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22768 Main St., Columbia, CA
+1 209-532-5964
11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for four star accommodations, go to Vegas. The City Hotel offers comfortable 1850s decorated rooms and a parlor. Wifi absolutely sucks, but we stay there to get away from 2017. Downstairs is one of the best restaurants in the Mother Lode, Christopher's. Adjacent to Christopher's is the atmospheric What Cheer Saloon, the oldest bar in the... More 

Thank RomanTGnome
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Roman for the nice review. Sorry about the wifi in the State park, sometimes its good, other times not so good. Christopher at the City Hotel tries hard to provide a wonderful dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

San Mateo, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The menu posted outside only told part of the story. I was making certain that this restaurant had enough choices to please everyone. Verifying that it had plenty, my friend and I decided to come back after picking up my wife. It was so worth the wait. While a duet played the perfect music to dine by, we ordered and... More 

1 Thank 415Mark650
Manhattan Beach, California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you're planning to visit Columbia State Historic Park, City Hotel is an excellent historic building you can actually stay in and also dine in. The room is decorated as it might have been during the gold rush, and the wait-staff dress accordingly. The menu has a lot of choices, all of them look good, and everything we had was... More 

2 Thank 00Bruce00
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the restaurant. Our service staff, Chef Christopher and cooks are dedicated to providing the highest possible wonderful dining experience. More 

San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We chose Christopher at the City Hotel because we had tickets to a play at the Fallon House Theater down the street and have always loved to walk around Columbia before the show. We had mixed reactions to the Caesar salad…two felt it was good, two felt the dressing was a bit thin and had too much Worcestershire sauce. The... More 

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George S, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful dining experience. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Groveland, California
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299 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place was highly recommended by friends as we were going to see a play at the Sierra Rep Theater the problem was when we got there they had pretty much run out of all the items on the menu and we waited for an hour and a half to get our food and then when he came it wasn't... More 

Thank frequent1
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry for just seeing your review and not responding earlier. For some reason this review has just recently come to our attention. No excuses, but last year October was one of the first months we opened for dinner and frankly we were overwhelmed by the attendance. Our food is cooked individually for each order and that is one reason for... More 

Sonora, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with another couple on a busy Friday night. It was our first time dining here since the change of ownership and we were pleasantly surprised by the creative menu, quality food and excellent service. Our server, Clover, was friendly, attentive and helpful. We started with the artichoke heart appetizer followed by half sized wedge salads. For main... More 

Thank foothillstrekker
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We strive to uphold your 5 star rating. More 

Ripon, California
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We ate lunch here before attending a theater production at Fallon House. We were promptly seated and given menus. Our hostess was also our waitress. I regret that I didn't get her name, because she did an awesome job! Her personality was wonderful and she was very efficient, as she took care of the entire dining room. I ordered a... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with family on Friday. We were seated, handed our menus and beverages promptly. The kid's menu burger, What Cheer burgers were excellent. Kids liked the Fried Shrimp. The lamb burger was special too; done medium with plenty of lettuce on the side. Definitely a great choice while at the historic park.

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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We really enjoy the food at the City Hotel restaurant. Nice menu, reasonable prices, pretty dining room, good service. It's family run, husband, wife, dad, sister. They really care. For a lighter meal, try to adjacent bar.

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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We visited Columbia, California in April to do a little business in Gold Country and this seemed to be the best place to spend the night. So, not much available for dining in the area BUT right there at our hotel we walked into City Hotel Restaurant and were impressed - immensely impressed - the freshness of the food, the... More 

1 Thank SonomaNancy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22768 Main St., Columbia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 209-532-5964
Fine dining in an historic gold rush setting. New owners as of 2015.

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