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Old City Hall Restaurant

814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
+1 989-892-4140
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Ranked #9 of 146 Restaurants in Bay City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this little gem. It seems rare anymore to find a restaurant with good food, good atmosphere and great service. This is it. There were 8 of us and every person was happy with their food and service. The décor is so interesting, you'll want to linger. The service was fantastic. Very attentive waiters (who... More 

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Atlanta
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We tried this restaurant because it was a short walk from our hotel and are glad we went. It was Friday night and we did not have a reservation, but only waited about 10 minutes in the spacious bar. I had tuna and my partner beef medallions. Both were very good and the beef was cooked perfectly. They had crab... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments!! If you are ever in the area we would love to have you return!! Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant tonyjeske@oldcityhallrestaurant.com More 

Smyrna, Tennessee
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. The menu is limited, but had several good lunch offerings. We were in a group of six, and we got our drink orders in, but waited a good while before our server came back to take our food orders. Once the food was delivered, our server never returned until we were all finished and had... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thank you for your comments and I apologize for the service issues. I see you were just passing through so I deeply apologize we did not make a good first impression. If you are in the area please feel free to contact me personally and I will take very good care of you and show we are a... More 

Bay City, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If your looking for a great nigt out with friends or a romatic evening with a loved one... I suggest going to OCH!!! They truly are a GEM in the Bay area. I not only eat here at the more "fine dinig" but they have a great restaurant called American Kitchen as well with lots of grwat choices!

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review!! If I may assist you in any way please feel free to contact me personally. Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant 989-493-9359 Cell 989-892-4140 Restaurant tonyjeske@oldcityhallrestaurant.com More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've have been to this restaurant three times now. I came here with my family for my birthday, dinner with a girlfriend and a private wedding party. Each visit was disappointing. The menu doesn't have much of a selection. If you have picky eaters (my family) with you, don't bother bringing them. This restaurant is for people that more of... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

I Thank You for taking the time to share your comments. I did want to let you know that the temperatures of steaks are the same for large parties such as the one you were at. This is agreed upon from the host of the party, but I do apologize to you for that misunderstanding. The father of the party... More 

PALM SPRINGS, CA
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hostess was great--food delicious--UNTIL I bit in and realized there was a long hair in my food...waitress was so nice, ambiance was great, but hair in my food ruins it all. Noticed on way out that one of the staff was literally "playing" with her hair/pony tail--pulling and yanking it all over--WAY gross in a restaurant. I had looked forward... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

I deeply apologize for your recent visit. There is no excuses for what you stated. If there is something I can do for you in the future if you travel back to the restaurant please feel free to contact me personally and I will make sure I show you how good we are and earn your trust for our restaurant!!... More 

Papillion, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had just completed a cruise on the Saginaw River aboard the Appledore Tallship and decided to stop for dinner at the Old City Hall restaurant (which is close to the dock). The staff was friendly and efficient, food was good although the menu is limited, and the place has the feeling of being an "old city hall". A bit... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review!! If I may assist you in any way please feel free to contact me personally. Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant 989-493-9359 Cell 989-892-4140 Restaurant More 

Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was our group's first time in Bay City...and it was a first for all individuals in the group. We were just there for some afternoon shopping and then dinner. Per locals' recommendations, we got reservations at the "Old City Hall Restaurant" for dinner...and we were NOT disappointed! The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing but still very nice. We especially... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review!! If I may assist you in any way please feel free to contact me personally. Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant 989-493-9359 Cell 989-892-4140 Restaurant More 

Bay City, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I received a gift card to this restrautant and my daughter and friend went there to eat, food was good but limited menu, waitress got right into our face because she couldn't hear us, very loud and noisey if you are looking for quiet this is not the place to go! People say this is the best in town but... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! I do apologize for it being louder, when we get extremely busy the noise level does tend to rise. I would love for you to return. If you do not like something on the menu please feel free to contact me in advance and I will see if the chef can tailor something specific to... More 

Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The menu was creative and had a fine variety. The wine list was vast! My ahi tuna with tomato aeoli was okay, but can't compare to Bonefish Grill's. My partner's beef sirloin medallions were cooked too long. The desserts were pedestrian.

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! I do apologize if the food was cooked a little too long. If I may help you in any way please feel free to contact me personally. Sincerely, Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant 989-493-9359 Cell 989-892-4140 Restaurant More 

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Additional Information about Old City Hall Restaurant

Address: 814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
Phone Number: +1 989-892-4140
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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