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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 Days a Week:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (midnight Fri & Sat)
Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is a cinch with street parking, the S/W lot or nearby parking structure.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Citizen Public House Ratings and Reviews
We chose Citizen Public House for restaurant week and could NOT have been happier with our selection! The food and service was excellent. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the cool breeze as we ate. Lovely evening all round. We will definitely be back!
I had time for one great meal in Phoenix / Scottsdale -- and Citizen scored! I appreciate a great setting, but for me, it's all about the food and the service. It was restaurant week, so we not only enjoyed a fabulous meal, but we also got it at a great value. YUM!
Went for Arizona Restaurant Week. The three course meal was great. Started with the beet salad (just to try something other than their signature chopped salad) and I enjoyed it. Had the Sword fish enter and literally wanted to lick the sauce off the plate. Outstanding! Enjoyed the Black and Tan dessert which was pleasantly sweet and not too much. Great experience all the way around! I will go back!
This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Our service was spot on. We were never rushed and our server timed our food perfectly. I can not wait to bring new guests to try it out. The Gladly is one of my favorite restaurant in the Phoenix area. So it was no surprise to find out that they are your sister restaurant. Thank you for such a great experience. Cheers!
We went for Restaurant Week and enjoyed special 3 course meals. All the food was delicious, fresh and inventive. Our servers where very professional and the restaurant has a nice, warm atmosphere. We've been here before and look forward to returning in the near future.
We definitely enjoyed restaurant week at the Citizens Public House. In addition to the special menu they added an excellant pork dish. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on all items on the menu and explained each with zest and love. We especially enjoyed the noice and ambiance of the restaurant. This is a place to go for a special meal or a Saturday night out.
Citizen House is consistently good. Just when I think it can't be better-the next time is better. The chopped salad is fabulous. Every entree is excellent and terrifically paired with wonderful sides. Dessert is always innovative and delicious. Cocktail heaven using high quality booze. Our favorite. (Our last waiter, Gary, was over the top efficient and pleasant!)
While the restaurant was a little noisy for us (there was a large table of young boisterous men right behind us), the experience was, as always, delicious and wonderful! Best take on a chopped salad ever, and both our entrees were amazing. Thanks for a lovely evening!
Staff was very friendly and welcoming at the front door. I was happy with the atmosphere and mood lighting, I'd definitely say it's got a romantic feel. Overall I wasn't impressed with the menu or quality of food. Service was good but nothing out of the ordinary.
My wife and my had a reservation for dinner at 6:30 pm on Thursday, but since we were still running on east coast time, we showed up for Social Hour at 5:00 pm (i.e., The Citizen Public House's version of happy hour, which runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm). As you might imagine, at that early hour, the hosts at the front podium were able to seat us. We soon met our server, Gary, who filled us in on the Social Hour specials, which are available at the tables, as well as at the bar. We immediately requested two of the special cocktail, a passion fruit Moscow mule. After the drinks arrived, we ordered the chicken wings off of the Social Hour menu. When they arrived, we saw that they were all winglets (i.e., two bones). There were no drumettes, which was perfect for me, because I'm a winglet guy all the way. I finished the excellent mule and ordered a barrel aged cocktail, the Instant Gratification, which was also on the Social Hour menu. It was so good that I had another, while my wife had another mule. We transitioned into dinner by ordering the chopped salad and splitting the pork belly, which Gary was thoughtful enough to have the kitchen do for us. We finished dinner with the special dessert, which was a butterscotch pie. While I LOVE butterscotch, the star of the plate were the house-made citrus and honey marshmallows. For you Italian confection aficionados, they tasted very much like torrone. Everything about our early dinner was terrific. Thanks, Gary, we'll be back for sure.
Had never been to the restaurant before, but made it a choice for a date. Did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. The interior had great mood lighting and the room was loud, but not noisy. The waitstaff and hosts were attentive and tended to my every need. The food was delicious and the right portion size. There were craft drinks as well. I would definitely come back, date or no date.
Ordinary ambiance, if your hungry this is not the place as portions are small and over priced starting with the appetizer to the entree. No side orders are available. Two of us had the tuna and left 3/4 of it as not good. Too many other places to try after party of 4 walked away hungry and a $300 bill.
I've reviewed this restaurant several times and have always had good experiences, as we did this time. That said, I do think that it is time to refresh the menu, as the concept is getting a bit tired. I've also noticed the crowds seem to be smaller, but it is summer. But we will return, perhaps a little less frequently than in the past.
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