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821 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Citrus Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30pm – 4:00pm,
Closed Sunday; Dinner Hours: Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, American
Heidi Skehan and Matt Wall
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining accommodates up to 70 people for a seated event and 90 for a cocktail reception. Audiovisual equipment is available. This space is ideal for corporate lunches, private dinners, holiday parties, private happy hour gatherings. Citrus also features a chef"s table that can accommodate up to 10 people for a private lunch or dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Heidi Skehan (407) 373-0622
Park Lake Street
Parking is available in the 801 North Orange parking garage with entrance off Park Lake Street.
A word from Citrus Restaurant
Citrus Restaurant is located in Downtown Orlando and features regionally inspired new American cuisine in a stylish and comfortable setting. The menu reflects fresh and contemporary takes on classic American dishes.
The restaurant is an original concept created by Urban Life Management Restaurant Group.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
The staff did a great job
preparing for our large party of 8. Our waiter Don was outstanding! My girlfriend and I had been there once before which was almost 2 years ago. He remembered what we had to eat the last time and the wine that she drank. This made us feel special and was impressive to our friends who were dining at Citrus for the first time. He also is very good at describing the meals and answering questions about each dish and the specialty drinks. All 8 of us were extremely satisfied with our meals. The chef is amazing and the food came out quickly. We were celebrating a Birthday and I don’t think we could have picked a better place. All 8 of us are looking forward to dining at Citrus during out next visit to Orlando."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Ideally situated in the Downtown
Orange ave area, Citrus is good for a business lunch meeting. Not too loud. All of the patrons appeared to be Professioanl types. Service was good, prices are a liitle excessive for what you get."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We have dined here before and it
has always been really great. This time my steak was overcooked. Our waiter did not check back with us for a while - but he was tied up with a large party. I sent it back, and it was a very long wait for a replacement. The second steak was great, and the manager removed it from the bill. Everything else was great - the salad with rose petal dressing was amazing. One of the best salads I have ever eaten. The sides served with the steak were very good as well. The wine list is a bit pricey, but they have some really great wines."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Our server was in a rush the
entire time. He did not make any conversation with us except the basic questions of, "what would you like to drink," etc....I actually felt like he did not like us. I spilt my drink all over the table and when I told him I had a little accident with the drink, instead of asking if everything was ok and helping me clean it, he just said, "that's okay" and left! Also, I ordered a cappuccino and never got it, but it was on the bill. The food was fine, but when you feel like you are being rushed and the server hardly smiles at you or makes conversation with you, it's just not a fun dining experience. Just not the type of service I would except at this price point and I don't think we will be back for a while."
Dined on 2/27/2014
Wait staff were a bit
overextended. We had to ask for bread three times. They were both friendly and professional, however. Food was excellent."
Dined on 2/26/2014
I Made A Last Minute Reservation,
But When We Arrived They Did Not Have A Table For Us. They Pulled A Couple Of Patio Tables Together OutSide, Which Was Their Smoking Section. This Was A Bad Reflection On The Open Table Service. Why use Open Table If The Restaurant Can't Seat You."
Dined on 2/26/2014
The food was very good. Waiter was
excellent. I would certainly recommend this place."
Dined on 2/25/2014
Nice ambience, good food and
service. Appreciate the quality and their efforts to give you a nice dining experience."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Been going here for years and eat
out all the time, but it's not what it used to be, and I think I'll give it many more months before returning. Caesar salad was good. Ginger blossom iced tea was good. Avoid the overpriced, fatty ribeye. Half of it was grizzle and fat, and the temperature arrived medium rare, when I'd ordered medium well. Restaurant was busy, but, allowing for that, service was slow. Seems management and the menu have changed in the last year,"
Dined on 2/19/2014
Our dinner consisted of a shared
salad that was fresh and excellent. The main course selection was the Filet Mignon and it was possibly the best steak we have ever had! The service was good and we were in and out in time to make our theatre seating nearby in plenty of time. This was a great find!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
The restaurant had a very nice
appearance and the hostess were very friendly. However when it came to the menu they didn't have a large selection to pick from and the server was not very attentive. She arrived a while after we were seated and didn't make any reference to why it took her so long to come over, also she wasn't very engaging/informative and just kind of wanted to take the order and get it over with."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Good restaurant, good service.
Hardly stellar, for lunch. We will try it again, for dinner."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Had heard of a lot of business
lunches at this establishment and tried it for dinner. Not impressed. For price, there are many other options. Won't be going back for dinner."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Great evening! The restaurant
accommodated a last minute change in our arrival time without any issue. They fulfilled the request to be seated at a window. They were great on inquiring about and accommodating a food allergy. Don, one of our servers, was great and checked in repeatedly to ensure we were taken care of and everything was satisfactory."
Dined on 2/7/2014
The Citrus Restaurant was the
perfect location for dinner before going to the Bob Carr for a performance. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We had the Winter Garden Flatbread to start with and it was fantastic. I had the Atlantic Salmon which was a very healthy portion, but not too big. They were very accommodating when I wanted to switch my vegetable from okra to broccolini. Not a big okra fan. Loved that the parking in the garage was free. It was very easy to access and then to leave it was so close to Bob Carr that it was a breeze getting there."
Dined on 2/1/2014
The food was very good and the
service was stellar. The server went out of his way to ensure that everyone was happy with their order. The fried green tomato appetizer was excellent."
Dined on 2/1/2014
In searching on Open Table for
cool spots in the Downtown Orlando area I came across Citrus, which I had also passed many times while in the area. A friend had also wanted to try it out but saw it as more of a "date place" than one where two buddies could grab a beer- he was right. While it was too chilly to dine al fresco, the ambiance inside was great. Many fish options on the menu, which I appreciated; this was the first time I tried trout and the pecan crusted filet was pretty tasty. My dining companion ordered the Fillet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly; the server indicated that the kitchen staff had been cooking for 15 years, so they know how to cook meat and he was right!"
Dined on 1/31/2014
This was our third time eating at
this restaurant. Normally the food is fantastic. On this night I had a farmer's green salad and the fresh Mahi with potatoes au gratin. The fish was perfect with a wonderful sauce but the potatoes lacked cheese and had too much pepper which actually made them black between the layers. I got a side order of the jalapeño cheese grits that were delicious and really made the meal. My wife ordered the steak filet medium well. They butterflied it making it thinner and then charred the outside a little too much. The meal was good but not awesome like it usually is. We ordered a brownie with ice cream to share. It came hot swimming in chocolate syrup with a tiny scoop of ice cream."
Dined on 1/28/2014
We had a wonderful time for our
first visit. Food is farm to table and you can taste the difference it makes. We will be back."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Overall good experience. Our
server was very attentive and knowledgeable about wine and made good suggestions."
Dined on 1/18/2014
I have eaten at Citrus enough to
know I won't go back for awhile. It isn't spectacular anymore. It used to impress me and now my last few visits combined have left a negative impression. There always seems to be something slightly off with the experience on each visit. From the ribeye steak that didn't texturally taste like one to the overpriced drink that I had to give instructions to the bartender on how to make, it just isn't worth it to go back especially with its location. I should say there is never a major issue, just not a flawless evening."
Dined on 10/4/2013
My wife and I really enjoyed our
meal. The food was truly great and the service was top notch, every single person we dealt with was exemplarily and cared about our experience. Go to this restaurant you will not be disappointed. Having restaurants like this in Orlando make living here more enjoyable. p.s. We are not huge dessert people, but make sure you get the bourbon bread pudding, dang it was good."
Dined on 1/3/2014
Had a wonderful late New Years Eve
dinner at Citrus. Everything was excellent, service and food. Appetizers were great, particularly the lamb ribs. Entrees were perfect as well. Highly recommend Tuna entree. I am from out of town but if I ever find myself in Orlando I will make sure to visit again!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
I went here on New Years Eve, so
I'm sure it was busier than usual, but we were sat promptly and had a great experience. The food was not only visually appealing, but also very delicious (It was well-seasoned and the portions were large enough to fill you up)! I haven't had the opportunity to dine out in Orlando very often, but there was certainly no shortage of choices. Fortunately, I think that this was a great venue and would certainly return next time I'm in downtown Orlando."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I wanted to take my wife to a
restaurant we've never tried before for her birthday so I researched online for a fabulous place. I came across Citrus and read the reviews so I decided to give it a try which I'm very thankful we did. Everything about this place was astounding!!"
Dined on 12/21/2013
I take groups here for working
lunches. Everyone loves the food. My favorites are the sliders, black bean soup, Mahi Mahi sandwich & orange blossom tea. Service was slower this time. Fortunately, we had business to handle."
Dined on 12/20/2013
The message left on the Open Table
site was not transferred to our server. We had theatre tickets, and when making the dinner reservation, I put this in the message portion. After taking the drink order, the waiter left us, and we had to call him back after a wait. The message left did not accompany the reservation as no note was made in the Citrus reservation."
Dined on 12/19/2013
We had been to Citrus a few times
in the past and enjoyed our experiences. We had out of town guests visiting and wanted to have a nice dinner. Service started out quite slow. We sat for about 20 minutes before anyone came by to take our drink orders. To the restaurant's credit, they did comp dessert due to the slow initial greeting. Service was OK for the remainder of the meal. Food was mediocre. The gnocchi with brisket was overpowered by garlic - no other flavors were recognizable. I had the shrimp and grits - shrimp were tender and tasty but the grits were pasty. Another guest had the stuffed pork chop which she enjoyed. The comped dessert was the signature orange cake - it would have been good but it was ice cold."
Dined on 12/13/2013
choice of inside or outside. A
little noisey, but it was early Friday night. We shared the mussels (to kill for) and the crabcake(delicious)."
Dined on 12/5/2013
Went after a matinee at Bob Carr
with a group of 8. Sat in bar area because they could not fit us in dinning room. Wait staff and hostess were great, friendly and knowledgable. Service was excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food red fish was outstanding . Salads where good but I found them too large, should have split like some of our party. Desserts looked good but none of our party had room."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Food was great, The crabcake is
truly amazing. Server was Tito, and he was amazing!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
We ordered items on the specials
list and they were fantastic. The food came out quickly and still warm. The service was friendly, but not too intrusive. It was definitely an enjoyable lunch experience."
Dined on 11/18/2013
Whenever my wife and I decide to
go to Citrus we always walk away with nothing but compliments. The food is creative and fun, atmosphere is energetic but not obnoxious and service is attentive. you will not be disappointed."
Dined on 10/12/2013
It is always a special evening,
great menu, great food. Thanks"
Dined on 11/16/2013
I consider myself a foodie and
haven't been very lucky lately in Orlando finding a meal that I truly enjoyed. Thankfully I found Citrus. What a great meal. All 3 of us ordered a steak entree and all were prepared PERFECTLY. The whole Mel was delicious. Definitely will return. If I had one little criticism it would be that the wine list could be improved."
Dined on 11/9/2013
The food was amazing, the portions
are large, so you may want to forgo the salad and just start with an appetizer. The service was excellent and the waiter Josh was very helpful. The prices are on the high side, but well worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Four friends and I decided to try
this restaurant before an event at the Bob Carr. We had a 6 pm dinner reservation and were in and out in little over an hour, with plenty of time to get to the Bob Carr. Service was good and my Ribeye was excellent. I would certainly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Needed a getaway in Orlando for
the night and found Citrus for dinner time. Great decision! The food was excellent, amazing service, and overall great atmosphere. Would def visit again."
Dined on 11/4/2013
This is a very contemporary
restaurant with yummy food. The carpaccio is the best ever! The farmer's salad is ultra fresh and the pork chop is humongous and delicious."
Dined on 11/2/2013
The food and wine were good as
well as the ambience/decor, but the fish definitely needed more veggies. Not the best for fitties."
Dined on 11/1/2013
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