Citrine Cafe

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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.
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a party of 9. We got our own room which was phenomenal. Everyone enjoyed the food. The server was able to split one bill with several credit cards, which made it convenient.

I
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and if you have any special request they will do their best to achieve it in a professional way!

M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was not $150 meal with tip. There were not a lot of interesting choices on the menu. Portions were small. The dessert was not what we ordered. Sitting by the brick walls was cold. Moved at least once. Sorry, but we will not be returning.

AF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food, courteous staff, great location. Occasionally gets a little loud, but that's the price you pay for a great restaurant.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citrine is one of the best restaurants in the west suburbs.

LS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The whitefish was very fishy tasting and servers routinely removed plates of food we were still eating. We were dining family style sharing 3 salads and 3 dinners and they kept attempting to take plates away. They did serve a delicious, complementary mini cheesecake as a birthday treat to my friend.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brando and the staff are great and we love the food options and specials. Cocktails are great too!

EM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Citrine remains one of the best restaurants in Oak Park. It's one of rare places whose menu will satisfy diners who are looking for something mildly adventurous, and those who have pretty conservative tastes. The food and the specialty cocktails are well executed and the service is always friendly. I'm never disappointed at Citrine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Went on NYE and it was perfect.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went on NYE. Felt like they were a bit overwhelmed. Wrong salad, food wasn’t hot. I’ll go back because we’ve liked it before but they need to eliminate the table closest to the back by the bus station—too busy and too loud. Staff dodges each other there and lends to the noise and confusion.

MR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We went in for NYE dinner and had a reservation. The hostess didn’t see it and very quickly got annoyed. I confirmed that I had made a reservation and showed it to her on my phone, she seemed to think I was lying. She sat us in the back corner where nobody was, we were very confused. I went back up to the hostess stand and asked if we could be seated in the main dining area and not in the corner. One of the waitresses was nice and said what about one of these two tables, and the hostess barked at her that she needed those for reservations, I reiterated that we had a reservation and then she saw a two top open up that haven’t been cleared yet. She wouldn’t look me in the eyes but said you can wait for this table to be cleared and take that one. So we did. The nice server came and got us when it was ready and had a very apologetic look on her face. We’ve never had a bad experience here but the brunette hostess was incredibly rude to us for no apparent reason. She needs an attitude adjustment.

FF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit to Citrine and very impressed. Absolutely will go back. Food is delicious, staff is outstanding.

G
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Slow to be served. No bread or crackers. But once we ordered the food came promptly, and was outstanding.

RM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband, my son and I had a wonderful dinner at Citrine Cafe. My husband and I had one of the specials, scallops with a lobster salad on top with a roasted tomato coulis and pureed cauliflower. It was outstanding. Our son had the steak frites which was also good. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

DI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the server was excellent!!

D
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service was outstanding! The chef is creative and the portion is perfect. The bar is great too with fantastic cocktails!

c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, inventive, perfectly spiced food, beyond awesome cocktails and stellar service. Always a fun time at Citrine! I love celebrating here.

KG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Citrine was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. My friend had the whitefish and I had the salmon. They were delicious, as was the baklava and ice cream dessert. No bread was served with our meal; not a big deal because I'm watching carbs. But it would have been a gracious thing to offer for more hearty diners. Everything on the menu is a la carte. The wine recommendations were very good.

IM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I celebrated my partners birthday her and let me say Nika our server was the bomb! She was on top of it the whole evening. Along with her helper who had long hair who’s name I can not recall. Citrine has always been a place I like to go to and we will be back for more.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way - coxktails, wine, food, service (James), ambience. A+ experience.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and fantastic welcoming staff!

GS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot wait to go again
The food is unique and absolutely delicious. Very flavorful fishes. You wont go wrong!

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Two of us ordered Steak Frites and the steak was unusually fatty. We were able to eat maybe half of it. The vegetable sides and salads were very good. The Paper Plane was not very good but the GTO was a great cocktail. Atmosphere and service were great. Skip the Steak Frites and you’ll be fine!

a
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to Citrine. It is a nice restaurant with good food and service.

p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, we had salmon & white fish entrees. My only complaint was the service was slow, it took over 15 min to get our cocktail! Food came at a good pace, not rushed and well prepared.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice meal. Food was great and service was great. Only thing, which is not even negative but more of a curiosity, is around the carrot salad. When reading the description one would think the base of the salad were carrots with the other items listed as additional items. Carrots were the not the main attraction which was disappointing. But good flavor but not what we thought.

w
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch menu with a widely varied options. Breakfast potatoes were especially good.

SM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love treating ourselves to a fabulous meal and Citrine never disappoints. We highly recommend their seasonal entrees. I absolutely loved the squash ravioli.

DF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We really want to like this place as it is in our neighborhood. The food is decent if a bit bland... lacking creativity in menu options, flavor combinations or seasoning... Good ambiance and value for the money.

The challenge is that the service was painfully slow! We waited for an initial visit from our waiter for a good 10 minutes, then no follow up (refills on drinks etc). The check was dropped off without asking if we wanted anything else (dessert?), then we had to flag down a busboy to pick up our credit card since the waiter literally never came back!

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall we enjoyed our experience at Citrine. Food was very good however, service could be a bit more attentive which should reflect the price of the entrees. I would recommend Citrine for a dining experience however the waitstaff needs some grooming.

PH
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, good appetizers, very food steak and lamb shank.
Accomodating BYO.
Very good for wine lovers

SH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and drink in an urban vibe that feels really comfortable!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Fillip is so welcoming and friendly. It makes for a great atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and great with the 2 young children.

VG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just ok. I ordered short ribs and found them fatty and a bit dry. The carrots were severely undercook.

G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! My branzino was delicious! We’ll be back for sure!

n
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration with family.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing and the service is great.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with amazing service! Thank you!