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Citrus Grillhouse
Citrus Grillhouse

Citrus Grillhouse Details

  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "I continue to be impressed by the perfection of blend of flavors and the quality of the food presented; clean taste and absolute freshness."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner as always. Christopher our waiter was excellent"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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)."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food, service and location make this a fantastic place to dine. Wait staff is exceptional. EVERYONE is friendly and very attentive."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Adding this to our must-return list...great meal and great restaurant. Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Vero. Chef Scott never disappoints!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love this place! Knowledgeable servers and delicious food!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful location for outside dining with view of the ocean. The service was terrific. We enjoyed a tasty burger and truffle fries! Overall excellent experience. I've been here before and will return."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The meal that both I and my wife had was very good. I had a filet steak and it was one of the best I have ever had. Cooked just right and the service was outstanding. We will go back. Had dinner on the Veranda and the view was also very nice. We both really enjoyed the experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Incredible view and outstanding food! Great place for lunch"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We dined here on Tuesday, 5/27. We were seated outside (our request) with a fabulous view of the ocean. I had the Pappardelle pasta dish with shrimp and it was incredible! Another person in our party had the grilled lemon chicken and theirs was wonderful as well. This is a wonderful restaurant with an incredible view of the water if you are able to sit outside. I would highly recommend it! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I had the pappardelle with Shrimp at the waiters recommendation. It was good but nothing special. My husband had the scallops with corn 3 ways and they are buttery & seared to perfection. Definitely recommend this dish. We also had a variety of the Mini-bites for dessert. All were great but the Chocolate/Carmel/Sea salt was the best!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Citris Grillhouse was highly recommended by friends. We arrived as a party of four, seated outside with a stunning view of the Atlantic. We ordered lamb, hamburger, salmon and the special New York strip steak. The lamb was ordered as rare, medium rare; arrived well done. Steak ordered as medium, medium well (pink center; arrived well done. Steak returned unchanged, cut open and told it was medium, I just ate it. The lamb took much longer to return, arrived well done! I have to assume the kitchen was swamped. Service was outstanding, Amber was attentive and friendly during our meal. We will give Citrus Grillhouse another chance. The staff was very attentive during our dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "And excellent food/evening as always. Will be back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the setting perfect and the service was also very good. We wil return"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We picked Citrus Grillhouse as a fun place to celebrate a friend's birthday. We chose it because it is on the beach and there was to be a nearly full moon that night. We were lucky to get a table for six on the veranda (no reservations taken for veranda tables) and the moon rose at 7:45 PM just as we were beginning the main course. It was lovely. It is also turtle season so the restaurant was required to turn off the lights on the veranda at sunset. They brought lots of candles. The ambiance was lovely, the food much better than we have had in the past and the wait staff was most accommodating and pleasant. We will go back."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Paid $12 for a caprese salad, still hungry and I am a girl, not big eater. You are paying for the view. Service was quick and good. Lunch selection is about 3 salad items, and 2 sandwiches and hot dog, not much to choose from."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great place to sit outside while enjoying a glass of wine or one of their specialty drinks. We enjoyed their seafood dishes."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. We left full but not overly so. Great meal. Great wait staff. We will come back again. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Our food was very good, perfect portions. Sitting outside right on the water does not get better!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Have been there 4 times now and 3 times it was outstanding, one time only OK. A bit pricey, however. Still my "go to" place in Vero."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant ever, anywhere. Citrus has a beautiful dining room, a great menu, outstanding food quality and a great staff. It is also oceanfront. Our favorites are the Citrus Crab salad appetizer, the Truffle Butter Fries, the Papperdelle with Rock Shrimp and all the desserts!! They also have a very nice Prosecco for $30. If you have never been, make a reservation today. You will thank me. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Citrus Grill is right on the beach and is the best located restaurant in its caliber in Vero Beach. The food and service and good. The menu doesn't change a whole lot but the selections are tasty. If you sit inside, bring a sweater. We like to sit out because you are right there with the soft sea air and sound of the surf. Outside seating is first come, first served so arrive a little before your reservation time and have a drink at the bar outside."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
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