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Citron and Rose

370 Montgomery Ave. (Old Lancaster Rd.) Send to Phone
610-664-4919 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Modern update on traditional Kosher cooking.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Thurs., Dinner Sun.-Thurs., Brunch Sun.
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Citron and Rose Restaurant Review

: Having put his culinary stamp on contemporary Israeli food (Zahav) and the more prosaic fried chicken and donuts (Federal Donuts), chef Michael Solomonov took on an even bigger challenge with Citron and Rose: giving a modern spin on traditional kosher cooking. Solomonov, who is no longer affiliated with the restaurant, helped create a space that works for the devout, who can take comfort in knowing the kitchen is supervised by a rabbi, and those with a more secular interest in dishes that mine rich flavors without using dairy products. Executive chef Karen Nicolas has retained some of Solomonov's touches, notably in the cocktail list, which includes the Reb Roy, a witty take on the Rob Roy, with Knob Creek bourbon, barrel-aged Manischewitz, Drambuie and bitters, and dishes such as the lamb shank sholet, and the massive dry-aged rib-eye for two with C&R steak sauce. But Nicolas, formerly of Equinox in Washington, D.C., is putting her own stamp on the menu, which now includes such choices for dinner as sweet potato soup, spinach-kasha croquettes with a pepper aïoli, and Florida red snapper with mustard dumplings, as well as weekday lunch and Sunday brunch. Desserts like gingerbread beignets and maple-walnut shortbread complete this modern-traditional experience.

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