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French, European, German
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Reviewed June 10, 2020 via mobile

My lovely bride and I stopped in for our first sit down dining date since virus lockdown. We decided on Citron because of our previous experiences here. We were not disappointed. We love the interior decorating and the light piano bar music was very nice....My wife had a coke and I had 2 bottles of French beer (very good!) We started with the soup of the day which was cream of tomato and spinach, along with a side of French baguette bread and butter. The soup was delicious and bread was also good. My wife ordered the salmon dinner off the menu and I had the Braised Pork dinner. Both were superb with a beautiful presentation (see photos). We really love this place, not just for the food but the ambience and great service.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

I've only been there twice, and I am anxious to go back soon. The escargot was perfect, accompanied by crispy french bread straight from the oven. I followed with a frisee salad, and then the salmon in a wonderfully flaky crust and served with a...lovely sauce. Enjoy a glass of their specialty pinot noir with the salmon--orgasmic!!! Their signature dessert is a lovely lemon crepe creation. The second time, I enjoyed their mussels. Again, a great choice! Truly, the service is top notch and makes for a wonderful memory.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

This is a wonderful place! Authentic French cooking with a nicely varied menu. Service was fantastic, we even spoke with the chef a while. Lovely family owned place. They even went out of their way to get a birthday candle for our table.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

We surprised this small bistro with a party of 22 and they did an amazing job accommodating us! We ordered a huge variety from the menu and everyone loved it! Very fresh ingredients and excellent quality dishes. I would make this a destination the next...time I'm in Tacoma.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

I took a couple of friends here for lunch after I had just returned from 4 months in Europe, and was not disappointed. The food is German, French, and a little Polish inspired. It is well done and true to the European culture. They also...have European beverages and beers. I thought the prices a touch high, but worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Celebrated our daughter's birthday here and food was excellent! Three of us had the Beef Bourguignon and one had Wiener Schnitzel, and we all shared a Caprese Salad. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2019

I hate to tell anyone about this great place for fear I will no longer be able to get a last mnute table! Authentic wiener schnitzel and other french dishes. It's a husband and wife team. The husband cooks some amazing dishes. Good wine to...pair with the food. You can't go wrong.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Our party of 4 went to Citron in early Nov. 2019. My husband had Wiener schnitzel, he said better than that he had had in Germany. Our friends' husband almost licked his plate over the beef bourguignon. Plus, no matter how full you have, you...must have dessert.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019

We had the Wiener schnitzel, the seafood ragout and the beef bourguignon and it all tasted delicious. The server and the chef were attentive and welcoming. If you are looking for a European fare don’t miss out and stop by. We will definitely be coming...back again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We have now eaten lunch at Citron Bistro on several occasions. The Croque Monsieur is exquisite, and the filet of haddock is perfectly prepared. The pork tenderloin is tender, moist and the peppercorn mushroom sauce is a perfect complement. We especially enjoyed the smoked salmon...salad with the citrus horseradish vinaigrette - a very unique mixture of flavors with nothing being overpowered by any other ingredient. The Tarte a l alsacienne, which is light and very flavorful, is a wonderful appetizer to share. The French onion soup is a classic example with a deep rich flavor and not an overload of cheese melted on top. Several of the dinner items are also available at lunch, with the duck breast in the green peppercorn sauce being especially good. The restaurant is hidden away in South Tacoma, but it is worth seeking out.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Yes, Citron European Bistro offers takeout services.

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  • Citron European Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5