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About Citrus Restaurant

While Citrus is not “historic” or “citrus themed”, the restaurant name is meant to respect Central Florida’s heritage. The Citrus Restaurant concept reflects our interpretation of Florida and Southern flavors and ideas like fresh, clean, local and independent. The restaurant is stylish and inviting and sets an energetic and lively tone for the North Quarter District. Citrus was voted "Best Power Lunch" in the Orlando Magazine Dining Awards

821 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30pm – 4:00pm,
Closed Sunday; Dinner Hours: Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Lake Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 373-0622

Website:
http://www.citrusorlando.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the 801 North Orange parking garage with entrance off Park Lake Street.

Public Transit:
LYNX LYMMO Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Alex Myers

Private Party Facilities:
Citrus Restaurants - private dining accommodates up to 50 people for a seated event and 80 for a cocktail reception. Audiovisual equipment is available upon request. This space is ideal for corporate lunches, private dinners, holiday parties and private happy hour gatherings. Citrus also features a Chef Table that can accommodate up to 10 people for a private lunch or dinner.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager - Heidi Skehan : (407) 373-0622

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Citrus Restaurant culinary team, headed by Executive Chef Alex Myers, invite you to experience our Chef Table dinner. Enjoy a seasonal four-course dinner menu including a wine and cocktail pairing for $60 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Please call the restaurant to book your event.

Citrus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (646)
Neighborhood Gem (479)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (389)
Great for Lunch (356)
Romantic (332)
Hot Spot (264)
Notable Wine List (250)
Vibrant Bar Scene (203)
Late-night Find (64)
Great for Brunch (33)
Scenic View (32)
Good for a Date (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
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Happy Hour (6)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Hadn't been to Citrus in a while - but our dinner Saturday night reminded me what a gem Citrus is. I usually head straight to Shin (which I also love) but had a double date with friends and made reservations at Citrus.

What awesome food - the octopus appetizer was fun and inventive and our entrees were A-Plus. he server (wish I could remember his name) was well informed about both the food and wine and was attentive and fun.

Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2015

The food was great, in flavor and presentation. The menu took traditional foods and added a delicious twist. The boiled peanuts, wow! The service was also exceptional, our wait staff showed genuine care that we were enjoying our experience and that the food was to our liking. We will definitely be return customers and will mark this our list of top restaurant choices for O-town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 25, 2015

Great food, great service. The noise inside...and the restaurant was not even full! It was extremely difficult to have a conversation. Patio was quiet, but we did not want to sit outside in humidity and rain. Finally moved from table to the end of bar. Still had to hold heads close together to be able to hear. Not sure what they can do about this. Perhaps it's a great place to eat but not to have conversations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2015

This upscale restaurant appeared to be a wonderful dining experience when we reviewed the menu and the website. We were seated promptly at 7:00pm on a Friday night; however, when other diners arrived, the sound level was ridiculously off the chart noisy, which made it impossible to enjoy any conversation with our invited guests or even enjoy the foods we were served. We even mentioned to our very patient server the noise level and he said it was because they were having a chef's table in the next room. I understand people having a good time, but not at the expense of others. Instead of a fine, relaxing dining experience, it was more like eating at a noisy bar with upscale restaurant prices. There are too many other choices in Orlando to choose from to settle for this type of experience. Very disappointing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 12, 2015

Had tickets for the Rolling Stones at the Citrus Bowl on June 12 and wanted to find an upscale restaurant for a pre-concert dinner. Found this place online and it appeared to be just what we wanted: Close to the venue, pleasing menu, and pleasant atmosphere.
Citrus Restaurant exceeded our expectations in all respects. Wonderful food, friendly greeting and service, modern and attractive appointments, and even valet parking for a quick in and out. We had advance reservations, were seated promptly, and our meals, while obviously taking great talent and time to prepare, were presented pleasingly and promptly.
This was our first experience at this restaurant and highly recommend it for both locals and visitors alike.
A relaxing and fun experience to get us set for a wild and crazy concert.
Many thanks,
A Rock'n Senior
P.S. The Stones still ROCK!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2015

In Orlando on a business trip from San Francisco. This place hit the magic button with creative, fresh, locally and sustainably sourced food. The chef, bar manager and general manager who I all met were great people. The chef, Lucas who went to college and worked in the Sonoma wine country really knows how to balance flavors and textures on the plate. The bar manager is behind some creative and fresh cocktails. Also a good place to go by yourself. Nice bar area with hi-top tables for eating. This is my go to place in Orlando

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Over all service was great as well as the ambient of the place. It was my first time at this place. After ordering the food and having it in our table I cut the chicken I order and it was red on the inside and almost burn on the outside. I ask to talk to the manager to see if the chicken was suppose to be red on the inside. He said the it was suppose to be like that. the waitress offered to take the plate back and recook it, however, when she brought it back it was really burn on the outside

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2015

The new dinner menu is outstanding! Citrus has been reborn. Cannot wait to enjoy dinner there again soon. The service was gracious and personable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Food was fantastic! Service was good. Cocktails were delicious! My only complaint would be that it is a little pricey. $35 for scallops - ouch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Great place for a date. Most food is in the 15-25 dollar range. Wines (for a bottle) ranging from 28-120 bucks. The food was good, but the soft shell crab I got came with little more than the crab, leaving me not quite full. Their brownie is delicious, but one is enough for two people.

Atmosphere is fantastic, food is locally sourced, and the service is really outstanding. It seems the entire waiting staff is attentive to empty glasses, clean plates, and whatever attention you may need.

Would recommend for dates, business lunches, a fancy brunch or just an enjoyable meal downtown if you've got more than McDonald's money to spend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 18, 2015

Great service, very good cocktails, superb food. Recommend for romantic dinner or large groups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 14, 2015

We went to Citrus after an event at Dr. Phillips Center. We loved it. We were a party of four , we all ordered different dishes and everyone was happy with their meal. The scallops were AH-Mazing! We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 9, 2015

Really good, innovative food. Not what you would expect in Orlando.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 28, 2015

When we arrived there was no one to greet us. There was two of us and they sat us right next to a five top with a loud baby. There were lots of tables, in fact we were the only two tables in the place occupied.
Wine list was not very good, especially for the price.
We both ordered the fillet's and they had no flavor and the salads were basically lettuce..not what I was expecting. Will not return

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was our first time, for my husband and I. We were very pleased starting with the Valet guys, as well as the young ladies at the podium. Our server was name Tito, he was the most professional young man, and what was so phenomenal ( Tito) took time out to explain what was on the menu to my husband. The setting had a very nice ambiance feeling to it. The food/ spirits was exquisite. Overall was very pleased to see that you all take pride and giving the best customer service to your patrons. Keep up the good work, we will be back... I would like to say thank you for making my Valentine's Day special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2015

We went for Valentine's weekend on Friday evening and had a great experience. The menu is interesting and each course was delicious with surprising blends of flavors. Our server was outstanding, taking a lot of time to ensure my wife chose a glass of wine she would truly enjoy. Cocktails were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Honestly, I made reservations for Citrus becuase about 6 months ago we had a delicious clam bake and I really wanted to reorder that. When we got there they stated they didn't have so go fried tomatoes which were pretty good but not a real standout. For dinner I ordered shrimp and grits and there was so much heavy brown gravy that I couldn't even tast anything else at all. I let the waiter know and he didn't offer to exchange it or comp it, so I picked at the shrimp, drank more wine and then we called it a day....not good!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Nice atmosphere, fabulous flavors, perfectly executed. The wife and I were bery pleasantly surprised. Citrus has become our go-to place for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2015

Arrived with our clients and were greeted promptly by the staff as we entered. The room was very private and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2015

From the appetizers through desert, the food was outstanding. Very responsive service. I had decaf with dessert and it was definitely the best coffee I've ever tasted. They use Lineage, a local roaster.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2015

The restaurant was extremely busy with large parties so it was a bit overwhelming for a table of two. That said, the service was great. The lobster/tomato salad was very good, but my filet was extremely over-cooked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2015

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Citrus. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive and friendly. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 17, 2015

We had a delicious dinner. The scallops and the rack of lamb were both outstanding. Wasn't crazy about the Orange cake for dessert, but the key lime pie was amazing. I want to go back to have the scallops and key lime pie again soon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2015

This power lunch place needs a menu overhaul and better food and nicer presentation. The decor is getting a bit dated too. Used to be solid; now hit or miss.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2015

1st time visitor with group from work. Very enjoyable. Nice atmosphere and different offerrings from the norm. Look forward to a dinner outing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Great food, excellent service. We had dinner before a concert on New Years Eve and were very pleased. My date thought her file mignon was the best she has ever had. Although we are not drinkers, the restaurant had an extensive wine and drink list. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Citrus is a great place on the north side of downtown. Lunch is always delicious and dinner is fabulous. Great menu, great service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on reviews I saw online and we were so happy we did! Our server, Rockie, made the experience relaxed, guiding us through the intriguing menu, encouraging us to try the fried green tomato appetizer, which was amazing! We both had the cioppino, which had the most tender octopus ever! Our booth was cozy and intimate, just what we asked for when making our reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 13, 2014

The food was very tasty. They have a small wine list but the selections are nice. We will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2014

If you like sea food, this is the restaurant you must go. It's beautiful, pleasant, artistic, and the food is excellent! Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Highly reliable meals, great service and nice cocktails are a Citrus staple. Good spot for business partners and friends alike. Very comfortable booths and relaxing vibe. Never had a complaint about the food. It's upper mid- scale swanky.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2014

My family and I went to citrus before going to see The Phantom of The Opera at the brand new Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. Being unfamiliar with the area I decided to just search open table for nearby restaurants with availabilities, scan the menus, and pick one that looked good. Boy was this a great pick. Citrus is tastefully decorated and the ambiance is perfect for a special occasion, a date night, or just a casual dinner among friends. And you will all find something worth eating on the menu I can assure you of that. From Filet to shrimp and grits Citrus doesn't disappoint.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2014

Went with 5 people for lunch. Everyone ordered different entrees and we all shared. They have a good sized menu with great diversity. Wonderful flavors and combinations. Service was attentive and well paced. Everyone was pleased and we'll stop again in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Our party of 5 loved their appetizers in particular the wagu beef carpaccio and the fried green tomatoes as well as their entrees such as the scallops and stuffed porkchop. Service was just right. Try it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2014

always a good meal at citrus. Fish dip and salmon delicious. Service outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2014

certainly one of the best restaurants in Orlando if not then it is the best; great service great food overall great, expensive yes you get what you pay for

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Great food both lunch and dinner and the staff are outstanding! One of my favorite places to dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2014

This is just a very nice place to eat. Has a wonderful vibrant feel. Great atmosphere and located in a very good location and easy access. The food was very good and the staff is extremely nice and prompt. overall a very enjoyable place and would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 23, 2014

Our server,Todd, made the evening special and fun. We intend to request him next time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2014

Always love it here- great service, awesome food and selection, and best place for parking (downtown). I count on these to make business luncheons.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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