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About Citizen Public House

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.

7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 Days a Week:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (midnight Fri & Sat)

Cross Street:
Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 398-4208

Website:
http://www.citizenpublichouse.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is a cinch with street parking, the S/W lot or nearby parking structure.

Executive Chef:
Bernie Kantak

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

On Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14th we'll be serving our 3-course chef's tasting menu for $55 per guest. Regular a la carte menu will not be available on this evening.

Private Dining

Host your next special event, private dinner or gathering at Phoenix’s “Best New Restaurant.” Choose from an upstairs private dining room/lounge, a semi-private alcove, and more.

Citizen Public House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Romantic (20)
Casual (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

When half the patrons are using cell phone flashlights to read the menu, astute management should get the hint.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere - unique menu. Food was excellent and offered a great drink menu as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

It was my birthday and earlier in the day we weren't sure if we wanted to sit indoors or outdoors. They held two tables for me to make a choice! Sitting outside was a good choice as it was a lot quieter out there. Great overall ambiance and great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Phenomenal service, atmosphere, food, and drinks! I definitely would recommend Citizen Public House to anyone looking for a very nice dinner/date night location.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food! Service was average .. not over the top. The reservation process was a bit of a cluster but it worked out in the end. If you check in early apparently you have to keep checking back with the hostess or they won’t be able to find you at the tiny bar. Go figure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Loved the choices on the menu and felt it was a good value for the money. Robby our waiter was very nice and helpful in explaining how dishes are prepared

Only drawback are the acoustics. It’s was very loud and hard to hear over the din. We will try sitting outside. Maybe it will be quieter

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was really tasty and good. Service was good too. Noise level made it difficult to hear conversations at our table. Reservation honored on time.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Way too noisy! We had to shout to be heard. Not gun.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My favorite spot in Old Town. Took a date here, and we both loved it. Great service and amazing cocktails and food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Birthday. No Singing - 👍🏼! As usual, had an AMAZING meal with fantastic service and a great atmosphere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great salad inattentive service good energy

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dramatic decor, high ceilings and gorgeous bar. But deafeningly loud.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great happy hour menu. The short ribs are tremendous. Excellent restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely awesome dinner. My husband and I eat out A LOT, frequenting very fine restaurants and I have to say, the short rib entree was one of the BEST meals I've ever had. I was so tempted to order a second meal to take home. Instead, I will just return soon and order it again. I've had other items on the menu previously and they were awesome as well.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

What a great place. The food was fantastic and our waiter Gary was even better. Even the young man doing the table service new all the in and outs of the menu. My wife and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious meal from start to finish! Will definitely be going back for date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our reservations were New Year’s Eve. They did not have a phone number so we were not told the menu was fixed for the evening. This would not have been a big deal if the meal was outstanding. We decided to grab drinks before we were sat. As my husband was ordering drinks we were being sat. The bartender rudely explained to my husband that he preferred we order our drinks at the table since we were being sat. My husband wanted to order his drinks at the bar since he was already right there. The bartender refused to serve him and referred him to another bartender. Really? Our server was fine but certainly not friendly. My mother ordered the filet medium - she specifically asked for pink. The filet came out medium well. The manager agreed it was medium well and remade the filet to have it returned medium rare - red. Again, this might not seem like a big deal but when a fixed price is being set it should be right. The manager took the meal off of the bill. The manager was very kind and apologetic. Server, not so much.

The chopped salad was delicious. Desserts were mediocre and service was below mediocre. I am sure many people have fabulous experiences but unfortunately that was not our experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waiter, Gary was terrific. We were there on NYE for a fixed price menu. The food was very good with perfect proportions.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a awesome date night dinner here. Great food and great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and hospitality!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding service from start to finish. Creative spin on cocktails, solid wine list, and excellent food. Great experience and will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good and hearty. It wasn’t original or outstanding.it was busy and therefor noisy with very little ambience.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a gastropub with well prepared cuisine and friendly service in a comfortable ambiance. Definitely worth revisiting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delightful experience. Great food. Very professional and upbeat server.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was perfect, wonderful and unique flavor combinations, with outstanding, attentive service. Great atmosphere rounds out this restaurant to be an overall enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was very good. Menu wasn’t innovative but lots of well executed basics.
Great bar. Lovely cocktails. Great service.
We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good range of options on the menu and wine list. Tacos were a little lackluster for this part of the world but overall an above average experience.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place! Food was amazing. My husband has celiac and here were plenty of GF options !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely exceptional. Five star service, quickly seated with reservation, exceptional wine list, high end English pub ambiance. Best meal I have had this year in Scottsdale, and one of the best overall across the valley.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Vegan, Tapas, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding customer service and great food. I would return soon.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went for our 6 year anniversary and they never disappoint. Service was great and the food was delicious, huge portions. This was our third time celebrating here and we always leave happy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The chopped salad was perfect, the pastrami was spectacular, and the lamb was exquisite. Our server Ryan was helpful and attentive, would recommend to friends and family. Not a bad value either. We will be back the next time we’re in Phoenix!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It’s was great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Citizens Public House's open floor plan, wrapped around a central bar, clearly emphasizes its talent in specialty cocktails. The restaurant's house made bitters and original concoctions are top rate. I'd highly recommend the Mezcacillin, with it's smoked agave syrup and blend of mezcal & tequila. Yum! The atmosphere is welcoming - with high, wood beamed ceilings and intimate lighting. Our service was great, very attentive and attuned. The restaurant does lean heavily into meats - with lots of fat backs & bacon laced options. If you're vegetarian you'll find the pickings very slim. Although super tasty, and well prepared, the portion sizes can be quite small, at a premium price. So be prepared. Loved my scallops. But three scallops for $30 was a little on the steep side. Overall, I would recommend Citizen's Public house for an wonderful evening out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Highly overrated. Food was not great and the host was extremely rude.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was delicious best food since we arrived
I had Albacore Starters it was excellent! I am a fussy foodie it was outstanding
Scallops were delicious
Burrata was great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our meal overmuch. Lots of good things to choose from and they were delicious. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I don't know what happened with the food quality here, but it used to be SO much better! The service was amazing as always, but the food just was ok. If I'm going to go out for a meal like this, I'd rather head over to the Gladly, the food there is amazing there, which is why I'm so confused on what it's lacking here compared to there. Even the blue cheese stuffed olives for the dirty martinis didn't taste as good... they were more soggy or something. It was a little bit of a bummer, but that's ok, we still have the Gladly so we will divert there next time :)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I always recommend Citizen Public House, it’s always delicious, creative and foodie friendly. And love their craft cocktails and so much more. We had a great time and my clients loved it too!

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service is great and we had the best crab cakes and risotto I can remember having! Great food and atmosphere. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, came at the right time and when we finished dinner just let us sit and relax without coming around to make us feel like we needed to go. A must go to if you’re in town!

Tags: Good for a Date
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