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How would you rate City View Bar & Grill?
Noisy with loud hip hop music, food is so so
Lets start with the only positives.ove Love Love the band and great dancing atmosphere. However the food is horrible and the service is questionable. Unfortunately, two guest from our party became ill. Needless to say i would not suggest for you to eat there.
Food is okay, the service is excellent. They could do better bartending, drinks were not good.
Slow service for sub par food.
A real good friend and I were hanging out for the evening when he suggested we stop in City View. He had taken a many of dates there and said it would be a great place to stop in a grab a bite to eat. Since I had never heard of City View, I had no clue what to expect. But when I walked in and heard the live music and then was immediately greeted by a hostess to be seated, I was definitely feeling a little impressed...to say the least. The menu wasn't too long, but it did have several selections that peaked my interest. The Live music was definitely loud but it was good. From what I can tell everyone around me was enjoying themselves as much if not more as me and my buddy. The crowd was diverse 30somethings and over, couples, friends, dinner parties and some folks just wanting a place to relax and enjoy the evening. Overall a good atmosphere, decent food, and reasonable prices. I'll definitely stop in again!
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I made reservations and there was no wait. Great seat right in front of the band (live music). They were great and very entertaining. The food was delicious and our waitress Margaret was the best. Great atmosphere. This is my new Friday hangout spot. Go pay them a visit you won't be disappointed!!!
Great crab cakes golden on the outside soft inside. The food and service are pretty good. I would suggest better lighting at this place though.
I love City View! But you need to know when to go. If you go on Monday and Tuesday night or Thursday in the day OR Wednesday and Friday during the day or Saturday night you will have the 2 best bartenders ever. Tony and Tisha are the best!
This was our first time at city view me and my lovely wife and its not going to our last i know she was going to love it we are going to make more date night like this one the food was great and the entertainment was off the hook we really enjoyed our self
Good food ..Great prices ..My husband is handicap and in a Power Chair and.When we came into the Restaurant they hand an elevator that took my husband down one level so that he could get to the tables...Terrific
Good food, live music
I really enjoyed the live jazz band.
friendly staff and good food.
I had a pretty good time. The food was pretty good. I ordered a soup and salad but ordered a steak and potato (to go) for my hubby. He said the steak 'was on point'. I also ordered 1 alcohol beverage (grand marnier neat) since some reviewers complained about the drinks. You can't mess up shots...lol. The service was great...especially servicing a party of eight. The live band was cranking...they certainly got me and few of our folks to party on the dance floor...which caused a few more folks to get up and dance. I would certainly come back again....btw...price is not bad either.
City view has great music and drinks and food
Babbbyyyy, let me tell you. That damn Margaret is awsome. I will only will come back for her. Her service and her realness is a breath of fresh air. I need her to be at every restaurant that I'm at. My food was hot and on time. Margaret is what customer service should be.
Great place to have lunch or dinner with a group of people...Food and drinks are Awesome!!!
One of my girlfriends and I went for a small outing at this bar/grill that I was referred to by my mother-in-law to check out; needless to say this place is a waist of time and money! The menu selections needed very badly to be appropriate for the meal prices that were listed. The food overall wasn't fresh at all and very poorly seasoned;the meat was extra dry and tough. When the waitress returned to our table she asked if everything was going well with our meal, my guest and I immediately told her No" and explained how the meat wasn't fresh at all and how it was dry, also it was seasoned horribly; she asked if we wanted to order something differently from the same menu! We told her No" and asked for the check, she was very apologetic about the meal but insisted to charge for that horrible dish. We then requested for the manager's assistance; while waiting for the manager to get to our table, I made a remark about how the food wasn't good at all; a male employee of the bar/grill; with long scraggly gray hair and bald spots, who wore his eyeglasses in his hair, turned around to us and said; "I don't care! On top of that terrible meal they charge 15% after 6pm on every check on a party of 1(one) and above. I will never ever in my life come back to this hole in the wall!
The food was good, there was a little wait but nothing to much, the live music was great
The drinks are GREAT. Food was good, service good, and jazz entertainment was EXCEPTIONAL. A wonderful spot for date night or hanging with a group of friends. Go for dinner or gather for drinks - great venue. I will definitely go there again.
There was a nice and adult crowd and the Jazz band B.T.B. did a really nice performance. The food and service is great there. Will go again. The Jazz Band B.T.B will be there on May 27.
Completely unremarkable in most ways. I've tried a few things there while there for lunch meetings but nothing that stands out. FWIW, I will say it's one of the few places in the area that is better suited for business lunches.
Miller lite$7????? Really, horrific food!!!! Potato skins old n dried up, Nicole is rude, hates her own race!!!! Racist biatch!!! Won't b back with her piss poor attitude. Mgmt. Ned's to rid the trash!!!
The one good point the hostess/waitress lady smily n friendly at the front.
Customer service is awesome ,food pretty good, Fri /sat live entertainment...awesome groups ....pork chop diner probably favorites
Nice atmosphere nice music nice food and great time
Great food, nice atmosphere, great service. Good for groups or a date night.
I was seated and greeted by my server very quickly. The server was very sweet and attentive. My food came out very quickly however nowhere in the entree description did it state the entire thing would be fried, which I expected broiled.It only stated the crab cake was fried. The portion size was large but the food wasn't the best but wasn't the worst I've eaten. However, the crab cake was good. Carrot cake is amazing, I definitely recommend it.
The food is mediocre. The drink named call me a cab is nasty and naked boot leg. Get the drink that's so good if u like Hennessey you'll like this if u don't still give a try it may shock u
Service was slow but food was good...The walls are full photography and art a tropical vibe.
Karaoke on Friday and Saturday evening. Great place for birthday party. Very noticeable and easy to find. The food is generally good and the prices are competitive.
Tiny but quaint. Jazz show on weekends. Moderately priced.
It's ok. The live entertainment is usually good. Food and drinks are slightly overpriced, for what you get. Staff is ok depending on who is working.
Don’t waste your time with this place! I’d rather visit Red Lobster, Olive Garden or Green Turtle, mind you, I️ don’t eat at either of these places but either one would be much better. In addition, our waitress informed us that the manager on duty was actually cooking the food! NEVER AGAIN!
Catfish had ZERO flavor, my 13 year old cousin can make better crab cakes! My family at the next table ate a quarter of their food. How do you mess up a cheesesteak and fried fish sub? How do you serve two chicken cutlets ( as opposed to breast) with an abundant amount of dry garlic pasta. How does 90% of the party absolutely hate their food?
You’ve been warned! Eat here at your own risk!
Great atmosphere. Live bands..good music. I visit frequently
Great live entertainment, awesome food, strong drinks!
Good food great atmosphere excellent service
We ordered the crab cake sandwich, mushroom caps with crab and a grilled chicken salad. The grilled chicken in the salad was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The crab cake sandwich was delicious and the mushroom caps were overflowing with crab. YUM. Our waiter was courteous and prompt. I'll definitely return.
Live band was nice. Food was tasty. Can get very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights.
Great food, especially the shrimp wings and crab cakes; excellent R&B/Jazz bands with no cover on weekends.
Food is ok not great and the atmosphere is also not great service is generally slow
City View Bar and Grill is conveniently located in Woodlawn by the beltway. The perks are the location, parking lot, table service and events such as daily happy hour and weekend Jazz Band Performances. The downfall would be most menu items and alcoholic beverages. I've tried their different pastas, fish platters, soups/ salads, etc. Everything I've tasted has been very bland. Good portion size, but bland. The advertised specialty cocktails are weak and watered down. The best item in the restaurant is the City View Baked Wings. They are my absolute favorite and cannot be duplicated. The traditional rail drinks are pretty good too. Although City View isn't the total package in my opinion, the perks are major and I will remain a patron of this business.
City View has a great adult atmosphere
The live music on Friday is treat. I highly recommend this spot.
Excellent service, nice atmosphere, delicious food
Pretty nasty place, not clean and it smelled dirty and greasy like the 20+ year old carpet hadn't ever been cleaned. Service was pretty lacking also, half of us didn't get the food we ordered with the others or it was wrong. Huge menu, not sure that is a good thing. I pretty much stuck to eating fries, but they were good.
There is a pretty big lack of decent places in the area, in general, so if you can go out of Woodlawn I would recommend it.
Enjoyed my experience here, food was delicious atmosphere cozy, the waitress great and there awesome live entertainment that Friday.
Crab cakes, great,but no remoulad, jambalaya good ,but wrong seasonings, cocktails over priced & ok,not great. Desserts, shipped in frozen & not good. Waitress was clueless.
Great grown up place for music, food and running into old friends. My most favorite service waitress is ( New York) don't know her real name but she is fun, positive and a lot of fun. Also, Flo, the manager is very nice and accommodating. A great place to enjoy Baltimore's greatest kept secret in live of local musicians. Best nights are Fridays and Saturdays. Personally I like Friday nights. Love the place. I'm always treated like I'm special. Check it out!!!
The waitress was very helpful always checking to see if everything was alright. Crabballs were to die for and the environment is always clean. Food and drinks can be a little pricey. Why not pay a little extra for goid food and service.
Delicious food and great service. We loved the DJ and the band. Location has plenty of free parking.
Food was great and served quickly on a crowded Friday night. Our server, Anna, was friendly, attentive throughout the evening! Very nice live band. I took off one star for the hostess confusion in seating us, but otherwise was a very nice experience.
Love the live entertainment. The food and service is awesome! No long wait time. Nice place to meet and greet, mature crowd
Bar tender looked tired and or uninterested. Drinks was good however Two Long Island’s were $17. Laid back atmosphere in Sunday Evenings.
Why should I have dinner to see a live band? Too many tax charges on my receipt, I could've gotten better ribs from TGIF and the crab cake was only broiled lightly, wasn't fully cooked. Drinks included costs $70, yet the person I took got upset with me.
Though it has changed owners a few times over the years it has always been a community staple, a place to go and meet friends and listen to great jazz and see people you haven't seen in a long long time. The new owner is a pretty cool guy.... he sits down talks with you, makes sure everything is to your liking and if it's not.... he makes sure it is. Pargo's... ooppss... City View will always be on my list. ;)
Live band and drinks are good. Food is mediorcre at best. Service Is a joke. If you are looking for strong drinks and just want wings this is the place for you.
My date made a 7:30 reservation for a booth. We wanted to have dinner and stay to hear the entertainment. A live band sings on Friday and Saturday starting at 9 pm. Our waitress, Margaret gave great service. We ordered Catfish for an appetizer with tarter sauce on the side. Delicious. I ordered Catfish as my entree with collard greens and mixed veggies. My date had gumbo. The portions were large and we took home half. We enjoyed the band and stayed until the band took a break before their last set.
The atmosphere was right. The food is worth the price. Live Band is entertaining and great to jam too. You can set at the bar or be seated in the dinning area. Great for very mature crowd. If you have a lot of drama or looking for drama City View Bar & Grill is not the place for you. This is a grown folks place. Parking is available on site.
Cool spot. Love the drinks and live music. The food is ok. Not the best, but not the worst. Nice environment on certain days. Thurs-Sat. Wed is cool with all day happy hour well at least until 10p. Nice neighborhood spot. A lot of regulars attend here.
Cityview has wonderful food excellent drinks great place to bring your family and friends. Every first Monday of each month they have happy hour light Fair and DJ. Also they have karaoke night and sometimes alive band call if you want more information.
This place has great music (live) on fridays!! We went with a group of 18, and had a great time. Food was Good as well~ I'll be back soon!!!
Great Live entertainment. Mature adult atmosphere. And the food is excellent!
The food was excellent but the service was very poor. The manager was rude and the waitress horrible! A little too pricey for bad service!
Favorite place to eat for a quick date night. Customer service is great and the food is excellent.
We went there for an early dinner...
The waitress was good...
She spent a few minutes talking to us. My friend wanted a glass of wine but she forgot her id in the car. She sent me to get it but the waitress was kind enough to say it's fine.. She said just because she has a baby face doesn't mean she isn't old enough. So we ordered a glass of wine Moscato....
One thing lead to another we never received the wine but we ate without the wine...
The food was good... But the pork chop was under cooked...
The chicken wings on the other hand was fantastic...
There was loud good hip hop music playing...
Live DJ ...
I would definitely recommend this place...
Food was great but the female and hostess was very disappointing.
First, we was sat at the wrong table for a party so we looked crazy not knowing anyone there. Then when we advised them that this was not our party it took them 45 mins to get us all seated that had arrived. Management never advised us that the entire party (30) had to be there at 7 or we couldn't be seated.
We finally got seated and then the manager kept coming over directing us were we could sit and not giving us the 30 seats we were promised so our groups were separated somewhat. In the process we moved twice which caused unnecessary problems with the servers and the checks.
People just paid the bills and moved on because it was too much of a hassle.
On the other hand, the live band and D.J. was great but I would never book a large party or event there if I have to deal with that manager again. It was a celebration for me and a good friend of mines birthday and the hassle didn't ruin it but it made it very difficult to enjoy in the beginning!!!!!!
The hostess kept apologizing for the mix up and tried to remedy things which was appreciated but the managers actions overshadowed the hostess efforts.
I love this place. Food is delicious, customer is awesome. Live band was great. Wonderful atmosphere.. We had a grand time
The music was incredible. The band really set the tone for the night. The crowd was really feeling the vibe. City view can due with some up grades to the menu which can add some excitement to the night.
Service sucked food didn't come out together which is sad because it was only wings and fries... Pricey
Friday Nights they have a live Band with Darron Abrams and crew. The atmosphere was good I had a Panty Dropper from the bar and was feeling good. The food is also pretty good. You will have a good time on Fridays. Get their early it was packed.
You will surely enjoy the crab cakes. Excellent Execellent. Please visit City View. The Decor is amazing and the food is Top Shelf.
We visited early afternoon. The music was great! The food was okay😊 But the service was not the best. The waitress did not come to check on our drinks (I was so thirsty), our food did not come out together (like 5-10 minutes apart), and our check was overcharged by $10. They were more concerned with the party tables. I will not be returning.
The food isn't good at all. Its not nasty but its not good. I ordered the T-bone steak, mash potatoes, veggies, crab cake, battered shrimps, fish and crab soup.I don't recommend eating here but I hear it's a good place to chill on Friday or Saturday. Crab soup tastes like vegetable soup; my fish was mushy like mashed potatoes; the mashed potatoes where very bland. I will say that the crab cake was ok. I ate from here on a Sunday. Maybe different days have different cooks.
Good food and live entertainment occasionally. Good place to meet with friends and family. Connected to the Knights Inn motel. I would like to recommend an excellent dish Seafood Rockefeller $23.00 worth every dollar!!😍🤑
They have 2 solid bartenders, G & Buffy. The other ones are trash. They make eye contact with you and don't ask if you're good. You need a signal flare or a strobe light to get their attention. Haven't eaten there yet, but the food looked good. The live bands are good too though.
Unfortunately, they don't have enough staff to keep the place looking clean. It was my experience that the bartenders don't exactly seems thrilled about serving their customers. I think parking was great....
Nice environment. Older crowd which I loved. Food good. I didn't like that for a table, only one tab, but I understand why.
This place is okay. The atmosphere has changed since the owner died. I'm not looking for a party scene if I'm coming out to eat with my family every day of the week. However, if I'm looking for a spot to catch a bite on my own or meet up with a couple of friends you will be entertained while you eat.
I've been here several times for various work events and most recently for happy hour. Happy hour drinks are awesome and cannot beat the price. They also have karaoke and live bands in the evening which I have not tried yet but plan to.
I was invited to a 81st Birthday celebration for a wonderful person. Really nice place with Live Band at 9pm on a Friday. I had a variety of flavoured wings and steamed shrimp both were delicious.
It was my first time and the prices were pretty reasonable. If you can go during happy hour it's a bargin. The atmosphere nice and the waitresses were courteous.
Food could be better. Drinks are pretty good. Soulful Saturdays are awesome. Great crowd with an amazing DJ. If they could get a better happy HR menu I would give them four stars. The service however is absolutely horrible.
My friends and I went for our annual mother's day get together. The band was awesome and the food was even better. We will definitely come back!
Great place to eat, order cocktails abd listen to a DJ play music. They also have a dance floor to work off the food. Service was good also.
I had the pleasure of having my birthday dinner at City View. We all had a good time. There was 50 plus people in my party.The place was packed due to another event going on at the same time. Food was good(a few bumps), service was great, music was on. The drinks were different even though they were to be the same thing. I’ll return. Can’t please all the people!!!
Good food. Awesome atmosphere. Music wonderful. Thanks to the ownership and patrons for an outstanding Book Signing and Sales event.
The ambience is great. The long island ice tea is not for the beginning drinker. The waitresses are normally very attentive. On Saturdays from 1p to 5p is Soulful Saturday the music is a tad loud the dj places good music. Live music on Fridays different bands. Overall great food and entertainment. Try the crabcake
For me it was ok. Definitely a spot for middle aged folk. Not a knock on them though. I was a great atmosphere and I went on a Friday night which it may be a regular thing for them but they had a live band that night. I went for a drink or 2 or 4 and the party I was with said the food was good. With their advisement I ordered some to go and it was as advertised. Be aware for hot days though. The temp outside maybe the temp inside
The food was good and it had a decent size severing. Was glad all I ordered was a sandwich any else would had been to much. I still had a doggy bag when I left.
I love city view.. They only thing is the air conditioning really dosen't cool the place down.. And the winter its it's real cool in there.. They need to have security in there. But the food,drinks are good
This is one of my favorite spots. It has a new menu & extended Happy Hours🍹🍷We got Sunday Brunch & happy with our waitress (new) who was very attentive and anticipated our needs from start to finish. The portions are generous and bartenders know how to pour🍽 Winning!!!
Had a going away party. Great waitresses and manager. Foods menu are fantastic. Drinks were nice as well. Music and dance. Great time there
City View had a pleasant atmosphere, the servers and the manager were professional and accommodating. The lunch was good I had the special crab cake on a tossed salad, it was delicious. All and all I will go there again.
Not as low key as it use to be its gotten very popular lately. The food is good and the live music is nice. You can have a really nice time when its not too crowded.
I had the cream of crab soup and the stuffed salmon. We also had a glass of the house sangria. The sangria was good. My salmon was overcooked and my soup was tasteless. The music was too loud and the service was subpar. The waitress disappeared and came back at the end. Crazy enough, I will probably be back. I liked the atmosphere. Next time, I will sit at the bar.
I think City View has the potential to be an amazing establishment! Honestly, if the wait/hostess staff was managed a bit stricter they would be unstoppable.
The atmosphere is very chill and geared towards a crowd 25 and older. The food was good! It's your typical bar food cooked with a pinch of love. The bar was booming and seemed to have happy customers around it.
Great atmosphere great food excellent music delicious drinks. Every Wednesday is a blast. Best spot to meet your family and friends at. We do birthday bashes there. It's the perfect spit.
Cozy place. Nice set up and good service. Bucket of beer specials, drink specials, food specials, etc... Karaoke is good! Haven't tried the food but I'll be back.
I’m sitting here , apparently the owner is right next to us at a table. I ordered another drink at 645 and it’s 7:30 and I still have not received it. . It sucks, I really like this place. My server is great, but Erica the host is old and bitter and rude to everyone she seats.
I really liked this place. They had a great vibe, friendly staff, and most importantly: great food. We went on a Saturday night when they had a and playing some R&B / soul classics. The drinks were well made and the service was quick. I'll definitely be coming back.
Perhaps it's been too long since this old broad has frequented a bar... because I just don't get the whole service charge PLUS gratuity thing. How exactly does that work? Nonetheless, the stars are for the band - they were fabulous. Oh yeah, almost forgot - happy new year!
I enjoyed myself! The service was excellent and the food was fantastic!!!! The buffalo wings were my favorite part of the meal:) I will go back again. Our waiter in training did an excellent job and made us feel right at home!!!! I wish him well:) I highly recommend this place !!!!!!!
Came here for dinner with friends before the Comedy show. The food was good but it took a long time before we got our food. Service needs to be better.
Been in this area so many times and really never paid attention to the fact that it was there. Located on the corner of Security and Whitehead Road....read this and 37 more