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Citrus Grillhouse

4.4
937 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View

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About

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.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: Monday through Saturday 11:30AM - 2:00PM



DINNER: Every Evening at 5:00PM (7 Nights a Week)
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Phone number
(772) 234-4114
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Varricchio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 937 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Arrived to find they had a recent fire and were closed until October. We love the place, but there should be some way to notify us they had closed. Instead I received a confirmation the day before. Had to scramble to find an alternative before heading to the theater.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is the best restaurant in vero beach. But we were so sad because they had to cancel our reservation because there was a small fire. Hoping everything is easily fixed and that we can return there next trip down!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Whenever our family vacations at Disney’s resort we go the Citrus Grillhouse and always enjoy our dinner

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was a perfect place to host friends and give them a feel for Vero Beach culture.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Creativity for sure, perhaps too much flavoring overwhelms the delicate seafood like the red snapper--- small portion salads, liberal use of cilantro, high prices are the downsides, but the unique space- holds both the warehouse and oceanside presence and a clever chef clearly trying to create are plusses for this classy and casual house.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Disappointed lunch menu...soso dining. Very noisy!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always fabulous, never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

It was fine nothing great

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our second time to Citrus and we had a great meal and good time with our daughter. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We met family friends at Citrus Grill House for dinner. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our server, Vernon, was exceptional. Four of us had the hamburger, which was a group favorite. My daughter was happy to have gluten free pasta available. All of the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Creative and beautifully presented, the food is delicate and delicious. We sat at the bar and looked out over the ocean...it doesn't get any better than that.
I ordered a salmon entree in a broth which was light and very tasty. My husband had the filet of beef which he enjoyed very much.
Prices on the cocktails were very reasonable and the dirty martini was just the way I like it.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a delicious lamb dinner. The spices were "subtle" and really enhanced the flavor. Preceded that with the beet salad. For a special touch, they offered a mini chocolate ganache dessert, which was just the right amount of decadence, All in all, a delightful dinner on the patio!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fine little bistro right beside the beach in Vero. Hopping outdoor bar, pretty but noisy dining area. Fresh fish, creative menu, excellent service. Very nice experience, look forward to the next time.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very limited menu and expensive for what you got! Said I didn’t want the roll on my burger or the French fries, so waiter and waiter in training both said would Imlike another side in place of that...sure says I a salad would be great...only 2 dressings vinegar one not edible and second on fine oil and onion....when bill came 5hey charged me for the salad and then couldn’t take it off the bill but gave us a 15% off a lunch entree next time we came. Needless to say I didn’t plan or want to go back. Who ever heard that you couldn’t credit the item on the bill.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food was excellent and it was in a great location.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The early special is great value and great choices, deserts are great

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fabulous, delicious hospitality!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great night celebrating my husband Paul's birthday!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I have to say that the quality has really declined. We felt rushed and unappreciated. Too expensive for such a mediocre experience.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Got together with 8 friends. Great night! Complimentary truffle fries were a nice treat.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The noise level was high but food and staff along with ocean view was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Outstanding food, especially the yellowtail snapper.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A little knot of pasta in a cream sauce (no protein, no veg) was $27. Ridiculously overpriced. Fortunately it was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We continue to be pleased with excellent service and food. We like to show off Vero with a lunch for out of town friends.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had such a great time! Great food.. great service! :)

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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