Citron Bistro
Citron Bistro

Citron Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citronbistro.com/
  • Phone: 3037715800x
  • 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
44 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (13)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 620 reviews are from the Citron Bistro reviews archive.
  • Happy, Happy, Happy
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The Happy Happy Hour is super---one of the best in town. On busy nights, the sound level is too high.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pig Roast
    MrsDeazy1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went here specifically for the Pig Roast. Found it disappointing as not as good as expected. also there was a band at the entrance and music the entire time was very, very loud. Had to keep apologizin to friends who were here for the first time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice post-run dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Nice, casual place to meet post-run. They have a nice happy hour menu and a variety of salads w/protein options, sandwiches and appetizers on their full menu. Fried avocado was buttery and not greasy; our waiter was helpful, accommodating and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Foodie78
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day brunch. Restaurant was very busy, we were sat within 5 min of reservation. Waiter was very good. The carving station I felt was lacking. I had the roast and the lamb, both were very dry. The seafood (crab legs, peel and eat shrimp and steamed mussels were very good. Omelette station was awesome. Salad station was good although they didn't have utensils to use. Dessert station was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Mothers2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The only thing I would have to say of you are going to host a Mother's Day brunch need more items for kids. Pancakes
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Not2good
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch. Was not impressed with food, just average, nothing special and actually cold to luke warm. Pricey for what they had to offer. Might only recommend for lunch.
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  • Disappointing Mother's Day Brunch
    Dinner42
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my wife and kids to the Mother's Day Brunch and was greeted pleasantly by the hostess. We were seated and the waiter stopped by and took our drink order and let us know we could join in to get brunch. We tried a variety of the foods offered - shrimp, crab, eggs Benedict, pastries, etc. The food was generally bland and generic. The cold dishes were decent, but the hot dishes were barely warm at best and cool in most cases. The only exception to the hot food was the made-on-the-spot omelette which was ok. Unfortunately my wife doesn't have as strong of a stomach as me, and later was ill with an upset stomach. She didn't feel well and had to lay down for a nap. I won't be going back and can't recommend this restaurant.
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  • Very friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great for brunch, just a little pricey. The staff was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Six of us enjoyed brunch at Citron Bistro this past Sunday. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service as well. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a Sunday brunch and there are a variety of choices if you like eggs with bacon or sausage. Excellent waffles too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    JustMe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food is always great! They have an incredible warm friendly and helpful staff. A+ dining experience!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch!
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have dined at Citron Bistro numerous times but never realized that they offer an amazing Sunday brunch. We were welcomed with warm delicious pastries out of the oven and enjoyed our selections which included eggs, chorizo and guacamole. Will be sure to return for brunch again! What a delightful surprise!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Easter brunch.
    Calico
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The buffet was always filled with fresh foods that ranged from shrimp and crab legs to hot roasts. You had a choice of meats, fish, chicken, salads, breads and deserts.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Tradition - Always our fave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have been going to the Citron Bistro for years and its always our first choice for special occasions and holidays.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YummyBrunch
    Susie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This restaurant has a very good brunch. Wide variety and all offerings were fresh and tasty. Generally good service and waiter was friendly. Very nice atmosphere for family dining. We enjoyed Easter brunch and appreciated the ease of making reservations online. They also offered a courtesy reminder of your reservation, which I appreciated. Overall I would recommend this restaurant for a pleasant dining experience. The only downside for us was the host/hostess were not very welcoming when we arrived. Would have made me more inclined to return if we felt that they appreciated our business. The brunch was well priced for the selection of food on their buffet. Have not experienced this restaurant from a menu based meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LATE to OPEN
    Antero
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was Easter Brunch. Had reservations for 9:30. They opened the doors at 9:45. Food was average at best. Served shell on shrimp and crab legs with NO implements to shell them. Person carving meat did not know the proper way to cut beef. Servers tried very hard to please, but were intrusive. Were not schooled how to treat guests.
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    • Noise LevelModerate