Citizen Public House

4.8
2921 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2921 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and equally amazing staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food. No ambiance. Very noisy. Indoors not recommended for older folks with hearing issues.

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vipRavello
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

CPH has always had an extremely high noise level, and this was no exception — even with tables more spaced out. Just count on having to shout to make yourself heard. Still, food is excellent, service great and overall a fun evening.

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SteveD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific service by a pro who could describe cocktails, wines, and how food was prepared in detail. Friendly, outgoing. Cant recall her name but she moved to Az from Minn. but she deserves a shout out. Made the experience terrific.
Food very well prepared and portions just right.

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Tammsk
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out of the 6 dishes we ordered, only one was good (the chopped salad which was outstanding!). Slow to bring out drinks, not a lot of engagement from the server, and an overall disappointing experience.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great but food was lacking. Chopped salad and scallops were great. Brussel sprouts were hard, greens served with scallops were very salty. Chicken dish was tasty but chicken was very small. Too much inconsistency to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was so helpful and friendly! Chopped salad is a must. Will definitely eat here again when in town.

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RickiC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chopped salad anywhere! Even my husband loved his food and said he would love to come back.

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vipSooSoo
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration
Food and service was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Margaret was wonderful. Thanks you for a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Good food

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vipLoriD
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and Josh was a great server!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipMark
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best chop salad ever!

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JenniferH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! Best dinner we have had in a very long time. They accommodated us on short notice which was nice . Our server , Gary , was great! Overall one of the best dining experiences in Arizona !

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vipBarry
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance, great service, fair price

MC
vipMichaelC
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place was wildly underwhelming. There are lots of great reviews of this place, the menu looks good, but the food was so bad that we decided not to order dinner after ordering apps. The field greens salad was DRENCHED in dressing that was really bitter and the popcorn was soggy. The service was also awful. Took our server nearly 40 minutes to take our order and very limited water refills/attention, which is also why we decided not to bother with a full meal. Cocktails were ok but pricey. Benjamin’s upstairs, the attached speakeasy, had infinitely better service and food so we ended up there.

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schmittaj14
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, atmosphere, and location were all phenomenal

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TomC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was outstanding, service great. Will return!

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vipWetC
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here. Simply delicious and superbly crafted. Ingenious chef! The service was amazing and very friendly. We love this place!

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SusanG
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Citizen Public House for our anniversary. Our server, Scotty, was wonderful. He was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We had the pork belly pastrami. Absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The sauce made you want to lick the plate. We had the chopped salad with smoked salmon. My husband isn’t much of a salad eater but he loved this one. We also had the crab cakes which were also delicious. Love this restaurant!

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taram
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at so many good places while vacationing in the Scottsdale area but this was our top dinner. Must have salad and meatloaf too! Fast service and my son loved the homemade Mac n cheese.

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vipLuLu
Portland
61 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chopped salad was excellent! Entrees great, but the Pinot Noir should not be served any warmer than 65 degrees - our bottle was at least 70 degrees.
Great service

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KaitlynM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, and delicious cocktails

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vipSugarbear
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. Always consistently amazing. Everything taste great and the service is fantastic. I highly recommend it

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vipNone
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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KellyF
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We at outside on a beautiful night. The service was fantastic. The drinks and food phenomenal. My husband and I both agreed this was our favorite restaurant of the trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All dishes we ordered were over salted except salad.

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vipJosephO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our food was great, but we raved about the chopped salad and our waiter provided us with its recipe.

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vipJARM
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so proud to be customers at Citizen Public House and want to to let them know that we respect and support their goal to maintain CDC standards of safety and social distancing. We love their food and service. We always feel special, even if we just show up for “social hour,” but tonight we stayed for dinner and never did we feel rushed or pressured. Thank you Bob and team for giving us a break from all the craziness in the world these days!

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vipTheRtWay
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at CPH. Never disappointed.

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vipKellyD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not impressed. The food was average at best. The service was decent, not great.

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Mmmm
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Average burger. Great salad, small portions, non plus atmosphere
Excellent waitress

Likely won’t return

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vipDeniseR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary is outstanding!

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vipAdeleH
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is phenomenal. Cocktails are prime. Food is always topnotch. And the chopped salad? Cannot visit here without having that. CPH is our go-to Scottsdale restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Gary was the best!

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Augiman
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chopped salad!

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JenniferT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and staff!! Definitely will be coming back again and again!!

FAQs

Citizen Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 398-4208.

Citizen Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 2921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.