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City Tavern

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1109 Elizabeth Ave, Ste A, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2497
908-353-7113
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Urban Eating!!

In the middle of this urban city is an awesome restaurant. I enjoyed Skirt steak with fresh broccoli and salad. My friend had Skirt Steak with spinach, black olives, peppers and onions served with rice and beans. The Guacamole was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
rasin
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Priced well. Good food. Service ok. If you don't speak Spanish you do Not get the same service or amount of food. Everyone at all other tables recieved bread and 3 peices of chicken except for us. We spent well over 100 bucks and were charged for all soft drink refills and told no bread and that's all the chicken... More 

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Thank Desiree A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant. I'm never disappointed. Sangria is amazing. The service is outstanding. The skirt steak is loaded with great flavor.

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Thank Ivy261979
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

In the middle of this urban city is an awesome restaurant. I enjoyed Skirt steak with fresh broccoli and salad. My friend had Skirt Steak with spinach, black olives, peppers and onions served with rice and beans. The Guacamole was delicious.

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Thank rasin
New Jersey
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time coming here, what a great local gem, this place was packed on a Saturday night. The outside looks like a unassuming bar, I'm sure at one point in the past it was just a bar. When a menu has a whole entire page dedicated to skirt steak - you must get it! Perfectly cooked, another one of those... More 

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Thank kmissk
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have yet to have a meal here I didn't like. The churrasco/entrana (Skirt steak) is vooked to perfection. If you're in the mood to share go for the Parrillada al patron. I don't care for sweets but after trying their flan I was hooked. They only sell it by the slice but they should look into selling a whole... More 

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Thank Jackiefo
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been here three times and each time is very good. The food is excellent. I get the chicken franchese and white rice. Some of the servers do not speak English very well, but that does not bother me because I speak Spanish. The drinks at the bar are good as well. The place is clean and everyone is... More 

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Thank Allison C
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I found this place to be part diner, part restaurant. With typical diner fare and some Latin and European plates. It does also have a bar atmosphere. The food was fair to Satisfactory, not complicated. Service was friendly and tentative. The price was about Average for a diner and cheaper then a restaurant. The only small problem was the Parking,... More 

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Thank Penhadafranca
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

food is good, service is good too. friendly waitresses, just waiting to satisfy each of us. Wine is good too. sometimes little noisy but it's ok. The best positions are the tables near the windows.

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Thank mokasa
NJ
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

typical paella and authentic dishes. Casual. Nice bar, friendly service, clean, park on the street. Popular

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Thank Susan H
Whiting, New Jersey
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The guacamole was delicious and made right in front of us! The mixed meat for two was delicious too!

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?