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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
Orlando, FL 32801
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
Park Lake Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in the 801 North Orange parking garage with entrance off Park Lake Street.
LYNX LYMMO Orange Line
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
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
I travel on business frequently and look for places with great food, a quiet atmosphere, a good bar and comfortable for someone dining alone. This fit the bill! The food was well prepared and original, great mixing of flavors, thought to the presentation and side orders. The waiter was attentive and, when the restaurant didn't have my first choice in wine, was able to recommend another that was great.
My daughter-in-law joined me for a dinner prior to a concert and it was a great start to the evening. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful in explaining the menu offerings and wine/beer choices. We both had a seafood entree which were perfectly prepared with an interesting side of Risotto, or vegetables. The restaurant is lovely and also has a nice outdoor area. They offer $5 Valet but there is free parking and easy access to the attached building garage. Highly recommend the location for a quiet dinner with friends.
Great little restaurant north of downtown Orlando on Orange. Beautiful dining room with full glass front wall for watching the scene outside. Very open, very chic feel to the room. Fantastic lighting for dinner. Service is very attentive, as a nice restaurant should be. Brussel sprouts were huge, plentiful, and roasted to perfection, just the way you do them when you know what you are doing. Mussels appetizer was lick-the-plate good with plentiful mussels and fantastic sauce. Black bean soup was good enough. Salmon dinner had a great char on the skin and a nice topping, but alas, inside was partially undercooked although the waiter specifically asked me and I said "not gelatinous". Salmon was on a bed of creamed corn/vegetable mixture that was also unique and delicious. Vodka martini was good. Beers were very local, with a lot of interesting options to choose from, including a new favorite chocolate porter. Will go again and recommend to my friends. I'd forgotten how good this place is.
This is a hidden gem for us. Of all 12 Magical Dining restaurants we visited (some were favored repeats from other years) Citrus was the best by far. The mussels were amazing with their chorizo slices in the sauce flavored with a bit of lime and just a tad spicy. The two large toasted bread slices soaked up all the wonderful juice as well. My pork chop on polenta had a rich, deep flavor while my husband's fish was delicate and very tasty. My key lime dessert was just the right amount of sweetness without the cloying taste of most key lime pies and its crust was light and crunchy. Our waiter and staff were wonderful as well. We look forward to coming back again for dinner on our night downtown.
We love Citrus, and our meals were very good. However, my fish entree (Wahoo) was not cooked through. It was raw a couple of bites in. Since I didn't see our server, I flagged down one of the hostesses walking by and asked her if she would mind having the kitchen cook it through. She asked me if I wanted it "well done" as if I had ordered Sushi grade Ahi Tuna and wanted it cooked through. Wahoo is the type of fish that is supposed to be cooked through, not raw in the center, but it seemed like she was automatically trying to push back so I didn't expect any accommodations to be made because of it. Very strange. The server came by and saw my husband eating and me sitting with no dish in front of me, asked me what happened, and apologized that we were not able to eat together because the fish had to be cooked. Long story short, when the bill came, I certainly didn't expect my meal to be comped, but had my one drink from the bar been comped, it would have been an inexpensive way for the restaurant to acknowledge what had happened. Wishful thinking. That put a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth regarding Citrus, despite the fact that I think the food and atmosphere are great, and the servers are also very nice. I now feel strange about going back there.
We LOVED Citrus! Visited during Magical Dining month and all the food items on the menu were delicious! The restaurant was nice and quiet with an open floor plan and beautiful glowing lighting. We were seated in a large comfortable booth facing the window. The bar area looked comfortable as well. It was quiet enough for conversation and we enjoyed ourselves from beginning to end. I'd definitely recommend this for a date night or celebratory meal :)
We went during the Magical Orlando $33 per person program, but have been there a number of times. Service very good. Food good, except my fish sat under a light for awhile before being served - still good. Wife's porkchop was excellent. I like dinner there better than lunch. Staff seems more relaxed.
We hadn't been to Citrus for a while and wanted to re-visit. Had excellent attention from Tim and in addition to good service, he made excellent recommendations on food and wine. We were very pleased with the tuna crudo which was a large serving and of high quality. We will return.
Lunch feels like all business. Tables are far enough apart that private discussions can happen. The wait staff is informed but not intrusive. Ambience is quiet elegance but not stuffy. If you've made reservations before you are greeted by name. Make reservations for lunch BTW. Outside of summer, this place is busy. The food goes from normative to adventurous. So, look carefully at the ingredients: like there was pickled okra on the Mayor Dyer Cobb Salad. I like pickled okra, so it was not a problem. I thought the whole salad was delicious. Everything is always well prepared. No bad food here! I've been several times, and this time won't be my last.
This was our second time dining at Citrus and we were again blown away by both the service and the food. We will become regulars now and bring friends along in the future.
Try the octopus--great smoky flavor and so tender you can slice it with your fork. It was so delicious that we ordered a second appetizer portion! We split the mahi main course and it was the best preparation of mahi we've ever had. The okra succotash served alongside was perfectly prepared as well. Everything was so fresh and perfectly seasoned. Really outstanding.
If you are a fan of fresh, farm to table ingredients, this is your place! Best and most memorable meal we've had in quite some time. And our server, Stephen, was perfect.
The location of this restaurant is ideal if you have an event at the Amway or Dr. Phillips; however, we will gladly drive from Windermere just to dine here. A nice change from the Sand Lake "chain" type restaurants and the ambiance is nice, too.
We overordered as the portions were much bigger than expected. We ended up taking half of lunch home. Two of us ordered two appetizers and a flatbread. The mussels alone were enough for two ladies to share. The carpaccio was ample as well with 4 good size slices. The brisket flatbread was crispy with balsalmic glazed brisket and grape tomatoes carmelized in the oven. Our server was professional and personal, bringing out each appetizer and the flatbread in succession.
The Citrus Restaurant was an elegant and relaxed experience. The atmosphere was topped only by the delightfully robust execution of the main courses. Even after many days, our flavor palettes are still singing the praises of each bite of food we ate. Well done Citrus Restaurant!
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