Permanently Closed - Citizen

4.4
314 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Citizen is a social dining experience featuring a New American menu created by Chef Seth Greenburg, highlighting the global flavors of LA. Our bar program draws inspiration from iconic 1960s Americana and features transportive tiki cocktails and irreverent straightforward drinks. The interior of the restaurant hints at the rebellious style and glamour of 1960s Beverly Hills. As the former location of celebrity tailor Jack Taylor, the restaurant echoes a bespoke sense of quality that feels suited to every guest. Adding to the atmosphere is a large open-air lounge and fire pit that plays host to the evening’s cocktail party, which starts early and goes all night long.

They say if you spend enough time in a particular restaurant or bar, you become a citizen there. We look forward to welcoming you.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
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vipTLVIVIAN
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was nearly empty but noisy as they had a private Christmas function.
They should have told us when we mad the reservation

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MattW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, although perhaps a little on the pricey side for what it is (our food-only bill for 3 came to $200, whereas I would have expected around $150-$160), fun atmosphere, smart-casual dress and ambiance. The brussel sprouts are amazing, and their banana split is a heart-attack waiting to happen, but soooo good! :)

We had a really relaxed, excellent birthday dinner, and were there for about 2.5 hours, which was exactly what we were after - no rush, loads of great food, fun vibe. I'd recommend this place to anybody.

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vipLuvnewspots
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Terrible food.

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vipdynamite
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

have been for drinks before and always wanted to try it for dinner. VERY disappointed. The most limited menu I have ever seen in a restaurant of this size. And the items they do have are very strange. My friend ordered a Caesar salad for her entree as she could not find anything else that appealed to her. I had a mezze appetizer and a noodle dish with a limited amount of sirloin beef that was very mediocre, as was the appetizer and Caesar. Very limited wine list by the glass as well. Certainly with all the other choices within a 2 block walking distance, I cannot imagine this place will stay open much longer, unless they totally revamp the menu and get a new chef.

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Sarah
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our cheddar biscuits. Drinks were flavorful and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good but just a tad pricey. Decor was cool and comfortable. Server was awesome.

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vipAlexK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food choices are good, but they are not tasty. Chef needs to take it up a notch in adding more flavors in every dish. Making sure quality inn number 1 - after all this is in Beverly Hills on Canon and the are definitely much better food on the she strip....
Our waiter/servers did a great job...

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vipLovepaso
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed w friends so sad it’s closed

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Gabriel
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quintessential LA dining experience. The food was fantastic, service was impeccable, and our group sat at the couches around the fireplace. I would return gladly!

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SherryB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love this place! It's busy enough to feel alive, but quiet enough for conversation. The food is interesting and well prepared and tasty. It's comfortable, friendly, and well-located. Go!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. The electricity went out and they didn’t charge us for dinner :-)

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DarrenB
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service, great ambience - well worth a visit

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TanjaG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The biscuits are outstanding. The cheddar are a must. The brussel sprouts are wonderful as well.
We had the steak frites which was delicious and the steak was prepared perfectly.
Only negative is the dessert chocolate bread pudding was "meh". They need a solid chocolate dessert. It was the same thing the last time we went.
If they nailed the desserts it would be an all around perfect meal.

MA
vipMARJANEHH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The restaurant was half empty. Food was ok but nothing to write home about. Service was ok .
Not much happening in the restaurant

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vipLisaL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really like this restaurant. We were there on a Saturday evening and it was unusually slow but that worked in our favor as the noise level was good and the service quite attentive. The food is quite good. I like that we can share three or four plates and have lots of delicious food without being stuffed to the gills. We had the cheddar biscuits which are served with a chive butter and smokey honey. I LOVE these! We also has the tuna tacos and the farotto as well as a yummy apple dessert. I will definitely be back.

TM
vipTMcD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, pleasant and attentive staff and DOG FRIENDLY (outside)! We will definitely be back!

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Felipe
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambiance and service were all okay. But the food wasn’t very hot and the tacos weren’t worth $22. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing.

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vipVerySpecialPlace
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive and the food was delicious. Best burger I've had in a long time. Also the brussels sprouts were fantastic. The guacamole is a must have. Coming back whenever I can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious! My brother was in town from NYC and was very pleased with his experience!

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ShaniC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great i wish they had more vegan or vegrtairn options in the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Heard good things but not real impressed with my lunch. I had a grilled chicken sandwich which was more bun and lettuce than it was chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant surprise on every level - I am already working on my next trip back! The burger and tacos were off the charts. The fondue and smashed avocado were equally excellent.

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vipStephen
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Attentive service. Tasty food. Comfortable environment.

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KenR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, from bussers to servers to management. Great drinks and a wide variety of food.

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vipPmc2
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is incredible. You are greeted with a smile, no attitudes, all very down to earth good people. This is foodie heaven, I sampled a bunch of small plates. It was hard to pick a favorite! Can't wait to go back. Awesome happy hour.

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vipYenabren
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great atmosphere. We did DineLA and everyone liked their meals and the value but look forward to coming back for personal choice.

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vipBSully
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation and delicious food and drinks. Outdoor ambiance is nice too

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richfx
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner, the service was good and the food was very nice. One note is the the first glass of wine is super small and the second is larger which I can only assume is a way of getting you to buy two glasses! (This happened twice so not just a one off)

Overall great and would return for sure

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service were exceptional. We decided to try them before a play and we were not let down.

SS
vipSarahS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and we were treated very kind. Our server was fabulous. We will definitely be back.

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vipKenCanPhotos
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food great service & a great ambience at this place called Citizen ! I am definitely a Citizen of Citizen !

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vipMostafa
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a limited food menu but they are all fantastic.

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LauraK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Patio is pretty and appealing. Made a res with a note to be seated outside. Got seated in the empty indoor space and my date didn’t know to ask for outside, so it was basically like being a reality show—date in an EMPTY restaurant.

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vipsusie144
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was pretty disappointed in this dining experience. First, I had planned to meet my friend at 11:45am so we would have more time. I had even called and mentioned this and was NOT informed that the restaurant doesn't even open until noon time, which is really odd in beverly hills (or anywhere for that matter) so we were standing outside and nearly went somewhere else to eat. After we ordered, we were told that their biscuits would be another 15 minutes (they should have given these to us for this mess up on the kitchens part) and they certainly worth a $9 price point....that was absurd! the tuna in my salad was overcooked and honestly, did not taste good, like it was a lower grade tuna, so that was off-putting. and finally, when the bill came, and I put my credit card down more than 10 minutes came by and I finally had to wave someone down to take the payment. Also, I had received coffee and was never offered a 2nd cup, which I thought was also pretty poor.

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Diner7
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were there at an off-hour, so the place was quite loosely populated. Nevertheless, the hostess seated us at a booth right next to another party. Thankfully, they were not overly loud, but there was plenty of space to seat us another booth away from them.

The food was delicious, the plates beautifully composed, and the service excellent!

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vipJoseph
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good, farm to table food, but service could be a little bit better.

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SherryB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The service couldn't be sweeter or more unobtrusively attentive. The food is solid, though I would like a few more fresh options - but everything I've ever eaten here has been terrific. The drinks are good. The wine list is small but reasonable and no stinkers. There are 3 distinct areas: bar, outdoor patio, and dining room. All are busy but not overwhelming, with a good buzz but not so loud that you have to shout. One of my favorite spots in BH!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat on the patio because the interior was so incredibly noisy. There were no more than 5 groups of patrons indoors, but the music was just blasting. Very unpleasant.

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CathyG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Citizen three times and each time has been a unique and enjoyable experience. Their craft cocktails, appetizers and staff are all amazing.

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vipBobU
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dining, great service by Michael. Thank you.

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