Dinner Menu

2 1/2 Hours Before Evening Performances | 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 937-222-0623 or make reservations online.


The perfect combination of dining & convenience!

Open for dinner 2 1/2 hours prior to most performances at the Schuster Center and some performances at the Victoria Theatre.

Located only steps away from the Box Office and theatre, you can park, pick up your tickets, dine, and enjoy a fantastic performance – all in one stunning location. We’ll even bring you your tickets and a program while you dine!


Starters/Small Plates

Tomato Bisque $5
A Citilites favorite – rich and savory, served with crostini

Crab Cakes $13
Fried crab cakes topped with corn tartar, garnished with mixed greens and tossed with a lime vinaigrette

Fried Brussels Sprouts $9
Fried Brussels sprouts tossed with a sage Dijon cream sauce, topped with toasted sliced almonds and New York white cheddar cheese

Beef Tartare $12
A traditional dish of a chopped fresh filet mignon mixed with unique pairings such as salted blackberries and crème fraîche

Beet Oysters $11
Five beet-fed oysters with a fennel beurre blanc, pickled beet ribbons and savory de-sec beets

Fried Corn Pudding $9
Crispy corn fritters filled with a creamy corn pudding

The Garden

Add Chicken +$5, Two Crab Cakes +$8, or Salmon +$8

Citilites House Salad $5
Mixed greens, vegetable garnish with choice of dressing

Kale Caesar Salad $6/$11
A bed of baby kale topped with garlic rosemary croutons, Parmesan cheese and sweet potato chips

Wintergarden Salad $7/$13
A Citilites classic with mixed greens, diced apples, bleu cheese, dried cranberries, carrots and spiced pecans, served with sweet-herb vinaigrette

The Burgers

Make your burger a platter with a cup of tomato bisque, house salad, or fries for $3.

Chef’s Double Smashed Burger $14
A double stack prime beef cheeseburger cooked to medium perfection with tomato, lettuce and onion served with our house-made Citi-Chips

Citilites Vegetable Burger $12
This house favorite mixture of flaxseed, mixed vegetables and fresh herbs formed to a gluten free and vegan patty, placed on a bun from Evans Original Bakery, and topped with a smoked Gouda cheese and aioli, served with lettuce, tomato and onion, and house-made sweet potato chips

Swiss & Mushroom Burger $14
A tomato glazed beef patty with Swiss cheese and mushroom marmalade, finished with a black garlic aioli and topped with lettuce and tomato, served with our house made chips


Entrées include choice of a cup of tomato bisque or house salad and rolls with whipped butter. Upgrade house salad to a small Wintergarden or kale Caesar salad for $2.

Osso Buco $29
Roasted beef shank with saffron buttered mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans

Filet $32
A tamarind glazed 7oz sous vide filet mignon served with sautéed bok choy and ginger mashed potatoes

Pork $24
Slow-roasted pork served with chestnut cream puffs, salted caramel apple purée garnished with a Cipollini onion and marrons glacés

Chicken $25
Herb and honey glazed Ed Hill roasted chicken served with roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéed zucchini and squash, then finished with roasted apricots

Halibut $30
Herb persillade halibut prepared with a scallop and halibut mousse served with carrot purée and finished with Orange sauce

Ratatouille $19
A mixture of tomatoes, squash, zucchini and eggplant with fresh herbs, potato sauce

Eggplant Napoleon $22
Fried eggplant rounds with roasted tomatoes, portobello cap stuffed with fresh baby spinach, roasted pepper, fresh mozzarella and balsamic reduction


Pastas include choice of a cup of tomato bisque or house salad and rolls with whipped butter. Upgrade house salad to a small Wintergarden or kale Caesar salad for $2.

Brie Pasta $19
Capellini pasta tossed in a Champagne and brie cream sauce with garlic fresh tomatoes and scallions

Boursin Alfredo $19
A rich and creamy Boursin cheese sauce mixed with fettucine topped with Fresno peppers, pancetta and fresh

We are proud to feature Ohio Amish Chicken, sustainably farmed Scottish salmon, and to work with local vendors including Hydro-Growers, Hill Family Farms, Evans Bakery, Rhan’s Bakery, and Warped Wing Brewery.