Citrus Grillhouse

4.5
1214 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1214 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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4.1
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChingy
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is just lovely. Relaxed, beach but upscale. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. I love going there.

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vipmmheus
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I thought the food was good, however overpriced. The ambience was terrible - way too bright inside and terrible lighting outside.

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Ilivetoeat
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in Vero Beach for one week and have already had dinner three times at Citrus! Carefully prepared, delicious food; excellent, friendly service; and great atmosphere. Just go!

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vipMichael
West Virginia
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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KevinC
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner outside on deck.
Food was very good. Presentation bit sloppy.

Top 2 or 3 restaurants in Vero Beach

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viptaniam
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food. Would recommend it

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vipINebs
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is always exceptional! The service was stellar this time. I gave the food a 4 star because it came out a bit colder than it should but tasted delicious:)

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ClarkS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue with a beautiful ocean view. Entertained friends and they were blown away. Extremely helpful & attentive staff. Cannot wait to go again!!

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vipEat2much
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends from out of town and we had a great time as always.

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RitaD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to the windy weather, all the guests were seated inside, resulting in very high noise level. Dinner was delicious!

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Luv2dine
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance and food. Always good. Favorite is the prime burger.

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vipMarvin
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had delicious snapper wife had scallops there was good wine pairing with the wine had a really great crab wrap appetizer as well as a very good s’more excellent dessert we are local and eat there often

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Frency
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sat down to dinner and service was relatively attentive. When we wanted to order a appetizer in advance we were told that we couldn’t do so that we had to order dinner at the same time. I find that very non-customer centric and quite frankly any negativity in this review is about that. We will not be returning as a result of that you may reach me at 561-716-1081 to discuss the

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vipCapelove
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Will return.

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Fine4collegiates
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very happy this is finally open again after renovations. Food is great , although don’t ask for any changes or swaps. Also it’s very open and loud with no rugs or curtains to absorb any noise. That being said as a fair warning, I will surely return as the food is delicious, truffle fries worth it and fish is very tasty too.

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vipwpdeur
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Citrus Grill House is one of my favorite restaurants in Vero Beach...
But this last meal was only "fair". Very Good appetizer...but the entree of
triple tail fish was over cook and rubbery...These comments are sent to be constructive
to the cooks at Citrus Grillhouse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Had a late reservation and was rushed and out in an hour

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LuciaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Citrus Grillhouse! We try to book it every time we are in Vero Beach. The food is wonderful, the service, delightful and the ocean front location is amazing!! Truly gourmet, truly Florida!!

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LindsayH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps my favorite restaurant in Vero Beach. Inventive cuisine and great service.

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Edge
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Best mean we’ve had in Vero Beach.

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DebraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We sat outside and the table was so close to the bar we could hear the patrons better than each other. The food was mediocre the lamb had an ash coating - tasted like ashes . For $36 for a piece of fish and 1/2 cup of thin spaghetti- what? No bread? Really and no vegetables? Trying to Upscale but just not there

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Lfb21
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent meal in a great location. Great choice of drinks and appetizers. Will try again

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PHopkins
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Scott and his team always provide the ultimate dining experience! For dinner my wife had the King Crab special served over their wonderful citrus risotto. The crab had been removed from the shell and poached in butter making it absolutely delicious! I went with one of the other specials which was a Guinness beer beef stew with short ribs served over polenta. The short rib meat was exceptionally tender and the flavor was out of this world. This was all served over perfectly cooked polenta which paired wonderfully with the stew. For dessert my wife had her favorite deconstructed s’mores and I had the espresso panna cota served with homemade whipped cream. Both were delicious and a perfect end to our meal. In addition to our meal being exceptional, our server was top notch as he was very knowledgeable about each dish and very attentive to our every need. Thank you team Citrus for another wonderful evening!

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otto
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, though very small portions. Excellent server A++. We sat at a small table near the water stand and door to the outside patio, very breezy every time the door opened and closed, noisy.

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Edgar
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, always great choices, always a good dinner and a good time.

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Rama
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was very good. The service was very good. Prices are high, but that is to be expected given the ocean-front location and the quality of the food.

What made dining here a truly unpleasant experience was the excruciatingly loud noise level—there were only four people at our table for four and we could hardly hear each other speak. All of the surfaces (floor, ceiling, walls, screened-over windows) reflected and re-reflected the sound to unbearable levels.

If you are hard of hearing, or can tolerate the sound levels of trains/hurricanes/rock bands, you won’t mind the noise. If you want to have a quiet conversation among friends or with a loved one, you’ll need to go somewhere else.

While Citrus Grillhouse is one of the few restaurants in Vero Beach that is right on the ocean, and the food is very good, we and our friends won’t be back simply because of the noise level.

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vipFrankH
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Our server, Madeline, was extremely gracious, professional and personable!
We were disappointed to learn that an appetizer cannot be placed until the server has taken your entree choice. We wanted to enjoy a cocktail and appetizer while we reviewed a fabulous menu, however, we didn't have that option.
Also, surprised and shocked to have to pay $4.00 for a basket of bread??!!!!
Food was excellent and service was 5 stars but, please, so tacky to charge for bread and not be able to order an appetizer quickly while enjoying a cocktail.
Please, rethink your policies because Citrus Grille is a lovely dining venue in a beautiful location.

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Fussy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a beautiful night to dine overlooking the beach. We each had fish and it was fresh and wonderfully prepared and presented. Our waiter was helpful and responsive. Definitely a wonderful dining experience.

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Beaches
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had been discouraged to go to the Citrus Grill because of the noise factor. But when we were given the opportunity to sit at the little table for two way out on the handicap ramp we took it! And it was absolutely delightful. Everything from that moment on was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Food excellent, well prepared and nicely presented, however portions were limited. If truly hungry this is not the place for you.
Clean and bright but seating for two is limited and cramped. Be sure to request booth side seating or you may be placed in active service traffic pattern.

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vipMargaretAnne
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very average. Best thing we had was the hummus as a starter. Four of us dined. One had a scallop/pappardelle pasta special and it had no flavor and she ate only a few bites. Our waitress took it off our bill, thank goodness. I had snapper on menu with lemon pasta and it was ok. Snapper was overcooked. Other two said their’s was ok but none of us are in a hurry to dine there again

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MikeOne
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

NOISY !!!!

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vipDebra
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Great Ambiance . Exceptional Service. Highly recommend

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Vivian
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Our server was excellent!!!
The food taste was excellent but the value was lacking. Pricy for portions received. Our seating was very poor for a special occasion which they had prior knowledge of. Not private! Bench seating at a large long table with other patrons sitting much too close for a comfortable meal and conversation!

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vipLindc
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and deliciously prepared dishes and attentive service!

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vipdinex2
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food. Harry very accomodsting

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Extremely overpriced, food portions average at best. Made the reservation for my wife’s birthday. They sat us by kitchen, we requested to be moved. It forever to be served plus it was difficult to get refills. We spent $108 for a spaghetti dish, small salad, hamburger and a order of fries. We both got sick right away. The burger itself was $25 and my wife’s spaghetti was $33. What a ripoff we would have gotten a better deal at Ocean Grill with the same view. Never again.

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vipDottyJ
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always!

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Ncgirl321
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I had dinner reservations and up until this visit, this was one of our favorite restaurants in Vero Beach. To stat, when we arrived there were not enough menus so we had to wait to be seated until menus freed up. Once we sat down, we looked at the menu and the item my husband wanted to order was not available. We asked to put in our appetizer order and were informed that we had to place our entire order together so the chef could "time" everything. That was a FAIL! We had our appetizer and then waited and waited for our main course. After a long wait, my husband's lamb was medium rare and not the medium that he ordered. It was cold. We had already waited so my husband did not say anything. Our waitress did not notice how rare the lamb was when she checked on us or when she cleared and my husband had not eaten a sizeable part of his lamb. Very, very disappointing and we will not be returning anytime soon.

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charlesb
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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They were out of the two items on the menu that I was interested in. I had to go to a third choice

FAQs

Citrus Grillhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 234-4114.

Citrus Grillhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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