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Citron, An American Brasserie

3.7
3.7
148 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Citron, An American Brasserie features chef crafted cuisine inspired by American classics that utilize seasonal and local products. The restaurant’s breakfast menu and breakfast buffet are accented by hand crafted breads and breakfast pastries that are baked in house each morning. The lunch and dinner menus are ever changing based on the seasons and feature some of Florida’s best seafood and locally procured meats.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4621

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Citron can be reserved for private events of up to 140 guests. The restaurant offers two private rooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests each. Please contact Brianna Perry at brianna.perry@marriott.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Christina Woldman: (407) 393-4683

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    John Young Parkway and Whisper Lakes Blvd

  • Parking details

    Self parking is available

  • Entertainment

    A variety of live entertainment during special holiday events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.1Value

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  1. MS

    MeganS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great overall experience. Will be making sure to let friends and family know to go for a meal. thanks
  2. MS

    MartinS

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best buffet I've ever had at this hotel. Any of my requests were made with no attitudes as always the staff was very professional and very friendly.
  3. M

    Mary

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were able to make the reservation and then drove all the way over there from another hotel and they weren’t even open. No one at the hotel seemed to know that it was closed until they checked further. So surprised that a restaurant at the JW Marriott would have such poor management!
  4. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall it was a great experience and I’ll definitely come back
  5. AF

    AlanF

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    it’s the free breakfast at the hotel so it serves a purpose.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Christmas dinner Was a glitch in beginning saying my reservation was cancelled. Not sure why that was when it showed active on my open door app. But they found us a table right away. Was a great Christmas dinner. Food was phenomenal and plentiful. Would return again for holiday dinner in a heartbeat.
  7. FP

    FlaPilot

    Las Vegas

    87 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Disappointed and not recoverable. They switched us to another restaurant where only a buffet was the option. Crowded, half hour wait even with their belated efforts to honor reservation. Then service staff seemed more interested in turning table than service. Bottom line....paid a lot for an ok meal. Not like JW and disappointed.
  8. KE

    KrisE

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They night we went there was only a buffet option. We did not know until we got to the restaurant. My husband and I are not big buffet fans. Minimal options but some items were good.
  9. H

    Halfmarathonrunner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The service was poor but the food was good.
  10. FP

    FPHZ

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While still a good place to go for brunch, Citron is not what it use to be (when JW Marriott first opened). Back then it offered an abundance of fine food choices - including more namesake French-related foods and pastries. Now it's been pared back to more usual 'standard' brunch fare. It's still a bright cheery setting with quality food. Seems JW is unsure what to do with the restaurant and its theme. The hotel has opened other onsite restaurants which may be the less attention to Citron.
  11. J

    Jcprice1990

    Tampa

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little too pricey for children. Great otherwise.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great pastries, love the cantaloupe juice. Some of the hot foods were not hot. Good omelett.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Waiter not very attentive. We were told the chef would come to our table to tell us about food allergies - never came. Had to guess at what foods would be okay for me to eat & no desserts were ones I could eat. Very disappointing. Expensive to eat and not very accommodating. Will not eat there again nor recommend to anyone with a food allergy of any kind or on any kind of food plan.
  14. C

    Carolyn

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Never got points for this reservation
  15. TA

    TripAdvisor

    New England

    921 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    921 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our breakfast here... small menu and a buffet with a bunch of stuff. Convenient if you're a hotel guest. Service was excellent. My eggs and items from the buffet were all very good. More "every day" than the breakfast venue across the way at the Ritz, so you have a choice. This room is also much larger than Highball and Harvest at the Ritz.
  16. c

    chachi

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2016

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    It has changed for bad. It use to be really good food, upscale place to go with family or friends. Not anymore.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I absolutely love this place! Citron has been the family gathering spot for Thanksgiving every year since 2008 when we are all in Florida. The spread of food, expertly prepared, is off the charts. It's a phenomenal restaurant inside a spectacular hotel. You will not be disappointed!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    My wife and I went to Sunday brunch at Citron. The waiter took our drink order, asked if we were getting the buffet. When he brought the drinks back to the table I indicated my wife wanted the buffet but I hadn't decided yet. He never checked back on us the entire meal. We both were out of drinks and I had wanted to order off the menu , but was never given the chance, because he did not ever come back to the table. After about 25 minutes of waiting , I told my wife to go ahead and eat and I would get get something on the way home. Would not recommend.
  19. SR

    SRL62

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Slow service. Mediocre food. What'd you expect from a Marriott.
  20. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service excellent food awesome drinks & selections.
  21. AA

    AAAA

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2015

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    there for lunch: onion soup was bland, caesar salad with salmon was bland, water tasted like there was ammonia in it so asked for it to be switched... disappointed since this is usually a good breakfast place.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The menu and food would suggest an upscale dinning experience, but the number of young children unaccustomed to proper restaurant behavior made for a very unpleasant atmosphere. There were plenty of available tables in this large revenue, but the hostess kept seating families with young children around us. Apparently, this is a great restaurant for kids, but not if you want a quiet dinner without distractions.
  23. KR

    KimR

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Came to Ritz to celebrate anniversary and chose Citron as said was smart casual and American food good for special occassions. Thought would be a less formal but nice restaurant; it wasn't. It was super casual, not romantic at all. The food was okay but nothing special. Should not sell itself as anything more than the casual family hotel restaurant. For that it's fine, though a bit overpriced. If want a cool atmosphere and great food for less go to the Whisper Creek Kitchen onsite.
  24. T

    Tampabound93

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2015

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We had higher expectations for the restaurant given its location in the JW Marriott. Our server was great and the food quality was good but we were missing items on our dishes and there was no bread served because the kitchen didn't want to bring any more in. This wasn't so much about the bread but rather that it was a thursday night in season at 8:30 so you would expect standards to be met. On top of this they were offering a buffet option that had bread available but was only available if you paid for the buffet option. The menus were fairly limited as well and the experience as a whole wasn't what we were hoping for. It was an anniversary dinner and we expected better from a restaurant associated with a JW.
  25. S

    Sepulvedastyle

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2015

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    the picture you posted of the food was more elegant that it really was. I went to Normans last year an loved it but they were not open for lunch so I decided to try Citron. Food was ok. I think the menu because it had sandwiches didn't make it. I could have a turkey sandwich anywhere!
  26. D

    Doug58

    Atlanta

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    As part of a conference organized a business meeting for breakfast. All was well until a family of 6 (4 infants) sat down next to us. Surprised to see this at 7am with so many other tables to choose from on a Thu morning Also had two business lunches but regretfully had to locate our waiter to place a food order for one (second lunch - outside seating on Wed) Earlier business lunch - no issues - (first lunch on Tue) Actually - one other lunch - shortened session - was ver good. Here your waiter went out if his way to assist (Thu lunch)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It is expensive, but what you would expect from a resort. Food was great, service was good.
  28. s

    surburbanchick

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I highly recommend dining at Cintron to JW Marriott guests. The restaurant offers an excellent brunch buffet, as well traditional lunch and dinner dining. My husband and I have eaten all three meals at Cintron on a number of occasions and have always been satisfied with the options and quality of food.
  29. t

    thisisdumb

    Baltimore

    170 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2015

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Why did everything seem to be overly salty and full of bacon? Who ever heard of bacon with salmon? Tasted awful. Service was strange as well. Only good thing was the Valrhona chocolate cake. They didn't have bacon and a ton of salt on that!
  30. D

    Delicious

    Jacksonville

    326 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good - shrimp roll & chicken salad. More care could have been taken in selecting pieces of chicken to include. It was tasty, but got one large piece of cartiledge & tiny shreds of chicken with skin & fat. Waiter, Lester, was attentive.
  31. C

    Chauncy

    Charlotte

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Citron many times and have enjoyed everything we have tried. The breakfast buffet of among the very best with a wide variety of options that are well prepared and always fresh. Our server, Lester, was wonderful. He was welcoming, attentive and very pleasant. The Chef, the cooks and Lester get our compliments.
  32. G

    Giveusagoodpieceoffish

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant was better than expected. We went on a quiet night, as the hotel had a huge conference that weekend and most guests were involved in 24 hour activities. Our waiter was totally accessible. Our meal of French onion soup and filet mignon, was very good. When we return to Orlando we will definitely go back to Citron.
  33. DM

    DaveM

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunatly disappointed with the overall experience having eaten in all of your restaurants both passed and present. the food was very mediocre some of it was cold land lacked the fitness of an establishment such as yours. My husband ordered the scollops cooked to order, even these were cold. So sad considering it was Xmas eve and we have come from England to enjoy your cuisine over the festive period.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was very tasty, especially the steak medallions. For $28.00 there should have been much more of a selection of food.
  35. D

    Delicious

    Jacksonville

    326 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch was very good hamburger, tomato bisque, thin and well seasoned fries. Will definitely return next business trip.
  36. PC

    PattieC

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great brunch. Made to order omlettes, French toast, pancakes. F Great selection of fruit, meats, breads. Good coffee.
  37. F

    Flintstone

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I have eaten at Citroen on multiple occasions. The food is always good and the staff is very attentive. Both the breakfast and lunch buffets are a good value!
  38. E

    Edward

    Naples

    231 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2014

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    The waiter pushed the buffet over and over. The buffet is good if you are hungry or want variety, but I had a burger and a side salad. Both were standard Marriott quality. Overall, the food was good. The service was decent (besides the "you want the buffet" over and over). Also, note the hotel makes a local ketchup that tastes sweet like cocktail sauce.
  39. r

    rafferm

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2014

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Brunch is always good on vacation--or really on any lazy Sunday and Citron is one of the best we have found in the area. It does get busy so reservations are a must and an attitude that you are going to wait in line for omelets and specialty items and the restaurant will be loud with many people! The fruit is fresh and plentiful. The omelets are basically anything you should ask for mostly fresh veggies and some meat selections. Pancakes and waffles are made t6o order. The nicest thing about Citron is they do not rush you. You can sit and talk and relax between servings.
  40. PB

    PattiB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lunch was pleasant...the soup that day-a tomato basil- was fabulous...sandwich was average...service was quite good...very attentive...

FAQs

Citron, An American Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 393-4621.

Citron, An American Brasserie is rated 3.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Citron, An American Brasserie

4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Young Parkway and Whisper Lakes Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking is available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    A variety of live entertainment during special holiday events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4621

  • Private party facilities

    Citron can be reserved for private events of up to 140 guests. The restaurant offers two private rooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests each. Please contact Brianna Perry at brianna.perry@marriott.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Christina Woldman: (407) 393-4683

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