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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Citizen Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (105)special occasion (70)neighborhood gem (57)hot spot (56)good for groups (52)vibrant bar scene (52)romantic (51)notable wine list (32)late-night find (24)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Citizen Public House is definitely a favorite of ours. The food and service are always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Extremely noisy to the point of not being able to hear each other. Service was not good - our order was delivered incorrectly and our waiter seemed distracted. Food was just okay - nothing special. The drinks were good. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. I had heard so many good things, but it wasn't what we were looking for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Slightly disappointed in the menu selection. Very limited. We've been there three times now and need something new.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    stillneedasushifixVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I drove past CPH on the way to a different bar and remembered hearing good things, so I made a quick reso for 8 (only time available). My hubby and I had a few drinks and snacks and walked around Old Town. We were starting to get hungry for dinner, but it was only 7. We tried our luck and they were able to find us a table. Food exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return without our 4 year old, next time. Also, will sit on the same side of table next visit to avoid yelling, as it was quite loud...and dark.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    4xzfun
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service is wonderful. Great recommendations and very willing to make anything right. I love the chop salad. Fondue app is yummy. I could order multiple and finish them all. Two people in our group ordered the lamb burger. Both loved it. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!!!
    Daddyo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is one of the Valley's Best. Great vibe. Excellent craft cocktails and superb execution on an inventive yet approachable menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citizen's Public for every occasion
    JBLMDMBAVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have been 5 times and regret not going more often each return visit. The menu routines are all great but always check the specials. The cocktails are perfect and the "Speak Easy" can be an interesting adventure - but remember to ask. Do get desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Citizen
    CollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Love this place. Great vibe, food and prices. Menu could be the coolest summer menu I've seen in a while. Must try the bacon popcorn, chopped salad and bacon brittle. They also make great drinks. This make be a weekly treat for me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Interesting Service
    Beerleaguer
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I love this place. The food is great and every time we have gone, we have a variety of personalities serve us. This past time we were served by a gentleman who ended up asking all of us what our most recently view movie was. Nevertheless, he was very knowledgable with the menu and helpful in selecting some new dishes to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Citizen Public House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent service and food! What a gem to find in Downtown Scottsdale! Would recommend to foodies and people looking for a nice, casual place to dine with friends. The Mac 'n cheese is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't go back
    IASteven
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Appreciated the warm welcome by Owen upon arrival ... didn't appreciate the extreme poor attitude of Brandon, the bartender/server. Food was over priced for being just okay.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, delicious food
    sfvisitor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The meal (chopped salad, scallops & short ribs) and drinks were excellent, but what really set them apart was the great service. We went in early with a young kid and the servers were friendly, efficient, and very accommodating. We shared the chopped salad which was excellent, and then had scallops and short ribs which were both cooked to perfection. the Citizen cocktail was tasty, but the Thai margarita was bland and watery. We had to fend off the four year old to get any of the Cocoa Jar for dessert - get your own so you don't have to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hooray!
    SheeeeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every restaurant could use more servers like AJ. Love love looooved him! He was beyond accomodating and sensitive to my food allergies! AMAZING!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While our server was excelleent and my dinner was good the noise level was so high that it was difficult to carry on a conversation at a table for six.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WOW!!!!
    schungyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What an amazing experience!!! Appetizers - I had Gazpacho Verde which was so unique with the mussel "topping". My wife thoroughly enjoyed the creamy, almost buttery Buratta. Entrees - my wife ordered Amaro Meatloaf - truly comfort food with a rich mushroom cream sauce. I chose Bacon wrapped scallops which were cooked perfectly. The wilted snow pea greens were amazing. Desserts - I had the Bacon & Peach pie. Very tasty, but the crust was overcooked. My wife got the Cocoa Jar. Said it was the best dessert she'd ever had!!!. Our server, Matt was fantastic!!!! Very knowledgeable about ALL the dishes. We asked a lot of questions since many items on the menu we'd never had and he took the time to answer every one. We DEFINITELY will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.