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“City Hall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Hall Restaurant

City Hall Restaurant
131 Duane St, New York City, NY 10013 (TriBeCa)
212-227-7777
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Ranked #887 of 11,181 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Cross street: between West Broadway & Church St.
Transit: A,C,E trains to Chambers Street Station; 1,2 to Chambers St., 4,5,6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge, N & R to City Hall Station
Description: Established in 1998, City Hall Restaurant is a classic New York steak and fish establishment. Built in an 1863 cast iron landmarked building, we are committed to the farm-to-restaurant relationship. We offer an award-winning wine list and a Five Star Diamond Award experience.
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“City Hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Wonder service and food. I had the surf meets turf and it was very good. Our waiter was excellent. I'd certainly go back.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of a steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great steakhouse tucked away in a side street of downtown manhattan. In the warmer months they have a great outdoor patio but even the inside is nice with perfect lighting and an in cramped layout. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“We'll be Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

City Hall makes you feel welcome from the moment you come though the door. The decor is sophisticated yet casual. The restaurant has a no pretense welcoming atmosphere. The service is excellent. In fact we lingered at our table talking with our friends for 45 minutes after we finished dinner with no pressure from the waitstaff (there were a couple of empty tables, but some restaurants push you to move on even when the place is empty).
Meanwhile, the food was great and reasonably priced. Our favorites were the crabmeat cocktail and the braised colorado lamb. We plan to make City Hall a regular stop.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Not a Seafood Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Went to City Hall for lunch. I had shell fish for appetizer (seafood tower) and scallops for main entree. The four scallops were smaller than expected and were over cooked. The seafood tower was just ok (crab meat was not sweet). About two hours after lunch, I had an upset stomach. Would not order seafood from the restaurant. I gave it an overall 3 rating because of the good service and desserts.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“City Hall is among the great NYC Steakhouses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A group of us do a semi-annual "CowFest". The key requirements is a great Steakhouse with a great selection of seafood and extensive wine list. City Hall hits all these and then some!

We started with a magnum of Champagne to have with our seafood appetizer. "Appetizer" really doesn't do it justice. City Hall offers a Chrysler tower and an Empire tower. We asked for a FREEDOM TOWER! We just said "Make it stupid big and then add some more." They did. The 7 of us killed that, ordered two dozen more oysters and another chilled lobster (for one of us who is allergic to oysters). When we were ready to order our "cow", the waiter suggested a chateaubriand for the table. With dee-lish sides and yummy wines, it was quite a meal.

The service was excellent. There was one guy who was in street clothes who was actively helping the wait staff. He stopped by a few times to ask if everything was alright. I finally asked him who he was. He is the owner/chef (Henry?). He was great. Really rolled up his sleeves to make sure that we and all others were treated very well. At the end of the meal, at dessert time, the waiter simply said that the restaurant would like to offer a tasting of all the desserts - which they proceeded to do and did not charge us. Very wonderful.

Couldn't recommend this Tribeca gem higher!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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