Citizen Public House
Citizen Public House

Citizen Public House

  • 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: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Citizen Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (118)special occasion (80)neighborhood gem (59)hot spot (58)good for groups (56)romantic (56)vibrant bar scene (54)notable wine list (40)late-night find (30)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very Good Food and Great Drinks
    Parlays23
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The drinks are made really well. The food is very good. No wow factor or anything memorable, but it was good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great foodie find for loud people
    GJKate
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is always outstanding. I don't think I've ever had something I didn't think was amazing. Service is generally top notch. The look of the restaurant is nice, classy and very dim. However the acoustics in there make it one of the loudest restaurants I've ever been in. It was obscenely loud to the point that we almost walked out before ordering. It was just my husband and I for my birthday and we couldn't even have a conversation across a small table. We'll have to switch to only going at the very beginning of the night or lunch or not at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Looking for a great place to take a date or just looking for some great food! Go to Citizens. Always consistently good. Great Mac 'N Cheese, Meatloaf and Original Chopped Salad! Great Place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    cadams
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a celebration dinner with a client and was thrilled about the food, service and atmosphere. Best dinner I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citizens review
    Guru4food
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was great! The scallop plate was absolutely decadent. The drinks were a bit pricy, but they too are uniquely good and you aren't left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Restaurant
    Bella
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time to Citizen Public House. We were a party of 4. All of us ordered something different and all of us loved out dinners The menu has a nice variety - something for everyone. Our waiter was vey knowledgeable about the menu and was able to recommend choices that suited everyone's taste. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    Emptynesters
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was awesome and our server Aj was fabulous! It is definitely on our top 10 list! Entrees are chef inspired creations of wonderfulness:-). Wish we could take this restaurant back to the east coast with us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Getaway
    Vic266
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The noise level was a bit much could not have a conversation without raising voice. The chopped salad was excellent! The ribs were delicious and the scallops awesome. Great experience overall hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    phresh
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I was fortunate to have been invited to dinner at CPH, and delighted with the quality of service and delicious meal. Such a creative use of ingredients combined to delight. Loved it so much, I took my son for his 22nd birthday the following week!. He's a fellow foodie, and impressed with Mom for taking him to such a find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old chicago
    bejellie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Citizen's had an old Chicago feel right when you stepped into the restaurant. The food & drinks were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service is always outstanding and the staff always has great recommendations. Which you had some smaller deserts or samplers as they are just too big. My Favorite Place in Old Town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uber noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Energetic does not begin to describe the noise level in this restaurant. As soon as we walked in we were assaulted by the the high level of "people" noise. At this time the restaurant was less than half full. It only got worse. We practically had to shout across the table and read lips to communicate. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. This was not the romantic setting we had envisioned. Our waiter, Sam, was very attentive but not obtrusive. The waiter serving the table next to us was loud and obnoxious. Oh, and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food. outstanding service.
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    came for a late dinner after flying into sky harbor. our server was the friendliest and most enthusiastic person I've ever met, but not in an overbearing or fake way. he seemed familiar with the entire menu and also the beers as well. each of our entrees was perfectly seasoned and balanced (lamb burger, scallops, and grouper). the coconut dessert was also fantastic. one complaint would be that the restaurant is all concrete and hard surfaces, making a fairly loud group of youngish patrons sound even louder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place overall
    SouthactorVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food here is really good. I had the short rib and my friends had the filet/grouper and it was all cooked perfectly. The sauce with the short rib was excellent. Service could be improved upon. Lots of back handing and we weren't greeted for a while by the server. He was rushed it seemed. But I would totally go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    ahemefood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and service was great. My wife and I enjoyed our cocktails and delicious fondue and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jeremy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Visiting from California and great restaurant. Alicia our server was excellent and even gave us a list of hotspots and bars to visit when we left...food and ambiance were great and service even better
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldtraveler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server and the one for the table next to us were extremely animated, happy, and helpfully knowledgeable. The food was very good. The bar was very active with mostly a younger nicely dressed crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!!!!
    Motomort
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went and had scallops, the fillet, and ribs. All 3 plates were some of the best food we had ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply scrumptious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Came in for a business dinner and impressed the out of towners with the food. Would definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous time
    WHartwig89
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citizen Public House
    MichelleG
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh ya
    Nick
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacon, bacon, everywhere bacon
    Marwig
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic birthday dinner!
    EatandConfessVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Energetic with a very high noise level. We found it difficult to carry on a normal conversation over dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freein2000
    Free
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVED IT
    kasu
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lallie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Interesting and diverse menu, which lived up to scrumptious descriptions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My only complaint was that the noise level was such that we could not have a conversation at the table. Way too loud!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unique combination of food
    Sonnen
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • awesome
    Amscandi
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than expected
    nikray
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    much better than expected, the food is excellent! Choosing from everything on the menu, you can't go wrong. Looking forward to going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy but LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    mechilton
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun, food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Heaven
    Slotdg
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First and last visit
    LNem
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall