Permanently Closed - Citizen

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314 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour:
(Monday)2:30-10:00pm
(Tuesday - Friday) 2:30p - 7p

Lunch:
(Monday - Friday) 12p - 3pm

Dinner:
(Monday-Saturday) 5pm-10:00pm


Sunday: closed
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Phone number
(310) 402-5885
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Seth Greenburg
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Private party facilities
At Citizen's, we love to throw a good party. Host your next event with us. We can accommodate groups up to 225 in our private dining room, main dining room, bar and open-air lounge. Our space is perfect for schmoozing, boozing, making deals or any other shenanigans – appropriate or otherwise.
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Private party contact
Private Event Manager: (310) 402-5885
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Catering
We're available for off-site catering for parties of any size. Contact us for more infromation.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilshire
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for Lunch, and Dinner
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TL
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Terrible food.

d
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

S
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our cheddar biscuits. Drinks were flavorful and fun.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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...

L
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed w friends so sad it’s closed

G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

SB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DB
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

TG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

LL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

VS
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

P
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Y
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

BS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KC
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

s
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

J
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

SB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

CG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

BU
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Dining, great service by Michael. Thank you.

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