Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs
Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs

Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viceroypalmsprings.com/
  • Phone: 7603183005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8am - 11am;
    Lunch: 11am - 3pm;
    Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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: Ellyn Caprara 7603204117x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ramon
  • Parking: Valet
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (16)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (11)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food and service
    AmyJVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    John was exceptional and recommended great wine to pair with our dinner. Will definitely go back when I am in the Palm springs area
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Marquesa
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I really enjoyed this place. I loved the yellow and white décor, and the fish I ordered - Branzino - was out of the world and cooked to perfection. My husband had salmon, which was also excellent. Service was prompt and friendly, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Citron Special Occasion
    RMEDVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were there for a birthday and the food and the "birthday" plate were excellent. The atmosphere is really nice and you feel you are in a very elegant restaurant/bar. Our service was OK, with a new, inexperienced waiter, who tried very hard, and bus men who were not the best. Usually service is excellent at this restaurant so perhaps these were new people who need a bit more training. Our favorite waiter did not have our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    WeLUVPS
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had dinner,, really wanted to have a cocktail at the bar but tiny, 8 stools! We were seated and service was great. The best branzino, but small menu for dinner. However we both enjoyed our entrees, seafood was very fresh and we'll spiced. Would be a once in a while place to go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food from a select menu and evening ambience perfect. Bar Service was excellent - dining service a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoboVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Lovely ambiance, quiet, excellent service and wonderful food. We really enjoyed the seared scallops and always order the Caesar salad. It's the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best hamburgers in Palm Springs
    AmyBethVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We frequent Citron regularly. The food is consistently excellent. If's fun dining outside orinside the restaurant. We never feel rushed by the wait staff. Food is prepared with the freshest ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time before being served...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Was seated and had our water refilled about 4 times before being asked what we would like. The server was very helpful but timing, and organization of the staff was poor at best. I had shrimp that was very overcooked and overall the quality was not that of a $150 final bill.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was a bit slow but understable being that it was 105°f. Overall a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    we had a lovely dinner at the Citron. the service was very friendly. The restaurant was much smaller than we expected. tiny really. we had hoped to have a drink at the bar but it was also small and the hotel patrons were there with dogs and shorts when we were rubbing shoulders with them for our romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Staff, and Value
    FOODIESRUS
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Palm Springs art deco ambience at it's best. The food and wine are excellent and beautifully presented. Superb bar. Perfect cocktails every time. The wait staff is great about remembering guest's names and they're always friendly and pleasant, including the parking valets. All are professional. And THANK YOU ALL for saying "you're welcome" or "my pleasure" instead of that mindless response, "no problem". If we had to come up with a complaint it would be that the sunburst mirror decorations were removed from the Cabaña area of the patio. This has left the gray fabric wall under the canopy drab and ugly. Put 'em back, PLEASE! They were a perfect foil for the diner stuck facing that wall. Inside dining is a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveps
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I love Citron. It's my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming but expensive beverages
    Gil62VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We love Citron inside and outside. But a small club soda with cranberry splash for $6.00 was highway robbery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    wwdiner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I'd heard wonderful things about Citron and perhaps this was an off night. I found the food to be good but not exceptional. The waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and gave incorrect information about the menu. The small restaurant adjoins the bar which attracts load groups (generally stopping by from some corporate event) making the otherwise intimate dining area into a noisy party scene.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SANDYB
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    RESTAURANT WEEK MENU; cauliflower soufflé a real winner, excellent service, real nice ambience, ($5 Valet parking irritates) I'd come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serene Outdoor Scene
    karlkadr
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Excellent food and better than excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 374 reviews are from the Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs reviews archive.
  • Never disappointed
    LovesGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Always a good meal with attentive service around a fun atmosphere. Outside dining was relaxing and wasn't too busy to allow for good conversation but also people watching. Sergio provided excellent service and I will request him again next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for brunch on Mother's Day, and it was exceptional! The food pairings were outstanding! Love the new chef!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid dining experience
    Rich
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We always look for new places to explore on our trips to PS. The hotel is tucked off the main strip in a non descript building. However, once inside it's a beautiful oasis. Food was very good - service was adequate although we did have to wait quite a awhile to get a drink at the pool area before dinner. Not a biggie. Will def go back on one of our trips
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    233Etc
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Much smaller and less impressive than I expected. The outdoor tables were right by the pool which was small and awkward to eat next to people in their bathing suits. The food was just ok. Nothing special about this place. I was really looking forward to a special brunch with a beautiful atmosphere. It was neither of those things.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poolside dining Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I would go here again for the poolside dining. It was very nice. Food was fine too.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at casual al fresco
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Good food in small portions served poolside, so don't bother dressing up. We were definitely overdressed in our Easter best, ha ha. The place looks bigger in photos.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tops
    PuckPal
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    What else do you need in Palm Springs? A perfectly hidden gem with a stunning backdrop of our beautiful mountains, great service, relaxed vibe, killer décor by Kelly - This is what you see in your head when you think of Palm Springs............. just go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine, nice atmosphere
    foodandfriendsVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch, everything was fine. Service was not attentive, though, in spite of an almost-empty dining room because the outdoor area was where the action was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service! Great food!
    VetyExyVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Loved the Clam Chowder and the duck entree! And the chocolate mousse dessert was to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming place
    celinevm
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The place is very nice especially the outside around the swimming pool. Delicious food and delicate service. We were there for a dinner with our children and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citron For Lunch
    PSkloppen
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Great place for a quiet lunch. The setting is beautiful with covered outdoor pool side tables. Food was great. Would be a terrific place for a quiet and special luncheon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience !
    Will
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food was excellent, service was great and the ambience sitting by the lit pool celebrating our daughter's birthday made for a special evening that she will long remember. We have been to the Citron three times over several years and every time we have had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming brunch experience
    pecansandapples
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly outing
    mikengina
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Spoiled
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful poolside dining
    phoenixbaggiesVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While none of the food was
    christocinoVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    While none of the food was exceptional (except the baguette), everything we ordered was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Romantic spot in Palm Springs!
    semifoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hidden gem
    artist
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tip for romantic evening+ good food
    Malou
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    If you like a different ambiance, excellent service and good food - experience Citron - in the Patio on a starry night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    BethRNorCalVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Kathy
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate