Italian food, with Italian music in the background, served in an intimate setting. Not only is the food very good, but the service is spot on - knowledgeable servers right there when you need them, but not "hovering".
I had never heard of this restaurant, but since I was staying in the hotel (The Park Lane Sheraton) of which it serves as the fine dining room, I decided to try it out. I ended up coming back a second day, despite many other options in the area. You can enter off the Piccadilly side lobby of the hotel, or from Piccadilly Street itself, through the small outside patio area.
When I had dinner, it was relatively early, and my experience is that service often suffers at that time, because the staff have other duties that take them away from the dining room. Here, it was the opposite. Service was friendly, on point, and knowledgeable. When I asked about things on the menu, staff were able to describe them, not just technically, but in a way that I could understand well. They did this, and everything else, with such happy attitudes that I felt like I was in Thailand (the Land of Smiles). They were friendly and engaged, but when I needed to get a little work done over dinner, they understood immediately and left me alone.
And the food? Well, I am a big fan of Italian food, and I come from a city, Toronto, that has a broad selection of first class Italian restaurants (better than New York, by the way). It is not easy to get me to say an Italian restaurant has great food.
Citrus has great food. Is it the best I've ever had (out of hundreds or even thousands of Italian restaurants)? Maybe not, but it is in the top ten, certainly. Bruschetta was done in the traditional style, perfectly. Tortolone was a creative and tasty surprise, nothing like what I expected. The second day, chicken was cooked exactly right, and served with a roulade that showed a talented chef in top form.
The wine list is fairly short, but some pretty good choices, with a heavy emphasis on Italian wines (surprise). They have another list, Starwood's Wines of the World, with a slightly more eclectic selection, if Italian wine is not your favourite.
I would go back to this restaurant in a second, and I will for sure recommend it to all of my friends. This is the way food should be cooked and served.
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