The Livanos Family of Livanos Restaurant Group Honored as Westchester Magazine’s Food Award Winners

Since 1957, the Livanos family restaurants have garnered critical acclaim under the direction of the region’s best chefs and the family’s shared passion for high-quality ingredients and excellent customer service.



One Family​’s Passion, Excitement, and Extraordinary Work Ethic

The Livanos Family of Westchester County, owners of the celebrated Livanos Family Restaurant Group, is one of the best examples of how the American restaurant industry embraces talented, hard working entrepreneurs, and then basks in the glow of their model success.

The Livanos Family was one of the first to create a true fine dining experience in Westchester in 1985 when the elegant Livanos opened in White Plains. Now known as City Limits Diner, it has become a popular destination for business clientele and families alike. Moderne Barn in Armonk is the newest addition to the family’s restaurant dynasty, featuring American fare with global influences in a casual, yet sophisticated setting.

The Livanos Family legacy began decades earlier in 1957, when a young Greek seaman named John Livanos chose New York as his new home and started working as a dishwasher in his uncle’s Manhattan diner. As real estate opportunities became available and the family became more interested in the business, Mr. Livanos purchased dining establishments of his own, and soon the Livanos Family Restaurant Group was born.

Today, John Livanos and his children, Nick, Bill, and Corina, own and manage the critically acclaimed Oceana, Abboccato, and Molyvos in New York City, as well as City Limits in White Plains, NY, and Stamford, CT, Burger Deluxe in Wayne, NJ, and Moderne Barn in Armonk. The Livanos children received bachelor’s degrees in management, and combined with their hands-on restaurant experience they have everything it takes to share the responsibilities of running their magnificent business.

Livanos’ restaurants are known as some of the best in the region, showcasing signature dishes from some of the most talented chefs in the area. The multi-generational dynasty works together, sharing a passion for food and family, never forgetting the importance of pleasing guests, always serving the freshest quality products, and, of course, in true Greek style, finding the time to be on site to enjoy the merriment.

Oceana | Abboccato | Molyvos | Burger Deluxe
City Limits | Moderne Barn

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