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Outdoor dining on Citron's covered deck is lovely - Citron, Baltimore, MD

Citron

4.6
4.6
1899 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casually elegant American Waterfront Dining in Baltimore County tucked inside Greenspring Valley. Wine Spectator Awards Winner. BEST of BALTIMORE Winner. Open Table Diner's Choice Winner. Operated by Charles & Susan Levine & the Citron Team. Enjoy Top-Quality Day Boat Seafood, Prime Meats, Sushi, Handcrafted Cocktails, Excellent Wines & Craft Whiskeys. Revive yourself in relaxed outdoor dining, overlooking the Lake or indoors in our HVAC's UV Light/Ionized Clean Air. Citron Restaurant offers outside and inside dining by reservation only for up to 6 guests; reservations for More than 6 or for private events please contact us 410-363-0900 reservations@citronbaltimore.com

Cozy dining spaces include fireplace rooms, our private event building The Cove, inside and outside Lakefront spaces and heated outdoor terraces year round. Nature lover's paradise. Clean, contemporary vibrant.

Enjoy Citron to Go Carryout on Weds-Sun. Order online @citronbaltimore.com www.citronbaltimore.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 363-0900 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Jerome Dorsch

  • Catering

    OFF PREMISE CATERING available through our highly reputable catering team at www.charleslevinecaterers.com @charleslevinecaterers Award Winning and Over 35 Years in the Catering & Events Business in Greater Baltimore & Washington DC Area.

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms with A/V for events at Citron 12-300, plus Entire Restaurant & Bar Buy-Outs. Private, Waterfront, Separate Entry and Year Round Patios. See Galleries www.citronbaltimore.com www.charleslevinecaterers.com @citronbaltimore @charleslevinecaterers (No outside desserts) Parking Free

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining & Waterfront Events: (844) 478-7515

  • Neighborhood

    Towson

  • Cross street

    Greenspring Ave, EXIT 22 South (I-695), Quarry Lake Drive

  • Parking details

    Free parking widely available by Quarry Lake in designated spots and in all parking lots next to Citron. Please pull up directly in Circle at our Front Door to drop off guests at our entrance, and then park if space allows in circle or nearby. Please Do NOT Block Main entry door, as other Guests and Curbside CarryOut use that door, too. Thanks.

  • Public transit

    Not Available

  • Entertainment

    Whiskey ... learn about the world's brands in the relaxed, elegant bar at Citron. Large Screen TVs make it great to drink and dine outside or in while watching your favorite Sporting Events with Great Food, Great Brews and Fine Spirits.Private Events and Total Buyout Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Celebrate at Citron

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Wed - Sat - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Relax in our safe COVID HVAC enhanced systems and AIR PURIFICATION at Citron. Celebrate in the fireplace room, main dining room, sophisticated bar area or the year round outside spaces overlooking the 40 acre lake. Complimentary dessert for all occasions. Reserve on Open Table and let us know what you are celebrating.

What 1,899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful early fall evening dining by placid Quarry Lake at Citron in celebration of my cousin’s birthday. Owner / Chef Charles Levine couldn’t have been more gracious in personally escorting us to our table outside with a perfect birds eye view of flocks of geese gliding effortlessly above the serene lake into a shimmering sunset. He took a moment to tell us the story behind his dream for the restaurant and proudly shared his view of what makes Citron so very special. The rest of the dining experience certainly lived up to this very special and auspicious beginning. The cocktails were original, well-made and refreshing, a perfect prelude to opening plates of northern mussels crusted in salt and parmesan and stone crab with remoulade dip. The mussels were of prehistoric proportions, extraordinarily succulent, a huge hit in every way. The entrees were even better, from delightful seared sea scallops with seafood, to the tender expertly herb roasted lamb chops, accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, our palates were rejoicing with every bite. This was a perfect dining experience also in large part due to the expert and adroit attention of our server Samantha. She was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and managed to check up on us at just the right times without being overly intrusive. She also kept the pace of the meal right on time so we were never rushed, had ample time to take in the extraordinary ambiance and explore the amazing flavors, yet never seemed to wait (or want) for anything. The final touch of a birthday confection of thinly shaved chocolate leaves surrounding a singular candle glowing in the night was both unexpected and very well received… delicate decadence at its best. For special occasions, you would be hard pressed to find a better culinary experience anywhere than Citron.
  2. TS

    ToyetteS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but worth it. Great outdoor setting. Prompt service. Delicious food.
  3. k

    kumquatdiner

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service, tailored to our individual tastes and preferences. Gorgeous location and view from the terrace with smartly placed tables facing the water. Appreciate the vegan options, where one does not feel "accommodated" but rather welcomed and integrated.
  4. C

    Candicef

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to try this restaurant for our Anniversary and it was the best decision we ever made. The owner greeted us and seated us. He was very personable. The ambiance was Amazing. The server was very helpful when it came to suggestions. Everything about this restaurant was an A+. We will definitely return.
  5. RW

    RebelW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1st year wedding anniversary and it was perfect. The food was excellent, wonderful drinks, sat outside and the view was beautiful. We’ll be back next year for our 2nd. And a few more times before then. :)
  6. L

    Lala

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about Citron. The restaurant was beautiful, food was great, service was top notch. I will be going back.
  7. J

    Jells22

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We ordered the shrimp/crab meat sushi roll, porter house veal and 8 oz prime filet mignon. The food was catered food taste buds food. Meaning the flavor was missing to serve a broad audience. For the cost of the food I would have expected more char and flavor on my steak. It came with gravy/bernaise, that was a no go. Asparagus and potatoes were the tastiest items on this plate. The veal porter house was taste with the salad accommodation. Please note there are no substitutions on sides. The quanity is abundant per meal. The ambiance was beautiful. I would suggest have a button down no tennis shoe dress code and this place could charge $75+ per plate.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday. I had a great time. The food,drinks and the setting was beautiful. The waiter was awesome. And the owner if compliment me on my pink dress.
  9. JS

    JosieS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing variety of drinks to select from. Very friendly and accommodating staff. The lake view is beautiful and so is the building. Delicious food options on the menu!
  10. PB

    PatB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    4 out of the 5 entrees ordered at the table were very mediocre and not worth the price. Steak was not cooked as ordered, ahi-mahi was very bland at $67. Drinks were great, atmosphere was great- food just needs to be better for these prices.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time outside looking at the lake. Great experience made for a wonderful evening!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, outside dining was nice. Apps were good, my wife’s pasta was good. My steak was ordered medium rare and came out well done. New steak was brought out and was rare, quality of the cook was no worth the price of the steak. Again, service was good, but food was not up to par for the price of the meal.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better key lime pie than Key West!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was very good. I liked the candles that they gave us with the desert. The salmon was a little dry and the string beans undercooked. The salads everything I were fresh and they served some warm bread which was delicious.
  15. RS

    RSCCwithRJC

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Citron is definitely one of the nicest restaurants in the region. We have gone several times, the food is amazing, the ambience is lovely and the staff is not only gracious and attentive, they make every guest feel incredibly special. A terrific place to take family, friends, out of town guests or host a business dinner to impress. It's an A+ for an incredible dining experience.
  16. BZ

    BarryZ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting outside was perfect. So was our waiter (Will). Couldn't have been better.
  17. h

    heartdoc

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The service was excellent. Beautiful view!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting as I can most certainly say it WILL NOT be the last. Everything was absolutely amazing. The location, the ambiance, the atmosphere, the staff, the food and the view were all excellent. And I server Will was the best. The wife and I almost went back the next day because the food was so good lol. Definitely one of the hidden gems in Baltimore. 👍🏾👍🏾
  19. s

    sohailam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very overpriced for the food and service received. Will not be going back.
  20. E

    Eddie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly elegant dining experience. Don’t skip the desserts either.
  21. GZ

    GretchenZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Citron is A-MAZ - ING! And, the ambience and view spectacular.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING !!!! Food , drinks, service and EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!!!
  23. D

    Dezqd2388

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was AMAZING!! The owner came by and greeted us and also poured champagne 🥂 for my proposal!! Super cool and will be going there again. The waiter Rich was phenomenal I recommend asking for him all the time.
  24. F

    Foodiemike

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and amazing food!!! Thank you!
  25. k

    kaby

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We had an "okay" experience. We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and I had previewed the menu so we had somewhat high expectations. We had the swordfish, which was uncooked in the middle (I love sushi/tartar but this was inedible) and the chilean sea bass which was okay (I have had much better). The waiter was cordial but kept reaching across my wife to get things off the table (etiquette training?). The flow of bringing out the food, bringing us silverware, etc was just off. As I said, experience was okay at best. Perhaps an off day for them but not worth the money we spent. Many great alternative options in Baltimore to chose from.
  26. RL

    RuthL

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent experience. Took my husband for his birthday and we enjoyed every bite and the very good service. The outdoor sining is wonderful as you overlook the lake on a summer afternoon. Great to see the owner making the rounds. We’ll come again and bring friends
  27. CB

    CarrieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each guest is treated like a VIP and receives the ultimate service and attention. The ambience is quiet and hip and the view of the lake is simply stunning. The perfect setting for a party or intimate dinner for two.
  28. KP

    KishaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dinner here for my birthday. It was the best experience We have ever had at a restaurant. The food, the ambiance, decor and hospitality was amazing. The owner and our server was wonderful. We will go back again.
  29. FH

    FatimaH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Experience! My birthday celebration was enjoyable. The food, ambiance and service was top notch.
  30. m

    mmmm

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience dining here for our anniversary. We were instantly recognized by the Maitre'd and congratulated on our anniversary. Dinner was fantastic, drinks were perfect and all the staff provided top notch hospitality.
  31. GD

    GeorgeD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wife and I went there for our anniversary and the service was great from the time we entered til we left. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was wonderful. The owner and staff saw to our every need to make the experience as wonderful as possible. If you want a great dining experience I recommend Citron.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. This experience was by far one of our top favorites. The ambiance. The food. The servers who served us well and acknowledged the occasion was something we shall never forget. Thank you for a splendid evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was GREAT, food was tasty. Our waiter, Johnathan was super attentive and gave great recommendations for food.
  34. T

    Tiger

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dining experience thoroughly. Super personable yet professional staff. Great wine list. Fabulous food. The sea bass was delicious. Views of the small lake made for a picturesque summer evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Open Table offers complimentary dessert with ANY occasion (i.e. Date night) when reservations are made with them, unfortunately the restaurant had no knowledge of it. Food was great, ambiance and view-amazing!
  36. S

    Solomon

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from the time we entered the restaurant. Great customer service and food was amazing
  37. QD

    QuenlanD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best secret gem in Baltimore. I’ve gone twice and loved it both times. Prices can be high but well worth it. Chefs do an amazing job.
  38. M

    Mike

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A complete 10/10 experience at Citron. Sensational presentation of the veal chop and lobster entrees we ordered - cooked beautifully and tasted unbelievable. We were guests at a special corporate dinner for this event, and it was executed perfectly by the Citron staff, would absolutely recommend. Charles Levine and the rest of the staff hit it out of the park for us, very well done and versatile. Can’t wait to come back.
  39. S

    Suzana

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and dessert. Our server was was very nice and attentive.
  40. J

    Josh

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended Citron for a 1 year wedding anniversary. Two hostesses greeted me and my wife in the lobby and after seeing our reservation congratulated us both and had some additional kind words which were very flattering. Once seated at a very spacious table, we didn't wait long before we were served water and greeted by Charles and Rich. Charles was a bit eccentric, which initially concerned me, but after speaking with him and experiencing his service one could tell he was infinitely genuine and had a unique charm about him. He told us a bit about the restaurant and made us both feel welcome before introducing us to our waiter, Rich. Charles informed us that Rich was very knowledgeable about spirits leading my wife and I to place vague orders and let Rich run with it. Rich returned with an excellent Merlot for my wife and Man O' War (bourbon cocktail) for myself. We ordered shrimp spring rolls for a starter. They were delicious. My wife ordered the Swordfish, which she really enjoyed and I ordered a 16oz Rib Eye. I ordered it rare, and It came out more of a medium but the quality of meat and the flavor made up for it. We decided to skip dessert, but that didn't stop both Charles and Rich from gifting us a chocolate tart with an edible "happy anniversary" banner and two glasses of dessert wine. In summary we felt our patronage was appreciated and all the staff was exceptionally professional. The food was great and the prices aren't terribly expensive considering the quality of the ingredients. The highlight was most certainly the wine and cocktail selection.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Citron offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 363-0900 ext. 1.

Citron is rated 4.6 stars by 1899 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Citron

2605 Quarry Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 21209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greenspring Ave, EXIT 22 South (I-695), Quarry Lake Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Towson

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking widely available by Quarry Lake in designated spots and in all parking lots next to Citron. Please pull up directly in Circle at our Front Door to drop off guests at our entrance, and then park if space allows in circle or nearby. Please Do NOT Block Main entry door, as other Guests and Curbside CarryOut use that door, too. Thanks.

  • Public transit

    Not Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Jerome Dorsch

  • Entertainment

    Whiskey ... learn about the world's brands in the relaxed, elegant bar at Citron. Large Screen TVs make it great to drink and dine outside or in while watching your favorite Sporting Events with Great Food, Great Brews and Fine Spirits.Private Events and Total Buyout Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 363-0900 ext. 1

  • Catering

    OFF PREMISE CATERING available through our highly reputable catering team at www.charleslevinecaterers.com @charleslevinecaterers Award Winning and Over 35 Years in the Catering & Events Business in Greater Baltimore & Washington DC Area.

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms with A/V for events at Citron 12-300, plus Entire Restaurant & Bar Buy-Outs. Private, Waterfront, Separate Entry and Year Round Patios. See Galleries www.citronbaltimore.com www.charleslevinecaterers.com @citronbaltimore @charleslevinecaterers (No outside desserts) Parking Free

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining & Waterfront Events: (844) 478-7515

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