C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose)
C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose)

C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citronandrose.com/
  • Phone: (610) 664-4919
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch and Dinner menu all day 12:00pm until 8:00pm

    Monday through Thursday Dinner 5:30pm until 10pm

    Monday through Thursday Happy Hour 5pm until 6:30pm in the bar

    Closed Fridays and Saturdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Kosher, International
  • Executive Chef: Valentin Bay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Citron and Rose is a full service off-premise catering company. Please send inquiries to events@citronandrose.com or call Ron Didner at 610-664-4919.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Lancaster Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose)
C & R Kitchen has a full bar. Kosher Casual Fine Dining. Also Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly.
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C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose) reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (19)good for groups (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • good overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    best kosher steak house for quite distance. Make sure to get seating in main dining room otherwise a bit busy by the door and bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batya
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was excellent! The waiter made excellent suggestions. It's one of the best meals I've had in a long time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Kosher
    SamZ
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We celebrated a birthday. Food was exdellent but too noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PhillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was the best meal we've had here since the restaurant opened. Really enjoyed the new menu, especially the "Snacks."
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very limited menu choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first visit to C & R and until they change the variety of the entrées I will not be returning. After looking over the menu I asked if they had any specials and was told, since it was Sunday they served some breakfast dishes all day long and had no specials. There were 4 main courses and 2 or 3 sandwiches. The deserts were probably the high spot of our meal. I left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was delicious. We were a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed the food. I was glad to see the addition of lower priced options to choose from. Looking forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A good kosher restaurant but they need to expand the menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYNY
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    limited menu Drastic change from menu last year, not as interesting
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb was excellent, but not hot
    drjames
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Overall was nice, took awhile to get served even though not too many people there. Good apps, nice steak, and the lamb special was really great, but as above nt hot enough - even got a second one, but again, only warm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, less complex menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Dined at Citron & Rose, food was great and very complex for being kosher food. it something you find often. However, this restaurant is now C&R Kitchen offering less complex more family friendly food. Had the brisket burger and honestly it was one of the better burgers I've ever had. It was a bday party, and when I reserved online I added a note to bring out a desert with a candle if possible. Dinner was over, I was asked if I wanted to look at the desert menu, I said no... And got the check. Other than that, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batya
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The steak that I had was excellent, and cooked exactly as I requested. My husband, who is vegetarian, had a portobello mushroom sandwich, which he absolutely loved - a rare reaction for him at a meat-based restaurant. I had the hot fudge sundae with hazelnut ice cream for dessert, which came with meringue crumbles on top. I was disappointed because the meringue made the sundae too sweet; also, I couldn't taste the hazelnut flavor. My husband had a peach cobbler, which he really liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WISH THERE WERE MORE OF YOU
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wish you had a restaurant in Baltimore. We'd be there very often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED
    DISAPPOINTEDVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    NO CHARM IN THE DECOR! OUR WAITER WAS SLOPPY AND SOMEWHAT RUDE! HE EVEN BROUGHT 2 OF THE 4 GUESTS THE WRONG FOOD AND THEN ARGUED.THEY HAD A PECULIAR DINNER MENU (1ST ITEMS WERE EGGS AND WAFFLES). EXTREMELY LIMITED DINNER MENU.! TOMATO SOUP AND TROUT WERE GOOD, SALMON WAS OVERCOOKED,RIB EYE VERY FATTY. PRICES WERE HIGH FOR THE LACK OF QUALITY OF THE FOOD.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth our 90 minute drive
    Kosherfoodie18
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Drove fm NJ to eat here. Yum. Gourmet but not too pricey. Nice selection for all kinds of appetites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Chipsthediner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a very enjoyable first experience at C&R Kitchen. Service was very good without being overly so. Food (fish, brisket burger and warm peach salad) was also very tasty and reasonably priced. Noise level bordered on being too loud - our next visit would depend upon table location. Pleasant extra-host loaned me an umbrella to fetch my car from the parking lot down the road. He also helped many others without umbrellas to their cars. Very nice and classy move!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Pleased
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My family had a great time at C & R. Warm, friendly, and elegant - with great food in sizable portions. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miss the Old Menu
    Agf3
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is our third time at the restaurant and the first with the new menu. While everything we had was good, we missed a lot of the more interesting and unusual dishes. Everything we had was delicious but for the cost of the meal we were looking for something special and more unique as had been offered before. We especially missed the pistachio-chocolate bar dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and fun food
    akiva
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was so good and fun to eat. Every small plate was so exciting to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Is it searching for its identity?
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Vus machs da (Google it)? Our earlier visits to the former Citron & Rose were good but far from stellar (fine food, fair portions, mediocre service, nice casual room). It appears they're in the midst of change that may not be all to the good, e.g. the hummus appetizer is now a small cup of ordinary stuff & we were surprised to find so many entrées over $20 at Sunday brunch. Service is still spotty - a hand tried to remove my hummus while I was still eating it (literally). On the plus side, my lentil burger was one of the best bean burgers I've ever had, the tomato soup was beautiful as well as tasty, & my wife's seared tuna was excellent. Kosher or not, fine dining's more than good food & pricey entrées. Decide what you want to be, C&R!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 246 reviews are from the C & R Kitchen (Formerly Citron and Rose) reviews archive.
  • very nice dinner
    Flyerfan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    the menu is not as innovative as the prior iteration, Citron and Rose, but the food was very good. Had a brisket burger, which is basically a hamburger w/ brisket cut mixed in. Very good, but not what I expected-- a burger of brisket. Mushroom noodles my daughter had were lovely, but again, not particularly different. I liked the old menu better. Would have given Citron a 5 star, C & R gets a 4.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love the new approachable menu and concept! The food is wonderful and the staff are awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amaaazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I have been here a few times in the last year. The first time (summer 2013) and this time (summer 2014) were absolutely incredible. Each dish we ordered was original, delicious, and made perfectly. The service was also wonderful. Cannot wait to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as Sparkling as in the Past
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Went to celebrate birthdays with a friend. Selected it because it had been elegant and a true treat. Even the menu choices were not as exotic or unusual. Food was still very good, but not extraordinary. Menu had misprints and on a quiet Monday, they had sold out of one of the choices. While we still were able to relax and talk, not be rushed, and enjoyed a nice meal, we were not "Wowed" as we had been in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Its hard to kosher well
    JRB320VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I don't keep kosher but I have a lot of people in my life who do so I found myself at C&R for a luncheon. The waitress seemed overwhelmed by our table of 12 and thus lunch took much longer than anticipated. The food was over oily and nothing that excited me. I have eaten at great kosher restaurants before but this was not one o them.
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  • Did not meet expectations.
    Phoebe
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The eggplant fries were a disappointment - rubbery and tasteless. We gave feedback to the waiter, but it was apparent the chef did not care what we said. The Tuna Melt was extremely salty and tasted like diner food. Overall, our experience for Sunday Brunch was a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hold the schmaltz!
    Seweat
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Please let us know upfront that the bread spread served is whipped chicken fat. Other than that, our dining experience was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate if you require kosher food
    Pgh4
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    There is nothing special about the food unless you are in need of a kosher meat meal. Our steaks were fatty and not particularly tender or tasty. We appreciated the opportunity to enjoy a kosher meat meal in a restaurant but will not return as the meal was expensive and nothing special. Burger.org is around the corner and serves tastier food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad we tried this place!
    Carson
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I don’t keep kosher but we were celebrating a special occasion with a friend who keeps kosher, so we picked Citron and Rose. Wow, am I happy we tried it; this restaurant is amazing! Service (our waiter was Eric) for dinner was terrific. The food was fresh and light. The flavors were vibrant and exciting. In addition, there was a nice mix of textures to certain combinations (for example, there were crunchy anchovy toasted bread crumbs in the Spring Salad). The restaurant baked warm bread was delicious. The desserts (we had the chocolate ganache and the hazelnut semifreddo) were incredible (rich and decadent, but in small enough portions so as to not feel too guilty about devouring them in their entirety). I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good this time
    JanetLynn60VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have dined at Citron and Rose several times and have always enjoyed it. This time (Father's Day) was terrible. First, we waited more than an hour for our entrée. Second, our waitress was sour and non-communicative. Third, one of the dinners was average. Prices are too high for average food. If this were our first time dining here, we would never go back. Hope they get back on track
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALANSHULI
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This outstanding restaurant made our 24th anniversary very special. The food was truly 5-star incredible and the desserts were spectacular. The corn fritters and cardamom ice cream with lime curd was a standout...simply sensational. And our waitress was knowledgeable and excellent...thank you for a wonderfully memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    Nathan
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food was amazing service was outstanding very helpful nice and food came out in great timing and the food was just amazing will be back soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great
    Awesome
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I had a meeting there and the food and ambiance were great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement
    SlurzfromRhawnhurst
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I ordered the Hummus for starters, the portion was very small. My friends ordered tea for a beverage and it was way too strong. I was disappointed that Eggs Benedict had been dropped from the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    finally, a restaurant where we can eat everything on the menu if we wanted to! a wonderfully creative and inspired menu that has us coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good enough to go back
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This was our second meal at C&R - the experience was consistent, so this must be what it is. As both meals were brunch, we can't generalize to dinner & will have to give that a try one day soon. The food was once again very good. Chickpea fries were tasty, although the sweet potato hummus I ordered as an appetizer never came. Three of our party of 5 had hamburgers, & all thought they were much better than average among better restaurants. Diner #4 had fried chicken salad, which was a pile of excellent chicken fingers on a small green salad. And my arctic char was very nice in a mustard sauce with spring peas. Presentation was attractive & all ingredients were quite fresh - C&R merits the term "fine dining". The bar is well stocked, too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    misadot
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My wife and I wanted to go out for a nice dinner and this is by far the best kosher option in Philadelphia. Menu is on the smaller side but there is still something for everyone. The food is creative, tasty and presented beautifully. Our waiter was excellent as well. He was very patient in answering all of our questions and made good recommendations. We also got there very late (9:35pm) and restaurant closes at 10, but he assured us that we can take our time and we did not feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem so Near
    jony663
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is another gem that I was not aware of. Close to school and work it was just out of the way enough for me to have not know of it. The food was awesome and the drinks were perfect for a celebration. The lunch menu was simple but we all found something to enjoy. For me the char was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    pd11
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Philadelphia finally has a truly excellent Kosher restaurant. Just as important, Citron & Rose is a fabulous restaurant by any standard. The food is imaginative and delicious, and the staff is caring and professional. Great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No longer Citron and Rose
    EPMP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We loved the dishes we had there in the past. My father so loved the lamb and the duck ladron salad that he asked to go back for father's day. While the main courses were good, they weren't stellar. They were actually quite good by Merion standards. But the waitstaff were not well enough trained for this price point and seem to measure time in geologic eras.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • who would of thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    was in the area on business, took out an employee. we both loved it. food was amazing , although I did not enjoy the beef cheek soup, everything else was superb. AMAZING drinks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet