Citron and Rose, Merion Station, PA
Really enjoyed our entire experience. Service was lovely; I asked for
some low-sodium choices in advance, and was given a lot of accomodation
that was helpful...
Imaginative appetizers. S-i-L ordered a special--braised short ribs.
When it came, looking gorgeous, all he said was 'Yum!" Daughter and I
shared two very different appetizers: the chicken liver special (it aint
your grandma's chicken liver) and a braised salad/potato/quail egg dish that
we both enjoyed; sensible husband chose a salad that was much to his liking.
Mains: Oh, I did enjoy the veal roulade and its accompaniments, hard to believe they kept the salt off it for my sake. Husband like his veal roulade also; daughter felt her salmon was just perfect, and s-I-L truly appreciated
his rib eye steak. (That's my choice next time: thick, juicy, great sauce,
which our daugther made sure to mop up for her husband) Again, imaginative
vegetables all around. Tasty: no complaints whatsoever.
Dessert: three of us chose the pear flodni, which was scrumptious. Portion
size pleasant; ample, but not over-stuffed. Good coffee; happy vibe to the place.
Very attractive decor; mildest criticism would be noise level, but it was happy
noise, not a problem As a non-Kosher Chowhound, I wouldn't hesitate to come here with Gentile or non-observant friends. It did the Philadelphia restaurant scene proud: just plain good.
Gotta run. More if I think of something I left out. Try this--worth a trip.
I left something out. My excitement that the high expectations
I came with could be met. They were.
Price: I expected a quality upscale Kosher Restaurant to be far
more expensive than a comparable non-Kosher place. At $24-$28 for entrees, and $9-$10 for appetizers, and $9 for dessert
for ample quantities, not mingy portionsm I had no issues about
price. We enjoyed ourselves, and I for one would like to go
back soon to enjoy that ribeye.
But, I"d order the pear flodni every time...I loved being able to wow our observant daughter and her husband.