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110 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3845
+1 717-208-6697
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“souffle” (4 reviews)
“croquettes” (3 reviews)
“octopus” (4 reviews)
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French, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
110 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3845
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start with my wife, and I went to Citronelle based upon on a recommendation from a friend. We have dined at many French restaurants with outstanding and horrible experiences, but this place is just awesome. Overall we have been here twice, its BYOB,...More

Thank BeerHunter81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Citronnelle recently. We were very pleased with the experience. We don't do fine dining very often, and I was a little worried that it would be stuffy and pretentious. This was absolutely not true. The dining room was formal but...More

Thank Not_Amish
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We ate at Citronelle to celebrate a birthday. Three of us shared two first courses, and we each ordered a main course. I had the Indonesian chicken - one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. My son had the steak, and my...More

Thank Tamar L
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We were visiting the area and chose this restaurant for its proximity to Fulton Theater where we were seeing a show. Our meal was amazing! We are seasoned travelers and have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world. We had little expectations...More

Thank 504
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had visitors from NY and from Peru and decided to take them to Citronnelle. We couldn’t have chosen better. First of all, we all appreciated that we could have a conversation without having to raise our voices because the music was excellent and the...More

Thank Carmen T
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at this lovely restaurant and we will definitely return. Small but cozy, this restaurant offers a first rate dining experience. The starters, pate and octopus were excellent. My wife had the winter vegetable salad as her entree and she claims...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had a good experience here but nothing stands out as outstanding. The service, atmosphere and food were all good and far above average. Our salmon dishes were tasty and creatively presented though perhaps a bit overcooked. It was certainly a pleasant evening and reasonably...More

Thank grabo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

At my third time dining at Citronelle, my fellow diners and I experienced a number of ups and downs, some of which will probably change the way I order my meal there if we go back again. Menu prices are appropriate for a restaurant of...More

Thank Dominic D
SUSAN L, Owner at Citronnelle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you Dominic, not only for your feedback, but also for being a repeat guest. I am thrilled that your previous experiences led you back to us. I am sorry to hear that your experience this time was not equally as stellar as your last...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Another wonderful find on our getaway to Lancaster (one of our favorite culinary destinations) ! AMBIANCE: decorated tastefully in "1960ish" motif, very cozy and secluded. FOOD: very delicious, creative and interesting. Had pate(A), White Gazpacho (A+++), Octopus (A), Pork Chop (A+), Corn Polenta Cake (A++)...More

Thank pyatachok
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Lancaster for a short visit and were looking for some place for a really good early dinner. We had seen a leaflet for Citronelle and the food looked amazing so were delighted when it just so happened we had parked the car...More

Thank GJC1959
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Questions & Answers
25 October 2017|
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Response from SUSAN L | 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.
24 March 2015|
Response from SUSAN L | Property representative |
Hi Jerimac, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you absolutely can. We have hosted many private events in the past. We are however, a very small restaurant with only 32 seats, so it would depend on the size of your party... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 45
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-208-6697
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Citronnelle is a tiny jewel box of a BYOB restaurant serving modern French cuisine (with a global twist) in a chic and cozy mid century modern setting. We use only the freshest local, seasonal (organic where possible) produce, locally raised (hormone/anti-biotic-free and grass-fed where possible) proteins, wild/sustainable seafood and the finest natural ingredients available. Citronnelle has 32 seats and is a BYOB ($5 corkage fee/bottle applies). Because of our petite size, reservations are highly recommended. Merci et à bientôt!
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