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Citizen Public House, Scottsdale, AZ

Citizen Public House

4.7
4.7
3529 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A contemporary, upscale version of the traditional public house nestled in Old Town, Scottsdale serving craft beers, classic and contemporary cocktails and elevated pub grub to a clientele hungry for exceptional food, provocative drink and new-fashioned fun.

With its intimate patio, private upstairs dining room, semi-private 10-seat dining alcove and lively public space, outfitted with mahogany accents, leather booths and a stainless steel-topped bar, this new-fashioned public house is sure to be the perfect hangout for the modern citizen.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 398-4208

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bernie Kantak

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome groups of 10 - 26 guests. We have a dedicated team that assists with menu and event planning. Groups can choose from private or semi-private rooms available. Please call to inquire or visit: https://www.citizenpublichouse.com/groups

  • Private party contact

    Katie Martz: (480) 708-7180

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre-Fixe New Year's Eve Dinner

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us here at Citizen Public House to ring in the New Year! Featuring a three-course, pre-fixe menu starting at $65++ per person with beverage pairings available from our extensive wine list, specialty cocktails & barrel-aged libations. Our three-course menu features favorites like The Original Chopped Salad, Amaro Meatloaf and more to choose! Seating is limited and reservations are required.

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What 3,529 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Scottsdale

    Contemporary American

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  1. d

    dutchduo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Inviting atmosphere, low key. Very nice staff and attentive waiter. The food was very good. The scallops were very sweet; however the greens topping was chewy and woody. Detracted a bit from the delicious scallops. The chopped salad was yummy and the meatloaf was also tasty. We requested an expresso and hot tea after dinner. Nope, neither were available??? Unexpected at a restaurant of this caliber and a lost revenue stream for the establishment. They did offer one lousy cup of coffee (stale tasting) really a shame on a parting note.
  2. MM

    MichaelM

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Scallops were tender and well prepared. Halibut was good but just a little dry but enjoyed the the salt seasoning. The service was excellent. Recommend for a nice dinner out with your special person.
  3. JS

    JaneSabet

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fantastic service!!!!
  4. SO

    StacyO

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful!! Food was awesome!! Enjoyed our evening so much!
  5. DC

    DavidC

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely eve. Amazing service and dinner
  6. SA

    SeanA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing service; too busy and steak was over cooked.
  7. WC

    WetC

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at CPH is always an enjoyable experience...pure comfort food! The chopped salad is the best one to be found and strongly recommended.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server, Tori, was delightful and extremely attentive. The food was fabulous and they pour a mean Old Fashioned!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went most recently for my wife’s birthday, but this is our most frequented Scottsdale restaurant. The food, service, and drinks never disappoint.
  10. PG

    PaulaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience in all ways! Eric was a marvelous server: attentive, knowledgeable, humorous, and fun!
  11. GA

    GreggA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and craft cocktails. We had the Fondue for an appetizer. It was happy hour so we had the rose garland craft cocktail (very similar to an old fashion). For dinner my wife had the chopped salad and I had the scallops with grits. Both were excellent. Service was very attentive. We always enjoy going there when we are in Scottsdale.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Citizen Public house is always a great spot. Been coming here for years. Love a good cocktail and that chopped salad makes my soul happy.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The food here was so disappointing. The beer cheese fondue was cold and congealing already when served. The burger was grey in color, small, and overcooked…like a hockey puck, bun was super dry. “Famous” chopped salad was overdressed and underwhelming. The only dish we enjoyed was the bone marrow. Cannot recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was great!
  15. BC

    BobC

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Surprising food quality for a place I thought of only as a good bar -- and it is a very good bar. Excellent service.
  16. MS

    MiriamS

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    we made a reservation with great expectations due to the positive reviews. The order was not served as requested, and the water glass had soap in it. we would not recommend this restaurant.
  17. e

    eastend19

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service from our server Eric. Chose this restaurant because it was on several lists of best of in old town . Food was good but nothing exceptional.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Fantastic food and service.
  19. GM

    GordonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Main meal We had, scallops, meatloaf and halibut. Best meal I can remember
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere
  21. N

    Notavailable

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very noisy, food average. Would go for a drink at the bar only.
  22. RT

    RoxaneT

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a very attentive staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute place in Old Town Scottsdale! The cocktails were fabulous and I had the best meat loaf I’ve ever tried!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was sub par except the salad. That was bomb. Bartenders was nice and his drinks were good.
  25. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Amazing service. Food was pretty good. Burger had basic dry bun not brioche. Restaurant had funky bathroom smell. Very loud.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall great ambiance and service, but the food was subpar, nothing to praise about.
  27. JR

    JacquelineR

    Dallas

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Citizen Public House. My favorites are the cheese fondue & chop salad. The atmosphere is elegant, but not pretentious. I have been there a dozen times and the service is consistently good.
  28. MR

    MikeR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and Tori, our server, was attentive and very passionate about the food and restaurant.
  29. NJ

    NatJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! Definitely try the Chopped Salad, so good!
  30. p

    pitts

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The general tso's crispy cauliflower to die for!
  31. DF

    DFdfdf

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was average at best. Service was ok. Waiter didn’t make much of an attempt to engage or connect with our table. Sat on patio which was lovely.
  32. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service. Talked them into taking my son and I 99 minutes earlier than our reservation. Great food and service but pricey. Loud.
  33. DM

    DinerMK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    They are in desperate need of adult running the show! 5 20-somethings at hostess station flirting and gossiping while people with reservation time that came and went stood around. Had to flag down a different server for check, waited again for someone to come get card and cash out. Waitress Tori was great but way overcommitted with no support. Gluten free entree came with regular bread- good thing I noticed and asked. Would not recommend for many reasons.
  34. M

    Marlene

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matty was a an excellent server. Great food, drink and ambiance
  35. TO

    TrinaO

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were exceptional! Probably the loudest restaurant we have ever been to.
  36. MG

    MelissaG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious from cocktails to food. The must have is definitely the original chopped salad with avocado and bacon. Will be eating here every time we’re in town.
  37. DN

    DavidN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Superb service (went there twice two days in a row). The cocktails are inventive, made with high quality ingrediants. Our food was excellent. We ordered the octopus, crab cakes, and gnocchi.
  38. HP

    HaroldP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Uncomfortably loud due to hard floors and low hard ceilings (not music). Cannot have conversations without shouting.
  39. R

    Robert

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, we had halibut and it was spectacular. We sat on the patio and had great service. It was Halloween and the staff was all dressed up in their costumes. We had a wonderful time.
  40. t

    tfgordon

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We’ve dined here a few times now, and the food is always consistently good. Last night was just appetizers, drinks and desserts, and for the most part the execution and taste was very good. A shout out to our server, who was prompt, attentive, knowledgable and personable. Really took care of us throughout the meal. The whipped feta and toasted foccacia was nice, albeit not as flavorful as you might hope - you definitely have to cut up some of the calabrian peppers that accompany the dish and add to the bread/topping if you want to add some zing. The roasted brussel sprouts with grits were a nice innovation - different from the traditional preparations you might have had. The crab cakes were meaty and tasty, with a nice pepper/guacomole base for them to rest on. As good as they were though, hard to rationalize the $30 price tag for them… they were good sized, but even so, not a meal by itself. Dessert was decent - the bourbon sauced bread pudding isn’t really a pudding, but a french toast type preparation, and sadly, ours was charred on the edges which detracted from the overall appeal of the dish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Citizen Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 398-4208.

Citizen Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 3529 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 59 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Citizen Public House

7111 E. 5th Ave Ste. E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bernie Kantak

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 398-4208

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome groups of 10 - 26 guests. We have a dedicated team that assists with menu and event planning. Groups can choose from private or semi-private rooms available. Please call to inquire or visit: https://www.citizenpublichouse.com/groups

  • Private party contact

    Katie Martz: (480) 708-7180

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