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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy the full menu on Christmas Eve here at Citizen Public House

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On New Year's Eve we'll be serving a three-course chef's tasting menu for $60 per guest, along with bar snacks and additional provisions available.

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

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Romantic (18)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

The chopped salad was perfect, the pastrami was spectacular, and the lamb was exquisite. Our server Ryan was helpful and attentive, would recommend to friends and family. Not a bad value either. We will be back the next time we’re in Phoenix!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Highly overrated. Food was not great and the host was extremely rude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was delicious best food since we arrived
I had Albacore Starters it was excellent! I am a fussy foodie it was outstanding
Scallops were delicious
Burrata was great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our meal overmuch. Lots of good things to choose from and they were delicious. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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 :)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I always recommend Citizen Public House, it’s always delicious, creative and foodie friendly. And love their craft cocktails and so much more. We had a great time and my clients loved it too!

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was too noisy inside to have a conversation without shouting. Unless I can sit outside, I won’t go back even tho the food was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was okay. Very noisy

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The OMG Salad is a MUST. We split one and that will not happen again. Lol

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Memorable meals every time! Always have to start with their famous salad. Entrees were outstanding. Can’t wait to go back! Love the cocktails. Very creative and tasty!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of our favorite places for a special occasion or to impress out of town guests. The food is always outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waiter Paul made the entire experience incredible.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Ultimate comfort food. The food was excellent. The scallops and polenta is to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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