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
151 reviews since May 22, 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 (108)special occasion (72)neighborhood gem (58)hot spot (57)good for groups (53)vibrant bar scene (53)romantic (51)notable wine list (33)late-night find (25)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Food, even better service
    AZJerrVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great experience overall. Sam our waiter was superb helped make all our decisions for us on our first visit. My wife told him the type of mixed drinks she likes, sweet, not too strong, etc and he returned with an awesome concoction for her. We started off with 3 appetizers, the potbelly pastrami app was good, not great but the piggy and waffle was awesome. The highlight however was the chopped salad with salmon - the best! I would go back there just for that salad. We split the meatloaf and it was plenty of food after the apps and a few drinks. I would go back in an instant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly enjoyed this restaurant
    EliotW
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent service. The waiter really knew the menu, made recommendations, and was very enthusiastic. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great independent restaurant
    earhere
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Seems like major groups dominate the mid- to high-end dining space these days. Citizen Public House offers that touch of personal with the gift of brilliance. Food was well prepared and presented; wait staff are excellent. Venue is classy, although be prepared for some noise after work on Friday night! Great corners for couple or group dining. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit too noisy for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    good food and service, but the noise level was too high for my taste. A chic place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love love love Citizen Public House
    stillreveling
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was incredible as always, service was on point, attentive, and highly professional! Overall fantastic experience for our date night....we love to come here for a treat or a celebration meal! Only thing we did not love was the noise level. It was almost impossible for my boyfriend and I to hear each other speak at a small table for two. However, I understand that it is probably because of the way the ceilings were designed and because it is such a great, busy place to go to! : ) Will absolutely be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table needs to change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Open Table needs to change the noise level scale. This place was not energetic, it was too loud. Could not talk to the people across the table from us. Chop salad, meatloaf, and scallops good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The Pan Seared Scallops were amazing, as was the Butternut Squash Gnocchi and Burrata. Service was excellent and ambience was great. My only issue with the place was the acoustics. It was packed on a friday night with a very vibrant crowd, so we were literally yelling across the table to hear each other. Otherwise, fantastic meal and great experience. I'd recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent evening at Citizen
    tennisfanaz
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    An excellent evening at Citizen Public House. Started by sharing the original chopped salad, as recommended by our great waiter. Salad was outstanding. Crab cake appetizer was also quite good. We each had a different entree.Entrees were all equally good. Enjoyed the short ribs, duck, filet and scallops. The waiter was able to recommend a wine by the glass for each entree and he got it right for each of us! Didn't have dessert. Only drawback is the noise of level of a wide open dining room. We did request a quiet table and were seated at a booth which did help. Overall, we would all return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service, very good food
    sgb916
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our primary waiter and additional wait staff that helped us out were fantastic - fun, knowledgeable, and prompt. Food was also very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Scottsdale!
    NMS1
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We chose Citizen Public House to have an extra special meal on our last night of vacation. They did not disappoint. The food and service were both outstanding. The waiter was excellent in his explanations of the menu and his delivery of service. They were also very accommodating for me (I don't eat carbs) in adding another vegetable to my meal instead of the starch. We had the filet and the escolar for our meals. Can't wait to go back. It is noisy; that would be my only negative comment if you are looking for something quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great from first sip to last bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This place is not only one of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale, it is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. Excellent creative cocktails, great food, outstanding friendly service, a 5 star experience without the pretentiousness of a 5 star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but waaaay
    Welkster
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Food was great but waaaay too loud to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Old Town Dining
    BobF
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food and service were excellent but the place was very noisy. There were several large groups near us and they got very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great. Our
    Jaimes
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The service was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made the experience pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately our dinner at
    Cath23
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Unfortunately our dinner at Citizen Public House left a lot to be desired.The service was horrible. Our server was arrogant and rude and extremely unattentive. The food is mediocre at best. Scottsdale has a ton of great restaurants but this is not one of them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    pjb63
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food, staff and ambiance at Citizen Public House is A-1. We will continue to enjoy going to this restaurant. It has a great atmosphere and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Town
    tnphx
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great location on Fifth Avenue in Scottsdale. Friendliest wait staff in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday celebration
    ffrugal
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Loved having my birthday outside with my daughter and her fella and my wonderful hubs! The fish special was very delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Earthy food
    luv2fish
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Very loud place. You have to yell to have a conversation. Lots of pig on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    Babs5555
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We were on vacation and dined here after visiting the botanical gardens and the chuihuilly glass exhibit. The staff were very friendly, professional and efficient. The decor is simple, modern and welcoming. The menu is small but enough choice to satisfy everyone. We started off sharing the chopped salad. It was presented at the table in a bowl, with each part in separate rows, then the dressing was poured on and the salad mixed together, it was fresh, flavourful and very good - highly recommended. My partner had the duck and found it delicious with a lovely sweet potato hash. Our guests both had the short ribs and said they were tender and nicely spiced. I had the scallops, served on a bed of corn grits. Highly recommend this resaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have only dined there once
    azlinda
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Have only dined there once so difficult to make an honest review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Gary was our server that night. He was helpful, knowledgeable, and humble enough to go and ask when presented a question he did not have an answer. We appreciate his interest. The food was cooked as asked. The menu was eclectic. Overall a wonderful experience. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend CPH!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I was absolutely wowed by the food. We got a table in the corner so we could have our family while enjoying the energy of the restaurant. If you are a vegetarian, there are only a couple choices but they were reported as very good by our guest. We were in no hurry and had hoped to decide on our next selection after we ate, but though we asked for only one item and were contemplating the next, it was on our order. This happened twice. Perhaps it was a bit too loud and our waiter did not understand us. At any rate, we enjoyed every thing very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delicious respite in Scottsdale
    Cadby
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The cocktail list is inventive and inviting, a New Amsterdam was complex and delicious, deftly made with excellent ingredients. The food is spot on, creative and very well thought out. Sublime Bacon Fat Heirloom Popcorn and intriguing Pork Belly Pastrami. Entrees were the Amaro Meatloaf and Lamb Burgers. The Meatloaf was big, earthy and warming. A generous serving, worth the sporty $20 tariff. Lamb burgers were excellent. Dessert for the table was the PB&J Pudding Jar, joyous. The service was very friendly and attentive while not overpowering, knowing just when to service the table. The space is warm, hip and airy, with a very manageable noise level. A highly recommended spot for an Old Scottsdale visit..in fact for a destination as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    PartyOf4
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We took 2 friends for dinner. The menu and meal was great. Vibrant energy. Good service. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Extremely loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was great but noise level was over the top. Not a place for an intimate dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Know how to keep a reservation
    CE1959
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was a busy Saturday night and our table was ready when we arrived...better than many other Scottsdale restaurants. Noise level was not acceptable and it was virtually impossible to talk. No need for extra loud music. Menu offered a number fo gluten free choices which was great for my wife who suffers from celiac disease. I had the ribs which were recommended and found them to be very average. For the prices charged, I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melt in your mouth food
    DeliciousNutritious
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Every dish was so good, it is hard to point out specific standouts. But, the filet and the mac and cheese are heavenly. It's one of the few places that I can honestly say I would try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Very loud.
    SaurkrautVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We visited here on a very busy Saturday evening and were impressed by the food and service. The short rib was amazing and the chicken breast was very well prepared. We also enjoyed the burrata appetizer. The place was packed and very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way to loud
    hibiscus
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Excellent food and service, but way too loud for a party of 2...we sat across from each, but ended up screaming our conversation across the table during the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Rizzoloria
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Specialty cocktails are a must. Short Ribs were amazing as was dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A "public restaurant"
    DakotaKiva
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The Public House in downtown old Scottsdale will be a nice find for anyone who would like to eat reasonably good food, from a nice, limited menu, and be attended by very good staff. The Pork Belly appetizer was very good, while the gnocchi were cooked a bit too long. The beer is good, and the surroundings are that of a young-persons, restaurant bar with a moderately high noise level. This is a nice place to return to for reasonable food at a nice price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I found the food to be quite
    SharoncsVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I found the food to be quite good and the atmosphere very pleasant. The chopped salad is as good as everyone says.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service, iffy food
    goldtopper
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My only major complaint, which I told our waiter and was ignored with a smile: my filet bacon burger was so salty, it was nearly inedible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All six of us were very happy
    awelles
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The servers at the bar and dinner table were friendly and helpful. Social hour prices were excellent. All of us loved the food, from grilled cheese sandwiches to the outstanding chopped salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went
    mmhughesVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We've been meanng to try Citizens Public House for a while, glad we did. The bar was busy but the drinks were great, and dinner was fabulous. Definitely make reservations if you don't want to wait. Even with an 8 pm reservation, it took about 30 minutes to get seated. Worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dining Experience
    AZ4NOW
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Wait Staff were very sociable/engaging (AJ was our waiter/did a great job) - made the overall experience even better. Good Food - the House Chop Salad is a MUST TRY! Our first visit - We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud ... but lots of fun
    WrigleyFan72VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Two friends and I went to Citizen Public House during a long weekend trip to the area. This was our favorite dinner of the trip. We walked in and immediately you could tell this was a "place to be." We got a table in the "front room" - relatively close to the front door - the location was a blessing because it was much quieter than main room. We started with a few festive drinks - one had a huge grapefruit peel as garnish, and the Moscow Mule was adorned with large spears of cucumber. Our apps were good choices - the chopped salad and gnocchi. Mains were solid - filet, short ribs, and scallops. Dessert was a flourless chocolate torte that was so good we considered ordering a second! We liked our server - nice guy with a sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not just the Chopped Salad
    ltldeb
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I've eating at Citizen Public House many times, but this time was the best experience yet. Our server, Ann, was extremely attentive. There were 3 at our table, only I had ever been here. She did a great job of explaining everything. Our drinks, appetizers and entrees were all excellent. The Cit I Zen is still my favorite cocktail, it now has a new fan. The Chopped Salad is still a must have. We each had a different entree - There are so many good dining options in this area, but I picked a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Cocktails and Food
    Diningabout
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    My husband and I had gone specifically to try the upstairs "Speakeasy" cocktail bar which happened to be closed for the night for a private party, but even so we were not disappointed. The restaurant served killer craft cocktails one of which my hubby proclaimed as the best Manhattan he ever had (and that is a lot). The food was just as innovative and delicious, and our waitress was wonderful. We will absolutely be back next time we are in Scottsdale!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.