It was last January 2013 that City Tavern announced they would be joining the FIGat7th food roster. Now a year later, the restaurant and pub tavern from Culver City opened their second location this week with not only a new downtown space twice as large at 4,000 square feet (making it their new flagship with capacity up to 190), but also an expanded menu and bar with 28 California craft beers on tap. The contemporary American menu City Tavern is known for now offers a new “Chilled” section featuring dishes like Fresh Shucked Oysters, Crudo, and House Smoked Salmon Belly. There’s also a cocktail lounge and an outdoor patio with a capacity of up to 40.
City Tavern will work synergistically with Taste (the food court section of FIGat7th) across the way to attract more people during the evening dinner hours. Now with most eateries open inside Taste, the lunch time rush is busier than ever, but also more people are discovering Taste as a casual dinner destination as well with a wide variety of food genres to choose from: from build-your-own pizzas to Paul Shoemaker’s chef-driven burgers, Chinese to Korean, Mexican to grilled cheese sandwiches and more. Beginning soon, all restaurants at Taste will be open until 9 pm.
City Tavern will begin with dinner hours only starting at 5pm (kitchen will close at 10 pm) with the bar open later based on demand. The lunch hours will begin early March.
For more info, check out City Tavern’s Facebook page online.