Beautiful Poolside Dining
One of our "Go-To" favorites here in the desert. Service can be slow but this is not the spot to come to if you are in a hurry. Citron is a place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of Palm Springs. We almost always sit outside or at the bar. The inside dining room is small and often lacks the liveliness you find poolside. Drinks are consistently good: strong, delicious and beautiful. I find myself craving the Viceroy Burger, big and rich, and enough for two to split. If you're a local consider getting a membership. You get 25% off every bill, which quickly adds up and pays for itself.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant in
My favorite restaurant in the desert. I've never had anything here that I didn't like and I've never had anything but very attentive service.
2/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Happy with Citron!
Took at date for poolside dining. Got major points for the setting and it felt romantic which gets me a second date! Food was great as usual! I've had brunch here with a group* of friends as well and had great service and everyone seemed happy with the menu. I've never been disappointed by Citron and I doubt you will either.
*group was 8 people, we called in advance to get poolside dining, you should too!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an absolutely fantastic dinner here! The ambience was very nice, sitting out on the patio by the pool with guitar playing. And the service was excellent. We will definitely return on our next Palm Springs visit.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
AMAZING! Service is spot on,
AMAZING! Service is spot on, food is a delight! Dine outdoors and have your dessert by the fire pits!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I often visit Palm Desert and decided to visit Palm Springs for dinner alone while the kids were with their grandparents. We sat outside by the pool in a stunning setting accompanied by some wonderful live entertainment. The acoustic music was the perfect pairing with a nice glass of wine and a delightful meal. The service was a little slow but the ambiance and meal was well worth it. A definite go to if you are in the desert.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazingly Memorable experience!
We loved Citron - went with wife/kids for my Bday dinner and tried out several Vegetarian dishes and the chef made a special Vegetable platter as well all of which was excellent! The night we went they had a live music which made it even special! The scene is hip/trendy/romantic and the outside patio dining is by the poolside. The decor is simple but artsy/charming. The service was excellent. Love Viceroy and would definitely come again. The restaurant/hotel is tucked away in a quiet part of downtown Palm Springs so was a little hard to find the entrance! Must visit...even though slightly pricier side.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great lunch, tomato
Had a great lunch, tomato soup was wonderful, had the chicken sandwich! Very nice!! Great waiter!!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is consistently great
Food is consistently great no matter what we have ordered. No menu changes for the past 2 yrs. Service always excellent. Corkage allowed. Limited wine selection.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service from the
Excellent service from the wait staff and a very warm welcome from the hostess
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice Lunch and celebration on derby Day....It will be a yearly event.....Good place to stop for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.....Dinner outside during the Season is great...
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I arrived for her birthday lunch on Sunday, and we didn't realize it was a "Mother's Day" buffet with a set price of $55/per person! When I made the reservation on Open Table it didn't indicate that there was a special menu for that day. As we were just there for a light lunch, we asked if we could order something other than the buffet. Our waiter said he would ask the Manager, and he was back quickly with the bar menu, and we were able to order the perfect light lunch. He also brought two huge chocolate covered strawberries with a candle for my friend, compliments of the house. We were delighted and really appreciated the special attention. Thank you!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely ambiance with a beautiful
Lovely ambiance with a beautiful menu. The best Caesar salad I've ever eaten...and we love the Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Pomodoro sauce. Tres Bien!
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was impeccable. We each had different menu items and we all thought the food was delicious and creative.
The inside of Citron is small and noisy at times, but it was too hot for us to sit outside.
I can easily recommend Citron to anyone looking for a wonderful meal!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but Not Exceptional
Citron has been my favorite restaurant in the area for years. Did not find the dinner this time to be as good as in the past. Flavor was more subtle in the restaurant week selection. May have been (negatively) influenced by the loudmouth at the table next to ours who was bellowing at the top of his voice in a room that reflects sound.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Spot in Palm Springs!
What a great evening at Citron at the Viceroy! Live music, wonderful people and outstanding food and wine!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is good but the place is small
Food and service was very good but it lacked ambience due to it's small size. It probably would be better if we could have dined in the outside area, but it was too hot to utilize.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was quite creative and
Food was quite creative and good, atmosphere seemed more like place for a nice lunch or cocktail. Overall we woulld return.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate poolside noshing
Could have been on a movie set--small pool with dining at one end of the deck--yellow striped chaises, metal sun sculpture, canopies of white, all fresh & modern against older buildings. Happy that our server could easily turn down the music playing right overhead. Crusty artisan type bread with oil and balsamic was so good we had to have a second basket! Amouse Bouche (free:) was puff pastry with mushroom, red pepper.. a delicious extra. Split the Ceasar salad; I loved the dressing so much wanted to sop bread in it. Hubby thought it just "too much dressing." House made mushroom ravioli was full of many ingredients and flavors-yummy! Halibut cook missed the "window" and was overdone-a shame for $32. Overall, a delicious experience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Class Service!
I had dinner here for my bachelorette weekend and was totally floored by the level of service and quality! The chef came out several times to serve our food, check on us and bring us dessert! The food itself was amazing and the wines (particularly the septima malbec) was so good. I will definitely be returning here for dinner when my future husband and I return for our mini-moon!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening very much.
The staff is quite friendly. Food was wonderful. Thank you for the yummy cookies! They topped of our fun day.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As. Other reviews, this is a small restaurant nestled off the bar. The decor throughout the hotel is,white,black and yellow and carried out beautifully. Hotel has,old world charm,yet attracts a young hip crowd. Hollywood stars still dot the four acre premises.
I had the salmon plate and my friend had eggs Benedict. Both were delicious, service was good.
Manager gave us,a,tour of different rooms . While pricey, they are very nice especially the two bedroom two bath suite where Joan Crawdord,stayed when visiting the desert . Weather permitting, outdoor dining would be romantic.
Sunday brunch was an enjoyable,experience.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the decor
My husband took me here for my birthday. I would recommend this restaurant. The ambience and the food was great!
Service was excellent.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy to see new menu
We have not been to Citron in quite some time and were thrilled with the new menu. Dining poolside listening to Michael's amazing voice made for a wonderful evening. Our server is most definitely in the wrong profession. Not only did he complicate the menu with his peculiar descriptions he also got my order wrong because he did not know the difference between duck confit and duck breast. The correct dish finally arrived and the confit was delicious.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Citron was incredible. The chef sent out a treat (watermelon, feta and a drop of olive oil) that was to die for.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a relaxing dinner
The New York strip cooked medium was juicy and tender. The salmon was perfectly done. Used a travelzoo deal for a small plate to share, two drinks and two entrees - entire meal was half price, just had to pay tax and gratuity. Still an excellent deal for an amazing meal to start off my boyfriend's birthday weekend.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great deal with Travelzoo
This was a real find from Travelzoo. Our server Ezequiel was fantastic and the braised short ribs were outstanding (lean and flavorful)
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Harrison Is The Best
Harrison was our waiter and allowed us time to peruse the menu. From here it went somewhere else. Harrison took our order and he was excellent about the way I wanted it to be delivered to me. I ordered the clam chowder, two salads and the salmon. All was well until the entree was forgotten. Harrison was in a panic and after much fun with this, I advised him that I was really stuffed and not to worry. BUT I started out with Chivas Regal and they ran out. Again Harrison bought me the last of the Chivas Regal and I choose another scotch that was a bit woody. Harrison was great, such a personality and loves his work. His support staff was a bit more subdued. All in all was a wonderful experience.
I'll be back!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quintessentially Palm Springs
A quintessentially Palm Springs experience. Even though I am local, it feels like vacation to dine at Citron.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining every time
We dine at Citron on occasion throughout the year and love taking friends from out of town to enjoy the setting and the cuisine. We recently had friends in town from Los Angeles and we showed them a night out starting at Citron. They loved the interior settings and we dined outside near the pool. There was a live performer that really helped set the mood and added much more to the experience than you would get from piped in music. We all had a great night!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great wild salmon dinner! Wonderful service. Music just a bit loud by the pool. Seating a bit crowded by the pool.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hate giving reviews
But if you insist. A friend and I had her birthday dinner at Citron. The only problem we had was a party of 8 was seated at the next table so we requested our table to be moved a few feet away. This was done and one of the other party came over and apologized for their noise. It didn't bother us and the waiters were very helpful in fact we even got a birthday desert. I would rate Citron as a place to go for an intimate dinner.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was recommended while I visited Palm Springs. The Viceroy is a well-hidden gem, and if I didn't have the address, I might not have found it! With that said, this was an exceptional treat for my 80-year-old Mother-in-Law. She loved our server and the food was out of this world. Now that I'm aware of this seculded but lovely location, I'll surely return on my next visit to the valley.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Holiday Choice
My husband and I wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with a romantic getaway. Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs was the perfect choice for our holiday dinner. Everything about our evening there was lovely. The food was delicious; the pool side seating was romantic and the service was excellent. Even the price was good. Merci Beaucoup Citron!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM