Reviews of Citizen Public House (Restaurant)

7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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REVIEWS OF Citizen Public House IN Arizona

Lorraine F

We stopped in on a recommendation for dinner and our friends were right, you felt right at home. Great atmosphere and good food. Our server was very nice however felt that they were a little pre occupied and it took a bit longer than normal for food and drinks. But overall a thumbs up.

Stephanie Hoskins

Downtown Scottsdale at night is so whimsical. It’s like do you expect to see bramble bushes or the roadrunner cartoon speeding down the center of the streets. It’s so nice to come across an upscale restaurant with great service, a wonderful food and drink selection, and ambience was amazing! I loved it here. The dishes were fresh and everyone at the table enjoyed every plate. I tried the rainbow trout that was flown in fresh (during the season) from Oregon, I believe. Really incredible. I highly recommend making reservations, especially for larger tables. Try to sit near the windows to enjoy the sights and sounds of the desert town.

Kevin Richard

I travel to Phoenix four or five times a year, and, while I am still searching for more, this is the only restaurant in the area that I have been to multiple times and will go to again. It's nearly perfect. The menu is interesting and creative, and the food exceeds expectations of the menu. The bar is especially good. Their own cocktails, especially the barrel-aged ones are worth the trip alone. The bar is also knowledgeable in the classics. The wait staff is great and really balances knowledge and attentiveness without being overbearing. As a slight critique I would like to see more table etiquette training, but there are not big misses here. This is also a great place for business dinners though it can be a little loud.

Юлия Кива

The food was awesome! The stuff is really really nice and pleasent. Will come back! Will advise!

Michael Taube

Great service, home style food done fancy. Awesome cocktails

Robin Wilson

I nice lively place for cocktails and dinner. We just had happy hour had some wonderful cocktails at an adorable price $6 and we also shared an interesting Charcuterie board. The service was fabulous but the place was very loud so lingering was not in the cards for us. 4 stars is only because of how loud it was!

Tim Norris

This was a fun restaurant with an eclectic menu and attentive staff.

John Fries

Great service. Really great drinks. Food was excellent. A little loud but not intrusive. Great salad!

Harold Adams

Love this place Food is always great. It is not on the pricey side and we have always had a great meal

Lyz C

The chopped salad here is a must! If you are from out of town, or a local you have to come here. The menu is small, and the staff make expert recommendations! The best way to experience their menu is to bring friends, order a lot and share. The dessert selection is magnificent as well.

Matthew Hill

I found a document from an era long ago. I am now composing a screenplay in collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

Nathan Wallack

CPH is our go-to spot for when we want an awesome meal at a nice, but not pretentious, spot. It's not that unique of a menu, but they nail everything they do and that's what I look for in most restaurants. Everything is a pretty safe bet across the board. But definitely get the chopped salad because that thing is delicious. And that says a lot because I hate salad. The service is also top notch. It seems like the staff enjoys working there. Or if that's not the case they definitely do a good job of faking it until they make it. Great restaurant and hangout, we look forward to visiting for many more nice occasions.

Josh White

Only place left with the #originalchoppedsalad since cowboy caio closed

Danni T

Excellent good and service. Lovely ambience

Donna Stone

They put unique flavors together to create dishes that you dream about later. Pictured here is what they call Christmas in a cup with the biggest homemade gingersnap in the world. The filet had a bite of spice from a special sauce. And the duck came perfectly tender with a delicious reduction. They know their drinks, too. Great whiskey and bourbon list as well as wine and specialty cocktails you won’t find anywhere else. Not pictured is the chopped salad with lox-style salmon. It is truly the best salad I’ve ever eaten.

Anna Fassano

I travel the world and this is most amazing food I have ever had.


Excellent food. Josh was our server and he was outstanding! Great experience all around.

Natasha Aschenbrenner

So, the cocktails

Patricia Erickson

Wonderful! Food is artfully prepared. Attentive staff. Despite the noisy interior it is a pleasant experience. Extensive wine list. You will need a reservation during high season.

Byron Holloway

Through work I get to eat out a fair amount at nice restaurants.... this was by far one of the best meals we have had in Phoenix! Server was lively, engaging, and super knowledgable on the menu. After we picked the fondue, he selected the meatloaf for us. Not usually in our wheel house but it was amazing! Full of flavor and not too heavy. Fondue was delicious as well. Scallops were tender and perfectly seasoned! Have previously tried the popcorn app and short rid dinner - also wonderful!

Hope Faussette

Don’t get me wrong the food was good. However, i do feel slightly overpriced for the quality portion size and lack luster plating. I went for az restaurant week. I might go again to try out happy hour. Pictured mango swirl cheesecake, scallops, snapper, field green salad.

Judy Watkins

Went for happy hour on a Friday. Had the cheese fondue which came with crostini, slices of pear and smoked sausage. Delicious indeed. We also had the chicken wings which had a tangy dry rub. Perfectly cooked and satisfying. They have a decent selection of craft beer and some wines at happy hour prices. We had this scrumptious chocolate cake with raspberry cream drizzled with chocolate sauce. The cake was not a happy hour deal. But worth it! The bartenders were super busy but very attentive and engaging. I'll definitely be going back.

Ethan A.

I visited during happy hour just thinking I would grab a couple drinks with a friend, but after taking a look at the menu ended up grabbing some small plates as well. Our server Joshua was absolutely awesome in all regards (recommendations, service, friendliness). The happy hour cocktail menu was expansive and offered drinks that would appear on their normal menu for a much greater price, we ordered the daily special drinks and were more than happy. For snacks / bites we ordered the fondu and roasted nuts and we're impressed with both. I highly recommend this restaurant especially for happy hour!

Kim Dyer

Very professional and employees and very high-quality drinks and food love this place I have a feeling they’ll be around Good for you whoever the other is. Thank you.

Karin Graham

Great cocktails and great staff. Perfect for an occasion

Amy Davidson

Some of the best food and cocktails in Old Town! The Chopped Salad is amazing and I love so many cocktails but the inst AZ not gratification and the sazerac are my top two right now! Try it out!

Russ Lovell

Good food and better drinks. Not cheap, but you don't have to spend a lot. Overall, good value

Kristi Fenrich

I went here with my guy and thought it was great. The ambiance was really nice, especially after the sun went down. The food was superb.

Whohas Mylogin

It's like they serve half glasses of wine for full price. Nice atmosphere but I'm not fond of the "value" at this place at all.

Debra Annon

It's a favorite. I love that there's no television. The atmosphere is like an old Public House offering handcrafted cocktails and unique fare. I love that the waitstaff dresses appropriately and professionally yet the atmosphere remains relaxed and friendly. this was the original the Gladly is on Camelback and 24th and also is worth visiting.

Jon Brinton

Great spot for dinner in Old Town Scottsdale. Come before 6 for appetizer and drink specials. The Chopped salad and Meatloaf are favorites, but you can't go wrong here.

Andrew Richards

Best food I've had in Phoenix area.

Marc Maloney

Had a very nice meal and overall experience at Citizen Public House. Dark-ish inside, with a great bar in the center of the room. It was quite busy when we were there with everything from couples to families, to large groups. Food was delicious, and our server was very good. Will definitely go back.

Allison Weiss

Excellent food and service. The short ribs and scallops are the two best items on their menu. We brought another couple here and they loved those dishes as well since they shared both. We will definitely come here again and again.

Barbabas Kevan

What can I say it was an amazing experience! Gary, our server made us feel like we were the only guests in a full restaurant on a busy Saturday night. We're from Seattle and have high expectations for seafood and the Scallops over corn grits which he highly recommend and it didn't disappoint.

Jordan Menard

Hands down the best restaurant we went to in AZ. The scallops were delicious, wine was smooth, and the service was second to none. Cierra was pleasant, and ensured we were extremely well taken care of. I would highly recommend.

Katie Hogan

The food is outstanding and expertly crafted, along with the cocktails and the exceptional service.

Elizabeth Diez

Everything on the menu is superb! The infamous chopped salad is to die for! They also offer creative mixology spirits. Excellent service. Chic vibe. CPH is a must whenever I'm in AZ.

Forster Bolton

In my opinion, cocktails are the order of the night here. They have a great selection of good drinks. The beer selection doesn't do it for me, and the wine list is interesting, but not engaging at all price points. There are some stunning options on the higher end (including a relatively reasonably priced offering from Sine Quo Non!!), but the sub-$80 range is pretty flat.

Steven Shinault

Nice night ambiances.. would've been nice to see more black people though..

Karen Plavic

We went here for our anniversary and, holy cow, this was awesome! We made a reservation, and I'm glad we did. We arrived a bit early, but our table was ready. They even put a "Happy anniversary" card on the table, which I thought was sweet. The service was quick, friendly and our server seem very knowledgeable. I took her recommendation and tried something knew. I had the duck breast, which was the tastiest thing I've ever eaten, and my husband had the fillet mignon, which was also delicious. The cocktails were also very good. The world's end is my new favorite drink. We will definitely be back here for happy hour, and again for dinner some day.

Paul Arangua

Some friends and I went here last night and it was OUT OF CONTROL amazing. I travel the world for work (regularly fly about 200k miles a year) and literally go out of my way to try to find the best local restaurants. I can honestly say this was one of the 10 best restaurants I've ever eaten at. PERIOD. Our server, Gary, was absolutely fantastic. Easily one of the top 5 servers I've ever had. I would go out of my way to request him as a server if you come. He describes all the food in such a meticulous and passionate manner, you can tell he really wants you to experience the food you're about to enjoy. He described the flavors of each dish so well, you could almost taste them before they arrived. Whatever Gary recommends, I would suggest you try. I personally had the duck and it was more flavorful and better prepared than any duck I've ever eaten in Paris. Quality of the duck was top notch. Was cooked perfectly. Get the salad appetizer, it's phenomenal. Overall and outstanding experience. I will suggest this restaurant to all of my colleagues and insist they come here when they visit town. If you're looking for somewhere to go eat in Scottsdale (or the Phoenix area), go here. You WON'T be sorry!!!

sabrina georges

Great food, nice ambiance

Root User

Great place to enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Ming Xiao

I forgot to make reservations before coming on a Friday. But the hostess was super nice and assigned a table for us. The waitress lady was attentive and provided excellent service. We ordered bacon popcorns and flat bread for starters. They were ok. Nothing exciting. I ordered short ribs for entree. The meat was too lean for my taste. Not bad but average. Obviously I saved room for dessert. Bread pudding and lemon pie. Well, that’s the highlight of the evening. I enjoyed the desserts very much. The restaurant setting was nice but the noise level is extremely high. Make sure to raise an octave higher during conversation.

Johnny Gomez

Had a very nice meal and overall experience at Citizen Public House. Dark-ish inside, with a great bar in the center of the room. It was quite busy when we were there with everything from couples to families, to large groups. Food was delicious, and our server was very good. Will definitely go back.

Karen C.

Food and service was good. But way too noisy for conversation.

Alfredo Lopez

Great service the scallops were delicious and the duck breast cooked to perfection.

Lilach Mazor Power

I love this place. We go often. I wish they would change their menu once in a while or have seasonal specials... but really cute place, great service, good cocktails. Chop salad is the best :)

Jane Parks

I just ate here for the first time with a business client. We were both blown away by the food and the service. We ordered the chopped salad and it was over the top. We you see it it looks so simple but it is not. I could have eaten two of them. In fact I recommended other business clients to go and all of them told me they were blown away. The dinners were fantastic and they have a very good selection of bourbon.

Matt Peppes

Great service and great food! They have a good cocktail/wine list and many great food items. Two of the highly recommended items were the meatloaf and the short ribs. I went with the short ribs which were cooked perfectly and came with a really great sauce. The side items that came on the plate were also really tasty.

Mark Zabel

What I had was only so so (Green Chile burger), and the recommended ale was unsatisfying. BUT the appetizers were tasty - especially the bacon jam, and I will say that the dishes that other people had in my party looked quite good. I would be willing to give it another try.

KariLee Hertzberg

One of our FAVORITE restaurants for everything... family, special occasions, out of town guests! It fits the bill in every way possible. Great & varied menu and super staff. ALWAYS consistently good! Chopped salad & scallops!

Christopher LaLonde

Had the short ribs and they were outstanding. Bacon popcorn is was a different start, but very light and tasty. Only reason for 4 star rating is due to unreasonably long wait before our waiter acknowledged us after being seated.

Matt Mikula

Best food I've had in Arizona period. If you don't visit this restaurant on your trip, or weekly if you live in the area, you are missing out

Frank Papovich

Excellent fried catfish and local field greens "starters." Service at bar was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

Julianna Ilona

Came to Scottsdale on a quick getaway with my bae and Citizens has the most stars and best reviews. Once here, we realized that we should have probably looked at the menu earlier because there weren't a ton of vegetarian options- but we made do. Their chopped salad was delicious but came with smoked salmon. Their cauliflower dish was also good but it was the only veg entree. :/ My hubs liked his pork belly option but I'm reviewing so, I still give -1 since I didn't have a lot to chose from. Service was great and atmosphere was fancy. Still a good choice and would go back- but I would probably prepare myself or eat ahead of time.

C Thirman

Carmen was our server. Her table side manner was on point! Also... The food was perfection. Filet cooked perfectly. Scallops seared were to die for. The layers of flavors were plentiful without being too much. There is not one thing that could have made my experience better. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Rhonda G

Dinner for my husband's birthday. He had Meatloaf and I had tacos. We also had mac and cheese appetizers. Two specialty drinks. Everything was delicious! Pretty exceptional really.

Dan Koenig

Recently visited this restaurant during a business trip, following a recommendation from a family member. Hands down the best restaurant I've visited in the Phoenix area. Our table each shared 3 different entrees. Everyone's meal was delicious. We shared a chopped salad and it was phenomenal. If you're in the area, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Brad Finn

The bar staff did an amazing job. It was a joy just to watch them work as a team. The management should be very proud.

Lalaine Dowdell

They have a very nice private room on the 2nd floor where you can host a bar. No windows but is a very good space. Food is excellent and dining area has a intimate vibe during dinner. It's pricey but delicious and excellent service.

lindsay mazzola

Drinks were phenomenal and the food was very good too. Definite date night ambiance. We were told it would be an hour wait and were seated within 20 minutes so that was an added bonus. Our waitor was a little slow/absent to start, but he picked it up eventually.

Bernard Kirk

Scottsdale is full of fine restaurants; we’re doing our best to try them all, and so far our best dinner has been here, simply for the quality of the food. In the lively 5th Avenue shopping district, Looks unassuming enough on the outside, and is comfortable but unremarkable inside, but the staff is cordial and the food is first-rate. Menu is American comfort food, but the place doesn’t need glitz or the exotic to be memorable. It seemed unlikely when the waiter said their chopped salad was renowned, but that was no overstatement. The atmosphere isn’t remarkable, but the food definitely is!

Terry Wilson

Nice place well located in downtown Scottsdale. Limited food menu but good drink menu. Service was excellent (thanks Gary) but was very loud and noisy. We we're in early and the place was only a quarter full but it was so loud it was hard to have a conversation

Tiler Speak

We have vacationed in Scottsdale many times and we used to frequent a restaurant called Cowboy Ciao specifically for the Stetson Salad. So we were saddened to learn that the restaurant had closed. But sad no more - because this most amazing salad is being served at the Citizen Public House. The atmosphere of this place is great - although it is a little on the noisy side. Our waiter Josh was great. The drinks were delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t have room for dessert because the chocolate cake sounded sumptuous. This will be a must visit in our next trip.

Lou DAmico

The food and the service were amazing. Our waiter greeted us immediately and began showing us the menu and asking if we had any questions or wanted to know more about anything. With this being restaurant week they had a special menu of items and the choices were amazing. We had a choice of 3 salads, 6 entrees and one desert. My wife ordered the meatloaf, my son had their chicken breast and I had the scallops. Everything was on point and presented perfectly. The bread pudding was fabulous. Definitely will be back and definitely recommend this place!

Tom Porter M.D.

Bacon fat popcorn is sinful, great place nice atmosphere.

mike sablone

I love this place. They have consistently proven to me to be one of the best craft kitchens / bars in Old Town Scottsdale. Their food and beverage offerings are simultaneously high concept, high quality, relatable, delicious and at least in the same universe as affordable.

Morgan Troutman

Love the intimate atmosphere! The staff is really friendly and courteous! We enjoyed some signature cocktails and fondue and our meals were amazing! Will be back again soon!

Carol Chow

Excellent, friendly service and some awesome dishes. It doesn’t look like a kid friendly place but the staff went out of their way to make our kids feel comfortable. The trout, mac n’ cheese, and cocktails were the best.

anantha narayanan

Good place for dinner & groups. They have a quaint place which can accommodate upto a group of 30 people. Little expensive though.

Kendra Dinger

The food was AMAZING! Get the chopped salad and the fondue too! Not pictured because we devoured it!

Oleg Barun

Outstanding service and food/drinks selection. Had a friend from out town that was staying in Old Town and the CPH has been/will be one of my favorite places to eat around the area.

Deb Sterling

Always the very best. Went for happy hour. The cheese fondue is the best! My Citizen cocktail was just as good as I remembered. Wonderful service. I love this place!

Pam Anthony

Excellent food and wonderful attentive service... thanks for an enjoyable experience

Bryan Peck

Expansive restaurant with a tatsy menu in a great location. Dark interior sets the mood for a vibrant tasting experience. Attentive service, dishes to write home about, and an overall HELL YEAH, I WOULD VISIT AGAIN experience are just a few of the reasons this place lives up to its high rating. Can't wait to return for another special occasion.

Lisanne Hinkley

Really great wine.. best steak dish I've ever had!

Calvin Ma

This duck breast was beyond tasty! The portion is huge! I really enjoyed our dining experience here! And our server was super welcoming and attentive! Will def go back to this place if I'm in town

Carrie Rhoads

Have always been fond of CPH as it is the sister restuarant to our old neighborhood jaunt, The Gladly. Cocktails are crafty and creative. Menu is upscale American with a twist. Starters are large and shareable. Service is always on point and we especially love sitting at the bar. Happy hour here is one of my favorites! Everyday (including weekends!) with great discounts on wine, beer and even their barrel aged cocktails are half price. Many snacks on special as well. Entrees are seasonal and there is often a special. Many of the starters are menu staples and worth checking out including the Chopped Salad and Bernie's Mac and cheese!

Miguel Lopez

Awesome dining experience. Definitely call ahead.

Jenny Pearson

Delicious food and even better mixed drinks. Their old fashion was absolutely out of this world and if I could I would have it everyday. For food I would recommend the chopped salad and scallops, and even their meatloaf as I tasted that and it was still tasty. Everyone here was friendly and we got seated fast, I would probably say my favorite gastropub in Scottsdale.

Todd Woodstra

Interesting menu, food was good. Great selection of local craft beers


Great food. Cannot go wrong with surf or turf here. I had the scallops -they were delicious. We celebrated a birthday here, and the food and service were on point. Drinks are crazy good too! I definitely recommend this place for special occasions, and just for out-of-towners to try at least once when in Scottsdale.

Geffrey Caruso

Chopped salad was amazing! The short ribs were also fantastic. Quiet place, cozy and staff was great.

James F

Happy hour 7 days a week with half price draft (including Wren House Wrenovation), half price barrel cocktails, food, etc. The chopped salad is great. We order it every time. Plenty of great food options. Low key atmosphere with nice patio in a relatively quiet area of Old Town.

Alix Paultre

Nice place, great food, we had a company event there and everyone had a blast.

vincent gerard

Always a great place to enjoy a drink, and well crafted plates.

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