Citizen Public House

4.7
2756 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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pdxfood
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the chopped salmon salad it was delicious. We also had the meatloaf that was very good. Great cocktails and wine selection. Our waiter made great recommendations and took excellent care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL! This was my second time and I will return each visit to Scottsdale! The food is incredible and the staff are wonderful. We started with drinks and smalls plates at Benjamin’s Upstairs (highly recommend!) then had a few more apps, dinner and cookies to-go at Citizen. The wine is wonderful (love the house cab), GET THE POPCORN (not stingy with the bacon at all!), and the entrees are amazing. The short ribs are mouth watering and my husband loved the burger! Don’t skip the Mac and cheese either! Wish we lived closer! The cookies were on the house because the staff are just darling! They were so yummy. 10/10 recommend!

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skimom45
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf dinner was incredible. The roasted chicken entree was also very tasty. So much flavor in our appetizers and dessert too...basically you can’t go wrong here no matter what you order!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were excellent and the food was amazing. The portions were big for the price.

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SierraA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot! Great service, consistency in their menu and good vibe :) I will however offer the advice to skip the cookies....

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vipScottW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Very disappointed that they confirmed my reservation and didn’t mention that outdoor dining was first come first serve. I had requested outdoor dining for a special occasion and they didn’t bother to mention it until we arrived and couldn’t sit outside. Management did nothing to accommodate us.

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DylanW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A top quality chef who prepares his dishes with the extra time and dedication that customer seek to receive. Additionally, their desserts were outstanding when compared to most restaurants in the same league.

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GringoJohn14
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside. Great service and food was good. Will definitely recommend to friends and come back another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so amazing! Gary made our anniversary so special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great ambiance, great staff. The meal was delicious, and will definitely be going again.

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BradleyB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The scallops and short ribs were delicious. The chop salad has a unique flavor which was excellent.

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coco
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cocktails and crab cakes were great, but we go for the chopped salad and it was exactly what we wanted!

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JenniferM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was great but the food selection was limited.

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JenniferS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so incredibly impressed with our dinner selections! My GOD everything was amazing! I'm a bonafide foodie so I read a lot of the reviews before dining in. The chopped salad did NOT disappoint! The fact that other diners mentioned it has its own Facebook page made me know I made the right decision!! It was next level amazing. They even gave me a recipe card to try it at home. The crab cakes were outstanding as well! The creamy sauce and arugula on top were incredible. My husband and I split our entree the scallops! I was so stuffed but could NOT stop eating them! The grits that came with the scallops were perfectly seasoned as well!! I honestly could go on and on! Everything was stellar. Our server Gina was so kind and gave fantastic suggestions! Lastly, the dry heat margarita was mere perfection! It had loads of flavor! I love spicy drinks and theirs didn't disappoint! We will make the trip to AZ anytime to dine here again!!! Gina you were wonderful! Thank you so much!

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AmberR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 8 year anniversary at dinner and everything about the experience at Citizen Public House was amazing. Our server took such good care of us, recommended menu items that did not disappoint and we received our drinks and food quickly. This place is well worth it!

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RogerH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent bar with fondue prior to meal. food very good at dinner

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Mgottes
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Loved the salad and the macaroni. Outdoor area drab

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KariP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was great. No birthday celebrations even though it was notated on the reservation but oh well. We will definitely be back for the salad alone!

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BrandonM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and happy hour spot with work colleagues. Later in the evening has a romantic date night atmosphere. Service was excellent and wonderfully crafted and strong cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The restaurant and food was great, but our waiter repeatedly pulled down his mask to talk very closely to us. It made our family feel very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoy it here and we were not disappointed. My only complaint was the noise level. They had a group of woman seated at a table who were extremely loud and it made conversation at our table challenging. We left quickly to a quieter place.

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AdeleH
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, and always, always love their chopped salad. Had the chicken and the salmon this time to see which I preferred. Salmon wins. And for the happy hour, you can't do better than the fondue. such great flavor and so smooth. Love it all.

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VaclavR
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to CPH for years, ever since Executive Chef Bernie Kantak first opened it about ten years ago. Fabulous and creative cuisine. Comfort food, to be sure, don't come here if you are on a diet! I just couldn't understand how a high-end restaurant would put meatloaf on the menu .... until I tried it. Oh dear me. Best meatloaf i have ever had in my life (sorry, Mom!!). The legendary chopped salad was the usual cowl of amazing that it has been since Bernie created it at Cowboy Ciao 23 years ago. (RIP, CowCiao). Four of us (co-workers) went for AZ Restaurant Week. The chopped salad and my Korean Short Ribs were splendid. The bread pudding was a bit bland this time around. Not bad, but not the usual ridiculous bread pudding they serve out at the end of a meal ... the kind that begs to be paired with a nice tawny port. Still, CPH fails to disappoint, and I will, of course, be back again.

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StephanieP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place because it always meets our expectations.

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vipGwen
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week as we had never been to the restaurant. The menu was great. The short ribs were out of sight. So tender. I had the scallops and chopped salad. The salad was very different and excellent. The highlight for me was the popcorn. Great appetizers. My husband and I were very pleased and definitely will recommend the restaurant and return. Josh was our server and very personable.

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vipMonicaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors, and our waiter was amazing!!!! The food was also fabulous. Great experience dining out especially with Covid, and I’m from NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food as always

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WetC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious comfort food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Casual yet sophisticated and family friendly.

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RoyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening and the meal. A very nice place with great service.

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NancyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and atmosphere! Everyone is so attentive and makes you feel special. Our waiter was awesome

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DonnT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Josh and the other staff were great. We had the scallops and meatloaf, and both were very tasty. I also recommend the Gentlemen's Daquiri.

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HeatherB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his birthday dinner. Service was outstanding. The atmosphere was great.

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vipClassicDiner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The noise was more than energetic. People were yelling just trying to be heard so that was distracting from pleasant night out. Even with the tables spread out I couldn't hear my wife sitting 8 inches away. The meatloaf was very good as always. The scallops were undercooked and my wife just left them. We've been here about 5-6 times and always loved the food. Maybe it is just with Restaurant Week they are overwhelmed in the kitchen or maybe.....?

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richardc
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excelletn food and service but extremely noisy. Was told it had to do with the ceiling material.

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vipBeverlySteve
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat for 12-15 minutes without a server approaching us, and enlisted one passing by. Scott inquired and took us on; he was very attentive.

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vipStevew
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was great and our server, Gary, was excellent and took very good care of us.

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vipluv2dine
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Old Town. Love the chop salad. Excellent and unique choice of wines that are not the same wines you see on most wine lists.

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ckpropertypro
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gary was an amazing server, he knew the menu inside and out, was enthusiastic about the cuisine and beverages and was incredibly attentive. Happy Hour was a bonus and the food was incredibly tasty and portions were very generous...pricey entrees but we definitely got what we paid for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The original chopped salad is the most amazing thing ever!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great; service was great; but it was loud. Probably wouldn’t want to be in the main room on a first date.

FAQs

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

Citizen Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 2756 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.