City Diner's family owners set out to offer something more than a traditional late-night diner and worked to redefine that experience for their customers. They started with what was natural - incorporating diner mainstays with New Orleans classics - and created a menu of dishes ranging from a Club Sandwich to Crab Cakes Benedict. Adding in their own attention to detail with food, service, and décor, they finally had their restaurant. On December 22, 2008, after months of planning and remodeling, City Diner opened its doors in Metairie. Just three months later it was named in the "Best of Gambit 2009" as one of the best affordable places in the New Orleans area to feed a family. In February 2009 the restaurant extended its hours to a full, 24-hour diner. Shortly thereafter it added limited delivery (available daily from 9 am to 2 am), and in 2011 it opened a Harahan location. In 2012 its "Express" concept debuted, serving both locals and visitors not only diner fare, but unique and local fast food. City Diner continues to evolve and grow: it now operates a booth at Zephyrs games and is currently in the process of constructing a 24-hour spinoff location on the Uptown campus of Tulane University.