I love Citrine! I've been a fan since they opened their doors, and I've had nothing but pleasant dining experiences here since then. Everything on the menu is so delicious! The steak frites, the Amish chicken, the grilled octopus, the Scottish salmon... it is all to LIVE for! Bonus points for a nice ambience and great service. I highly recommend this spot.
What a delight! I had been ignoring Citrine for a number of years based on what I heard about price. Don't be afraid! Comparable to what you'd spend in the city (And not at an expensive city restaurant!) you'll get a creative and delicious meal. Perfect wine suggestions - glorious rose! - and fun, knowledgeable service! Do NOT miss the KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower) or Baklava. Even if you're not a big baklava fan!
Our meal was fantastic as usual. We tried a new entree tonight, the Mediterranean chicken, it was out of this world. I highly recommended
It. Every meal we have eaten that Citrine has been excellent and is one of our go-to places in Oak Park.
Server was very nice. He just needs to check a couple of times to see if table needs anything else. Twice I beckoned for him, and he was responsive each time, for things like mustard or an iced tea. Of course, the bill was promptly brought to and collected from the table with just enough time for me to put my card in the folder.
The person who delivered the food asked if we wanted anything else (to which we stated no) but if he had waited half a second he would have known I wanted mustard. It took only that long for me to look at my sandwich, but the younger staff move so fast, they barely wait for you to answer. He was long gone when I looked up. I thought he beamed himself up.
We waited 25 minutes before anybody came over and took are order
It’s a very enjoyable experience dining there. The pork shank is so delicious. Also highly recommends the short ribs.
Citrine Cafe was awesome! I had heard very positive things about the restaurant from friends and I understand why! The food was delicious and the environment was great. I would highly recommend! The cauliflower was my favorite :)
Fantastic food, wine list, and cocktail program.
Philip was our server and he provided great service, made excellent recommendations from the wine to dessert. Very pleasant and courteous.
I had a great experience my first visit and have been wanting to go back. I was so disappointed this time Nothing hit the mark. When I arrived it was very empty with just 2-3 tables taken. The service was below par. The food was just ok this time.
Scottish salmon was one of the best meals I have ever had!
Food is ok. Ordered pasta with clams and had to request a bowl for the shells and for Parmesan cheese.
We have been to Citrine every couple months since we moved to Oak Park last year. It has always been a fun atmosphere with great food. I highly recommend the mushroom ravioli. The cocktails are also very well made.
Best carpaccio anywhere!
Wide menu. Great salads. I had the fish special that was fine but not spectacular.
Mother’s Day Dinner was a delightful experience. The food was excellent and the staff was extremely attentive and efficient. Great experience.
We had a very nice mother’s day brunch at Citrine! Service was great, food came fast (we have kids!) and all the dishes were yummy. My only criticism is that I wanted a latte or cappuccino but the only kind of milk available is while milk! I would think the restaurant would at least offer one non-dairy alternative, especially for being in Oak Park. I would like to see lemons or coconut milk added to menu. Thanks
I have been to Citrine numerous times. It has never disappointed! Food is amazing! There are always enticing specials available. Everything is excellent- from wine selection to apps to mains to dessert! Wait staff have always been excellent. It is definitely a gem in Oak Park.
Outstanding food, cocktails, service and atmosphere. Do not miss and opportunity to try Citrine Cafe!
Great food, great drinks, and an even better ambiance. Will come back time and time again.
Menu was great, and we noticed some Monday specials we hope to return for.
Excellent selection of wine
Citrine has a moderate size menu but the dishes are well prepared. It is always better to have fewer dishes well done than a lot of items done in a slipshod manner. Service is attentive, the room is airy and the tables have good spacing between them. I am not a fan of giant TV's tuned to sports events but at least the sound was off. My delicious salad was almost an entree in itself and could have fed two. The honey roasted pork shank was fall off the bone tender and delicious. The sautéed spinach sensitively prepared but the polenta was not smooth and creamy, more like thick and lumpy. My husband had
the halibut special and was very happy with it. He is a very critical fish lover so if he was happy it was very good. We also had two appetizers for the table (shrimp and grits and harissa lamb sausage) that everyone in our party enjoyed. We were too full for dessert so we cannot comment on that but we would recommend the restaurant to those who want a local experience that matches downtown in quality and also price. It is not an inexpensive evening to dine at Citrine.
Very friendly and attentive staff. Made good wine and food recommendations. We loved everything, esp. octopus, Korean Fried Cauliflower, and dessert. An unexpected and nice glass of port was given to us with our dessert. Elegant and fun.
Well crafted cocktails
Fantastic food, awesome friendly staff! Great dinner for our first night in the windy city!!
Nice atmosphere, attentive service, quiet tables where the hearing impaired can talk and hear. However, the chorizo egg dish came with NO CHORIZO. When my husband pointed this out, it was quickly remedied. Maybe an oversight?
The food was very good in quality, but on the expensive side. Service was outstanding, however.
Outstanding meal! All four of us agreed that it was wonderful. Food and service were spectacular. I love it when the owner comes by and shakes hands. Don't you?
Somewhat limited menu, but every item thoughtfully prepared with a unique take.
Our server, Aleskandra and the owner sent over after dinner nite caps. Such a nice touch.
'Will go back again & again!
Good food and drinks, but steer clear of the desserts. The baklava was absolutely terrible, and the bread pudding was over-baked. The location is very nice, lots of people watching.
Excellent service very friendly attentive to children variety of specialty cocktails
Loved and will return as often as we can!
Food was good but not outstanding. Service was inconsistent. Nothing terrible to complain about but nothing great to rave about. Desserts were delicious.
we experienced a wonderful evening with cocktails, apps wine dinner, dessert. after dinner drinks. Our wait staff was excellent never rushed us or was intrusive, We were entertaining clients and it was very pleasant evening for all.
The staff at Citrine was extremely accommodating, very attentive and mindful. I am looking forward to bringing back my family and dining there again in the future.
Beautiful plsce! Great good! Service was good! The ambience was comfy and quant! Coming back!
My server was awesome and had some good recommendations. I ordered the mussels for an appetizer, and they were phenomenal. So was the pork shank entree I ordered. I went in at 4:30 when they opened and it wasn’t busy at all. Great experience! I’ll be back.
Food was Amazing! music was Awesome! Great service!
Service is excellent. The food was well prepared, especially the avocado toast. The blueberry pancakes were good, but lacked blueberries.