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.
Waiters were bored was slow in the restaurant and they kept on coming over it was a little distrupting
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
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.
Very nice spot. Oils highly recommend
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.
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.
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.
the food was very good overall and the service needs a bit of an ungrade but overall a great place to get Kosher food
We had such a great feast! We really enjoyed every bite and had enough to take home for lunch tomorrow. It was the perfect venue for my husband’s birthday.
Meal was fine but lack of staple items on the newest menu left a lot to be desired.
Great food and ambiance . Service is fantastic and quick.
Good food, good service, nice ambience. What more could you ask for?
We had a nice time at Citron and Rose Tavern. The ambiance is nice and the food is good if you have time to wait. The service was very slow and we had to wait a long time (it was not busy).
Poor service. Expensive. Waiter did not know menu well.
Service could have and should have been better. Waited a while just to get the order in. Drinks took a while. Food all came at the same time. Waited long for desert just to find out they ran out of what we ordered. Food was good but service needs some work.
We chose Citron & Rose for our anniversary. The Maitre De gave us congratulations but couldn't be bothered to fake any excitement or even make eye contact. She said our table was being cleaned and put or menus on the ledge and after a few minutes of standing there looking lost we had to ask her if our table was ready in order to be seated. Our waitress Kristi was excellent, very attentive and gracious. She explained the menu to us, even telling us the two items not available but there were substitute items. We ordered appetizers and after 5 minutes I put a timer on to see how long we would be waiting. 30 minutes and many water refills later I asked her when they would be ready. She ran to check on it and the kitchen said a few minutes. We ordered our main hoping to save time and finally got our appetizers after 45 minutes! Our mains came out not too much later, but the dish we ordered well done came out totally rare and our waitress told us she specifically asked for well. After 2 bites we had to give it back to her and switched it for their basic burger. That didn't come out until the other main was near finished and we couldn't finish our meal until 15 minutes after closing! Just a little embarrassing to be the only customers in the restaraunt after-hours.
Overall- the menu is small with many out-of-the-ordinary options. The ambiance was loud and noisy, we felt that everyone's voices carried through the restaraunt. The wait time for food was beyond atrocious, but it did taste good (so long as it was cooked as ordered).
I would question the pride of the employees as our glasses and plates were dirty when we sat down and besides our waitress, they didn't seem to care to work hard.
Very satisfied with the food, waitress was great, but we got switched halfway through and weren't thrilled with the second waiter. Oh well. Still super yummy.
Service was slow, perhaps non-existent. Food nothing to write about.
No need to go back.
very disappointed. For the price it's just not worth it. Staff was great, food was lacking!!!!
What a disaster! The restaurant was about half-full and we were seated right away. The waiter was solicitous and friendly but the service was excessively slow. When our entrees finally arrived, they were barely at room temperature and basically inedible. The waiter just took them off the bill for us but there was no apology from the manager. As Kosher consumers we are limited in choices, but I think this is the last chance I will give the Tavern. What should have been an enjoyable date night turned into a wasted evening and I didn’t even get a full meal out of it.
Nice service. Pretty fast with the food. Ordered a burger and their onion rings which was delicious. The beef brisket was not worth anything.
We made this reservation for my husband's birthday. We had to wait about 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated. One of the appetizers was excellent (tuna with smoked salmon). The hummus and baba were bland. For the main courses, they had run out out of the duck. Only the salmon main course was good, but who goes to a fleishig restaurant for the fish? My husband splurged and ordered the rib-eye steak, which is expensive. It came about a half-hour after everyone else's main meal, so all of us had finished eating long before his main meal arrived. Someone from the kitchen came out, twice, to tell us that they had to "thaw" extra beef, so I guess it had been frozen. Bad sign. Then the waiter brought out two pieces of heavy, brown stuff that was certainly not rib-eye (this website won't upload our photo of his dish). By then, we had been in C&R Tavern for almost three hours. Our daughter had to leave right after my husband's main meal arrived, because she had an early day at work the next morning (which is why we'd made an early reservation). I've never seen my husband not finish a beef meal. He ate maybe a tenth of it, chewing hard. The next morning, he told me he had been up several times that night with, umm, intestinal problems. My husband has a stomach of iron. I've never seen him have any troubles anywhere before. We strongly support kosher food in our area. We buy only kosher meat, wine, &c for our home. I hope someone straightens out this restaurant. The Jewish Community deserves better. We'd had great meals at the old Citron & Rose, and we've eaten at Wolf & Lamb in NYC and other great places. Excellent kosher food can be done. Come to our house and we'll show you. My husband is a great cook. As he says: how hard is it to prepare a great rib-eye? Buy a great rib-eye and don't over cook it. Done. The kosher counters at Acme and Giant sell them, by the way. Next birthday....
The appetizers were amazing in that they explored different kinds of food combinations and it was a great experience
It is rare to find such a winner in all categories! It was like eating in someone’s dining room only way better.
Food was cold. Service was very very weak. Unfortunately - will not be back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Service was good. Food wasn't so great.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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!.
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.
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