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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.

7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 Days a Week:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (midnight Fri & Sat)

Cross Street:
Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 398-4208

Website:
http://www.citizenpublichouse.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is a cinch with street parking, the S/W lot or nearby parking structure.

Executive Chef:
Bernie Kantak

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Special Occasion (33)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Groups (28)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Happy Hour (20)
Casual (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Business Meals (15)
Fun (15)
Romantic (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Organic (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff goes out of their way to make a great experience for customers. The food and drinks are consistently very good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

If they’d what is the best we had in Scottsdale. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of what we have. Love forward to the next time we’re in town to try again

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·Dined 5 days ago

All of our dinners were prepared perfectly. The ambiance was amazing. I highly recommend this delectable dining room. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was very thoughtful and tasty. Gary took care of us in magnificent and magnanimous fashion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Beautiful ambiance. I loved the elevated comfort foods on the menu. Such a twist on the traditional ingredients. The Manhattan had a smoke flavor like nothing we have tried before. There were many things we wanted but did not have the room to try.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very nice dinner, interesting menu, good food, very good service, good value. Will go again the next time we are in Scottsdale.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I was about a half hour late due to traffic but they were able to show us right to a table. Food was great as was the service and drinks. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server was absent almost the entire meal. Very frustrating. Food was good though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

For being half full, the restaurant was way too loud (impossible to maintain conversation) and the food lacked a defined flavor profile. This was not the experience we were expecting.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was spot on and so was the food! Another great dinner at Citizen Public House!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The meatloaf entree at Citizen is one of the best I have ever had! Service was great and food excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brought my wife for her birthday. Other than the very loud atmosphere it was a great experience. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, great service.
Very loud. Hard to have a conversation

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a really great anniversary dinner! It was my bf's first time going there and he loved every single thing about the restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great vibe, great food, great service...ask for Paul. Perfect for date night!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was excellent. Scallops were amazing, chicken was a nice light dish. Overall best resturant in Scottsdale!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed with the short ribs, overlooked and tough

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Popular local scene. Good food, upscale crowd. Area is popular with locals and tourists but parking can be tough so give yourself extra time to make your reservation. Famous for their salad but be aware that it is deconstructed. It is then tossed at table. It's a heavy salad that can serve a few people. Make sure you like all the ingredients, there are some unusual ones.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

good food, good service, a bit pricey but not too bad, always enjoy it here whether it be for dinner or happy hour.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server, Gary, was super attentive and helpful, especially as one of our party had a food allergy to order around. Happy hour is always great and dinner is delicious! One of our favorite places.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The ambiance was amazing, a nicely lit building, with an odd, yet eccentric musical choice!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Try the chopped salad. Yum!

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal! Have come here for our anniversary multiple times and always have a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Management obviously doesn't think people noise level is high enough, so they keep the Musak high.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was an AZ Restaurant Week pick and one that we will NOT be repeating!!! Nuff said.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was delicious. The service was outstanding - attentive, helpful but not overbearing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was outstanding....Service Sucked. The server ruined our night...the food made it a break even!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great spot. We are repeat customers and love this spot. Highly recommend to others. Great happy hour specials.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We chose Citizen Public House for restaurant week and could NOT have been happier with our selection! The food and service was excellent. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the cool breeze as we ate. Lovely evening all round. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here dozens of times and we took friends here Ron Dallas. Everyone loved it and as always the seevice was spot on.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Second time here, sorry had to do the meatloaf again! Attentive service, not as loud as the last time, probably because they opened the doors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome experience! Loved the food and atmosphere. Love how the restaurant opens to outside so there is both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Tags: Fun
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