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Citrus Grillhouse
Citrus Grillhouse

Citrus Grillhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citrusgrillhouse.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "On a long trip back home to north florida from Miami we found this very nice restaurant right on the beach. Lunch was absolutely delicious and would love to stop by for dinner if ever passing by again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Overall my wife and I had a very good meal. The atmosphere was very nice / hip. Personally I thought the portions were a little on the small side, and I'm not a big eater. Prices were a little on the high side, but you are looking over the Atlantic Ocean, which was a very nice view."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Ate lunch on outside deck in prior visit with great food and wonderful view. Last visit three of us had dinner inside and it was very noisy. The surfaces are all hard--woods etc. There is nothing to absorb the sound bouncing around. Our e waiter, Tony, was outstanding, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. We had lamb, salmon, and steak. Eating out on the porch was, however, much more enjoyable. You can not get reservations for the porch though and since it was still in season I wanted to be assured of a seating so I reserved inside."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is a great spot! I have eaten here in '13 & '14 and the food and service has been the same, spectacular."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Started out with drinks at the outdoor bar which were very good and the had an excellent dinner. Will go back again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food is fantastic! The servers personable and very knowledgable. Love the unlimited bottle of fizzy water for 2.50 which was refilled all night. However, the noise and loudness is insane. If you've had houseguests for several days and are talked out...go here for your last night together! You won't be able to carry on a conversation without screaming! The other great things make up for this!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was the best we've had in ages. The runner knew who got what and which side to serve from. The food was very interesting and well done. just one entre was more like an appetizer in portion size."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Zaach was client focused. The food met our expectations. We were 2 couples who have not met for 10 years. Vero Beach also has its character we love."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went to dinner on a Sunday night. Weather was beautiful and restaurant could not have been better. Our waitress, Amber, was great. Food was very good and view was priceless."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Who needs cheeseburgers when you can get a lovely open-faced smoked salmon, with a schmeer of cream cheese, on multi-grain bread sandwich. Attentive/not obnoxious service, too. So glad Mother Nature gave us a day for sitting on the veranda because that is where you want to be at Citrus."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Citrus Grill was the high point of our dining out in Vero Beach on a recent trip. We had many great meals while in Vero but this was certainly the best. The menu is varied with many interesting choices as well as some faithful standby entres, all fresh and excellently prepared. The white truffle risotto was one of the best I have ever tasted. The beet and goat cheese salad and the scallop entre were also very good. They also had an excellent array of specialty drinks and the dessert we had included a trio of scrumptious treats which was a perfect end to a great meal. Would definitely recommend Citrus Grill and look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Citrus Grillhouse. My husband loved the crab cakes--no filler, all crab meat. My scallops were excellent. For dessert, we did a sampler that includes three small desserts. It was really great."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We met friends there for a first time visit (they are very discriminating diners!). The ambience and welcoming staff were exceptional. Anthony, our server, explained each dish in detail...we were not disappointed! Worthy of any Gourmet magazine positive review. Our friends were very impressed with this gem and as Floridians will definitely return. We each ordered different appetizers and main dishes, all were amazing. Will come back next year, more that once!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had theater arrangements for the evening. Therefore, we did not want a large meal. We each opted for one of the 3 course specials. The salads and entrees were delicious. The dessert a perfect size for "non-dessert eaters." There was a nice crowd; everyone seemed happy. We had plenty of time to make our theater date."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "There were many things we enjoyed about eating at Citrus Grill. The fried kale and truffle fries were both very special. The scallops were generous in size and very well prepared. The pork belly appetizer was great but the pork belly entrée was just fair. The squid was unable. The deserts were delicious but minuscule. The real deal breaker for me us the noise level. It was the loudest restaurant I can remember going to. I would only recommend eating her if you can get a table outside."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed a phenomenally good meal here to close out our mini-vacation in Vero Beach. The menu featured deliciously creative preparations of the best foods Florida has to offer. The wine list was varied, with ample choices for the diner looking to spend >$100 per bottle and the diner looking to spend <$40 per bottle. We found the waiter a little overbearing -- a little heavy on his praise of Scott Varricchio and on the ins and outs of each special and why we should contemplate ordering each (while 2 of us sat just wanting to order drinks) for our liking. Make no mistake though: if you're in Vero, you're sure to have a great meal here."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent service combined with good food and beautiful setting make for a winner ."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Delightful lunch outside overlooking the ocean. Wine was delicious and reasonable and the Mahi sandwiches were fresh and flavorful!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is usually an interesting place to eat. The only way I would go back is if I was guaranteed to be able to sit outside. It is romantic outside and far less noisy. I requested this but was sat inside. My girlfriend and I were greeted by three different servers and then our actual server arrived. He proved to be a capable server. He was not extremely attentive, but it was very busy. I would not recommend this place unless you can sit outside, or if you want to enjoy some drinks at the bar. It does have a nice bar scene, especially outside."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is prepared with great care and knowledge. Service is wonderful, and wait staff is well versed on the foods and flavors as well as wine pairings. Noise levels are high in full service times and would be hard for hearing impaired people, or with large groups."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Citrus gets better all the time. Now in its fourth year: better than ever!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The tuna salad, tuna sandwich and smoked salmon were light and refreshing dishes. The location on the beach was lovely. The staff is courteous and efficient. A special place to take visitors."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The printed lunch menu is short, but when we visited there were several specials available. Food was very good, including desert. Unfortunately, you can only make reservations for indoor seating area."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Citrus Grillhouse is one of our favorites, consistently good food and service!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Chef went all out for Valentine's Day and it paid off. Specials were extra special and even though it was busy there was no rush to finish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I both ordered the Mahi Mahi sandwich (from a limited menu) and it was excellent. For sides, we upgraded from chips to a mesclun salad and French fries that we shared. Also excellent. The weather was really chilly (by Vero standards) so we ate inside. A few hearty souls ate outside for the ocean view. Unfortunately, the door used to service these folks caused a cold draft upon opening. We were seated right by the door and quickly moved ourselves to a table further from the door with no difficulty. This restaurant is at its best when you can eat outside. The inside is lovely but tends to be noisy. But on a nice day, its really hard to beat the ocean view, the fish sandwich, and one of their tiny desserts."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great meal and very good service on Valentine's Day 2014. I highly recommend the scallops."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were looking forward to dining at Citrus Grillhouse. The noise level was not conducive to pleasant conversation. The salmon was too dry and the pork chop was too greasy. The service was very good. But, it was impossible to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is excellent however the noise level is extremely high and I would not recommend it for anyone who has hearing difficulties."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The service and cordiality of staff was overwhelmingly warm and efficient. The view (right on the beach) is amazing. Thesound level was perfect...it was basically the noise of the waves and not much else. But the food was very, very disappointing. Grocery store hamburger buns and bagged potato chips. Weak iced tea. Not much more than fast food, if that. We were lunching with friends from up north, so the scenery helped. However, I was embarrassed by the terrible food...not at all what is advertised on the Open Table site as the lunch menu. Would we go there again? Yes, for the view and a drink. No for the food!!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Never disappoints -- offer some good red wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Always fresh flavors -- one of our favorites when we are in Vero Beach"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "So many tempting choices on the menu, it was difficult to decide. Each of the four people in our party was extremely pleased with their entrees. We had grouper, lamb, duck, and snapper. The mini bites for dessert were wonderful and just enough to satisfy. This was our second time and it won't be our last. Service was attentive without being intrusive. From the moment we arrived all staff seemed dedicated to our enjoyment of the evening."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at Citrus and we thought it was fabulous. We had cocktails, some superb wine, and split several courses between my wife and myself. The wait staff was knowledgeable and informed. It's a bit noisy, but the food quality was very high. We dined during cool weather, so I can't speak to eating outside, but we'd definitely recommend this to anyone in the ocean side of Vero Beach."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We loved the creative menu, the prompt and attentive service, the beautiful ocean setting, the elegant dining area, and the remarkable tangerine margarita!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Citrus Grill was by far the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to. Everything else was excellent but we had to yell at one another to carry on a conversation. I took my friends there for a Birthday get together.....disaster."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Right on the beach. Fantastic ambiance with the ocean surf crashing nearby (if you sit on the veranda). Go on a moon-lit night! Food is excellent as was the service. Quite a good wine list."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Never disappointed! Always delicious, creative cuisine with excellent, friendly service."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service, made our booking for inside but with a few minutes wait, were able to sit outside. Good choice, for inside was much colder and louder than outside. Celebrating a birthday, the dessert (a tasting of three "bites" - perfecto) was comped. A nice ending to a great evening."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "While the food in general was really good, the lobster mac and cheese (with a hint of citrus) was superb. Our group consisted of 6 people (including two children). Even on one of the busiest nights of the year, service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I went for lunch and was disappointed to find the menu consisted of about 3 salads and a half dozen sandwich items, none of the 3 course price fix items listed on the open table menu. I ordered a hamburger after verifying that it could be cooked medium rare only to find the patty so thin, it was impossible to cook it medium rare. I spent $12 on a thin burger and left the place hungry."
    Dined on 12/27/2013