Benjamin's

4.7
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
An intimate, immersive dining experience featuring shareable chef plates paired with pétillant naturel wines and classic cocktails.

Located in the upstairs speakeasy above
Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmy3kinder
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

They were out of the “main” dish by 7:30. Basically just appetizers. What we ate was fine, but this was a birthday dinner and it was supposed to be special and a full meal. Stick with CPH.

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DylandW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re seeking out privacy, ambience, and quality cocktails, wine, and cuisine, you’re choosing the right place! The experience was properly proportioned to price and I’ll be returning some night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love it here and will go here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the menu although limited, we sampled quite a few things a enjoyed it all. Service was great!

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LaurieN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect restaurant! I loved the idea of going to a separate entrance upstairs to the restaurant. Our waitress was the best! So helpful, kind, and attentive. The food was unique and delicious along with the drinks and choice of wines. It was a special occasion for my sisters birthday and I would definitely go back when visiting Scottsdale.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and Margaret the server was very attentive as well as the Chef.
Intimate lighting and coziness makes this place a perfect date spot.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and unique experience above Citizen Public House!

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ELLAT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely go back. The food was great. The fried chicken melted in your mouth. The drinks were well made. The waiter - Scotty was a super guy and gave us his undivided attention the whole evening. It was very romantic and a good place to just have drinks and small plates.

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Super cool setting - intimate, I feel safe with COVID because there are only a few tables. They serve natural wines!!! A++++ The food is good- I would like to see Benjamin’s switch up their menu a little more because the menu is small- the menu more or less has stayed the same the 3 times I’ve been. But I still keep coming because of the setting and service!

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Nate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service friendly and prompt. Neat location and overall concept. Drinks left much to be desired. $15 for a classic rum cocktail that only filled half the glass was disappointing.

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vipSB888
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for cocky and heavy appetizers...great service and the fried chicken is fabulous.

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vipLizM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent stuff. Have always loved Citizen Public House and was excited to try this new concept. It's located upstairs in Citizen Public House (their former private event space), and is very intimate and relaxed. But more importantly, all the food was phenomenal. Lots of flavor and sophisticated, but without being overworked. Service was also fantastic with great cocktails, as you'd expect since they are a part of Citizen Public House.

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twood
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our first time & will definitely go again. Good food, nice atmosphere. We really enjoyed the natural wines.

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Wendy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Benjamin's and highly recommend it. Very small (only 22 chairs) and intimate but not isolating. Comfortable seating, warm and welcoming. It lived up to their description of an "upstairs" speakeasy with great small plates and cocktails. We really enjoyed talking to our server and chef Benjamin when he stopped by to chat. We will definitely tell all our friends (that are willing to go to Scottsdale from Gilbert) and hope to return very soon!!

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DanielP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new restaurant! Loved the small but quaint vibe and good music. Our waiter Scotty was awesome and we got to meet Benjamin as well which was a nice surprise. The food was fantastic as expected! We will definitely be back.

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duxd
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambianvce is amazing but the food choices are so limited. Everyone was craving the downstairs menu

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andreaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night. You get what you pay for with food quality. The oysters were exceptional. Alex was an amazing server.

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vipSunTide14
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The ceviche and shrimp cocktail were solid, but the fried chicken was genuinely terrible. Deeply disappointing for a venue “specializing” in fried chicken!

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CaseyP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place! Felt fairly limited on choices though

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AhaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome set up and menu for an intimate experience with great wine pairings!

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BenitaS
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room is fabulous, cozy and intimate. Love the furnishings. Great personal service by friendly staff. Cocktails rock! Food is excellent and creatively presented.

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Allison
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our experience at Benjamin’s! Delicious cocktails, knowledgeable staff, and amazing natural sparkling wines (if you know, you know). Great date night vibes.

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vipLeeeee
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The space and ambience was nice. The food was good I thought it could have been better. I didn’t like all the empty glassware and dirty dishes That were left on the table For long periods of time after we were finished. I also didn’t like that there was not descriptions of the cocktails. Asking the server to explain every single one was annoying

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MattM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet, intimate, special and unique experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night at Benjamin’s Upstairs! The natural Prosecco was delicious as was the prickly pear ceviche. The service was incredible. We will absolutely be back soon!

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Billy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the goodbye, everything was exceptional. The fried chicken is an absolute must! We ate our way thru the whole menu and it was 🔥. The Natural Wine list has something for everyone. The Rosé was delicious as well as the traditional Daiquiri. Will be back very soon!

FAQs

Benjamin's is rated 4.7 stars by 26 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.