Citron Bistro
Citron Bistro

Citron Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citronbistro.com/
  • Phone: (303) 771-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Andy Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are a full service Catering Company. We provide an array of services including:

    **Elegant Wedding Receptions

    **Corporate and Social Events

    **Cocktail Parties

    **Informal Corporate Outings

    **Working Luncheons

    We Customize our menus to offer classic and traditional foods along with new creative party dishes to produce the perfect event and create the ideal memories for you and your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamden St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Citron Bistro
A mix of rustic brick, hardwood floors and modern colors produce a relaxing dining atmosphere to enjoy world foods, with American, Mediterranean and Southwestern flavors. With dishes as Shrimp Nachos, Asian Lollipops, Oven Roasted Feta, Oregano-lemon crusted Lamb Chops, Paella, Cilantro rubbed Trout, Filet Mignon, Tequila Pasta, and our Signature Dessert Creme Brulee Napoleon. Denver's BEST HAPPY HOUR 4-6:30pm ALL WEEK LONG Featuring Delicious Food and Drinks at Great Prices in our bar and patio.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Citron Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (13)great for lunch (12)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • WOW!!!!!
    BrianandJoanie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We go to ALOT of restaurants, and this is by far one of the most impressive for many reasons. The owners walk around and make sure things are perfect, the variety of food is outstanding and DELICIOUS!!!!!! The place is big, but decorated awesome and you feel like you are able to have a romantic dinner, but also stay around after and enjoy the beautiful bar. We had such a great experience, we felt we had to let people know! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Ambiance
    GaryB
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    A fine place to go for a quiet dinner with friends or a loved one. We requested and got a table by the fireplace on a cool night and enjoyed the atmosphere and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FreqDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Warm & inviting on the coldest day in Denver to date in 2014 with a fireplace burning brightly. Wait staff were efficient & nice. Had a very nicely spiced tortilla soup, but rest of meal was only fair. No jalapeño in the jalapeño gravy and lemon sauce on chicken piccata was not good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A group of 8 and we were seated in somewhat private room and it was great for conversation! Of course, the bar is always fun! Our waiter, Daniel, was great with customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat at Citron Bistro!
    Carolyn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I recommend Citron Bistro for dining either lunch or dinner. The food is excellent, the wait staff is great, and they are very accommodateintg. If anything is not the way you want it, just ask, they will be hapy to accommodate you with the proper order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food; Good Time!
    Bear
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday at Citron Bistro. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. If you have not tried their lamb shanks, you are missing something! We planned for a group of 4 but 3 more people came and Citron Bistro quickly adapted. Ask for "Carissa" who is a very good waitress!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom Loved It, and So Did We
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Took my 76 year old mom who just moved to CO to Citron. She is not a foodie at all, and tends to look at food more as fuel than something to be experienced. Well after this meal, she said this had been the best food she had had in a very long time. She had the sea bass, and for dessert we all shared the phylo crème brulet (Napoleon?) and the berry whatever it was called. Both were amazing! I had the cioppino for my meal, and my wife had the prime rib - also both favorable reviews. We'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Overall great place. One issue is their wine list. I like to sample before I commit to a bottle. The staff appears annoyed when you asked for a couple samples. Other than that, food is great. Nice selection. They brought a beautiful birthday dessert to my friend. Satisfied patron.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Freshly Prepared Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Discovered this restaurant by accident last year and have been back several times since then. It's consistently good eating. Food tastes good, ingredients are fresh. The wait staff is attentive and responsive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The first time of many visits...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was so glad we gave Citron a try. We really enjoyed our dining experience and were anxious to mention this new find to our friends. If every experience was like our first, I can see the beginning of many rewarding future visits. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely wonderful!
    astrofabulous
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Prime rib was the best I've ever had! Wait staff was friendly and great
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Dinner
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have dined at Citron many many times - always enjoy! The food is fresh, creative and delicious and the service is excellent as well. Hoghly recommend!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citron Bistro a neighborhood gem
    giggels
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have always enjoyed Citron Bistro Nice atmosphere decent prices. The Lamb Shank is a must for lamb lovers
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good option
    LuvnfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is great. Servers are very nice, but the restaurant was slightly understaffed. Always a good option!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Not Return
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at Citron Bistro for my mother-in-law's birthday. We had fried avocados as an appetizer and they were delicious. The main courses, however, were average at best. My daughter, who is a total foodie, barely ate her meal, we took our son's home for the dog, and I thought the fish sandwich at Larkburger highly better than this one. Not only that, but our family dinner was interrupted by young girls in tight clothes selling shots of alcohol. As this is not a club or anywhere near a vibrate bar scene, we were shocked. I couldn't help but wonder what all the grandmothers I saw dining there thought. Regarding the "bar," the drinks were tasty, but watered down and certainly not worth the price. I wouldn't go back.
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  • Cioppino is fantastic !
    RJSJMonteVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The cioppino is the best I've had in Denver in quite a while. The sauce always makes this dish, and Citron's was deeply rich with mulitple flavors of the fresh seafood used in the dish. Along with the normal mussels, shrimp, crab and white fish, there was calamari, both rings and tentacles where tons of flavor lies. My husband's salmon was great as well, cooked perfectly, and had a sweet hot chili sauce that was very flavorful. We look at their happy hour menu and it includes calmari along with a full size burger to name a few.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Early Dinner!
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My daughter, son-in-law and I enjoyed a wonderful early dinner together. We shared the guacamole appetizer which was perfect. I ordered the gyros and the beef was tender and succulent. My daughter ordered the enchilada and said it was excellent - same for my son-in-law. Have dined here so many times and always look forward to returning here. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Place to Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We are always looking for new places to eat, and this one was a great find. A friend of mine had eaten here the week before, but we never had, and since she enjoyed the grilled cheese so much for lunch, we decided to give it a try for dinner. All the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch on the patio
    sfrog
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Patio was nice; wait staff was friendly and good. Chicken gyros was ok but not fabulous. Nice side salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    sweetcaroline
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We love the restaurant. The food is great and the staff very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio dining was great
    DiningOut
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was well prepared and very tasty. We enjoyed the evening on the patio while watching the storms move around the area as we dined and talked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always satisfied
    pennydiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I am always satisfied with Citron Bistro. Food has always been good. Best part now is they brunch on Sundays!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justanotheropinion
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was good. The assigned waiter was inattentive and slow. Had to have the other waiters get him whenever service was needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Citron Bistro a welcome change
    OfAge
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've now eaten at Citron Bistro four or five times, eating something different each time. I've been happily impressed each time to find that the entrees are fresh, flavorful, never boring, and always tasty and expertly prepared. Citron moved into this space after several restaurants had open and closed, leaving me to wonder if the spot had bad karma. That was obviously not the case; it just needed the right owner. It now offers a variety of meals, all with one thing in common: they are delicious and served by an attentive but not intrusive staff. The only complaint I can find is that the women offering free shots of vodka/lemonade skipped my table during my last visit there. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Staple fo Us
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Citron Bistro will be a go-to spot for us. Friendly people, nice atmosphere, and great food, which is at times non-traditional. As an example, the gyro sandwich uses lamb TENDERLOIN, not that processed, dried-up stuff everyone else uses. A great step-up, and my taste buds appreciate it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good!
    IknowqualityVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Overall we were pleased. All 4 of us ordered the same thing - the ahi tuna sandwich - and the fish was fresh, meaty and properly seared to our request of either rare or medium rare. 3 of us requested gluten-free buns which were also pretty good. The service was attentive and personable. We've been to Citron occasionally in the past and have never been disappointed. Their Happy Hour menu is also good but we did not want to have to sit in the bar or on the patio to order off it (they were pretty particular about this). All in all - give them a try. We had nothing to complain about and will likely return when in the area.
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  • Great Place!
    DenverDiner0573
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I were given gift cards for our recent wedding to try this place, so we decided to use her birthday as a great excuse to try a new place. The atmosphere was laid back, but we didn't look out of place with nice attire. Our waiter was great, and the food was even better! This will be a great addition to our list of restaurants we love out here in CO.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 633 reviews are from the Citron Bistro reviews archive.
  • Good food
    M2doug
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food oopookooooookkojhjgfgghhghhhghhhhshsjhdhsueuejrjdjs
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to Have Found Citron Bistro!
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great décor, a variety of music, and varied clientele (into the 50's and 60's) make this a very cozy spot for us 50-somethings, We had a great guac/shrimp dip as an app, a prime rib special, plus a sea bass entre, and all were really tasty. So much, in fact, that we brought home less than usual because we didn't want to stop. Our waiter was very friendly, down-to-earth, and attentive, so we never had any unmet needs. There is no question we will be back - it will likely become one of our go-to's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    DenverGalVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We decided to try this place out on a whim. The service was very good and the ambience was nice. There were a few interesting food items to try (panko encrusted avacado fries were different) and our meals were fine, not great. My daughter thought her spaghetti was too "spicy" and refused to eat it. I think it was a little overpriced though for what it was....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Citron Bistro - SUPER
    Susan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been there several times. The food is great and the owners are such good, friendly brothers. We have never been disappointed with the food or wine. Great happy hour too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A very pleasant, and surprising experience. Excellent drinks, in quality and portions. Extensive menu with moderate pricing. Food quality very good, and service just right. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Enchilada was so-so, but lamb shank was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    RMBP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Perfect date night, lots of options, started w/Mussels then we had the Gyros & greek salad. Will definitely return with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very quiet and great for adults who want to dine and have a conversation away from the loud, chain restaurants overrun with children. Service was excellent with a friendly attentive staff. Menu was somewhat limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We learned that the owners of this restaurant owned the Ikaros(?) Greek food restaurant that used to be on Havana St. in South Aurora. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, all employees are very friendly, and the food was amazing! You can dine dressed formal or go casual, either way you'll have a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    sash
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our waitress was fine, The humans, that we normally have was super small portion, and the steak was so tuff I sent it back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not my cup of tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Its a decent restaurant, but very old school, and not what I expected. Probably ok for some folks, but just not what I like when I go out. It is nothing special.
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  • JanetCVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service! I joined a dear friend I hadn't spent much time with recently and the overall experience was perfect for catching up, while at the same time having a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our entrees arrived before the appetizer we ordered for the table to share. The sea bass was very bland. Both of us who ordered it used every drop of juice from the lemon garnish to flavor it. One guest had to wait for flatware after his entree arrived, as the server took all of his flatware when he removed the salad plate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate