On vacation in Vero Beach, we chose a return visit to Citrus Grillhouse, having dined here on previous vacations . We made a reservation for 6:15 pm and arrived approximately 10 minutes early. We were pleasantly surprised to receive our choice of patio dining or inside. Upon reaching a 4-top inside a heated plastic lined patio, (temps in high 60s) we were offered our choice between the particular table or a high top, sitting outside alone on the path, with a most gorgeous backdrop of palm trees, manicured landscape and the ocean. We chose the high top.
Holly was our server-bubbly, effervescent and friendly, she guided us through drink orders and specials for the evening. we chose the mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes with a walnut basil pesto to start. Fresh, perfect flavors. Virginia flounder over a chilled capellini pasta was the choice of my husband. Excellent all around. I had the norwegian salmon in a orange sesame sauce with lemongrass and shiitake mushrooms-also very good, but the flounder was the standout of the night. Dessert was a mini trio and a perfect end to a great meal.
All of our food had such distinctive, wonderful flavor, I commented that I wished we could come here every night. Also, they did not take you to the cleaners on wine. There was a wide range of prices, some of them unusually low. Most restaurants take advantage of people who drink wine with their dinners.
The food was excellent and it was in a great location.
The early special is great value and great choices, deserts are great
Fabulous, delicious hospitality!
Overall very good as usual. We always enjoyed the bread and hummus. It was missing from the menu for a while, However we enjoyed it when we purchased it from the menu in Jan 2018. We were a bit disappointed this evening when it was missing as an option to purchase.
The Mahi burgers are to die for! The Bloody Marys are good although small. Adding a shrimp might be good and appreciated.
The view is fantastic there overlooking the ocean.
Great night celebrating my husband Paul's birthday!
The food was excellent. The service was also excellent.
Lovely staff, food was delicious and local, a bit pricey I've had the same quality for less, French wine available by the glass a plus.
I have to say that the quality has really declined. We felt rushed and unappreciated. Too expensive for such a mediocre experience.
This was a first date so we dined indoors, a big mistake. Way too noisy, to the point we had to lean over the table to talk or share our conversation with the tables beside us.
Great food and service, but bring your wallet, very expensive.
Got together with 8 friends. Great night! Complimentary truffle fries were a nice treat.
The noise level was high but food and staff along with ocean view was excellent.
Outstanding food, especially the yellowtail snapper.
Very different experience than I previously had.
Service was slow
Food was very salty
Salad drenched in dressing
I just don’t think they can handle high season
I will give them another chance
Salmon gravlax app was uninspiring. The toasted chick peas totally took away from the dish. Not a big fan of creme fraiche.
The scallop entree would have been appetizing except for the bacon jus that surrounded it.
Overalll, with so many better alternatives I will not be going back real soon.
Great dinner. We started with an amazing appetizer of a tomato tart special followed by two entrees: flounder over lemon pasta and parmesan risotto. We shared every dish and thought the meal was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.
A little knot of pasta in a cream sauce (no protein, no veg) was $27. Ridiculously overpriced. Fortunately it was delicious.
The food was fantastic. My husband had the crab salad. I had hericot vert salad and crab wraps. It was very creative and fresh. Our server was very friendly and prompt. However, we sat inside and it was way too noisy for us. It is a very lively restaurant. I would recommend sitting outside if you have a problem with noise.
We made a reservation several weeks ahead of time, but despite this, we waited to be seated and when we were taken to our seat, it was not set for us. The table was next to the outside door, so the meal was not very peaceful, with busy waitstaff running back and forth. The food was excellent, once it came. We waited a normal wait for our appetizer, but our entree took about 45 minutes to come out. Our waitress came twice to tell us the food would be on its way, but it never was. The manager came over and asked how our meal was and when we told her what happened, she apologized and gave us a free dessert. That said, the food was excellent and the view can’t be beat. However, this was not our first experience with sub-par service at Citrus Grillhouse and unfortunately, because we will be back for the fantastic food, assume it won’t be our last.
We continue to be pleased with excellent service and food. We like to show off Vero with a lunch for out of town friends.
Great atmosphere but portions are flavorful but very small. Beet salad was beautiful but took 30 seconds to eat! No bread offered and the fish dishes we had (snapper special and salmon) were e trembly small.
We ordered the spinach pasta, but regular pasta came with the tiniest piece of spinach. That was it!!!! Very disappointing. If there was no spinach pasta we should have been told and there is a good chance we would have ordered something else.
We had such a great time! Great food.. great service! :)
Food is always wonderful. They bend over backwards to fill special requests. They need to step up their dessert game and get an espresso machine though!
Poor service, noisy atmosphere, cold meal.
Our server was polite but he took a long time to bring us our meal. When I commented to him that my pasta was cold, his reply was that is how it is served. When we ordered he should have explained that to us. High prices, noisy atmosphere, and cold food and poor service describe my experience at Citrus Grillhouse on 2/16/18
Dinner was yummy.If you go ask for Vero..He is the BEST !!!
Thank you Vero for making our night so wonderful.
The staff was very friendly and professional. They were challenged by the fact that everyone wanted to be seated outdoors but it was a full house at 12 noon. We were willing to wait an extra 10 minutes for a table looking out at the beach. A nice breeze felt like AC. Very pleasant lunch. The Ahi Ahi on a bun was a bit dry but overall everything was enjoyable and tasty. The Bailey's coffee wasn't quite hot enough but I'm sure they would have made me another cup if I asked. The ambiance far overshadowed any minor criticisms. Thanks for a fun day!
Grilled Mahi Mahi: fish was over-cooked, dry, partially burnt, grilled bun was burnt, lettuce wilted. Hamburger OK, white American cheese tasteless.
Made me wait for an 8:45 pm reservation, kind of late for us, but OK. Claimed was one of their busiest nights of the year. When we sat, there were FOUR other tables with people in the entire restaurant. Food average, and overpriced. Bar nice for afternoon/happy hour. That is all.
Great outside dining. Bar manager was super. Excellent food.
Great food. Kyle was a wonderful server. Our table had the perfect view. Loved it.
Overrated. There are equal and some better venues in VB. Way too loud. Food ok but nothing special.
All good, meal was delicious. A bit noisy but because of some guests.
Excellent choice for an early dinner! 5:00-6:00pm prix fixe menu was terrific. Although if you prefer a drier wine selection, choose from the regular wine list. The staff was terrific - friendly and fast!
Get there early, even if you have a reservation, because the outdoor seating goes fast.
Wait to long for entrée, waiter fine, food not even close to Prime on Strip Steak, and Fish just
so-so. Was good for Lunch-that's it!
After waiting nearly 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, we were placed near three incredibly loud parties. Once those groups cleared out, our dining experience became significantly more pleasant. The food here is wonderful, and a table outside near the ocean a much more delightful experience.
It was fine. Wouldn’t rush back. No bread ? Beet salad was tiny.
Food was good but not special. Overpriced for the portions.Steak had no sauce at all available. Waitress said because of quality of meat(never heard that before!) waitress was really good!