Citrico's - sounds
like one of those really ritsy restaurants, doesn't it?
|It is! Located
on the second floor of the Grand Floridian Resort, it
is one of the finer restaurants in Disney World. Citrico's
is one of those that just reeks of expensive taste. The
food, the service, the prices... All say expensive :-),
but it is definitely worth digging into the pocketbook!
In comparison to
some of the other expensive restaurants (the 2 Table Services
for the Disney
Dining Plans), I would list Citrico's in my "A"
list of the Disney's Signature restaurants. Definitely 5-star
rating, along with California
Turf Club Bar & Grill (although not a 2 Table Service
on the Disney
Dining Plans or Signature restaurant, but I love their
food and service), Artist Point, Flying Fish and the Yachtsman
Our evening started
with us arriving five minutes before our reservation. We waited
less than ten minutes in the lobby before being seated at
our table by Boris (from South Africa). From the time you
walk in the lobby of Citrico's, you know you're in a "well-to-do"
our server, Gwen (from Baltimore, MD), told us the day's
specials, and what her favorites were. Normally, Cindy
or I will ask the server at every restaurant what they
like the best. We like trying new things, unless we have
a favorite at a particular restaurant that we have a taste
I asked if there
was regular lemonade, because most of the restaurants at Disney
have that horrible tasting artificially sweetened lemonade,
and although they didn't normally serve it, Gwen said she
would ask the chef to see if he would make some.
|A few minutes
later, the chef, Juan (from Puerto Rico), came out and
introduced himself. He chatted with us a bit, and promised
to make some lemonade for us. He did, bless him :-). It
was a pleasure to meet one with such culinary gifts and
We had some great
appetizers. I ordered the carrot bisque, and although it was
well made, I didn't care for it much, but that was my fault.
As I said earlier, I like trying different things, and I made
the wrong choice this time. I'm pretty sure everyone else
enjoyed their choices.
I picked a really
good one for the entree however. I had Swordfish, and it was
simply exquisite! Seriously!
the appetizer thru the desserts, our table looked like a display
of artwork. Juan did one heck of a job, not only on making
very tasty dishes, but making them appealing to the eye. There
were "oohs" and "ahs" from our table (including
me) every time food was placed on the table!
Citrico's is one
of the listed 'finer' restaurants, and they are adamant about
having a 'dressier' attire. You don't need to wear formal
dining wear, but guys must wear a collared shirt. No sleeveless
shirts. Decent shorts are not a problem.
and I both rate Citrico's with 5 stars. It is the epitomy
of what a restaurant in Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort
should be, and we definitely plan to dine there again.
Below are a few
more photos of our dining experience at Citrico's. Click on
the images below to enlarge them.
Julius Covington, Sr.
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