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For 2
Fri, 2/23
8:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Citronnelle.
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Booked 9 times today


139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Citronnelle is a small, casual yet elegant French BYOB, located right in the heart of Downtown Lancaster City, PA. Our dishes are classically prepared yet modern, with global influences. We use only the finest ingredients freshest local, seasonal produce.

Our establishment is BYOB, so guests are encouraged to bring in their favorite selections of wines (with only a modest $5/bottle corkage fee).

Join the fun every other Wednesday during the summer/winter months for our special $39 GLOBAL dinner events! See the calendar on our Global Wednesdays webpage for dates & details. NOTE: On "Global Wednesday" evenings, THE GLOBAL WEDNESDAYS MENU WILL BE THE ONLY MENU WE OFFER.

Come join us for some deliciously creative gastronomic offerings, a cozy ambiance, professional and friendly service, and perhaps even a little romance with your significant other. We look forward to serving you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Global, International, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(717) 208-6697
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rafael Perez
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We are available for on-site catering. Please email us.
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Cross street
Prince St. & Water St.
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Parking details
There are 4 metered spots on our block, and there is an indoor parking garage diagonally across the street.
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Special events & promotions
We are available for special events. Please email us.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 139 People Are Saying
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ChrisN (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

On a very snowy February night this place was packed. Service was slightly slower than I might have anticipated, but perhaps that was because of absences due to the snow. The starters were fantastic, the entree was extremely tasty, and the speciality soufflet desserts were to die for. We'll be back for sure.

OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Drove all the way in the snowstorm and it did not disappoint. Great greeting, wonderful service and all the entrees were a hit. The mango sorbet was delicious as was the chocolate soufflés. Would go back again.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I loved the food. We shared the crab croquettes which were creamy delights. I enjoyed the cassoulet with perfectly prepared duck confit. My wife chose the wild boar gnocchi which she couldn't stop raving. We both took half our entrée home for a delicious lunch the next day. Finally we shared the decadent chocolate soufflé which was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day menu, a bit pricey but some amazing flavors. Overall a good experience.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special Valentine's Day menu was a great taste treat.

Frenchie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Superb, authentic French paté, cassoulet, and soufflé . We forgot to bring wine, but the elderberry drink was fine, especially with an added lemon slice. Offers a 3-course pre-theater option.

My4Sons (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A wonderful experience. Our first time here and we will definitely go back. Everything was delicious. Had first and second courses and dessert. Everything was great from the food to the service.. A cozy little place and BYOB. Great place for date nights.....probably not a good choice for small children.

Jacq (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had the friendliest service and a delicious brunch! I had the french toast and my boyfriend had the open faced omelet... both amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to dine

RobertM44 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

My wife and I enjoy going out during the week for a date night. We like to share a meal often our dinner was more than enough to share. The dinner rolls where the best I have had and the desert was second to none (there specialty). I believe that the tire store down the street is lenient to parking latter in the evening. This would have to rank as one of our top three favorite restaurants in the Lancaster area.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

From the moment we walked into Citronnelle we knew it was going to be a special experience and it did NOT disappoint! From the appetizer to the dessert, it was the most unique and traditional French cuisine imaginable. We will be back, hoping to get the fireplace corner seating next time! Thank you Citronnelle for one of the best dining experiences of our lives!

Schooky (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We came here for dinner before a play at the Fulton Theatre, and it was wonderful. I had a perfect NY Strip and my wife had salmon that tasted like it just been caught. BYOB makes it more affordable too. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. We highly recommend this little restaurant. Cheers!

DerrickH (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We met friends on a Thursday night and had a very enjoyable time. The food and service was excellent. I just wish there were a couple more options for the second course however nothing to complain about.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The Global Wednesday was superb--a visit to Hungary with goulash soup and chicken paprikas that were wonderfully authentic. I'm looking forward to visiting again soon. The server was just the right level of attentive.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful date night here. Happily surprised by the ambiance, delicious food and gracious staff. It’s BYOB which we appreciated as we have plenty of our own good wine choices. The portions are more filling than they look and I am enjoying my leftovers for lunch boch today!