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City Tavern

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Bar, American, Pub
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1109 Elizabeth Ave, Ste A, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2497
+1 908-353-7113
11:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat - Wed 11:00 - 02:00
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 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... More 

Thank AmoreChickie
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

Thank Wilmar P
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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

Thank buildinbob22
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 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.

Thank Johayne
Old Bridge, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 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

Thank azapata2016
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 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.

1 Thank bellabrasillian
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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183 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

To be honest...I usually just go here for lunch. The seafood salad appetizer is all that I get, and its plenty for lunch...probably the freshest and best seafood salad out there. I usually eat at the bar where I also have the pleasure of the four hot bartenders that help make the place famous...sorry if I'm being a pig...Spanish hot... More 

1 Thank barfoot164
Middlesex, New Jersey
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Went with co-workers for lunch after a meeting. Pleasantly surprised by value and quality as well as variety of lunch menu. Had quite possibly the best grilled calamari I've had in a while!! Busy but quick service too!!

Thank Sorah M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Priced well. Good food. Service ok. If you don't speak Spanish you do Not get the same service or amount of food. Everyone at all other tables recieved bread and 3 peices of chicken except for us. We spent well over 100 bucks and were charged for all soft drink refills and told no bread and that's all the chicken... More 

Thank Desiree A
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant. I'm never disappointed. Sangria is amazing. The service is outstanding. The skirt steak is loaded with great flavor.

Thank Ivy261979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 Elizabeth Ave, Ste A, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2497
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-7113

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