Pushing “Latin fare” with “Asian flair” (and a full sushi menu), Citrus brings East forcibly West in a Day-Glo conceptual whirl. White-clad sushi chefs slice and roll before a blazing, backlit sunset-orange screen. Bartenders in sleek black button-downs pour frosty margaritas and mojitos. A waitress serves a crowded table plates of spiced edamame, eel sushi rolls and sizzling quesadillas stuffed with cheese, corn and chili-lime shrimp, plus a molcajete of fresh guacamole. Flavors are vibrant and the presentation is glam; and judging by the joyful revelers, over-the-top creations like spicy tuna-banana rolls with jalapeño ponzu and avocado crema are perfect combinations. Just call it culinary cognitive dissonance, Upper West Side–style.
Citrus Bar & Grill
|Venue name:||Citrus Bar & Grill||Contact:|
320 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||at 75th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5:30– 11pm; Thu 5:30pm–midnight; Fri 5:30pm– 1am; Sat 11:30am–3:45pm, 4:15pm–1am; Sun 11am–3:45pm, 4:15–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|