Citrus City Grille- Orange

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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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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for their valentines dinner event. Great good, great service and beautiful ambience. If I were to critique anything, it would have to be the violinist that played. It was very hard to hear her due to no amplification.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food definitely recommend to anyone

p
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was very positive and we thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there. Everyone we came in contact with was very courteous and friendly. Above all the atmosphere was great.

WA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

I
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. Great food and great experience.

HW
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service you can never go wrong with this place

JB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food with fresh, high-quality ingredients! Very accommodating staff and our server was excellent. The Brussels Sprouts are not to be missed!

CV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at the Citrus City Grill and had an excellent time! The food was delicious. I highly recommend the stuffed date appetizer and the sea bass entree. Not to mention the bread and dipping sauce!!! The service and ambiance was great!!!

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there during Super Bowl last Sunday. Place was a ghost town. Wonderful food, great service all-in-all nice time. We go back and back and back. M

d
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our waiter was awesome.... soufflé was excellent and great service

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic salmon from a fantastic menu! Foodie's dream

JJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service a little hit and miss, but the location and outdoor seating make up for it.

PM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good and attentive staff. Food was good a little pricey for the Orange Circle.

DZ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great location. Service was very good!

SH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not crowded at all on a Saturday afternoon. We sat on the outdoor patio, which was quieter than indoors. Place was clean, people were friendly. Service average. We had the filet mignonette tacos. They were fabulous! I would go back there any time!

BM
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had not been here in some time. The place had not changed much, still a nice casual place. We had the Saganaki appetizer, which got lots of looks when it was set aflame!! Very nice portion and very tasty. I had the prime rib dip sandwich and I liked it a lot. My wife had the braised short ribs and also liked it a lot. The Creme Brulee' despite being touted as the best in Orange county was a big disappointment. Custard was a dark yellow and not fully set, more on the runny side. The caramelized sugar was also sort of rubbery as opposed to crisp. Just a weird combination. But overall still a decent place worth trying. We will go back.

One other thing. Our server was very difficult to understand. Not sure what his accent was but both my wife and I had a hard time figuring out what he was saying.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Everyone enjoyed themselves. ! Food was delicious. .. Our server never let our champagne run out !!

P
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We really love eating at this establishment. The reason for my lower rating is our server was either new
or inexperienced. He failed to notify us of the daily specials, or that a request for a souffle took additional time. We obviously hadn't seen the dessert menu at the time we ordered our entrees. When I drew these deficiencies to his attention following dinner, his attitude was one of complete disregard.

LW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I shared a small plate ahi dish, seafood soup, and ravioli. All were presented beautifully and tasted slightly unique and very delicious. Outside patio would have been great but too cold for us. Inside is a little too open for my preference but we picked a spot near the windows to be a little more cozy. Our waiter was perfectly attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely be back.

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

My stuffed chicken was very dry!

JG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First time there for breakfast. Underwhelmed. Small portions, overpriced.

c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Butter lettuce salad was so tender & flavorful. Had the New Year Eve preset menu. Filet was tender & juicy. Asparagus was perfect. Well worth the money. Had creme brulee for dessert. Try their souffles on a non-holiday. So good.

ET
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great

OT
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The drinks were good and the food was excellent. The shrimp and scallop plates were wonderful and the seafood was cooked to perfection. The flavorful meatloaf with mashed potatoes was amazing comfort food! The roasted chicken had just the right amount of herbs. Don’t forget to order soufflés! We had the grand marnier and a chocolate! Alexandria did such a nice job of serving, especially the souffles and she was one of the best servers we have had the pleasure to meet in a long time. We had an excellent dinig experience with our adult children and Alexandria made it especially pleasant for us! She is a lovely personable server!!!

JG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

horrible Christmas dinner experience- overpriced doesn't even explain the uneatable dinner that my party of 3 had. Inexcusable for a restaurant especially of their stature.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our food was cold. Very disappointing for the price of the meal.

G
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A Greek soup I ordered was inedible, a starchy green thick sauce with a ton of salt
Fish tacos, had one piece of fish with lots of shredded cabbage.
I would not recommend this restaurant.

SE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to a return visit soon with my husband, it was fantastic!

d
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing! John was very helpful with my vegan diet restrictions and the meal I had was amazing and filling! If you are into chocolate soufflé order it early and everyone who could eat it LOVED IT! I really cannot get over what a nice waiter John was!

J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together for a perfectly lovely lunch. The food and staff were all excellent!

GS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited CCG for Thanksgiving. Dinner was prix fix or open menu. We "customized" a surf 'n turf with a perfectly grilled rib eye, and diver scallops & huge grilled shrimp. Quiet, cozy dinner & drinks on the heated patio, watching it rain! Service as always, perfect.

EE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Recommned only for regular dinning. Brunch was very limited and just ok

OT
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend you guys all the time - I bring my friends from out of the country - and I also refer my hotel clients to you. Keep up the excellent work.

PL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had heard about this restaurant for several years and I was excited to finally be going. I had the chicken entree while both my brothers chose the meatloaf. My chicken was okay. The meatloaf was very dry. Both my brothers did not like it.
We will not be returning.

GW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food could have been warmer. Service was slow. Had to send the check back (was over charged for the wine). Had a overall good experience and we will return again.

J
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service diminished the experience, there are to many options out there to accept this type of service

ME
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, but I have to comment on the service. We had our two children with us, along with us four adults. Most nice restaurants may frown upon that but we don't allow our children to run around and be disruptive; Citrus City was beyond wonderful! The greeted us and treated us as well as they did our children and were just very kind. The staff is not just professional, they are thoughtful and considerate as well. We cannot wait to visit again.
We always have the octopus because it's amazing! We had lamb, chilean sea bass, seafood soup, etc. All was delicious! Thank you!!!

HB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. We had the bacon wrapped dates appetizer. Entrees were free range chicken and the pork chop. Borh were fantastic. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and engaging. We'll be going back!

MR
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We usually have a very good experience here. Steve the owner was very gracious and attentive.
They were a little busy which is why our service was a tad slower than normal, but all in all we had a nice time. Last time we had a weird experience with their filet mignonette tacos because we didn’t see that they came with berries and blue cheese. Next time we’ll request that they take these out.

T
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waiter was either new or overwhelmed. Took over 10 minutes to bring drink order--one wine was not available so ordered another--15 more minutes go by and finally had to ask hostess to get it. The point of having a drink with friends is having a drink with friends! Mediterranean veggie pasta was OK, but no artichokes and didn't have a lot of flavor. Salads were good.

Not sure if I'd repeat--had a better experience before going to happy hour--patio is much quieter and menu not bad for HH.