Restaurant Week was in full swing and my wife and I always enjoy trying new things. After having a pretty mediocre experience at this year’s Burger Battle with Citizen’s creation, they were hoping I would make a trip to their restaurant to see if they could redeem themselves. This was the perfect time to see if they could do, just that!
For $20, Restaurant Week patrons could choose from 3 courses; starter, entree and a dessert. As to better provide us with a wide range of dishes, my wife and I picked different items from each list so we could have a broader sampling of Citizen’s dishes. Just one problem to start this lunch date…. Super slow service especially with only about 7 or 8 tables sat…. And, it goes downhill from here and they were unable to redeem themselves.
For our starters, we went with their Tomato Bisque and Deviled Eggs. Entrees were the Citizen Burger and Walleye Tacos and our dessert was a Carrot Cake Verrine and an Apple Buckwheat Cake. All sounds delicious, does it not? Yeah, we thought so too, but that whole glitter is not gold thing presented itself quickly…
Out came our apps, about 20 minutes or so from placing our order and my wife and I looked at each other with grins. While my wife enjoyed her bisque, I thought about the tomato bisque my my mom makes and craving that instead. As for those deviled eggs, that great aunt on your moms side that you only see once a year at Christmas, yeah, she can make them better! Seriously, it looked like a high school student in home-ec. class was in the kitchen preparing dishes. Not something I would order again - ever!
No, the Citizen definitely did not redeem themselves and no, I wouldn’t recommend this place nor return again. I have to agree with my wife when she said, “I am not satisfied!” and as we’re walking to our vehicles and walking by a Subway, “Should have just gotten a sub!” HAHAHAHA!
11 Kellogg Blvd East
St. Paul, MN 55101