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American, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Dinner, Lunch
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Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed November 18, 2021

I went 11/17/21 For birthday brunch ref# 132118608415 and was disappointed by new management. I ordered what I typically order “skirt steak” and they did not know what that was, they had to bring someone from kitchen to take my order. They also got my...appetizer wrong when I ordered chorizo w tostones they brought chicharron. It took a long time to prepare my order when my table was one is couple of people dinning, most were at bar and they music was blasting. Again this was lunch time so this speaks volumes. So for my simple order chorizos/ tostones, 1 x piña colada, skit steak and salmon w shrimp (came w/ two pieces of shrimp) and they automatically added a very generous gratuity to the bill the total came to $105.95. The food was very bland and I had upset stomach when I got home. I will have to look for new place when in Elizabeth, NJ.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021 via mobile

Recently ate at city tavern with some friends, had a great time, service was good as was the food. We had a couple apps and skirt steaks. My first visit, won't be my last.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Had a reservation for 15 coworkers after a long day of training meetings. The team at the City Tavern made sure our drinks were always full, and were absolutely amazing explaining the menu and taking care of us. Everyone in our group was extremely pleased...with their dinner choice; the food tasted incredible and the portions were very large...great value for the $. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

At if variety with menu. Exceptional service. The portions are very generous. Good feel for bar too. Second dining room more cozy.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Great spot for typical Spanish dishes, arroz con pollo, skirt steak, plantains and shrimp dishes. Tasty cocktails and sangria. We usually try to get a table in the back since the main bar area can get very noisy and crowded.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

My chicken Marsala was excellent! Margarita splendid!! The place is a mix of Italian/Spanish music is Spanish clean and staff friendly

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites. The skirt steaks are a great choice. Reasonable prices and good service.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

I've been going to this place for over 25 years, the food never changes and that's a very good thing. Excellent Empanadas or Garlic Shrimp for appetizer, You can't go wrong with any of the entrees, Entrana (Skirt Steak), Arroz con pollo (Chicken & Rice),...Fish, Pasta. All the meals come with 2 sides which are all great. (except Pasta dishes). The drinks are also great, They have Blue Sangria which I love. They have 2 cool bars and another room in the back, and the Bartenders are nice on the eyes also. Nothing bad to say about this place. My go to place when I'm in the mood for some good Spanish food. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Food is delicious, loud but not crazy. Service could be better. Parking could be a pain but there is a lot around the corner.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Today was my first time going to City Tavern but I can assure you it will not be my last! Upon entering this quaint, cozy, friendly establishment I was greeted by a young gentlemen with a big smile and a very sincere "Welcome to City...Tavern", who asked if I wanted to sit at the bar or a table, I chose a table. Within a minute my server greeted me and asked me for a beverage order which I got a diet Coke (it is a work day for me) and handed me the menu. She returned quickly with my soda and asked if I had any questions and I did. She graciously made some suggestions on the entrees offered and went over the daily specials. I decide on "Chicken Sunrise" . This entree consists of a perfectly pan seared chicken breast topped with mushrooms and artichoked hearts in a sweet roasted pepper sauce. (TO DIE FOR!!!) it also had rice, potato, carrots and broccoli. All this for an amazing $ 9.00! I would put this restaurant up against anyone for quality, service, quantity, atmosphere and value. I highly recommend City Tavern. You would be foolish and not disappointed not to try it. I cant wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Good food, sexy bar tenders, nice atmosphere in a local area of Elizabeth. Mostly spanish crowd and it's good on the weekends

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

Food, service and price puts a big smile on your face, great. Drinks made to order and all types of coffee

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was good and the prices are reasonable too. The bartenders are not so good with the drinks but definitely recommend the food.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

The luch specials are amaizing. They also have good drinks and good service. Great place to run out at lunch or take your time and enjoy the music

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Food is ok. Service not so much. I don't speak spanish so i don't appreciate when people keep talking to me in that way. Very difficult to order a cocktail when there is only one girl out of 5 who knows how to make it.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Yes, City Tavern offers takeout services.

City Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5