Citizen Public House

4.7
2320 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place should be in everyones top ten. the food is just fantastic. The chopped salad is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Excellent service. Cierra our server was professional, fun and very knowledgeable.

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JA
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Gary is the best server. CPH is lucky to have him. He truly makes you feel like customer is king !

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was impressive. Everything we tried was top notch. Cannot wait until I’m in Scottsdale again to go back!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Chop Salad is to die for! The meatloaf is amazing! The Buttermilk Chicken is just OK...

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food was delicious!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was average and overpriced

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Citizen's is a lively spot with a great atmosphere in old town. Food was good to very good and generously portioned - arrive hungry! Service was excellent. Restaurant noted our anniversary with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine - very nice. They also accommodated our request for a seat closer to the brighter, open air patio, which was very much appreciated.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lex (manager?) excellent. Made our visit special. Thanks

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S
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Brian was our server and phenomenal. Spot on drink and dining recommendations. Look forward to our next visit.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh is an amazing server and made the whole experience even better. Food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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RD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time to Citizen Public House, tried the Meatloaf this time, sooo good! Definitely not your mother’s meatloaf!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our first visit to Citizen Public House this weekend and it’s officially my new favorite restaurant! We had the pork belly pastrami, which was fantastic...melt in your mouth pork belly just like I want it! We also had to try the famous chopped salad. I was hesitant because I’m not super into arugula or salmon...but I loved it! It was so fresh and balanced. We also tried several of their barrel aged drinks, which were all great. I ended the evening with their sazerac, which was one of the best I’ve ever had. Their happy hour prices were also some of the best I’ve seen. We moved here a year and a half ago from small town Indiana. I haven’t been super impressed with the restaurant scene in Chandler, where we live. I think we’ve found our area for great food and drinks now though! I can’t wait to come in for another visit!

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Sat outside and ambience was lovely. Our server was amazing and friendly and fast. Food was a mixed bag - some wonderful, some not good at all. The appetizer chopped salad was delicious, as was the main course shortrib. We also tried a main course cauliflower dish that was lukewarm and undercooked. Overall, I would recommend, but we did try a few other restaurants in the area that were better.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We went twice last week and will go again next time we are in Phoenix. The main portion of each dish was excellent and the accompaniments interesting and excellent as well. We ate on the patio, which is first come, first seated, and enjoyed some excellent happy hour chardonnay and a lovely evening. The staff is thoughtful and just as attentive as one could wish.

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Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gary, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Fondue was great as was lamb shank and the duck was delicious.
Happy hour menu was also very good.

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CL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Thursday evening and the place was hopping with a fun vibe. Our waitress was really helpful guiding us through the options. I had the Trout with succotash and they were happy to put the butter sauce on the side for me. Excellent flavors! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were outstanding!! Our waiter was personable, very helpful, and energetic. We had the chop salad, pork belly pastrami, and scallops. Everything was delicious!! We’re still dreaming about that salad!

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DB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the food was outstanding. I had the scallops for my main and my friend ate the lamb shanks. Both plates were clean as a whistle when the server took them away

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T
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pork Belly Pastrami was very good. The flavor combinations were spot on and the food was excellent as well as the service. Highly recommended!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great service was great drink was small but tasty

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We selected this restaurant while visiting Scottsdale as it was rated well. Found it to be a Very noisy, extremely dark restaurant. Multiple people were using their cell phone flashlights. Couldn’t really see my food. Meal was disappointing, especially for the price. Black garlic butter with the bread tasted like charcoal. Meatloaf was only lukewarm. Service was as very good though.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food was delicious as well as the drinks and our server!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommend by a friend and really stood up to the recommendation. Went for our anniversary and took our 15mo old because we were from out of town. Not necessarily the best place for a toddler but they accommodated us. Had the Cobb salad, bread plate, scallops, chicken and blueberry lemon tart. Cocktails were fantastic and all the food was very good too.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

It is very loud in this restaurant. Good food and good service, but we shouted at each other all night long just to hear each other.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Freaking amazing. Always a treat. Expensive, but worth it.

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Puebla
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always: food was excellent, service excellent, crowded, nice place to eat and see people .

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and our waiter, Gary, was superb!

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JR
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the fondue, parsnip puree & salad!

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too noisy, too dark. Had to use our phones to see the food.

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JD
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant we’ve been to in Scottsdale. Outstanding food and a fun vibe.

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Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and food. The servers and hosts did a great job of describing the food and helping us make our selections.
And, here me out...get the chopped salad. Plenty for 2-3 to share as an appetizer, but this dish is culinary school in a bowl. A beautiful blend of flavors and textures and temperatures that gets better with every bite. I’m not a salad person, but this is a stand out dish.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Double date to a fun restaurant. 3 of the four loved their meals.

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Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner! Fantastic waitress!
The chopped salad is a MUST! The mac and cheese amazing! The scallop dinner was delicious. We would highly recommend eating here. It is kid friendly

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T
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and our sever justin did an amazing job going over the menu and letting us know what they are known for. I would recommend the tossed salad! It was delicious. Exceptional service we got.

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KL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service , drinks and food were all outstanding.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love the chopped salad! We had a great evening with fabulous food... but it was very noisy so not a place to visit.

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EA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best meals I have ever eaten, our server was on top of everything and coursed it out for us as well. Cocktails were original and delicious!

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very attentive and patient. And, offered recommendations and we were able to enjoy a wide variety on the menu.

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