About Citrus City Grille - Corona

Citrus City Grille offers elegant decor in a fashionable indoor and outdoor dining room(s) and chic lounge. The decor is highlighted by a glassed-in wine room stocked with a beautiful selection of California and International wines selected for their unique varietal and character. Chef(s) Sandro Ontiveros/ Steve Tsirtsis and team prepare an eclectic and savory menu inspired by Mediterranean and American cuisine combining both fresh ingredients and traditional techniques.

2765 Lakeshore Drive
Corona, CA 92883
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Sunday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(951) 277-2888

Website:
http://www.citruscitygrille.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz, Standards, Rat Pack. Late Night and nightclub.

Catering:
Citrus City Grille sets the standard for catering and private dining, providing restaurant-quality cuisine, flawless service and creative flair, perfectly matched to the occasion. All menus are customized with your event in mind, using seasonal ingredients. Let us create a memorable experience for your next important event. Host your event at one of Citrus City Grille restaurants or allow us to suggest an alternative venue. We'll make all the arrangements and work with you to ensure a seamless special occasion for you and your guests. Allow us to take the stress out of your special day.

Parking Details:
Parking lot and valet available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Sandro Ontiveros

Private Party Facilities:
Citrus City Grille sets the standard for catering and private dining, providing restaurant-quality cuisine, flawless service and creative flair, perfectly matched to the occasion. All menus are customized with your event in mind, using seasonal ingredients. Let us create a memorable experience for your next important event. ost your event at one of Citrus City Grille restaurants or allow us to suggest an alternative venue. We'll make all the arrangements and work with you to ensure a seamless special occasion for you and your guests. Allow us to take every bit of stress out of your special day. We'll plan a wonderful, unforgettable event down to the tiniest detail. Be inspired by our sample menus, recommended venues and creative wedding planning ideas.

Private Party Contact:
Agatha: (951) 277-2888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Citrus City Grille - Corona Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Casual (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding customer service and very good food! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic service, typically go for brunch but enjoyed a late lunch and was an all over great experience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place to eat with great food. Its not for everyday dinner but great for a special occasion or just feel like treating yourself to a delicious meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I selected the City Grille as a recommendation from a friend. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was very nice and the service was great. We were not impressed with the food though. We had coconut shrimp for an appetizer which was overcooked. The salmon was over cooked as well but both were still edible. We had to send back an order of scallops that were under cooked. The management quickly acknowledged our request to return the dish and offered an apology. They also offered a free dessert for the inconvenience. We both appreciated the quick response and sincere apology.
We stayed after dinner for the live entertainment, which was awesome!! I would highly recommend going to City Grille for drinks and music.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Dependable and comfortable restaurant. Well appointed with dining inside or on the patio facing the lake. Nice open kitchen- a menu that has something for everyone- and always nightly specials

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

2 of us had the Mediterranean pasta and both of us had stomach issues... our server Iona, was absolutely the best!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server was very slow and acted like he felt awkward. We ordered a second round of drinks from the bar. He served mine before serving my wife's. Ten minutes had gone by when we reminded him about my wife's drink.

Ordered crab cakes for an app. They were cold, which was unfortunate because they had nice flavor. For entrees we ordered duck confit and a vegetable pasta dish with chicken added. The duck was tough.Could've cooked a bit longer. The sauce was nice though. The pasta was very bland. Some salt would've helped.

We declined dessert. The server then offered us a creme brûlée on the house. I think he sensed that we were not enjoying ourselves. We accepted the creme brûlée, which was gritty or mealy, like it was overcooked or possibly made from a mix.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

There was 3 of us and all 3 of our plates came out not the way we ordered. The server tried to make it right and gave us a percentage off our bill. She was very accommodating and very understanding and apologized numerous times.
My recommendation to this restaurant would be to talk to their staff in the kitchen to see if they understand when the server gives them an order.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service, love the outdoor environment and of course Rick Parma always puts on an excellent show.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Overall the restaurant was nice. I felt the prices were high, $14 for a spinach salad with 5 shrimp.
I asked the server if the kitchen could saute the onions and she said no. I asked if they had caramelized onions and she said yes. I asked for those. She made a face, like it wouldn't be good, and asked me if I wanted them on the side.
My friend and I enjoyed the lunch ambiance and they did accommodate my request fro a quiet booth. However, I don't think I'll be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We chose Citrus City Grille in Corona because of its location halfway between our business partners in Orange County and our location in the Inland Empire. We are glad we did and our partners were impressed. The ambiance of the restaurant is very pleasing - very open and spacious with the ability to see into the large, open kitchen and beautifully decorated. The service was great! Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. There were plenty of delicious and healthy menu choices. We had salads and pasta, and everyone was pleased with their dish. The noise level at lunchtime was perfect for us to have a business discussion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was just plain not flavorful. Tasted very homebuffet, and for the price was a very poor value. We were expecting so much more.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is the second time I have been to Citrus City Grille, both times for Sunday Brunch. The choices are good although there should be more veg items. Food was good. Service was excellent the first time but the second time we didn't see much of our waiter. One of us ordered an omelette and it took 45 minutes - way too long. Good thing there was the buffet to pick from while we waited. Another person at our table then wanted to order an omelette but was wary because it might take too long. Hers came within 10 minutes. Overall a great place for brunch but the speed and service needs to be more consistent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Met some girlfriends for brunch to celebrate my birthday. It was so nice! Great food and service!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great food, great service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I always enjoy 😊 and 7/22/2017 was mine and my daughters birthday celebration 🎉 Citrus City did not disappoint we had a great 👍🏾 time

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a reservation, stood at the hottest stand at least 5 minutes before someone came to tell us the hottest would be back. Got seated, at least 10+minutes before someone stopped to ask whether we had been helped and informed us she was new and training so she won't be our server but she would be happy to get us drinks while we waited for our food and found our waiter.

Another 10+ minutes our waiter came immediately closed the wine list I had left open before asking what I wanted. When I told him (simple order) he asked me to show him. About 20 minutes later he came back with our wine. Never asked if we wanted to order and disappeared before we could. Finally 10 minutes later comes back and takes our order. I got the ribeye, my husband ordered the salmon, and a tuna appetizer which from the description sounded like a sushi roll/plate. He got a salad with pepper covered tuna on it and an avocado egg roll that was just avocado in an egg roll wrapper no flavor.

My steak came and it was the toughest steak I've ever had in my life, it was thoroughly charred to the point of being burnt and swimming in a sea of butter. All I could taste was butter and burned. Definitely not a $40 steak.

My husband didn't care for his salmon at all.

Honestly the best part of the whole experience was the bread. And wine. Although it was white wine, not chilled and he poured a full glass before it was chilled at all. So it wasn't until my 2nd glass that the wine was right.

Definitely won't be back. We had been to the riverside location before it was shuttered and had a similar experience.

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

My wife had the stuffed chicken and I had the meatloaf. Both where great. From the backed mac n chesee to the grilled asparagus the sides where also great. The bread was hot and the Raspberry lemonade (alcohol ) was also good. Jasmine rice was perfect and the mashed potatos where just creamy enough. I can't stop braving about the meatloaf. From the 1st bite you would think it was a steak but no cutting required. The portions where good so we didn't even need the sides. We reserved a table for 4:30 on a Thursday so not sure about availability. It was right to our table. They have a Hugh wine selection. We where so full that we didn't get to dessert. Had a movie to catch so it worked out great. Definitely going back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was very busy , we didn't all get our meals at the same time. Food was very good, the service staff was so nice. Would go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our waitress was very understanding about different dietary needs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Near the Dos Lagos movie theater, where they have a discount movie theater of first runs.
Food quality is first rate, with champagne brunch. Their prime rib is outstanding. Nice salads, good black oysters, shrimp , blitzes, lots to choose from.. excellent brunch place overall.. comfortable seating

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 2, 2017

I came here for a dinner date the food was very good the service was excellent. I wished I remember the server's name because she did a very good job. I will be back and I will recommend this restaurant. I had the salmon and it was very good

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We ordered .... The service was great the people were great but unfortunately there was a live bug in my wife's food needless to say .... We left...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on June 17, 2017

We came for fathers day and I'm not sure if it was because we were one of the only minorities in the restaurant but when seated it took 20-25 mins to be served just bread alone, despite other tables getting their bread and water. Also they messed up our order and forgot to put in our order of mussels that we orderd at the same time as the rest of our food. They tried to give my boyfriend crème brulé which he doesn't even eat nor did they ask to give him an option. Food was very good and flavorful buy the service was very disappointing to say the least.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was my husband and I's first time there. The food was great and the I love the ambience. I would feel comfortable nice casual or nice date attire. Didn't realize this place has live music. Would have sat outside and enjoyed the band. Will be back for sure! One of my new favorite places for a date night or evening with friends. Have to check out the Sunday brunch too! Mimosas! Cheers!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Graduation

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Sunday family gathering

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great location! Nice dining room!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It was my friends and I first time to Citus City Grille. We enjoyed it a lot. The food and presentation was great. The price was not overly expensive for the protion. Lots of small party and friends get together on a Saturday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day dinner. The restaurant was extremely busy but the staff handled it very well. The food was exceptional for a very busy day.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day Brunch, on arrival, my wife slipped on the wet floor service, not a bad injury, cut on her arm, but she was shaken by it. Nice assortment of food items, friendly service, but with tip, our total was $100. If you eat a lot and take advantage of the unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody Mary's, it's probably worth it but you are limited to ninety minutes of dining. They just have so many patrons, it's the only way to accommodate everyone. The GM interviewed my wife about her fall and she received a follow up call a couple days later, which she appreciated.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was not seated until over an hour after my reservations. They over booked for Mother's Day brunch which was very disappointing since the food is excellent as well as the service. Never book again for a holiday

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

On Mother's Day Brunch , OVERBOOKED RESERVATION. We starved , waited 2 1/2 hrs to be seated even with confirmed reservations . Will be afraid to go back their.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We enjoyed it but had to wait an hour even with reservations.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Came here for Mother's day brunch. We were seated 30mins past our reservation time. The food and service was very good. It did not feel crowded even though it was Mother's day. I would like to go back on a regular day. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is the second time I have been for Sunday Brunch. The food is excellent. I just worry because they apparently have a very hard time keeping the Chicken at a safe temperature. I thought the first time was a fluke, but it happened this time also. Maybe it dishes out fast enough that it does not matter, but it still gives me pause.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had brunch on Mothers's Day, it was over book. Had reservation but i still waited over 30 minutes food was good, service was really slow.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day brunch...
I was a little surprised at the lack of food quality. In the past for regular dinning, it seemed much better. Also the wait in the buffet lines where very long and to my surprise when grabbing a plate at the buffet line, the bottom of it had food covering it... really quite surprising !!! The service was good and attentive as always. We will be back for week night dinners as we've never had a bad experience but most likely will avoid the Sunday Brunch // special occasions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very busy for Mother's Day . Service was fast, frequent, and friendly.
Good food selections in the brunch .
Nice location for a walk to the lake after enjoying a good meal .

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Mothers day

Tags: Great for Brunch
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