Citrus Grillhouse
Citrus Grillhouse

Citrus Grillhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citrusgrillhouse.com/
  • Phone: (772) 234-4114
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday through Saturday 11:30AM - 2:00PM



    DINNER: Every Evening at 5:00PM (7 Nights a Week)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Varricchio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Drive
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Citrus Grillhouse
Citrus Grillhouse is an American bistro-style casual seaside eatery. Dishes are simple classics with Italian and Mediterranean inspired origins. Executive Chef Scott Varricchio’s creative plates have been described as ‘approachable comfort food bursting with flavor’. The menu changes with the seasons using regionally grown produce and fresh locally caught seafood.
Citrus Grillhouse is high-energy, lively, and personable, where there is always something going on. Citrus Grillhouse is ideal for any gathering of friends, family, business associates, locals and tourists alike. A place where you always feel welcome.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Citrus Grillhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)great for outdoor dining (47)fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (30)good for groups (23)great for lunch (18)romantic (17)hot spot (15)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Vero Restauranty
    yorkwineman
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Our first visit. Will definitely come back. Great food and atmosphere. Terrific view. Very friendly staff. Wonderful view. A great restaurant on the beach and no need to go inland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Veranda
    Julie
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had 6 adults and 2 babies. High chairs were provided and we asked for the bread to keep coming. The snapper was delicious as was the truffles pasta. The early evening fixed price menu was a great deal and it was gat to sit nthe veranda and hear the ocean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GMD47VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've been to this restaurant a number of times now and find the food consistently very good. The view of the ocean is special. Service from the wait staff is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a view
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Charming restaurant with a creative menu and nightly specials. All our party dinners were cooked to perfection. The view of ocean is a plus. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable a special shout out to Christopher our waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Vero Beach
    Familyof4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    An incredible menu with exceptional service at a great price. The chef blends flavors together that make each dish unique and exciting but not overpowering. You receive so much attention from the waitstaff and support that you believe you are the only table. The atmosphere is full of energy making it very family friendly with a kids menu that tastes just as good as the adult menu. This restaurant is a must for those who love great and fresh food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinners!
    VeroDining
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Most of the time when we go to Citrus Grillhouse, we get there in time for the "early bird" specials, which are really phenomenal and really, really inexpensive. They're offered only Monday through Thursday, however, so when we went last Friday, we were on the full price menu. And we discovered that it's well worth it. The food there is, we believe, the best in Vero.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lion fish
    ChipVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    In the area for vacation and a shop owner recommended. The locals know. We started sitting inside with Rebecca and she was great. She recommended lion fish so we decided to listen. There was a group of 8 people inside and they were so loud we asked to be taken outside. In the switch to outside we were forgotten. We got our food from food runners but couldn't get refills or anything. We had to find someone to get our check from. Thankfully the meal was amazing. I would go back and give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing.
    Swampknot
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The snapper was tasteless and rubbery, basically a fish fry. The beat salad was overpowered by dressing. The waiter dumped a glass of water on one of our party without a thought of a small comp. the tuna tartar was excellent. The lion fish was very good. The bacon chocolate dessert was special. The mimosas were far from special. Nice location. The 15 dollar burger was small, but good, with a huge amount of fries. 225$ before tip was way too much for food that was in some cases mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    ChuckH
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We eat here when we make a visit too Vero Beach. It is a great restaurant that we always enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CHMax
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We like this place. Food is very good and it is so relaxing just sitting outside and watching the ocean. Great place to eat-a little pricy but it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eckes6805
    EckesVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The early dining meal was a great value, the right size, and very tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vero Beach Gem
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had! The ambiance was great - perfect for both indoor and outdoor dining. The service from the minute we walked into the restaurant was impeccable. Food beyond compare - perfectly prepared and presented. Kudos to the wait staff! Loved this experience - will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    sidman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great ocean view, but after dark it doesn't matter. Restaurant can be noisy when crowded due to no sound absorbing fabrics. Menu selection was wonderful, very creative and the food was delicious. Bread served was average quality, I asked for a new bread plate and requested that the bread was warmed which made it better. Ordered a martini up, requested blue cheese stuffed olives and was told there was an upcharge for this. I thought ridiculous for a restaurant that had entrees priced at $36. I would return, the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    mmfab
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were a party of 14 and had one waitress. She was fantastic. The food was enjoyed by all of us. Worth traveling to Vero Beach for this awesome food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get better than this. !!!
    NanaJan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is absolutely the best we have eaten .. Truffle Mac n cheese, tuna tartar, and most if their specials are top notch... this is the second time eating there and can't wait to go back !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Location
    treasurecoastdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Met a good friend for lunch for our first time at the Citrus Grillhouse. The food was great and so were the drinks. The service was also very good. Of course, the view was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We reserved a large table two weeks before coming. Assigned a table right in front of the open and very busy kitchen. This was a birthday celebration where we were being joined by family coming from a different location. We were given a different table with no problem. It was a very busy night, and the noise level was very high. Food, however, was so good that it made up for less than desirable setting. Had a excellent wait person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    EmmaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was wonderful, but we were seated inside which was brightly lit and very noisy. No atmosphere at all. I made reservations several days before and assumed we would be outside on the oceanfront deck where the majority of the seating is located, but the deck was full with a 30 minute wait for a table out there. If you can't sit outside, don't go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our service was very poor. We were told that we could have an outdoor table and that it first had to be cleaned. Literally a bunch of college kids came in, and our table was given to them even though we were there first. We were taken to an inside table which was in a very cramped area with other full tables too close together. We were then moved to another table with an upholstered bench along the wall. The bench was dirty and stained. We asked our server if the restaurant had sweet tea, and she told us it did. She brought us unsweet tea and said we could add sugar. That is not the same thing. The hostess was rather rude. A very unsatisfactory experience. It is doubtful that we will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tcnvero
    tcnvero
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I continue to be impressed by the perfection of blend of flavors and the quality of the food presented; clean taste and absolute freshness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CandyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner as always. Christopher our waiter was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best on the beach
    sheeper
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Citrus Grill never disappoints. Our dinner was awesome as usual with a little "different" flavor. Special entrée was Lionfish. This was dredged in flour and served over a lemon Orzo. Just awesome and not the usual fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thjh32963
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Most enjoyable - beautiful setting. Food presentation and quality superb, staff outstanding. From the time I entered the door until I paid the bill the experience was commendable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Fave
    LuvveroVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is easily our favorite dining spot in Vero -- it is on the beach, great outdoor and indoor seating. The ingredients are always fresh and full of flavor. The chef mixes and matches very well. It is clean and open. Tim runs a great operation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful experience
    Eileen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We enjoyed the food. Our waiter was Topher and he was wonderful. We wanted to try other items on the menu, so we came back a second night. We will definitely return when we are back in Vero Beach. Topher is a great server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip this place
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Terrible service and food. This used to be a favorite, but it has really gone downhill. You would be better off grabbing a pizza from Nino's (which is really good).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 356 reviews are from the Citrus Grillhouse reviews archive.
  • Spot On Food and Service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place has taken its food and service to a higher level over the past couple years since our first experience.. Not only is the menu extensive, they offered about 6 specials the night we were dining.The server was very knowledgeable about the menu items and was able to answer questions with detailed information. I was impressed with the nice glassware they present with their wines. The manager stopped by later in the the evening to inquire on the status of our experience. I have already recommended Citrus to other friends who enjoy good food, service and an all encompassing dining experience. Someone in charge has this place functioning as a well oiled machine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Florida Dining
    Beth
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food, service and location make this a fantastic place to dine. Wait staff is exceptional. EVERYONE is friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citrus Grill Experience
    lindalu
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food selection was unique. The presentation was very nice. The many servers was amazing. Upon leaving we had to wait until 5, if not more , servers rushed by blocking any exit route. Dining inside was too noisy for my taste. Although the tables were not all in use, the bar patrons and acoustics did not allow for 2 to have an intimate conversation. That said, the delicious food was why we chose it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent?
    Benny
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We have visited Citrus Grillhouse several times over the course of the past few months. While it started out great....we believe that the food is not consistent in its presentation. This is something that the restaurant must be focused on or the restaurant will not remain a "favorite" of folks down the road.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner....
    Benny
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have enjoyed dinner at Citrus Grillhouse on several occasions since spring....and have always had great service and great food! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will be back
    Italygirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Adding this to our must-return list...great meal and great restaurant. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No hush puppies served here!
    Maggie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've gone to Citrus Grill 4x now and have enjoyed the experience each time, mainly because we're looking for foods that aren't the ordinary Florida fare. I love the tangerine marguriitas but depending on who makes them they can be memorable, or just taste like orange juice. The paparadella no matter how it's prepared is always good, as are the scallops. The creamy polenta is done well. The caesar salad was delicious and unique having been served a wedge of lettuce that was lightly grilled, spooned with tasty caesar dressing, with a crisp, flavorful bread "stick". Their seasoned hummus and bread basket is a nice touch to have drinks with. The chef always tries to do unique foods and we have appreciated it whenever we're in Vero.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Vero. Chef Scott never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Citrus Grill
    Beth
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    You can't go to Citrus Grill just once. It is habit forming and fantastic. Service and food are the best on the ocean...............and anywhere nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service I ever experienced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were seated very nicely outdoors and then ignored. We had to almost beg for water. The manager noticed and had a waiter inside bring us drinks on the house. A nice gesture but then our waiter continued to ignore us. When we finally got to speak to her and nicely told her we felt we were being ignored she defended her actions stating couldn't we see how busy she was? Not much else was said between us. To top it off the food was only fair. Snapper over cooked and a little dry. The salmon was a bit better. Overall- stay away. There has to be better food in Vero Beach.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Agony of Sloooow Service.
    Twodinefor
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our party of four was tortured by the worst service EVER. We all ordered from the evening specials menu yet our entrees took over an hour to arrive at the table. Our appetizer came just minutes before our meals. The waitress was attentive to tables who came in much later than we did and their meals were served promptly. We were the last table left in the restaurant at 10:30 when are coffee and desserts were finally put in front of us. Our meal took almost 2 1/2 hours and the food was average at best. The pasta with bacon was gluey and gooey. The filet was dry and the lamb portion was skimpy. We informed Citrus when we reserved that it was a special birthday occasion and reminded them while there. Nothing! They could care less.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service
    mak624
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It was our first time inside dining. They have a great pre-fixe menu, mid-week. The waitress serving us and bartending inside, made a great Manhattan. Had a nice B'day dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Small portions and pricey food but bargain wine prices. Quality of food ingredients and presentation and excellence of service are the reasons behind our 5 star rating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delicious gem
    AlisaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We've said for years that we needed to try Citrus Grillhouse. We are now kicking ourselves for not doing so sooner. The food is outstanding and the decor is outstanding BUT you aren't required to dress up. In other words,it fits Vero Beach perfectly. Even the desert was terrific. The only negative is a policy that they ask for complete orders rather than allowing you to place the first course order and consider your next course. This is for the kitchen's convenience, the customer be damned. Dessert was fantastic too. The food and overall service made up for the high strung chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.