Citricos: Romantic or just Fancy?

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Citricos: Romantic or just Fancy?

I've been reading a lot about Citricos on here between the Admin's trip reports and Scott Josephs unbridled enthusiasm. Was just wondering if it qualified as romantic or just "Fancy." I'm a bit of an anti-fancy person, but would like to find some nice romantic places.

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Well, you can make it what you want it to be, I think. When you first look at the restaurant, it's just "fancy." Open kitchen, dressed up people, upscale furnishings, etc.

There are some tables toward the back, where the lighting is lower, that I think could be romantic toward the end of the evening. Scheduling your visit for late night (nine or nine thirty), and request a table in the back of the restaurant.

(The kids are what really make it un-romantic, so the late night should help out a bit)

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I think Citricos is SO pretty. I would love to eat there sometime.

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Do you know, I really hadn't given this place a thought (didn't even know where it was) until last year. This might make it onto the tentative October schedule.

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It's just so expensive, I'm worried about getting there and either being disappointed or feeling "out of place."

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dsoup wrote:
It's just so expensive, I'm worried about getting there and either being disappointed or feeling "out of place."

I strongly recommend against stretching your budget on one meal. Anything can happen -- You pick the wrong dish, the waiter is having an off night, you don't feel well. Just eat someplace where even if it's awful you won't be crushed.

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DH and I went in Feb. The food and service were excellent, in addition to the pretty surroundings. I didn't find it overly fancy. I wore Jeans and a nice-ish top and as always, comfortable shoes!
At one point, we kind of looked around and realized that there were really a lot of kids there. They were very well behaved, to the extent that we hadn't realized they were there! Of course, that probably varies each night. So our experience was somewhat romantic because we kind of got lost in each other. Sorry for the mushy-ness yuck , we are still newlyweds!

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DH and I went in Feb. The food and service were excellent, in addition to the pretty surroundings. I didn't find it overly fancy. I wore Jeans and a nice-ish top and as always, comfortable shoes!
At one point, we kind of looked around and realized that there were really a lot of kids there. They were very well behaved, to the extent that we hadn't realized they were there! Of course, that probably varies each night. So our experience was somewhat romantic because we kind of got lost in each other. Sorry for the mushy-ness yuck , we are still newlyweds!

Well behaved kids are a definite plus. Almost as good as no kids at all!

Would it be your first pick as a "romantic restaurant?"

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Hmmmmmm.....well, Citricos might just be my first pick for romantic restaurant, out of the ones I have been to. I like Chefs de France but the tables are close together...same for LeCellier......Artist's Point was very nice but we were there witha another couple so "romantic" didn't strike me.....Yachtsman was excellent but did not strike me as romantic, again maybe because we were with a friend....Have not been to V&A or Coral Reef.....

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Tables close together definitely puts a damper on the romantic mood. Thankfully, I don't that that ever happens at Citricos. (It's one of the only things I'd say was un-romantic about Jiko, in fact--those "cafe tables" are just NO good.)

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Yachtsman is good, but I definitely wouldn't say romantic. A big steak is delicious, but definitely not mood-inducing. Jiko's seating is definitely not tops in the romance department either. I've never eaten at Citricos unfortunately.

dopeynme, it sounds like you mix your restaurants up pretty frequently. Have you hit most of them by now?

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Well, we try to hit at least 1 or 2 new ones each trip, combined with our old favorites. We enjoy the fine dining restaurants, and for us, the DP is a bargain even when it is not free! We have been to quite a few restaurants but I am not sure I would say "most". Certain places will probably not get on the list because DH is somewhat picky: he doesn't eat seafood or any Asian cuisines, so that eliminates some places.
We have been going to WDW regularly since 2003, when DH first converted me. He had an uncle who had participated in building the World, so he had been going since the creation! I had never been to WDW before then. Well, you see who is now addicted to Disney and spends time on the various forums!!!! biggrin
How do people have time for Facebook? All my computer time goes to reading about Disney!!!!!! awesome

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dopeynme wrote:
He had an uncle who had participated in building the World, so he had been going since the creation! I had never been to WDW before then. Well, you see who is now addicted to Disney and spends time on the various forums!!!! biggrin
How do people have time for Facebook? All my computer time goes to reading about Disney!!!!!! awesome


What a great story! What was his uncle's part in the building? So cool!

He converted you, eh? How did he do that?

Also you can be disney-obsessed on facebook, too:
AKL Facebook Page
Walt Disney World for Grownups Facebook Page
Caribbean Beach Resort Facebook Page

...and there a lots more!! mickey

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dopeynme wrote:
Well, we try to hit at least 1 or 2 new ones each trip, combined with our old favorites. We enjoy the fine dining restaurants, and for us, the DP is a bargain even when it is not free! We have been to quite a few restaurants but I am not sure I would say "most". Certain places will probably not get on the list because DH is somewhat picky: he doesn't eat seafood or any Asian cuisines, so that eliminates some places.
We have been going to WDW regularly since 2003, when DH first converted me. He had an uncle who had participated in building the World, so he had been going since the creation! I had never been to WDW before then. Well, you see who is now addicted to Disney and spends time on the various forums!!!! biggrin
How do people have time for Facebook? All my computer time goes to reading about Disney!!!!!! awesome

were you hard to convert? did you have any preconceptions about wdw?

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We have Citricos on the list of ADRs for October at the moment. We have to choose where to celebrate our Anniversary, so does anyone know if they do something fun for things like that?

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