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Citizen Public House
Citizen Public House
  • Address:
    7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Citizen Public House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citizenpublichouse.com
  • Phone: (480) 398-4208
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week:
    3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Bernie Kantak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your next special event, private dinner or gathering at Phoenix’s “Best New Restaurant.” Choose from two semi-private rooms, upstairs private dining/lounge and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Stacie Ten Eyck (480) 235-6911

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is a cinch with street parking, the S/W lot or nearby parking structure.
A word from Citizen Public House
A contemporary, upscale version of the traditional public house nestled in Old Town, Scottsdale serving craft beers, classic and contemporary cocktails and elevated pub grub to a clientele hungry for exceptional food, provocative drink and new-fashioned fun.

With its intimate patio, private upstairs dining room, semi-private 12-seat dining alcove and lively public space, outfitted with mahogany accents, leather booths and a stainless steel-topped bar, this new-fashioned public house is sure to be the perfect hangout for the modern citizen.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We went and had scallops, the fillet, and ribs. All 3 plates were some of the best food we had ever had."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant on desperation, last minute because orange sky was booked at Talking stick where Kenny Wayne Shepard was playing. They had a 630 open so we booked and boy are we glad we did. Great service, delicious inventive cocktails, a decent wine list and delicious food. Everything we had was perfect! We are already planning a return dinner next month with friends. We had "barrel aged"cocktails, a pork cheek on plantain bread, seared scallops, roasted grouper and took some house made brittle with us for dessert. Ask for waiter "AJ"..... Best waiter in Scottsdale!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Came in for a business dinner and impressed the out of towners with the food. Would definitely come again!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had some happy hour dishes and shared appetizers. The chop salad is wonderful, and the truffle grilled cheese was very tasty. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Now I'm not one to typically fill out any survey but I just recently moved here 3 months ago and it is my favorite place to sit at the bar and eat the hummus followed by the Chopped Salad and when not driving of course a glass of wine or martini. Love every one of the staff I meet-great service & energy(staff including "E" Eric, AJ, Christina are soo awesome and first come to my Mind) . With it being my favorite place I rave about it and bring and suggest it to all my friends. I brought my family from out of town to celebrate my moms 50th bday and they absolutely loved it!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My fiancé and I were celebrating a birthday and a job promotion. Our server, Gary, was attentive and knowlegable. We had the filet and the scallops, both we highly recommended. We have always had great experiences at CPH and this time Gary made it that much better. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "So I read a bunch of reviews before going here. Everyone said to get the pork belly pastrami as an appetizer. We did. It was awesome. My girl got the ribs. Literally was falling apart. She loves sauces and she said the sauce was amazing. I had the filet mignon and I could literally cut it with a fork it was so tender and delicious. It's kinda noisy. But no overwhelming. Servers are nice. Even the bussers are grade A."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "If bacon is your thing, the menu at CPH is perfect for you! The service is friendly and professional and the ingredients are fresh. The design of the space is stylish. As others have mentioned, the noise level can be overwhelming for conversation, but if asked, the staff will try to seat you in more "protected" areas to the extent possible. All in all, a very nice evening was spent with friends at Citizen Public House."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been to citizens twice, while they do not have a large menu I have never had anything I regret ordering. Food is fantastic and so is the service"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our server was absolutely wonderful! The food was phenomenal, cooked to perfection and the ambiance is unforgettable. The bad...I'm making bacon popcorn on a regular basis!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Energetic with a very high noise level. We found it difficult to carry on a normal conversation over dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was at the Gladly a few weeks ago and had a wonderful meal so I was really looking forward the Citizen Public House. My Chopped Salad did not really have any flavor to it this time. Very disappointing. I ordered the pork chop for my meal, it was juicy but there was some spice that was used that was spicy and that was all I could taste. Again, very disappointing. My dinner cost me a lot of money and left more than half of my salad and pork chop. I brought it home and throw it out. I was so looking forward to eating there but I will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was AMAZING, the food was OUTSTANDING, and the ambiance was just PERFECT. Loved everything about this place and will be dining there again soon. I have already recommended it to many friends."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " Interesting and diverse menu, which lived up to scrumptious descriptions."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My only complaint was that the noise level was such that we could not have a conversation at the table. Way too loud!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " I was there with my adult daughter during a resort vacation for a week. I made a reservation with this restaurant based on the reviews. My daughter's short rib was wonderfully cooked, with good flavor, and my fish was prepared well with unique mango sauce. We ordered an oyster appetizer dish, which oysters were not very fresh.. well what should we have expected in the desert? I live by the sea, so it was a mistake to order that in the desert. The restaurant had energy and the noise echoing in the restaurant was at times overwhelming... Great for a group dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I made an reservation for mine and my girlfriends first anniversary and enjoyed the whole experience. The attention to detail about our special day made us feel special and the staff was very friendly. The food and cocktails were also very delish."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "much better than expected, the food is excellent! Choosing from everything on the menu, you can't go wrong. Looking forward to going back"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Six of us were there to celebrate a birthday. We had to shout to the person sitting next to us, and couldn't hear anyone else at the table. Food and service were good, but if you want to have a conversation, it was almost impossible. Definitely not romantic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Limited sized menu, but amazing. Not your standard selections, but not "crazy" either. Good sized portions but not too much, and prices were moderate. I would defiantly try again. Give the ribs a shot."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed the night. A little bit on the loud side but it kind of added to the "fun" of the night. Our server, Sam, was adorable and helpful when it came to some food allergies. He also gave the guys a great lesson on tequila's which was of real interest. The appetizer's were yummy ... we had a grilled octopus, and the server's brought a fondue that we admired "going by" complimentary of the house! Lamb burger was tiny sitting on a huge but really delicious. Other's at the table had Grouper, chopped salad and seared tuna and everyone was delighted with the food although REALLY small portions - which was fine for the ladies but the guys were left wanting more. The only odd thing about the was night the hostesses were a bit snobby."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Loved everything except the noise level. The room seems to amplify noise and with so many people having a good time very difficult to carry on conversation. Service is outstanding. With noise caveat, I would recommend highly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had read some great reviews on this place and was eagerly anticipating great food and barrel-aged cocktails. Barrel-aged negron I was unbalanced and not very oaky--too quick through barrel and too much Campari. Food was medicre at best. Short ribs were dry. Lamb burger was over garlic end and dry. Even fries were tepid and tasted pre-fab. Service was inattentive. First course came out late, with apology. Second course came out 3 minutes later with no apology, just piled onto table."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Dined there with another couple , all agreed the food was very good but the noise level was unacceptable and would not go back. The survey would not respond to noise level."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my second time to Citizen and it was fantastic! Food was great, the specialty cocktails were wonderful, and the service was above par. Will definitely be going again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Younger group, between 25-35 years old. We are baby boomers and very a little out of place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and the delicious appetizers and entrees. In particular, the pork belly pastrami is something everyone should try, it is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fantastic - it's just always a hit. I love coming here with friends, co workers, or family: never a flat note, and the dinner/drinks menu set you up for success the rest of the night!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " Arrived for Happy Hour. this was my first introduction to barrel cocktails. Very interesting combinations. the fondue is a great appetizer. the short ribs are outstanding. the PBB dessert is 5 stars. Our server was vey knowledgeable with the food and beverages. Great Place. I want to go back with a new group and introduce them to this gem."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at Citizen Public House and our waiter was fantastic. Was a bday party and we were taken care of very well. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had a gift card which made the decision to go. Won't need any incentives - will return soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and the warmest / friendliest waiter!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Short ribs were so flavorful and delicious. Our sever was very knowledgable about the menu and very attentive, and we appreciate that. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I am from out of town and this is my second time eating here. The food is great, nice mix of different flavors that actually end up working very well together. The mixed drinks are different and fun. I would definitely recommend! Best Pan seared scallops I have had. Not too, but rich with flavor."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food was great and service was amazing! Kudos! The appetizers are Greta esp the pork-belly pastrami!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A girlfriend and I went out for a girls' night out, and we really enjoyed the vibe and food at CPH. Our server was very pleasant, and based on her recommendations, we ordered the following: We split the chopped salad as an appetizer, which was very flavorful. I had the scallops and she had the short ribs, and we were both equally as impressed with the flavors and textures. The scallops were soft, yet not overpowering, and the portion size was just right. Our bill came to about $60 per person, which included a cocktail each, and tip. We both agreed that it we don't mind paying a little extra for great-tasting food!! I will definitely be returning. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We chose Citizen for my wife's birthday dinner--and it was great decision. Very low lighting and cheery, quiet chatter at neighboring tables gave it a very appealing atmosphere for a special night out. Our server (who did not know it was her birthday) brought her a complimentary cocktail as we arrived, and he was a very engaging personality from start to finish. The wine list offered plenty of interesting choice, and the menu gave all four of us finely presented, very tasty entrees. We flew down from Seattle for this celebration weekend, and we will be sure to visit Citizen whenever we return to Scottsdale. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very nice (but short) list of happy hour drink & food specials. They made a killer Negroni. Ate restaurant week menu but the order came with the wrong dessert. The let down was the dessert which was a large really hard (going stale?) brownie which was nothing special. The dessert I ordered but did not get was probably the better choice. Scallop dish was superb. Service was outstanding except for the mix up on the dessert. Noise level was really really loud. Would not go back for that reason only."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014