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Citrine Cafe

4.8
4.8
917 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

Located in the heart of Oak Park IL, Citrine offers Mediterranean influenced cuisine with American flair. The menu includes seasonal fish and vegetable dishes, braised meats cooked in clay pots and fresh bread from our brick oven.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 948-7328

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of various sizes in private as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact us for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Mangus: (857) 221-2097

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Cross street

    South Boulevard

  • Parking details

    meter & garage parking available.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green Line to Oak Park Avenue stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 917 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Near West

    Best Overall

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Ambiance

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Near West

    Good for Groups

  • Near West

    Healthy

  • Near West

    Great for Lunch

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

    Special Occasion

  • Near West

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Near West

    Most Booked

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  1. DP

    DeeP

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always enjoy our visits to Citrine! We arrived a little early for our reservation and ended up sitting at the bar. A fine choice. Great service. Delicious food. I had the white fish, which was very tasty, and my husband had the short rib, which he enjoyed very much. It was lovely. Truly, the only think lacking was the mediocre coffee at the end of the meal. Just not very good. And a decaf options for one of their espresso drinks was not an option. Too bad.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and people!

  3. TC

    TeshaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome! And nice outdoor area….inside is super cute!

  4. D

    Deby

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tonight we had the most wonderful restaurant experience at Citrine in Oak Park! Our hostess, Maya, immediately provided a warm welcome and started our delicious journey into such an inviting and comfortable environment. Our waitress, Hilda, was very knowledgeable about the Mediterranean cuisine and exceptionally responsive to our requests. We had the Hummus, feta, olives app, the Salmon dinner with artichoke and asparagus, and the Rigatoni with homemade sausage and broccolini. Our wine pairing was perfect and we topped it off with a bread pudding and cherry dessert and the chocolate lava cake and ice cream. Oh my! The owner, Branko, stopped by our table and provided an extra special personal touch. We dine out a lot and count this as one of our top experiences! 5 stars!

  5. JS

    JamieS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Entrees were fantastic. Softshell Crab was an incredible dish - I would return just for that again.

  6. b

    businessdiner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu is always sound and excellent with a nice touch of creative to keep you wanting to come back. Ambiance is perfect for catching up with friends or a romantic dinner. Prices are very fair. This is a really nice neighborhood dining experience.

  7. G

    Geralyn13

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The whitefish was outstanding and the cocktails were tasty. I loved my gin cocktail. I did not care for the Mac and cheese. It was flavorful but very runny and not creamy. Great space for outdoor seating.

  8. CB

    ClaireB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently excellent bistro with flavorful Mediterranean-influenced dishes. Personal highlights include the charred octopus and crispy cauliflower apps, the Moroccan-spiced short rib, the indulgent steak fries and one of the best carrot cakes I have ever eaten. Excellent cocktail and wine list. Always inviting and comfortable.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took a party of 10 on Mothers Day to celebrate my sons first communion. Our party included two very picky children and someone with a severe gluten allergy. Our table was ready when we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the owner. The staff was all fantastic and the food and drinks were outstanding. I was a little worried given the major holiday/party size/very particular requests of our group but we were thrilled with the experience.

  10. JL

    JackL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. A moderately chic restaurant with a convivial vibe. Try the whitefish or the mussels.

  11. PE

    PEACHESR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall Very good. Delicious. Good service, priced well.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Loved the food and the wine selection, my husband enjoyed a unique cocktail. Service was fair, but we would have liked to have empty dishes and glasses cleared more frequently to make room at a small table.

  13. TP

    TaterP

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was super delicious , service was good . We enjoyed n we will visit soon again.

  14. f

    fox1979

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time, but we'll be back. Entire staff was exceptionally attentive from host to bus people to server to manager. Our server was spot on with her recommendations. I highly recommend the backed feta appetizer.

  15. SH

    StevenH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks are consistently excellent. Great service. I also appreciate that they are still paying attention to social distancing as they seat guests.

  16. LG

    LorettaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have a food allergy and the waiter was very helpful. The food was delicious! I would order the Moroccan short rib again (and again).

  17. C

    Crafty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The service was excellent. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The food was very good along with the dessert. I would definitely eat there again.

  18. m

    miked

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff a re always great at Citrine. Highly recommend

  19. DM

    DortheaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Waiter was wonderful and very helpful. My whitefish dinner was perfect, tasted good and attractively served.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful! Very cool inside

  21. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Community based restaurant. Creative menu and wonderful food. Good wine selection. Very attentive service.

  22. OP

    OakParkFoodie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything, from the cocktails to the food was stellar. Every table was full, but we had attentive, knowledgable service

  23. ME

    MichaelE

    Pittsburgh

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here for brunch. The menu is really eclectic. Inventive creations. Try the shrimp omelet and the grapefruit and beet salad. There is a cocktail made with Hacker Pshorr beer and amaretto. Unbelievable.

  24. K

    Kath

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we got to the restaurant, we were amazed at how very busy they were. There was one empty table - ours! Soon afterwards, there was a line out the door. Our waitress (our favorite) is Ana. We were so pleased that we were in her section. When it is this busy, and the servers are bustling around as fast as they can, diners know to be ready with their wine and meal selections when the server gets to you. We did. Our salads were out quickly and our drinks came after that (the bar was full). We each picked the same entree which was exquisite. The Moroccan spiced braised Angus beef short rib. WOW. A lovely time. This was on a Saturday eve.

  25. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food. The biggest challenge was choosing items; because it all sounds delicious! Shrimp & Grits and Cauliflower apps were very good. Short ribs are world class. We will be regulars!

  26. MD

    MaureenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great neighborhood spot with flavorful food and attentive staff

  27. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and incredibly friendly staff (and owner!).

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and ambience

  29. SM

    SaraM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  30. AD

    AudreyD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Love Citrine! Food is so good and everything on the menu is delicious!!! Love grabbing a drink at the bar before or after dinner too. Only reason why service was a '3 star' was b/c we learned later that our waiter was actually the floor manager and they were short one waitstaff. But as a result, was super slow to get drinks.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious! And a lava cake for my husband’s birthday! Great night.

  32. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favorite spot. Food is always great and the service is top notch.

  33. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We all enjoyed the staff, their attention, information, knowledge of wines, and friendliness. Everyone's selections were great. Definitely will go again.

  34. E

    Ezekiel

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have had a few memorable dinners at Citrine and this was our first time for Sunday brunch. The menu had a lot of appetizers and lunch items in addition to the usual brunch dishes. Everything we had was delicious. The dining room was sunny and cheerful. This is our new favorite brunch place.

  35. S

    Susie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    We made a reservation for the patio, which was accepted on OpenTable, but the patio was not open yet. We were seated right away and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating while we ordered drinks and then food. Someone from my party found a metal object the size of a small magnet in her food. When we showed our waiter he put his hand out, took the object and said, "Oh. Thank you." No apology. The food was ok, but menu is deceiving. Seasonal "Veggie Pizza" had only arugula and mushrooms. My crab cake was largely tasteless with the exception of a little heat. Prices were a bit high for the quality. They did eventually take the food with the foreign object in it off the bill, but not before we called our waiter over to discuss the problem further. Not a great experience.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will be back!

  37. AC

    AnnmarieC

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    For a regular night out, Citrine is good. For a special occasion, I would choose another restaurant.

  38. DS

    DiningSpot

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food, service and ambiance. Only very small complaint is that they need more options for after dinner drinks.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get the pork shank

  40. SM

    SuburbanMom

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's nice to have a place like this in Oak Park and have to go into the city for an upscale ambiance, food, and drink quality.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Citrine Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 948-7328.

Citrine Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Citrine Cafe

100 South Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    meter & garage parking available.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green Line to Oak Park Avenue stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (708) 948-7328

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of various sizes in private as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact us for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Mangus: (857) 221-2097

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