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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
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
Citizens Public House's open floor plan, wrapped around a central bar, clearly emphasizes its talent in specialty cocktails. The restaurant's house made bitters and original concoctions are top rate. I'd highly recommend the Mezcacillin, with it's smoked agave syrup and blend of mezcal & tequila. Yum! The atmosphere is welcoming - with high, wood beamed ceilings and intimate lighting. Our service was great, very attentive and attuned. The restaurant does lean heavily into meats - with lots of fat backs & bacon laced options. If you're vegetarian you'll find the pickings very slim. Although super tasty, and well prepared, the portion sizes can be quite small, at a premium price. So be prepared. Loved my scallops. But three scallops for $30 was a little on the steep side. Overall, I would recommend Citizen's Public house for an wonderful evening out.
I don't know what happened with the food quality here, but it used to be SO much better! The service was amazing as always, but the food just was ok. If I'm going to go out for a meal like this, I'd rather head over to the Gladly, the food there is amazing there, which is why I'm so confused on what it's lacking here compared to there. Even the blue cheese stuffed olives for the dirty martinis didn't taste as good... they were more soggy or something. It was a little bit of a bummer, but that's ok, we still have the Gladly so we will divert there next time :)
Service is great and we had the best crab cakes and risotto I can remember having! Great food and atmosphere. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, came at the right time and when we finished dinner just let us sit and relax without coming around to make us feel like we needed to go. A must go to if you’re in town!
Simply amazing. The scallops and short ribs main dishes were superb. Don’t miss the Noble bread and radish jam. Outstanding. We had a terrific sever Robby. Cosmopolitan drink was freshly made and delicious. Menu provides something for every palate. Loved our dinner! A bit on the noisy side but still able to converse.
Got the filet tacos which were not too bad. The flatbread seemed old, the tzitziki was oily and not very flavorful and the hummus was not very good either. 4 of us tried it, including a chef and a couple good cooks and they all agreed.
Drinks were good, and the seating was good.
Paper covering on dining room tables is a bit inconsistent with the general feel of the place and town. Seemed cheap.
So, decent tacos, bad flatbread, 7 drinks
At $114, is not my idea of money well spent.
Such a great dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Our cocktails were creative and complex. The restaurant was clean and had just the right lighting level. The banquet seating wasn't too close like you normally find it. The menu was just the length with the right amount of variety but not too much. Our food was fresh, perfectly seasoned, and well presented. Overall it was a very ideal experience, no complaints here!
Ate at Citizen's Public House while in Phoenix for a conference. My wife and I enjoyed the specialty drinks, and the ambience: nice buzz of conversation, could still hear each other across the table, background music low enough that conversations not competing with music to be heard. And the food was incredible!
Terrific food in a lively setting with a very creative and delicious cocktail list to boot. The appetizer salad (presented in beautiful 'stripes', then mixed at the table) and the scallops were standouts on the solid side while tobacco-infused bitters made the Manhattan a memorable liquid part of the evening. Server was knowledgeable and fun at the same time.
Food was hit or miss. We had 2 appetizers. Only one, the fondue, was good. The cauliflower burrata was strange. Cold pasty cauliflower, we barely ate it. Chopped salad is the best thing on the menu. Scallops were good, the greens served with it were bitter and like leather. Same thing for the short ribs. Short ribs were good, but the greens were uneatable. Waiter never said anything, even though he saw we did not touch them. Won't go back.
Visiting from SF and staff at Scottsdale Andaz recommended citizens for our anniversary dinner. Took great care of us. The Cobb salad is worth the hype. My wife had scallops that were perfect. I ordered the meatloaf - as a rule, I order meatloaf if the chef has the chutzpah to put it on the menu. It too was perfect. We will be going back.
My husband's pork shank was very cured and salty. I ordered sword fish and it was bland. My daughter's scallop was ok. She ate the scallop but didn't finish all the trimmings; I guess it wasn't that delicious enough for her to "lick the plate". Waiter Paul was great! Service was excellent. We just weren't impressed with the foods. Unfortunately, this was our first time and will be our last. For $257 price tag dinner for four, we could spend it somewhere else for a more satisfying meal.
This was our 2nd time to Citizen's Public House. What we did differently was sit inside the restaurant instead of the patio. My husband had great difficulty hearing the conversation so we will sit outside when we return. Food and service were great as usual. Thanks!
The food was excellent and the only downsides were that the noise level was ridiculously loud and the wine list mediocre. We had to shout over the noise to have a conversation with our friends. There needs to be some sort of acoustic padding installed to absorb some of the noise. Other than this, we always have a great meal here.
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