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My husband and I had a great dinner and our server, Gina, was knowledgeable and made great recommendations on cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The Chopped Salad appetizer was delicious as was the rest of the meal. Another plus is that we didn't feel rushed and enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday.
Enjoyed an evening meal with friends...four of us. Ambience is very good. We were seated adjacent to the entrance thus had some additional noise associated with the activity. Food was exceptional Wait staff was very cordial and accommodating.
Noise level at our table was too much to allow for easy conversation..
I will return to this restaurant but will request a table more ideally suited for table conversation.
I hadn't been to Citizen Public House in some time, so my daughter and I decided to go there to see if it was as good as we remembered. Fortunately, they still have the chopped salad on the menu, and it is wonderful--great combination of flavors, textures and colors. Lots of other interesting choices on the menu, especially for starters. Service was friendly and professional.
Restaurant lighting, for me, was an issue that could be easily fixed. It was not dim...it was like eating in the dark. Otherwise, in every other way, this is one terrific restaurant.
Had a great time. Food was good too.
Classy, casual, incredible food...need I go on? The pork belly appetizer was delightful, the chopped salad left us begging for more, and the cocktails innovative and exciting. The servers were efficient, discrete, and friendly without being cloying. THIS is what dining out should be!!
We really enjoyed the great service - our waiter (SAM) was a superb example of what every wait staff person should be. The chopped salad was our favorite and was VERY unique. Wine list was also good and Sam helped us with choices.
Thanks for a fine experience.
Dinner at Citizen Public House was wonderful. The food was great, and the restaurant was very busy, but the server was still very attentive and helpful with the menu and suggestions. The only drawback to the meal was the portion size of the appetizers. We order the crab cakes, which understandably are going to be more expensive since it is seafood. However, we received two cakes that were about the size of a 50-cent piece. For two small crab cakes $16 was a bit overpriced. With that being said, the cakes were delicious and the rest of our meal was delicious. I would definitely recommend the Citizen Public House to friends of ours.
Great happy hour - on a Saturday night. We tried several of the Happy Hour menu items. The Fondue was the best. Amazing!! The entrees were outstanding - especially the meatloaf. We sat outside at a romantic little table. Loved the ambiance. The staff was attentive and knew the menu well. Very helpful with making good selections. Our first time here but not our last. We will come back again, especially during Happy Hour.
We went on a very crowded Friday night so the place was quite loud. 3 of the 4 in our party had not been there before. We had superb service from all the staff. We ordered appetizers for the group - mac n' cheese, catfish, chopped salad and the bacon popcorn. 2 of us loved the bacon popcorn (I had it before), one doesn't eat popcorn and the other found it greasy. He also found the catfish too greasy. We all loved the mac n' cheese and salad. We then ordered entrees - osso bucco, catfish and two of us another menu fish. All 3 fish dishes were overcooked and dry. Our consensus was for another visit for dinner, to stick to the appetizers and not order an entree. In summary, superb service, good to great appetizers, mistakes on the entrees and a room that was quite loud for conversation when that full. I think it would be a good place for lunch, quieter and the kitchen not so challenged by the large number of customers. The menu is well priced.
Food is always great. But, know that it does get crowded and a bit noisy.
This place is great! Our server A.J. was awesome. Not only was he knowledgable about the menu, he was friendly, accommodating, and adorable! The chopped salad lived up to its reputation and is a must try. The meatloaf and smashed potatoes was delicious and perfectly prepared. They have a nice wine list too. I will be back next time I visit Scottsdale.
I don't like in AZ but when I visit (a few times a year), I always go here! I love the food and ambiance and service. It's a great spot!
Extraordinarily great cocktails, with all fresh ingredients. Best chopped salad I have ever eaten. Pretty part of old town Scottsdale, nice for wandering after dinner.
3 out of 4 of us have been in the service industry and we agreed hands down that Sam was the best server we ever had! The food and drinks were great and the staff went out of their way at every step!
We made reservations for Valentine's Day and because of the popularity of this place could only get at 3 pm reservation. We did not eat much breakfast and no lunch and arrived very hungry. To our dismay there was a pre-fee $60 per person menu and no other options and we were not warned of this when we made our reservation on Open Table. Since we did not know the menu we didn't realize that for the majority of the selections one was getting seriously ripped off at the $60 per person price. We should have left but we so much wanted to eat there because the regular sounded so great and we were so hungry that we stayed. The appetizers were smaller versions of regular appetizers that normally cost $7 to $12, the entrées were between $20 and $34 and the desserts were about $10. Only if you got the $34 filet mignon were you anywhere near the $60 price which of course did not include tax or gratuity. For those of us that ordered the meatloaf we paid about $15, maybe even $20 too much for our meal.
We had an amazing server whose name was AJ. When we engaged him and he he got to know us quite well. We did return the next day without a reservation sampled the regular menu.
Okay so here's what we had both nights:
Curry Caulilower soup – has a good kick of spice to it from the curry oil - delicious.
Chopped salad – excellent. The freeze dried corn gives nice crunch and flavor.
Pastrami brussels sprouts – the rye spaetzle "sticks" were dry and strange, the rest of the dish was great.
Fondue was good, not great – it seemed a little thin in flavor.
Scallop entrée was amazing.
Pork and beef meatloaf was a very large portion and satisfying, it needs more of the porcini mushroom drizzle.
Fair trade short ribs – absolutely amazing! Tender, full of flavor and not fatty. Cherry barbecue sauce was a little overwhelming for it.
Pork shank – tender and good flavor but not amazing.
Lamb burger – very strong flavors, roll too chewy, french fries are the bomb, so good and crispy!
Great food and really good ambience. It is loud but that's were the energy comes from. Lots of people having a really good time.
This is the second time visiting, Citizen Public House and I can honestly say it won't be the last. From the fresh amazing food, to the fantastic service this restaurant hits all check marks on my list.
Best of all was Jessie who was a great waiter, not intrusive but available and with such a refreshing attitude. We had read negative reviews re: the waitstaff but Jessie was none of that, he as fantastic. What a role model for other waitstaff. The place is really fun!
My husband and I shared the hummus and tzatziki platter with pita and it was very good. I had the Chopped Salad which was different than any I've ever had and it was excellent. It had smoked salmon in it, though you could have substituted chicken instead. My husband had the Lamb Burger with fries and he liked it. The appetizers were 1/2 price before 6 pm and drinks before 6 were also discounted. That was a very nice surprise. The service was very good and our food came out in perfect timing.
It was a family celebration. Our server, AJ, provided great service and that added to the celebration. Food was good and dessert - the sundae - was the perfect choice.
If I lived in Scottsdale, I'd eat at Citizen Public House all the time. Our server, AJ, was terrific, and he definitely helped make it a fun evening, but even so, I'd go again based on the food. Chopped salad is fantastic, as were the short ribs. Husband had the pork osso buco which I thought tasted dry but he liked it a lot. Very fun place; glad we sat outside as it seems a bit noisy but not horribly so.
Great place, but way too loud! We had to scream to talk during dinner and It ruined the experience somewhat. The food and service were amazing though and I really enjoyed the uniqueness of the menu!!
Excellent service from hostess and especially server. Very helpful info to guide our choices. With all the info we all selected scallops. No one was unhappy. They were the best ever. Will definitely return. We had a table near the front door so the noise level was not too bad. Maybe outside is even quieter.
We were visiting for a soccer tournament with our children. We were only able to get a "later" reservation... It was wonderful.
Our waiter, Bradley , was fantastic. He was able to make suggestions based on our likes and willingness to try different things.
We travel often and he was really the best we have ever had.
Thanks for such a wonderful evening!!
The Service...and the Food was wonderful.... My only issue was the noise level ...we did have an inside table... but it was difficult to carry a conversation without having to stand and speak in the ears of my friend...
Great atmosphere in the Heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Very impressed - food was excellent!
The food was fantastic and our server was amazingly knowledgeable about the food and especially the wine selection. Our table had the filet, the scallops, and the short ribs. Not a complaint in the bunch. We chose to eat on the patio as indoors was VERY noisy (or as some would call it, vibrant). Would definitely recommend to friends.
I did a search for good restaurants that stay open late on Sunday because we needed a place to eat after an evening play. It worked out great. Wonderful dishes with great accompaniments such as polenta, succotash and grits. A great array of comfort food with unique presentations.
After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to eat here for our special night out for our trip.
We ordered the scallops, and chopped salad which were recommended. They were both wonderful. The salad came with pepita seeds, which my husband is very allergic too, and they gladly remade it for us.
We were there during happy hour, which was also a plus - drinks and appetizers were a great price!
We would happily go back.
We thought the food was absolutely wonderful. Probably the best meal we've had in Phoenix so far. The serving staff was friendly and helpful. But the place was LOUD! There was a large noisy group right behind us and we so we really couldn't visit. There were lots of empty spots in the restaurant and we wondered why they wouldn't have put the large group further away from the couples and small groups so we could have visited.
Been to CPH a half a dozen times, and it has been consistently awesome. If you are in the Phoenix area, treat yourself to a great night out - you won't regret it.
We recently celebrated a special occasion at Citizen Public House and had a great experience. The prices are reasonable and they have some good Happy Hour drink specials. The meat loaf is to die for and the chopped salad is different and delicious. The waitstaff have a very casual but personable approach and are informative about menu choices. The ambiance is pleasant, but nothing extraordinary. We would certainly dine there again.
Citizen's is always a great evening! Everything on the menu is great. Limited menu but guarantee you'll find something you'll love!
We arrived, luckily, just before a large BMW group, otherwise we might have had a longer dinner than we had. Our server was helpful and attentive, describing some interesting cocktails and some of the qualities of the entrees. The "chopped salad" one of their claims to fame was good, but in our opinion would have been better w/o the couscous. The comfort food, meatloaf was good, (though too big in portion). My seafood was good too. The noise level was deafening! It was nearly impossible to have a conversation across the table. Would be nice to try a meal again when it's less crowded.
Nice place, nice ambiance, excellent servers, but i'm sad to say that the food was good but not amazing. We thought it was average. Again, not bad, but just not a Wow like we thought based on other reviews. But it's a fun place, great place to grab a drink with friends.
We had the chopped salad (very good) and pork belly (very fattening) as starters. This was followed by scallops and short ribs for mains. The scallops were on a bed of very creamy rich grits, which without the pork belly as a starter would have been great, but was in combination too much of a good thing. Short ribs were nice. Unfortunately after all we ate we were in no condition to have desert. Properly guided by wait staff we would have picked better combinations. Our waitress was not particularly well versed in the dishes "everybody like the scallops" was not overly helpful and she was not particularly attentive to details in plating and cutlery nor overly interested in us as customers. Anyway, I would try it again but be more careful about ensuring we had enough without the overfed feeling.
Read about them in an online article as being one of the better new restaurants in the area. We were very disappointed in the unfinished décor and the average food at best(unedible shortrib). Server did a good job but just turned off by everything else. We had to pick 6pm or 9pm for our reservation but when we got there I counted 15 tables open that never filled up during our 9-10pm stay. Tells me someone is not paying attention to reservations or the hostess has too much power and doesn't want to work that hard. Too many other good places in the area.
This place does not live up to the hype. Yes, there were truly unique items on the menu, but I was constantly reminded of my grandmother from Tennessee's bacon grease jar under her sink. The famous chop salad was nothing special. I didn't get it. I asked for extra currants thinking an ingredient was missing, but that wasn't it. So, there were some crunchy things in it. Roasted pumpkin seeds are not worth a facebook page. The waiter declared I was the only one in Scottsdale who felt that way. Nice going waiter. I felt warm and fuzzy all over. I love being unque. I had the southern fried catfish with sweet potato puree and pickled ocra. Gross on the latter. The sweet potatoe was a shmear. And I felt as though I were eating catfish mcNuggets. They were little flashfried bites. The server raved about the sundae because of the caramel candy corn. And it was delicious--both bites. By the time I left the bar scene was quite the show. I happily freed up my table for someone else who had read all the wonderful Yelp reviews as had I.
Four of us went to Citizen Public House for New Years Eve dinner. It was truly amazing! The atmosphere, food, drinks, and service were excellent! Could not recommend this restaurant more and will return!