We restaurant critics are guilty of using some high falutin descriptive words to lure readers into new restaurants. We revel in “cutting edge” or “fusion cuisine” or “gastro-molecular.” But try as I may to find a fancy pants descriptive for Dimitri’s Diner the best I could come up with is “Ol’ Reliable.”
Dimitri’s has been in Ridgefield since the mid 1990s but it seems ageless. If someone told me it had been around since the first World War, I would believe them. Not that there is anything cobwebby or antique laden about the place, but Dimitris is a cornerstone of family dining in Ridgefield. Not too long ago every Connecticut town had a “family” place where everyone was welcome. This sort of place was modestly priced, served traditional meals and always had the welcome mat out.