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City Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2739
+1 310-838-9739
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner - we were going to go to Fathers Office but decided on this place after reading the reviews. It's a little further out of downtown Culver but we enjoyed the food - we had burgers and fries which were lovely. Drinks are a bit pricey (hubbies beer was $11 which might be usual for LA but... More 

Thank ditsy_11
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We went there the evening of New Year's Day. Many restaurants closed. Very busy. Too cold to sit in outdoor portion of restaurant. Hostess, Joy, was very accommodating, even offering to bring us some food before we passed out from hunger. After a long wait (right behind the hostess stand), we finally got to have a very nice dinner. Salmon... More 

Thank Jim N
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The quinoa breakfast bowl was filling and flavorful. I think the wait was a little long though. My friend thought the coffee was too strong but I like strong coffee, so it was made just right for me.

Thank Michelle J
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Joy happily greeted and invited me to review the Menu and extensive Beer/Cocktail offerings. Not a regular beer drinker, I asked about purchasing "a taste" of 2 interesting sounding beers. She graciously offered me a free sample of each. The Pineapple beer was yummy, while not being too sweet. The Turkey Burger with ground turkey, white cheddar, alfalfa sprouts, tomato,... More 

Thank Gina S
Cody, Wyoming
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Went here with my wife for a late dinner. It was basically empty inside with some patrons sitting outside. We both had cheese burgers which were rather large, very juicy and good. Wait staff was very friendly. Interesting decor. Scraped wood and brick walls. They have outside seating with gas heaters when it's cool out. Overall not a bad place.

Thank Ron P
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the City Tavern. The food was very bland (vegetarian burger, tacos, and crab cakes) and came out slightly cold. My cocktail was the best part of the meal. I can see how it is a good bar (ambiance and good drinks) but I would pass on the food.

Thank mutes17
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Very crowded - means popular, old world charm, and attentive staff. Best chardonnay experience in a beautiful glass.

Thank mt_wmc
Culver City, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Once, twice, three strikes, they're out. Far too many similar pubs in Culver City with way better food and service. Also, the outside terrace often smells of urine so I'm not sure if they hose patio regularly, one of the nicer features of restaurant is outside dining.

Thank Lisa S
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I only go to the Culver City location, so i don't know about downtown.. but I can say that City Tavern is one of my favorite places in LA, and is usually the first stop I make when I get in to town. Beer and liquor selection is vast, and the bartenders are the most knowledgable in the business. Seriously,... More 

Thank Justin C
Glendale, California
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544 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

I ate here with my in-laws before catching a show at the Kirk Douglas. We arrived fairly early in the evening and it wasn't too busy, mostly people arriving for after work drinks. I ordered a cheese burger, which was served with fries. It was very good. My father-in-law had fish and chips, which he enjoyed. I can't remember what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-838-9739

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