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“Great Food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Tavern

City Tavern
Ranked #23 of 239 Restaurants in Elizabeth
Cuisines: Bar, American, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Matawan, NJ
Level Contributor
95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

Been here a few times and it is moving to the top of my rotation! Among my favorites are the garlic shrimp appetizer and the whole red snapper as an entree. There is a full bar - two of them actually and the place just has a great vibe. I beleive the ethnicity of the food is Columbian and the flavors really pop. The empanadas are great also and they taste even better at around midnite when you're eating thyem as leftovers! Ive only ever sat at the bar because the three barmaids look like the Latina Kardashian sisters! Seriously though, great atmosphere, safe neighborhood with plenty of parking. I'll be there at 7:30 tonite - at the bar of course. Stop by and say hi!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve L
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Downtown Elizabeth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

One block away from the Elizabeth Courthouse, the City Tavern has that New York after work feel. You can just stop in for a cup of espresso, sit at the bar, or go all out and have a full meal. The food is very good, has that ethnic Spanish flair. They also serve American food too if that is what you like. Prices a little above average, but worth it!

Visited January 2011
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2 Thank Nancy F
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Nutley, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

This is my favorite place. It has great food, pricing, atmosphere and service. Great place for family and single people as well. Food is American/Italian/Spanish. On the weekends the two bars are open and it is a great place to hangout with friends. Everyone is friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Repolljo
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Paterson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“great food, great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

lively bar/restaurant, great food and service as well....reasonable prices for the amount of food that you get....been here many times, never a disappointment....great variety of music as well....

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken W
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new jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

I loving it this restaurant is very clean the drinks are very good the sangria is the best and the picada very delicious

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank irisf86
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