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"The food was fantastic and the atmosphere cozy. We got to meet the owner while we were there and we were made to feel very welcomed and appreciated." - Greg M, Manheim PA



"The food is awesome. This isn't just brunch or dinner,  it's a food experience. The flavor combinations and quality ingredients show." - Jon L, Lancaster PA



"A great addition to Lancaster dining.It's a small, cozy spot. The food is very good. BYOB.Will definitely be going back." -  Safari5, San Diego, CA



"The chef continues to impress us with fresh local ingredients used to prepare innovative courses that stand out from other Lancaster restaurants. The service is attentive and knowledgeable." - LZ Shank, Lancaster PA



"You would have thought everyone working there was our server. Everyone who walked by wanted to make our evening special. That is rare. The food was extrodinary. As I said, I almost hesitated to write this because I wanted to keep this place all to myself. The corner bistro meets Taillevent.  Bravo!" - HJ Pofi, Hummelstown, PA



"Amazing food, great atmosphere, awesome staff, one of the best places in Lancaster!" - Matthew B., Lancaster PA



"...the food here is on a par with fine dining in New York or LA....or anywhere.  The Sunday Brunch menu is superb..." - James S., Hershey PA



"Great service, amazing food and reasonable prices considering everything is made in house from scratch. This is probably the best brunch I have ever eaten in Lancaster and the owner and staff were very friendly making sure we were happy with our visit." - Jeremy PF, Lancaster PA



"There were also some real good bread, "pain au chocolat" and Croissant! I miss so much those one from France! The potatoes, sausage, burger and fries were all just perfect." - Fabrice L., E. Petersburg PA



"Went to Citronnelle twice, once for dinner and once for brunch. We love it there.  The place is not big, but a nice size to get together with friends.  The food is excellent.  That's the reason I can't wait to go back there again. - Sh11zuka, Lancaster PA




"Top 10 for sure. Excellent service, gracious owner and beautiful food. Our dinners were cooked perfectly and absolutely delightful." - Tina Z, Dauphin, PA



"What a wonderful addition to the fine dining in downtown Lancaster.  Better yet, they've raised the bar for the others in town. Raised it very high." - Steve P., Lancaster PA



"Upon entering, I soon forgot I was in Lancaster, Pa., and found myself relaxing in a cool bistro that wouldn't be out of place in Manhattan, or even Paris. A beautiful interior, great, hip background music and warm, attentive, professional service." - Tokyojin, Tokyo Japan



"This meal was the finest we have had in Lancaster, bar none." - Bill M., Lancaster PA



"Absolutely wonderful....we have been there a couple of times and the food, atmosphere and staff have consistently been great.  We actually brought "foodie" friends with us the last time from Denver, Co. & Dallas Tx and they both agreed that this was a 5 star restaurant." - Seth H., Denver PA



"We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and only wish that the restaurant is near to us."

- KLKho, New York City, NY



"Citronnelle has quickly moved into the top tier of my favorite dining spots in Lancaster."

- Brian H, Lancaster PA



"This is one of the very best restaurants in the area, " - Eric W., St. Paul, Mn



"A wonderful addition to downtown lancaster. From start to finish, our meal was fantastic and the ability to enjoy our own wine took the experience to the next level."  - Meredith B, Philadelphia PA



"Hands down one of the best meals in Lancaster!  So thrilled to have a restaurant like Citronnelle in Lancaster - we will be taking many trips back!!!" - Kayla B, Ephrata Twp PA



"I've been to Citronelle 3 times. Two times for Sunday Brunch and One time for dinner. Every meal has been absolutely amazing and left me wanting more." - Omnigirl99, Lancaster PA



"We had allergies on our table and they were able to cater easily for nut-free; dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and low carb. Highly recommend ..."  Reena W, Hoboken NJ



"This is truly a great addition to the blossoming Lancaster restaurant scene. Citronnelle hits many high notes-- chic decor, amazing food, well-paced service. I will definitely be back!" - Justin H., Lancaster PA



"The entire meal, from start to finish was absolutely amazing.  Every bite seemed better than the last. My husband and I will definitely be back again soon...." - Rachel B, Broomall PA



"What a welcome addition to the Lancaster culinary landscape! The food is carefully prepared, delicious, and beautifully plated. Portion size is spot on." - F.A.B, Lancaster PA



"Lemongrass is the perfect name for this restaurant that has turned from the traditional butter and cream-based sauces of what we know as French cuisine to embrace the more contemporary French kitchen that pulls remarkable flavor from the aromatic herbs and exotic spices mixtures of Asia." - Barbara E,, Philadelphia PA



"We had a sampling of over half the menu and slowly, bite by bite, we ate our way through the best dinner we have had in recent memory." - Morgen  W, Lancaster PA



"The food was great looking as well as tasting, and the tea service was of good quality and selection (and I love my tea)." - Raequel S, Norristown PA



"Very nice staff. They made us and our 1-year-old son feel very welcome for Sunday brunch. The French toast with strawberry compote and lemon curd was absolutely delicious. We would definitely go back! 

- Erin, Lancaster PA



"it's a small restaurant, the seating is indeed cozy, but focus on the food.  We celebrated my wife's birthday there last night and enjoyed every course.  The service was personable and attentive without being intrusive." - PAman, Pennsylvania



"I felt like I was eating at a 5-star resort, that is how good the food was AND the customer service." -

HersheyH, Lititz PA



"This is the type of place to go to dine; you are never rushed and the food is impeccable. Bring an appetite, because you will want to eat everything on the menu." - Ossurannairda, Lancaster PA



"We have eaten here twice--dinner and brunch and both times it was amazing. Fresh, wonderful food." Deborah B, Lancaster PA



"My husband and I recently visited this restaurant with a friend of ours who lives in France. We were all very impressed with the delicious and authentic French cuisine." - Kendra E, Harrisburg, PA



"Anyone who has not gone to Citronnelle needs to make a reservation and eat some deliciousness. The decor is cozy and comfortable. The service is excellent. The food is excellent and to die for. 

M. Lee, Lancaster PA



" WOW! My husband and I have tried most restaurants in Lancaster at least once, and we were blown away by our first experience at Citronnelle last night. " - Kristy A, Lancaster PA



"Everything, from appetizers, entrees to desserts, is exceptional. The staff is friendly & attentive. This is about as close as you'll get to a French Bistro experience in Lancaster...... Citronnelle is about a 45 minute drive for us, but we'll do it .... again & again ... without hesitation."  - Lashero, Central PA



"There is a major reason to travel to Lancaster now and it is Citronnelle! The food is crafted beautifully (aesthetic appeal) but mainly tastes DELICIOUS!  Kudos to Chef Rafael and Susan! I cannot wait for the next opportunity to dine there.  The entire experience is wonderful! - S. Foushee, Philadelphia PA


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