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The City Grill

269 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023 40.77769 -73.978532
nr. 72nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-873-9400 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

62nd St. to 81st St., Central Park West to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

The City Grill is among the few restaurants in New York where sheriff Andy of Mayberry would probably feel at home. The ambiance is friendly and welcoming to diners of all ages—groups, couples, and families—who prefer their food minimally seasoned and voluminous in quantity. The restaurant’s decorative highlight is a gorgeous mahogany bar built in Germany in 1895, which made its way through a number of locations before winding up here. Coupled with dark-red walls, old-fashioned ceiling lights, Casablanca fans, and a surfeit of fake ivy, the bar gives the restaurant the aura of a pleasantly unintimidating bistro. The food is down-home comfort. The irresistible artichoke and spinach cheese dip will be working on your arteries by the time the check arrives. Among entrées, the Hawaiian chicken salad, grilled chicken Cobb salad, and buffalo chicken salad are popular. They’re fresh and ample, but undistinguished. However, Mom’s Meatloaf and the pork chops are what have diners smacking their lips. The menu also lists a wide selection of quesadillas, wraps, burgers, pastas, and chicken dishes.


Groups of 15-35 people can be accommodated in a separate dining room.

Recommended Dishes

Artichoke and spinach cheese dip, $10.95; Mom’s meatloaf, $12.95; grilled chicken Cobb salad, $14.95