City Tavern was established in 1994 to serve the community of Elizabeth. For over the past 20 years, our success has been due in part to our mission of providing delicious food in a community built environment. From the moment you walk into the restaurant you will notice how we care for our customers.
Whether you are a long time customer of ours or a first time visitor you will be attended with great respect. You will find a great selection of dishes on both our Lunch and Dinner Menus.
DO NOT GO HERE FOR DINNER ON A SATURDAY IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE DEAF AFTER. So we needed dinner for 8 people on short notice and just opened the app, selected 8 people and went to one of two places that we saw, which was City House Tavern. The name certainly wasn’t an indicator of the location, perhaps they should change it to club instead of tavern. We were seated at a table right below speakers that were blaring at a volume way too high for the small area that we were in. I could understand if this was a nightclub. But there were literally 6 people sitting at the bar and then 5 tables eating dinner, including us in this area of the restaurant. We had to YELL our orders to the server even when his ear was in our faces to the point that we just ended up pointing at our menu items. The server repeatedly went over to the DJ and presumably the manager to ask them to turn it down and would shrug because they wouldn’t. I’m not saying don’t play music but please just turn it down so people can talk without yelling and I’m not feeling vibrations in my feet and shoulder. I was so sickened by the lack of service and did feel bad for our waiter because it clearly wasn’t his fault. Thankfully the food was good which is why I’ll give 2 stars but please rename your establishment to a club or turn the music down - and maybe be a little more service oriented.