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Citizen – Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN

Citizen – Saint Paul

3.8
3.8
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Citizen, located within the iconic InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel, offers an alluring dining and social atmosphere. It's a perfect setting to connect, celebrate, or simply unwind in the heart of Minnesota's charming capital city.

Taste exquisitely prepared New American dishes that evolve with the seasons. Highlights include the Bison Tacos, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, and Brown Butter Walleye. Citizen's menu is deliberately diverse and approachable, also offering small plates for sharing and go-to comfort foods - all perfectly paired with thoughtfully curated cocktails and locally crafted beers. So, whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, we aim to provide a unique, elevated experience in a warm and welcoming space.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (651) 605-0190
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Native/Indigenous
  • Executive chef
    Mark Lowman
  • Catering
    A unique event deserves a unique location, and Citizen at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront delivers. Our downtown hotel features several rooms with inspiring views of the Mississippi River, excellent on-site catering services and the latest audio/visual equipment—all to help make your event a flawless success.
  • Private party facilities
    Citizen offers a variety of private spaces, The Lounge, The Parlor Room, and The Capitol Room. Each with its own unique quality to host your event. (space is subject to availability) For inquiries or to reserve your space, please contact us at (651) 605-0190 or email citizen@intercontinentalstp.com
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Paul
  • Cross street
    Wabasha Street and Kellogg Blvd
  • Parking details
    Both valet and attached covered garage are available.
  • Public transit
    Light Rail Train System, One block from the Metro Transit Green Line.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Lively

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

402 Reviews
  1. TheUnrefinedPalate

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty but badly overpriced food, wine is roughly 5 times retail value

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  2. LindseyT

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a delightful surprise! The food was delicious - we had wings, burgers, steak and salad and we liked all of them. Our server was solicitous and delightful. Since I was staying at the Intercontinental, it was wonderfully convenient.

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  3. JasmineM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great date night with friends after a concert at Xcel

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  4. EmilyO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Recently booked a reservation for a post holiday friends gathering. The place was dead (we didn’t realize it was a hotel restaurant…?), the service was meh, the ambiance kinda sterile. It was a fine time thanks to the company, but the food was also meh. Would not go again unless for m event organized for work or something where I was required/encouraged to go.

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  5. NanaBikes

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very accommodating. We had a nice leisurely dinner.

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  6. DavidH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu was changed without posting online. Very limited. Server said no bar until 2, no coffe available either, and when asked for root beer, said no too, but didn’t explain their were other drink choices than water as we watched the table next to us served pop. Didn’t ask if we wanted anything else, just gave us the bill. Sub par food, not good service. Server said no many times.

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  7. KariT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The only star I'm giving to this restaurant's food is for the french fries. My $10 8oz. mocktail consisted of Ginger Ale and a splash of Fever Tree garnished with a lime. My $14 shrimp toast consisted of baby shrimp that had to have come from a can atop tiny pieces of crusty bread that seemed days old. The $14 cheese curds should have been half the price. And the burger was barely mediocre. The only thing pleasant was the staff. I do not recommend Citizen.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    very limited menu & seemed a bit pricy for what was offered. Example 'soup of the day $12. When I asked what it was, chicken wild rice was the answer... when I ordered I was told it was beef vegetable... when it was served (as it was set down in front of me) I was told it's just vegetable... How is that considered OK ?

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff good food!!! Helpful suggestions!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ahead of a concert, it’s always busy but our waitress Karen was attentive and helpful when the bar was short on our first beverage choice.

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  11. KarenW

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! Our servers were friendly and fun!

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  12. JamesP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, not a cheap meal. The service was excellent.

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  13. Sara

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a nice, chill visit with a very personable server. The food was delicious and the drinks were well made.

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  14. CollyKay

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was acceptable, not fabulous. I had the wild rice soup that had more white rice than wild, and very soft vegetables. It arrived with a slight skin on the top, indicating it had been sitting for a little while. For $12 I hoped for better than Byerly's frozen soup. Mushroom pasta didn't have enough sharp flavor to balance the richness - some fresh pepper/something acidic would have made a big difference, like wine in the sauce. Spouse had walleye, which was ok but not memorable. No gluten free bread so all sandwiches were out of bounds. We expected more for a hundred bucks.

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  15. KevinC

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Freezing cold in the restaurant. I had to eat with my winter coat still on.

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  16. Jules

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy concert night, so many people needing to leave for the event. The restaurant is right by the does to the hotel and the temp outside was in the low 30’s. I never took my coat off as it was so cold. There was a shutter that seemed it could have been closed, but was not. Very cute restaurant. High top seating, regular tables and cute small tables with booths. There were even small rooms for seating. The prices are quite high for amount of food. We are again at the concert as we did not get full. Would suggest appetizers or add a salad if you want to get full. The food was very good though. My husband has the walleye and I had the salmon toast. Would probably not go back there considering the ambience and price were mismatched.

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  17. HayleyK

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited Citizen before the Queen concert. We were seated quickly by the front of the building. It was very cold and I had to keep my jacket on the whole time. The service was very slow. We had a bottle of water on our table, but no glasses and it took a while for a waiter to come help us. The waiter did finally bring us two glasses of water and took the bottle from our table. It took quite a while to receive our drinks. Our appetizer came quickly, but our main course was very slow. Our reservation was at 6:15 and thought we would be able to be out by 7:30. We were very rushed to finish our food and drink quickly to walk to the venue. I'm not sure if they were just understaffed for the night or are always staffed this way. The food was good, but not a good value based on price of the entrees.

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  18. LANDB

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Online menu looked great. Server arrived pretty quickly; Tito’s cran drink was mostly vodka, cheese plate was OK. Our food was delivered to the wrong table. Burger was good, chicken sandwich was a hunk of chicken in a toasted brioche bun. Easier to remove it than to try & eat a huge ball of meat. Tasted good, just unwieldy. It was 35 degrees outside & inside-the majority of diners wore their coats the whole time. Turn on the heat!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a group of 8, so I know we need to cut some slack, but our table was near an entrance and we had to keep our winter jackets on because of the cold. Had to send back one of the cheese curds because it wasn’t hot. The chicken sandwich was way too small for the bun. The burger was good and the fries were fantastic.

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  20. Brittttt

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first time eating at Citizen! The food and service was great. We had the burger and the chicken sandwich. Both were so good. Definitely would come back again when we are in St. Paul!

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  21. Rick

    Mobile

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall this was a decent choice but the server didn’t know the menu and couldn’t answer questions. Vegetarian items need to be increased. The vegan scallops were wonderful.

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  22. Julesnstu

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The Restaurant was almost empty. The was ok but substitutions were made and I wouldn’t have ordered what I did had I known. The worst was the jackhammering in the building at 6:30pm while trying to eat our dinner. I would not go back and pay to park and come here.

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  23. KevinC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was super nice and everything was super near and very welcoming

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  24. Bullocou

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sad situation, staffing issue, no food as they made us wait for an hour and then said it would be another hour and half for food, so we got no food. No bathroom room, must go to the hotel to get a key to use restrooms. Complete disappointment for a first time party of eight.

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  25. CarloD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    service was excellent chicken wings were salty i recommend the chicken sandwich

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  26. NellK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had table of 9. Had 1.5 hrs to eat b4 concert and staff was aware of that. Took forever to get some burgers and tacos. Server didn't ask and put party on one bill. We figured it out ourselves and wrote it out out for them and handed them our credit cards but staff still had difficulty dividing the bills. So much so that we waited forever to get the bill figured out and we were late to the concert.

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  27. CaitStar

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Food was better than expected. Definitely get dessert.

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  28. AnnG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Needed a place to eat before a concert at the X. Most places were booked. We found this place that still had openings for our desired time. The food was decent, the service was good. Not overly loud. It was a good find for us.

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  29. NataliaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was rather empty, however, the service was excellent and food was great!

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  30. Chaz

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Double burger was good. Wife had the walleye and reported it was delicious

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  31. RebeccaL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The cheese curds are amazing! The buffalo tacos were good too.

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  32. TiffanyP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food took a long time, and some of it was over cooked.

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  33. Dogwood

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We came in this restaurant before a show at the Excel Center. Place wasn't busy so we ordered etc...good service...UNTIL they got slammed and very busy. Food took a long time even though we ordered before they got busy. Server disappeared. Finally got our food and the order was wrong. We said nevermind on the missing food because we have to go. Server got upset with us which I didn't understand. She finally took chicken off our bill but losing the negative energy would've been better. Just an uncomfortable experience.

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  34. JulieF

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Beer selection! Great service! Great food! Nice restaurant. We stayed at the hotel, ate at the restaurant and then went to a concert. Perfect!

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  35. JenLD

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We stayed at the hotel and hadn't made plans for a Mother's Day brunch. Despite the full restaurant, the very kind hostess reassured us we would have a table. The cinnamon rolls that came with brunch were scrumptious. We all enjoyed our food and were grateful for a sweet celebration. A couple of confusions about our order were remedied quickly.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never been here before and made a reservation for Mother’s Day. The 3 course brunch was delicious as was the coffee. We had the absolute pleasure of having Kris as our server and let me tell you, she made the dining experience a 10/10. Her aura and energy were so uplifting it was a joy to interact with her. I wish all servers could give their patrons this experience. She’s a wonderful soul and made our special day even better. Sincerely, 3 generations Grandma, Mom, daughter.

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  37. lammarchr

    Minneapolis

    60 reviews

    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not impressed. The atmosphere was dark and old looking, the food was subpar. The staff was friendly, but not very professional.

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  38. KimR

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The two female waitresses made our dining experience very nice.

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  39. NicholasM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a gift card here but never been - everyone was kind and attentive. GREAT food. Happy with our experience.

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  40. Gidge

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service good, food decent. It is a hotel restaurant

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Citizen – Saint Paul offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 605-0190.

Citizen – Saint Paul is rated 3.8 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Citizen – Saint Paul

11 Kellogg Blvd East, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wabasha Street and Kellogg Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Paul
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Both valet and attached covered garage are available.
  • Public transit
    Light Rail Train System, One block from the Metro Transit Green Line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Native/Indigenous
  • Executive chef
    Mark Lowman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (651) 605-0190
  • Catering
    A unique event deserves a unique location, and Citizen at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront delivers. Our downtown hotel features several rooms with inspiring views of the Mississippi River, excellent on-site catering services and the latest audio/visual equipment—all to help make your event a flawless success.
  • Private party facilities
    Citizen offers a variety of private spaces, The Lounge, The Parlor Room, and The Capitol Room. Each with its own unique quality to host your event. (space is subject to availability) For inquiries or to reserve your space, please contact us at (651) 605-0190 or email citizen@intercontinentalstp.com
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