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Bistro Citron - Roslyn

Bistro Citron - Roslyn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrocitron.com
  • Phone: (516) 403-4400
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, French American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Andriani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music every Thursday including traditional French chanteuse!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus nearby, LIRR 5 minutes by taxi
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot 75 feet away, Valet Parking for Friday and Saturday dinner.
A word from Bistro Citron - Roslyn
This French bistro serves excellent food in a charming and casual setting. Walk in and experience a casual, yet intimate cafe on the left bank of Paris. Perfect for gathering with friends or an intimate rendez-vous.
Reliable French standards, terrific daily specials, and the "best burger within 50 miles" (Zagat "13).Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My family has been coming to Bistro Citron for decades. It is always delicious and everyone always walks away happy."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It had been an unbelievable year including having been remarried and then dealing with numerous ongoing medical issues. It seemed the perfect place to celebrate the anniversary and in positive news from the doctors with our closest friends at a table overlooking the water with some great food and some excellent wine choices."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The mussels are delicious. The best around. Always have a good meal. The noise level is extremely loud. This time the large round table in the back was empty so we could hear ourselves talk. Would recommend a table in the bar area."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I decided to try this bistro because of the good reviews. I had a special guest so I requested that we be given a nice table. When we arrived we were seated at a table with a view of the Roslyn pond. My guest was very impressed. We all ordered the salmon which was perfectly cooked according to our specs. The clam chowder soup of the day was very good, had lots of clams. The profiteroles were very good for the hot afternoon. The maitre d was very pleasant. All our wait staff were attentive. We had a great lunch experience and I won't hesitate to come back or recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Good neighborhood restaurant - welcoming - something for everyone."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We came here for my parents' 40th anniversary. My folks enjoyed the restaurant a lot. They noted the decor was great, nice view of the pond outside. The food was excellent french fare. Great duck, pate, fried brie, escargot with croutons on top that seemed to explode with juicy buttery goodness. Desserts were equally as impressive. Creme brulee and the lemon tart were very nice. My dad ordered a glass of Remy Martin and received a generous glassful. They would love to come back here again, and I would too."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We usually have a better experience here. Service was not up to par - My Endive Salad did not look right & the server insisted there was endive in the salad. I knew it was wrong & returned it; I then got the correct salad. There were some other glitches, as well."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I always enjoy my meals at Citron. They have classic French bistro dishes and I especially enjoy the duck and onion soup. Service can be spotty here, as we experienced a very long wait for dessert, and waiters oddly hovering around us at the beginning of our meal. All in all though this is a consistently good choice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had a nice meal with 3 couples. Food was excellent but restaurant was very warm. No pressure, we sat for 2 hrs"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Not up to usual standards this night. Waiter seemed to be new - food set down in front of the wrong person, & one person's main course was delivered quite a bit later than the other 5, making it uncomfortable, as the rest of us either had to be rude & begin or have our food get cold. We asked 3 times, & were repeatedly told it was coming, which, of course, it finally did."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "very cute little place with an attentive staff. much better and cheaper than going to a big steak house."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The restaurant continues to disappoint again with poor service with an attitude and subpar food! All our meat dishes (five of us) was over cooked that had to be sent back, no choice of a fish dish on the menu at all and on top of that you end up getting an attitude from the waiters that you should be so lucky to be there! The restaurant should seriously consider changing it's chef and the waiters!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "First time to the place, Sat night, and the service was good and the food very good. From the time we pulled up with the valet parking to when we got our car back, everything went well. Very friendly, mostly quit place and the restaurant was full."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great dinner. Glad to see Russell again, the place always runs great when he is there. Paella was amazing, if you get there on a Sunday, definitely try it."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Suggestion: serve the french fries on a separate plate from the steak so that the fries don't become soggy from the juice of the meat. I thought the beet salad was extremely overpriced for the amount they gave you."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The server should not recite the specials until all parties are seated. Food was excellent as usual but our party of six agreed that the young man who was handling our table appeared to be doing so for the first time. After our meal the valet could not locate my car for nearly ten minutes and he suggested that I may have parked my own car. I asked him to consider how I got my hands on the vehicle claim ticket if I self-parked. The next day I discovered that one of the valets left his I-Pod in my car's cup holder. I drove back to the restaurant and presented the I-Pod to the bartender. This is a fine restaurant but at times it seems that the staff fails to deliver the level of service found in the other "Bistro" locations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We usually enjoy our meals at Bistro Citron very much. Unfortunately, this dining experience was not a good one. The food was not up to its normal standards. My frisee salad was underdressed and under-seasoned. The burger was dry and served on a bun that completely overwhelmed it. Two friends felt similarly about their meals--bland skirt steak and underwhelming duck. The best dishes of the night were mussels provencal and crepes suzette for dessert. The service was also lacking. The young waiter and the bus staff were working very hard, but meals came out at different times, we had to ask a few times for utensils, drinks were not delivered. This was a bad night, but we will go back based on the better experiences we've had here before."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was looking a new Friday night dining experience and came across Bistro Citron. I loved the convenience of the parking lot, not having to wait for a table, the great ambience, friendly and attentive staff, and of course most importantly the generous potions of the great tasting food. Had the corn chowder as a starter, that alone will get me to return to this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "New management in place - noticeable difference! Food and service are great, the Lobster sandwich was amazing, highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "i gave service 3 stars bc the waiter got the order wrong, but what he brought out was still yummy. plus his english was hard to understand. but other than that , service was great. also the outdoor seating was not available, which is sad bc they have a nice patio out there with views and it is rated one of long islands best outdoor spots to eat!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Father's Day brunch was nice. Went with my husband and two children, ages 2 and 6. Food was good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was friendly and efficient. The food was very good. Just a bit loud. Will definitely go again during the week"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Met here for lunch overlooking the Roslyn duck pond-always a winning view if you sit in the far rear of the restaurant. Simple and un-complicated food with excellent service. An enjoyable and pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Ordered smoked salmon and dill cream cheese on baguette. Food arrived with tasteless salmon, lettuce and tasteless tomatoes, both dripping with oil and with no cream cheese. When I asked about the missing cream cheese the waitress replied" do you want cream cheese?" She brought back a small dish of emulsified cream cheese which had never been introduced to dill. My wife had a salad niscoise that was pedestrian. Citron specializes in tasteless. One star for nice view."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had eaten there numerous times and food was always excellent with good, attentive service. This past Saturday night, however, the service was slow and the food was mediocre at best. I had the grilled tuna, which I've had before and loved, and this time it was tasteless. It came with couscous, which was ice cold - like straight out of the fridge - when I mentioned it to the waiter I was told it was supposed to be that way. The three others in our party were disappointed too. The service was slow, we had to request fresh pepper for our salads and food, and they forgot to bring us things we ordered. Overall a very disappointing experience - it is unlikely we will return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Restaurant was slow with few tables, service was slow. Food was so so. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Not very polished waitstaff; charming bistro with a very dependable menu"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Came here last week and this week. Consistently bad service but good food. They were out of a lot of common brunch items because a truck didnt deliver them. The people behind up wound up leaving because they didnt have anything they wanted. My friend and I both had egg florentine and was good. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My family came here on Mothers Day. Cute restaurant but shocked at how unorganized they were and level of service. Our waiter did not understand english therefore we had a difficult time ordering. Food took an extremely long time to come out but it was very good once it did. We also were charged for a bloody mary which was part of the brunch meal, not an addition. I guess I would go back, but not on a holiday as they clearly can't handle the rush. We also asked for tea 3 times, and finally my mother in law got it at the end of her meal, even thou she ordered it before we even ordered our meals! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Bistro Citron was a very nice place, but I think the floor is slanted since our table was crooked. There was no wait for our reservation and we were seated right away. Service was good at first, but as they got busy, the less we saw our server. The brunch was okay, but would like to come back to try dinner too. Good experience and nice staff."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Came here for Mother's Day brunch after having a great experience the first time. Maybe because it was a holiday weekend but the food was just fair and kitchen was slow...waited over an hour for brunch food! Netherless, I will give the restaurant another try, hoping the experience will be like the first. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good a plentiful. Service was not bad. The noise in the restaurant ruined the meal. We couldn't talk at all. It was way too loud. Also, we had asked for a stand alone table when we made the reservation, and instead we were given a booth at the bar, or told we would have to wait for a "long time." Too bad the little things ruined an otherwise good meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went for family dinner Sat. evening for mothers day & it was a disaster. There was a wedding party in the back & a communion on one side. We never saw our waitress once our order was taken: no one came to check on us. We had to hijack another wait staff as they went by to ask for what we needed. It was not a fun mother's day for me who rarely has her children together: One lives in San Franciisco ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A great place for an early dinner or brunch in the scenic little village of Roslyn overlooking the duck pond. The outdoor dining area could use some sprucing up, but the restaurant is nicely decorated. Food is pretty good, not outstanding."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Visited 2X during LI Restaurant week. In spite of very slow (but friendly) service on 1st visit, the food made us want to come back for more. Service slightly better on 2nd visit but attribute this to being prepared to order as soon as waitress arrived. Food was fresh & delicious on both visits -- from warm crusty french bread through to dessert. Salade d'ete absolutely wonderful -- bright succulent watermelon on greens w/goat cheese. Caramelized onion tart appetizer was decadent. Main courses of salmon, chicken, burger all very good. French bistro ambiance is warm & promotes good conversation. Understand there is outdoor seating when weather permits (overlooks Roslyn Duck Pond). Will return again (but not when rushed for time)."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We ate here during restaurant week. Two of our party ordered off the Prix Fixe, two ordered off the regular menu. The appetizers and main dishes were very good. The service was good, the wine list was good and not overly priced. However, the Prix Fixe had "Crème Brule." When we ordered that, we were told they were out of it and there was a bread pudding substitution. However, as we left the restaurant, we saw the Crème Brule being served to other tables. What became apparent to us was that it was taken off the Prix Fixe. The restaurant should reprinted menus or honored the menu we were given or told us the truth up front. I don't like the lie or cheesy way they handled this."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "For a high-priced restaurant in a prime location, Bistro Citron is a bit of a fraud. Yes, it was LI restaurant week, but management should be prepared for that. First, we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated, even though we had a reservation. Then, it took about 25 minutes before our server showed up to take drink orders, despite us asking the bus person to please send our server over. The food was good, but not top shelf. The entree I had, a chicken with goat cheese, peaches and greens had unripened peaches, hard with no flavor. The chicken, though tasty, was smothered in green salad. In the end, the entree was more of a goat cheese salad with chicken. The onion tart appetizer was delicious but also overwhelmed by greens."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our group of 5 waited 1.5 hours to get our salads. Enough said."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Once notable neighborhood bistro, now declining. Could not easily attract a servers attention on a Monday evening with less than 30 customers in the dining room at our arrival. Food arrived cold and undercooked"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Generally, we enjoy the energy and the view of the Roslyn Duck pond. The view is always lovely, but the food was a bit under the weather. Tiny croissants were delicious, however. While we were enjoying our quiet and coffee, two young staffers began rearranging all the furniture to get ready for a larger party. Could they not have waited? "
    Dined on 4/27/2014