A couple’s first Valentine’s Day should be smart and intimate. Picking the perfect venue is rather important, especially from a woman’s point of view. Along Main Street in the quaint town of Old Roslyn sits Bistro Citron. From the outside, a dim glow of light grabs the attention of pedestrians and drivers alike. A small table and chair sits in the window, conveying the romanticism of the dining experience within. With all the trappings of a true French bistro, Citron masters the charm of Paris. And this stylish restaurant looks as authentic as it tastes, too.
Stepping into the heart of the bistro reveals a gorgeous stained-glass ceiling, tasteful chandeliers and dark wood molding throughout. An exquisite view of the Roslyn duck pond serves as a backdrop, making the location an ideal place to wine and dine with your significant other.
The menu options exemplify the best of French cuisine as well. Escargots à la bourguignonne, steak tartare and mussels prepared with three different sauces are wonderful options to split as starters. Bistro Citron adds nice twists to their staple fare with daily specials, which include an array of items from both land and sea. The epaulé de porc braisée is a marinated cider-braised pork shoulder with apple parsnip purée and pickled red cabbage that melts in your mouth. The sesame-crusted tuna laid over sautéed baby bok choy and oyster mushrooms with a ginger-soy demi-glace is seafood par excellence. If you are looking to add romance to your meal, choose the “pour 2 personnes” or plate for two—a meal designed to be shared. While polishing off a bottle of wine, let the warm Nutella crepes envelop the experience. It can hardly get more French then wine, crepes and chocolate! You and your Valentine will be seeing through rose-colored glasses in no time.