Citrus Grillhouse

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$30 and under
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American
Citrus Grillhouse is an American bistro-style casual seaside eatery. Dishes are simple classics with Italian and Mediterranean inspired origins. Executive Chef Scott Varricchio’s creative plates have been described as ‘approachable comfort food bursting with flavor’. The menu changes with the seasons using regionally grown produce and fresh locally caught seafood, featuring the highest quality of ingredients.
Citrus Grillhouse is high-energy, lively, and personable, where there is always something going on. Citrus Grillhouse is ideal for any gathering of friends, family, business associates, locals and tourists alike. A place where you always feel welcome.
Reservations are highly recommended, and our outside seating is also always first come-first serve.
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointing was there a few years ago and it was much much better . Do not think that will be back . Shame it has changed .

JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful but very disappointed they didn’t have the Quilt Cabernet. Wine recommended in its place was not comparable.

M
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place but I'm not sure I'd go back. My husband ordered the evening special..Branzino and he said it was overcooked. My scallops were good, salads were just ok. They took our fork and knife after eating our salads and I had to go up to the bar to get another for us when our main course was served.

L
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but felt it was over priced. I ordered a scallop dinner and i only got 3 scallops and no vegetables.

W
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a lovely dinner at Citrus!

M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

A very disappointing dinner

We were looking forward to our first visit to Citrus. The restaurant is located in Vero Beach on the North Hutchinson Island portion of A1A. We could hear the waves as we approached the entrance. The dining room is pleasant and reasonably well appointed. There is a busy kitchen that you can see from pretty much everywhere in the restaurant. Lots of cooks, waiters and other people busy attending to patrons. Once we had taken stock of our surroundings, we started perusing the menu. The menu itself is not very surprising, except maybe for the prices. There is a little bit of variety but nothing truly original. The wine list is ordinary though on the expensive side. We started by sharing an appetizer special made of mushrooms with a brandy sauce and goat cheese. The portion was meager. My wife then had a the Citrus Risotto which was just plain rice with a couple of slices of fruits; very underwhelming. I had the ahi tuna, served seared. The fish was properly cooked, the dish reasonably tasty but the portion also meager, especially considering the $44 price. We followed with a key lime pie that was so small that we thought it was a joke. It was not. The check was no joke either; you can have a mediocre dinner at Citrus for $80 per person, and this with just a couple of glasses of the most basic wine on the menu (this includes gratuity). To say it is not good value is an understatement. But then we were not looking for value; this was my wife’s birthday as I had mentioned at the time of the reservation and as the hostess confirmed after seating us. That was the only reference to the birthday all night long! So we paid $160 for a rather ordinary meal we did not enjoy. One thing we did notice is that several tables had ordered large portions of French fries as appetizers! So maybe, this is the secret for this place: order French fries! We will not be back to try. I almost forgot: they charge you extra for bread!

DM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overrated, overpriced. Not a good selection. Fish was good but overpriced.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit and most delicious meal in 20 years traveling to Vero! but definitely a treat

HE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New Years Eve

CC
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful server (Katrina), creative specials. A bit pricey for the location, but certainly one of the area’s top restaurants.

D
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional true delight! Only hesitation is the bartender who has a heavy hand, ordered four different cocktails none were of the flavor profiles one would expect. All the cocktails were heavy on alcohol low on flavor would recommend sticking to wine selection. This is a truly an exceptional restaurant worth visiting by far one of the true gems of the treasure coast. This chef is one of the best in Florida it so great to see him back and his food never disappoints. Great food , great service, great setting just poor cocktails.

DJ
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve dinner at Citrus Grillhouse. The service was attentive. Our meals were delicious. The atmosphere was quite festive. Can’t wait to go back..

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve had great food and service

MS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food at the Citrus Grill. Catching happy hour on the patio makes for a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

BF
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so happy to treat ourselves to a beautiful dinner at Citrus Grillhouse. It never fails to impress me, my favorite restaurant in Vero Beach!

TG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and beautiful setting. A nice diverse menu. Having said that, I would have liked to have the option of a more "middle of the road" choice. Not being a huge seafood fan, I felt a bit limited. However, my friends enjoyed every ounce of their fresh seafood choices.

RH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had amazing food with great service. Our favorite dining spot in Vero Beach

MM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

It was our anniversary and we were seated between two other couples(very old). We asked about getting another table but were old none are available due to reservations. Well as the evening went on , those tables were never occupied. Actually the restaurant was not busy at all. The food and service were on point.

J
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a hitop in the bar area and it was delightful. The service, food and view of the ocean were perfect.

DA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love sitting outside beach side. The food is really good and they have good wine selections.

F
Orlando
86 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious on all counts - a tried and true appetizer here is the crab wrap - filled with fresh crab w/a light spicy sauce - we shared an endive salad for a 2nd course /served cold, crisp and very tasty - for our entrée we each tried a special of the evening - bucotini pasta (a hole in the center to absorb sauces)w/exotic mushrooms - could not have been better - service was very good (the server, Harry is experienced and takes very good care of the table) I would like more appetizer and entree specials to choose from. We come here often.

CR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent choice of specials were on the menu. The service was excellent. Would definitely would recommend.

LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food was excellent though I would have preferred a hot veggie to go with my fish rather than cold sliced tomatoes. I suspect the chef needed to add color to the plate and tomatoes was easy. The tables are really close together so don’t expect any intimate conversations!!

NW
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Food outstanding: beet salad to start was wonderful. Had appetizer of Italian meatballs in broth as my entre and it was perfect in flavor and size. Husband had wagu strip steak cooked perfectly with truffle fries-delish!! Servers and bus staff friendly and efficient. Can’t wait to go back!

A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed in our experience at the Citrus Grillhouse! Our dinners were not hot, the veal was tough, the lamb was tough also, and the $25 burger was overcooked. Some of our favorites were removed from the "new" menu. I think Citrus has seen the last of us!

S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Vero, always confident the food will be excellent !!

p
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rehab atmosphere and both the service and food were excellent. We’ll be back.

O
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Our appetizers were very good. While my girlfriend’s grouper was excellent my duck had a good taste was tough which was disappointing

B
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food was attractive and very good.

GJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the early bird special before going to to a show. The food was excellent. Two of us had the salmon, one had the chicken and one the meatloaf. Everyone was delighted with the meal and the service!

AA
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food especially the grouper. A little overpriced, but will come back to this very special place!

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

M
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the loin of lamb and spinach tagliolini the appetizer we choose was the crab rolls everything was prepared and presented very nicely the lamb rolled in ash was fantastic as always service was great and so was the ambiance we are locals and we highly recommend this restaurant

S
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are back after the fire. One or the 2 best restaurants on the island in Vero Beach .

P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The menu is a great mix of everything. My black grouper was perfectly cooked as was my husband's tuna. Can't go wrong with the truffle pasta either. So glad to see the chef is on point after the fire. Prices are steep though.

AA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always, beginning to end at Citrus.

EC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - friendly perfect service - this has become our “go to” place on the ocean - ever changing fresh menu -

k
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner and as always Veron makes the evening so pleasant!
Thank you Veron,
Katie

ML
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I’ve had in recent memory. Pleasant decor. Friendly and attentive staff.

JL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was the first time back since the re-opening. I have to say I was bit disappointed in the limited menu and the uncomfortable seating. Service was good, although sooooo many people that kept coming to the table. Not sure if I would put this on my list for recommendations. Lunch yes, Dinner ?

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