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City Limits Diner

$$$
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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 52
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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Over priced Dinner food

Went there with another couple for breakfast and found it was too pricey for what you get dinner food, Service was slow. Most dinners have endless coffee refill ,not here, You pay per cup! Not going back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
John A
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really nicely set up and had great food. They have fresh squeezed orange juice. The service was great, and they even have a dessert counter with lots of goodies you can take to go or eat there.the bathrooms were clean and there's allot of seating in that place

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Thank Cheryl W
Greenwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there with another couple for breakfast and found it was too pricey for what you get dinner food, Service was slow. Most dinners have endless coffee refill ,not here, You pay per cup! Not going back.

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Thank John A
Connecticut
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We asked for squeezed grapefruit as shown in the menu and I see the waiter opening a known brand grapefruit juice container. I asked him for an omelette with sausage instead of bacon as shown in the menu and he told me that I couldn't because all the ingredients were already cut and mix. Basically, I couldn't get what I... More 

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Thank AkirePR
Santa Maria, RS
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is without taste, the deserts are terrible, especially lime pie. I never will be back!! There are a lot of good restaurants in that area, choose other. The restaurant is big, but the most important thing, food, os terrible.

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Thank Karoline A
Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers a steak special with Allen Brothers meats. If you have the staek special, any bottle of wine on the wine list is half price. A New York strip is $35. The deal is outstanding, and the steak is fabulous.

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Thank Joseph L
Stamford, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was served quickly and was cooked correctly. It was a typical diner style meal. The wait staff was very friendly and inviting. Comfortable seating and a popular location for travelers and locals.

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Thank Alanna D
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138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my regular go-to places, since there's always lots of seating, the bar area is inviting and comfortable, and the desserts or killer on your waistline.it's more upscale than your typical diner, and much less greasy. They offer quality food at reasonable prices, even if service isn't always as attentive as I'd like it to be, such... More 

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Thank rmwhitt
Louisville
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I've been coming here to eat when in the area for about 10 years. The food is always delicious, the service efficient. My grandchildren gave come since they were babies, and it's a favorite if theirs. Great breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

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Thank barclaybear
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Just the place to refresh from the previous nights new year frivolity. My wife always has the wonderful egg sandwich which is served with a green and red salsa separated half and half. Sometimes she has them add jalepenos which I find adds something to the flavor of the green salsa. This morning, I had the smoked salmon platter, a... More 

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Thank Jeff S
stamford, ct
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348 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The one downside to City Limits is that their fried food sucks-- their onion rings taste like they were made in the oven with Shake and Bake and the " fried fish" is equally lane. On the plus side, you will find somewhat sophisticated diner did with quality ingredients, and amazing desserts that rival any fine bakery. They use Valhrona... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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