Always good to have the French
Always good to have the French cooking in your hood, although we wish this chef was a wee bit better, though he has his moments...the specials, the seafood fricasee, the steaks......
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had wanted to go here for a while, and now wish I had. A wonderful little spot that I will visit often. Ambience delightful, service just right, and fantastic food and wine. I will be back, often!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite date night spots. The owner/operator treats us like family, the waitstaff is as professional as any you will find in the city. A true brassier with excellent food that never disappoints.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good cozy UWS French ...
We went there two times, one week apart, first with a bunch of folks and later as a couple alone. It was good and the service is professional. The welcome at the front desk is fine but not definitely not a warm greeting. It's a casual place with a definite "French" attitude. The food is very good - we had all the solid basics... steak frites, beef short ribs, the fish specials, onion soup, several different salads, several different desserts. We really liked that nothing was over salted including the soup and meat dishes. The menu has something for everyone and everything we had was enjoyable. We will be back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place !
Saw this as a newbie on Open Table and work on the UWS so it worked...not only was it a great French Bistro atmosphere but the food was terrific and the service by Jessica was amazing...no rushing us...listened to us and we are sooooo going back if we can sit in her section!!! Thanks Jess!!! From the three ladies in the center booth!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there the other night. The wait staff couldn't been nicer and more helpful. The food was great. We had mussels which are really good served in an authentic french mussel pot. Only hard part of it is if you are handicapped the ramp was a bit steep. Other than that it was a perfect evening and restaurant.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is why French bistros
This is why French bistros will always be popular. Good value, tasty food, pleasant efficient service.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great traditional french bistro
My husband and I had a great experience at Bistro Citron. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. It was a rare night out for us and we would definitely go back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good French Bistro on the UWS!
So happy to find a good, friendly, comfortable French Bistro on the UWS. The menu is excellent and extensive for a Bistro, there were so many things on the menu we wanted to try! The price is reasonable, the service attentive and friendly, the food very good. We will make this a regular neighborhood restaurant. I recommend it highly.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice Bistro find on the UWS
We enjoyed this place very much. The menu, while traditional bistro style, is longer than many competitors and includes daily specials as well as a raw bar and prix fixe - so repeat visits are warranted. Our waitress and hosts were very helpful and the crowd at an early 6:30 sitting was quiet enough for normal conversation. I was slightly disappointed in the brevity of the wine list however our waitress steered us to a delicious off the list Minervois that was perfect with our dinner selections. The short ribs braised over an excellent, rich mushroom risotto were excellent. The carre d'agneau was even better and came with a wonderful ratatouille presented just like we remember from trips to Provence. Highly recommended.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
very gracious service
Everything about our evening at Citron was very very good and we were impressed by the very gracious service - particularly the fact that when we requested it, the music was turn off in the area we were sitting - that is rare and so very appreciated since we were with a group of 7 and including 2 elderly people who were able to take part in the conversation thanks to no music!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
French food with a friendly flair
We had a very nice dinner at Bistro Citron. Our waitress bumped up our meal experience with her friendly (not over friendly) attention to our meal preferences.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food I've tasted!
Me and my family ate hear on the first night of our trip to New York and it was just what we needed. The service,food and setting was perfect and even though we were in New York we could have easily imagined it to be Paris.
I would strongly recommend anyone visiting New York to eat here if you like good quality French Food.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Moule Monday is always great.
Moule Monday is always great. The mussels are excellent and it is a good value.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
I hosted a luncheon for 13
I hosted a luncheon for 13 people here and had a fantastic experience - we were treated incredibly well and the servers could not have been nicer or more attentive. I highly recommend it for special occasions!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my Mom out for dinner, and she described it as "fainting" - which means fabulous! Dinner was absolutely delicious, and my favorite server took care of us. It's just the perfect French Bistro, with reasonable pricing for GREAT food (and huge portions too).
Everyone I've taken to dinner here has raved about it, as I knew they would.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is charming, the staff was friendly. My husband and I started at the bar for a cocktail where we met a local woman who was very friendly and quite familiar with the establishment and proceeded to say how great the food was. We were able to pick our table which was located in the bar area looking outside and fortunately the partition was opened which gave us the ambience of both indoors and out. I ordered the escargot and the monkfish for my entree; my husband ordered the french onion soup and Hanger steak. We enjoyed it immensely, everything had flavor and was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys fine dining. We will be back!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eating in Manhattan can be rough with all the restaurant choices available. But If you want a nice, cozy and well priced neighborhood place, this is it! We realized in the middle of our conversation during dinner that we could hear ourselves. No wanna he's hanging out waiting to be seen. Just a relaxing, tasty meal with a really nice authentic French server! If you live on the upper west side, this is a good find for French food!
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was going to public theater in the area and had never been. Great find - great food - great service - couldn't have been better!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good, but higher prices.
Prices seem to be rising here faster than most restaurants and they are leaving things out of their key dishes, like no toasted baguette with mussels.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and manager were all
Food and manager were all terrific.. Service at the table was on the poor side.. Once waitress took our order -- really didn't do much...
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very well prepared, French bistro menu. We loved everything we had. Service is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Has a lovey informal neighborhood vibe, with noise level low enough to make conversation possible.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Dinner with Friends
Citron is our favorite neighborhood restaurant for a relatively inexpensive meal. The food is always good, sometimes very, very, good, the service is friendly and the crowd is a warm West Side group. Everyone seems at home. As a rule, it's quiet enough to have a good conversation. We went at 7:30 PM last Friday night and the place was filled with a large and happy crowd of people. A good time was had by all.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will accommodate vegans
My friend and I are both vegans. We went because I had a gift card. French food typically is not vegan friendly, however, the owner and staff said they would accommodate us and they certainly did. They made a veggie plate that was very good. Their soup of the day, we were told, is usually vegan. We had a hearty white bean and kale soup that was delicious.
We were pleased with our dinner. I only wish they would add vegan dishes to the menu rather than making them on request. As a vegan, if I looked at the menu, I would not want to eat there because every item had some animal ingredient. But it was nice to know that they welcomed us.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This neighborhood restaurant is spot on. One is welcomed by the friendly staff even before being seated at a table or a booth. The food choices are well suited to a french bistro with daily specials which reflect well loved dishes.
It is frequented by many regulars, all of whom obviously enjoy the atmosphere and food.
Prices are very reasonable.
All in all, a great chocie for diners on Upper West Side of Manhattan.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were 14 family members (plus an infant). The restaurant was welcoming and gracious. The food was excellently prepared. The waitstaff was professional and efficient. All of us had a very positive experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent French food
We entertained out-of-towners and had a lovely meal.
Service & ambience was wonderful' we will definitely
Stephie & Ron Stern
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food upper west side
Bistro citron serves excellent lamb and sea food with specials seven days a week. Good service, friendly and helpful wait staff in a moderately priced restaurant. We ate at 7 pm and the noise level was quiet - by the time we left, more tables were occupied and level was moderate.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I cannot think of any recent dining experiences in Manhattan that have so utterly and completely delectable. What's more is this was the same experience for every diner in our group of 4 who each had a different appetizer, entree and dessert. The famed decadence of the French cuisine was certainly presented in our dishes and by a friendly, attentive staff. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a love for rich, delicious food.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfy French Bistro
Relaxed and dependable. Not too crowded for brunch!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy to have found it
Especially happy to have found an Upper West Side restaurant that takes Sunday brunch reservations! It made all the difference. We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Food was delicious with one exception: the side dish of homestyle potatoes was too strongly flavored and didn't mesh with the eggs over smoked salmon, at least, not to my liking. The french toast was outstanding, and the pan bagnat was also delicious. Will definitely recommend
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding French Fare
Recommend the mussels! And the lamb shank. Service was very attentive and friendly unlike many other French restaurants in NYC where haughty is the staff attitude.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM