Citron at Quarry Lake at Greenspring Officially Opens


Baltimore County’s newest restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine

Citron, the full-service restaurant from Charles Levine, officially opened its doors to the public today. The restaurant, located at Quarry Lake at Greenspring in Baltimore County, is Levine’s first restaurant venture.

Citron overlooks Quarry Lake and offers patrons contemporary American cuisine with a French twist, stunning lakefront views and the high-quality service Levine has provided clients and guests through Charles Levine Catering for decades.

“Opening Citron has been a long-time goal of mine, and I’m truly thankful for the many talented people who’ve helped to make it a reality,” said Levine. “On behalf of everyone involved in this venture, I'm excited to introduce Citron to Baltimore."

Guests of the restaurant will enjoy an approachable menu created by Levine and Executive Chef Jerome Dorsch, featuring locally sourced ingredients, fresh seafood, fine quality meats and house made desserts.

Highlights of the opening menu include appetizers starting at $10, ranging from Potato Gnocci with English peas, mushrooms, pine nuts, grano padano and black truffle sage vin blanc, to Crispy Calamari with citrus garlic butter, crisp pickled peppers and spicy romanesco, and Baby Lamb Chops with Meyer lemon-mint gremolata, chevre stuffed peppadew and black currant demi-glace. Citron’s opening menu also features a raw bar with this season’s finest shellfish offerings including, Oysters on a Half Shell, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp and Scottish Smoked Salmon.

Entrée selections start at $21 and include the Hudson Valley Duck “Duo” with pan seared breast and leg confit, tamarind sweet potato mash, French beans and a poached cherry reduction; Roasted Vegetable with Pappardelle which includes grilled Brussels sprouts, zucchini, wild mushrooms, marsala truffle beurre blanc and a sundried tomato almond relish; Beef Short Rib “Osso Bucco” with sage gremolata, sweet cream polenta, red wine-fig jus and bone marrow butter; Grilled Atlantic Swordfish with tomato-olive compote, harissa white bean mash, sautéed spinach and banyuls syrup; and Roasted Free-Range Rotisserie Half Chicken with grilled parsnip cauliflower puree, braised lollipop kale and tangerine rosemary jus.

Created by Executive Pastry Chef Yassmeen Jackson, house made desserts start at $10 and include Apple Caramel Cheesecake with praline anglaise sauce and almond brittle, the Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bar with a gold leaf, and the Citron Sundae with fried bananas, hazelnut butter chocolate, raspberry coulis and fresh whipped cream.

Citron’s exquisite bar menu was created by Levine and Beverage Director Jon Blair and includes artisanal cocktails for $14 — such as house favorites B-More Fizz and Autumn Sour – as well as craft brews, fine wines and an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits.

Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates designed Citron’s interior, creating a clean and modern, yet warm and comfortable design that evokes a mid-century modern feeling with whites, walnut woods, and grey tones featured throughout. Martha Macks-Kahn of Goya Contemporary curated the artwork featured throughout the restaurant. Colimore Architects Incorporated is the architect of record, and Obrecht Properties, LLC is the developer.

Located on the north side of Quarry Lake, the 10,500-sq-ft. restaurant features dining rooms, two bars and several private event spaces, and can seat up to 270 guests. Citron also features an outside patio and waterfront deck seating. The Cove at Citron, a special event space adjacent to the restaurant that can accommodate 150 for a seated event and up to 200 for a cocktail reception, is currently accepting bookings for events starting in January 2017.

The restaurant also features Henry’s Bar, which seats eight and is named after Baltimore businessman and longtime friend and business mentor of the Levines, Henry Rosenberg, in honor of his support and commitment throughout Charles Levine’s career.

The restaurant is open seven days a week, serving dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Beginning December 1, Citron will also offer a lunch menu Monday-Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. Bar service is available all week from 4:00 p.m. to close. Valet parking is available. For more information about Citron, visit or call (410) 363-0900.

About Citron

Citron, located at Quarry Lake at Greenspring in Baltimore County, offers a seasonally changing and approachable contemporary American menu with a subtle French twist created by Charles Levine and his culinary team. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients, fresh seafood, fine quality meats, and house made desserts. Our bar program features handcrafted cocktails, craft brews, fine wines and an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits.

Citron offers casually elegant dining, a comfortable bar and lounge, outdoor seating with lakeside views exclusive to our guests and private event space. 

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