Citron & Rose Tavern and Market

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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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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly prepared and served, the kosher food at Citron and Rose was delightful but overpriced. The crispy cauliflower was my favorite, with just a dusting of seasoning and batter. Our lamb chops and catch of the day were tasty, as were our cocktails and desserts, but no dish seemed special enough to quite justify its price. The desserts were modestly sized - really just the right size for healthy eating, and accompanied by small scoops of house made ice cream. My pistachio cake would have made my day if the tiny topping of ice cream had not almost entirely melted by the time it reached the table, but a reasonable scoop of frozen goodness would have flattened the small cake. Our server was extraordinary and made us feel special. That may be enough to get us to return for a special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was premium, as were the cocktails. When I come to Philadelphia, Citron and Rose is ALWAYS on my list of must visit places.

TH
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant environment and consistently improving staff and food quality, which is brought in a timely fashion

ST
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at bar. Good beer. small plates: wings and kebab excellent! chicken meatballs need some personality. Overall, very good!

HN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The ambience was nice sitting inside at the window.

RD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

exellent food
amazing ambience
great place for business meeting or dinner with friends

RA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a truly outstanding restaurant! The food has subtle and creative flavors, the ambiance is lovely, and everything about the experience was great. Thank you, Robin

D
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening! Great food and service and the back room was nice and quiet for our private party.

SS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We are happy to have a kosher restaurant in the area. The menu had a lot of good choices. Service was odd. We would have liked to see all the first courses served at the same time and all the main courses served at the same time. The ice cream that was served st the end was more like a milkshake
because the waiter had let it sit before serving it. Next time I expect better service. This is a pricey restaurant and the service should be past of a total package of excellence.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The regular menu and special menus that I've ordered from are both delicious lately. I especially love the beet salad and duck confit salad. The tacos appetizer on Southern BBQ night was great.

Citron & Rose Tavern and Market
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! I will definitely let Chef Carlos know! We sure do love our Theme Nights! Hope to see you again!

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best kosher restaurants around. I like how the chef takes food that we eat all the time and makes it new and different.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice meal. Food was good but not great. Service was fair.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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EH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. They took us at exactly our appointment time

t
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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.

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.

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

The devil eggs are a must!

A
Philadelphia
93 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

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.

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!

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

Wonderful and vibrant.

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.

M
Philadelphia
23 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.

DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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.

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).

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.

F
Philadelphia
11 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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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!

AR
Philadelphia
16 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.

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

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

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.

B
Philadelphia
7 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.

ML
Philadelphia
30 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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