Citrus City Grille- Orange

4.6
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468 reviews
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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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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

J
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waiter was good but short on staff. Took forever to get drinks and food. Onion in meatloaf weren't done. Were crunchy. Understaffed.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super friendly staff Dont normally do brunch because its too much food & generally not great quality. This place was amazing. Shrimp cocktail wasn't peel & eat. It was ready to eat. Raw ahi tuna had a fabulous flavor, large chunks of potatoes in their potato salad & the French toast was incredible along with many other items.

b
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and wonderful ambience. Great place to go in downtown Orange. We took some out of town guests and we all loved it!

JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We chose a Sunday night to dine there with our granddaughter, who is studying at nearby Chapman. It was not very busy, so we got a good table. The menu has many good choices, so we were all able to find something we liked, and we were not disappointed in our choices. My sea bass with risotto was very good; my husband and granddaughter both liked their meat loaf and a side of very tasty brussel sprouts . The only disappointment was the service. We had to wait some time before even getting a menu, then lost our waiter completely while we ate and after, needing to eventually flag down another employee to ask for dessert menus. Our waiter never reappeared. On such a slow night, we were surprised at the poor service.

OC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had to wait 15 minutes for a table even with a reservation. Food and service was great once we sat down. There was a nice variety of food and you can order omelets and Eggs Benedict. They're not kidding when they say endless mimosas 😁 It is very loud, but if that doesn't bother you, this is your place.

v
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have frequented this restaurant for MANY years and ALWAYS come away very happy!!! We like to go at odd hours (1:30-3:00pm) to avoid crowds and never have any issues with service. Excellent food and top quality taste. Management and staff are on top of their game and are a huge part of creating this wonderful dining experience. We always look forward to our next visit!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Attractive and relaxing atmosphere with delicious food. Will go to again.

DD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and prompt service. Would highly recommend!

J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, overall! Delicious food.. accommodating to special diets and excellent service. A gem for sure.

M
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to Citrus City Grille. Food is consistently great. We love their balsamic and herb bread dip. House wine is much better than most. On a warm evening it is especially nice to sit out on their patio and enjoy the people watching in downtown Orange. We have never been rushed and sitting with a glass of wine after a nice meal can be super relaxing.

o
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citrus City Grille is always our go-to place to enjoy a fabulous dinner or Sunday Brunch! The bread and dipping sauce are almost worth having as a meal, then on to the sanganaki!!! Every entree is awesome, including the meatloaf! Everyone we take there loves it and probably bring others in the future. HIghly recommended!

H
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on a slow pace and the server adjusted to it perfectly. Great food. Nice wine selection by the half bottle.

S
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were wonderful- the stars was very friendly - we are definitely going back and it will be on our favorites list!!!

VL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner and the stuffed chicken breast was amazing!

EB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Customer service was excellent!

L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, beverage and service were outstanding!

OT
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a wonderful meal and a good time. 4 ladies together..whew..the poor waiter. He was efficient and not overbearing

C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly warm and hospitable staff welcoming upon arrival and throughout evening creating the most enjoyable evening.

Service and food were beyond outstanding.

Thank you City Citrus Grille!

SR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love the happy hour menu, patio sitting, drinks are delicious and great time for a girls night!

TS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the restaurant. The food was good. The service was a little slow with few check-ins. May have been because it was a busy Thursday night.

AH
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

3 of 4 meals were great,. 1 not so much.. kale salad incredible. 3 types of ahi superb!

ME
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We've been to Citrus City Grille several times before and love the food. I don't know if this time because they were so busy or if our server was just forgetting to put in our order, but we waited and waited and almost left, but it was Saturday evening and we had our heart set out on certain items from their menu so we stayed. Food was excellent as always, but the service left much to be desired.

RG
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go here when I visit my daughter at Chapman. Fun restaurant with good food, great service and nice cocktails🍸

JS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only would I recommend them I bring them with me now !

SM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food was excellent, servers were super attentive, never felt rushed and best part was that they kept the mimosas and bloody Mary’s flowing.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Staff is amazing!!

v
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration lunch for 4. Excellent.

JB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! I love that they were able to accommodate my large group. Definitely worth the brunch price, especially with bottomless mimosa and bloody marys.

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a perfect spot for a Saturday dinner, a short walk to the Musco Center where we caught the season-opening show. The food and service were just right to kick off a great evening in Orange.

BZ
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Citrus City Grille. Due the very pleasant weather, we took a table in the front patio area. Our waiter, John, was very friendly and attentive. Because of the occasion we brought in a special bottle of wine and, of course, we paid a corkage fee. But, to our surprise, John even decanted the wine. We had the prime pork loin chop and the filet mignon. Both dishes were excellent. This is the second time we had eaten at this restaurant and the first time was as similar experience relative to food and service.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, good service, so loud it’s hard to hold a conversation.

JS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding ! We ordered the barbecue ribs with plum sauce on the small plate menu .!! The ribs were the best ribs I’ve ever had anywhere far none . The Chilean sea bass was a special that was awesome . We ordered the crème brûlée raspberry soufflé with Chantilly cream . It was outstanding . The staff was so very nice and did their job to perfection . We will definitely go back very soon . I love the fact they have such a diversified menu that you can always find something you love to eat .

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Summer salmon was outstanding.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, John. Great food, though I had the sea bass a few years ago and I thought it was better a few years ago than it was Friday afternoon, and it’s very noisy. But we’ll definitely be going back!

B
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with excellent service provided by Lauren. However the wine prices are outrageously expensive!

MP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, great service, good food and it was a pleasant surprise that they had a half off dinner items special. We both had dinner and a drink and the bill was only $44. Only negative was all the beer is bottled. Would have preferred beer on tap.

LB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent. Very loud on patio but worth it to be outside. Very expensive though

C
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Citrus City is decent. Definitely not fine dining. Wine list is minimal. But the offer reasonable value.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right next to wall next door. Construction was in progress. Table was shaking and could not have conversation.
At first thought a helicopter was landing.