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Why Citron Bistro?

citron juice Many people ask us about why the restaurant is named Citron Bistro.  They get the bistro part, just not the Citron.  “Does it have something to do with that French car?” one such patron asked.  Nope, that is spelled Citroën and means something else entirely. “Is it because you have a lot of citrus on the menu?” Nope.  “Does it have something to do with Kitron liquor?” Well not exactly.  It does however have something to do with the same fruit but more importantly, a philosophy. 

The citron is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind, botanically classified as Citrus medica. It is one of the four original citrus fruits from which all other citrus types were developed, either through natural hybrid speciation or artificial hybridization. Quite simply, it is like an heirloom lemon in its purest form. The one from which all other lemons were made.

It is believed that Alexander the Great first brought the citron to Mediterranean area. In Greece, the fruit is preserved and made into spoon-sweets and candies. The leaves are distilled into a raki and the Kitron liquor which the island of Naxos is famous for. The fruit has many culinary, medical, religious and perfumery uses.

As young children, owners George and Tom would enjoy the purple flowers and large, thick-skinned aromatic fruit that surrounded their village. Later in life, memories of those citron trees would bring them back to a simpler time. When things seemed more natural and authentic.

It was only fitting that when George and Tom decided to open up their latest concept featuring nothing but all-natural and authentic cuisine that the name “Citron” would grace the marque.

citron pieces on a plate, close up shot denverCitron Bistro’s menu boasts nothing but all-natural products which contain no fillers, no additives, hormones, or preservatives. Within Citron’s strong guidelines, the restaurant became the first and only Denver-area restaurant to feature Megas Yeeros this August.

Other than offering fine cuisine, Citron Bistro is one of the popular restaurants in South Denver and offers the finest happy hour in the area which is available daily in the bar or patio. Private dining rooms for your corporate or special event and full service catering is also available.

Come and enjoy the menu, ambiance and complete dining experience Citron Bistro has to offer.

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