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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Limited Reopening Menu

We’re offering this limited menu for the time being until we’re fully restaffed after our COVID-19 closure. Enjoy some of our NEW menu items in the meantime. * = new item

Bar Bites

 

Pretzel Bites
Sea salt, IPA cheese sauce V

8.00

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

8.00

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Fried Pickles
Kosher dill, beer-battered, ranch dressing V

8.00

 

To Share

 

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

13.00

Queso Dip *
Hot chorizo,  pepper jack cheese sauce, queso fresco, green onions, micro cilantro, corn tortilla chips

10.00

 

Salads

 

Caesar, Starter Salad
Whole romaine leaves, hard-boiled eggs, kalamata olives, Parmesan, garlic brioche croutons, Caesar dressing

7.00

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

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

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

14.00

 

Tacos

 

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

14.00

Fish
Cornmeal beer-battered mahi-mahi, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime cream, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas

16.00

 

Burgers & Handhelds

burgers are fresh USDA 8 oz. prime beef patties, served on a toasted brioche bun
gluten-free/vegan bun available upon request
sub Impossible Burger for any burger for $2
burgers and sandwiches served with olive oil parsley fries or side salad

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

13.00

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

14.00

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

16.00

Impossible Burger
The Impossible Burger is a delicious, juicy burger for meat loves that’s made from plants. 

Shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, vegan roasted garlic horseradish aioli
+ made vegan upon request 

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

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, shredded iceberg, brioche bun

13.00

 

Mains

 

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

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

21.00

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

26.00

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

16.00

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

14.00

Rigatoni *
Italian sausage, roma tomatoes, basil, peas, goat cheese, tomato cream, rigatoni; gluten-free pasta available upon request

16.00

 

Sweet

 

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

8.00

 

Sides

Fries, creamed corn, spicy maple bacon baked beans, brussels sprouts

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

Kids

served with choice of fries or fruit cup

Chicken Tenders
BBQ sauce

6.00

CHEESEBURGER
American cheese, brioche bun

6.00

Mac & Cheese
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

6.00

Pizza
Choice of cheese or pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese

6.00

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

*V: Vegetarian
*GF: Gluten Free

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Served Monday thru Friday, 3pm – 6pm

Half-Priced Appetizers

Half-Off Original Prices Listed Below

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

8.00

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

8.00

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Fried Pickles
Kosher dill, beer-battered, ranch dressing V 

8.00

*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.

Make a Reservation

(For parties of 9-14, please call (617) 321-3170. For parties of 15 or more, please visit our Private Parties page)

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