Citron

4.5
1524 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casually elegant American Waterfront Dining in Baltimore County tucked inside Greenspring Valley. Wine Spectator Awards Winner. Annual BEST of BALTIMORE Winner. Open Table Diner's Choice Winner. Operated by Charles & Susan Levine & the Citron Team. Enjoy Top-Quality Day Boat Seafood, Prime Meats, Sushi, Handcrafted Cocktails, Excellent Wines & Craft Whiskeys. Revive yourself in relaxed outdoor dining, overlooking the Lake or indoors in our UV Light/Ionized Clean Air. Citron Restaurant offers outside and inside dining by reservation only for up to 6 guests; reservations for More than 6 or for private events please contact us 410-363-0900 reservations@citronbaltimore.com

Cozy dining spaces include fireplace rooms, our private event building The Cove, inside and outside Lakefront spaces and heated outdoor terraces year round. Nature lover's paradise. Clean, contemporary vibrant.

Enjoy Citron to Go Carryout on Weds-Sun. Order online @citronbaltimore.com www.citronbaltimore.com
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  • Celebrate at Citron

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Relax in our safe COVID HVAC enhanced systems and AIR PURIFICATION at Citron. Celebrate in the fireplace room, main dining room, sophisticated bar area or the year round outside spaces overlooking the 40 acre lake. Complimentary dessert for all occasions. Reserve on Open Table and let us know what you are celebrating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1524 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cali
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Would love to go again. It was just freezing. I wish they had a heated light

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vipAMH1
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night to sit on the deck overlooking the Quarry. We started with the excellent Citron chopped salad. We also ordered the very tasty and unique fried calamari. For dinner we split the very fresh and nicely presented sushi platter. Definitely enough for 2 people and better than most pure sushi restaurants. As always the service was great and our server John was terrific. Also we had a fantastic bottle of wine that was recommended by Charles the owner of Citron. Great night!

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AsiaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter really made us feel special. The views are amazing and so was the food. I especially liked the veggie sushi and the crab cake. Beautiful place to go for any special occasion.

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lauraf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host staff was lovely, we were given the most beautiful view by the water, they accommodated my request for a low table because my grandmother who was with us cannot sit on the high tables, our server Val was so sweet can’t wait to come back and request her again.

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LatriceH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner at Citron for the first time on a Sunday (615pm reservation) Let me say the food was amazing, the service was great and the staff was uber helpful and friendly. When I had to add a person to my original reservation the were very accommodating. I will be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Citron is special.
Service, food, cocktails and wine are spot on.
All plates are composed and adorned with micro herbs and greens.
Very cosmopolitan in the feel, execution and guest experience.
The Lake is spectacular even prettier than pictures.
We appreciate the flowers, appropriate glassware
And how detailed Citron is.
Found out that since last July they have been
Quite busy. I know why. Citron is great.
You’ll enjoy.

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EdowayeO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff, the environment was clean and nice

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Kwat
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection and drink selection. My family and I will return soon.

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KeonaScott
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband and I 5 yr wedding anniversary and my husband had the owner come over to help surprise me with a new wedding ring. I was so sweet and special. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife’s experience at Citron has been one of our best dining experiences ever.

The outside seating overlooking the lake (we happened to catch the sun setting) … A1! 🙌🏾👏🏽🍾

The outside landscape looks like like a room out of Heaven.

The servers were very accommodating and hospitable. Our experience overall was simply Amazing!

Citron … Job Well Done! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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JaneenJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for dates and special occasions. The food is exceptional. They were very attentive to details.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Citron for a business meal, the food was outstanding, our server Will really knew the menu and gave great recommendations. The food and atmosphere was worth the price.

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Noah
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, from the food to the service to the ambience. One of our party had a dairy sensitivity and William our server was very attentive to making sure this was accommodated very well. Incredibly gracious service, the drinks were top-notch, and the dishes (particularly the meats) were perfectly prepared.

Will definitely be back again

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Jay85
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience. Had fun and the ambiance is nice but very loud at times. More so the music but had a nice time!

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Roos
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the portions were perfect, the view of the lake was beautiful, the service was excellent. The entire staff was very attentive. The owners were very engaging. My wife and I have been trying to get to Citron for the past 5 years since they have opened. It was well worth the wait. We will definitely be back soon.
10 stars! **

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the moment we arrived the service was sub par. The front desk had us wait while ushering in two tables of “friends.” The table was wobbly and the napkin shed lint all over my dress. The wine arrived too warm. The food was “eh” - more like something you would be served at Cheesecake Factory than a fine dining establishment. Perhaps they don’t know any better. Will definitely not return.

Citron
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you. With over 300 guests last night, the owner’s 91 yr old mother was seated as soon as she arrived. The other party booked ahead of yours. Our cellars chill bottles at degrees of 58 reds, 48 champagnes and 46 whites. Was hot humid air while you dined outside a factor? Our linens don’t shed, so not sure why lint. Our kitchen serves the highest quality ingredients and prepares dishes under careful supervision of Exec Chef Dorsch; nothing against the large chain you referred, not similar.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Our friends from Philadelphia LOVED it. Like I said before, the BEST restaurant in Baltimore County.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere, fabulous service!

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vipUndone1
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Citron has held the promise of a premier restaurant for the Baltimore Vicinity, but not last night. Having enjoyed some of the best restaurants in Maryland, New York, California, Florida, etc., I was surprised that the experience fell far short in many aspects for a rather high-end establishment. The reputation is there for a first-class culinary performance (and I always allow any company on off-night, off-week, and covid has placed a huge strain on the industry) driven by the vision of a top-end restauranteur, Mr. Levine. Nonetheless, after sharing that this was dinner to celebrate our anniversary perhaps a complimentary glass of champagne or a dessert could be offered for the price you are paying, we mentioned there is a garlic allergy, and the potatoes and garlic butter on the steak showed this had not been communicated to the kitchen, I have never in my life had fresh shrimp cocktail come out as 4 pieces seasoned with old bay (they appeared to be the same type of shrimp one buys at Safeway already prepackaged and seasoned $11.99 per lb), the salad to share was brought out with an extra plate where many restaurants will divide the salad for you into smaller servings rather than have you scrape pieces off to the other dish, the filets were prepared correctly and the dessert was a fine sundae. Wine list- excellent choices both by the glass and bottle, but the sauvignon blanc and chablis could have been chilled a little more; the red Bordeaux should have been served when I received my filet, not at the end of the meal. While many establishments will seat guests throughout regardless of dress and attire, I might suggest a "casual" section for t-shirts and shirts that look like underwear versus the suits and ties and dresses for more formal occasions- we were not even asked if we preferred indoor or outdoor. There was also a chip on my plate all night that no one noticed and bird droppings in the rail next to our table. We'll try once more in a year or so....

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vipPrincesspaindoc
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

No staff was wearing a mask. Not sure I want servers talking over my food anymore. Every other restaurant I’ve been to in town had staff wearing masks.

Addendum: It is great to learn that all staff is vaccinated. Only concern is patrons aren’t masked and walking around the dining room, and don’t know vaccination status of patrons.

Citron
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hey, thanks for sharing. We follow strict Government Guidelines according to the CDC and Governor Larry Hogan. Was not aware any guests would have concerns about our staff, who only works if they are healthy and ALL OUR STAFF has been vaccinated who would not be wearing a mask, wearing face coverings. But we will review and discuss at next staff meeting. Thank you again for dining with us at Citron.

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JoseS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food, and friendly ambiance.

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JoyceH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place since it opened! Charles, the owner, often greets you at the welcome desk and gives a tour if you are new. Whether it’s a relative, friend, neighbor or date, I always ask to go to Citron. They have everything from beer and bar food that is scrumptious to pate and champagne. No matter the occasion, from table for two to large groups, family celebrations; look no further. My personal favorite is the Chilean sea bass, but I have never had one morsel here that wasn’t utterly delicious. I have never been to a party here but have seen lots of happy people preCOVID, laughing and dancing and having the time of their lives. You can’t go wrong choosing this venue for a drink on the patio/deck to a multi course celebration. Enjoy!

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DeniseD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charles is very attentive and accommodating to your every need! Totally enjoyable atmosphere and service was top notch! You feel very personally welcome!

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vipAMH1
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We started with the amazing mussels that were uniquely prepared and presented. These were absolutely the best mussels I’ve ever tasted. We rarely eat steak but I was glad I made the exception. I ordered it as the chef felt it should be prepared and it was exceptional. My wife had the excellent salmon over a Caesar salad. Special thanks to Charles Levine for a terrific wine selection. This is clearly my favorite restaurant!

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vipMike
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Citron a few times now, and our experience was better than ever! Amazing atmosphere, with great service and delicious food as always. We really appreciated that on the menu the restaurant addresses the high cost of commodities which have affected prices. Well worth it, Citron is definitely our favorite spot in the area. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town and worth every penny. The service was top notch and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Don’t even get me started in the view. Spectacular!!!

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lauraf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick, my waitress was wonderful and answered all of my questions. The food was well worth the price. My experience was great from the start to the end of my meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great, except a lot of the pricing seemed especially high compared similar high-end restaurants in Baltimore City. Pricing for two entrees, an appetizer and a couple drinks is in line with the course pricing at the Charleston, but I wouldn’t say the overall experience for Citron is at that level in terms of service, menu creativity, and process. All-in-all the food was very good, great atmosphere on the patio, service was good, but pricing seemed excessive.

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EBONYB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

the food was over priced but the experience was great...our waitress was AMAZING...her name is Valeriya...she was very knowledgeable of the menu and was able to offer recommendations...but I don't ever have to go back to Citron again...over all it was meh

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was Great! The waiter William was excellent great attitude and the whole staff made sure the experience was Great

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Disappointed
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

With sadness, Citron was disappointing. This was our 3rd visit. We were seated at a very nice table. Service was very slow and our waiter did not show any emotional dedication to our table of 6. I ordered Filet Mignon medium rare. It was stringy and tough. This was not a $60 velvety seared outside with a pink middle. It had a grey tint as if it was defrosted under running water. After 3 of us tasting it we sent it back. The waiter with no resistance came out quickly with another entree. The next entree was fine but not memorable. All 6 of us felt this way about our entrees. Desserts were very good. It was hard to get our check and the wait to process our credit cards was weirdly long. Our total bill was $1,500. The 20% gratuity was automatically included. We were in no way going to tip at 20%. From the greeting at the door, through dinner service no one was engaging except for the owner. I am sad to write this review as I was looking at Citron to be a real fine dining go to spot.

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KevinL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citron is a classy place with amazing atmosphere, top quality food, and top notch service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way overpriced but great service

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ReneeY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to take someone special to a very nice restaurant with a romantic ambience, this is the place. Dine outdoors so you can overlook Quarry Lake. The food is excellent, and the service is fantastic. Our waiter, William, was the best. I didn't find anything wrong with Citron. I expected to pay a lot, but it was my husband's 70th birthday, and I wanted to take him to a special place. It was expensive but I budgeted for this. My husband was so pleased. He enjoyed everything. It was worth the cost for his special day.

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scopek
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Had a wonderful time for our anniversary.

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vipnicholeF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food and view was great but service and price was terrible. My table wobbled and bathrooms were dirty and gross. Food was amazing but $22 for a kids Mac n cheese is outrageous. I ordered a sparkling rose and a beer and it took forever to arrive and the rose was flat. Our waitress seemed out of it and not eager to please. I won’t be returning!!!!

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CherraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

I went to this restaurant on Father’s Day and I ordered a steak medium well which means slight pink and they brung it out well done and told me that because of the temperature I ordered it at they can’t do nothing to fix it basically chalk it up and pay for a tough steak that was very over cooked I’ve been to many places and I get a steak with no issues what so ever

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined here for Fathers Day…beautiful venue and our food was yummy!! My hubby was happy with everything!

FAQs

Citron offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 363-0900 ext. 1.

Citron is rated 4.5 stars by 1524 OpenTable diners.

Citron does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/citron/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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