About City Grocery
City Grocery has become a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South. "Their (dishes) deft presentation is imaginative, skillful and disciplined, elevating them above qualification as regional and ethnic cuisine."
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
City Grocery Restaurant Group offers off-site catering through our catering division, The Main Event. We are a full service caterer offering complete event coordination, to include exceptional service, attention to detail and unique menu design to suit each of our clients. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, corporate and university functions. Please call 662-234-9300 to book your next event.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
City Grocery Ratings and Reviews
I had high expectations going in. It was ...
I had high expectations going in. It was a fine restaurant - from the service to the drinks and food - but nothing wowed me. Maybe stick to the regular items on the menu rather than the specials and don't waste time ordering dessert. I'd suggest BBB or Snackbar if you are looking for higher quality food and drink.
The food and service were both fabulous. ...
The food and service were both fabulous. Pan Seared Mississippi Redfish and Fried Trout were both delicious and the Ceviche appetizer was a perfect way to start our meal. Our servers were friendly and courteous even though they were very busy. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
My experience at City Grocery has always ...
My experience at City Grocery has always been wonderful. My last visit was no different. The chef was incredibly accommodating to my food allergies--gluten and dairy--and the waiter was attentive when we needed him to be. Everyone in my party loved their meal (I cleaned my plate), and we are looking forward to going back again!
Have eaten at City Grocery many times. T ...
Have eaten at City Grocery many times. The food is always excellent. It wasn't this time. My flank steak was butchered incorrectly, under cooked, and seasoned terribly. All I tasted was over whelming smoked paprika. My wife ordered the special, a Cajun pasta, that was much spicer than advertised and lacked very much crawfish which was the main ingredient. Although our server was very polite, he was nearly non-existent. Hope they can get things turned around. I expect more from Oxfords most famed restaurant.
Phenomenal! My wife and I like to try a ...
Phenomenal! My wife and I like to try a bunch of items and dine in courses enjoying each item individually with our wine and conversation. Our waiter gladly conformed to our wish of ordering in courses and the kitchen staff came through with splitting the individual items for us. The kitchen...WOW! Can't say enough...Great food! Thank you very much!
Love this place! But book an early reser ...
Love this place! But book an early reservation or one of the last because it gets extremely loud and crowded, and the wait staff gets overwhelmed at the peak of the night. I recommend sticking with the main menu. The chef's specials aren't always vetted to the perfection of their menu classics.
Basically, very good with above average ...
Basically, very good with above average service. Their signature dish of Shrimp and Grits was more highly spiced that I remembered. Too much cayenne, in my opinion. The Caesar Salad was served in a unique way. The romaine was cut in half and grilled---very good. One in our party had it with fried oysters which where delicious.
This was our first time to dine at City ...
This was our first time to dine at City Grocery. Although we had visited Oxford, MS many times we had not been able to dine here and really wanted to. City Grocery was everything we thought it would be. From the casual bar upstairs where we waited to be called, the polite bus boy, and the best waiter ever we were not disappointed. This dining experience rates with other great dining experiences that we've had in New York, New Orleans, and even Paris. We will be making another trip to Oxford and going to City Grocery!
The service at City Grocery was wonderful and my food was very good. I did not find out until the next day that my mother's duck was very tough and difficult to chew. I feel if she would have let me or our waiter know, that another dish would have been brought to her. Our waiter was attentive and checked on us and our food regularly. Other than the duck, the food was delicious, including appetizers and desserts.
did sunday brunch. charcuterie plate was ...
did sunday brunch. charcuterie plate was great. probably a top 2 or 3 burger experience for me. wife went with an egg dish, loved most of it but the poached egg was more rubber than poach. still, a great experience for us both. we will be back.
I was so excited to see this menu, but...
I was so excited to see this menu and had a hard time deciding what to choose. Then when the waiter told us about the specials I was even more excited. Then when my meal appeared, it had very little crab and a whole lot of corn! The corn was not even mentioned when we were told of the special. It was very disappointing!
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary there. We have eaten at City Grocery many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The pickle and cheese appetizer was delicious. I ordered the mushroom carbonara and husband has the shrimp and grits (their signature dish). Both were wonderful. The restaurant can get very noisy. We hope to eat there again soon.
We had high hopes for City Grocery, but we were disappointed. The food was not terrible, but at the prices they charge, it should be better. We went for brunch and there was nothing on the menu that interested me. It seems they are trying too hard to be creative and everything on the menu was just a bunch of crazy ingredients put together. I ordered the trout which is my favorite fish. It was paired with German potato salad which had a strong mustard flavor. The result was only tasting mustard and the trout tasting flavorless. My husband had an open faced sandwich with bread, bacon, egg and cheese. I tried some and it was too rich and had too much bread. I will say I am tired of restaurants that are trying so hard to be creative you cannot get a simple, well prepared meal. I do not recommend.
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