About Citron, An American Brasserie

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.

4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
•Breakfast: 7-11:30 a.m.
•Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
•Dinner: 5:30 - 10 p.m.

Cross Street:
John Young Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 393-4621

Website:
http://www.grandelakes.com/Citron-79.html

Entertainment:
A variety of live entertainment during special holiday events.

Parking Details:
Self parking is available

Private Party Facilities:
Citron offers a private dining room that will accommodate up to 140 guests, 2 private rooms for 8 guests & a chef's table for up to 10 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Christina Woldman: (407) 393-4683

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Citron, An American Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.9

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3.6

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3.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (135)
Good for Groups (131)
Kid-friendly (120)
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Great for Lunch (107)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Special Occasion (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Scenic View (22)
Romantic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The service was poor but the food was good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Little too pricey for children. Great otherwise.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 4, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Never got points for this reservation

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2016

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 25, 2015

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2015

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Great service excellent food awesome drinks & selections.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2015

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 17, 2015

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 19, 2015

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2015

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 26, 2015

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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 2, 2015

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)

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 29, 2015

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2015

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!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 4, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 18, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2014

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2014

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

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 19, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 23, 2014

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 14, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2014

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I are complete foodies. This place packs a lot of flavor in their food. Except, if your used to 5 star restaurants it is obvious that this restaurant is below 5 stars. I would rank it as 4... Considering nothing really stuck out. The restaurant is Eco friendly and stresses their use of local products and food - which is a big plus. Also, their bread was delicious. Hands down. The restaurant portion of the environment was very quiet, staff was friendly and warming, and the restaurant was very clean.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 22, 2014

The restaurant is located in a Marriott in a large complex. When you pull in to the resort, there is absolutely no signage for the restaurant or guidance for parking. We were in 2 cards and got stuck in lots that were $24 for parking for the day! We finally found the restaurant and still had to pay $5.00 to park despite spending a lot of money at the brunch. We waited an excessively long time for our vehicles to be retrieved when it was time to leave; it was simply a "zoo". The food itself was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the benedict, the french toast, and all of the fresh fruit. There was a wonderful selection of breads as well. However, the experience at the resort was terrible; will not return!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 20, 2014

Service was attentive, Dinner buffet food selection was only fair but plentiful. My wife ordered the Salmon and it was very good. Wine list was adequate. My only complaint was the cost vs value of the buffet. Breakfast was the same

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Would not go there again. The restaurant was "tired" and the furniture was very worn with the booth seats so collapsed that it made for very uncomfortable seating.
The food was very mediocre. Cutlery was much too large and uncouth.
Certainly not up to the Marriott standard we expected. and more like Dennys.
However, our server was very good.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We arrived at Citron on 5/10 at the appropriate time (9:30 a.m.) for the breakfast buffet. The hostess, after being given our name, asked if we had made reservations at Primo. I answered "no." Then, my wife got out her cell phone (which also receives her e-mails) and showed the hostess the reservation confirmation sent by Citron. We were seating immediately. Our server, Rochelle, was very pleasant and efficient. The food was great -- especially the chocolate waffles. Except for the mix-up over the reservation, everything was very pleasant We will return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2014

The breakfast buffet is extensive and very good. However, the dinner buffet main dishes were only fair. One person in our party ordered grouper and the entree was tiny and undercooked. We do not overeat and prefer not to be served extremely large portions but this would have done fine on a kids menu. Service was cheerful and good. Wine was very overpriced. I would not recommend this for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 20, 2014

Beautiful and the food was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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