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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy the full menu on Christmas Eve here at Citizen Public House

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On New Year's Eve we'll be serving a three-course chef's tasting menu for $60 per guest, along with bar snacks and additional provisions available.

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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Romantic (18)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food was phenomenal! The OMFG Salad lives up to its name. And we basically licked the bowl of the Black & Tan dessert. Our other dishes were good, but those two take the cake!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Business dinner. Warned of the noise, and it was true- group gathered at front of restaurant, behind dividers. Prefer louder, vibrant to hush-hush atmosphere for a business dinner. Basic interior finish, food was very good- the pork shank was excellent. OMFG salad was very good. Had craft beer (draft). Cocktails seemed to be popular at other tables. Waitress was upbeat, fun and knowledgeable.
You can go elsewhere in Scottsdale for more creative food, or a hotter bar scene, or more upscale décor, or a fancier wine or beer list, but this place is unpretentious, pretty solid across the board. If you want quiet, go elsewhere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Montana)·Dined on June 11, 2017

My husband's scallops were prepared by an angel, my special-of-the-day, fish burrito, not so much. Service was wonderful: friendly and always there when I needed her.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The bartender's were very friendly, made a good first impression as we had a drink waiting for our table.
Food was excellent, from salad to dessert, I don't know what else you could ask for. Our server was available and knowledgeable.
A great experience, it is noisy, but that's part of the atmosphere.
Don't go here and expect to have an​intimate conversation with your table companion(s).

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I always come to Citizen House on trips to Phoenix. The chopped salad alone is worth the trip. We loved the Socialite cocktail before dinner. Of course, not a bit of the salad was left. We tried the Tuna with chia seeds for the first time and were not disappointed, except that we couldn't finish it.
We had 7:30 reservation and it wasn't crowded, but still fairly noisy. By 8 every table was filled and it was hard to hear conversation.
Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food is absolutely excellent. From the tuna to the steak tacos. The service is also friendly and accommodating, and our group of 13 was handled well. All meals came out at the same time. Some items can be a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. A little tough youngins. They have high chairs, but not a lot of items for the under-one crowd. All things considered, definitely worth a visit (and a repeat).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Pretty nice place. Wasn't crowded at all when we went. Food was good all the way around.

Now, the downside: We were sat right next to another group (2 guys and a gal). They were loud and dropping F-bombs every other word as well as talking about sexually explicit things such as sucking each other's d@&k's (the two dudes were obviously gay, Not that there's anything wrong with that). We asked to move and of course they commented loudly when we moved away. There was probably 4 tables in the whole place occupied so we could still hear them even after being moved. I'm not a prude but I don't want to hear about your sex habits and the F word every 2 seconds while I'm trying to eat my (fairly expensive) dinner...

Obviously, not the restaurants fault these people didn't have any courtesy for others but it would have been nice if the staff or manager would have asked them to clean up their conversation and lower their volume--or leave. There's no way they and the rest of the place didn't notice.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The OMFG Salad was the highlight. The rest was good but not memorable. It was also so noisy, I could barely hear the waiter. Staff was incredibly friendly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Pre-dinner cocktails were excellent and bar service - superb! Appetizers and all dinners were wonderfully prepared and our server was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was ok....noise level beyond conversational......incredibly loud. Not relaxing or enjoyable even for a party of 4.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I've been to CPH many times and have introduced it to many, many, friends, who have always introduced it to their friends. The food is delicious, the bar is outstanding and the service is excellent.

It's one of those places I always recommend because I know it's a solid choice and consistent.

If you haven't been there go. If you have, go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 29, 2017

My favorite meal while vacationing in Phoenix! Love the salad(thanks for the recipe!) and the scallops!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 29, 2017

As usual, Citizens Public House delivered on tasty food and good service. We started with their classic chopped salad, a favorite of ours. I had the short ribs, a signature dish - wasn't crazy about the sautéed greens, which were a bit tough, but the ribs were falling-apart tender, and the tart cherry BBQ sauce on the side was a perfect pairing. The parsnip puree is getting old, though. Just doesn't deliver much flavor or eye appeal. Time to rethink that.

My husband had the scallops with grits and snow pea greens, which he enjoyed. The desserts were delicious: the Black & Tan, a chocolate pot de crème with salted caramel pudding, topped by whipped cream and a little shortbread cookie, and the apple frangipane gallette. The crust on the latter was excellent. (I'm a crust snob, as my mother makes unequaled crusts - I've never had better than hers.) At least these desserts were fresh instead of tasting as though they'd been sitting in a fridge for days, as many offerings do even at higher-end restaurants.

Odd note: we asked for bread, and got three pieces for two people. Really? Multiplication table such a challenge? And instead of butter there was olive oil, which normally would have been okay, but this one had been infused with chiles, so there was much coughing and sputtering from the unexpected and rather intense heat. A little warning next time, please.

The only disappointment was the barrel-aged cocktails. They were half-price, so we tried a couple. Unfortunately, the bartender didn't use cubed ice, just regular ice-maker stuff, so the drinks were extremely watery by the time they got to the table. Major fail there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great experience, food and especially our waitress Sandra. It was a little loud for us seniors but the staff was very accommodating and moved us to a quieter booth. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Another great dining experience here! Service is always excellent, and all of the staff recommendations were perfect (burger, OMFG salad, crab cakes, and various drinks). We were a group of 4 and all enjoyed their food and drink selections as recommended by staff. Easy to make a reservation on Open Table and it was ready when we arrived. The only 2 bits of feedback: the noise level is quite high when this place begins to fill, and the bathrooms are SO dark- a little too much if you've escaped to reapply makeup or check for food in the teeth on a date! ;-) But this place is a favorite of ours and we look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I've been a long time fan of citizen however after this experience I can't say I'll be returning soon. Our martinis were SO weak I question if there was even alcohol in them. For a place with 'mixologists' I would expect they could make a dirty martini better than I can. I use to be a huge fan of their signature chopped salad is now renamed and it was mediocre at best. Fondu was cold.... pretty much a bummer of a meal. Scallops were decent but nothing spectacular.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and professional, friendly service but noisy beyond belief. Best suited to those OK with lots of noise or eat who eat early before the crowds.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great experience! Celebrating 50th anniversary. Greeted at door and taken to our table (marked with an anniversary place card) where two compementary glasses of champagne were delivered. Food was superb from appetizers to complementary dessert. Great experience!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Went for restaurant week – disappointed in the starter which was their signature house salad, and a dessert which was the black and tan. But really really enjoyed the main dish which was the scallops - they were perfect !. It was way too noisy, this is not a place to go if you want to have a conversation, and frankly I don't know if Ill return on the the strength of the scallops alone. Maybe for a drink because their drink menu was pretty outstanding and the service was wonderful.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great staff, great service, always wiling to go that extra mile and making sure everyone is satisfied; I have never left dissatisfied; its is always a memorable meal!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Outstanding food and service with a smile! Great wine suggested by our super waitress.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Citizen Public House is great food each and every time. The staff is well trained and professional. The only drawback is it can get loud so if you don't like it noisy I'd factor that in. Otherwise, a great find

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was top-notch. Worth every penny. The OMFG Salad and the Pan Seared Scallops were to die for. I was blown away at the level of prompt service. Will return again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Tried it for Restaurant Week and it is now one of our top destinations. Great food, creative menu. The best salad I've ever had on any continent (couscous, freeze dried corn, etc.). Food was excellent but bit heavier than is our preference (but we were warned). A substantial bar area so I would be hesitant to go on a weekend. But a great new find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Amazing food and services they just made the night very special for us just great time

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2017

It was my first time thanks to Restuarant week. The food was great but I can't ever recall the server asking how our meal was until the very end. He was polite but not really didn't make a great impression. It was quite loud but I would definitely go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great food and service. However, the bar is in the open dining room, that and no absorbing feature makes for a very noisy dining experience. Romantic? Not so much.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2017

This restaurant got all sorts of great reviews so I was excited to try it out. But, I was very disappointed in the atmosphere and the quality of the food. The salmon in the omfg salad was fishy tasting. The beet salad was good. The scallops were good but over-priced. And, the meatloaf was fair. We also ordered the wings and they were very dry . Perhaps it was a bad night but I would not recommend.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 22, 2017

OMFG salad is very good!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Went there with family and thoroughly enjoyed the Ling Cod and especially the OMFG salad - so fresh and tasty! Wonderful service. I would highly recommend it and look forward to returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Citizen Public House had great food and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great service until dessert, had to remind them after 15 minutes

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food and service. We visit once a year from Texas and always request Gary. He is phenomenal.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The 3 course Restaurant week deal was amazing. The OMFG salad lives up to its name and the Black & Tan was so good we went back a second night just for it.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We were here on Restaurant Week. The restaurant has a romantic vibe to it. The food and service was excellent as were the coctails. I am definitely visiting again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I don't get this place. The interior is really bland...like they had zero imagination in putting the space together. I truly disliked the furniture and design of the space.
Our waiter was decent, overall the food was good but nothing crazy. It's sort of expensive for what you get. I most likely would not go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! We had a booth which was perfect - we could enjoy the atmosphere and hear each other talk easily. The food and drinks were fantastic - the bread pudding to die for! Truly a treat. Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was our third time here. Food is consistently excellent. It was restaurant week and the scallops were a feature. They were amazing!! Possibly the best scallops I've ever eaten. The OMFG salad also fabulous!! We had their handcrafted cocktail that contained gin and cucumber, super yummy and refreshing! The only thing that was less than wonderful this last visit was service. We had a female server for the first time ever here and I felt we were considerably under served compared to previous visits, as well as to those around us. She didn't introduce herself and really wasn't as helpful in describing the menu as I could overhear other diners being served by their servers. Other than that the experience was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Excellent food & top notch service.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great food and the service was wonderful. Very knowledgeable waiter who gave excellent recommendations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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