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Citrus Bar & Grill

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  • Asian Fusion, Latin American, Sushi
  • 320 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10023 40.780879 -73.980368
  • (At 75th St)
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  • (212) 595-0500
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User Ratings (Based on 79 reviews)

3.475
Food 3.7 Value 3.2
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 595-0500
voice
(212) 595-3947
Fax:
fax
(212) 873-1208
Website:
www.citrusnyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Citrus Bar & Grill for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Visa, MC, Amex, DC
Hours:
Mon-Wed: 5:30pm-11pm Thu: 5:30pm-12am Fri: 5:30pm-12am Sat: 5pm-12am Sun: 11:30am-3:45pm+4pm-11pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
20.00
Delivery Area:
CPW to Riverside Dr 55th to 90th St

User Reviews

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by pimms on 05/05/2010

    pushy

    ive been to citrus several times, its become more of a place to go when i dont feel like being creative. i live in the area. i sat down at 630 with one other person, it was very empty and we got our menus right away. after less than 2 minutes, the waitress came over and asked for our order, we werent ready yet. but then she asked 3 more times after that and even interuppted our conversation! big pet peeve. i had to ask for the warm salsa and chips which im not sure but i always thought it came right when you sat down. the food was good but the staff is pushy!

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by Wayne on 02/13/2010

    Fair fare; nothing sublime; but always fun

    A 10+ years UWS survivor that's a solidly above-average, fun-vibe (casual, busy enough to be not dull) neighborhood-y place with fair fare, an impressive tequila selection, above-average design, cavernous dining room acoustics (i.e., when crowded, it usually very loud), workable decor, clean and spacious bathrooms, and serving and host staff that are reliably friendly--though the quality of individual servers can vary quite a bit. The dishes are Southwestern inspired, never spicey (for better or worse), and tending towards the sweet and--well--citrus-y. (The tuna dishes can be overly sweet, for sure.) The steak is solidly above-average and never--in my experience--a risky choice, though, again, some will find the sauces too sweet. Virtully everyone I've been to Citrus with can't keep ther hands off the chips and salsa, the latter of which is, not surprisingly, sweet-ish compared to most salsa, but not too much so, and pretty addicting. The margaritas are a big part of the restaurant's niche. I'm enough of a mixology snob to virtually never order a frozen margarita (I've certainly had them ordered for me or handed to me at enough gatherings and casual restaurants in my life), but the frozen margaritas are Citrus are genuinely exceptional. Potent, sweet-but-not-too-sweet, and thick. With rare exceptions, the food always comes quickly. The value is best with the entress, not the appetizers or desserts. I know that there's more than just tequila-consumption that's contributing to the fact that though there is absolutely nothing about Citrus that's sublime, I've always had a good time there. Citrus knowns its niche and works it well.

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by thrill on 01/23/2010

    great margaritas, middling food

    the margaritas are show-stopping, some of the items on the menu are pretty good (e.g. the wasabi-mashed potatoes) but others are greasy, oversalted and overpriced. service is ok if it's not crowded and abysmal if it is. atmosphere is tacky yuppies but after 2 drinks it's easier to blur them out. fresh & delicious margaritas though.

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by Sonia0719 on 01/21/2010

    Love it!

    The service is okay but the food is soo good. I love sushi. I'm very picky. But I go there just to eat the Ultimate sushi entre...it has three dipping sauces which are to die for! The service isn't all that great but the food is delicious. I reccomend it.

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by Anthony on 01/04/2010

    Never a bad experience!

    I have been a regular at Citrus for many years and I have never had a bad experience. The sushi is always the freshest. It may take a bit longer to make, but that means it isn't sitting already cut to be thrown on a plate. The waiters are always friendly. .....and OMG! The margaritas!

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by Jim on 01/03/2010

    Offensive Service

    The quality of service is lower than I've seen anywhere in New York. Their bartenders dressed and acted like two Meatpacking District bouncers who were incredibly dismissive of my friend and I while we attempted to pick up our take out order. I've also eaten inside the restaurant and the waitstaff is just as poor. Their menu has some interesting items, but it's definitely not worth dealing with this establishment's employees to eat here.

  • Citrus Bar & Grill

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/25/2009

    Not recommended

    Went to Citrus for the first time with my family for my brother's birthday on a recent Saturday night. I was very disappointed in the service--waiter acted as though he was doing us a favor, food came out at all different times, they were out of a number of items. The food itself was not good, particularly for the price, and I'm not someone who typically complains about restaurants so long as they show some effort. The place was loud and I found the atmosphere uninteresting, despite how busy it was. I've walked by this restaurant many times with the intention of trying it and will not be returning.

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