Citrus City Grille Celebrates 27 Years & New Ownership

December 12, 2022

Since first opening in 1996, Citrus City Grille quickly became an iconic part of the Old Towne Orange aesthetic, serving up incredible contemporary American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean.

New owner and restaurant industry veteran Charlie Cosmas alongside his family have been longtime patrons of Citrus City Grille, and as of July 2022 has taken over day-to-day operations. Former owner Steve Tsirtsis and Charlie Cosmas happen to share a Greek heritage, which has been a hugely influential part of the Citrus City Grille menu and ethos.

Citrus City Grille is currently planning specialty menus and continued collaborations with celebrated wineries for special pre-fixe evenings. 

Happy Hour will continue Monday through Sunday from 3-6 p.m., and their wildly popular weekend breakfast can be experienced Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and their Sunday brunch is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Since opening in 1996, Citrus City Grille has served up modern American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean and includes a robust menu of sandwiches, steaks, salads, tacos, soups, cocktails, wines, and more. They are known for dishes such as their signature Chilean sea bass and stuffed chicken breast, and also offer a popular dessert menu, breakfast served on Saturday and a wildly popular brunch hosted every Sunday. Daily lunch offerings include soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, pasta, and freshly caught fish.

Citrus City Grille is located at 122 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866 and their menu can be viewed at

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