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City Table, Boston, MA

City Table

4.5
4.5
1420 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At City Table you’ll find a casual neighborhood eatery nestled in the vibrant heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay in the Lenox Hotel, steps from Copley Square and Newbury Street. Our creative menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients with chef-inspired, regional touches. A variety of small plates, sides and entrees are easily shared so guests can explore many options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 933-4800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Klajdi Plaku

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Exeter and Boylston Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available

  • Public transit

    GREEN LINE: Copley Square <br />ORANGE LINE/COMMUTER RAIL: Back Bay Station <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We truly enjoyed this meal of tuna tartare, octopus, and cod. The cocktails were well made and the carrot cake dessert was delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly. Give this restaurant a try!

    City TableResponded on January 9, 2023Dear Diner, Thank you for dining with us! I'm thrilled to hear everything was to your liking - we hope to see you in 2023! Best, Maya

  2. m

    msmitty

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very busy morning, so the service was a bit slower than desired, especially when dining with kids; however, they were very attentive, friendly, and accommodating for our two kids.

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Diner, Thank you for your feedback! We're happy to hear your service was great & accommodating for your kids. Best, Maya

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner. Choices for vegan in group as well as meat and seafood lovers. Unfortunately table was near bar and a loud group standing near bar made hearing people at table tough, but it was New Year’s eve, so understandable. Lovely time. We’ll be back.

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Diner, We appreciate your feedback & happy to hear you had a great meal! Wishing you a wonderful start to 2023! Best, Maya

  4. H

    Himandme

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the salmon one night and chicken fricasse a other night. Both were incredibly good!! Salmon perfectly cooked and not dried out. Grandson had a shrimp pasta dish with tons of shrimp that was killer. Other grandson had a perfect cheeseburger. Son and my husband had steak frites which were little dry. Had great breakfasts four mornings. Everything from smoked salmon avocado toast to French toast, pancakes, eggs & bacon, to oatmeal with SUPER fresh berries. The one thing that really stands out is the STAFF!! Extremely accomadating and upbeat! We stayed four nights at the hotel and the entire staff from the bars and restaurant to the hotel staff were the nicest people we have encountered and we travel extensively. We cannot wait to go back!!! Hotel is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Hello! Thank you so much for writing a thoughtful review. We appreciate your gratefulness and details. Wishing you a wonderful start to 2023, and looking forward to seeing you & your family in the future! Sincerely, Maya

  5. CE

    CaitlinE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and location! Will definitely be back

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Hello Caitlin, Thank you for coming in & Happy New Year! All the best, Maya

  6. KF

    KathyF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend and I had a lovely dinner at City Table. It was our first time eating there and we were not disappointed. Everything was perfect- the service, the food, the location, the atmosphere. The menu had lots of dietary accomodations as well. It was a busy Friday night and still our server Ana A. was exceptionally attentive to anything we needed. I will definitely return to City Table.

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope you'll stop by in the future. I'll be sure to share your praise with Ana and the rest of the City Table team. Best, Maya

  7. BP

    BerkshirePAT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at The Lenox and found our way to City Table located there. The food was delicious, the waitstaff attentive, and the setting peaceful. I’m looking forward to a return soon.

    City TableResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Pat, Thank you for your kind review. We hope you'll stop in again in 2023! Best, Maya

  8. JA

    JimAlex

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very disappointing given experiences several years ago. Not befitting standards of Lenox Hotel. Food was mediocre at BEST, Service poor, loud bad rock music not dining appropriate , bar looked like hang out not restrurant patrons etc.

    City TableResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Jim, I'm deeply sorry to hear about your dining experience with us, this is not up to our hospitality standards. I have shared your review with the management team to make the necessary improvements moving into the new year. We appreciate you visiting us again, and hope you'll join us in the future. Again, our apologies. Sincerely, Maya

  9. KD

    KaleighD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food was decent. Not a memorable meal but nice enough.

    City TableResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Kaleigh, Thank you for coming in! Hope you'll visit us again, we appreciate your feedback. Best, Maya

  10. BP

    BarbaraP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Six of us had brunch at City Table before a theater performance on a recent Sunday afternoon. All was lovely. Our table ticked away in a circular corner felt private and special. We all remarked that we could actually talk to each other because of the low noise level. Our waiter was courteous and attentive without rushing us. The menu was somewhat limited but the food was well-prepared and presented. Finding a reasonably priced restaurant for brunch with a quiet noise level that takes reservations is difficult. City Table fills the bill!

    City TableResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Barbara, Thank you for the lovely review! We're thrilled to hear you had a great dining experience with us during brunch. Hope to see you soon again! Best, Maya

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service 👏

    City TableResponded on November 29, 2022We're thrilled to hear you had amazing service. Hope to see you soon!

  12. S

    Samanthac

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Disappointing that the server couldn’t split the check by couple.

    City TableResponded on November 28, 2022Dear Samantha, Thank you for providing this feedback. I have shared your concerns with our management team. I hope you'll visit us again in the future! Best, Maya

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in after walking around ski show at the Hynes. 5 of us all had great meals. Service was really good.
  14. t

    traveler

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Really noisy. Food was heavy but tasted good.
  15. p

    phillydoc

    Philadelphia

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff was great at accommodating a baby with stroller.
  16. K

    Katrina

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Recently had brunch at City Table. The food and ambiance was ok - nothing outstanding. I was easily able to get a Sunday brunch reservation here. I love the Lenox Hotel. City Table could use a little sprucing up.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for brunch. Everything was so good can’t wait to go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a dining experience! Everything was delicious and beautiful. And the service was excellent!
  19. GL

    GinaL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food very good but service was just fair. We sat for over 5 minutes at a table without anyone even bring us water. That was the only disappointing thing.

    City TableResponded on October 25, 2022Dear Gina, I'm sorry to hear about your dining experience, that is not up to our hospitality standards. I have shared your concerns with our management team to make improvements for the future. Sincerely, Maya

  20. EG

    EdGr

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The ambience was better than the (Brunch) food. The food was warm but not hot. The location is wonderful, so I would only give recommendation "with reservation" to a friend.

    City TableResponded on October 25, 2022Hi Ed, Thank you for joining us. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have an excellent experience with us. I shared your concerns with our team to make necessary improvements moving forward. We hope you'll dine with us again. Best, Maya

  21. JS

    JuliannaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    The service was terrible. Not one dedicated person to rely on for service. We were left to ourselves for most of the meal without what we needed. Food was good, but will not go back due to service.

    City TableResponded on October 25, 2022Dear Julianna, I'm deeply sorry to hear about your dining experience with us, that's not up to our hospitality standards. We take all customer feedback into consideration to improve our methods for the future. I have shared your concerns with the management team. I hope you will give us another chance. Sincerely, Maya

  22. A

    Angela

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really liked it and would eat there again!

    City TableResponded on October 25, 2022Dear Angela, We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Maya

  23. p

    privacymama

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just fine. But not outstanding really in anyway.
  24. Z

    Zooe

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time here celebrating a friend’s birthday! Great food, service, drinks, ambiance etc. Mario was the best!

    City TableResponded on October 24, 2022Hi Zooe, We appreciate your kind words & so happy you had a wonderful time! We'll be sure to share your praise with Mario - he's the best! Hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Maya

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food though had to send the salmon back for being undercooked . But otherwise really nice place to eat
  26. N

    Nicolasv

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and best value for money in Boston. Always go back!

    City TableResponded on October 28, 2022Hi Nicolasv, We appreciate your kind words! Thank you for coming in, we hope you'll dine with us again in the future. Sincerely, Maya

  27. JP

    JPCBoston

    New England

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good meal, excellent service

    City TableResponded on October 19, 2022Dear JPCBoston, Thank you so much for the kind feedback - hope to see you soon again! Best, Maya

  28. SN

    SusanN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable. It was a beautiful space and great for date night and groups.
  29. B

    Bettina

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect brunch. Delicious meal and wonderful staff.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and modern, but classic decor. The look is high end, but brunch crowd was casual. Menu had nice options for both the vegetarians and meat lovers in our group.
  31. HH

    HowardH

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak was good. Chopped salad was good. Shrimp carbonara was terrible.
  32. K

    K2rock

    New England

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first brunch at City Table. The food was OUTSTANDING and I loved the atmosphere. I had the biscuits and gravy, delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere!
  34. F

    Foodie10

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting for college tours & staying nearby. My cob salad was excellent & the spicy bolognese was yummy too.
  35. AC

    AnnaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice atmosphere especially located next to gorgeous Lenox Hotel. Good food but music is way too loud.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We waited 45 minutes for our drinks. Our meals came before everyone had their drink. The bartender did apologize and they comped our drinks. Food was good.
  37. BB

    BrookeB

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The bloody Mary’s were terrible. The prosciutto and cantaloupe salad was a joke. Tons and tons of meat and 4 tiny little quarter size (like coin size) pieces of cantaloupe. I would not eat there again.
  38. SL

    SarahL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a little noisy and dark, but overall good experience.
  39. JM

    JMJ7

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meh is the best word to describe this place. Everything was just "ok"
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I went out for “date night.” This is a great Place for that’. Cool vibe, space, etc. Our server was really good. Very nice, checked on us often, recommended bolognese which was really good. She made the meal really enjoyable. There was another guy walking around clearing used dishes, etc. He was even very pleasant, nice guy. We will definitely be back. It’s not cheap when you get drinks, but for a good night out, it’s worth it.

    City TableResponded on September 12, 2022Dear Diner, We're thrilled to hear you had a lovely date night with us! We hope you'll visit again soon. Sincerely, Maya

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from City Table using the Order Online button. City Table also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 933-4800.

City Table is rated 4.5 stars by 1420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for City Table

61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exeter and Boylston Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available

  • Public transit

    GREEN LINE: Copley Square ORANGE LINE/COMMUTER RAIL: Back Bay Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Klajdi Plaku

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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