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Citizen Public House, Scottsdale, AZ

Citizen Public House

4.8
4.8
4004 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 10-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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 398-4208
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bernie Kantak
  • Private party facilities
    Host your next big thing in our private or semi-private dining spaces. Customizable menu packages, private bar selections and more allow us to curate a memorable evening for you and your guests. Our dedicated events team will assist with every step of planning! Visit: https://www.citizenpublichouse.com/private-dining to learn more!
  • Private party contact
    Katie Martz: (480) 708-7180
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Cross street
    Located in Old Town Scottsdale just off Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Scottsdale

    Contemporary American

4,004 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great chop salad, and service! When the place is full is really loud and very hard to have a conversation in a normal tone of voice. It started to empty out towards the end of the meal and became a little easier to converse.

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  2. Beth

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Their beer cheese fondue is worth a visit all on its own. So many great menu selections, it’s hard to decide what else to have. We love it!

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  3. Lkduvall

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Citizen provided a perfect evening with friends! The Social Hour snacks are so tasty: bacon popcorn, olives and cocktail nuts- all yummy! The cocktails are original and top notch. Four different entres and four delighted customers! Our waiter, Scotty was attentive and made the evening special.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our server nikki was in wonderful and really made our dining experience amazing. she was very sweet and thoughtful and made his birthday so special

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  5. CarmenS

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and outstanding food! The drinks were fine too!😊

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  6. RACHELW

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very average to below average. Would not go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and wonderful food in Old Town. Thanks Torie

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mac & Cheese I’ve ever had in my life and the French onion burger and fries was a real yummy treat. Will definitely put this on our list of fav restaurants!

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  9. ErnB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, and wonderful service, and I recommend the chopped salad and meatloaf.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good and service were amazing. Order the chopped salad. Too noisy on a Friday night at 6pm for our liking. We will be back on a weeknight.

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  11. KarstanM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, meat loaf was on point!!! Will be back next time I’m in town…

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  12. nkleppe

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicole our server was excellent & the food was fantastic. We started with the chop salad, my husband had the filet & I had the scallops. Thank you for an amazing night!

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  13. Shelly

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid food choices across the board. Try the meatloaf and Bernies Nac and cheese

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  14. CinSin

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner. Reese our server was phenomenal and answered any questions we had on the menu. Food was so good. We can’t wait to go back.

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  15. gsockol

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Valentine’s Day in my life. My girlfriend and I loved it

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  16. lindaS

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for Valentines prix fixed menu. Plenty of options and food was delicious. I would order whatever comes with the sweet corn grits every day! The onion crisps on the wedge were a great addition! I have a real concern with the ‘overflow’ rooms that restaurants create. Part of a great meal is a great experience and when you are placed in a side room, away from the ambiance, it affects the entire meal. We asked for a different table and were denied.

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  17. BRIANG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Redundancy is the word for my reviews of this restaurant, one of our favorites. Always excellent, with smashing food on this and other occasions and a vibe that makes us happy to be there.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great !! Food is amazing !! Highly recommend the chopped salad and the filet mignon!! Can’t go wrong with the instant gradification for a cocktail!!

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  19. KSDr

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Citizens Public House in Scottsdale offers an exceptional dining experience. Wondering about the scallops? The scallops are expertly prepared, boasting a perfect balance of tenderness and flavor. Each bite is a culinary delight, showcasing the chef's skill and attention to detail. Pairing the scallops with one of their signature cocktails elevates the experience, with creative blends that tantalize the taste buds. The ambiance is cozy yet sophisticated, making it the ideal spot for a memorable evening out. Whether you're a food enthusiast or cocktail connoisseur, Citizens Public House delivers a very satisfying dining experience.

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  20. Brad

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Portions are small, price is high, and food isn't that good. Baaaad combo.

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  21. MikeW

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, beverages and food were fantastic. The bartenders took care of us and very knowledgeable about the wine!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and our server, Eric was wonderful!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding at every level. Cocktails hand delivered by bartenders who meticulously prepare them. And the chopped salad is an experience in itself. Phenomenal!

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  24. Smuszer

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Scottie was great and the scallop’s are outstanding. Overall a great experienc.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love citizen! I am not even a salad person, yet obsessed with the chopped salad! Also the meatloaf and grits is absolutely fantastic! Service has always been amazing! Love the atmosphere! Always a wonderful experience!

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  26. statusk

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for drinks and food. Nice happy hour deals before 6 including their cocktails on draft. They’ve got popcorn with bacon instead of butter. Pretty messy but so genius and tasty. Ask the food was well prepared. Eric was a great server and helped accommodate questions and requests. The entire staff was very friendly. I was solo fit business but world definitely bring a friends here for a great time. Right in the heart of the 5th St shopping district so easy to get to as well.

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  27. 01seafoodlover

    Phoenix

    254 reviews

    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place for Social Hour. Very attentive service. Enjoyed the bacon popcorn, onion bacon burger with onion au jus for dipping. Steak fries good, but not crispy enough. Fun lively vibe in Okd Town Scottsdale. Normally on the patio, but rain kept us away. We’ll be back again soon:)

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  28. JEM7

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t let the “Public House” lessen your expectations from what is an elegant night of dining. Highly recommend.

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  29. JuliaU

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Sea Bass dinner and it was delicious. Wait staff was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant highly. If I ever get back to Arizona I would definitely go back.

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  30. Cal62

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner got off to a bad start. We arrived 10 minutes late for our reservation. The hostess greeted us with the comment that since we were late there would be a wait while they prepared our table. After about 10 minutes we were led to a table that had been empty and clean since we arrived. We all enjoyed our food and drinks, everything tasted great. Then at the end the check was presented. I asked the server if she could split the check and she said yes, no problem. But then when the two totals were within $10 of each other she made a comment about how it always ends up being equal between the two parties. Maybe it was an innocent comment but on the heels of the passive aggressive comment from the hostess it just left a bad taste about the dinner experience. Seems like the staff needs some training about how to make guests feel welcome.

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  31. Kelly

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about Citizen Public House! The food was absolutely incredible! And our server was fantastic. We will definitely recommend and hopefully be back!

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  32. ANNK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent. The noise level was so loud we could not hear each other talking. Our reservation was on a Saturday at 4:45. Upon arrival it was already jammed and super loud. Not sure if I had requested a quiet table if that would have even been possible.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was fun and attentive. there was something for everyone on the menu! i will always recommend this restaurant to ppl new to the area

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  34. ValerieS

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    CPH has such a great vibe. Very busy for a Thursday, but that didn't keep our waiter, Eric, from being awesome, always checking back to make sure we were happy. We had non-alcoholic drinks that were absolutely delicious. I had the scallops, which are always my favorite. My son and husband had the hamburger, which they said was excellent. My friend had the chicken, and he liked it as well. I will always suggest CPH for a great meal with good friends.

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  35. KevinK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too loud. Not enjoyable at all. We could not hear one another.

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  36. Brain

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside so the noise was minimal, which I prefer. I didn’t notice what the inside was like. The waitress, Nikki, was great. She was attentive without being annoying, helpful, and personable. The food was spectacular. I had a salmon appetizer that was unusual and delicious, and is enough for a main course. The scallop main course was great, cooked perfectly. My brother had a burger which he loved. I look forward to going back there.

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  37. DeborahE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a martini and a glass of Excellent Petit Syrah. Had the pork belly app. Delicious. Had the wedge salad (this was super good, and I recommend it, but it was more thousand island dressing and no blue cheese) and the Scallops. There are only 3 scallops, so we ordered one extra and they did the plate split in the kitchen. Those were cooked perfectly and loved the corn polenta it came with. Also had a side of wedge fries and broccoli rabb. Everything was cooked perfectly and was delectable! It’s a tough menu to choose from because it all looked so good. Will have to go back to try more.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Our server Reece was attentive and funny

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  39. DanielS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visit the public house on every visit to Scottsdale. Have been extremely happy with the experience in the past. thought the food was really off last Sunday. Roasted nuts were stale. tasty but clearly old. meatball appetizers was kind of a a souply mess and the sauce on it was really salty. In fact, multiple dishes were very salty. like can I have some more water salty. The greens on the short rib were especially salty. We had the special carbonara with chive pasta. The chive pasta itself was very good. The sauce on the carbonara was not. It was very thin and soupy. not the creamy sauce a carbonara should be. Also way over used the truffle oil. It totally over powered the dish. Finally again, very salty. House salad was as always a huge winner. Cookie dessert was fine - just fine. Service was Margaret and she was very competent and personable - perhaps a little too casual. We were all called hon - honey - sweety during our visit. What has made Citizens special in the past has been a casual but professional experience and simple food executed to perfection. Everything just seemed a bit off on this visit. I will continue to recommend and will visit again when we are back in Scottsdale.

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  40. VickiK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only disappointment was the shrimp cocktail appetizer. The shrimp were not great quality. Otherwise we all had the chops salad which was perfect. Service by Reece was awesome.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Citizen Public House using the Order Online button. Citizen Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 398-4208.

Citizen Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 4004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Citizen Public House

7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located in Old Town Scottsdale just off Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bernie Kantak
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 398-4208
  • Private party facilities
    Host your next big thing in our private or semi-private dining spaces. Customizable menu packages, private bar selections and more allow us to curate a memorable evening for you and your guests. Our dedicated events team will assist with every step of planning! Visit: https://www.citizenpublichouse.com/private-dining to learn more!
  • Private party contact
    Katie Martz: (480) 708-7180
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