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“fun place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Citron

Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
(202) 530-8844
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Ranked #1,209 of 2,564 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Transit: across dupont circle metro southside exit red line
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent music beautiful girls and a nice place to relax. The drinks are reasonably priced and it is in a very convenient location and it is relatively safe.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Shabby Chic Cuban”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We're fans of this place. The pork dishes can't be beat and the nachos are the best in the city. It's a little rundown but definitely has a Cuba-embargo vibe to it. Service is a little meh - they rush you a bit and aren't all that friendly. But overall it's a great break from the DC usual, and awesome food. We'll be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Drinks and dancing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Cafe Citron serves pretty good drinks, they have happy hour specials and on Mondays they haveall you can drink cocktails for an hour for $9 (there is a specific menu from this offer, no high end spirits). The food is not too bad, I have been there for lunch several times. At night and weekends the restaurant turns into a night club with room to dance upstairs and downstairs. Keep in mind it tends to get crowded because it is overall small. Despite the space, it is still very fun and the DJ is good. There is a mix of people, but overall it feels like you are partying at someone's place - so very laid back comfortable experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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newcastle
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Latin bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

In a city that is spoilt for music venues (including Latin bars), Citron is way up there. Located just off Dupont Circle, it is a restaurant during the day and early evening and then turns into a Latin club on weekends. The atmosphere is absolutely great, with a very mixed crowd in every respect, but all are there to have a good time. The drinks are delivered with aplomb by the swinging bar staff (the mojito is a particular favourite, with a pitcher going for $50). There is a small dance floor for those wishing to bust a few moves. The music can best be described as 'eclectic' and is not always as latino as one would want, whereas the decibels sometimes go off the scale, but that doesn't seem to bother some of the patrons strutting their stuff on the tables! Salsa!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nanuet, New York
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166 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“It's a club and it's a restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I love this place. It has a unique style and personality, the bar area is quite lively. The restaurant is very good. I ordered Venezuelan empanadas and platanos. Now being from the Dominican Republic, I tend to be a snob when it comes to plantains. Not only was I not disappointed, these were in fact, the best plantains I have ever had, outside of my late mother's home. The empanadas were also excellent. I ordered a mojito, which according to their menu was voted the best in DC, it was good, although if they were located in New York or Miami they probably would have come in fifth or sixth place. Still in the top ten so I can wholeheartedly recommend this cafe. After ten o'clock the cafe goes into full club mode. They clear the tables to reveal a dance floor, then when you go downstairs they have a low ceiling with really cool lighting, loungechairs, another bar and a dancefloor which could be a club unto itself. There is a third dancefloor on the second floor plus a VIP area. Overall a great club, excellent food and phenomenal atmosphere, crowd tends to be in their twenties and thirties.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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