Lunch Menu

Monday-Friday | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

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


Books For Tots!

Victoria Theatre Association — in partnership with Project READTeradata Cares, and City Day Community School — is pleased to announce the READ ACROSS AMERICA BOOK DRIVE. As part of the collection project, Citilites Restaurant at the Schuster Center will be doing a lunchtime “Books for Tots” promotion January 22-26. Each dine-in lunch customer who brings a new or gently used book for grades PreK-8 to donate at Citilites will receive a free small order of delicious tater tots. Limit one order of tots per customer, per day.

Citilites is a fresh, affordable choice Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a business lunch or a quick carry out. Menus change seasonally, but Citilites always offers house-made soups, salad dressings, and desserts, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options.

We also offer convenient and affordable box lunches for meetings from 5 to 500.

Join us for our daily lunch features!
Meatless Monday
Stack It or Wrap It Tuesday
Center Stage Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Nacho Friday

Park in The Arts Garage during your lunch at Citilites and get free parking! Just ask your server for a parking voucher.

Soups & Starters

Basket of Chips $3

Side of Fruit $3

Basket of Sweet Potato Fries $3

Tomato Bisque $3/$5
A Citilites favorite – rich and savory, served with crostini

Soup du Jour $3/$5
New each day, these seasonal soups feature farm-fresh ingredients, served with crostini – ask your server about today’s creation

Crab Cakes $13
A trio of crisp crab cakes topped with corn tartar sauce and lemon salad

Bang Bang Chicken Egg Rolls $9
Sushi rice, pulled chicken, celery, carrots, red pepper, peanut sauce in a wonton wrapper, served with napa cabbage tossed in a peanut sauce


Add Chicken +$5, Two Crab Cakes +$6, or Salmon +$6

Kale Caesar Salad $6/$11
Baby kale, garlic marble rye croutons, Parmesan cheese, and sweet potato chips, with a classic Caesar dressing

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

Citilites House Salad $5
Mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomato, carrot, with choice of dressing

Brown Derby Cobb Salad $12
Finely chopped romaine lettuce, chicken, bacon, diced tomatoes, egg, bleu cheese, avocado, and chives, served with a red wine vinaigrette

Blackened Chicken Salad $12
Mixed greens, roasted red pepper and corn relish, tomato, white cheddar, blackened chicken, fried tortilla strips and a chipotle ranch dressing

Vegan Walnut Taco Salad $11
Walnut “meat,” romaine lettuce, roasted red pepper and corn relish, diced tomatoes and avocado, black beans with an avocado cilantro lime vinaigrette


Upgrade your side: French Fries +$1, Cup of Soup +$1, Citilites House Salad +$1, Small Wintergarden Salad +$2, Small Kale Caesar Salad +$2

Chef’s Double Smashed Burger $11
A double stack prime beef cheeseburger cooked to medium perfection with tomato, lettuce and onion, served with our house-made chips

Citilites Vegetable Burger $9
This house favorite mixture of flaxseed, mixed vegetables, and fresh herbs is formed to a gluten-free vegan patty on a bun from Evans Original Bakery, topped with smoked Gouda cheese and aioli, served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and house-made sweet potato chips

Salmon Cake Sandwich $12
A breaded salmon cake with arugula, sliced tomato and red onion on a kaiser bun, served with a lemon caper aioli and fruit

Citilites Turkey Club $11
Turkey with a bacon aioli, arugula, sliced tomato, and provolone on sourdough, served with sweet potato fries

Philly Steak Panini $13
Shredded filet, bell peppers, caramelized onions, provolone, and garlic aioli on a pretzel bun, served with house-made chips

Beer-Battered Fish and Chips $13
Great Lakes Brewery-battered cod and french fries, served with a cucumber slaw and jalapeño remoulade

Buffalo Chicken Wrap $9
Fried chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce, with lettuce, tomato, and onion in a tortilla wrap, served with house-made chips

Classic Grilled Cheese $10
Cheddar, Swiss and provolone cheeses on sourdough, served with tomato bisque

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps $12
Three bibb lettuce leaves filled with our shrimp salad made with cilantro, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, lime, and fresno peppers, served with fresh cucumbers, lime wedge, and sweet drop peppers

Fried Mozzarella BLT $10
Tomato jam, arugula, bacon, fried mozzarella, on sourdough with roasted garlic aioli, served with house-made chips

Curry Chicken Salad on Croissant $9
Curry chicken, craisins, celery, and white onion topped with lettuce and tomato on a croissant, served with fruit

Pick Two $9 (Includes Drink)

Available Monday-Friday

Small Kale Caesar Salad
Small Wintergarden Salad
Cup of Tomato Bisque or Soup du Jour
Half Citilites Turkey Club
Half Classic Grilled Cheese
Half Philly Steak Panini +$1

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.