Awesome food (especially the exotic and interesting sushi, I am spoiled now and don't want to go anywhere else) and the service was outstanding. The manager came to our table to make sure we were happy and he was charming and obviously runs a tight ship. Having been in the restaurant business myself, I can honestly say that this restaurant is a find... A gem... One of the last few really exceptional dining experiences in New York City with superior food and excellent service. Well worth traveling out of your way!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have been coming here for years and never had a bad meal. Sushi is outstanding especially the Ying and Yang roll. Drinks are generous and the Flavored Margaritas are my favorite. For Dinner you need to try the Pan Seared Jumbo Diver Sea Scallops or the Grilled Natural Skirt Steak my two favorite dishes. I have been here for Birthdays and Special Occasions and never had a complaint. Bar and Wait Staff are top of their game, never had to ask for a water refill. The Manager David always come to the table to say hi and ask how everything is doing. I feel at home. Can't wait to go back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this place. Friendly.
I love this place. Friendly. Relaxed. Upbeat. Good mix. Great tequila selection. Delicious food. Lots of variety. Something for everyone. For my money, the best all around for dinner on the Upper West Side.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good for eclectic tastes -
Good for eclectic tastes - has something for everyone.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Friendly staff, great food. Always fun. Doesn't disappoint.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
The food is fantastic at this wonderful neighborhood spot next to the Beacon theater.We were there on a Saturday night, and their sliding doors were not open yet for Spring, but will be. The trade off to the open doors is the noise on Amsterdam Ave. We went early, so there were some screaming kids.The drinks were well prepared, and the great food is cooked exactly to order. They really combine inventive, but not weird ingrediants and food combinations.And the chips and salsa are great - the salsa is puree - which is a nice change, but has excellent flavor and spices.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you have finicky people
If you have finicky people in your party, this is a good option. The brunch menu had something for everyone. We went for Easter and were very happy with the service and food. Bonus brunch comes with a cocktail and a good price.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff was friendly and attentive.
Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very tasty. I'm
Looking forward to our next visit and would highly recommend
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood option
I've walked/driven by Citrus so many times in the last few years, but wasn't too inclined to check it out - I should have sooner though! I thought the menu was interesting, the food well prepared, and it is a nice atmosphere. I would definitely return.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thought I'd try a new restaurant
Thought I'd try a new restaurant Friday night and found The Citris Bar & Grill on OpenTable. The food was very good and the service prompt and friendly. Get there by 6PM because the place fills up fast. It's a bit noisy so not fit for a quiet romantic evening. Seems to be a popular neighborhood spot and also close to the famous Beacon Theatre. I would go again. They have an interesting menu.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service even
Great food & service even on a busy Sat night. All staff was very pleasant!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch can't be beat
We have been here several times before, this was our second time for brunch. The food is certainly outstanding considering the price. Don't know of a better deal on the UWS for brunch. Our bill was less than $50 for 3 people including their complimentary drinks. And it wasn't just omelets, but a varied selection. Everyone in the place is friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Again and again
We love this place. Food is amazing. The tuna tartare was incredible.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
great brunch spot
We went to Citrus for Mother's Day brunch and it was wonderful. The staff was great, the food was delicious, and my mom had a great time. We'll definitely be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd been to Citrus for dinner and don't remember being incredibly impressed, but I went there for brunch over the weekend and am so glad that I did. Food-wise, it was one of the best brunches I've had in my ten years in Manhattan (which is saying something), and the service was solid. If you sent in the front, it's a bright and airy space, and it wasn't crazy noisy even though there were a lot of kids seated around us. The prices are also great, especially considering that both a cold and hot drink come with the entrees. I'll definitely be coming back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Citrus is always good....it
Citrus is always good....it is a great neighborhood restaurant....I love their salsa/chips-the best I have ever had. They are reasonably priced and its a good deal. I recommend it highly...
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looking forward to returning
We visited Citrus prior to a show at the Beacon Theater based on reviews and were happy with our choice. The majority of food was excellent, the only exceptions were the chopped salad which was ok, but maybe prepared a little too soon prior to serving and the bread pudding was also just ok. The service was excellent; we were especially happy that we weren't rushed as we are many times in restaurants near entertainment with prix fixe options.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Beacon Pregame Spot
Good food, drinks and service and just 20 feet from the Beacon. Perfect place to meet friends before the show AND have a great meal. Only caveat - loud, not a place for a quiet dinner.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Citrus is a great place to have dinner before seeing a show at the Beacon Theater. It is not only conveniently located but they have terrific drinks and a really good choice of food. Would recommend it for a quick bite or a full meal. Our new go-to place.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite place to go before
My favorite place to go before a concert at
The Beacon Theater
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian / Mexican tastes
Good choices of sushi, maki, and other asian tastes. Some Mexican choices too, taco's, quesadilla's, salsa. Good Tequila selection, specialty drinks and beer. Excellent service. Perfect spot for good food before a Beacon Theater show.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Latin - Asian fusion food was worth the trip. A fun menu with great service and yummy chips and chipolte sauce. Try the ice tea - its fantastic!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Brunch or Pre-Show
Perfect spot for a meal before a show at the Beacon. Interesting cocktail list.
On this visit, however, a few of us were there for brunch. Lots of choices in both the lunch-ish and breakfast-based categories. Service was fine, we could have used a bit more attention, but nothing problematic.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We make this our go to restaurant when we go to the Beacon. The food is so good. The spicy tuna roll along with all their other rolls are delicious. I love the salmon entree with the wasabi mash potatoes. So good!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. Servers quite attentive and helpful. Good food. Applesauce instead of butter for bread a nice touch.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, not so good service
Food was great, though on the pricier side for what you get. My scallop dish came with 3 scallops and a gigantic heapful of brown rice. Though it was delicious it wasn't worth the pretty penny.
Service wasn't so great. We asked for extra tips 3x and never got them. The waitress said she would come back in two min for our order and returned 10 min later.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great prefixed menu
Very reasonable prefixed menu, speciality drinks were great, shared liter of white sangria with a friend
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a reservation for 5:45
I had a reservation for 5:45 and needed to add another person and much to my surprise could not get a table at the same time. I was surprised because when my party arrived at 5:30, the restaurant was empty and remained so as we left at 7:00.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice spot in Manhattan... I had the Duck. It was prepared perfectly! The waitress was top notch... Everyone was real nice... Highly recommended this restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Latin fusion value
Great place for dinner with friends--reasonable prices, very helpful waitstaff, and creative dishes. Interesting combinations, think sushi with mango and pepitas, and the flavors work well. Limited wine by the glass, but most diners seemed to be going with drink specials. Fish very well prepared, fresh. We sat talking for hours, and no one seemed to mind. Good neighborhood spot.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a night out with
This was a night out with my daughter before a play. I really loved the appetizers!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting food combinations
Nicely presented and interesting food combinations, generous portions. Price fix menu always a good deal. Attentive and considerate service. Can get noisy.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always reliable and yummy
Good food, good drinks, nice ambience, good service.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time we went was after our daughter graduated at the Beacon. They handled the crowd really well. Went back before a show at the Beacon. Food excellent service, too. My only complaint was the noise level; it was hard to have a conversation. Otherwise excellent restaurant
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I and a friend had a very enjoyable dinner/drinks at Citrus. We both loved our starter salad and our main courses were wonderful.
pricing was reasonable. WE shared a bottle of wine and the total bill was only $50pp.
Loved the decor and ambience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was fantastic
The food here was fantastic and the service was spot on. I will definitely be dining here again! :)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The prefix dinner was excellent, the server was very knowledgeable, and the Pinnapple Margarita was awesome. Had dinner before teh Earth Wind and Fire concert which was at the Beacon, around the corner so the placed was slammed but the food came out perfectly. Have been at Citrus before and will be returning
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here so we didn't know quite what to expect. The menu that is posted on the web featured quite a bit of variety and we chose Citrus for that reason. We were a group of four people and all four of us ordered different dishes and each enjoyed their food immensely. The wait staff was very helpful and knew the menu inside out. Our meals were delivered in a timely manner, so we rate the overall service as excellent. The decor is nothing fancy, but not bad a t all. If the restaurant is full, it is a bit noisy, but that didn't diminish our enjoyment and didn't impede our ability to hear one another. We all agreed that we will return to Citrus to try some of their other dishes.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick and easy good food
Busy place but they do attend to your needs, eventually. Food is great, quick to come after order is placed. Nice drink selection including a fine beer selection .
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beacon Pre show
Phenomenal service. Outstanding Martinis and food. Always dine at Citrus before attending a concert at the Beacon!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very interesting and
Food is very interesting and delicious, wait staff was lovely and attentive, the only problem was, it was too dark!! I asked the staff about turning on some lights, but they said it was always kept low. It was hard to see our dinners!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with our kids
The food was fine if not exceptional. However the staff coped without two youngsters with aplomb. Definitely would be happy to eat there again
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the Beacon Theater
This is a convenient location for a pre-show drink and bite, and the food is tasty
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food - service and ambience ok
Went for an early dinner prior to a show at the Beacon. The food was delicious as it was last time we were here. I'm glad we gave ourselves extra time because the service was slow. It took my asking for help two times before someone came over to take our order. Our table was stuffed in between two others. I turned in my seat and smacked the other diner at the adjacent table. It was also very noisy - I couldn't hear across the table. I'm guessing that a pre-show dinner isn't the best way to go here.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and drink
I have enjoyed Citrus Bar and Grill for years.
It is always dependable, in the neighborhood, and a fun place to eat.
As the noise level is loud, it is not a place that I would go for a romantic dinner for two, but with a group of friends when you want to have drinks and a good time it is great.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious sushi and excellent
Delicious sushi and excellent shrimp fajitas. A little noisy and service a little slow but as always a feel good experience.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Latin and Asian food
A very good restaurant near the Beacon Theatre. It has a great combination of Latin and Asian Food. The drinks are fabulous. There is a nice bar scene. I would definitely eat there again.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for brunch
Citrus Bar and Grill proved to be a great find for a relaxing brunch. The decor is vibrant and modern and the retautant is well situated close to Lincoln center. Food was good. Bit of a mix up in ordering but this was quickly corrected. Good service and we weren't rushed out at the end of our meal, which was very much appreciated. Overall very positive experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy Citrus! Great slight twists to traditional Mexican and Japanese/sushi favorites. The best chopped salad anywhere!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have a great experience
We always have a great experience at Citrus. It seems like they do a nice job changing the menu options -- we had a great steak entree that was a special. As always, we enjoyed the margaritas!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM