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Citizen Public House

4.6
1893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Open 7 Days a Week:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (midnight Fri & Sat)
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Phone number
(480) 398-4208
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bernie Kantak
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Cross street
Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is a cinch with street parking, the S/W lot or nearby parking structure.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was great as always although I was sad to hear the bone marrow dish was no longer available. Bar service was awesome but could have been better at our table. A lot of empty glasses sitting for a while.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service!! We sat outside on an ideal day. I was returning for the “Chop Salad” which definitely lived up to the chop salads I’ve had previously.


There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals very much!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our go to favorites! Always excellent food and service and lots of positive energy in the room.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food & beverage service at the bar on the Saturday night I attended were first rate. The bartender seemed genuinely concerned about whether I liked the outstanding Manhattan and the carne asada street tacos I ordered. Outstanding. I’d recommend Citizen Public House to anyone.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent service was very attentive nice ambiance wine list was very good as well
Noisy though, hard to have a good conversation
Overall excellent, very much recommend

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Delicious! My husband took our 14 year old twins for a night out and we all loved it. However, it's not a place you'd bring younger kids. The food was thoughtful and modern, but still really accessible. We ordered a few starters and a couple entrees to share. I definitely recommend the chopped salad and fried catfish. The buratta and filet asada tacos really good too. Highly recommend if you're visiting Scottsdale and want a have a casual, yet sophisticated night out.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Less than impressed. There was not much ambiance in my opinion. I also found the portions to be extremely large. So if you are starving, great. If not, it is wasteful as we barely ate half of our dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Best restaurant food I’ve had since moving to Scottsdale in 2004!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Like the other times I’ve visited, everything was perfect (well, except for the noise level that increased as the dinner progressed).

The cocktails were exceptionally good; each one of the 4 of us was delighted and impressed with our dishes (scallops, chop salad, grouper). Robby’s service was exceptional too - never hovered but always appearing at just the right moment.

Our out of town friends (Chicago & Steamboat Springs) were very impressed!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was excellent but our waiter was very short and not helpful at all

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my favorite Phoenix area restaurant. We always take out of town guests here. The food is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place for parties, great cocktails and good food!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always, a great meal, good service... the Manhattans!!!O_O

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The chopped salad is a must-order IMO. Also tried the scallops and short rib, which were very good. Very loud inside, but outside on the patio it was wonderful. Service top rate.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Here on vacation and dined at the recommendation of a friend who lives in Scottsdale. Enjoyed two great appetizers...(pork belly and a beet salad) and scallops as well as a pork shank for our main entrees. Food was off the charts good, and our server was on his game, despite the number of tables he appeared to have.
Only downside was that while the restaurant was quiet when we arrived, we could barely hear each other by the time we left as it got busy.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

On our list of repeat restaurants when we visit Scottsdale. Food and service is always good, with interesting menu options This time we got there a little early and enjoyed the happy hour too. Aside from all the good choices on the menu, the bacon popcorn appetizer is fantastic and a must-try! Parking is easy, and the area is nice for a walk before or after the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Four starters, four entrees, one dessert, all very much enjoyed by our group. Lamb in particular was great, and the drinks are delicious. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice server. The wine was well priced and the food was good. My salad was pretty weak. The lettuce was not torn and too large for a bite. The dressing was not very tasty either. I had the crab cake and my friend had the tacos and both were adequate but not special.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and she was passionate about her job. Delicious food! We will definitely go back on a future visit

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Original chopped salad was fantastic, everything it was hyped up to be. The “pork shank” came highly recommended but was like a “state fair turkey leg”. Pretty disappointing, wouldn’t recommend it to anybody. Was expecting much more. Service was great at least.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great cheese fondue appetizer made with Kiltlifter ale. Highly recommended! The Lamb Loin and short ribs entrees were both succulent and tender. Great attentive service to match the quality of the food.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, drinks and a very nice waiter. I think his name was Ryan but it was so incredibly noisy I really couldn’t hear him. If you want to talk to the people you are dining with, try for one of the tables on the small patio. It has to be quieter than inside.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Sever was super nice. The chopped salad is amazing. But my chicken was so over cooked it was nearly inedible.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

For our annual visit to Spring Training, Citizen Public House is a must. Food and drinks are great and the service is friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Scallops were amazing! Very cool place with a nice vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were extremely pleased with our meal. Scallops were like butter with complex flavors. Swordfish was cooked perfectly. Great service

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Dining alone on business. First thing I noticed was how extremely loud it was and glad I wasn't with someone as I could surely not hear them. I couldn't find anything on the menu that was really appealing so it was basically between a burger and tacos which is not what I really was looking for howeve the tacos were very good albeit a small portion. Fresh and clean tasting.. Nice job on that. If back to town I would not be likely to go back based on menu selections.. No fault of theirs just not my style I guess...

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was wonderful and the drinks were great. The service however was a problem. If you don’t want to work late nights then don’t accept a 10:30pm reservation!! We were rushed through our meal, the waitress hovered and she even took our drinks away before they were finished. I can only partially blame the girl for her actions...the management or owners who decided to accept our late reservation should hire people who want to work late. A $300 meal should not be rushed!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Very large room with only very limited outdoor seating. Very noisy space, not conducive to conversation. We had six people, but I could only talk to the one directly across. I could not hear or understand the others. The Stetson salad, originated at Cowboy Ciao across the street is excellent, though a little firmer than at CC. My swordfish was very good, but I have had better for less.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Another wonderful experience! Whenever we are in town I always make a reservation for dinner one night here. The ambience is lively & fun, the service top notch & food always excellently prepared & presented! This time we shared the special of cod in a miso broth served over gnocchi with Japanese long beans & their always tasty Chopped Salad. Nicely paired with a lovely wine, it was a perfect evening!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our server was FANTASTIC!!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Requested fresh hot chicken. Received cold diced chicken? Otherwise very nice! Update the menu please😊

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent apps food n service especially.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything exceeded expectations. The beet salad exhibited unique flavors I’ve never had elsewhere. The sword fish was exquisite, with a gentle crispy on the outside and perfection inside. The wine was far beyond its price range. Our server Gary is of an extremely high caliber. By all means, go and have a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food is wonderful and the service is great. A little on the expensive side, but worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have always loved the good food and service at the citizens public house. Staff is very efficient and welcoming but we all decided this time that we would not return. The noise level is ridiculous. You literally have to yell at the people you’re dining with.
We were there for several hours and we’re exhausted from trying to hear each other.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Paul was our server and he was fantastic. He took great care of us & made great food recommendations. Really made us feel special. The food was fresh, creative & delicious. Cocktails were wonderful & dessert was dream worthy. So glad we came here for our date night.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious food and great drinks. We went here for our anniversary and they seated us right away (we had made a reservation). The appetizers were amazing, we got a pork belly appetizer and the chopped salad. For entrees we got their special house tacos and filet mignon. Highly recommended - it's a bit of a drive for us but well worth it.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Have been here many times and always really enjoyed the food, service etc. Unfortunately a let down this trip. One entre was so salty it could not be eaten. We would have told the waiter had he bothered to check but there was no sign of him from after the order was taken until the bill arrived. We would have ordered more wine, but not once the food was all gone. He was sullen and terse, not friendly or attentive. We skipped both desserts and more drinks to go home instead.
I won't give up after one bad experience as on prior attendances the meals had been outstanding and service great. Just was disappointing when I am entertaining guests.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was nicely labeled gluten-free on the menu.

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