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City Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2739
+1 310-838-9739
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Today
15:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 15:30 - 23:00
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joy happily greeted and invited me to review the Menu and extensive Beer/Cocktail offerings. Not a regular beer drinker, I asked about purchasing "a taste" of 2 interesting sounding beers. She graciously offered me a free sample of each. The Pineapple beer was yummy, while not being too sweet. The Turkey Burger with ground turkey, white cheddar, alfalfa sprouts, tomato,... More 

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Thank Gina S
Cody, Wyoming
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went here with my wife for a late dinner. It was basically empty inside with some patrons sitting outside. We both had cheese burgers which were rather large, very juicy and good. Wait staff was very friendly. Interesting decor. Scraped wood and brick walls. They have outside seating with gas heaters when it's cool out. Overall not a bad place.

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Thank Ron P
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the City Tavern. The food was very bland (vegetarian burger, tacos, and crab cakes) and came out slightly cold. My cocktail was the best part of the meal. I can see how it is a good bar (ambiance and good drinks) but I would pass on the food.

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Thank mutes17
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very crowded - means popular, old world charm, and attentive staff. Best chardonnay experience in a beautiful glass.

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Thank mt_wmc
Culver City, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Once, twice, three strikes, they're out. Far too many similar pubs in Culver City with way better food and service. Also, the outside terrace often smells of urine so I'm not sure if they hose patio regularly, one of the nicer features of restaurant is outside dining.

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Thank Lisa S
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I only go to the Culver City location, so i don't know about downtown.. but I can say that City Tavern is one of my favorite places in LA, and is usually the first stop I make when I get in to town. Beer and liquor selection is vast, and the bartenders are the most knowledgable in the business. Seriously,... More 

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Thank Justin C
Glendale, California
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545 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I ate here with my in-laws before catching a show at the Kirk Douglas. We arrived fairly early in the evening and it wasn't too busy, mostly people arriving for after work drinks. I ordered a cheese burger, which was served with fries. It was very good. My father-in-law had fish and chips, which he enjoyed. I can't remember what... More 

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Thank Karen H
Los Angeles
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

City Tavern is a good, local Culver City place to grab food or drinks. The service is respectable and the establishment is located in a nice part of Culver City across the street from city hall. The outdoor patio in front of the building is the place to be when the L.A. weather is wonderful. The food is tasty but... More 

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Thank La_fl_drew
United States
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

It was Ok. They need to work on giving you more fish and fewer fries with the fish and chips. I got a big bowl of fries with one piece of fish on it. The outdoor seating was nice though. Inside was very loud at night. I think I just ordered the wrong thing.

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Thank moonslice
Los Angeles
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126 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Any place that takes 15 minutes just to get your drink order and 15-20 minutes to just get glasses of water you know you are in for a bad service. Rarely did anyone come by our table to check on us, fill the waters, soda or ice tea. We eat most of our meals without anything to drink. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
15:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-838-9739

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