Citricos or California Grill

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by lcsmom, May 1, 2007.

  1. lcsmom

    lcsmom Mouseketeer

    Apr 9, 2001
    Made (for us) last minute reservations for the end of July/ first of August. Now must see what ADRs are available. We have DDE. Have never been to either Citricos or CG. Which should I ask for first? A good wine list is important. It will be DH, myself and DD13. We all like to try new food.
  2. shaun&miranda

    shaun&miranda Mouseketeer

    Dec 25, 2005
    Both are LOVELY, but the California Grill is just spectacular in my opinion! I would say it has the edge over Citricos, but I would be really happy going to either of them!

    Happy eating!

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  4. Ron from Michigan

    Ron from Michigan DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    We have never dined at Citrico's but CG is our favorite place along with Jiko to eat at WDW.
  5. ehagerty

    ehagerty DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2001
    .... and you will be happy with either. My preference - and I have eaten at both - is California Grill. I didn't have my camera with me at Citricos (my brother borrowed it for the princess dinner at 1900 Park Fair) - but here are pictures for CG:

    California Grill Pictures on disboards
  6. spotty

    spotty Mouseketeer

    Nov 27, 2006
    I just returned from both this week and I would say Citricos. We have been going to Cali Grill for years (at least 8) and it was one of our favorite places, but this trip it was miserable. Bad service, bad food, they no longer dim the lights inside during the fireworks, so even though we had the perfect seat the reflection off the glass ruined the "mood". Also, it was very "cafeteria-like" with noise. We had to shout to hear each other and we were not in the middle of it all.
    Citricos was awesome, although there is no "view". Our server was amazing, sneaking us out the back door to watch Wishes, we received a tour of the Chef's Table since it was not booked and the food was fabulous. Plus we could hear!
    Both places do have great wine lists though. CG obviously heavily on California Wines. I am hoping that night was a fluke, but I am not going to chance it again on my October trip.
  7. Epcot242

    Epcot242 DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2006
    We've been to both and prefer CG though Citricos is really good. I think the food is slightly better in CG but Citricos does come very close. Plus the view from CG just can't be beat. Try both if you can! If not, my vote's for the CG.
  8. Jrabbit910

    Jrabbit910 Keep Calm and get your Sparkle on!!

    Apr 14, 2006
    california Grill
  9. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

    Feb 18, 2004
    Another California Grill fan here!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :bride: Mrs. Disney Ron
  10. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

    Aug 31, 1999
    I can't *legitimately* vote on this as I have not eaten at California Grill. I have been to Citricos twice and I love it, so I don't think you will go wrong.

    My parents have done both California Grill and Citricos and they prefer Citricos.

    I do like hearing the opinions from people who have been to BOTH!!
  11. sotoalf

    sotoalf DIS Veteran

    Dec 28, 2003
    I've been to both several times, love them. However, Citricos is a vastly different experience: quiet, unrushed, with cuisine and service you'd expect in a three our four-star restaurant back home. It's more suited for couples.
  12. Snoopyto

    Snoopyto Disney Addict

    Apr 23, 2003
    Citricos is our favorite. Mainly because the staff trys hard to please. THeir new Chef Phillip is a great. He is bringing new stuff the new menu that matches a more Med cuisine. The wines are paired and most of the wait staff are somielles, so that can offer an informed opinion to better match your taste.

    The biggest difference that Citricos feels they are step above CG is that they are truly a white linen service. We love the place so much that we are bringing 19 members of our family to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Perhaps a review will be in order when we get back this weekend.

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