Citizen Public House

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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amaz food and great service. You MUST get the chopped salad - wow!!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five different dinners were ordered. Everyone said their meal was exceptional. Cocktail selections was definitely creative, craft, and delicious!

PO
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always come to Citizen Public house when we are in town and this visit did not disappoint. I had been craving the Chopped Salad since I got off the airplane, I seriously think I could eat this every day. We of course had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server was great and noted the new items on the menu. Of course, we started with the chopped salad and it was perfect. The combination of flavors and textures is like a party in your mouth. We had been eyeing the new snapper dish and ordered it based on her recommendation. It was delicious and perfectly cooked. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The smoked duck was delicious - and I’m particular.

WM
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

LOUD and then a bunch of people left, then it was only loud.
Food and service we very good but won’t go back because of the noise level.

KK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for a family dinner and everything was as expected, above average. From service to food to ambience. Can’t complain.Will be back

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was loud. Dark. Service was poor and he couldn’t even hear us ordering. Won’t go again but glad I crossed it off the list. Food was outta bounds though.

G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! We will be back.

j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the linen table cloths, table candles and interesting building to the awesome chopped salad and Old town Scottsdale ambiance, a great place to eat!

OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is magnificient. It sets it apart from ALL other restaurants as far as I'm concerned. They don't miss a beat. Makes for a most enjoyable evening.

PM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Greeted by a rude waiter who obviously wanted to be somewhere else. Had to wait a long time for our drinks, and when we reminded him, he complained about having to wait on six other people at the same time. Really? Appetizers were just okay. Drinks were fine (once they arrived.)

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely satisfied with the meal, ambiance, (a bit loud, even for close conversation) but mostly delighted with the staff. We arrived late due to travel issues but the staff saved our booth and welcomed us for a special anniversary dinner. Great evening!

MP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a private birthday party. Kevin, our server, gave us exceptional service. We will definitely be back.

s
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, but the noise was painful. They need sound absorbing fabric on the walls

JD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time and the food was superb! Highly recommend the smoked duck and the meatloaf dinners.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. My wife had the shop salad and was in love. I had the short ribs and parsnips and it great flavor and was very filling. Happy Hour had some good deals too on starters and drinks.

b
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go, and you absolutely should, make sure you sit in Gary's section! Great food and even better service - a wonderful spot for any occasion!

B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Noise level is too high and had a very difficult time to have a conversation. Food was great and service superb.

AA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and will come back next time we are in town.

S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! The waiter, Gary, is so amazing! He goes the extra mile in taking care of his customers. We can't wait to go back. : )

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but a little too loud

JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great staff.

SU
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Loved the chopped salad! Would love to come back. Daily drink was amazing!

GH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was ‘over-engineered’ and dry/over cooked. Service was good. Place is VERY loud.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Prices were great! The quality is fantastic

LS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite places to dine and entertain.

RB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not sure I'd recommend it because of price and noise.

GP
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were spectacular. The ambiance was perfect. The service was incredible.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time! It was a bit louder than I remember, but we will definitely be back.

DT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service at Citizen Public are second to none!! The noise level was very high which detracted from our dining experience. Would I go back? Absolutely!! Love the Chopped Salad!!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were fantastic definitely order the chopped salad starter dish! I have a fantastic Birthday celebration!

CK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I normally don't get desserts but EVERYTHING we had was impeccable- We ordered 2. Highly recommend.

BR
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We ate our last dinner in Scottsdale here and if I could I would have went elsewhere. Our server was not great, slow and if and when he returned it was always too late. Waited for drinks, while being empty. He never checked to see how food was or if we needed anything until it was too late. Atmosphere was fine, it was a Sunday night so probably quieter than normal...which made the noise level great for conversation, as I imagine could be a problem on busier nights. The food: field green salad (ok,nothing special)....bacon fat popcorn (yummy but greasy as expected)....mac&cheese (ok but did not like tomato on top-sweet)...filet (meat was fine but overwhelmed with sugar in sweet potato dish and filet sauce)....short ribs (I would say the best dish...thankfully sauce on side which was tasty but good to be able to taste meat on its own,greens were delicious and parsnip puree interesting but a little sweet). Sadly I don’t think we will return...too many other restaurant options it this great city.

W
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Only there for a cocktail and an appetizer. Big bar. Fair amount of noise. Bartender personable. Drink so so. No measuring of ingredients, and Manhattan out of balance (and I was not familiar with the vermouth used). My grilled endive salad was not very good, in fact inedible. Fortunately the bartender took it off the bill, which was nice. So I’d return for a beer with friends.

PN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner! My husband said the meatloaf was the best he'd ever eaten. We also enjoyed the fondu and roasted cauliflower. Service was great as well. Not a place for a quiet conversation but wonderful other than that.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were great and really helped to make the experience memorable.

BH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience - Server was amazing (just like the food/drinks). Bachellorette Party and all 7 of us loved everything about Citizen Public House. Will definitely return if we are ever back in town. Share the Cobb Salad as an appetizer and someone must get the Short Ribs so everyone can have a bite, yummy!

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It was too loud, food was ok. The amount of food was not worth it... too small amounts.. I would not go back.....

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner ! Great service ! Always love the atmosphere and the vibe.

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