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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
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.
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 anintimate conversation with your table companion(s).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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