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Citrine Cafe, Oak Park, IL
Citrine Cafe, Oak Park, IL
Citrine Cafe, Oak Park, IL
Citrine Cafe, Oak Park, IL
Citrine Cafe, Oak Park, IL

Citrine Cafe

4.8
4.8
1186 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Oak Park IL, Citrine offers Mediterranean influenced cuisine with American flair. The menu includes seasonal fish and vegetable dishes, braised meats cooked in clay pots and fresh bread from our brick oven.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    (708) 948-7328
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties of various sizes in private as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact us for further details.
  • Private party contact
    Katie Mangus: (857) 221-2097
  • Area
    Oak Park
  • Cross Street
    South Boulevard
  • Parking Details
    meter & garage parking available.
  • Public Transit
    CTA Green Line to Oak Park Avenue stop.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Ambience

  • Near West

    Good for business meals

  • Near West

    Healthy

  • Near West

    Great for fine wines

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

    Good for special occasions

1,186 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the place. Food presentation was beautiful and tasty. We'll be back!

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  2. Maya

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Citrine food is always amazing. Coupled with outstanding service, any day of the week… I highly recommend it.

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  3. CCMK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good good, good service. Drinks were average but everything else was exceptional

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  4. Trevor

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I came here for the first time to celebrate Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful time. The eggplant gateau was delicious. My wife had the halibut special which also was very tasty. We splurged on the chocolatini and we were not disappointed

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  5. WillB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Valentines menu portions were less than we expected.

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  6. TomA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Beautiful place. We dine here at least a few times per year. We may come back sooner based on our latest visit. The valentines tasting menu was excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic upscale dining with many top chef menu options !

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  8. JoeB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently exceptional top quality restaurant in Oak Park. We’ve been dining at Citrine for 4+ years and it never disappoints. Great for kids; even better without them :)

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  9. BillB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal at Citrine. Cocktail was spot onand the appetizer and mains were wonderful. Our server Matthew is a pro. And the room is lovely. We have been enjoying Citrine since it first opened and will keep on coming back.

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  10. LCOP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose this restaurant as there were very few kids at 6pm dining. Glad we did as the food and service were excellent! PEI Mussels were some of the best we have had anywhere. Lager beer from Lyons was on tap and fun to try something local.

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  11. CraigA

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience here, to celebrate our daughter’s engagement. Our server was so nice and helpful, and the menu was fun and eclectic. Lots of vegetarian options as well as a great wine list.

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  12. Ryan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and wine list. Amish chicken and white fish entrees are excellent choices. Kids love the burger.

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  13. GoudaIsGooda

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was solid! Service was not good - even though they were over-staffed with very few guests.

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  14. JohnA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and great cocktails. Don't forget about the chocolate cake.

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  15. PhillyFoodlvr

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner in a great setting. Very much enjoyed the evening, food and service.

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  16. opentablediner354

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing food and attentive service. Citrine is a gem for Oak Park and the Chicago area!

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  17. EmilyZ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was solid. Good, but not much flavor. Our table got the steak, gnocchi, butternut squash ravioli, and squid ink pasta. Hoping the brunch is better!

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  18. MichaelE

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the very first greeting the service was great. Our server was fantastic but could see whole server group worked well as a team. Atmosphere was great. Refined but casual. Not the least bit pretentious. Thoughtful menu with a good selection for someone basic like me - I had the steak and fries. Beautifully done. My friend had a pork shank which was huge. Both plates had a nice presentation about them. Reasonable price point. Desert menu was good. I had baklava with pistachio ice cream. Cool to see this on menu. Chocolate lava cake also good - basic but nice chocolate flavor and lovely molten center. Good experience and would go back. Wine list a beer list are also good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor planning on waitress’ part, food came out incorrect and not hot and had to be remade. Restaurant was not even crowded. My remade steak was so tough my finger began to hurt in trying to hold the fork to cut it.I had been here years ago many times with good experiences. Based on this recent one I will not be back.

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  20. TereseB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Large windows make the restaurant bright and inviting. The food (brunch) was excellent. The Texas French toast was missing caramelized bananas and the server did not tell us about that in advance, but only when asked where they were. The staff brought complementary "limoncello" after the meal; however, it was pretty much straight liquor infused with lemon -- not like any limoncello I've ever had.

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  21. HilaryH

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch is fantastic! Service is wonderful. We'll be back!

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  22. Mayela

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the time you walk into the door up until when you leave. The food was delicious, a great variety on the menu, an extremely welcoming and attentive staff. Loved my dinner at citrine and will go back soon! Both meals were a great portion and seasoning was amazing!

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  23. EricaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Lovely atmosphere as well.

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  24. Julie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing meal, fantastic service. We were there on a very quiet night, so I can't speak to the noise level when it is full. Highly recommend.

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  25. Gonzo

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Eggplant dish was fantastic. Stephan and his crew were topnotch.

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  26. TamarB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is very comfortable to dine and have conversation. The service is attentive and accommodating to food allergies. The server was knowledgeable related to allergens and confirmed any that may be in question. We had the crispy cauliflower, beet salad, Steak Frites, Pork Shoulder and kids chicken tenders. The kids also had desserts. Everything was perfect, comfortable and we will absolutely be back. We are grateful to have a restaurant like Citrine in Oak Park.

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  27. NormaL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the food but the NYE menu was especially good. The beet salad and pomegranate champagne sorbet really stand out— though the filet and cauliflower were pretty delicious too.

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  28. HeleenG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food! We had all 4 steak fries, all were really good!

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  29. TrueCritic

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve! Great food, great service and a lovely, cozy restaurant!

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  30. EmilyE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Christmas Eve dinner with delicious food, great service, tables spaced nicely, and wheelchair access! Looking forward to going again to try more from the menu! Thank you!

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  31. YAJAIRAG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent. Everything from the service to the food was great! Would recommend to everyone!

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  32. OmarR

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Branzino, often prepared as a "special", is outstanding. From the appetizers, the hummus and the octopus are fantastic. And the GTO cocktail is the best Gin & Tonic concoction in the Chicagoland.

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  33. acm23

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic experience at Citrine! Interesting cocktails, fabulous food, and superior service keep us coming back again & again. Our friends along with us for this recent visit were impressed by the sophisticated, but not stuffy, atmosphere and the warm staff greeting and serving us throughout the meal. Thank you - we will be back!

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  34. MichaelP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is decent. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed. Apparently she had a difficult table with extreme food allergies. The background music was club music and a bit loud. Not the type of music that you usually have in the background at a restaurant.

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  35. CharlesF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice cozy place to dine in a neighborhood that’s quiet. Easy to fine & lite traffic. The staff was very pleasant. Amish chicken was very tasty, seasoned very well.

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  36. miked

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and great service. Citrine never fails

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  37. jamesC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Great service, and ambiance that is very date-like and comfortable.

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  38. FrankF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't been to Citrine recently and, while we enjoyed eating there in the past, our recent dinner experience there was the best yet. Food, drinks, and service was great. We will be back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of or favorite places. Delicious Eggplant Gateau!!

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  40. Wyliese

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, drinks and service! Will be back. I don’t understand the huge tvs showing sports? It does not vibe with the food or vibe

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Citrine Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 948-7328.

Citrine Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Citrine Cafe

100 South Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    South Boulevard
  • Area
    Oak Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:30–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    meter & garage parking available.
  • Public Transit
    CTA Green Line to Oak Park Avenue stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (708) 948-7328
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties of various sizes in private as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact us for further details.
  • Private party contact
    Katie Mangus: (857) 221-2097
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