Citrone Restaurant & Bar
Manhattan meets Napa Valley. Prime meats and fresh seafood served. Received more Wine Spectator Awards than any Redlands restaurant over the past 15 years. "Best of Award of Excellence 2017." Wine Strengths: California. Awarded to less than 900 restaurants internationally in 2018. Menu. Read REVIEWS by clicking Business name. Venue under 100.
Citrone Restaurant & Bar is pleased to announce a change of ownership in 2018. Aaron Fletcher, Dan Isham and Brandon Pearce, who met at Kappa Sigma Sigma fraternity at the University of Redlands in the late 1990s, are the new owners of Citrone Restaurant & Bar, an Orange Street mainstay since 1995. All three have a personal connection to the restaurant.
Building on the elegant, unique experience offered previously in the quaint confines of the 1902 brick building, Citrone offers the very finest in dining and wine experience. Our gifted chefs provide a masterful approach to cuisine combining extraordinary flavors and beautiful presentation. With the highest quality of food and ingredients, patrons of Citrone will find exceptional food and an award winning wine list. Cheers!
Napa Valley Meets Manhatten
Located right on the edge of downtown Redlands. Citrone has set the tone for wining and dining in Redlands for over ten years- small town sophistication, pairing upscale Italian and American contemporary.
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Wine Spectator Magazine Best of Award of Excellence
Best of Award of Excellence 2017. Awarded to 973 restaurants internationally in 2017.
Honored with Wine Spectator magazine's prestigious Award of Excellence for more than 15 consecutive years.
A selection of over 600 California wines. The wine list selects from several great California wine regions, from San Luis Obispo through Paso Robles’ Highway 46 to Napa and Sonoma.
The Bar is located in the rear of the restaurant where guests can enter from the quaint alley. This is the perfect location for a quiet drink and dinner.
Martini's served with Premium brands: The Citrone, Orange Crush, The Blue Sapphire, Sweet Tart, Tequini, Green Apple, Cosmopolitan, Mocha, Pomagranite, Citrus Blast, Espresso.
- Private dining room located upstairs. Seats 20 comfortably. No elevator access.
- Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Not open on major holidays.
- Citrone Restaurant & Bar
- 328 Orange St
- Redlands, CA 92374
Jennifer said on Feb 17, 2018
Love this place so much! Delicious food and lovely service always❤️
Tim said on Feb 17, 2018
Best restaurant in Redlands!
Jon Darby said on Aug 1, 2017
Went there for my anniversary and was treated like royalty! Dan and his partners were very welcoming and John D was the perfect server. Food and drinks were an A+ . An absolute gem in Redlands.
Deborah said on Jul 11, 2017
We sat at the back bar and ate dinner and it was FABULOUS. We like the bar because it's quaint. My better half has taken his clients and team there for lunch several times and always receive the best service and food experience. The new owners have done a superb job!
Laura Huff said on Mar 19, 2017
Thank You for making my Birthday Lunch, So memorable!! My Family Loves your place and it always feels like Home!! Great staff!! Great Food!! You made my Vegan Son, a Great Treat!! TY again!!
Debra Parish said on Feb 6, 2017
Visited For the first time in 10+ years because we heard they had new owners and the previous owner was horrendous. We were extremely pleased with the food, the wine list, and the service. Our party of four had risotto, steak, duck, and ahi. Yum yum yum
Mike Logan said on Jan 30, 2017
Best of the best in Redlands!! Killing it big time!!!
John Gura said on Jan 30, 2017
Great food, great service, great ambiance = delightful meals. Just wish the chairs were more comfortable!
James Killeen said on Jan 30, 2017
We had a great date night at Citrone last night. Great service, great food, will be back soon!
Lorin said on Jan 28, 2017
We heard that the ownership at Citrone Restaurant had changed and decided to give it a try. We haven't eaten there in years. It was excellent! Which is saying a LOT since we always order for take out and most of the time food gets cold and doesn't hold up well on take out, especially with this type of specific menu.
Tonight is our 4th time ordering to go and each and every time the food has still been hot when we got it home, cooked perfectly, absolutely delicious and it's always been a resoundingly positive experience. We've tried several menu items and quality has been consistent.
If you haven't tried it yet or in some time, give it a chance. The new owners have been quite pleasant too!
Gerald Bulf Jr said on Jun 27, 2016
Was at Citrone night before last. Great food.
Jen said on Aug 6, 2014
Citrone has the best burgers! Seriously the best!
Debbie Fish said on Jul 29, 2014
The filet Mignon melts in your mouth.
Gregory Wolfe said on Feb 21, 2014
BEST restaurant in Redlands! GO MIKE!!!
John-Paula Calvanico said on Feb 20, 2014
By far my favorite restaurant in Redlands!
Deziner Tonie said on Feb 19, 2014
Still the best restaurant in Redlands.
Lorayne Corcoran said on Feb 5, 2014
Love this restaurant.
Diane Szari said on Oct 5, 2013
My favorite place eat in California. Delightful menu, impeccable service - incredible wine list.
james d'amico said on Jan 31, 2013
Always a great meal !
Sheri Love said on Jan 16, 2013
Great food, drinks and staff!!
Maureen said on Jan 7, 2013
What a lovely restaurant. My husband took me there for our anniversary and it was wonderful. The Sea Bass and extensive wine menu was delightful. It has been along time since I have seen an open kitchen where you can watch the Chef. Just wonderful!
Mike said on Jun 11, 2012
This isn't "cutting edge" cuisine for big-city foodies, but excellently prepared contemporary "California French". Pretty to look at, wonderful to taste. Very interesting but pricey wine list--I appreciated the mixture of choices from domestic to imported in each wine type. Service was friendly and helpful, not arrogant, but professional. My only complaint: the wines by the glass weren't written anywhere and there were quite a few to choose from, so it was impossible to figure out what to order (I went with a bottle).
Uptown Gal said on Jun 11, 2012
I had the sea bass last night and it was the best meal I had eaten in a very long time. Everything was perfect. Ambiance, location, park at the bank across the street if there is not parking at the side of the building. Wait staff charming. Everything cooked fresh, add or subtract any ingredients to your choice of dish....
Daphne said on Apr 3, 2012
Great place. Went there for lunch around 2pm. Had a very kind waitress, Allison, who waited us very professionally and personally. Yes it is a bit classy and slightly on the expensive side, but the atmosphere, taste and service quality worth it in my sense. It was lunch so didn't look at the wine list. A little to much air conditioning I would say. 4 Star because well, AC + price. But really, I think it is a great place to discover and to spend quality time in.
Kelley said on Sep 21, 2010
We love the bar in the back of Citrone. They have a wonderful high table that you can get a group of 8 around. Was told the owner mixes the music himself....the music is great!
Joe and Margie said on Dec 8, 2009
We highly recommend Citrone, and your taste buds will thank you for making the choice. In addition to great tasting cuisine, the atmosphere is perfect for visiting with friends and family.
Ryan L said on Oct 23, 2009
Critrone in Redlands, CA is a fun place for a nice lunch or special evening. I love their quesadillas and fresh salsa.
Angela said on Oct 21, 2009
Last night was one of the best wine dinners we have ever attended. Each course was paired with two different Domaine Serene wines from Oregon. Every one of them so wonderful. The Rep's were very knowledgeable and we learned many interesting wine facts. When is the next dinner?
Redlands Daily Facts said on Sep 26, 2009
"Over the past several years, I have found Citrone to be consistently a cut above, with creative, superior food....a fascinating setting."
Inland Empire Magazine said on Sep 26, 2009
"Citrone is a delightful place to spend an evening. The atmosphere is casual and intimate, with tables that invite visiting with friends. Food presentation is artful; color, texture and layout invite you to admire, then dig right in."
Fodar's said on Sep 26, 2009
"This hip and casual downtown bistro has won Wine Spectator awards continually since 1998. More than 600 wines are served here, which complement such light California fare as the Citrone Stack (layered roasted red peppers, red onion, grilled tomato, potato, mushrooms, and buffalo mozzarella), or the signature pizza, topped with feta cheese, onions, and sliced apples. Don't miss the Citrone martini, made with premium vodka and fresh-squeezed lemons."
Gayot said on Sep 26, 2009
"An impressive California-centered wine list partners fresh, flavorful, market-driven cuisine. The menu at this attractive bistro/trattoria, supplemented with about six market-driven daily specials, is straightforward, reflecting a philosophy of turning out dishes that skillfully emphasize freshness and flavor without letting busy preparations distract from the primary ingredients. The quality wine list---visually reinforced by framed enlargements of wine labels lining the restaurant's worn brick walls---is a nearly all-California affair, with an impressive 500 selections."
Deb and Carlos said on Aug 13, 2009
For appetizers I recommend the crab cakes; they come with a salsa made with chunks of papaya and mango. The salads, however, are probably the best I've had at any restaurant. The California salad is my favorite: it comes with mixed greens, apples, walnuts, feta cheese, and red onions in an apple-honey dressing. And, the BEST wine I have had !! 2004 Shafer Chardonnay.
Gabe said on Aug 13, 2009
Dishes at Citrone range from $30 to $100 depending on what you order; a bit pricey, but worth it: its definitely 5-star quality food. The menu is contemporary European- inspired and the wine list is outstanding: a selection of over 500 California wines. Citrone sets the bar high for restaurants in Redlands, but the current development trend in the city should live up to expectations. I really enjoy dining at Citrone: its small and private, but not snobbish. 5 stars.
Andriy said on Aug 13, 2009
It is very unique place in Redlands! Food is delicios! I know "fine dining", as I used to work in fine dining restaurant during my school years. I think Citron scores 5/5 on my list. Nice menu, great wine selection, OK prices, friendly and professional staff. Expect to shed 60-70 dollars per person if you want to enjoy appetizers/dinner/wine/desert. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend this place for special occasion as birthday, valentine day, and anniversary! Worth every penny! Great dining experience!
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