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Citrine Cafe

4.8
4.8
936 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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

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What 936 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Great for Lunch

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Near West

    Most Booked

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  1. p

    prmb

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the menu choices. A few items were strong Mediterranean/Balkan flavors while others were crowd pleasing choices. I enjoyed sampling the Balkan wines. Friendly service. Good food. Would go baxk again.
  2. MF

    MusicalFan

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch on the patio was wonderful! Great food and excellent service. Our server and all the staff always made sure we had everything we needed. Citrine has become a favorite Oak Park restaurant. We will be back!
  3. JR

    JenniferR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic - knowledgable server, engaging busser. We ate outside on the patio. The wine from Serbia was delicious and the food was fresh and wonderful. I love this place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate birthdays
  5. PS

    PatriciaS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lucky to have this little gem restaurant in Oak Park!! Pasta was amazing will be back
  6. A

    Annie

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Citrine is always a good spot in Oak Park. It was our 3rd time there.
  7. TW

    ThomasW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, will definitely go back.
  9. D

    Deniseeats

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foo. Great service. Good prices. Loved every aspect of my experience there.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the starters to the meal and drinks were Delicious 😋
  12. KF

    KariF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff, great ambience. You can't go wrong.
  13. L

    Lpaulosterbur

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was our first visit to Citrine Cafe. We were seated right away at nice table near the side window It was a Friday night, the restaurant was busy. Our first drink order came out long after our appetizers arrived. We had the octopus and the lamb meatballs. Both were good. I had the whitefish. Pretty plate, but the fish was very dry. Other dishes were the Rigatoni (okay), Eggplant (star of the meal), and a short rib special. The dessert was the absolutely the best thing we ordered, the crunchy caramel sauce, YUMMY. The server was very pleasant, was a little pushy getting us to order. We were one of the last tables to leave at 9:45. The staff has already started breaking down the restaurant to set up for a party on Saturday morning. Overall, Citrine is worth a try, not sure we'd make the trip again.
  14. TF

    Travel4Food

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a neighborhood gem! Everything about it is awesome!
  15. B

    Burgos

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The salads didn’t have the ingredients in the menu and the fish was very tasteless. The service was good.
  16. K

    Kate

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brunch Sunday with a friend and colleague and my experience was delicious. The waiter was warm and friendly, the food outstanding, and the ambiance splendid. I can't wait to return and try another dish.
  17. AN

    AlexaN

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe and the food! It’s wonderful and cannot wait to go back
  18. 2

    2dyners

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Lots of great food choices. Indoor and outdoor seating. Background music repetitive and mildly annoying.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as was service. Manager and food server were very attentive.
  20. DP

    DeeP

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and people!
  22. TC

    TeshaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome! And nice outdoor area….inside is super cute!
  23. D

    Deby

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. G

    Geralyn13

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. PE

    PEACHESR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall Very good. Delicious. Good service, priced well.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. f

    fox1979

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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).
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Very cool inside
  40. 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.

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 936 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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