CityRub Smoke and Steakhouse

3.9
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32 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
City Rub has a warm and comfortable atmosphere, whether you are looking for authentic Southern fare with family, a couple of drinks amongst friends, or an evening of great music on weekends. Our establishment caters to all needs, we have a plethora of televisions located throughout the building. Along with daily specials created by our skilled kitchen staff to cater, burgers, steak lovers or vegetarians. We are definitely a diversified option of dinning and entertainment for the whole family.
What 32 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.7
Service
3.5
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Newark for a concert at the prudential center. This place wasn’t far and the food looked great. Location was nice, restaurant was very nice as well a ambience. Food was fast and tasted great. Would love to go again if I’m ever in the area. The price is up there with fancy restaurants. After tip, a dinner for 2 it was $200. Luckily the food was great.

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JohnnyP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food , great service. 👍👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Guess I'll have to get there much earlier next time, to taste the brisket. I had a 9:00pm sitting last night and they had run out.

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BrianM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great smoked meats. Recommend the yucca pastry appetizer. Sort of like a hush puppy combined with an empanada. Really enjoyed the food. Service was fine, nothing outstanding or poor. Well off the beaten path, and the space was weird. Part sports bar, part club. Not really conducive to dining. Loud club music was playing courtesy of DJ, but no one even vaguely interested in dancing.

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

AMAZING gem! Everything from the food, the drinks, the atmosphere were spectacular! The waiter could have been nicer, real grouch!

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vipDPhilly
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience and meal here. So close to the airport and plenty of free parking.

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DitMark
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice brisket and pulled pork and ribs. We really liked it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good place to hand out. Food was cooked as I wanted it and the ambiance was great for a first date. Bartender seemed new to the business and the pour was not great but otherwise ok

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IndiaF
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Our server was not personable at all ...we had to flag him down for everything we needed or wanted

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The outside can be deceiving- inside fun and good food

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HenriettaM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had one of the best experience ever!, my 66th bday, i look you up on Google, and whow what a good guess!, will definitely come back, and i also been sharing my great experiences,
thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was wonderful. The fresh made lemonade and cornbread to die for! The smoked Turkey and baked beans were amazing! The chicken was Bland and dry. The ribs were smoked to perfection but had no flavor. The house made sauces were not very likable. But again some very good strong points! We'll go back maybe

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ShayneMac
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service

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LMcAndrew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it. I keep getting the beef risotto. I need to try something else because everything I see looks so good! But I love that risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice vibe, sat outside

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douglasb
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

great food and good service. a bit loud if you want to have a business conversation

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vipemc52
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was great! Great place to stop and eat before a show or event.

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DandJ
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sports bar environment.
Extensive menu and drinks listing.
Food is of great quality & portion size is HUGE!
Recommend highly if you’re in Newark area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Underwhelming bar b que.

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vipGreatFood25
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The food was great and there were some excellent creative dishes, but the location,ambience did not come close to the and great food. It was also to pricey for the ambience and location.

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vipSteveT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Took 15 minutes to get someone to wait on us and there was hardly anyone there when we arrived. Took another 20 minutes to get appetizer and then 25 more minutes to get entrees. Appetizer was good but entrees were cold when we received.

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BruceE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I picked the restaurant based on the description on Open Table. Was surprised at the location but my guest and I were up to try it.

Service was attentive and food was well prepared and enjoyable.

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Ladyfury
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Not the quantity for the money. The quality of the meat was cold and the ribs were burnt. I love the guacamole. Also add a little more flavor to meats.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

It is a very inviting place to watch the games, but the food is average for the price and service was poor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

city rub stated they do not participate in OpenTable

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aMill
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Worst experience I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The waiters have major attitude and don’t have any customer service skills. I would not be going there ever again.

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stopped in as it was close to the Newark airport before leaving back home. The food was over the top! Service was great and loved the video DJ that was there for lunch. Atmosphere was great and very clean!

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vipBergenfamily
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal and great drinks before an NJPAC event. Service was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely go again.

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vipAP32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We needed a restaurant near the airport and this one was a very pleasant surprise!

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vipBrian
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was very bad. Food is OK. One in our party did not get his food until the rest of us were done. Drinks, forget about it. Do not recommend.

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craigp
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food great tv’s. Would recommend to friends. Great ribs

KB
KeshawnB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setup going on. Good food, good service, friendly environment. Great overall

FAQs

CityRub Smoke and Steakhouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 237-7528.

CityRub Smoke and Steakhouse is rated 3.9 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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