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1109 Elizabeth Ave, Ste A, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2497
908-353-7113
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great local spot

Stopped in for dinner with a friend, the service was friendly, menu abundant and food delicious. So many steaks to choose from and reasonably priced. They serve hot bread with fresh garlic butter mmmmmm yummy and a great salsa. Would definitely return. They also serve great homemade sangria

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mauinokaoi1973
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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

bad place to eat or drink period. food really bad, if you don't check your bill clearly you may be charge for something you didn't ask for

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Montclair, New Jersey
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222 reviews 222 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped in for dinner with a friend, the service was friendly, menu abundant and food delicious. So many steaks to choose from and reasonably priced. They serve hot bread with fresh garlic butter mmmmmm yummy and a great salsa. Would definitely return. They also serve great homemade sangria

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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Small cozy place that provides excellent service. The portions are very big and the prices very reasonable. I had the plantains and found them lacking a sweet flavor. The fried calamari was okay. The chicken marsala was better when mixed with the rice. The marsala seemed like it had a light flavor which made eating it sort of bland. Overall... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food is great there has been for years. Love their garlic butter on the warm loaf of bread. Great place to meet friends or go on a date just remember its very noisy loud music and people trying to talk over each other.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The entrana in this place is awesome! So is the shrimp cocktail (always fresh),the picada, and many other dishes. You can't go wrong with the food here.. The crowded dining area is the downfall along with some of the patrons.. If u can get over that and the noise, go there for great food & drinks at good prices..if somehow... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Had the pleasure of having dinner with friends at the City Tavern this past weekend. Dining room has a warm feel and the service staff was all bilingual ( English and Spanish). We started with some Sangria Pitchers, Red and Blue which were very tasty. Shrimp appetizer was spicy and delicious. Everyone has different variations of the skirt steak and... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Was recommended by a friend to have their steak. Was not disappointed. Only drawback is bar atmosphere, loud music and talking. Great place to hang out and have bar food and drinks.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I had been going to city tavern for years BUT after my last experience I will NOT be going there again! The food was not what we ordered, it was bland and my rice had a FLY in it! Please read my story: I ordered my food to go and once I got home I realized that my order was... More 

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Guayaquil
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

You can easily share a dish between 2 ppl, we ordered for the center the octopus salad and plantain baskets stuffed with shrimp both very tasty. My dad ordered the rib eye that was nicely cook, my sis ordered the bandeja paisa with her husband and I the beef stew. Mine came with rice, cassava and bean. I ordered a... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place has lots to offer and is definitely one of the locals favorite. Their menu is great, but my personal favorites is the Mediterranean Salad. I like to add avocados to it as well. Their grilled check salad is good also and fair price. They also make very tasty specialty sangria. I'm usually not a fan of sangria, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1109 Elizabeth Ave, Ste A, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2497
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 908-353-7113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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