Classic American Food with Modern Twists

We look forward to showing you why we are one of the best restaurants in Watertown, MA. Our food menu offers classic American food with brilliant twists, with lots of cooking from scratch. We are open for lunch and dinner, and also offer additional brunch dishes on the weekends. At City Works, we aim to offer our guests fresh and flavorful options every day.
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Bar Bites

Pretzel Bites
Hop-infused sea salt, IPA Gouda cheese sauce V

8.00

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville hot or southern fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Cheese Curds
White Cheddar, cornmeal battered, smoked tomato coulis V

8.00

Fried Pickles
Kosher dill, beer battered, ranch dressing V

8.00 

Firecracker Rolls
Marinated spicy cajun chicken, vegetable medley, avocado cream

8.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Shareables

Buffalo Shrimp
Crispy jumbo shrimp, bleu cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce

16.00

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Pulled buffalo chicken, bleu cheese cream, housemade giardiniera, corn tortilla chips  GF

12.00

Duck Nachos
Pulled confit duck, pepper jack cheese sauce, pickled jalapeños, smoked tomatoes, red onion, white beans, avocado, micro cilantro, queso fresco, wonton chips

16.00

Kung Pao Cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower, sweet peppers, green onions, garlic, ginger, arbol chiles, fried peanuts, chili oil, sweet and spicy tamari  GF/VG
Add Chicken +4
Add Shrimp +5 GF/VG

13.00

Smoked Chicken Wings
Grilled chili rubbed jumbo wings and drummies, BBQ sauce, mustard BBQ sauce  GF

13.00

BBQ Chicken Flatbread
House-smoked BBQ chicken, housemade BBQ sauce, mozzarella, Gouda, red onion, cilantro

12.00

Ahi Tuna Poke
Poke-style ahi tuna, cucumber, sesame ginger vinaigrette, sesame seeds, green onion, radish, jalapeño, crispy wonton cups, wasabi avocado cream, sriracha, wasabi, pickled ginger

16.00

Mushroom Flatbread
Forest mushrooms, chili oil, mozzarella, caramelized onions, goat cheese, baby arugula, lemon truffle oil  V

12.00 

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Soups & Salads

1871 Chili
Angus steak, pork, milk stout, crème fraîche, red onions, cornbread muffin

6 / 8

Soup Of The Day
Ask your server for the chef’s seasonal creation of the day

5 / 7

Beet Salad
Roasted beets, chili spiced pecans, baby arugula, shaved fennel, goat cheese, charred orange vinaigrette  GF/V

7.00

House Salad
Red leaf, romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, bell peppers, kalamata olives, red onion, garlic croutons, red wine vinaigrette  VG

7.00

Caesar Salad
Whole romaine leaves, hard-boiled egg, Kalamata olives, Parmesan, garlic croutons, Caesar dressing

7.00 

City Works Chopped Salad
Grilled chicken, romaine, iceberg, red leaf, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, sweet herb vinaigrette  GF

13.00

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
House-smoked pulled BBQ chicken, romaine, iceberg, red leaf, tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, crispy buttermilk onion rings, ranch dressing

14.00

Ahi Tuna Chopped Salad
Rare Togarashi-spiced seared tuna, napa cabbage, romaine, bok choy, bell peppers, black sesame seeds, daikon radish, green onions, mandarin oranges, almonds, cucumbers, crispy wonton strips, sesame ginger vinaigrette

18.00

Shrimp Salad
Grilled garlic marinated jumbo shrimp, baby kale, fresh corn, grape tomatoes, bleu cheese, pickled red onion, roasted beets, cucumbers, green goddess dressing  GF

18.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

All Day Breakfast

Breakfast Tacos
Scrambled eggs, bacon, green onion, smoked tomato, chipotle maple glaze, smoked cheddar, white corn tortillas, cheesy potato casserole  GF

11.00

Shakshuka
Spicy tomato sauce, sunny side up eggs, goat cheese, toasted garlic baguette  V

12.00 

Avocado Toast
Smashed avocado on toasted challah, roasted corn, pickled red onion, shaved radish, sliced hard-boiled egg 

13.00

Steak & Eggs
8 oz. New York strip steak, eggs any style, cheesy potato casserole  GF

16.00 

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Handhelds

Filet Mignon Sliders
Two grilled filet medallions, caramelized onions, horseradish cream, pretzel roll

17.00

Fried Chicken Sandwich
Buttermilk breaded crispy chicken, spicy bread and butter pickles, Carolina mustard BBQ sauce, iceberg, brioche bun

13.00

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, french fry aioli, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, avocado jalapeño sauce, Kaiser roll

14.00

Nashville Hot Chicken Wrap
Buttermilk breaded crispy chicken breast, hot cayenne pepper mop, romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, ranch dressing, flour tortilla

13.00 

Smokehouse Burger
House-smoked BBQ pulled pork shoulder, smoked provolone, BBQ bacon onion relish, Carolina mustard BBQ sauce, crispy buttermilk onion strings, toasted brioche bun

16.00 

City Works Burger
Aged white cheddar, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, dill pickle, toasted brioche bun

13.00 

Bacon Cheeseburger
House-smoked candied thick-cut bacon, aged Vermont white and yellow cheddar cheeses, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, toasted brioche bun

16.00 

Scorpion Burger
Habanero pepper jack, jalapeños, five pepper jam, arugula, vine-ripened tomato, scorpion pepper aioli, brioche bun

14.00 

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Hand-pulled house-smoked pork shoulder, housemade BBQ sauce, cider mustard, coleslaw, spicy bread and butter pickles, kaiser roll

13.00

Salmon Burger
Thai-marinated Atlantic salmon, sesame bell pepper slaw, green onion, cilantro, lemon ginger aioli, brioche bun

15.00

Ahi Tuna Burger
Soy-marinated ahi tuna, napa cabbage, pickled carrots, bell peppers, scallions, sriracha garlic aioli, brioche bun

16.00

Steak Sandwich
French onion soup-style grilled onions, smoked provolone, toasted ciabatta bread

18.00

Impossible Burger
The Impossible Burger is a delicious, juicy burger for meat lovers that’s made from plants.
Shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, vegan roasted garlic aioli – can be made vegan upon request  VG

14.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos
House-smoked pulled chicken, avocado mash, pickled red onion, grilled corn, micro cilantro, queso fresco, white corn tortillas, corn and black bean salad

14.00

Ahi Tuna Tacos
Poke-style tuna, Asian slaw, avocado, pickled fresno chiles, sesame ginger vinaigrette, black sesame seeds, flour tortillas, corn and black bean salad

18.00

Fish Tacos
Cornmeal beer battered mahi-mahi, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime cream, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas, corn and black bean salad

16.00

Short Rib
Gochujang braised short rib, daikon radish, pickled carrots, green onion, chopped peanuts, white corn tortillas, corn and black bean salad

16.00

Pasta

Cajun Linguine
Blackened chicken, andouille sausage, bell peppers, red onion, scallions, sriracha cream, linguine pasta

14.00

Rigatoni
Italian sausage, roma tomatoes, basil, peas, goat cheese, tomato cream, rigatoni

16.00

Smoked Cheddar Mac N’ Cheese
Grilled chicken, bacon lardons, smoked cheddar cheese sauce, cavatappi, smoked cheddar gratin

16.00

Tex Mex Mac N’ Cheese
Spicy chorizo, roasted jalapeño, pepper jack cheese sauce, crispy tortilla strips, cilantro, cavatappi

14.00

Southern Mac N’ Cheese
Smoked pulled pork, pimento cheese sauce, cornbread crumble, cavatappi, crispy kale

14.00

Wild Mushroom Mac N’ Cheese
Wild mushrooms, IPA cheese sauce, truffle oil, goat cheese, chives, cracked black pepper, cavatappi  V

16.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Entrées

Pork Chop
10 oz. bone-in center-cut pork chop, potato purée, chipotle maple glaze, cinnamon spiced apples, crispy buttermilk onion rings

21.00

Salmon
Pan-seared salmon, butternut squash purée, olive oil poached fingerling potatoes, salsa verde, succotash – grilled corn, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, butternut squash and grape tomato GF

23.00

Fish & Chips
Alaskan cod, beer batter, coleslaw, malt vinegar powder, cornichon tartar sauce

16.00

Smoked BBQ Ribs
Hardwood-smoked full rack baby back ribs, housemade BBQ sauce, spicy maple bacon baked beans, mascarpone creamed corn  GF

24.00

Short Rib
Braised boneless short rib, creamy grits, bacon tomato jam, crispy pickled fennel, au jus gravy

22.00

Smoked BBQ Chicken
Hardwood-smoked half chicken, housemade BBQ sauce, spicy maple bacon baked beans, coleslaw  GF

21.00

Smoked BBQ Platter
Hardwood-smoked baby back ribs, half chicken, pulled pork, Louisiana hot link, lime queso butter grilled corn, spicy maple bacon baked beans  GF

29.00

Filet Medallions
Pan-seared filet medallions, bleu cheese mashed potatoes, sautéed baby arugula, red wine demi-glace  GF

28.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Sides

Fries

 

Grits

 

Creamed Corn

 

Lime Queso Fresco Grilled Corn

 

Sweet Potato Fries

 

Spicy Maple Bacon Baked Beans

 

Brussels Sprouts

 

Cheesy Potato Casserole

 

Bleu Cheese Mashed Potatoes

 

Dessert

Root Beer Float
Vanilla bean ice cream, IBC root beer, Hershey’s chocolate sauce, whipped cream  GF/V

8.00

S’Mores Dip
Hershey’s chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers  V

8.00

Peanut Butter Snickers Pie
Oreo cookie crust, peanut butter mousse, whipped cream, Snickers pieces, chocolate and caramel sauce  V

8.00

Baked Cookie Dough
Chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream  V

8.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free
*VG: Vegan

Gluten Free

Gluten Free Menu

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Pulled buffalo chicken, bleu cheese cream, housemade giardiniera, corn tortilla chips GF

12.00

Smoked Chicken Wings
Grilled chili-rubbed jumbo wings and drummies, BBQ sauce, mustard BBQ sauce GF

13.00

Kung Pao Cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower, sweet peppers, green onions, garlic, ginger, arbol chiles, fried peanuts, chili oil, sweet and spicy tamari GF/VG
add chicken +4
add shrimp +5

13.00

Beet
Roasted beets, chili spiced pecans, baby arugula, shaved fennel, goat cheese, charred orange vinaigrette GF/V

7.00

City Works Chopped
Grilled chicken, romaine, iceberg, red leaf, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, sweet herb vinaigrette GF

13.00

Shrimp
Grilled garlic marinated jumbo shrimp, baby kale, fresh corn, grape tomatoes, bleu cheese, pickled red onion, roasted beets, cucumbers, green goddess dressing GF

18.00

City Works
Aged white cheddar, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, dill pickle
can be made gluten-free

13.00

Salmon
Pan-seared salmon, butternut squash purée, olive oil poached fingerling potatoes, salsa verde, succotash – grilled corn, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, butternut squash and grape tomato GF

23.00

Smoked BBQ Ribs
Hardwood-smoked full rack baby back ribs, housemade BBQ sauce, spicy maple bacon baked beans, mascarpone creamed corn GF

24.00

Filet Medallions
Pan-seared filet medallions, bleu cheese mashed potatoes, sauteed baby arugula, red wine demi-glace GF

28.00

Smoked BBQ Chicken
Hardwood-smoked half chicken, housemade BBQ sauce, spicy maple bacon baked beans, coleslaw GF

21.00

Smoked BBQ Platter
Hardwood-smoked baby back ribs, half chicken, pulled pork, Louisiana hot link, lime queso butter grilled corn, spicy maple bacon baked beans GF

38.00

Johnny Hash
Braised short rib, red and green bell peppers, onions, potatoes, jalapeño salsa verde, sunny side up eggs GF

15.00

White Wedding
Egg white frittata with goat cheese, asparagus, tomato, onion, basil fennel herb salad GF/V

12.00

The Boss
8 oz. New York strip steak, eggs any style, cheesy potato casserole GF

16.00

Mother’s Little Helper
Our “hangover bowl” filled with smoked cheddar grits, braised pork belly, breakfast sausage link, fried egg, and smoked tomato charred scallion relish GF

16.00

What’s The Story, Morning Glory
Breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs, bacon, green onion, smoked tomato, chipotle maple glaze, smoked cheddar, white corn tortillas, cheesy potato casserole GF

11.00

Get Him To The Greek
Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, house-made almond granola, honey, brown sugar GF/V

10.00

*Cannot guarantee complete absence of gluten, soy, dairy, or other allergens as our storage, cooking and cutting equipment and plate ware is shared

City Works Gluten free menu.

*V: Vegetarian
*VG: Vegan

Kids

Chicken Tenders
BBQ Sauce

8.00

Cheeseburger
Quarter-pound beef patty, American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, brioche bun

8.00

Mac & Cheese
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese V

6.00

Pizza
Choice of Cheese or Pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzerella cheese

6.00

Beef Tacos
Seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, flour tortilla

8.00

Grilled Cheese
American cheese, white grain bread  V

6.00

Fish and Chips
Breaded cod, tartar sauce, french fries

8.00

Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, maraschino cherry  GF

5.00

Bacon and Eggs
Available weekends 10am – 3pm
Scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, toasted challah bread  GF

8.00

Brunch

Rock N Roll Brunch

Served Saturday and Sunday, from open until 3pm

Shareables

Jon Bun Jovi
Warm jumbo cinnamon roll, vanilla icing V

8.00

Dock Of The Beignets
Café Du Monde’s famous recipe for French doughnuts, served with chocolate hazelnut sauce and mixed berry jam for dipping V

8.00

Mains

Sweet Child O’ Mine
Brioche bread, Bailey’s cream cheese, vanilla bean ice cream battered, mixed berry compote, powdered sugar V

13.00

Johnny Hash
Braised short rib, red and green bell peppers, onions, potatoes, jalapeño salsa verde, sunny side up eggs GF

15.00

Chak Shuka Khan
Shakshuka with spicy tomato sauce, sunny side up eggs, goat cheese, toasted garlic baguette  V

12.00

White Wedding 
Egg white frittata with goat cheese, asparagus, tomato, onion, basil fennel herb salad  GF/V

12.00

The Clash Smash 
Smashed avocado on toasted challah, roasted corn, pickled red onion, shaved radish, sliced hard boiled egg  V

12.00

Easy Like Sunday Morning
Breakfast flatbread topped with house-made sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, mozzarella, smoked cheddar, garlic puree, arugula

12.00

The Boss 
8 oz. New York strip steak, eggs any style, cheesy potato casserole  GF

16.00

Lox N’ Roll
Whiskey house-cured salmon on flatbread with dill cream cheese, grape tomato, mozzarella cheese, red onion, capers, arugula, citrus mustard vinaigrette

12.00

Mother’s Little Helper 
Our “hangover bowl” filled with smoked cheddar grits, braised pork belly, breakfast sausage link, fried egg, and smoked tomato charred scallion relish  GF

16.00

Love Me Two Times 
2 eggs any style, 2 house-smoked thick-cut bacon strips, 2 breakfast sausage links, toasted challah bread, cheesy potato casserole

13.00

What’s The Story, Morning Glory 
Breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs, bacon, green onion, smoked tomato, chipotle maple glaze, smoked cheddar, white corn tortillas, cheesy potato casserole  GF

11.00

Breakfast In America
Breakfast sandwich served on a green onion cheddar biscuit with aged cheddar scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage patty, cheesy potato casserole

14.00

Get Him To The Greek
Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, house-made almond granola, honey, brown sugar  GF/V

10.00

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Served Monday thru Friday, 3pm – 6pm

Half-Priced Appetizers

Half-Off Original Prices Listed Below

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Pretzel Bites
Hop-infused sea salt, IPA Gouda cheese sauce V

8.00

Cheese Curds
White cheddar, cornmeal battered, smoked tomato coulis V

8.00

Firecracker Rolls
Marinated spicy Cajun chicken, vegetable medley, avocado cream

8.00

Fried Pickles
Kosher dill, Beer battered, ranch dressing

8.00

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Pulled buffalo chicken, bleu cheese cream, housemade giardiniera, corn tortilla chips  GF

12.00 

Kung Pao Cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower, sweet peppers, green onions, garlic, ginger, arbol chiles, fried peanuts, chili oil, sweet and spicy tamari  GF/VG
Add Chicken +4
Add Shrimp +5 GF/VG

13.00

*V: Vegetarian
*VG: Vegan
*GF: Gluten Free

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm.

*Dine-in only. 6 oz. beer pours excluded. Not valid for private events or groups of 50+. Discounts not valid during specials events (e.g., March Madness). Please call the restaurant if you’d like to clarify any specific occasion.

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm. More details here.

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