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.


Enjoy one of Dayton's best lunches!

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.

Want 10% off your lunch at Citilites? Enter to be our Business Of The Month!

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 Fries (sweet potato, garlic butter, or french fries) $4

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 and 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

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

Northwestern Cobb $14/Chicken Only $12
Chopped romaine lettuce, Dungeness crab meat, roasted shrimp, bleu cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes, avocado and chopped egg, with your choice of dressing

Strawberry Almond $10
Mixed greens, balsamic marinated strawberries, toasted almonds, feta cheese, shredded carrots, served with a balsamic 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

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

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

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

Barbacoa $10
Slow cooked beef on 3 corn tortillas spread on a layer on refried beans, spicy avocado cream, pico de gallo and tortilla chip crumbles (This item does not come with a side.)

Open-Faced Fish $13
Fried beer-battered cod, toasted bread, tartar sauce, chopped romaine tossed with fresh tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, cucumber mixed with a light Italian dressing, served with garlic butter fries

Ancho Pepper Chicken Salad $11
Chicken salad, fresh tomato and micro greens on whole grain bread, served with fresh fruit

Roast Beef Muenster Melt $12
Slow roasted beef sliced thinly and stacked with melted Muenster cheese, rosemary Dijon sauce and roasted red pepper relish on a french roll, served with Citi chips

Salmon BLT $12
Seared salmon topped with a pistachio aioli, roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon and bibb lettuce on a whole grain bread

Pick Two $9 (Includes Drink)

Available Monday-Friday

Small House Salad
Small Kale Caesar Salad

Small Wintergarden Salad
Cup of Tomato Bisque or Soup du Jour
Half Citilites Turkey Club
Half Classic Grilled Cheese
Half Roast Beef Muenster Melt +$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.