I’m embarrassed that it’s been an absurdly long time since I’ve done a restaurant review here (since August!). I’ve been enjoying many new and old restaurants in Oakland, but I guess I haven’t been inspired enough to write about them. That, and City Homestead does such an excellent job keeping up with new restaurants that sometimes I feel like I’m off the hook.
That changed on Monday night, when I had easily the best meal I’ve eaten all year.
Though me and my fiance live only a long walk away from Citron in Rockridge, we had never managed to eat there. We often go next door to A Cote, but Citron never managed to lure us in. On Monday night though, we wanted to stay close to home and have a relaxing night out, but so many of our favorite spots are closed on Mondays. So we finally made it to Citron.
Everything about our dinner was perfect. The ambiance of the small restaurant was just what we were looking for – elegant, but still cozy and comfortable. The service was excellent – our waiter checked on us just enough and knew plenty about the menu but was never overbearing. And my only complaint about the food is that we ordered too much (note to self: never go with the full three course tasting menu again).
Here’s what we ate. Please excuse the graininess of my iPhone photos and know that the food looked much better than this in person.
Though we’ve waited so many years to check it out, I’m sure we’ll be back to Citron soon, although not too often because it is a bit too pricey to make it into our regular rotation. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it, particularly for a romantic dinner or special occasion.