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Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs
415 S. Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 8am - 11am;
Lunch: 11am - 3pm;
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Continental
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Contact:
Olivia Prescott / Marlon Ontiveros (760) 320-4117
A word from Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs
A unique dining and cocktail experience unlike anything in
the area, Citron is Palm Springs' newest gourmet dining experience. The intimate restaurant and bar features both traditional and innovative selections on its diverse menu, including the freshest meat, poultry, and seafood, as well as luscious pastries and desserts. Citron's full bar offers a unique wine list, plus specially created apertifs, martinis and cocktails.
Citron's vibrant lemon yellow walls and cool white furnishings provide the perfect setting for a desert dining experience. Or enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the covered and heated poolside patio on sunny days or starry nights;
Late snacks, after-dinner drinks and cordials are available at the bar. Or you can simply relax by the pool and enjoy drinks at the poolside cabana.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Diners' Choice Winner
Having stayed in or dined at most
of the hotels in Palm Springs, we were excited to check out the Viceroy. I've been to the one in Santa Monica many times and enjoy the decor and fun bar scene there. Brunch at the Palm Springs location was the opposite. The service was very friendly and the food was fine, but the atmosphere was far from vibrant."
Dined on 3/9/2014
This was a return visit for us. We
enjoyed this place the first time and couldn't wait to return. The food is tasty and beautifully plated. The service is attentive without being intrusive. When we go back for another visit to Palm Springs we will go back to Citron. Yum!"
Dined on 2/23/2014
The setting was great,service and
valet were top shelf. My strip steak was cold. My dates seared tuna was just average. Our friend had a chicken dish with no wildly good comment on it. We didn't get the food satisfaction for the price."
Dined on 3/4/2014
Ordered dinner and a bottle of
wine. Drank the wine and over an hour had gone by and not even a salad. We were told our bad luck as a large party came in. Not sure where as almost empty restaurant"
Dined on 2/25/2014
Great ambience outside on patio by
pool, with heaters on.... A little darkness, so bring your phone with flashlight app to read the menu which is OK if you know ahead, as we did.. Food is consistently good, and service was faultless. If you want to dine somewhere out of the main places, this gem is a great alternative. Has a lovely bar scene inside the restaurant."
Dined on 2/22/2014
While none of the food was
exceptional (except the baguette), everything we ordered was good."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This is the second visit my
husband and I have made to Citron. This year we took our adult daughter who was visiting us from Portland, OR. The poolside view is delightful and romantic in the evening. The food is excellent, service is professional and on spot. We recommend Citron to anyone looking for a special evening."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Ambiance is very nice but dinner
was an hour after the appetizer course (for which the waiter was apologetic). When the entrees finally came they were bland - Sea Bass was not hot and was tough and flavorless; chicken was warm but the blandest ever tasted, the accompanying vegetables were rubbery and unidentifiable. Not a good evening for dinner."
Dined on 2/14/2014
If you like a different ambiance,
excellent service and good food - experience Citron - in the Patio on a starry night."
Dined on 2/11/2014
A French Regency look inside
(reminds me of my Aunt Pauline's home in Beverly Hills in the 60's), with dining outside by the pool as well."
Dined on 2/12/2014
it went down hill a few years ago
and never popped back up. very lackluster and a limited and uninteresting menu."
Dined on 12/24/2013
The NY Strip Steak is seared with
the blue cheese on it so the blue cheese is a crust -- so delicious!! Add the horseradish bearnaise and oh my! We also had the kale salad which was delicious!! Truly an epic meal!"
Dined on 2/7/2014
Mixed reviews on Citron.
Appetizers were mostly well received (beet salad, pear salad, poke tuna, duck confit) but mains not so much. Tuna was on fennel, which really detracted from the light flavour of the tuna (if you picked the tuna off, it was great, but this was not a good protein/vegetable pairing) and then a lemon broth was poured all around it -- again, totally took away the wonderful flavour of the tuna. The bass was labelled bland, and the salmon was over cooked. The braised ribs were noted as being good. Service was mediocre (& its not as if the server was overly busy) - we had to ask for a decanter for our expensive bottle of red (which he said they might not have!), & had to pour the white ourselves when glasses were empty."
Dined on 2/5/2014
Before you can get out of your
car, the attendant announces "we have a resort fee...parking $5." Then, "And we're going to inspect your car for damage". Sheesh, just help me find the restaurant, thats all I ask. Unfortunately that was no bargain either. When the waiter doesn't understand "Ceviche", which is on the menu. you know its going to be a problem. But that paled in comparison to the Trader Joe's tortilla chips that accompanied it. Hmm... Not a particularly inventive lunch menu. I can get an $18 hamburger anywhere. We had SO much more fun with lunch and a pitcher of Sangria by the pool at the Colony Palms Hotel, its not even a contest."
Dined on 2/2/2014
From service, to the excellent
food and tables poolside, you experience the fine dining, Palm Springs style."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Citron provides a casual elegance
that puts one immediately at ease and set the tone for a great dining experience. The interiors are bright and cheerful and the service is excellent."
Dined on 1/7/2014
Decor is horrible and the food
Dined on 12/28/2013
The bar tender did not use the
proper ingredients in one of the cocktails and then tried to justify his approach. Also the menu offered a fresh fig salad but it was served with dried figs. The chef made an excuse about seasonality. The waiter granted the table next to us a free glass of wine but made no attempt to reduce our bill for the above issues. Only after we complained and discussed the issues with the manager did we get an adjustment. I was shocked to find this kind of service and approach to tricking or misleading customers at a place like the Viceroy."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Christmas day prix fixed meal,
$38.00 each. Horrible experience - truly mediocre food, especially the ham "steak" (two thin slices of ham covered with, I'm pretty sure, canned pineapple chunks and syrup). Very very disappointing for all of us. Would have got up and left, but there we are all dressed up for Christmas dinner out! Never, ever, again at this restaurant. Too bad."
Dined on 12/25/2013
Our experience here was what we
expected, a friendly crew, that makes you feel welcomed. The cocktail list is fun to read with the creativityness. The choice of the christmas meal was excellent. We did dine indoors, but the outdoor scene was very inviting. My husband and I were heavily involved in conversation, so we did not notice that our meal was dlayed in arriving, so they comped our cocktails! We love the atmosphere so bright and crystally."
Dined on 12/25/2013
Although it was a chilly evening
we sat outside by the pool and were kept comfortably warm by the heat lamps. We shared a salad of arugula with fresh figs and prosciutto with a light mustard vinaigrette and shaved parmesan. The ingredients were high quality and shined. I had pan seared sea bass served on a bed of white bean puree and accented with baby artichoke hearts and mushrooms. The sea bass was a tad overdone for my taste but still moist and delicious. The white bean puree was outstanding, with a hint of garlic and lemon. My husband had the duck breast, cooked a perfect medium rare. The sauce over it was excellent. We ended the meal by sharing banana pudding. The service was exceptional. We're certainly be back."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Food was very good; service was
outstanding... hard to beat. Ambience was beautiful!"
Dined on 12/6/2013
My husband and I wanted to
celebrate Thanksgiving with a romantic getaway. Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs was the perfect choice for our holiday dinner. Everything about our evening there was lovely. The food was delicious; the pool side seating was romantic and the service was excellent. Even the price was good. Merci Beaucoup Citron!"
Dined on 11/28/2013
This restaurant was recommended
while I visited Palm Springs. The Viceroy is a well-hidden gem, and if I didn't have the address, I might not have found it! With that said, this was an exceptional treat for my 80-year-old Mother-in-Law. She loved our server and the food was out of this world. Now that I'm aware of this seculded but lovely location, I'll surely return on my next visit to the valley."
Dined on 11/17/2013
But if you insist. A friend and I
had her birthday dinner at Citron. The only problem we had was a party of 8 was seated at the next table so we requested our table to be moved a few feet away. This was done and one of the other party came over and apologized for their noise. It didn't bother us and the waiters were very helpful in fact we even got a birthday desert. I would rate Citron as a place to go for an intimate dinner."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Great wild salmon dinner!
Wonderful service. Music just a bit loud by the pool. Seating a bit crowded by the pool."
Dined on 11/10/2013
We dine at Citron on occasion
throughout the year and love taking friends from out of town to enjoy the setting and the cuisine. We recently had friends in town from Los Angeles and we showed them a night out starting at Citron. They loved the interior settings and we dined outside near the pool. There was a live performer that really helped set the mood and added much more to the experience than you would get from piped in music. We all had a great night!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
A quintessentially Palm Springs
experience. Even though I am local, it feels like vacation to dine at Citron."
Dined on 11/6/2013
Unfortunately, our waiter wasn't
available much, disappeared a lot and did get our order wrong."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Harrison was our waiter and
allowed us time to peruse the menu. From here it went somewhere else. Harrison took our order and he was excellent about the way I wanted it to be delivered to me. I ordered the clam chowder, two salads and the salmon. All was well until the entree was forgotten. Harrison was in a panic and after much fun with this, I advised him that I was really stuffed and not to worry. BUT I started out with Chivas Regal and they ran out. Again Harrison bought me the last of the Chivas Regal and I choose another scotch that was a bit woody. Harrison was great, such a personality and loves his work. His support staff was a bit more subdued. All in all was a wonderful experience. I'll be back!!"
Dined on 10/30/2013
I purchased a voucher via
Travelzoo. We had the kale caesar, the ravioli and also the sea bass. The wine was good, but the food and service was really poor. The food was very bland, and we were disappointed by the way our server addressed the issue of slow food preparation. When we asked him when we could expect our main dishes (after 25 minutes) he stated that they were very busy and it was 'coming soon'. Fine. But we noticed other tables received a small plate with a grain salad, and when we inquired about this (upon receiving our food from another server), our server stated that it was a complimentary sample being served because the kitchen was behind... We definitely felt like we were treated differently because we purchased a voucher."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Wonderful patio dining with live
music from Michael Keeth. Food wise, it was decent but nothing you can't find at other places. Notable outstanding dishes - Fig and Prosciutto salad and crab cake (the biggest one we've ever been served) Other positives - Healthy portions and food came out nice and hot Negative - Service. No rhythm to their service so dinner felt really dragged out. We weren't in a hurry but it was getting tedious..."
Dined on 10/27/2013
The New York strip cooked medium
was juicy and tender. The salmon was perfectly done. Used a travelzoo deal for a small plate to share, two drinks and two entrees - entire meal was half price, just had to pay tax and gratuity. Still an excellent deal for an amazing meal to start off my boyfriend's birthday weekend."
Dined on 10/19/2013
This was a real find from
Travelzoo. Our server Ezequiel was fantastic and the braised short ribs were outstanding (lean and flavorful)"
Dined on 10/20/2013
Citron was incredible. The chef
sent out a treat (watermelon, feta and a drop of olive oil) that was to die for."
Dined on 9/25/2013
First impressions were ok, we
chose to sit outside, as did everyone else it was very dark. We felt rushed by our waiter. We ordered cocktails which were ok. We both ordered steak to be told they had none!! No steak!? The food we chose was average. We never saw the waiter again- we were going to order wine, but we ate the food- no wine. Eventually,we got bored with waiting, do we got up to have a look at the pool nearby. We saw him then! With the check. Tip ( 18%) already added. Obviously didn't have to work hard. We are from the uk, and the service we received was inferior to a local pub- never mind so-called fine dining."
Dined on 9/23/2013
We have not been to Citron in
quite some time and were thrilled with the new menu. Dining poolside listening to Michael's amazing voice made for a wonderful evening. Our server is most definitely in the wrong profession. Not only did he complicate the menu with his peculiar descriptions he also got my order wrong because he did not know the difference between duck confit and duck breast. The correct dish finally arrived and the confit was delicious."
Dined on 9/19/2013
The Viceroy is our favorite hotel
in Palm Springs and we have been to Citron a few times this summer. The head waiter Harrison is usually there and he has always made our dining experience fun. Our last visit on the evening of Sept 14 was terrible though. Harrison was taking a rare vacation and we saw what the restaurant was without him. Our waiter was devoid of personality and the food although a new menu was terrible. The steak I had was inedible. We will continue to stay at the hotel but definitely not the restaurant."
Dined on 9/15/2013
My husband took me here for my
birthday. I would recommend this restaurant. The ambience and the food was great! Service was excellent."
Dined on 9/13/2013
As. Other reviews, this is a small
restaurant nestled off the bar. The decor throughout the hotel is,white,black and yellow and carried out beautifully. Hotel has,old world charm,yet attracts a young hip crowd. Hollywood stars still dot the four acre premises. I had the salmon plate and my friend had eggs Benedict. Both were delicious, service was good. Manager gave us,a,tour of different rooms . While pricey, they are very nice especially the two bedroom two bath suite where Joan Crawdord,stayed when visiting the desert . Weather permitting, outdoor dining would be romantic. Sunday brunch was an enjoyable,experience."
Dined on 9/8/2013
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