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Citizen – Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN

Citizen – Saint Paul

2.9
2.9
344 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
Citizen Restaurant and Bar features Modern American Cuisine designed around a social culinary experience. Our approachable menu encourages guests to experience small plates, elevated comfort food, paired with signature cocktails and local craft beers. Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul at the intersection of Kellogg and Wabasha, adjacent to the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 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

    Eli Renn

  • 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, The Capitol Room, and The Wabasha Room. Each with their 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 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

2.9
2.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 2.8Ambience
  • 2.8Value

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  1. TF

    TFXS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    One of the few restaurants downtown open on Thanksgiving, you’d think they’d have something for the Holiday on the menu. I get the impression they can’t get help and don’t really have an idea how to get customers. Fine if you want quiet and low-key, with uninspired hotel food at high prices. You’ll be able to pick your table and our server was friendly and efficient.
  2. AD

    ADRIANAH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    Our host was not ready to give us a table in the dinning room, and he was upset because we did not like our seats. We were seated at some additional space outside the main restaurant area, where the ambience was not the same, and we were disappointed. The only thing that made the experience bearable was the service from the waitresses. They are the best, and we are very grateful to them.
  3. r

    restaurantvisitor

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It took us 50 minutes to get a cheese plate! The server did not know basic answers to food questions, and basically tossed the food on our table. Clearly understaffed. Not planning to return.
  4. E

    Excellent

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    We used to visit Citizen pre-Covid. We were excited to try it again. Unfortunately we picked a night with a downtown concert. The restaurant was packed with concert goers. The restaurant didn't seem prepared for that many diners. Service was slow and we were never offered second cocktails. The food was not as good as we remembered. The filet of beef was tough. The salmon was overcooked and the wild rice was salty. We'll give it another try but avoid a weekend night. We also felt the $20 valet parking was steep.
  5. JO

    JustOK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The hotel is going downhill. Its getting dated and worn. Food was decent, but not setup for fune duning. Seat upholstry was ripped. Wait staff was understaffed, by she did her best.
  6. AR

    AbbyR

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great location for dinner before an Xcel event. Staff made an incredible effort to cover tables on an event night.
  7. v

    vincea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Nicely decorated. Good location. Empty restaurant on a Saturday night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived after the Wild game and it was moderately busy, and we were greeted promptly and our waitress took our drink order and then our app order, then our dinner order. It was all spaced out nicely for us. It was a nice place and great food. It is attached to the hotel Intercontinental but that doesn’t matter to us, but thought I would mention it as far as location as we weren’t expecting it was in a hotel.
  9. LD

    LocalDiner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just okay. Servers were pleasant. Food was acceptable. Filet was a bit overdone and chewy. Wine was a good pairing. Not up to par with independent restaurants, but pretty typical hotel fare.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Steak was very chewy. Would not recommend this restaurant.
  11. JI

    JamesIrwin

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy, Vibrant but not too loud. Great Service on a Busy Valentine's Friday Night. Food was delivered quickly, good portion size and presentation.
  12. VD

    VDayexpectationmet

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for Valentines 3-course. Very affordable for the quality of food. Steak and lobster tail was great! Service was timely, but lacked any description of food, which is always nice with a tasting menu. Nice place - loved the iPad menus where you could click on any menu item for a photo and more explanation.
  13. F

    Foodie

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Was not busy so really quiet. Cheese curds had nice light batter. Salmon cooked well however sauce too salty
  14. b

    beachcat77

    Orlando

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally foodie experience. There is nothing boring on this menu, which btw is a digital menu! Ask for Laura, she is the most friendly and efficient server ever.
  15. TM

    TomM

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So often hotel restaurants are misunderstood, not considered part of a neighborhood. Citizen is a restaurant with a serious chef whose cuisine takes into account diverse constituencies. I am looking forward to my next visit.
  16. H

    Hockey13

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    We wanted brunch but the breakfast menu ended at 11am. The food was mediocre. Our waitress was great. The ambiance is uninspired; rather boring and uncomfortable. Won’t be dining here again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre. Service wasn’t very good and brought out food at incorrect times and cold.
  18. V

    cristalV

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Cheese curds and Mushroom Farro are excellent choices.
  19. LA

    LindsayA

    Montana

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The staff were very kind and accommodating. The salmon entree was so salty we could hardly eat it. The other food was fine, according to our friends, who had a burger and fish tacos.
  20. ME

    MissEppy

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    The food was good, not great- beet and burrata salad, Swedish meatballs, petite filet and salmon. Lemon drop martinis were not good. Entrees took forever to come out and we were pressed for time because we were going to a concert right after. We should’ve had plenty of time to eat. While waiting for our entrees, a very noisy group with a small unruly child was sat right next to us. We were already annoyed with the long wait- this didn’t help. Disappointing start to our evening, to say the least.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate dinner before a concert. Server was great. Food was good. The prices were ridiculous for what we ordered. $200 meal for our family of 4 where we ordered salads, vegan ribs and chicken wings for our main course. Cool atmosphere.
  22. DS

    DavidS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Citizen Christmas night. We had very different things; I ordered the Christmas dinner w/roast turkey, while my wife had the salmon sandwich. Everything was excellent! Soup, salads, bread, vegetables, turkey & salmon, dessert (caramel apple tart)...all excellent. Color us impressed!

    Citizen – Saint PaulResponded on December 27, 2019Thank you for the kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed everything, and are honored to have been a part of your holiday celebration. We look forward to having you with us again, soon!

  23. v

    visitor

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friendly atmosphere. Accommodating for menu choice on Christmas day.

    Citizen – Saint PaulResponded on December 27, 2019Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that we could be a part of your holiday celebration! Cheers!

  24. RB

    RBW522

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit of something for everyone, the menu is vegetarian friendly while still offering choices for the die hard meat eaters. Our food was prepared well and the presentations were good. Because this is a hotel restaurant, it is a great place for a late night bite to eat.

    Citizen – Saint PaulResponded on December 27, 2019Thank you for your kind words! We can't wait to serve you again!

  25. R

    Robo

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Laura was our server, as we always ask for her; she is just that fabulous. The food is great and people are finally finding this place. It may be a restaurant in a hotel, but you would never know it. It is just that good.
  26. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly Recommend! Waiter was AWESOME! Food was the Best I had had in a Very long time.

    Citizen – Saint PaulResponded on December 27, 2019Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We LOVE that you enjoyed your experience, we look forward to having you with us again, very soon!

  27. JG

    JenniferGascoigne

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends were visiting from Rhode Island and we were looking for a location downtown for brunch. The menu at Citizen looked great and we knew the ambience would be just their style. We loved everything, especially our server. She was so friendly and accommodating and really made the experience great. Thanks so much for a lovely morning!
  28. J

    Jilly

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and the service was excellent. I would certainly go again. A little bit of a hotel atmosphere but still very nice. Quiet and relaxing.
  29. MH

    MelH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointed to see the lunch combos/specials were removed from the menu. Menu items are limited and overpriced for lunch. Service is OKAY, but server is not very attentive even with an almost empty dining room.

    Citizen – Saint PaulResponded on December 27, 2019Thank you for your feedback! Our culinary team is working on some exciting new lunch features to kick off 2020, we can't wait for you to try them!

  30. L

    Lucy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went there for a Thanksgiving 4 course meal. The food was very flavorful, and all 6 people were really happy with the meal! We would recommend it to others! Their was nothing disappointing, but the ambiance could've been a little better. The service was great, the food was delicious! The portion sizes were perfect for a Thanksgiving meal. The portion distribution between the entree and the side portions could have been better (ex. huge prime rib, small side of mashed potatoes or regular size salmon with small portion of beets as a side). Not too busy, so we were very catered to and felt very comfortable. Overall, great experience and food and would recommend it!
  31. AN

    ANASTASIAH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was okay, but don’t think I would return. The food was fine, but nothing special or memorable. The restaurant was super quiet even for a Saturday night. I think the pumpkin bread pudding was my favorite part of my meal.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The steak frites dinner was so-so.... super greasy French fries that I couldn’t eat because they were swimming in a pool of oil....gross. Brussel spouts were dry and ice cold. Best thing was the drunk U of M football fan yelling at the TV the whole time during dinner. Not worth the price of food. Will not be returning.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    kinda average honestly, was expecting a bit more. However, drinks were tasty and I really appreciated the vast vegetarian/vegan options :-)
  34. FF

    FancyFeast

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish Tacos were amazing!
  35. CY

    CindyY

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service extremely slow and food was Luke warm. Would not recommend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waited for a while to be noticed and seated. Took a long time to place food and drink order. Not sure I would eat there again.
  37. D

    Dragonfly

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was fine but better on previous trips. Portions are small for the larger price. Dessert menu used to be amazing not so much now.
  38. C

    Catherine330

    Minneapolis

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special birthday. Lonely daily special lunch.
  39. DK

    DonK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding meal; very well prepared and presented; great service; will come again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Surprisingly well done.

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 2.9 stars by 344 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 2 times today
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 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

  • 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

    Eli Renn

  • 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, The Capitol Room, and The Wabasha Room. Each with their 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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