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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."
Oxford, MS 38655
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
The appetizers were good and not too filling. We had the smoked deviled egg, the roasted Brussel sprouts, and the shrimp and toast. Small tapas for sure! For dinner I had the fish of the day which was a whole red snapper. Nicely cooked and tender. My husband had the Mississippi catfish. It was much better than the snapper. If you go for nothing else but dessert, you have to have the Honey Pie. It is AMAZING. the lavender ice cream is so light and fresh.
Our service was great but it is very loud from the chatter! Otherwise, no complaints.
Excellent meal. Busy weekend in oxford, but it seems like this restaurant is always busy. Had a lovely old fashioned in the upstairs bar before our dinner reservation. We weee seated promptly but then were abandoned for about 10 minutes before someone asked us for a drink order. Once we got their attention, the service was spot on though. Food was as excellent as expected and advertised. Would definitely return. Seems like would be great fun for a larger group as restaurant is louder.
We were so excited to finally have dinner @ the local favorite, City Grocery. Although the service was fantastic, the food didn't match its reputation. The crawfish ravioli was delicious, but it was too small to be an entree. The pork chop, although presented beautifully, was dry & fatty. We also found the appetizers to be disappointing. The Caesar salad was our favorite part of the meal and was displayed beautifully. Considering the prices on the menu and its notoriety, we expected a better overall product.
Service was outstanding and very helpful. Appetizers, main course, deserts were all consistently unbelievably good. We had read other reviews and wanted to try for ourselves. Very glad we did. Priced slightly higher than nearby restaurants, but worth every penny. Deviled eggs appetizer 5 stars and reason enough to try City Grocery.
Have visited Oxford sevral times but never ate here.
Food is outstanding as was our service. My wife and I were very pleased.
It was crowded, noise level was okay to still have a conversation.
I had Quail, my wife chicken. Salads were exceptional.
Poached Pear dessert, incredible.
Great wine list.
The place though is cramped, narrow aisles and tables very close. Not a romantic place.
It was our first visit to Oxford, and I'd read this was a must. Absolutely everything is was cracked up to be! Our server, Jennifer, was just wonderful. Knowledgable, professional and (like everyone else we met in Oxford in our three days there) charming and friendly. The shrimp and grits is to die for. Don't go in expecting to dodge calories--embrace the comfort food while you are there. We were with our son for a college visit and so sat at a table, but on a future visit as a couple, we'd be right at the bar, which was very inviting.
City grocery is located directly on the town square and is a charming building inside and out. Our waiter was friendly and knew the menu inside and out. Cocktails were terrific with a decent wine and beer menu as well. Our family was in town for vacation and eating vegan-- which it turns out is not easy to do in Oxford! The chef offered to create off-menu vegan dishes for us, and they were by far the best meals we ate on the trip. Our experience was good enough that we seriously considered cancelling out other reservations to come back and eat here the rest of our trip.
Four of us dined, and all four agreed that our meal at the City Grocery might have been the best meal we had ever eaten! Wow - turkey necks? Yummy! Pork osso bucco - again yummy! And the list goes on. And the prices are amazingly fair. Wine list was good with reasonable prices by the glass or bottle. Overall, I can't think of a single negative. Atmosphere is fun and festive with a sophisticated flair. Great location on the Square.
We went here because we heard so many good things. I had a steak that was perfectly cooked sitting on a bed of puréed carrots and nestled among crunchy fingerling potatoes. It was wonderful. My husband had an ahi tuna special. He forgot to tell them to cook the tuna medium rare. He thought there were too many flavors going on. He was not as happy as I was. We also enjoyed the Bibb lettuce salad and the special crab cakes.
The restaurant was very busy. Our server was polite. We waited almost one hour for our dinner. The food was not very hot, but tasted fine. The restaurant is very loud. Not good if you want to go for a romantic dining experience. Superb wine list. We will give it another try in the near future.
Service was good. Food was good. Table was the best in the house. Only smudge was the fact that I order a cocktail and they didn't make it the way I asked. I just left a $10 drink on the table ☹️ I will say, I did not report it as I just didn't feel like the hassle.
We drove almost two hours for a special date night and I am so glad we made the choice to visit city grocery! The food was absolutely top notch and our service was phenomenal as well. It felt a little bit crowded, as in, our neighboring tables were pretty darn close to each side, but we didn't struggle to hear each other talking in normal voices. Loved the white-tablecloth atmosphere and felt like the quality of the food and service appropriately matched the price point. Will definitely be back for a special occasion!
City Grocery is a unique menu that has items for a mature palette. I was visiting my son at College and we had some wonderful one on one time coupled with excellent food, service and wine.
Our waitress was exceptional, and all her recommendations were outstanding.
My four friends and I dined at City Grocery on 2/11/17. Everyone's food was beautiful and really delicious. The vibe was great--dining room was packed and lively. I have dined at City Grocery a few times over the years, so I wondered if the experience would be as good as I remembered. CG exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be back.
This was our first visit and it was for lunch. The menu was creative and the service knowlegeable. My wife and I split a tasty burger and an interesting salad, paired with wines from a well-priced wine list (like all John Currence restaurants we later found when we went to them as well). Highly-recommended!
Waiter was VERY attentive and very well knowledgeable about the menu and history of the restaurant! Food was fantastic! I had the shrimp and grits, the wife had the grilled bavette. Both was great and cooked to perfection! Would absolutely recommend this place for anyone!
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