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City Tavern

Once called "the most genteel tavern in America" by John Adams and the first unofficial "White House," Chef Walter Staib's City Tavern has boasted the finest celebrations since 1773. With over 230 years of hospitality, City Tavern has been the centerpiece of affairs now immortalized in history. An evening at City Tavern is certain to be remembered. Just imagine sampling specialties, such as pepperpot soup, colonial turkey pot pie, roast duckling, Thomas Jefferson's sweet potato biscuits paired with ales the ales of the revolution made from George Washington & Benjamin Franklin's recipes -- all served by costumed wait staff.

Watch an episode of A Taste of History on PBS, our Chef Proprietor Walter Staib will give you glimpse of what we do here at City Tavern.
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559 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(559 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 559 reviews
5 stars
(314)
4 stars
(170)
3 stars
(53)
2 stars
(17)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Review 1 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2010
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Review 2 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Disappointed With Arielle

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
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2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
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3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
"I try never to leave a bad review because there's always something one can give credit to.
City Tavern has an appeal on the outside that would make you feel you're going to dine in the 18th/19th century. All the staff are dressed in period clothing. The decor and ambience are done very well. I would have appreciated more real antiques and works of art throughout.
The menu is aligned as close to the period. At least most of the items were.
My disappointment was directly due to service and food quality.
First, my server (Arielle) was not very attentive and certainly did not appear happy to be working. There was a lot loud chatter amongst the staff near the reception area, including a member of the staff walking through the dining room with a sports bottle held up to her mouth. Classless!
Secondly, I asked for hot tea. They do not have a tea selection. They only have Lipton! The server brought out the tea with the tea bag in the cup of water, 3/4 filled up without a teaspoon with the lemon on the saucer. Once I finally got Arielle's attention (the restuarant was empty) she brought out the teaspoon in her bare hands. This is not acceptable especially for a period-based restaurant with the average entree over $25.
Thirdly, the chicken pot pie my guest received was extremely hot, no warning. It smelled delicious and had a good taste. The only problem was the filling was a soup consistency.
I had the pepper pot soup which I found very tasty and full of good flavors. I would have preferred it in a more shallow bowl since the spoon was too big.
Arielle seemed knowledgeable about the restaurant when prompted by another guest. But it looked like she just did not want to be there and treated my table
I was hoping for a better experience since I had dined here about 10 years ago. At that time the food was ok, not great, but the service was very good.
I will not recommend City Tavern to anyone unfortunately. They have a lot of room to improve, and I hope they do."
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2010
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 3 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Most go to experience an overall wonderful time !!

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"As usual our dining experience at the City Tavern was outstanding. Our server highly recommended an entrée to my friend. Bernie was very pleased with the selection. Our server was attentive to my dietary needs (gluten free) so much so that when he brought the bread he placed it in front of my companion. Portion size was more than ample that I took home half to have for dinner the following night. Our alcohol beverages complimented our meals quite nicely. Always leave room for dessert. Our desserts were out of this world."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 4 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 5 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic
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Review 7 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good Experience; will come again & bring friends.

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Food was very good. Service was excellent. Our server, Sierra, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable too. Will bring friends, especially history buffs soon."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
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Review 8 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely evening.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food and the ambiance were all totally enjoyable. A very pleasant relaxing place for dinner."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 10 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Colonial feel in middle of the city

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Didn't know what to expect but food, service, and building were all part of a great dining experience.
Seth our waiter was knowledgeable and gave great suggestions (apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream) incredible! Even though our portions were smaller due to restaurant week, we were full when we left. Loved the feel of the building and the dress of the staff, as well as all of the cast iron goblets and dishes. Definitely want to return and next time we will bring the whole family.
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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love Restaurant Week

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Very Special, historical, charming.
Party of 3 came here to enjoy the last day of restaurant week. I based my decision on reviews. Wanted to impress my 2 friends. And we were very pleased. Food was amazing, presentation and service (Sierra) was above expectations.
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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 13 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 14 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2005
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Review 15 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 16 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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Review 18 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Romantic Dinner -Historic Location

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My wife and I dined here in early December 2015. The weather during that time was very cooperative so we were able to walk to City Tavern from our hotel. I was very anxious to dine at City Tavern as I am a history buff and what better place to dine than somewhere where our forefathers dined and drank while conspiring to form this great country of ours. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, George Washington's porter was a delight and the atmosphere was very nice. Overall a wonderful evening. We will return!"
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 19 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
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Review 20 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
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Review 22 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 23 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"There were four of us, all from out of town, and this was the first time that any of us had dined at City Tavern. We loved it. Our meals were outstanding, and Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake (which we ordered in advance) was a real treat. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the colonial ambiance and the music (harp and harpsichord). We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 27 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Scallop, Crab Claw, Shrimp entree for restaurant week was amazing."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 28 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
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Review 29 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ambiance of the environment resembled being in an 18th century tavern. Candlelight and low lighting set the mood for a perfect evening"
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Wonderful server Alyssa made the night special. A real gem!!"
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 33 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great historic place. Beautiful decor. Fun and touristy but food just average. Service was efficient although not too friendly and warm."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2009
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Review 34 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Colonial Cuisine Experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Despite not having grown up in 18th century North America, it's hard to say not to say that dining at City Tavern evokes feelings of breaking bread with colonial elites like Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and even Franklin. The courses I had for Restaurant Week Philly were fully of earthy tones and flavors. The onion soup was flavorful without being fancy; and the beef pie (which was big enough to feed a regiment) on sour red cabbage and fresh mixed vegetables was encrusted in a puffy pastry which in turn was filled with tender strips of beef and topped with a gravy that would have paired perfectly with a tavern ale or full-bodied red wine. With each course, one can realign their palate with a variety of spiced breads and washing each mouthful with water from a hefty pewter-like goblet. My final course was a generous block of white chocolate raspberry bread pudding that was both firm and spongy and had just the right touch of sweetness.
The staff at City Tavern were cordial and friendly and as their garments matched the decor (without coming off as artificial); I couldn't help thinking that I had time traveled without taking the precaution of donning a good tricorn hat and frock coat!
In summation, dining at City Tavern is a genuinely tasty experience that is uniquely American and uniquely Philadelphian without feeling or tasting artificial or kitschy...Huzzah!"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 35 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 36 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2004
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Review 37 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
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Review 38 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 40 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Jane G

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My family and I dined at Old City Tavern for Restaurant Week. We were
a bit early but had no problem being seated. The staff were very professional
and attentive to our needs. We very much enjoyed our visit to the Old City Tavern.
We are looking forward to dining there again in the near future. WE recommend this
restaurant to everyone. It's a Gem of Philadelphia.
"
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 42 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always said "I want to go someday"

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Nothing like trying a new restaurant and truthfully Restaurant Week affords that quest quite nicely. However, City tavern had been on the list long before that.
Appetizers to Entrees to Dessert, everything was great!. Portions large enough to take home.
Excellent service, very attentive, explained the menu, no rush.
"
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 43 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
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Review 44 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
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Review 45 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Not a tourist trap

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent food in a unique atmosphere; not the original building but a replica of the one our founding fathers frequented. The costumed servers do get you in the colonial spirit.
They offer many original recipes, including a bread based on a recipe by Thomas Jefferson. Meals are reasonably priced and of excellent quality. A good spot for locals and tourists alike!
"
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2007
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Review 47 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 48 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2006
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Review 49 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for City Tavern
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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