Citrus Bar & Grill
Citrus Bar & Grill

Citrus Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citrusnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125950500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Thursday 5:30pm-12:00am, Friday 5:30pm-1:00am, Saturday 4:00pm-1:00am, Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Abraham Jimenez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Citrus provides off premise catering for events of all sizes from 20 - 1000 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Citrus provides semi-private 10 - 120 people. Citrus also provides private party 20 -140 people.
  • Private Party Contact: David or Evelyn 2125950500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 75th Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2,or 3 train to 72nd Street train station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are also two public parking garages on either side of the block.
A word from Citrus Bar & Grill
East meets West at Citrus Bar & Grill as our fresh and modern sushi creations pair brilliantly with Latin classics. Citrus offers an energizing experience for all five senses. The warm orange hues throughout the spacious bar and dining room celebrate the collaboration of cultures and serve as a welcome to all diners: intimate couples, families and large groups. Latin rhythms set the groove for our diverse crowds, while our full bar pours stunning cocktails using the finest tequilas and juices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFusion / Eclectic
Citrus Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (18)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (9)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (5)late-night find (5)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good location
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was a nice warm evening, and we ate outside -- even with the trucks and traffic, it was quieter than the indoor tables! The menu has lots of choices, which is nice -- but taco appetizers were cold when they arrived (and they all tasted the same). Paella was quite good, and chicken fajitas had plenty of grilled chicken. The service, however, was really awful - perhaps because it was a busy night - but we had to ask twice for water refills, ask twice for a clean knife (one on the table was dirty), and we didn't even bother requesting salt & pepper. The prices are reasonable and it's right near the Beacon theater, which may be reason to go back -- but I'd look around for other options in the neighborhood first...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    adamfrank64
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We need to go to Citrus more frequently. My wife and I live in the neighborhood but haven't been that frequently. We ate outdoors (it was far too loud inside, one of the drawbacks of the restaurant generally, in my opinion), which was delightful. The food was excellent - I had a wonderful grilled chicken salad, and my wife had chicken fajitas, both of which were terrific. Service was excellent - overall a great experience and one I highly recommend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Beacon/Museum/Park Spot
    Tank
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The perfect place to pregame before a concert or stop in conjunction with park or museum visits. Fun, energetic, good service, decent food and very good drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no wiggle room
    LouieDelVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We thought we would try a new restaurant while in NYC. We were a tad disappointed. Mainly because my wife saw a nice Grilled Tuna salad on the dinner menu. She like all the ingredients except that the Tuna was pepper crusted. She asked if she could have just a plain piece of grille Tuna. The waitress said no. Not a good answer. In these times, with people having dietary issues, they were not very flexible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Too noisy. Otherwise it would get an excellent review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Beacon must
    mgreenwaldVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Citrus Grill is my go-to place for dinner and drinks before Beacon Theatre concerts. ....never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fusion?
    buongustaio
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had quesadilla (chicken) and taco trio...nothing special...calamari looked overly cooked and not golden... best part of dinner was the pineapple margarita
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Citrus is a perfect choice before a show at the Beacon. The service is efficient and friendly. The chips and dip that they serve at the start of the meal are a nice touch. The food is good enough- nothing special- and the cocktails are hit or miss.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Psychosis Has never been better!
    GooseVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed a combo of both the Mexican and Asian dishes. Mexican appetizers and Asian main course. It was easy to share all the generous portions which were prepared to perfection!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What Amazing Food!!!!
    Slmig
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We eat out a lot and always prefer to have lots of apps, and share an entree, the problem is not always a great variety of apps!! WELL NOT Here they had such a wide variety, and creative, delicious and unique, and great blend of Latin Asian Fusion we had the Chopped Citrus Salad, was great cool and refreshing nothing worse than warm salad, we had the taco trio they were loaded with Chicken, Skirt, and Pork all really good, shrimp dumplings they where good nothing special tho. The Tempura Shrimp Roll was excellent, and the Roasted Chicken Poblano Queso, was really great!!! We thuroughly enjoyed. Being a restaurant owner its always nice to go out somewhere new and enjoy it all Thank You Citrus Grill!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really enjoyed this place - we had tickets for a concert at the Beacon on Saturday nite. Nick, our server, was pleasant and kept those martini's coming. We enjoyed the sushi and pepper crusted tuna very much. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    JeferojoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Arrived with a friend for dinner. Was greeted when I walked in and table was ready. The waitress was on cue with a suggestion of drinks which we decided to go for. Gave a great recommendation for some appetizers and dinner specials. We went with the guacamole and chips as well as the tartare with avocado. Incredible beyond words. For dinner we went with the shrimp fajitas and my friend had the parpadella and they were beyond words. Deseret came and we ordered the lemon and ice cream pie. Wow. I wanted more and more. The night was perfect from the greeting at the door to the waitress and all the good food and drinks. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st birthday dinner
    YesenRas
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I called early to let the restaurant know it was my 21st birthday. First of all, they said that they were only accepting NY state IDs and passports. This is ridiculously limiting since all of my friends are from out of state and 21, and if there is a scandal about fake IDs, this isn't our fault. Half of my party wasn't able to drink although we were all legal. Totally unacceptable. Secondly, the restaurant didn't do anything for my birthday. No cake, no candles, nothing. I've never been treated so poorly on my birthday. The service was unprofessional and tacky, and I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to any adults. What kind of restaurant doesn't accept real IDs? So embarrassing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific food, great service
    GothamGourmand
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Citrus. As an appetizer, we shared one of their specialty rolls from their sushi bar: the Yin-Yang roll, which is topped with filet mignon. It was superb. For dinner, she ordered the scallops, and I had the seafood paella. Both were excellent. To accompany our meal we ordered a bottle of Albarino, and it meshed perfectly with everything. Our server, Vance, was exemplary in every way. The space itself is lovely, well-designed, and colorful. The noise level was quite moderate for a Saturday night. We highly recommend Citrus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    always love Citrus and have never had a bad meal there....no one makes a better pomegranate frozen margarita then them! always go there for appetizers and drinks-love the taco trio, the dip with the chips is the best along with the calamari and their salads too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch was nice
    tnnyc
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    There are nice tables available; service was just OK.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints!
    UWSguy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been here on dates, with friends, with family, just for drinks, and for meals. Every time I've ha a positive experience! The food is tasty and fresh, the wine list is extensive, and they have nice exotic mixed drink specials. I'm a fan!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Results
    bennycVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was generally very good while the service was spotty. Overall had a pleasant enough experience to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night
    eatlikestew
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Promptly seated for our 7:30 reservation, service was good, the chips and guacamole were excellent but the salsa was like soup. Fajitas were hot and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place before a show...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I took my teenage daughters here before a show at the Beacon Theater. They loved the ambiance and the food. The service was brisk and efficient so we didn't have to rush.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    MBXPD
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Citrus is one of my favorites on the Upper West Side. If you're eating light, the Chopped Salad and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc is perfect. The scallops are divine too, but all their food is great! It has a fun vibe, but also feels casual and the staff is super friendly and chill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre concert dinner
    millionm63
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We ate there because of a concert at the Beacon. Booked early 5:30 was good then the place got really busy. The food was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service, good food
    FavoriteVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The waiter made his reccomandations everything we ate was good. He was attentive, knowledgable and very friendly. We sat outside, was too much noise inside. The whole experience was very nice. I will go back there, soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great...
    incognito25
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Good but not great...you seriously have to experience it for yourself to make the call.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • coopy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The menu is diversified , something for everyone. The waitstaff is friendly, the food is excellent, and the place is lively
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    timbrel2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wasn't very full so the noise level suited us. Nice selection of interesting dishes thAt were tasty and nicely prepared. Not a gourmet place but a cut above the usual. I would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent unique fare
    Breezyvalley
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent sushi and Asian with a Latin twist! Wonderful food, great service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dining for The Beacon
    appiya
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had read great reviews about the food so I made reservations for our party of 4 to dine there before a concert. It's an above-average neighborhood restaurant with a good bar but certainly not a stand-alone destination in my opinion. The appetizer, Taco Trio Tasting, was quite average and did not live up to the promise of the ingredients described. Another barely passable offering was the Seared Organic Tofu Stir Fry. The Seafood Paella de Valencia was pretty decent but it did not taste like a traditional paella. My husband enjoyed the Sizzling Citrus Fajitas -- that was possibly the best option served to us that evening. The cocktails were rather good and moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location, fair food
    foodmattersVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Decent restaurant with decent prices near the Beacon theater. The food is nothing to speak of, the cocktails were lovely though and the Ambience is somewhat on the cool side. Just somewhat. Our server was delightful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our go to place
    Mustgo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Citrus is terrfic-excellent food and drink expertly served. I am gluten free and Kathy, our server, was thoughtful enough to let me know that the delicious chips brought to each table were not for me. That sort of extra is a delight and coupled with great food makes Citrus our favorite spot when we go to the Beacon Theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sd
    mypov
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food for all 6 was good except one of our guests ordered angel hair pasta which was below satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks
    EjoemikeVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a great time with friends for a post 60th birthday. Citrus has been performing consistently since I first started going there in 1999 or so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always my favorite restaurant
    WesleyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    ItsAMeJeffario
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Asian / Mexican menu has something for everybody on it. There's sushi (which is excellent), steak, seafood, pork and the list goes on. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Anon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The good was fine, just fine, nothing special. The service was mediocre at best.
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  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    UWSVeganVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Citrus is a good choice for vegans dining with omnivores. They has enough vegan choices and make good vegan sushi. The service is very friendly and accommodating. Better food than Josie's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In for a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We were going to the Beacon Theater and chose Citrus because it was close and the menu looked really interesting. What a great find! Sushi and Mexican actually work together. I loved the spicy tuna and avocado roll with banana puree. The margaritas tasted fresh and well balanced. The grilled strip steak was cooked perfectly and the salmon was flaky and delicious. If Citrus was in our home town we'd be there all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Quality
    lovenycfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been dining at Citrus on and off for years and my recent visit did not dissapoint me. The quality of the food and service has been consistent. I know I will be getting a good meal when I go. The brunch has so many great options it was hard to choose! I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's my waiter
    Eric
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Sat outside but the waiter must have gone for his vacation because he was nowhere to be found. VERY DISSAPOINTING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    HankB
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Eclectic does not do it justice (nor do the other categories I've seen). There seems to be something for everyone and everything we had was delicious. Their "salsa" for nachos is unique, and very good. We had the duck, seafood paella, grilled chicken salad and chicken fajitas, with a dumpling appetizer. Everything was excellent. The noise level was low when we arrived (early), but it was increasing greatly by the time we left. As with any restaurant, nothing is perfect. One couple was sharing two entrees, which they were supposed to divide in the kitchen but didn't. Outside of a couple of minor issues the meal was excellent and the staff was pleasant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 781 reviews are from the Citrus Bar & Grill reviews archive.