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City Table, Boston, MA

City Table

4.5
4.5
1375 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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 1,375 people are saying

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

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  1. KT

    KimberleyT

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The homemade ice cream was amazing. The night that we went they had vanilla cinnamon.
  2. AK

    AdelineK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was very good! Staff really nice and the proportions were of good size (not too big).
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Poor ventilation. Strong cooking/grease smell throughout the restaurant. Clothes and skin reeked after leaving. Never a single offer over 2 hours to refill water or coffee. Food was fine.
  4. AS

    AlexS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hot day in Boston. The A/C worked. Food and Drinks were great
  5. f

    foodie

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Seafood is excellent. Highly recommend the cod!
  6. ME

    MaryEllenTSouthend

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch!
  7. DD

    DeepaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Nice place for brunch. Will recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We visited from NJ and used the open table reviews to help guide us through Boston. The location of City Table was great as it was in a prime area in Back Bay. We headed there for brunch. The menu looked good and that it had something for everyone. The restaurant itself seemed clean except it has very dark wood and some of the spots looked like they needed to be dusted. The service was okay- the server barely spoke to us, but he was nice enough and got our order right. As for the food- we started with a burrata salad, but it was not burrata but rather more buffalo mozzarella- burrata is supposed to be creamy in the middle, and instead, ours was just a ball of mozzarella. I had the omelet, which was good- nothing to rave about. my husband had the breakfast sandwich, which was fine, but the English muffin wasn’t even toasted. Our one friend had biscuits and gravy, which he said was also fine, but definitely nothing special. Our other friend had the avocado toast with lox which she said was gross and super fishy. All in all, this place was just okay.

    City TableResponded on July 12, 2022Dear Diner, I am deeply sorry to hear about your dining experience with us, that is not up to our hospitality standards. I have shared your review with the management team & chef to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies, and we hope you will dine with us again in the future. Sincerely, Maya

  9. M

    Maria

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice July 4th brunch.
  10. N

    Nichole

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with coworkers. The food was great, the drinks were awesome. The architecture of the building was wonderful. It was a great experience.
  11. G

    Greatoutdoordining

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, not crazy, good for conversation. Great service and kitchen.
  12. JC

    JoanneC

    Austria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were staying in Copley Square and went to City Table with another couple. We accidentally arrived early and they were able to seat us, and were pleasant and cheerful at the hostess stand. Our waiter was attentive and personable. He made great recommendations and went above and beyond all evening. We ordered wine that we saw on a display but wasn't on the menu - it had been recently added - they were happy to check into the price of it and pour it (both bottles!). Our flatbread appetizer was very good - all components were spot on - the crust and toppings. The menu was good - I struggled between a couple different entrees. My husband got the steak frites; steak very flavorful but could have been more tender. The bolognese. Yes. The bolognese was better than the one I got in the North End - which says a lot. The North End (or Little Italy) is my happy place because it is authentic. The salmon was reported to have been good as well. The service was the biggest winner of all - our waiter was personable and cheerful and attentive all night.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service, consistently good food, nice ambience
  14. D

    Dickens

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very good experience at City table. The space is attractive and you can actually hear your companion across the table. Refreshing. The service was attentive and the food quite inventive. My favorite dish was the starter of a puffed rice “bowl” filled with raw tuna and seasonings. Absolutely delicious!
  15. GG

    GaradeniaGirl

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we loved visiting. Excellent food, experience, atmosphere. Thank you!
  16. t

    tcs100

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good. We all enjoyed our meals. I gave it a four only because there were a couple of mistakes. My omelette was a little undercooked. Wrong cheese on egg sandwich. Our waiter was very attentive. Had our coffee and water always full. Food came out quickly.
  17. DM

    DawnM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful breakfast. Love the Lennox Hotel and the fact that this restaurant is right in the hotel.
  18. J

    Jane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was excellent, but the drinks were a bit expensive. Overall a great experience and I would definitely go back!
  19. MJ

    MaryJ

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    it wasn’t made clear they close at 3 my party arrived at 2:30 and was almost rushed out
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely space for a reasonably quiet Sunday breakfast. Excellent service bb
  21. a

    acdc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and energy! Our server did forget 1 of our drinks and food, but the server was generous and very sweet and took off our 2 cocktail drinks. Overall the food was great!
  22. LM

    LynnM

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Pretzels are amazing!! Burgers are excellent as well!
  23. JP

    JPCBoston

    New England

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, excellent service
  24. M

    Mlaw

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mario was phenomenal, the food was tasty, and the drinks are perfectly crafted. New favorite local spot in the least assuming place!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch, food and service was fantastic
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening! Maddy & Mario are amazing!
  27. WJ

    WayneJ

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the food we ordered, however, there were a number of shortcomings: 1. no craft beers advertised on the menu 2. very few items on the menu to choose from, for a restaurant that serves downtown Boston, not much choice at all. 3. a tad overpriced for the lack of food options 4. music was far too loud for an enjoyable dining experience and conversation
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Always a warm and welcoming environment. We'll be back.
  29. DK

    DuaneK

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place to have brunch! The French toast is amazing!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and service was great.
  31. OM

    OwenM

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Stumbled upon this place and we will be back. Service was great and food was excellent!
  32. C

    Cletus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Service, music, and food were all good. It was very nice of them to replace the drink that just didn't taste right/meet expectations without charge. It is very dark and close, so not really as comfortable as I might have expected.
  33. l

    lxmchicago

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our entire experience was really bad. Host did not tell server we were seated in her section. Service was abysmal so much so the server admitted it to us as we were leaving! Food took forever and was luke warm. Had to find host to ask to pay and leave - that’s how forgotten we were. Left a smaller tip only because I did not want to entirely penalize server. I would not recommend this place; the utter lack of service and attention across all aspects of the “dining” experience was stunning .
  34. KR

    KathleenR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, beautiful setting in Boston's back bay. Highly recommend
  35. WG

    WayneG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Excellent drinks Love the chips Cos dish excellent
  36. JS

    JacquelynS

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Chef! Pleasant young man host who seated us, and waitress was super sweet! Loved the food and wine, and we had a wonderful dinner!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always very accommodating and wonderful waitstaff!
  38. GM

    GeorgetteM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, old fashion was good and the wait staff were attentive and efficient.
  39. D

    Dickie

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great !! As are MADDY and Mario
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always

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 1375 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 18 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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