Citrine Cafe

4.8
764 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Oak Park IL, Citrine offers Mediterranean influenced cuisine with American flair. The menu includes seasonal fish and vegetable dishes, braised meats cooked in clay pots and fresh bread from our brick oven.

Support Citrine Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 764 people are saying
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service excellent and food very good.

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vipJoanS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails - food portions moderate (which is good) - a little pricey, but worth it

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vipfirecracker
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great evening. We will definately go back.

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vipGoodeater2
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great post pandemic dinner on their patio. Service was super.

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vipChicagoDiner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simon is a fantastic waiter who took great care of our group. Had good food, cocktails and wine on a beautiful evening on the patio outdoors

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RebeccaH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Citrine, the weather was perfect so we grabbed a table outside. They happen to carry my favorite wine, Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rose 2020! I can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service

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vipAdeleH
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brunch menu isn't as innovative as the regular menu.

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vipNolaT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Celebrated High School Graduation. Party of 4. Had an outside reservation but it was quite cool & breezy. Although a very busy night, they did find us an inside booth. Food was very tasty. Husband had the Whitefish. I enjoyed the Mushroom Ravioli. One daughter had the pizza And the other loved the Amish chicken. I had the specialty Watermelon cocktail with edible flower. Quite good & ate the flower! 2 servings of Carrot Cake & 1 Chocolate Molten cake capped off the meal. The restaurant was busy but the service was exceptionally slow. Waiter would disappear for long periods. Said he’s bring dessert menus then returned but remembered he forgot them. Bus service was good however keeping table cleared & water filled.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Citrine. One of our favorites in Oak Park.

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vipDavidL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Great wine pairing suggestions. Specials were phenomenal.

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AmandaY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was fantastic and the dessert was divine. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

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KatieK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants.. great service, delicious food, charming place. So glad to be back to dining again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Drinks were decent, Benedict was bland and basic with a long hair in it.

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Beth
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was a little slow. I should have asked more questions about the fish special too as it had bones in it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing with friend post-COVID

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Amazing service and delicious food.

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DavidC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for anniversary.

JD
vipJDL1
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Drink service was very slow. We received our drinks after our food and the refills were slow as well. We had planned on sticking around longer for drinks in the beautiful sunny weather with outdoor seating, but opted to get our check and leave after waiting 10-15 minutes for our last drink when we had been done eating and sat waiting longer than expected.

The food was okay, but not as good as expected. The English muffin for my benedict was very thick and a breadiness took over this dish. I cut off some excess around the edges but the thickness and texture was still overwhelming. My wife got the shrimp and grits, which was a very small dish and came with hardly any grits.

We also ordered the biscuits and asked for them to come out first as an appetizer, but these came out with the rest of our food. The biscuits were small and they were not warm when served. I was expecting some nice biscuits for a $9 side order that is mostly bread. The jam and lemon curd that came with these were good. It’s just a shame they didn’t come with better biscuits.

The highlight of our dining experience was the Clever Disguise cocktail, which would have been even more fantastic if we didn’t have to wait so long for it. The food and service were not what I had come to expect from Citrine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the owner and his family are super friendly.

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RumanaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent white bass & sword fish entree. Friendly staff and good value

NH
NesreenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, service was awesome! I recommend.

DB
DylanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks !!! And amazing service!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a busy booking day, was not overcrowded and we felt comfortable indoors. Service was excellent and the food was as well. Our first family return to indoor dining!

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JoeR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place when we feel like a dinner-date sans child. Very satisfying!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Korean cauliflower was amazing!!!

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Citrine never disappoint! Love having Citrine in Oak Park.

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FrankF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citrine never disappoints. The food is great and is complimented by great service.

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AshleyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. A manager (maybe the owner?) walked around checking in on customers. It’s a little pricey but not outrageous. I’d go again! They have great gluten free options. It’s a good date night spot.

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vipKimF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots for delicious food and outdoor dining in the area!

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely outing on the side patio. Good food and drinks!

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GraceM
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at brunch was delicious, and the service was awesome! Will definitely be going again to try more things.

Citrine Cafe
Responded on April 26, 2021

Grace, thank you so much for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food and service at Sunday Brunch! We look forward to having you back again soon! Best, The Team at Citrine Café

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SGRE
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food from wedge salad to charred octopus was delicious. Tried wood fired pizza and ravioli for entree. The sides of Korean cauliflower and Brussels sprouts were in point. Knowing that we had a birthday a free cake was offered. All I all an excellent outdoor dinner outing.

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vipdooley139
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the kind of place that warms your heart. It makes you glad they still exist and are thriving after CoVid. The owner and employees care about the customers. It shows through in every way possible.

Citrine Cafe
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you so much for the review, we truly appreciate it! We are so happy to be welcoming back our wonderful guests, such as yourself! Best, The Team at Citrine Café

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! Great service and delicious food! Definitely coming back soon! Highly recommend!

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Theresa
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious raviolis and eggplant. Loved the cocktails and decor. Waitstaff was a little flat.

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vipBrookeW
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, food was delicious. Service knowledgeable and prompt even tho they were extremely busy. There was not a glass of wine or bottle of wine that I wanted to order on the menu to my liking: but the cocktails were delicious.

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jjorgy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Very attentive. We felt like we were guests at someone’s house for dinner. Food was great too.

MC
vipMarthaC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. A long trip to get there, but it was worth it.

FAQs

Citrine Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 948-7328.

Citrine Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.