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City Hall Cafe

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234 E. Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702
+1 203-754-8866
11:30 - 00:00
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

City Hall Café has been closed for at least six months. It was sold and is no longer under the name City Hall Café.

Thank mmacary
Woodbury, Connecticut
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

I have been to City Hall many times. The food is good, but unfortunately, the service is friendly but inconsistent. The last time I was there with five friends. Four got served and were nearly done eating before the last two were served. No amount of apologies can make up for that. It is disappointing because the food would be... More 

1 Thank A S
Rock Falls, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I had dinner with a good friend and members of the family before heading to the Palace Theater. I loved the atmosphere and the food. Truly a gem for downtown Waterbury.

1 Thank Glenn S
Needham, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

A group of 9 going to a musical show, had dinner before hand at the City Hall Cafe. We advised our server of our time restraint but had made a reservation to allow plenty of time. The restaurant is cozy yet bustling. Drinks came quickly and were good. Entries ranged from chicken Parmesan to steak to shrimp scampi. All liked... More 

1 Thank Ehad2
New Haven, Connecticut
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

And for a place in Waterbury that is putting out ok to average food, I think the price point is a bit high. I have known about City Hall Cafe for many years, but we got a nice gift certificate so we were finally able to try it out. The Bar was nice, as was all of the decor....full of... More 

Thank briashmad
Monroe, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

We'd been there several times before and had a nice meal. Unfortunately, we had a very bad experience. Our meal was a special. Both my husband's & mine came out cold after a long wait. The restaurant was not crowded that night. Instead of making us new meals, they reheated our food. the land chops were too well done. The... More 

1 Thank Susan L
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308 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This place must be having some issues. This used to be 4 and 5 star. It is within walking distance to The Palace Theatre. We went before a show and it wasn't even busy. The one page paper menus didn't help. Service was good but the food was average. Decor is cool inside. Nice bar.

1 Thank bobbylupo
W. Hartford, CT
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296 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Eight men Went here for lunch. Three of the eight orders were messed up, two were incorrect and one was not prepared at all. The waiter blamed the chef, although he delivered the incorrect sandwiches. The food was okay, no one gave it any raves. This is an old political haunt with many photos on the walls. Even with the... More 

1 Thank Cayman408
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Being from Texas, I have a certain expectation when it comes to my steak. When traveling, I often shy away from the steaks because they usually just don't measure up. Tonight the Surf and Turf at the City Hall Cafe was well worth the gamble.

Thank MarkHubert
Washington, DC
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873 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 924 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Being from Maryland, I don't know why I took a chance on the Crabcakes, but I've learned my lesson because they were not just bad, they were awful. First, I've never seen a Crabcake that was the color, size and thickness of a sausage patty. I took one bite and thought I would gag so I pushed them to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E. Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-754-8866

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