Citron

4.5
1582 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casually elegant American Waterfront Dining in Baltimore County tucked inside Greenspring Valley. Wine Spectator Awards Winner. Annual 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 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

Offers

  • Celebrate at Citron

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1582 people are saying
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vipAMH1
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating on the water was a great way to start our visit to this beautiful restaurant. We began with sushi that was fresh, oversized, and delicious. We did all appetizers after that and each was excellent. The mussels were fresh and prepared better and differently than any other place I’ve eaten them. The calamari was also excellent and uniquely prepared. We also ordered the Citron salad that’s terrific with a fantastic dressing.
I’m no expert on wine so I let the owner Charles Levine choose a bottle for us. Fantastic!
For desert we split a vanilla sundae that was a perfect ending to a superb meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!

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Vanged
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location and smartly designed interior, though some of the upholstery is nearing time for refit. All of our appetizers and entrees were well-prepared, served quickly, and tasted good. Prices seemed a little high ($335 for three of us with one glass of wine apiece), but it's easy to imagine the facility itself has a high overhead. All in all, a good experience--just a little short of an amazing one.

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vipChuckD
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First visit to Citron. Absolutely beautiful establishment. 5 Star look for sure. Nice deck in back connected by large glass doors that slide open that overlook a huge lake with plenty of wildlife. Service was slow to begin.After being escorted to our table it was 15 minutes before anyone showed up with drink menu or food menu. That’s too long for a high end establishment. A server(Joe) appeared and made up the slow start with great service till the end. The drink menu is expansive, bourbon,tequila and wines are plentiful. The food is beautiful and tasty. Scallops were incredible and the Key Lime Pie was fantastic. A little pricey, gratuity added at 20% which should be minimum these days. Dress up and match the beautiful setting.
Lots of thought and design in Citron. Great location too.

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Veronica
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Parking is an issue.
Strawberry shortcake was extremely dry.
Prices are very high.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time at Citron. It’s one of my favorite places to visit when I’m in town visiting family. The food is always immaculate and our server, Will was the best waiter I’ve encountered in a long time- personable, funny, attentive, and recommended excellent dishes.

I highly recommend Citron to anyone for a date night, family get together, or just a night when you’re in the mood for an exceptional meal in a convivial, beautiful atmosphere.

I can’t wait to be back!

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Bill
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food either good or excellent; ambience pleasant; great view with outdoor seating; prices ridiculously high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat atmosphere best dining love it

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JENNIFERS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Quite expensive for what we got, if it wasn't for sitting right on the water I wouldn't go back.

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AminaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted my 50th Birthday Celebration in the Mirror Room at the Citron back in June and received exceptional service! Everyone who attended the party raved over the venue. We make it a point to dine at the Citron at least twice a month. The pictures I posted on Social Media captured everyone’s attention. Everyone who asked about the Citron has been referred and loves it as well!

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Bren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here and it’s a very lovely restaurant. The staff is attentive and friendly. Thanks again Andrew. The food and cocktails we ordered was delicious. My Chilean sea bass with the best cauliflower mash I have EVER tasted. Side note for steaks, in comparison to other fine restaurants, comes second. I will definitely definitely return to Citron, though I will probably choose a different table away from the group tables. Absolutely no fault of the restaurant but it did put a sour note to our relaxing evening out having the loudest rambunctious group sitting near us.

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Hallmarks
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always my dining experience at Citron was superb and I look forward to returning. My waiter William provided excellent top-notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday and the waiter Will was phenomenal! Very personable which made the experience better! This was our first time there and will return just to have Will again!

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vipAndreaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, drinks were not made properly, some of the food was over cooked. For the prices they charge, definitely not worth the money. Wouldn’t go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I begin!!!! Well to be honest when we first arrived I was a little off-put by the two hostess at the front who were on their cell phones and dancing .I thought to myself oh no…
So I waited for my friend to arrive and once she did the MAGIC began… The young lady that walked us in was amazing! She was so nice and made us feel right at home. When our waiter came over it was FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY… William was his name and he was FANTASTIC!!! I’m telling you he made exceptional recommendations and he wasn’t wrong… the food (Sea Bass and Fillet) were delicious!!! The drink choices were top notch, I’m telling you William was really really good! I even referred my friends to him when they came to Citron for their Anniversary dinner 2 weeks later! GIVE WILLIAM A RAISE!!!! He deserves it! Thank you again William for a memorable and fantastic dining experience.

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vipWebby
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a day on the golf course watching the BMW championship at nearby Caves Valley Golf Club, we met another couple for dinner on the deck at Citron. Not our first visit, but the staff treated us like it was and the service was amazing. We shared the seafood sampler platter (amazing) and our entrees included sushi. (wonderful), swordfish (fantastic), salad with salmon (as great as the others), and the crab cake (maybe the best of all). Passed on desserts, but did not pass on the dessert Manhattan which was a nice after dinner surprise. During a time when some restaurants are struggling with staffing and meeting diner expectations, Citron continues to excel in all categories.

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vipStan
New York Area
269 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dining .

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vipPRNZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. Charles and Susan always greet you like you are welcome into their home.

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JamesW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place to eat atmosphere is nice but it's kind of pricing $$$

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vipDwayne
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Citron is an attractive restaurant in a fantastic setting. It is worth the trip just to have drinks on the outside deck that overlooks the lake. The wait staff was pleasant, professional, and efficient. Everyone -- the staff and management went above and beyond in making us feel valued, and providing exceptional hospitality; I can't say enough about how genuinely warm and engaging they were. For the menu prices, I expected larger quantities, and higher caliber food. It is not that the food was substandard, I feel that it did not live up to the high prices. Also, side dishes that are normally shareable in other restaurants, were quite small at Citron. All-in-all, we had a very good visit to Citron; we will return.

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vipstanleyf
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Citron is the epitome of 5 stars (could easily be 10 stars) in every way. The food is innovative and exquisitely prepared, the wine list is gorgeous, the setting overlooking Quarry Lake is so peaceful and interesting (love the ducks and geese!), and our server William was totally knowledgeable and efficient and personable -- couldn't ask for more!! And to top it all off, Charles is the ultimate proprietor, making the rounds all evening, conversing with all of the patrons -- a special treat for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful experience! The food was great, the drinks were good, and our waiter William was simply AMAZING!!

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NicoleW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy. Appreciate how I was treated and waited especially being a woman and being alone for this particular night.

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vipNikkoelG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the see you later was amazing! The staff was warm and knowledgeable. Food was so good especially with the view of the Quarry. We will definitely be back.

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BarryZ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It couldn't have been better. Warmth, environment, food, service, leadership -- all wonderful. Enjoyed the evening very much.

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LindaY
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View was amazing, service was outstanding. Enjoyed the playlist and food was very good.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Nice place, but if you're going to spend this much money there are so many other places that are worth the value. Food and drinks were good, but WAY overpriced.

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vipLeslieO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate outside on a beautiful (warm) evening. Everything was delicious.

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ShaNayK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and phenomenal ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Very, very, very long time to order, limited gluten-free menu, very fast to get our food after ordering and both food/drink were delicious

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DerrickD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing everything came out so quick my waitress was very attentive and always asking if we were ok. Her name was Jordan thank you for Giving us a great experience we will be back soon

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vipMichaelM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service, food, experience, all of it, just awful. How this place presents itself as if it’s the equivalent of a Charleston or Magdalena is a joke. Hostess was rude, salad and entrees were brought at at the same time (literally), server was disinterested at best, if eaten blind you could not pick which was the Citron pasta vs. something served at the Olive Garden, bill was brought without asking if we were done, no indication was given there’d already been a 20% tip included. Restaurant was empty on a Friday night, guess I was the last to find out that charging $40-$70 for entrees you could get for 1/4 of the price wasn’t a good business model. Avoid at all costs.

Citron
Responded on August 20, 2021

Dear Michael, we are shocked and sad to read this. We served 150 guests that night, despite the storm. Most were in the bar or outside, but our dining room had been full prior to your arrival. That aside, we don't try to be any other place but Citron. We spoke with your server, watched the tape and feel that your experience written here was observed very different. Food costs at the moment are exorbitant, as you can see in the media. We would love to talk more if you would, call 410.363.0900.

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vipNancy
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The decor at Citron is lovely; service very good; however the prices of the food are outrageous for the value. The online menu is way less than the menu at the restaurant. We know the price of crab meat has increased; no way I was spending $63 for one crab cake dinner. I am certain the pandemic has affected their bottom line. Just not worth the price.

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Edward
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Y’all need to increase your menu list. Food options are too limited.

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Ishea
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. All the food was delicious. I asked the waitress what dessert she recommended and it was the absolute best thing I have ever tasted in my life.

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mensaman
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Unbelieviaby high prices for so-so food in small quantities. The calamari appetizer was tasty but small. No bread is provided at any time but our waitress “rounded up” some stale pieces clearly left over from the day before. My $60 filet had a strange consistency and was served medium rather than medium rare. My wife had the Citron salad as her main dish and it consisted of $1,+/-, of ingredients sold for $15.
Our waitress tried hard but nothing could save this meal. Stay away unless you need to get rid of a few hundred dollars for mediocre food.
P.S. the drinks average $20 and the music is much too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. It was a beautiful place. We were greeted at the door by friendly staff.
The food was amazing. The view was spectacular.

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vipJackieC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience food service ambience EVERYTHING was really amazing. It is a must experience to have

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Chris
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This venue is a must see!! Everything is wonderful!! Food is delectable! We love going to Citron. A bit pricy but it is still great!!

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Elle
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went out for my dad’s birthday and our waitress went above and beyond to accommodate our family’s needs. I have a newborn and she was so kind to charge and sanitize my wearable pumps for me so I could pump while I was there. The current seasonal menu was pretty fish heavy and I did not identify an entrée that I would have enjoyed but was able to enjoy several appetizers so it worked out. Love citron and will keep coming back for sure! Thank you for being so kind to your patrons and providing a lovely environment to enjoy food and a nice ambience on the water!

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

Citron is rated 4.5 stars by 1582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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