Review: City Limits Diner in White Plains


Last week my family and I did something we rarely do on a Friday night – we went out to dinner. I was tired from cooking over the Jewish Holidays and was eager for someone to wait on me, so when offered the opportunity to experience a meal at City Limits Diner in White Plains, just 20 minutes from our home, I jumped.

City Limits is more than just a diner. It’s more upscale and sophisticated in its decor and cuisine. They serve steak, shrimp, lobster cake benedict, salads and offer a great deal of variety of dishes made from fresh ingredients. The steaks are always free of hormones and antibiotics – sourced directly from Allen Brothers, a Chicago-based purveyor of hand-cut, artisanal meat since 1893. Each morning, meat, poultry and seafood are smoked in-house while artisanal breads and pastries are baked in a custom-built, on-premise oven.

We were really hungry and really excited to try the food at City Limits, so we ordered a lot of different things to sample. My husband and son munched on Crispy Duck Rolls while I opted for the Mexican Sampler, with delicious Guacamole and Chips. We also shared a yummy Margarita Pizza with the freshest tomato and mozzarella ever. More than happy with our starters, we moved onto the main course. Staying healthy, and because I’m a pescetarian, I had a Salad with Sesame Crusted Tuna, which was big and delicious. My husband had Grilled Mahi Mahi with black beans and rice; my son had Pan Roasted “Free Bird” Half Chicken; and my daughter had a Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken.

The consensus?We all enjoyed our meals, great service (our waitress was from Malawi) and unique ambience. The restaurant was a nice departure from our usual scene where we live. My son still can’t understand how it’s called a “diner”. Wait! Did I mention the desserts? We had a sweet feast at the end of our meal with a dose of Creme Brulee, cheese cake, chocolate cake and it was all insanely sinful and fabulous.

For all my fellow Westchesterians, I want to point out that this Thanksgiving, City Limits is offering a special Thanksgiving Dessert menu. The deadline to order is November 13. Guests can pick up at both locations until Wednesday, November 23 or on Thanksgiving Day at the White Plains location. Check out the menu here. It’s definitely easier than making the whole meal yourself, and you know it will be good based on my son’s comment!

The diner is located at 200 Central Avenue in White Plains. More info here: citylimitsdiner.com.

Disclosure: Our meal was complimentary to facilitate this review, however all opinions are my own.


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