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City Bar

#284 of 2,670 Restaurants in Boston
#306 of 2,882 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Back Bay
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61 Exeter St. (Boylston St.), The Lenox Hotel, Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5300
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Drinks

Interesting bar in the Lenox hotel. Would recommend to others looking for a spot to hide away in for a few drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
Ray S
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Miller, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food here never disappoints. There is a nice atmosphere and a great menu! Seems to attract a lot of trendy folk. You can dress up or dress down and not feel out of place.

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Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not busy for a Friday night. The barman that served us, who was more interested in chatting up one of the lady's at the bar, threw our cocktails together quickly and went back lavishing attention on her. Drinks and service weren't great.

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Miller, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Interesting bar in the Lenox hotel. Would recommend to others looking for a spot to hide away in for a few drinks.

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Orlando
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As guest of the Lenox Hotel, this was our place to unwind each evening after a long day of site seeing. Dark and cozy with an upscale vibe. Our kids (21, 18, 16) devoured several baskets of their truffle fries! Loved it here.

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had an excellent number of visits to City Bar as it was downstairs in our hotel. Dark and quiet and a friendly bartender. Love that kind of place, where you can relax and talk to strangers without fear. Safe and quiet with great choices of drinks, Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am always challenged by the menu at The City Bar because there are always several items sound great. The ambiance is great whether alone or with friends. This restaurant has a casual feel with a very upscale menu and food quality.

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Quiet bar in the lobby of the Lenox hotel. Friendly service, quiet atmosphere, appetizer and drinks well priced.

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm not usually one for hotel bars, this place had great atmosphere, nice selection of whiskeys. good service.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The bar with fireplace closed, there was also an event going on in one function room, the place felt dead. Cocktails were average (peach juice should be fresh in my opinion), dips were also of average quality. Tuna tartare was good. Service also average. Cold night, not a very warm reception.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My friend and I sat at the Bar at City Bar on New Year's Eve for an early dinner. I had the burger and my friend had the steak. Both plates were almost licked clean - the burger was a little filling and we had to leave some of that. The drinks made by the bartender Caitlin were fantastic. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Exeter St. (Boylston St.), The Lenox Hotel, Boston, MA 02116
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-536-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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