The experience began on a
The experience began on a somewhat negative note. It was quite noisy and our table rocked on the uneven flooring. The young lady who waited on us noticed that I was rocking the table and attempted to fix it. Not having any success, she brought a well dressed young man over who was able to remove the problem. From that point on, the experience improved. The wait staff was quite good and the food was excellant. The noise level made conversation more difficult than necessary, but we eventually engaged the couple at the next table and found them delightful. The bill was a bit higher than we could afford on a regular basis, but the Grillhouse will certainly be at the top of the list for very special occasions.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good as
The food was very good as was the service. The view of the ocean doesn't hurt either.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice but limited lunch
Very nice but limited lunch menu. Eating on the veranda was fabulous......super view.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner with
We had a lovely dinner with great wine and service
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, never boring and
Great food, never boring and routine. I would return again as I did this year.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, not so great service
We had a lovely meal and eat at the Critus Grill everytime we are in Vero Beach. The food was fantastic, fresh and just the right amount. I had the lamb and my husband had the chicken...it is pricey but in the end you pay for value. The service on the other hand was lacking. We sat for 15 min. After the table was bussed and then had to catch the eye if our waiter in order to get the bill! We decided at that point not to get dessert because who knew when we would get out of there! We arrived early so the restaurant was just beginning to fill by the time we left. We even noticed our waiter chatting with other staff as we sat....his inattentiveness left us a bit disappointed.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. A wonderful experience.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful fresh ingredients!
Wonderful fresh ingredients! The very best of clean food located right by the ocean.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Citrus Grille sets Vero's standard
Terrific place in Vero Beach. Friendly, courteous service, great menu and drinks, fabulous sea side dining. A place to come back to again and again.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat on the veranda, overlooking
Sat on the veranda, overlooking the surf, beautiful day, great lunch.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a treat for the regular restaurant goer. The staff made the trip exception. They were attentive. The quarters are a little close but its open air and a great outside bar scene overlooking the breaking waves. The food was B+ which is good if the pricing were more reasonable but its a shore town restaurant and a place for regulars so the ambiance its what you pay for
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good one appetizer
Food was very good one appetizer a special was exceptional. Good selections of wines and draft beers.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this restaurant on Open
Found this restaurant on Open Table as I was not knowledgeable of the area restaurants. It was a great find and restaurant and can't wait to go back. Everything was amazing on the menu and we were able to bring our own wine for a small corkage fee. In the end they took the fee off the bill. Wes our waiter was so professional yet had fun with us during service. Take a drive on the weekend have lunch by the beach then stroll by shops and the beach.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect night for mother & daughter
I wanted my daughter to have a reminder of her home town, where we use to play at the beach. Sitting on the terrace having a wonderful meal was so special. Each different thing we tried (we shared some of everything) was amazing and our waiter was so very helpful and really knew not only the menu but how things were made and with what ingredients.
A very special night with a very special daughter at a very special restaurant! Thank you!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great service. They offered to let us try several wines before we each decided. The grilled salad was fantastic and my pappardelle pasta was surprisingly delicious. My husband's steak was a little disappointing. The key lime pie was one of the best I've eaten. Overall a great experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flavors and ingredients for all the appetizer salads are outstanding. The heirloom tomato and haricots verts is a special favorite of mine. We always stop here when we are in Vero and are never disappointed
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place. Just needs
Very nice place. Just needs professional waitstaff.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Justin, our waitor, was excellent,
Justin, our waitor, was excellent, familiar with the menu, fabulous wine recommendation. My scallops were too salty but a superb evening overall. We have a seasonal home in Vero Beach and love the Citrus Grill!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What? No gluten and lactose free?
no gluten free options on menu, At this point in time gluten free bread should be available as well as options on menu.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here like 12 times at least, maybe more. We always make a reservation days in a dance, and we always request a window table, and we always reserve for 5 PM when the place is empty and quiet and service is best. Despite all this, 2 or 3 times, the hostess has tried to seat us at tiny little tables that are frankly awful. This happened on Sunday, and I had to say "no, I want to sit THERE." The hostess said we could not sit by the window, because it was taken "by a special request". So, we sat one table from the window. Needless to say, no one ever sat at the window table for the next 90 minutes.
Service was great, food was great.
This is the 3rd time the hostess has been rude.
Was it because I was wearing a T shirt?
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food as always!
Once again the Citrus Grill served us 2 delicious meals and an excellent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. A present for my wife's birthday had been delivered earlier that day, and it was presented by the manager just at the right moment. The soft shell crab, the fire roasted squid, and the scallops were all wonderful, and the heirloom tomato and mozzarella with basil pesto was one of the best I have tasted outside Italy.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a fantastic restaraunt,
This is a fantastic restaraunt, right on the ocean, with tables outside and several inside that overlook the beach. The prices are what you'd expect for an upmarket restaraunt in a vacation town, but they also offer an Early Bird Prix Fixe menu consisting of a salad and main course for 17$ or add dessert for 20$ (with an additional discount in summer since it's the off-season!). Everything we ordered was fantastic, but you MUST try the French Fries with Truffle Butter- unbeleivable! There is even a kid's menu. We will definitely return.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a wonderful experience,
It was a wonderful experience, the service was delightful, friendly. The food exquisite!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two of us had steak and polenta
Two of us had steak and polenta that was delicious! One guest had chicken that was dry and too plain--served with cold potatoes and cold greens. Service has improved since we were last there. We sat outside and had a rainstorm while sitting there but were kept dry by the screens. Have been there before when service was slow, but the food has always been good.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
3 words, truffle butter fries
great location, right on the water. nice patio with lots of shade and breeze. had the mahi sandwich, a nice grilled piece of fish. it came with the decadent fries, a must have! wife had a special...open faced smoked salmon, very crisp and light. would go again
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impecable Service, Foodie Fun
Relaxed gorgeous sea-side and modern- complex foodie dining experience but unpretentious and authentic. Good in every way you'd want. New favorite spot in Vero Beach.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Citrus Grillhouse a Great Place
The evening specials were great the view spectacular and the waiter was most helpful. Would highly recommend dinning at the Citrus Grillhouse and bringing the ocean into your dinning experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tony Saved My Life!
Just after our entrees were served, I choked on a piece of steak and could not breathe. My tablemate tried unsuccessfully to perform the Heimlich maneuver and I literally thought I was going to die. Out of nowhere came a waiter named Tony who did the Heimlich maneuver successfully and dislodged the piece of steak so I could breathe. I am forever grateful to Tony and the Citrus Grillhouse staff for their prompt response and concern. To boot, they "comped" our dinners -- there were four of us -- which was a wonderfully generous gesture. Not only does Citrus have great food and a fabulous staff, they save lives there too! I just want to shout out to the Citrus Grillhouse and send them a HUGE thank you!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
solid and consistent
have been multiple times and always happy . snapper was excellent shrimp risotto was tasty
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Small Menu
We had lunch at the Citrus Grill. It was very good food and the scene was outstanding. It sits right on the ocean. Beautiful view. The menu only had 5 items, but two of the items we ate were delicious. Better to have a smaller menu and be good than a big menu and be average.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are locals and had been looking for a new place to try! This was a great surprise! The food was superb and our server was excellent! A beautiful ocean view topped off the experience. We will come back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, this restaurant did not fail expectations. We had early reservations and were seated immediately! Service was very good and very helpful explaining dishes to out of town guests. Food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented! Will most definitely return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
You don't want to miss this
You don't want to miss this gem of a restaurant! Incredible food, fantastic service, gorgeous views.......the perfect combination of upscale dining with a relaxed ambience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The loudly best!
All of our friends and l love Citrus- best food in town; however, the music is way Too loud. The acoustical design of the room is poor. It's obvious the owners are aware, because there are sound reducing tiles on the ceiling.
The music is used to cover up the typical noise, but its even worse.
The speakers are located above the tables. Not a good idea. There is a lovely romantic table located in the corner, but with a speaker above it , it's not very enjoyable.
I have lived in Vero for over 25 years and my network of friends agree - "great food, but restaurants TOO loud. Turn the music off!, please.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant had a glitch in
Restaurant had a glitch in their computer system and service was reportedly slower than normal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent our anniversary at Citrus and it could not have been more perfect. The ambiance of Citrus in the evening is wonderful. The sound of the ocean, the palm trees swaying and the ocean breeze accompanied the amazing taste of the food with perfection. We were greeted with a champagne toast as well as an after dinner drink and desert with their compliments in celebration of our anniversary. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The food is amazing, I especially enjoy the pappadelli with rock shrimp although we have sampled quite a few items on the menu and always enjoy. You have a choice of half or full portions which is very nice option if you just want to have some drinks, appetizers and enjoy the view. One of our favorite places!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive and curtious staff. Food was amazing. Not a lot of selection, but very good choices and variety. Good wine list. Awesome dessert! Will definitly go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We had guests in town and decided to try the Citrus Grill summer Pre Fixe menu. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. Our waiter also recommended a wine that we all enjoyed.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service as usual
Wish they would take reservations for the outdoor dining area. Prix fixe dinner was amazing and an incredible value.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical ocean-front location, with nice interior layout (could not get seated on the outdoor deck); a bit concerned about noise level and what appeared to be a shortage of servers. But the food turned out to be so excellent (way beyond what I expected) that it made up for a lag in service! Get there before sunset and take a stroll on the beach park before your dinner reservation.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on the Ocean
Outstanding food, service and an outstanding view of the Atlantic ocean.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean View, Good Food
On the Beach at Vero. Dinning and bar outside, solid service, lovely food. We did it the Italian way, split three courses: Tomato and Matz, truffle paste special, and super Scottish Salmon. All tasty!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class restaurant
Great food and a staff that is really attentive to your needs.
The fixed price menu is a great deal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Returned here after a three month hiatus and was just as pleased as last time. Food is filled with very fresh ingredients - staff just fine and wine list interesting and agreeable. Would recommend to anyone
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful and magical experience
I had dinner last Thursday night with old friends. From the service, to the ambiance, and amazing food, the enitre eveneing was exquisite. The dining room was intimate, comfortable and the lighteing was great. The service is flawless and the staff very knowledgable.
The menu is creative, healthy and uses local high end suppliers. Every bite was better than the last. We also tried the tasting dessert menu in bite size protions that was beautiful to look at and even better to taste. I would highly reccomend the restaruant for any occasion. The Chef owned restaurant is truly a culinary treat. I live in South Florida and wish we had something like it here.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
Food excellent, service lacked courtesy and politeness.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took some friends to Citrus;
Took some friends to Citrus; we all loved the sophisticated and casual ambience. The skirt steak and risotto is a very good dinner choice. Sitting outside is a real treat especially on a night when the moon appears over the ocean. When in Vero or nearby, I highly suggest trying Citrus Grille you won't be disappointed.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service, nice outdoor seating. Will return again soon.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant Thanksgiving evening
A pleasant Thanksgiving evening with a wonderful traditional menu.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM