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
152 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)special occasion (73)neighborhood gem (59)hot spot (59)good for groups (54)vibrant bar scene (54)romantic (52)notable wine list (33)late-night find (26)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
  • Good food but too loud
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!
    JD505
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Younger group, between 25-35 years old. We are baby boomers and very a little out of place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining!
    finefoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just great in every way
    whatsup
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here!
    Debra
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Bash
    Jrmlkm
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visitor. Excellent Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a gift card which made the decision to go. Won't need any incentives - will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Expierience
    Datenight
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great atmosphere and the warmest / friendliest waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lin2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Short ribs were so flavorful and delicious. Our sever was very knowledgable about the menu and very attentive, and we appreciate that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    whanlee
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food!
    simplyc
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was great and service was amazing! Kudos! The appetizers are Greta esp the pork-belly pastrami!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SchmourtVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining in Old Town
    GaryW
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Wonderful experience. Outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Happy Hour deals
    ThelmaSueBandy
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • azfoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The experience was very good. Service was excellent and I will be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Server
    DoctorK
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    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 LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 74 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 781 reviews are from the Citizen Public House reviews archive.
  • 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