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Address: Long Island Sound, Bronx, NY 10464
Description: Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside...
Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside resort on weekends during the summer.
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A Hidden Gem Location in the Bronx.

I enjoy city island and whenever out of town visitors come, it is a must see location. City Island has upscale napkin restaurants and casual fun restaurants. Great for dates and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoy city island and whenever out of town visitors come, it is a must see location. City Island has upscale napkin restaurants and casual fun restaurants. Great for dates and family dining out experience. Parking no problem because most restaurants have their private parking lots.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love city island. When I go I go to Sammys at the very end of the block. Nice place good food not so bad as for as price.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Many great restaurants, something for everyone and every budget. More than seafood. Nice shops to browse and pleasant stroll

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

City Island has many good restaurants with reasonable prices, most of which serve lobster. Many of them have good views of Long Island Sound. Good place to go for lunch, if you have a car.

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New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great places to eat and walk around with seafood choices representing the diversity of NY and the backdrop of the waterfront and boats

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Thousand Oaks, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

City Island was once a nice place to visit. There's one main street, marinas, good people - a far cry from the type of people living in other sections of the Bronx. They are very particular who they let live there - ala Arthur Avenue section in the Bronx. Every restaurant there, I mean everyone, is way overpriced. The quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Nice long strip of different Restaurants to choose from all have reasonable prices and the food is always great and good quality, Always a plus that's why I cant just give love to just 1 place there cause I love them all. Staff have always been friendly and quick service. If you want a hint of spanish and seafood Tito... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Crossing the bridge just changes your whole perspective on life. There are 4 yacht clubs and a few marinas hence the nautical feel besides being the home where many America cup boat were built. A small museum restaurants antique shops. Just a lovely place to be or live.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

City Island was a pleasant surprise. It's a quaint village and woodsy area near the city. After a crazy NYC day, a welcome relief. The main revenue seems to come from seafood restaurants which line the Main Street. Can't wait to see it in the summer. We ate at the crab shanty. The portions were enormous, nice decor and good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When you've done the obvious things in NYC, a trip to City Island is a good way to spend half a day or so. The seafood is excellent and well priced - Johnny's Reef, Artie's Steak & Seafood, Tony's Pier Restaurant and Sammy's are all great options. Don't be deterred by the apparent distance - a 6 train to the... More 

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