Citrus City Grille- Orange

4.5
412 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Citrus City Grille Restaurant and Lounge, American Cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean flavors.
Our location, which opened in 1995, is located in the heart of Downtown Orange Circle.
Indoor and Outdoor dining available.
Full Bar - Award Winning Wine List - Purveyor of Quality Food
Valet Parking available.
Banquet/ Catering Services Available (on-site/off-site)
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chilean sea bass and the chocolate soufflé are to die for. Highly Recommend for dinner and brunch!

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TM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the dinner special was a great value.

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DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little noisy but good experience overall, service was very good

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JL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for a tablecloth as i was on a date with a hot guy. and they were very happy to place one on my table. We had a great date and were able to get handsy under the table thanks to the tablecloth
We will def be back as it was an unforgettable evening
Thank u

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MB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great dinner with friends. The food was great, everything about dinner was fantastic.

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Quite noisy inside but the patio was pleasant.

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TP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing!!!

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went there for fathers day brunch right at opening, the hostesses did not seem prepared for the amount of guests that had reservations at opening, 2 parties were seated before us although they checked in after us... Took too long to be greeted by a server. Good was delicious for a buffet

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved away from Orange about 2.5 years ago. We came back for a visit and it was unanimous that we go to Citrus for dinner. Great food, martinis, and service.

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is the embodiment of a tourist restaurant. The place is extremely big with a noise level to match. The food is the kind you buy at wholesale outlet and the price is if it was made by a top chef. This is not what I expected from a restaurant in the City of Orange.

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SM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite neighborhood place for dinner or drinks. The food is top notch and the service spot on.

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food good as always. Waitress was very accommodating, taking care of our special requests easily. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass - was very good. I had the Swordfish special - it was excellent. And, of course, the Grand Marnier Raspberry Souffle - the best in OC! Definitely on the expensive side, but well worth it.

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DC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. I love their menu, it never disappoints!!!!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was wonderful!

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality and taste lower than the what you pay. Taps is much better in every way.

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A
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a wonderful spot for elevated dining without being too pricey. Wish there was more outdoor seating space. Service is outstanding as is the food.

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RS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Citrus City Grille is always dependable for great service and food. Parking is a bit difficult around meal times so plan for that.

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PG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner. Service is always as good as the food.

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MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! My family enjoyed everything!

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GS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have become "frequenters"! Grilled octopus and Chilean Sea Bass never disappoint. Great wine list, genuine service.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the option of outside seating. I teriors are beautiful.
Food was satisfying.
It wasnt crowded,yet service a little slow to our needs.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. When it’s crowded, it’s noisy, so we try to go during the off-times. Food is great, service is friendly and professional. They’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs.

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N
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place it’s the best Sunday Brunch in town!

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MR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually have the sea bass, it wad cooked to perfection since I like mine medium. The risotto came out lukewarm, but m our server immediately brought over a fresh serving. Great service.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Love the location and vibe. I was there on an early Friday night for dinner with 5 family members. We have all eaten there before. Tonight, we ordered the calamari, salmon, filet, pork chop, chicken and shrimp and scallops. While the calamari appetizer and my salmon were very good, everyone else’s meal was way overcooked. The fillet, pork and chicken were so tough and tasteless. The side dishes were tired and uninspired. The sweet potatoes with the pork were charred. It was an expensive and sad affair. The service was very good. The decor is lovely and classy, but the food needs some serious help. Although we have been there many times, I’m afraid I cannot afford to go back.

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OT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places to go for a nice dinner near the Chapman University campus. Excellent food, good service and a nice wine list by the glass.

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k
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the service! Drinks came fast when we ordered “another”. 🙂 I personally love this place because it reminds me of my mother. We had her celebration of life here.
Thank you for the wonderful Mother’s Day and the memories.

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L
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always excellent. The prime rib sandwich is delicious!

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RI
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to go for Sunday brunch, the food and staff are awesome. You are treated like a celebrity. The train station is 3 blocks away very easy for no worry travel. It has become one of my special places.

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S
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service a bit spotty at times. Waitress was friendly when she was around. We shared the mozzarella caprese special to start. I had the sea bass & hubby had filet. We ended with grand marnier soufflé. All very good!

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MP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

I kind of blame myself for not checking ahead of time. In previous years the restaurant had a set menu for Easter. This year was a buffet style. While even though the food is always good, the place isn't designed for buffet style so it was crowded, loud and felt like a cafeteria. For 40 bucks a plate I would rather go somewhere where you are able to have a nice conversation with family and friends. I will go back to the restaurant for their food always but will never go back to a buffet style brunch again

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GT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Well, unfortunately the Ravioli with the I believe shittake mushrooms made me ill. I didnt think it was the Ravioli until I warmed up the leftovers and I got sick again. Bummed

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CK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I can count on well made and fresh food at the Grille. Sitting on the front patio was was very nice as there was a car show on the street in front of us. The waitress was very cordial and accommodating even though it was a very busy day.

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P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Endless mimosas are great, but the quality of the champagne wasn't even close to average. Everything else was above average.

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DC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great option in old town Orange. Good food, great drink options.

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L
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good service

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P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always delivers! Sitting outside on a nice evening is wonderful. Service is attentive and friendly. Food is nicely done and uses fresh ingredients. It’s a go to place in Orange!

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were a party of six. There were two tables available for six. One next to the receptionist booth and one farther in to the restaurant. We asked if we could be seated farther in and told no, even though tables were identical Noise level very high making it difficult to talk with each other. Food was great. Ran out of plates but some were brought out as soon as we told the staff. Reception staff could use some training.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Buffet was amazing! They had a delicious beet salad and poke tuna! Waiter was sublime!

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