Citizen Public House

4.7
2245 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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HI
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit, love the drink and dinner menus. Great service, it has the vibe

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BB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Citizen Public House has become one of our favorite restaurants in Scottsdale. The service is excellent and the food outstanding!

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F
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, surprisingly different menu all of which was fabulous. Definitely add to you’re must dine place when in Scottsdale.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our meals was the the wrong one. They brought the correct one 20 mins later - no compensation. Poor form.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great service and food but too loud for a group of 8. We could not have any conversations except with those sitting right next to us.

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JK
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Need to pad the walls since way tooo much reverbaration noise - too loud - have to almost scream at dinner companion

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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S
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great old downtown location. Excellent service. Nice happy hour specials

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my son’s 30th birthday. The wait was short and the staff very friendly. Our server was a delight;, always attentive without being a nuisance. The food was novel (chorizo wings were awesome) and terrific. We’ll be back.

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AJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good server. Let her handle all ordering and she hit the nail in the head. Attentive. Well done

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TM
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Part of our 40th Anniversary celebration. The service was fantastic the staff was knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great time.

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AD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not going to get an appetizer...however, the waitress highly recommended the Chopped Salad before our meals.
It was AWESOME!! A definite MUST-Try!! Our evening and our Dinner was all around... delicious!!

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MJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very creative menu. Good variety with seasonal vegetables. Good wine selection. Service was outstanding.

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FR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very loud. Food wonderful as usual. Service fantastic as always .

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GF
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Citizen Public is a great gastropub in Old Town, tucked around the corner of 5th at Craftsman. Chopped salad tossed at table with salmon and a buttermilk dressing was best I’ve ever had. Size is also shareable. Pork and veal meatloaf was also shareable and outstanding. A keeper!

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AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rainbow trout was delicious! Great restaurant to take family to - there are a lot of yummy options for everyone.

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M
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came for the Stetson salad and returned the next night for the tuna crudo, special prime filet, duck fat fries and roasted cauliflower. The wine list is short but excellent. The chocolate and brownie ice cream is a standout, and we’re picky about intense flavor and creaminess (it delivers on both!)

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and drinks too. We highly recommend. Started with the bread plate and then We had scallops and buttermilk chicken. Both were great.

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B
Omaha
67 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always good -it’s a destination for us when we come to the area. This time it felt a bit more rushed and less welcoming. Our waiter wasn’t terribly knowledgeable. We’ll be back but we like to be pampered a bit!

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r
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was overpriced and mediocre. Seven dollars extra for bread speaks to the essence of poor value as does the limited menu selections . I would not return or recommend to others.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really wonderful dinner; didn’t even realize they had happy hour which is great. We had the duck (incredible) and the short ribs (fall-off-the-bone good). The dessert was possibly our favorite- glad we each got one (maple pot de creme with ginger snap). 5 stars!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for Abby’s 25 and everything was perfect

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Citizen Public House - one of my favorite spots in Old Town. Delicious food. Only negative is it’s quite noisy - but otherwise a great dining experience.

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j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service. Short ribs, duck breast, and chop salad were all outstanding. We will return whenever in town.

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RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service was excellent but it was super noisy. The music wasn't loud - it was conversation.

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SK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment is welcoming a friendly. Our table was well situated in an open window area so that we could enjoy the evening breeze and observe the bustle of the restaurant. The Amaro Meatloaf was divine ... elevated from "comfort food" to a gourmet preparation with the inclusion of veal demi-glace. The Big Ol' Lamb Shank truly lived up to it's name. It was huge, meaty, and flavorful. Our server, Kevin, was highly skilled and personable. He was able to answer all of our food preparation questions in detail, making each entree sound savory and appealing. We look forward to returning to Citizen Public House for the highly acclaimed chopped salad, as well as their other unique dishes.

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PH
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, speedy service...maybe too speedy. In and out in 45 minutes.

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RW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

If you sit at the bar, you get MUCH MUCH better service and so much LESS LESS drama from the waitstaff. I don’t want to listen to which server is sleeping with which manager or who thinks who is prettier.

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JF
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour in Scottsdale! 7 days a week, so no excuses. Half price draft beer and barrel cocktails. The salad is always a must order dish.

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TF
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The CPH delivered for me and my friends on our AZ Golf trip. The hostess reserved us the best table in the house for 8 at the open windows. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The Duck, meatloaf and short ribs were spot on.

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JW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

it's good, food and service are fine, ambiance is good, it's just not quite worth the prices they charged, it was out first visit, so maybe they were having an off night....

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M
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The meal and service was excellent. The noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation. There was also music playing on the outdoor patio, where we were seated, which was very loud.

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RO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. All the servers were good. Our waiter Brian was excellent. Food was outstanding. Been here before and could hardly wait to get back when we came to Phoenix area.

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RA
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, presentation and service were excellent. The staff was friendly and efficient and added significantly to a wonderful dining experience.

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HP
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Fabulous drinks and food spoiled by terribly loud ambience just from other diners, nearly 100dB, from hard surfaces and low ceilings. Had to shout across a table for 2 to be heard. Ears rang for hours. Only the bar is tolerable.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Justin was fabulous and food (as usual) was delicious!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very courteous, helpful, and amiable. Two of us had the blackened sea bass special and agreed it was the best meal we've had in a long time.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The barrel-aged cocktails were delicious and the bacon popcorn was decadent!

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OT
Los Angeles
157 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Loud, uncomfortable and with awful food. Wha5’s to like?

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l
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but very very loud which took away from enjoyment

The chop salad is very good as predicted

Scallops were good too

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