Citizen Public House

4.6
3074 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Experiences

  • NYE Three-Course Pre-Fixe Menu

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us on New Year's Eve to enjoy our 3-course prix-fixe chef's tasting menu for $60++ per guest starting at 4pm. Choose from our most popular dishes, plus some extra oyster bar add-ons and other tasty plates to share! ONLY OUR TASTING MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3074 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious salad! Hubby had meat loaf and liked it too. Happy hour great for half price spa and really good wine! A bit loud and looked like they were missing some servers but they pulled it off!

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AnneG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Agrt360guy
Munich
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very enjoyable. A super good time and delicious food.

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Elisha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Citizen Public House. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I have a lot of dietary issues and our waitress was so kind and patient with all of my questions and she didn't hesitate to find out what ingredients where in each item I wanted. The ambiance was very nice, however, we thought it was a little too dark in the restaurant. All in all, it was a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for work dinner or fun outing with friends.

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vipValerieW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very loud, but good energy. Food and service was good.

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vipgoodstuff
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meatloaf is fantastic. Drinks are great. We loved it

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CharlotteV
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner on the patio before a show. The branzino and the chicken were both on point! The old town area had great vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little bit noisy but everything else was excellent

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly service, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere!

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vipRussellM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

$50.00 for a dozen tiny poor quality oysters?
I don't think so.

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susanw
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was well prepared and very flavorful. Loud and hard to hear each other but it was Sat night. Would have liked a more extensive menu. Outstanding waitress and service by all was excellent

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David
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. My wife has celiac disease so I made a special request to CPH to prepare her food in a clean space to reduce the risk of cross contamination with any items that could potentially make her sick. They happily complied and we had a wonderful experience. We’ve come to this restaurant for many years and will continue to do so.

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CoriC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary was great. Burrata was the star of the show. So much flavor. Cocktail of the week was also so great. We had the short ribs and scallops, which were both amazing. If I did it again I’d skip the dessert but just because we were so full from everything else. It really was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the meatloaf and it was exceptional!!! Great sauce on it.
The scallops where cooked perfectly. The portion was a little small but I don’t care about that if it’s cooked correctly.
The waiter was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I think that this restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. The food was mediocre and the service is terrible.

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MaureenM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food. A little loud for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was superb. Service—not so good yet I noticed the staff had many tables to attend to.

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KeithH
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Very noisy restaurant. Service was poor. Waiter came to the table without a hello or a name. Expected drink and food order in the first visit. Food came and had to ask for our drink order. Getting drink refills took some work. Dessert wasn’t offered but had to be asked for. We were in and out of the restaurant in an hour so we weren’t overstaying our time. Not a place I would return.

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StephanieP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out. Celebrating anniversary and all the staff acknowledged and made it extra special.
Great food and drinks!!

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Grnfox
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Bartenders were friendly and engaging. Great energy on a Friday night. Def will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went for our anniversary. Everything was perfect! Our server made great recommendations and was very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious! They made us feel very special on our special night. We’ll definitely be back.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Noise level was way over the top. We had a table of 4 and could not even have a conversation with our friends.

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vipCherylL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Gary was great!

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AndyM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food, server was inattentive and down right rude. We will not be back.

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
100 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was good, service good, ambiance poor

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vipAustin
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Was way too loud to have a conversation at the table.

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vipDanielC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and specialty drinks. We recommend the meatloaf and scallop dishes as well as the bread pudding dessert. Service was friendly and helpful, but the waiter was overloaded and couldn’t spend time checking on us between the necessary drink order, food order, food ok?, check. It’s a lively we’ll-healed crowd across the age spectrum. The interior is a large space with good table spacing and a high-end central bar. This leads to a noisy environment that would be a put-off if intimate conversation is your desire.

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vipMaryV
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chopped salad and seated scallops are a must.

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vipTDarlin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We arrived earlier than our reservation time and we sat at the bar while waiting. The bar tender helped us pick out a bottle of wine with a taste sample and we ended up staying at the bar. We had exceptional service and the Branzino was delicious! I have Celiac and he was very helpful in accomodating my needs! So nice to have dinner ordering go smoothly! Thank you, it was a very pleasant dining experience! I would highly recommend!

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GregoryM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Compliments to the chef and wait staff. Everything was great. Noise level is high so not the place if you’re looking for a quiet dinner otherwise highly recommend.

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leiainaz
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, the chopped salad is so good!! Also delicious branzino and short ribs!! Chicken was a bit dry and flavorless, but everything else was so good, we'll overlook the chicken. The service was the best!! Cannot wait to return sometime soon!

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Amanda
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad was amazing! Get it. Seriously, I would go back just for the salad.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, service, everything was sooo good! We had the meatballs, chopped salad, short ribs, chicken, whiskey bread pudding - everything was to die for. One of our new favorite spots!

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vipSuzyQ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant generously provided a glass of bubbly rose for our anniversary.

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AZBlondie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service was outstanding, and the cocktails were really good, but the noise level was off the charts. We couldn't even hear the people at our table, and my husband had to plug one of his ears because his ear drum was buzzing. The food is ok...kind of odd combinations; for example, corn on a hamburger isn't something we're dying to have again, and the whiskey bread pudding was more bread than pudding. That being said, the meatloaf was the winner of all of the meals.

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EllenV
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week experience

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vipFoodieLV
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ~ wonderful dinner! Questionable dessert?! Everything else was soooo good that the dessert does not detract from our review. Best chopped salad ever. Scallops cooked perfectly. Kind, thoughtful wait staff. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Wonderful service!

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vipMarshaF
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, food & service!

FAQs

Citizen Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 398-4208.

Citizen Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 3074 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.