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City Limits Diner

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American, Bar, Pub, Diner
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135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
+1 203-348-7000
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by...
City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by showcasing a wide selection of comforting, sophisticated dishes-from house-smoked meats to gourmet pastries. The diner, which has locations in White Plains, NY, and Stamford, CT, uses only the highest-quality ingredients in from-scratch preparations, resulting in satisfying and diverse menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not Really a "Diner"

It calls itself a diner, but City Limits is not a diner in the classic sense. The menu is a mix of diner food and higher end faire, all served in an environment that definitely does not convey that you are in a diner. The prices are moderate to expensive for what you would expect walking in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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North Salem, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food is average, but the prices are way above average. Atmosphere is OK but overall, not something to write home about. Much better prices in Stamford than this.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It calls itself a diner, but City Limits is not a diner in the classic sense. The menu is a mix of diner food and higher end faire, all served in an environment that definitely does not convey that you are in a diner. The prices are moderate to expensive for what you would expect walking in the door, but... More 

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new canaan ct
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This retro diner is a joy - for its innovative menu, the quality of the cooking, and the ambience. it's a bit pricier than most diners, but the portions are generous. When it's quiet, the service can be slow, but when it's crowded you'll be waited on right away. Definitely worth a stop - you can get your split pea... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Everyone's meal sucked in one way or another and averse cost was $16 each! Save your money. They don't have ranch either.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The prices are high, the food is ok, the service is ok... not bad, not great..... OK, I guess the word of the day is "ok".

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went to City Limits with my husband, son and Mother-in-law. We were greeted warmly and seated with menus right away. The restaurant was new and clean and the tables and booths were spotless and set. I ordered a scrambled egg with cheese and buttered toast for my son and two eggs over easy with hash browns and buttered toast for... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Checked in the adjacent hotel late and tired. Went to City Limits for a bite. No rush even though closing was within an hour. Good, fresh food and a great selection of imported beers. Got my trip started off on the right foot.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Diner / restaurant been around for awhile and at times it feels like they pushing you through , you could actually run into somebo drinking people at night sometimes since it's a bar service, keep in mined,It also serves as a hotel restaurant

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food; good prices and good service once it starts. Slow initial service. Has bar. Good take out.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They had the basics, but nothing to write home about. We only had sandwiches, but they were not good, very soggy and didn't come to the table the way we requested. Do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else.

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Additional Information about City Limits Diner

Address: 135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone Number: +1 203-348-7000
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-348-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Diner

Description

City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by showcasing a wide selection of comforting, sophisticated dishes-from house-smoked meats to gourmet pastries. The diner, which has locations in White Plains, NY, and Stamford, CT, uses only the highest-quality ingredients in from-scratch preparations, resulting in satisfying and diverse menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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