Citizen Public House

4.7
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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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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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BJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One my favorite regular hangouts, Entire staff is "First Rate" but special kudos t our server Sierra and manager Josh for making our Anniversary celebration that more special. Cheers!

y
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Gary helped us order the perfect dishes and wine. The chopped salad really is that good. The scallops & grits were a hit. Everybody on staff that we encountered was knowledgeable about the ingredients in the dishes. Would visit again!

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The snapper was seared too long and the fish was dried.

PR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this restaurant to me, and also recommended some specific dishes, so we were educated before we arrived. We were not disappointed at all! Great happy hour too! If there was one thing we that wasn't "perfect" was the carrot cake. We were a little disappointed in that it was quite cold, and because of that, a little hard. I'm sure if we were there later in the evening, when it had a chance to get to room temperature, it would have been better.

NJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I visited on Valentine’s Day and enjoyed our time a lot, everything tasted pretty good, but the limited menu was a little bit of a turnoff. Will say the dessert was an average cupcake at best. Cocktails were very impressive, loved the “nobody’s poet” and the “worlds end”

DK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day menus are extra pricey so there's not a lot of added value for that occasion. That said, we were not disappointed with the experience. Food, mixed drinks, and service were top notch. Inside is typically noisy, so we opted for the patio this time, which is a great choice when weather is nice.

BJ
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Price fixed menu for Valentines Day. Both entrees were extremely over salted. One entree was chicken & the other was fish. The fish was overcooked. The chopped salad was good. The chocolate cake was dry. Good selections on the wine list.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was 4/5 stars. It may be slightly overpriced for the value offered, but overall pretty good.

k
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Valentines dinner was terrible value. Had I known it was a set menu probably would have made another choice. When we arrived and saw 60 bucks for a few select menu items (meatloaf really?!) we were disappointed but stuck. Spent 200 hundred with tip for meatloaf a fish dish and 2 drinks. Loved what I saw on the regular menu but it wasn’t available. Service good but horrible value. Sorry

DR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration.

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Loved the vibe, food and service!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chopped salad! Best restaurant in Phoenix Metro

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, chopped salad was outstanding. Cocktails were fabulous. Alex the bar back who is 17 was so sweet and presented our chopped salad like a pro. Hannah the bartender was super sweet and made a great cocktail.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is the Bomb!

CG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for our reservations and were sat early. Enjoyed unique happy hour drinks and apps before an excellent dinner!

AB
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Always have a great experience when ever I dine here.

MS
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always, always, great food, good service and did I mention consistently great food and good service. We will be back

JM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time celebrating my birthday at Citizen with girlfriends! Great food and amazing staff!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating with personal requests and food was delicious. Will definitely go back again and again

MB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale with fabulous and creative cocktails!

J
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service. Chopped salad and Mac n cheese were excellent. Duck breast was too rare even though we requested medium. Skin was not seared and crispy. Duck was tough not tender. The spinach was salty.

AK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there 2 days in a row- one of my favorite places in Scottsdale! My waiter, Scott, was fantastic!!!

BV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great!!!

DL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food just wasn't special. For the appetizer, we ordered the cheese and salami board. It came with a couple of slices of hard cheese and a couple of slices of Brie. The toast was plopped in a bowl and was a little stale. There was a few dollops of mustard, some sort of pickled onions and cucumbers but overall, not impressed. I had the short rib that was overdone and dry. It came with Swiss Chard or something similar. It was chewy and not very good. They also served it with Parsnip puree or something similar. They should have just used nice, whipped potatoes. We had the bread pudding which was served cold and it seemed stale with some ice cream. I will not be going back.

DS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to the hype. A delightful experience. Food was fantastic, and the service was even better.

RT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant located in old town Scottsdale. Service was wonderful food was great restaurant is super loud ambience is not there.

SL
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio where you want to be if noisy restaurants bother you. The food and service were perfect.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coordinated with management for my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary here. It all went off without a hitch. t\They had a wonderful meal, exceptional service and it was easy to coordinate from a different state. Thank you CPH for taking good care of two really great humans!

JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was incredible, wonderful flavor and perfectly prepared.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service outstanding!

H
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent service and food recommendations from the server

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food & drinks!

DM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chopped salad is a perfect appetizer to share. Entrees are cooked to perfection, and the wine selection is excellent. As is the service. You do pay for the experience, but prices are reasonable for the service and food you receive.

N
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my grandfather’s 89th birthday special with a sign on the table and a dessert with candle and asked us if we preferred a quieter table.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Chop salad amazing. Crab cakes ditto

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

2nd time at this restaurant. It's loud and the service is a bit iffy - our server didn't really listen to what we were saying - he'd ask a question and either he couldn't hear us or he didn't much care.

As everyone notes - the chopped salad is outstanding. However, they seemed offended when we asked for extra plates (4 of us split 2 salads). Might go back - might not...

SR
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loudest restaurant I’ve ever been in. Couldn’t even have a conversation with the person across from me.

HG
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for a drink and appetizer before a Thursday evening Art Walk. Easy to order off both the full menu and happy hour menu with good selections on both. The original chopped salad (to share) is a must.

SM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and amazing!! Drinks were good but a little on the odd side. When we did switch to just a regular Cosmo it was just ok. Limited beer selection but the food, ambiance and service made up for it.

H
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wanted friends to try the Chopped Salad and no one was disappointed! Menu can be difficult for non meat or pork eaters, though. Biggest issue is how noisy it is inside. Will probably wait till it warms up enough to sit on patio next time.