City Table is a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar, in Boston’s historic Back Bay.
Located within the iconic Lenox Hotel, on the corner of Boylston and Exeter, the restaurant is near Back Bay Station, Copley Square, the Boston Marathon Finish Line, Newbury Street shopping, and the Boston Public Library.
Known for years by locals for its welcoming and personalized service, and delicious seafood dishes and appetizers, City Table is a comfortable spot for any type of occasion.
From Chef Sean MacAlpine, City Table’s inspired, ever-changing menus feature signature dishes like housemade potato chips, a cheese plate with honey from the Lenox’s rooftop beehive, chopped salad, the house burger, lobster roll, steak frites, and trout stuffed with baby shrimp. Our brunch specialties include duck confit hash, croissant French toast, and biscuits and gravy.
We serve gluten-free and vegetarian options alongside weekend brunch, weekday breakfast, and late-night bites on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cocktails are created by the bartenders at City Bar. There is a private dining room for events up to 32 guests.
City Table’s inviting interior makes the perfect setting for events large and small. Our private dining room and tasteful restaurant space feature a stylish aesthetic paired with incomparable service. Our dining room boasts a soaring window overlooking the Back Bay, plus gold-leaf ceilings, warm hardwoods, leather banquettes, and other elegant touches. City Table’s private dining room accommodates parties of up to 32 guests. Or, reserve the entire restaurant for both seated dinner and cocktail parties of up to 100.
Chef Sean MacAlpine
A Brooklyn native and long-time Massachusetts resident, Sean MacAlpine found his calling to cuisine in 2002 when he filled in for a chef at Coastal Passenger Schooners in Mystic, Connecticut. Sean’s experience in the kitchen is quite extensive and includes a cooking gig at Five-O Shore Road restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, where he worked under his brother, Jonathan MacAlpine. He eventually moved back to the Boston area and opened Main Streets Market and Café in Conord, MA for dinner service.
It was 2006 when Sean met Robert Fathman, the Executive Chef at Azure (now City Table) at an open mic night in Lynn, MA. Sean gave him his phone number in case he was ever looking for cooks and a week later he received a call from Robert asking him to come in and work. From his Line Cook position, he worked up the ranks to Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef, and eventually to Executive Chef, which is the position he has now held for four years. He strives to focus on healthy, fresh ingredients and wants to implement them into as many dishes as possible.
Azure (City Table) is also the spot where Sean met his wife, Beth. They now have a 3-year-old son named Benjamin, and a newborn daughter named Isla. In his spare time, Sean loves to garden and spend some quality time on the golf course.Menu
"Meet Sean MacAlpine of City Table, City Bar, Solas, and Lenox Hotel in Back Bay" - Boston Voyager, 2018
The Lenox Hotel will celebrate Judy Garland's birthday on June 10 with a special brunch menu.
~ABC News, June 8 2018
The hotel's City Table restaurant features several honey-inspired dishes including Avocado Toast
~ Laurie Wilson, OpenTable, August 2016
"The Lenox Hotel’s new Executive Chef has local roots"
~Julie Kramer, October 2015
Just 26, Adam Wimes lands job as The Lenox Hotel's Executive Chef
~ Alex Weaver, BostInno, September 2015
Warm, laid-back ambiance and upscale American comfort food combine to create a friendly neighborhood vibe at City Table
~ Meredith Wilson, Panorama, November 2009
Glowing lights and dark wood make this relaxed restaurant a comfortable, convivial space to share moments with friends- and to share delicious, classic, American food.
~Where Boston, January 2010
City Table is a cozy space tucked in the nook of the Lenox lobby just out of reach from Boylston Street’s bustle, a comfy spot for taking shelter from the storm of last-minute shopping with your pals and the frigid winter weather.
~Scott Kearnan, Stuff Magazine, December 2009
The rustic dishes are nicely done, the drinks are simply great, and the service is highly polished, which means City Table will make a fine neighborhood hang out.
~Amy Traverso, Boston Magazine, January 2010