When I think “Citrus,” I think sunny, bright … summer. The word evokes a certain feeling of peeling away the rind of a juicy orange, well at least it does for me.Strike all of those thoughts so I can tell you about one of Urban Life Management’s latest downtown additions, Citrus Restaurant. Maybe you don’t know the Urban Life group by its name, but you’ve probably dined in at least one of their restaurants: Hue, Kres or CityFish.
In look, Citrus most resembles Kres – with its darker interior – although perhaps a little less stuffy. Featuring “New American” cuisine with a “Latin” twist, the menu offers the usual Steak, Chicken and Seafood entrees, but all have a bit of that “twist” they talk about. Salmon isn’t just salmon. It’s Pomegranate Glazed Salmon with Wild Mushroom Orzo. Not sure what’s Latin about that, but whatever.
Citrus also offers a variety of appetizers, my favorite was the Shrimp and Lobster Fritters. The portion was decent and the sweet corn gave it a true fritter-feel. Another favorite was the Maytag Wedge. Nothing mysterious here, but a good Wedge salad nonetheless.
The restaurant offers a full bar as well, but don’t expect your drinks Casey’s style, even though you’ll pay twice as much.If you’re shy about trying new places, head over to Citrus for lunch or grab Cocks (Cocktails, people!) and Apps before heading out for a night downtown.
821 North Orange Avenue
Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinner: Mon-Wed, 4 to 10 p.m.; Thur & Fri, 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat, 5 to 11 p.m.
Closed on Sunday