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About Citron & Rose Tavern and Market

Welcome to Citron & Rose Tavern & Market. We are a community restaurant, bar and market serving the residents of Greater Philadelphia and Main Line suburban. We are glatt kosher, under the supervision of the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia (Keystone-K).

The restaurant is a re-opening and re-imagining of Citron & Rose, the restaurant launched in 2012 by Philadelphia philanthropist David Magerman and James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Solomonov. The new incarnation of C&R has a broad American menu with traditional comfort food, great steaks, bar food, and a delicious non-dairy dessert menu. We also have a large bar stocked with local beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and a broad selection of wine and liquor.

261 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Kosher, Steakhouse, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday - Closed

Cross Street:
Tregaron Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 257-7577

Website:
http://www.citronrosetavern.com/

Catering:
Citron and Rose Tavern and Market offers onsite and delivery options for catering and private parties. We can customize a menu for your event as well as provide Certified Kosher meals offsite to our guests in need of a pre-planned meal occasion. Citron and Rose Tavern and Market is proud to be under the supervision of the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia (Keystone-K)

Parking Details:
Citron and Rose has a private parking lot in addition to street parking

Public Transit:
Main Line

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Citron & Rose Tavern and Market Ratings and Reviews

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3.2

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3.6

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3.5

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2.9

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Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It is rare to find such a winner in all categories! It was like eating in someone’s dining room only way better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was cold. Service was very very weak. Unfortunately - will not be back.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I really wanted to like the place. The old Citron and Rose with the original chef was legendary. We were desperately hoping for a good kosher option. Ordered falafel for an appetizer. Not sure what it was, but it was not falafel. Came with a hot spicy sauce which, while good, would never be served with falafel. My wife had a burger for her main. The actual burger was good, but the roll was so greasy that she could barely hold it and it fell apart. I ordered the smokehouse chicken. It was roast chicken which tasted like it had been made several days ago and had barbeque sauce (which was actually quite good) slopped all over it.
Unfortunately, will never go back.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was very good quality, tasty- Snitzel which was chicken, not veal and nicely seasoned vegetable rice casserole. It's a la carte and pricey. This is kosher food. The place was very noisy and nothing to look at. The wait staff were not well trained and inconsistent. There were large groups of people with lots of screeching babies and young children. The Tempranillo was excellent.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The restaurant was so noisy, I had to scream to talk to the person next to me. I had hoped for a night out for a special occasion but we couldn't talk to one another over the noise. It took quite a while for someone to even come over and ask us if we wanted drinks. The food didn't have much taste, there was no salt or spicing on the paella for example. Also, the menu said the paella had fava beans but had none, only peas. We also had to ask about desserts, they were not offered. I have never given a "bad" review to a restaurant before but I so want to support any orthodox community so I think it's important you guys improve.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

They try really hard but serving staff are all mixed up. We stood at the Maitre D's stand for 5 min while they were on the phone taking an order before someone bothered to notice us. We were brought our starters twice: once to start and again a second time with our meal. Three different waiters and at least 2 different staff interrupted us numerous times to ask how our meal was (it was a freakin' burger, not like we ordered ragyu beef!). We ordered our meat cooked med/rare to medium and got it well done instead and had no time to send it back for a re-do. The best part of this restaurant is its location in Mainline Philly (easy to find and good parking in back) and its ambience, which is frankly the only thing we can recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Overall, we were very pleased with Citron & Rose. A bit expensive and noisy, but very pleasant with good service and great food. One exception - the steak I ordered was large and well prepared but it was 40% fat and could not be eaten

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had a really great experience there! The service was quick and great! Really friendly staff! Food was great! Ordered the onion rings, chicken soup, burger, and new york strip steak! Everything was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Romantic, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service was good. Food wasn't so great.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Slow. If you want a very leisurely lunch say almost 2 hours for an appetizer and two delicious salads then this is the place for you. Everyone was very friendly but a service training course would definitely benefit the wait staff, the manager and the customers. $11 for eight onion rings seems pricey to me but I guess it's worth it for people who want to keep kosher.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We chose C&R to celebrate a very special occasion. We were very pleased with the attentive and pleasant service. We ordered onion soup, lamb chops and steak, but were quite disappointed since everything was extremely salty. Prices were moderate when compared to NYC steak restaurants. This would have been a tremendous value, especially for us New Yorkers, had the chef been more attentive to the food preparation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food and the service were quite good. The remodeled restaurant and bar are attractive to look at, but the hard surfaces and low ceiling make it noisy. Too noisy for my party of three, two of whom have hearing difficulties. It's lively, and I'd recommend it to "the younger set."

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Beer on draft was $7 - a tad high. The burger was very good and at a good price of $15. The BBQ chicken sliders were very tasty but a tad too expensive at $20. The bar seating was more enjoyable and less noisy than the main seating area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The ambiance was very nice. The prices were way too high. $15-18 for a glass of wine! I don't think so. I had a chicken brushetta sandwich that was supposed to be on a garlic baguette. It wasn't. $22 for a mediocre chicken sandwich. My cousin ordered a rib eye steak which she said was very good but I could have purchased at least 2 kosher steaks for the price they charged. We were celebrating her birthday and the waiter was oblivious to bringing out a sliver of dessert to celebrate.
Last visit for me!.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Plenty of seating. We didn't have to wait. The food was delicious and served quickly. The noise level was good. We could easily have a conversation. We will go again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Service was good. Menu selection is mediocre. Potatoes were not good (how hard is it to make mashed potatoes?) it's nice to have a nice kosher restaurant in town but food needs improvement. Wish there were salad entrees

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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Nothing good about our experience. Even though the restaurant wasn't crowded, the service was very slow and they messed up the drink and dinner orders. The menu is very limited, there are no salad options and the food was rather bland. The décor was pretty sleek, but the ambience is cold and uninviting. At least there is free parking.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Some food was overcooked and most of it was uninteresting; service was poor - forgetting parts of orders, serving entrees to the wrong people, bringing different sides than had been ordered. Altogether an unimpressive experience. It has only been open for a few weeks, and that may explain the low level of service and mediocre food quality, but we won't be back to try it again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a huge problem: this past Sunday was the first time I and my family tried Citron and Rose; we live in different states (Maryland and NewJersey), so we thought we'd try a new place in the middle. The big draw is that it is kosher. We were interested in a meat restaurant. The website said that the restaurant opened at 11 am. I made a reservation for a party of 6 for noon. We were celebrating a birthday. However, when we arrived, the restaurant was closed! Checking with the staff at the back door, we were told they weren't opening until 2 pm!! They had failed to update the website or reservation system! Meanwhile, we were very hungry. They said we could call the manager, but that wouldn't solve our problem - tjeu couldn't accommodate us by opening any earlier. We never did find out why they decided to open 3 hours later than they were supposed to. We had to kill time until they opened. We were told that we could go to another restaurant owned by the same owner, but we were t interested in dairy or eggs. So we drove to a park nearby To kill time All of us had driven 1.5 - 2 hrs to get to the restaurant. It was a major inconvenience. We went back to the restaurant when it opened. By that time, we were all extremely hungry, esp the birthday person, who hadn't eaten breakfast. Service was okay, but not fantastic - we had to ask a couple of times for things we'd ordered or ice. The waitstaff seemed nice enough. We were put at a large table away from the rest of the diners in the main area, which enhanced our experience. Food: the birthday person ordered rack of lamb, yet we were informed that they didn't have that. Should have told us when menus were handed out. One person ordered the chicken pot pie - it was a disaster - completely liquid under the crust! We liked the appetizers best - the onion rings, sauce, and wings were the best. Birthday person got a complimentary dessert, and bottle of prosecco was given to the group free to make up for the inconvenience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2016

I came there with an out of town guest and found that the restaurant was closed!
Nobody bothered to let me know and the reservation I made went through.
Unbelievable. I was very embarrassed in front of my guest.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

I heard such good things about this place and we were visiting philly, I wasn't so impressed with the restaurant. It was ok main dish but the appetizer was good and the waitress was very pleasant. The service took a very long time for us to get our food though.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2016

What a disappointment! Just because it is kosher, is it necessary to be a dump, overpriced,terrible service. We had to ask for our side dish 3 times and it arrived AFTER dinner. Any other restaurant would have taken it off the bill. I will make sure my other kosher friends never have dinner there. How do you dare charge those prices?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2016

C & R is an excellent dinner restaurant, mainly a "steak house" but serving a number of fish, poultry and vegan options. It is kosher, but not "your grandmom's oldtime" dinner. The food was well prepared and served. The wait staff was attentive, cordial, welcoming, and informative. The only down-side is the limited hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 10:00 and Sunday 5:30 to 9:00. Reservations are advised.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Made reservations a week in advance celebrating 2 anniversary ( 25th and 36th). Out of short ribs Out of jumbo steak. Ran out of sausage in crust. No special acknowledgement of the 2 couples special occasion. Should have gone to New York.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Food was amazing. Everything we ordered was perfect. However food took FOREVER to come out. Didnt complain but it was so bad that they offered us dessert on the house. That improved the experience and although food is pricey would return for special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2016

this is a wonderful meat kosher restaurant with pleasant ambiance and friendly staff. The food is delicious and the wine selection is also extensive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a neighborhood restaurant….not overly fancy , and very good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2016

The wedge salad, ribs, and steak were amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2016

fantastic food and presentation. brought a small child and they went the extra mile digging out crayons and other entertainment options for them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2016

I ate at C&R before it was very good. However this time the Delmonico steak was overdone and very small for the 65 dollar price!!! We sent it back and ordered 10 oz steak which was delicious. The braised ribs were also overdone and not. Should have sent it back but didnt

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2016

The mushroom soup was tasty but had a strange "sticky" consistency

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Went for our anniversary, food was amazing, service incredible looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2016

While the hospitality on a recent visit was very good, and the atmosphere quite nice, the prices all the way around were WAY too high.

I was amazed to spend 12. for a garden salad, which while tasty, was not a lot more than spring mix with a few little beet morsels and craisins added. Same for a bowl of tomato vegetable soup; tasty but 12. is too much for a simple veggie soup.

The braised brisket entrée was 42., and although well-prepared, not a lot of food. I was at a table of all ladies, and it seemed like the gentlemen sitting next to us were served larger portions on large oval plates. I thought I was imagining it, but someone else at my table mentioned it too...that seemed pretty discriminatory.

The desserts were pretty good, but again at 10., overpriced and not amazing.

I did appreciate the extra effort made by the host, the chef, and the wait staff to make sure we got a table on a busy night, and were very friendly and hospitable. I will be sure to limit my visits to VERY SPECIAL OCCASIONS only.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2016

Met our special request to bake not fry the panko chicken, and it was scrumptious! Great server, but i don't remember her name.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2016

great ambiance, excellent service and interesting dishes. But, meat was not particularly tender one chunk on the skewer was complete gristle.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2016

Food tasty as usual except the empanadas were clearly over-cooked; surprised they even let them come out that way. Thought the host to be a little less than accommodating in that he insisted on seating us right next to another couple despite a number of open (two-person) tables where we could have had a bit more privacy; he claimed that he had to keep them open for reservations but not a single table was filled during our dinner as I recall. Lastly, very glad we left as "trivia night" or whatever that was was starting; I was looking for a nice quiet dinner with my wife and found that to be loud and obnoxious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a splendid 23rd anniversary dinner at Philadelphia area C&R Kitchen, an informal kosher steakhouse. The place was comfortably crowded on the Sunday evening we ate there. A brief liquid wait at the bar and we were ushered to our table for two. The menu isn't particularly extensive but we found plenty of yummy choices. The service was good and the food great. We ate delicious steaks (Delmonico & Ribeye). I can recommend C&R without hesitation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2016

Had the Moxie and loved it.. food is excellent, service superb. Will come again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Service was great. I was never in a restaurant with such nice waiters and staff.
Food was OK, not the best food I've ever tasted but good enough for me to finish my plate. Overall experience was absolutely amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2016

I can only recommend the ambience, which for a kosher restaurant is pretty great. And most of the staff is very friendly. But:

1) Way way too much salt. We couldn't eat the broccolini that came with our steaks, inedibly salty. Steak incredibly salty.

2) Kitchen doesn't taste its own output. The mushroom soup was awful. Had a weird vinegary taste.

3) The service was shockingly bad. Our friends rolled their eyes when they saw the waitress, said "we've had her before." I thought they were being harsh, but she was pretty bad. Nice, but needs a new job. It's one thing if you don't understand food allergies, but to insist that it doesn't have soy because it's gluten-free, or to insist that the salad has no dressing on it when you can see it glistening, ... that's unacceptable.

I had been there a few weeks earlier, and ordered the (not cheap) side of brocolli. First they delivered the steaks, which had the broccolini on it rather than the vegetables mentioned in the menu. Why would I order a side of broccoli? The funny thing is I had to explain this... then they offered me a substitute (and charged me.)

So I won't be back. I'd be better off having friends over and cooking steak at home.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My recent experience at C&R Kitchen on New Years' Eve was very disappointing. My party had an 8:15pm reservation, but the staff at C&R kept us waiting for more than an hour, saying that they were "waiting for the people at our table to get up." In the interim, we watched many groups enter and be seated while we waited. Overall a very disappointing experience and did not feel valued as a customer. Our waiter was very helpful and the food was pretty good but the NYE event seemed to be inaccurately advertised. It's a shame that individuals who keep kosher are subject to such poor treatment due to lack of dining options.

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