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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

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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (31)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Casual (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Romantic (16)
Business Meals (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Fun (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here dozens of times and we took friends here Ron Dallas. Everyone loved it and as always the seevice was spot on.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Second time here, sorry had to do the meatloaf again! Attentive service, not as loud as the last time, probably because they opened the doors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome experience! Loved the food and atmosphere. Love how the restaurant opens to outside so there is both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everyone was very friendly and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. My husband got the lamb tenderloin and he can't stop raving about it. I got the filet minon and it was the best one I have ever had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My favorite restaurant! Service is fantastic, food is unbelievable, ambience is romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was a perfect dining experience! Great food, amazing cocktails and engaged wait staff!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was delicious. I definitely recommend both the chopped salad and the sea scallops. The staff was accommodating and helpful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice ambience. Lots of good food choices. Restaurant week menu was execellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food is FANTASTIC and the wine list is impressive and affordable

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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!

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Got seated, ordered a drink and appetizer, ordered dinner, then waited close to an hour to get our dinner. The couple seated next to us came in 20 minutes after us and got their dinner a few minutes after we got ours. Not very happy about that!

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very mediocre. We were seated in a very odd space. Table was cramped next to a table for 4. It was the beginning of restaurant week and was disappointed w their service and the food was very mediocre. Will not come back.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food was very good and great deal for restaurant week. Otherwise, a bit pricey especially for my wife whose scallop dinner came with only 3 medium sized scallops.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. The service was incredible and overall it was a perfect date. Loved the salad and the scallops, one of the best I have ever had.. did not love the dessert but maybe it was because it paled in comparison to the other dishes!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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!)

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The salad and the drink were really good. Food was average. Service was standard! I might come back again if I really craving for the salad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very nice dining room with a large central bar. Obviously a popular place, even on a weekday night. Service was excellent and the food was delicious and well-prepared. Prices are a bit on the high side, but it is Old Town Scottsdale.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The staff were fantastic, the food was phenominal! Would absolutely return and have already recommended to friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I've been here several times and it never disappoints me. I took an out-of-town business gas and he was very impressed with the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice vibe for a Friday evening for drinks and dinner; food was delicious and service was wonderful; chopped salad was a hit with everyone in our group.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was disappointing. Fish, chicken and short ribs were all dry.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

It got a bit noisy for a business meeting

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.
Good service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Dinner was awesome. We had the fondue appetizer, chop salad which was awesome my wife said it was the best salad she's ever had the meatloaf and short ribs. We also had 2 glasses of cab. The service was outstanding.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I've been to CPH several times and have had an overall decent experience. This last time was the exception, the chicken i ordered was undercooked and the risotto was not cooked well either.swrvice was slow, but restaurant was not busy at all.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and drinks.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of these favorites restaurants in the Valley, and it didn't disappoint again. We celebrated my birthday with friends and everyone loved their meals. We had our newborn with us and they were accommodating to her, as well. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our first visit to Citizen Public House. Great experience...good food, good service and great cocktails.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Exceptional service from our server Paul. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Highly recommend to try the OMFG salad! Amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Came for dinner with 7 girls for a Bachelorette party. Food was good as always and our server Gary was absolutely amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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