Citrus City Grille Announces New Ownership, Celebrates 27 Years Of Business


Citrus City Grille has revealed new ownership of their longtime city of Orange restaurant. Since first opening in 1996 by Steve Tsirtsis, he and the family built what 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, they have taken over day-to-day operations.

Charlie Cosmas speaks further on the new ownership: “Working with Steve and his family on this opportunity was an incredible privilege, and I know that helping to carry on the legacy of Citrus City Grille is something very special. We are keeping the menu, culture, and essence of the restaurant completely intact, we share the core values and the passion for the City of Orange. We look forward to the decades ahead for customers old and new we are thrilled to carry the torch for years to come”

Steve Tsirtsis comments: “We are thrilled to have the Cosmas family caring now for Citrus City Grille. I knew the day we met Charlie and his family that the restaurant couldn’t be in better hands. I know Charlie and his passion for food and the quality he put into everything he does. I can assure you that Citrus City Grille guests will continue to enjoy the same quality and service.

We thank all our loyal guests for their patronage and support during these last years”

As we head into Fall, Citrus City Grille reflects on 27 years of operations and is currently planning specialty menus for November and December, which will include their annual Thanksgiving dinner and continued collaborations with celebrated wineries for special pre-fixe evenings. Happy Hour will continue Monday through Sunday from 2-5 pm, and their wildly popular weekend breakfast can be experienced Saturdays from 11:30 am-2 pm and their Sunday brunch is 9 am-2 pm.

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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