Citizen Public House

4.7
2813 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

  • Valentine's Day Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner

    $60.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Grab your special someone, or your girlfriends and join us on Valentine's Day for a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Sweetheart Dinner! Featuring all of your Citizen Public House favorites and new ones to be discovered. $60++ per person with delicious add-on's available.
What 2813 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food, highly recommended

JG
JulieG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this restaurant and it was amazing! Be sure your meal includes the duck fat popcorn and the scallops!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible, drinks were definitely weak & took some time to get out, but great taste as always

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for a once a week dinner with neighbor. First time visit and we found the food and service excellent. I will be sharing my experience with friends and family. Looking forward to another visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Cocktails were deliciously hand crafted. We had The World’s End and the short ribs.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. From the food, service and the drinks. Will be back!

AO
vipAnnO
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The filet was very flavorful, short ribs were ok. Love the chopped salad. The only complaint was the bread pudding. Not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was an amazing host. His service was appreciated.

K
Kayla
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner was good but it felt slightly rushed as the server indicated he couldn't bring the first course of the NYE dinner without putting in the order for our second course as well. He still brought them out before we ordered our second course, kindly, but we were expecting a little more relaxed dining experience for a 3 course meal.

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IsabellaT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as well as the service. Had a great time!

TM
TikaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought the entire family here which included kids(8,14,16) and 3 adults, including a gluten-free senior. Lots of options for gluten-free dietary needs. The happy hour here is a great value with a variety of appetizers, cocktails, mocktails, and wine for the whole family to enjoy. The service was attentive, polite, unhurried, and welcoming. We know the food here is excellent and even during this COVID time, it didn't fall short. Bourbon cocktails were delicious! Distancing measures were appropriate. Tables were well spaced, the staff and other diners were compliant with masking, and hand sanitizer was available right at the entrance. I appreciated that they had an online and paper format available for the menus. We will definitely be back.

AZ
AZnat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & consistent.
We had both seafood options and the crab cakes. By far, the most fair priced fine dining in PHX metro that absolutely delivers in quality.

LD
vipLadiesDinner
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside in Dec - patio is tiny so go a little early if you want to be outside for safety. Service was awesome, great kids menu options and as always, the chopped salad is a reason to go. Cocktails were spot on. Bacon popcorn is good if you like bacon A LOT... Otherwise a touch too heavy. Ways love this spot!

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ShariZ
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will eat here again. Excellent service, great food, ample portions and a fun atmosphere in a lively area of Scottsdale. So glad to see they opened another location (slightly different menu) near 20th St. and Camelback. Nice job everyone!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. The bacon popcorn is a must!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table was not ready, I did show up 10 minutes early, they told me I could sit at the bar or the high top table in the corner, I asked how long until a table would be ready, the hostess told me “I do not have a crystal ball” I left

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vipKeithF
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! This visit was our annual Christmas dinner before photos with Santa and grandkids at Fashion Square

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were incredible. Drink selection is huge. Very friendly staff. Ambiance is perfect for a nice dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Delicious food! Loved the Brussels sprouts and the fondue

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local spots! So delicious!

MH
MattH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great drinks, and great food. I wish their menu had more variety, but overall I would recommend this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to citizen it’s amazing. The food is always fantastic and the ambiance is perfect.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, definitely get the Chopped Salad.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great environment. It can be a little noisy but other than that, fantastic!

FB
FranB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great spot with excellent food, cocktails and great service, this is the place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are amazing

JR
JordanR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - chopped salad is seriously AMAZING.

CD
vipClassicDiner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience for date night.

BB
vipBBCHI
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their food. Choices somewhat limited. Lots of space for social distancing. Doors open for airflow. Kids can get buttered noodles or hamburger if they don't like anything on the menu.

EK
vipErinK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were exceptional- highly recommend

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vipAlan
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food. Fantastic service - ask for Scott!!!

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vipStephenS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our 1st time here, the four of us loved it. will be back.

CR
CathyR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice anniversary date there! Wait staff was extremely attentive without being too up in our grill. Wonderful night!

JA
JARM
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After months of holding out, we had an extremely enjoyable evening thanks to our server, Scott, and the calming atmosphere presented at Citizen Public House. For a restaurant that has always been very much in demand, they really have the social distancing figured out and we felt very safe there amidst the ongoing pandemic. As usual, the food was perfect and it was accompanied by mellow music that gave way to good conversation. Beautiful evening considering we really needed a long-awaited treat!

AB
AdorableBadass
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A must for the salad alone! If you haven’t had their signature chopped salad you are missing out. My friend came to town and her one true desire while visiting was to eat this salad. It comes with Israeli CouCous but I have always subbed cucumber...so amazing! The scallops and grits were well executed and enjoyed by all. We also have the buttermilk chicken with mushroom risotto and broccolini. The chicken was good. Soaked in buttermilk and grilled with the skin on. The skin was caramelized and crispy and delicious! My only complaint was the broccollini. It must have been finished with salt as that’s the only thing I tasted when I bit in.

I have come here three times in the past year and each time Sierra has been our server. She makes the experience all the better with her kind and cheerful disposition.

One note on the drinks. We were told they make a killer martini. If you like it dirty, and we like it filthy, maybe ask for the olive juice on the side. It tasted like we were drinking straight olive juice! Alas, I am spoiled by my SO...his martini is perfection

MK
MaryK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bacon fat popcorn is amazing as were the scallops

SJ
vipSJSICI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and very safe and comfortable feeling during this pandemic.

MG
MrsG1
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour!
Scallops are delicious, but pricey...
Service outstanding....
Extensive Wine List

CE
ChicagoEater
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience for the Scottsdale area. We would definitely go back!

FAQs

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

Citizen Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 2813 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.