamb!

TM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love The City Cafe. The food is always amazing and the cocktails are equally good.