Today is: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Citizen Smith Restaurant Review

Experience this stunning restaurant, lounge, and event complex. Housed in the heart
of Hollywood. This restaurant retains the sophisticated air and elegance that will certainly make you feel that you are a true Hollywood celebrity. The décor is enchanting and intrigues with its dramatic mirrors and candles along the high
ceiling walls. Nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Jose Luis Melasco
and Chef Johnny Zegarra have created an amazing menu.


The bar is a happening place offering a selection of amazing drinks,
including my favorite the Mojito, which is one of the best in town.

Citizen Smith can accommodate both; small, intimate private
parties as well as big events and everything in between.
        Champagne                                   Mojito / Amaretto Sour

Once seated at your table, sit back, order a Long Island Ice Tea, or the house specialty, a Cosmopolitan, and ease into the dining experience that is Citizen Smith’s.

The servers here are on top of their game. Several of them knew patrons by name, always a good sign. And if you've never experienced tableside presentation, understand that Citizen Smith’s took the idea and made it an art. Each cut of
meat and fish is carefully described as the waiter holds it before you
including a the unforgetabble appetizers.

Jalapeno Tuna Tartare                          Fried Green Tomatoes

We started with a selection of the most delicious appetizers, and I mean it! The Jalapeno Tuna Tartare, made with Fresh Ahi Tuna with jalapenos, shallots and
chives, dressed with wasabi vinaigrette served with acucumber and apple
salad and salt & peppers fingerling potatos chips. Enough to be shared
in 4 people, the portions are delicious and large.

You can’t miss their famous Fried Green Tomatoes, a cornmeal crusted fried green tomatoes with smoked mozzarella gratin and tomatillo vinaigrette, served with microgreen and herb salad and aged balsamic reduction. One of the best
Fried Green Tomatoes we have ever tasted.
   Cajun BBQ Shrimp                           Nuts and Fruit Garnish

The Cajun BBQ Shrimp – a half pound of tiger shrimp sauteed in spicy
butter sauce, served with a baguette, very spicy and the baguette
is terrific to eat with the spicy sauce.

Fried Chicken Skewers

Don’t miss the Fried Chicken Skewers, a butter milk and cayenne battered
chicken, the most tender meat you will ever try, served with honey
mustard and chipotle dipping sauces. We all loved this one,
without any doubt the best fried chicken ever!

Tomato Basil Bisque with a Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwich

The Soup Smith is also a light and delicious starter, with creamy tomato basil bisque with a grilled gruyere cheese sandwich a unique way to try a fantastic soup.

While known for its steaks, the night my guest and I dined we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the amazing different courses their menu offers.
   Linguini & Lobster Alfredo                  Mac and Cheese with Jalapeno

If you start with the Linguini & Lobster Alfredo you won't be disappointed. The linguini pasta with butter poached Maine Lobster in a creamy roasted garlic
parmesan sauce is a fantastic dish for a pasta lover.

Filet Mignong au Poivre

My guest wanted to try the Filet Mignong au Poivre. Just then your filet arrives. And what a filet. Don't believe those who say that because the filet is one of the leaner cuts it doesn't have as much flavor. They haven't been to Citizen Smith’s, which prides
itself on offering the best aged beef the USDA has to offer.

St. Louis Babyback Ribs

The St. Louis Babyback Ribs sells out and it's the wise diner who calls ahead to reserve this bestseller. Or, try the Surf & Turf; a broiled six-ounce petit filet and a four-ounce lobster tail, served with grilled asparagus, with sides of bearnaise and drawn butter. Be forewarned, however, that medium rare at is actually rare—red,
not pink, in the middle. If that's not to your liking, your server will be more
than happy to send it back for a little more grill time.

Surf & Turf

I highly suggest you to try the side of Mac and Cheese with Jalapeno for
your companion. This one makes a perfect counterpoint to the
savoriness of the meat you order.

The wine list is extensive but simply asking your server will guarantee a quality selection either by the glass or the bottle. Our waiter suggested the Clos du Bois Marlstone Meritage to accompany the filet and it lived up to my expectation.
Carmel Apple Pie                                      Brownie Sundae

It's hard to imagine completing a meal at Citizen Smith’s without their signature dessert, Chef Zegarra surprise our table with a seleciton of the Carmel Apple Pie
with vanilla ice cream, a Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Crust houses this blend of fresh apples, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Madagascar Vanilla doused with a carmel sauce.

Devil’s Tower Cake

A Brownie Sundae with three types of chocolate which they use in this scrumptious walnut brownie that beds a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Drizzled over the top is
a rich chocolate ganache & rasperry sauce with whipped cream. And the last
one was the Devil’s tower cake, this sunfuly rich flourless chocolate truffle
cake rests a top crème anglaise, candied walnuts, homemade
vanilla beans with marshmallows and fresh whipped crème.
       Fruit Sorbet                                   Chef Johnny Zegarra

After my next hard day at the office, I'll be sure to nurse myself back to good
health with this comfort food. It's absolutely delicious and a must for chocoholics.

If you're looking to create just the right event—corporate meeting, rehearsal
dinner, or reception—be sure to ask for a tour of this amazing restaurant.
Citizen Smith's classy décor combined with a lovely meal are
sure to make your guests feel appreciated and pampered.

Citizen Smith's is one of Hollywood's finest Restaurant and Lounge. It's a great
place for a special night out in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting where
you will for sure see a star and feel like one!       

For map and location click Here!

For more information please visit their website at

Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx

Search This Site:

Calendar of Events
<July 2024>

Rock n Roll Tequila

Contact Us | Site Map | About Us | Links
© 2013-2015 Buzz of Los Angeles (All Rights Reserved)