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$20 - $50
French, International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We visited Citronnelle to celebrate my husband's birth followed by a show at the FultonTheater. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we had a wonderful experience. The chef's wife introduced some of the delicious things on the menu and acknowledged my husband's birthday....I wrote this celebration as a note when I made the reservation. We started with delicious flavored teas which we got iced. The appetizers were extradoinary. My husband had octopus and I had the pate. The mix of flavors was unique and sublime. Our entrees were fabulous. I had Barramundi and my husband steak. Once again the blend of herbs and spices was sublime. For dessert my husband had the soufflé and I had Japanese cheesecake. No surprise - terrific. There has been a lot of careful thought and experimentation to our dishes. The meal was perfect. There service was outstanding. I loved the ambience. I felt like I was in a small cafe either in France or SOHO. It was WOW!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

We held a repast dinner at Citronnelle on Jan11th. Everything was outstanding!! Dealing with Susan was terrific and she managed to accommodate our party of 24 beautifully. Everyone in our party raved about the food - and we are a picky bunch of New Yorkers...- not an easy crowd! Especially delicious were the crab croquettes - just amazing! Everyone loved the butternut squash soup, the pork chop, the steak, the special fish - Barramundi, (yum!), chocolate soufflé, Citronnelle soufflé.....it was all delicious and the service was exemplary in every way. I think that Citronnelle may very well be the best restaurant in Lancaster and I don’t say that sort of thing easily. Go and enjoy and BYOB makes it that much better!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

This restaurant has flair, style and a menu that is superb. We vivited Citronelle for New Years Eve and the cuisine was delightful. The chef and staff made us very welcome and the five course speecial NYE meal was superb - creative and tasteful. We...will return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 27, 2019

We dined at Citronnelle with a group of eight. The staff handled the large party well. Several people had main courses while others sampled appetizers. All were enjoyed thoroughly, although several found the black rice to be too spicy. I would go back again. BYOB...alcohol with a small corkage fee.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

I went here for dinner on Thursday and was so captivated that I brought my husband back two nights later! The vichyssoise is out of this world, and the barramundi special, corn risotto, and heirloom tomato salad were perfectly prepared. We had excellent service both...evenings. Lovely, charming interior. Just remember to BYOB!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

We had a great meal at thi place. It's BYOB, so don't forget to bring your own libations. Corkage fee at $5 is very reasonable. The menu is small, but the dishes are all top notch. The carpaccio appetizer was very tasty, as was the...heritage tomato salad. The lamb bolognese with artichokes and fennel over pasta was simply outstanding. Save room for dessert, as the chocolate souffle was worth waiting for. Make reservations, as they don't hve a lot of tables.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

I live in New York, but every time I visit Lancaster, Citronnelle is a must go restaurant. I really think this is the best restaurant in town. This time I was lucky enough to get a reservation for brunch. We had gorgeous and delicious french...toast and lemongrass soufflé. I’m already missing these :-(More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019

We had an early dinner and loved every course. From the housemade bread bites to the souffle...all cooked superbly. We knew they dont have liquor license so brought a bottle of Sancerre that paired nicely with our choices. I will definitely be back when next...in town.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited “Citronnelle” on the first Friday in May - a very busy evening in downtown Lancaster. Despite it being a last minute request for a reservation, the owner (Sue) managed to seat us at 7:30. Our dinner was nothing less than...superb! My wife had a steak and I had a pork dish ... both dishes were done to perfection and elegantly presented - the Lemongrass soufflé dessert is not not to be missed! The restaurant is centrally located and has a very intimate atmosphere. As for the pricing point, I don’t think that there is a better place to eat in Lancaster!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Four of us went to Citronnelle for Sunday Brunch. It is a tiny place, but they must manage their reservations well as we did not wait for a table and did not see anyone wait. We all had different dishes and everyone loved their meal....My omelette of mushrooms and brie was big and fluffy. The accompanying potatoes were crisp on the outside soft on the inside mixed with pearl onions. The coffee was very good and they brought warm cream to put in it! It was a little noisy because there was a very large table that were drinking many bottles of their BYOB champagne. We were not rushed and had good service. The bread basket was good but a little pricey.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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August 15, 2019|
Response from LANCASTERRESIDENT | Reviewed this property |
That’s a good question. I’ve never had to cancel a reservation at Citronnelle but I have changed a reservation. I just called and left a message with my requirements and they called me back to confirm. No problems! I hope... More
October 24, 2017|
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Response from NYCityZen | Property representative |
Hi Lovely, We do not have a formal or strict dress code. Having said that, many of our guests enjoy wearing “smart casual” attire to dinner.
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  • Citronnelle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4