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Citizen Public House
Citizen Public House
  • Address:
    7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Neighborhood:
    Scottsdale
  • 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
  • " Interesting and diverse menu, which lived up to scrumptious descriptions."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great atmosphere and the warmest / friendliest waiter!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Wonderful experience. Outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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
  • "Very interesting and delicious menu, great wine list. Would definitely go back! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The experience was very good. Service was excellent and I will be back"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very noisy restaurant room. Service was good. No decoration at all in the room. Food was OK."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "One of the best I have had in years .Personable, natural, unscripted, accommodating...a great complement to a wonderful dinner , especially during Arizona Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The best scallops I've ever had. The servers were energetic, and friendly. We sat outside and it was quite lovely. I would recommend to any foodie."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Both restaurant week salads were very good; and the scallops main course was most enjoyable as well. The meat loaf was dry and not favorable to either of us. Likewise, the desserts were not memorable--bread pudding was tasteless, and apple tart was more pastry than apple. Our bottle of wine was excellent. Our server was outstanding and positively contributed to our evening. The patio dining was pleasant--but on prior meals inside, and especially close to bar, was too noisy for us. Thanks for the attention to detail and follow-up for a review. Regards, Nancy Belck."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant for the first time during Restaurant Week, and had a wonderful experience. They had a great selection of dishes on the Restaurant Week menu, and I was happy to see their legendary chopped salad was one of the choices so I could try it. The salad lived up to it's reputation! All the food we had was delicious. Our server, Sam, was outstanding. Professional, friendly, and knew just the right time to bring you your next item. The restaurant noise level does pick up when it gets full, but there was a great energy from all the happy diners. We will definitely be back to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We came for restaurant week and were very pleased with their ability to accommodate vegetarians. Our meat- eating friends also enjoyed their dinners. Service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. We highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food at Citizen Public House was some of the best I have had in a long time. As a gluten free eater I often have to settle, but CPH had some of their best options that were completely gluten free, including two dessert items and neither one was ice cream or creme brulee. Our server was also incredibly attentive and informative helping us pick great cocktails and providing his recommendations."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We were a group of four and all of us had a different choice for dinner and every dish was spectacular."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Very lively place. Great service and good food. Bar snacks were the best and coctails were interesting. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went here because if Arizona Restaurant Week, we decided to go around 3pm on Sunday. Before i begin i would like to say that i actually own a restaurant a little bigger then the restaurant we went too. We were 4 in our group, my wife and my parents. We started out ordering beer, then we went ahead and ordered Appetizers, We ordered two of the Chopped Salads, Green Leaf Salad, and the House Soup of the day. When we first entered the restaurant there was about 3 tables, so i want to emphasize that they were not busy at all. Well we waited on the clock 40 minutes for our appetizers. Another 25 minutes for the entrees, then about 15 minutes for the Desserts. We were still hungry because they give half portions for restaurant week. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Although bar service was a little slow, the food more than made up for it. The menu is unique and offers interesting food pairings. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were excellent. This restaurant is a true gem."
    Dined on 5/16/2014