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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

In the middle of this urban city is an awesome restaurant. I enjoyed Skirt steak with fresh broccoli and salad. My friend had Skirt Steak with spinach, black olives, peppers and onions served with rice and beans. The Guacamole was delicious.

Thank Mary S
New Jersey
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

First time coming here, what a great local gem, this place was packed on a Saturday night. The outside looks like a unassuming bar, I'm sure at one point in the past it was just a bar. When a menu has a whole entire page dedicated to skirt steak - you must get it! Perfectly cooked, another one of those... More 

Thank kmissk
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I have yet to have a meal here I didn't like. The churrasco/entrana (Skirt steak) is vooked to perfection. If you're in the mood to share go for the Parrillada al patron. I don't care for sweets but after trying their flan I was hooked. They only sell it by the slice but they should look into selling a whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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?