Citron & Rose Tavern and Market

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406 reviews
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Welcome to Citron & Rose Tavern. We are a community restaurant and bar serving the residents of Greater Philadelphia and Main Line suburban. We are Glatt Kosher, under the supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU).

The restaurant is a re-opening and re-imagining of Citron & Rose, the restaurant launched in 2012 by Philadelphia philanthropist David Magerman.
The new incarnation of C&R features a Mediterranean menu with traditional small plates, grilled and braised meats, and a delicious non-dairy dessert menu. We also have a large bar stocked with local beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and a selection of wine and liquor.
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t
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food was very overpriced and the quality was poor. $32.00 for 4 oz of branzino is embarrassing. There is basically nothing healthy to eat on the menu. Salads consist of one piece of lettuce. The chocolate cake I had for desert was stale. I would not recommend this restaurant as much as I wanted to like it as it is the only Kosher option in a pleasant venue in the Philadelphia area.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience was amazing. But the service and food failed. We ordered things that never came: brocclie avocado salad, avocado sushi roll (1 out of 2 came) and side of ratatouille. I ordered dessert for my mother’s 70th birthday (and mother’s day) on the phone and confirmed w waiter upon arrival. We were done the meal and it wasn’t coming. My mom got up to leave and we had to tell her to wait. Then our waiter brought the dessert plates ahead of the cake so the surprise was ruined. The service was such a bummer.
The biggest disappointment were the entree’s. The ribs (2 of us at our table oedered then) were so over salted they were unpleasant to eat. The lamb chops were hard and such a disappointment. The fish & chips- a miss. Not yummy. Those long potatoe rectangles looked cool but texture was mush. Even the side of fries my kids got were over salted. The food was such a disappointment we would not return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The devil eggs are a must!

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Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Spotty service and food. The cauliflower appetizer was excellent, so were the doughnut/chicken combo, the shashlik and the brisket. The matzoball soup was tasteless. Service was indifferent, shashlik was served without pita that didn’t arrive until too late. To their credit, the manager was apologetic and gracious and comped us with 2 desserts without charge

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S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We didn’t know this was a Kosher restaurant- the food was ok, but it would have been helpful to know that they use almond milk when we had three in our party of 4 with almond sensitivities. The server forgot to bring one of our entrees until we asked, then the brisket and eggs was without brisket :( overall the food was good, but they have some serving issues to work on, not to mention it seemed contradictory that they cater to a dietary restriction, but don’t mention it or alert people before serving them a known allergen for some.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took a while for the waiters to take our order! We ordered two burgers medium rare, one came rare but very delicious. for the money, I thought it could have been a little better!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and vibrant.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was for the most part delicious. The short ribs were so soft and succulent and just plain delicious. There were some interesting choices made with the appetizers in regard to the flavors and accoutrements they came with, but overall pretty good.

Amazing ambiance. Just a lovely room. The service was great as well and the restaurant management checked in with us to make sure that we enjoyed our meal which is always a nice touch.

Definitely plan to visit again next time we’re in Philadelphia.

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M
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was very good. Enjoyed the hummus, roasted peppers, baba ganoush and pita. Spaetzle was also good. Fish tacos were better. Service was off but hope it is better the next time we go.

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was awful, the food - just ok, the waiters didn't know what was going on and the kitchen had probably just one cook while the restaurant was packed. In all, a very negative experience. Will not go back.

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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent, reasonably priced dining option in Bala Cynwyd. The fact that it is also glat kosher is an extra. Worth going to even if you do not observe kosher dining requirements (I don't).

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once again, C&R did not disappoint. Thank you for being here.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meals! Staff all very friendly and pleasant. Cannot wait to go back to enjoy other dishes! Duck and steak were delicious.

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n
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the menu very interesting. We enjoyed our meal; the charcuterie platter was to die for and my husband's chicken entree was amazing. However, I chose a chicken sandwich and was very disappointed. It was supposed to come on house made sourdough bread, but it was just a normal hamburger roll. It came with cranberry relish and avocado, which I thought were sparse; I really should have asked for more. Neither the sandwich nor the fries were hot, so it was overall a big disappointment. Should have chosen a normal entree!

Still, I believe we will go back. Just no sandwiches!

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, price high just a restaurant for special occasions. Enjoyed

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BJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service. For the price I would have wanted more per item. Felt like I paid a bit to much for the quantity.. Again the food was awesome!

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JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined with a friend sort of last minute. Comfortable fun seating in the bar area. Matt, the bar-keep was very sociable, attentive and a good sport to our cajoling. Everything ordered was as it should be and timely served.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, Citron & Rose did not disappoint. The menu had recently been changed it’s new, savory and interesting dishes. We had the Salmon and tasty sides, along with a house wine served during happy hour discount period. When we arrived the restaurant was relatively quiet, though not for lack of customers. My wife and I had the treat of an empty house for a couple of days and we took advantage of the date opportunity with dinner at C & R. We will definitely be back and look forward to trying their new biweekly Tuesday night menus.

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AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with the service and ambiance. Awesome for dates

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I
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. From the ambience, to the food, to the service, overall great great place. Also loved the decor and style.
Highly recommended!

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AR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant Looks unassuming from the outside, but really nice ambience and very attentive service. We made it in time for happy hour. Small plates were big enough to share amongst the 4 of us and all were delicious. House wine for &5 was a great deal. Best entrees were the short ribs and sous vide duck. Would definitely eat there again.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful meal and a great time! Service was excellent.

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r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our waiter made really great drinks and the food was delicious.
We got a cauliflower appetizer with curry. It was really yummy.
I got the pastrami lox sandwich on homemade sourdough bread -- a++
Then they had these churro bites for desert which was so delicious.

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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It took a long time once we sat to get menus and then a long time to order food and drinks. Took a while to get 3 of the 4 drinks that were ordered. Had to go back for the forgotten 4th drink. Items on the menu were no longer available (lamb chops). Descriptions of how food was prepared was not correct (duck). Then the shared appetizer came out at the same time as the salads and we weren't done with this and our main course came out. Was charged extra for 2 more pieces of pita - only 2 were given with the appetizer for 4 people. Glass of house wine was $18. Food was okay but not worth the cost. Those who had ordered the duck had an excessive amount of fat that had to be trimmed off. Would not return.

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ML
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfair to judge based on this visit - the fire alarm went off & after the fire dept left they could only serve cold foods! A terrible limitation. Also there was (understandably) a bit of fall out & confusion as a result of the alarm. So - that said - despite the extremely slow service & bland food we did all agree to return one more time to see what the food & service was like without the fire brigade. By the way - this is a Kosher restaurant - and maybe there needs to be a box to check above.

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GG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised after several very bad visits (on one, we were the only ones there and the computer was not working but no one thought to walk the order into the kitchen). This was a non-meatless week and the fish and vegetables were unusually good as was the service and attention. We will see if they keep it up when they go back to their regular menu

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal. Food was excellent.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always out of something on the menu that is listed under dinner?

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, service was very friendly, but very slow

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j
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First you would never know that this was a kosher restaurant. The restaurant beautiful decorated and the food was outstanding. Im in the food business and I have to say that this was one of the best steaks that I have ever had. Keep of the good work CR staff.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

So disappointing. My sister-in-law's short ribs were a fatty mess. My steak was terribly seasoned, highly salted, and overcooked. My wife's hamburger was over cooked, too. To add insult to injury, I was charged $2 for an extra dab of aioli sauce. Will never go back.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiters were bored was slow in the restaurant and they kept on coming over it was a little distrupting

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IF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Kelly was amazing waitress, chefAparicio has change totally the food and put the tavern in a great gourmet level and he brought some
Nice latin waitress that had made a change to the service

Thanks

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Cand R tavern has greatly improved. Having said that the portions are still small for the price and we were here twice in one week (We only eat out kosher) and the first time my husband ordered his steak rare and it was fairly well done. My hubby is not the complaining type and didn't feel like waiting another hour for his meal so we let it go. Service is improving.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice spot. Oils highly recommend

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E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After many years we finally tried it with friends who keep kosher. The place was great! Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We would go back even without kosher friends.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

This does not seem like a place for couples. Our table for two was in the middle of the aisle, so our chairs or table got bumped every time anybody walked by in either direction. There were several large groups and families there on Sunday night, and it was so loud that it was hard to hear across the table. The food was fine, but we will not be returning because of the ambiance.

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SP
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Eight of us came for my husband’s birthday dinner. Four of us planned to order lamb chops. They were out of them. Three ordered mashed potatoes. They were out of them. They ordered French fries instead and were given fingerling potatoes. The waiter apologized and then brought the French fries. I ordered the gnocchi after hearing no lamb chops were available. It appears they forgot about my order. After being reminded and offered apologies, the gnocchi finally arrived, after others had eaten half of their dinners. We were not offered a refill of water and had to ask for refills. Ketchup was not provided with half of the burgers and fries and had to be requested.

We were very unhappy and will not return.

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k
Savannah
66 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

the food was very good overall and the service needs a bit of an ungrade but overall a great place to get Kosher food

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