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“Convenient and well managed”
Review of Citilites

Ranked #157 of 764 Restaurants in Dayton
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Centerville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
2,787 reviews
1,786 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4,161 helpful votes
“Convenient and well managed”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

My wife and I arrived at Citilites in the The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center prior to The Jersey Boys show. Dayton often is a restaurant wasteland (near the The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.) Given the Ohio Ice storm, we choose not to visit the Oregon District and move the car.

We attend numerous performance at The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and know that Citilites keeps "re-inventing itself. Currently the menu is fairly bland, but Citilites is so convenient. One stop parking for a meal and a show.

The outer "Wintergarden" finally has a temporary wall providing a barrier between diners and the lobby, but beware the Wintergarden" is noisy and drafty. We do prefer the small indoor restaurant.

The menu and meals are plebeian, but there is a full bar service. We do not care for any sort of alcohol prior to an event that costs several hundred dollars, but the bar does a brisk business.

We recommend Citilites for the convenience as well as for the superb and professional service. Citilites seems to have an avid clientele during events.

  • Visited January 2012
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    • Food
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jmmiller08, General Manager at Citilites, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Thank you so much for your review and your feedback - if there are items that you'd like to see on the menus, please don't hesitate to let us know. You can contact us via our website at www.victoriatheatre.com/citilites or email me directly at john.miller@victoriatheatre.com. We're always looking for ways to improve your experience. Thanks again!
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“One of the best things about the Schuster”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Citilites is a great lunch spot. The food is edgy, flavorful, nicely presented and reasonable. The service has greatly improved since my first visit many years ago and while the wait staff is very polite, it often takes a while to get their attention, so this may not be the place to lunch if you are on a tight schedule. However, it is a refreshing change to the boring and humdrum restaurants populating the city.

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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Schuster Center dining”
Reviewed June 24, 2008

A lovely place to have dinner before a show or drinks and dessert after. The lunch is wonderful as well. Great food and service in a central location downtown.

4 Thank FLWfan
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