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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Citizen Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (117)hot spot (73)special occasion (68)vibrant bar scene (63)good for groups (60)neighborhood gem (56)romantic (45)late-night find (30)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • food lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu, great service
    Erin150VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Very interesting and delicious menu, great wine list. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nanberk1dine
    nanberk1dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner
    Paul
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very noisy restaurant room. Service was good. No decoration at all in the room. Food was OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Veggiediners2VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food. Gluten Free Gem
    LibbyO
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Being a Good Citizen
    GEMSTONEVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Very lively place. Great service and good food. Bar snacks were the best and coctails were interesting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Afternoon
    luv2dine
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual and Fun
    Patti
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was my first time at Citizen Public House. Went during restaurant week and was not disappointed. The service was great even though the restaurant was packed! Food was very good. Excellent value for the money. Although I didn't sit at the bar, it was busy the entire time I was there. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • night out
    ashers
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great service, great specialty drinks and fantastic food! Dim lighting makes for a romantic evening.
    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 LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    FoodGroupie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service, noisy
    TippyTree33
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was wonderful! The server (Gary) was fun and engaging and did an excellent job. Worth a return visit! As for everything else, street parking was difficult to find, the chairs in the restaurant were hard and uncomfortable for a long leisurely dinner, the restaurant was too warm, and it eventually got too loud to have dinner conversation without yelling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My wife and I went for our third anniversary. Sam was our server and he made it must enjoyable. He guided us through the menu with perfect suggestions. Citizen public house is one of favorite restaurants. It never disappoints. Thank you and keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal!!
    Nproco11
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Food and service was amazing ! Happy Hour specials are great. Highly recommend the Scallops and meatloaf and absolutely start with the pork belly pastrami !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    smsickler
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the service here, our waiter was great! The meatloaf I had was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but very noisy
    Phoenix042655
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wonderful food and great, unobtrusive service but with a strong caveat. If you are forced to eat inside this restaurant plan on a very noisy experience. Be prepared to have the noise overwhelm your conversation and it never lets up. If there are any large parties, forget about it. Then they add music on top of that. We were fortunate to reserve a patio table and it was delightful. Here again, they cranked up the music and resisted requests to turn it down. Not sure how it escapes them that people get together to eat and talk....not scream....at each other. Not sure I could eat here when outside temps are too high to allow patio dining. So, if you like the 'energetic' scene at its most energetic with great food this is your place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food was all good but the chopped salad was fab!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really, really loud!
    AZRetireeVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Energetic doesn't begin to describe the noise level. We had to yell at each other to be heard. The noise level and attitude of our waiter runed the evening, even though the food was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our waiter was great and the food and drinks were delicious. My only complaint is because the restaurant was so crowded it was loud and it was hard to hear people on the end of the table. I would still highly recommend it but would caution people if they go during busy times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our experience was overall good. However the noise level was so bad, it was hard to enjoy the meal. I could not hear our friends across from us! we dine out often and this place was by far the loudest. For this reason only, we will not be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining
    Hello
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had a very nice early super. Great service and food. Saw "Check Please" program, which led us to make a reservation. We are new to the valley and we are trying to learn where some of the better food and ambiance can be found. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All was set for a great night out!
    Aimless
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our waitress was fabulous!! So knowledgable about all the dishes. Did not lead anyone astray. Our entire group of 12 loved every dish we ordered!! Would eat there once a week, if I could.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, awesome service
    Fussyfussyfoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Absolutely loved this place....service was exceptional and food was amazing. Definitely a must-do when in scottsdale
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid Scottsdale Citizen
    moroVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Good food, smallish portions, excellent service and warm, friendly ambiance, though a bit loud. Tourist pricing, Outdoor seating available.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super!
    friendtofood
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Citizen Public is a gem!. Service is extremely good. The menu devine and we were torn by too many sumptuous choices. Portions are ideal for sharing, flavor combinations well thought out and complimentary, creative and exciting food. We will be back many more times, this is a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a really enjoyable experience. Matt, our server was outstanding in his knowledge of both the history of the restaurant and orientation of the food dishes. He chose a couple of items for us and did a great job. Our kudos to the chef and staff. We would highly recommend and will be returning again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. I SAID, GOOD FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Citizen Public House is a lively, hopping, vibrant restaurant and bar with an interesting and well-executed menu. You can really see the Cowboy Ciao roots .. the chopped salad is exactly the same, as far as I can tell. The wine list is much more limited, of course, but there is a good selection of different interesting wines from around the world. Service was attentive and informative. But holy cow is this place loud. I mean, it's a roar, with everyone shouting to be heard. If that's your thing, great. My ears are still ringing.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but loud!
    WhiskMeAway
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I went to this restaurant with a friend I had not seen in years. Our voices were both hoarse after dinner because we had to strain to talk loud enough to hear each other. That was the only down side. Our waitress was fantastic- very knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered the gnocchi and our waitress selected the short ribs for us (we asked her to surprise us). The gnocchi was flavorful, but it wasn't the pillowy gnocchi we expected. Great nonetheless. The short ribs were amazing! We passed on dessert although it looked wonderful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, but I would let people know it is probably not the best place for an intimate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    Cindi
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our second visit. The food, drink and service is outstanding. The restaurant is noisy, but the food is worth it! The fondue is excellent. This is a great place for food and fun. We then took a nice walk around downtown Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & drinks
    tucson
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food the service & drinks were all just great. Just a great dinning experance.try it you will love it.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok for Dinner
    TedG
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I was in Scottsdale for a business trip. Made a reservation based on comments. Overall, it was an average experience. I was expecting a better experience. I ordered the buttermilk chicken and did not taste anything special about it. I did not see the "Wow" factor that others mentioned in their write-ups. It is not a bad restaurant but I did not see what the BIG fuss was about. I was a little disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant in Scottsdale
    H11222VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We came here twice in the 4 days staying in Scottsdale- once for dinner and once for lunch. For dinner we sat at the bar- the bartender was very attentive and provided great service. The food was really delicious at dinner- we had the burrata, and both had the scallops. We had a nice experience the next day for a late lunch too. Definitely one of the better restaurants in Scottsdale if you are looking for something reliably good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thumbs Up
    fracol12
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Out-of-town visitor extremely satisfied. Good location in old town, a friendly staff, and a creative menu. Recommend the Fernet Salad and Deep Sea Crab Cakes. A lively atmosphere added to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    FoodntravelVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Second time here and the food does not disappoint. Service was excellent although felt a bit rushed through the meal. Highly recommend when in Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this place has the "it"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    What an amazing experience: the food was creative & delicious, the service was knowledgeable and attentive, the setting was unpretentious and at the same time comfortable. This place has the "it" factor. Really enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative combinations
    CookingMama
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    One One of my favorite restaurants to eat at when in Arizona. We were a large group- half children half adults- we had the popcorn and bacon, chicken fries pork and pancakes- crab cakes and for dinner we debated who had the better meal- me wirh the short ribs or my husband with the rabbit. The kids enjoyed the chicken breath amd chop salad. Go! It's delicious.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinner experience
    wildcatfoodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We were recently invited for dinner to celebrate our anniversary at the Citizen Public House. Food was great, drinks and wine very good, dessert excellent!! We had good, attentive service and a great experience overall. If one had to fault anything it would that the restaurant's popularity makes it a bit difficult to find a parking place. But no big deal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch !!
    AZisforme
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Born and raised NYC ,worked 41 years in Manhattan as a Union Electrician, built and worked on some top Restaurants, had occasion to eat in the likes of the Four Seasons where dinner for two can easily cost 400.00 without buying a 2000.00 bottle of wine ! They have nothing on your Restaurant in my opinion! at a fraction of the cost ! It was our 43rd Anniversary , I wanted something special .... it was !
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet