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Citizen Public House

Gastropub, American Restaurant, and French Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Scottsdale, Scottsdale
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  • Curtis C.
    "Pork Belly Pastrami is great so is the Bernie's Mac n Cheese."(6 Tips)
    Ricky P.
    "The original chopped salad is amazing."(4 Tips)
    Jenny L.
    "Bacon fat popcorn good, but make sure it's fresh"(3 Tips)
    Rob B.
    "The Midwest Manhattan is easily the best Manhattan in the state."(2 Tips)
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  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The original chopped salad is amazing. There are a ton of ingredients all served in a line. Choose from smoked salmon or grilled chicken. Oh, and it's mixed table side. Yummy!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2014
    The name may sound pretentious, but its stylish yet relaxed atmosphere and offerings of classic American fare with a delicious kick in the ass are nothing short of modest classiness. Read more
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CrainMay 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    I am a fan of the late night menu which starts at 11pm, has great deals, amazing food and ends at 1:30a! Late night gourmet on the cheap!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GunnSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything. I know that seems very general, but I've enjoyed everything I've ever gotten here. The mixed drinks are amazing & the food is excellent. If you have a little time, ask about the speakeasy.
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn PartridgeOctober 1, 2015
    Great date spot to take a girl you met online. She'll invite you to her place afterwards.. Things will go well! Then she'll start dating a bartender days later. Really enjoyed the seasoned potatoes.
  • Farrah
    FarrahNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheese fondue appetizer is rich and heavy (duh, fondue) buy very good and fun to share. More importantly---get the chocolate pot de creme is the absolute best dessert ever. Kinda pricey but worth it.
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsApril 12, 2015
    Great dessert! The white chocolate ice cream with chocolate peanut butter strata is rich and delicious! The apple bread pudding was great too!
  • Gus D.
    Gus DOctober 20, 2013
    The Chopped Salad with Salmon was great, the Amaro meat loaf and buttermilk chicken were good, the sticky bun pudding was so so. Good service, good food and good drinks in a fun relaxing atmosphere.
  • Angela M.
    Angela MitchellNovember 17, 2013
    This is such a cozy spot with a great variety of unique cocktails to try. Of course the original chop salad is the BEST salad I've ever had-you must try this when you are there!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Generous hunks of smoky-sweet, charred beef tenderloin, mizuna, kale, faintly sweet beet chips and spiced pecans, tossed in blue cheese dressing make the Fernet Steak Salad a must-try! Read more
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesMay 20, 2013
    The oval-shaped bar, parked smack in the middle of the room, is the focal point and the beating heart of Citizen and if you're a restaurant-industry type or a regular, that's where you should be. Read more
  • N H.
    N HNovember 18, 2013
    Everything on their menu is amazing and Brandon behind the bar makes the best drinks! If you feel like an after dinner drink check out their speakeasy, entrance is in the back alley!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KJanuary 23
    Not the best place for vegetarians. Only a few options like mac and cheese with tomato relish and some salads. They do have one vegan off menu item: an acorn squash with risotto and mushroom sauce.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisAugust 26
    Try the Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned - There was a much more clever name for this cocktail on the menu, but I can't remember what it was! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJanuary 9, 2012
    Best of Phoenix Winner 2011: Best New Restaurant. An extensive menu offering tasty scallops, delicious pork belly pastrami, crispy chopped salad, and flavorful desert. Read more
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Original Chopped Salad is THE thing to get. It's a wicked addiction. Go on Mondays for Pop 'n Chop where you get a FREE chopped salad if you buy a bottle of wine!
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaJune 3, 2014
    The Chopped Salad has its own FB page if that tells you anything but it's the cocktails that really shine. Find the speakeasy, order a salt barrel-cured cocktail.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.December 29, 2015
    Some of the best cocktails I had in Scottsdale. Don't ask where the speakeasy is...it closed. Bacon fat popcorn good, but make sure it's fresh
  • Ashley 🎀
    Ashley 🎀May 3, 2014
    You MUST get the chopped salad! I ate it too quickly to take a pic. Definitely a reason it has it's own Facebook page.. Yumminess!
  • Shaila O.
    Shaila OlinApril 24, 2013
    Kent is the best server ever! Very knowledgeable and passionate about the food. I suggest the Short Rib with cherry bbq sauce. Fantastic!
  • Ashley 🎀
    Ashley 🎀August 20, 2014
    The Chopped salad makes this place! There is a reason the salad has it's own FB page. Makes up for the noise level being too loud. Entrees are ok. Place looks great.
  • Cecilia S.
    Cecilia SunNovember 11, 2014
    Happy hour prices are insane values. Barrel aged cocktails solid. Must get bacon fat popcorn. Ridiculousness.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BecknerApril 12, 2013
    Great ambiance and the Kale Caesar is beyond amazing. Order the Dirty Ginger... it's not on the menu but available by special request.
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GarzaFebruary 15, 2013
    The Peanut Butter paradise soooo good! Ask for Jeremy! He knows the menu and his wine!!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FMarch 22, 2015
    Great happy hour from 3-6. The dinner is a tad upscale, but very delicious. If your hungry go for the huge lamb burger
  • armand g.
    armand gaerlanAugust 26, 2012
    recs - pork belly pastrami, the original chopped salad, fair-trade short ribs, pan seared scallops, & black and tan pudding jar
  • Mikey V.
    Mikey VillanuevaJune 21, 2011
    Sit at the bar and get to know Thomas. He knows liquor and he knows food. He will not disappoint. Trust him with your drink and food decisions.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HelmJuly 17, 2013
    Great food and drink for my parents 50th anniversary. The pastrami style pork belly and short ribs were real stars.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJune 24, 2011
    It's an explosion of FLAVOR in your mouth! Our food critic fell in LOVE with this place! Read more
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisAugust 26
    Try the Fried Pickled Pig's Ear - Yes, I spot a lot of pig's ears! These were nice and crispy. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Niles E.
    Niles EmerickOctober 10, 2013
    Great cocktails. Try the Boulevardier. Lamb loin was a little tough, but cilantro risotto was delish. Great vibe.
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron ReadAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is real. I heard good things and they are true! Good service and great food is always a good combination. Can't wait to try their cocktail pairing dinner.
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi BillardNovember 26, 2014
    I absolutely loved the Lamb Burger I ordered. ❤️ Would recommend trying it out.
  • Curtis C.
    Curtis CrutchfieldOctober 13, 2015
    Pork Belly Pastrami is great so is the Bernie's Mac n Cheese. The aged cocktails will kick your butt.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MApril 25, 2013
    Kent was very helpful in pointing us toward some delicious food. Short ribs, scallops, and salad were all fantastic.
  • Ellen F.
    Ellen ForbesOctober 10, 2012
    Filet with porcini mushrooms is awesome, but should be ordered rare or medium rare.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 1, 2015
    Order the chopped salad and pork belly. There will be no regrets!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 27, 2012
    Try the Midwest Manhattan - Maker’s Mark 46 bourbon, BLiS maple syrup,Carpano Antica sweet vermouth,tobacco & leather infused bitters, chilled, up
  • Jim B.
    Jim BergmanFebruary 22, 2013
    Get the ice ball for your scotch. The show is worth it and it may even help the scotch a little.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get them to do the #iceball. Perfect for minimal melt when drinking the scotch. $3 upcharge though. Fun at least once! Read more
  • Barb W.
    Barb WoodsMay 27, 2013
    Impeccable service! Clark is awesome! Food interesting and tasty! We will definitely be back!!
  • Taylor A.
    Taylor AlexanderNovember 15, 2013
    You have to try their barrel aged specialty cocktails and of course their chopped salad!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisAugust 26
    Try the Bacon Fat Heirloom Popcorn - Popcorn and bacon. Enough said. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SchrotApril 14, 2013
    Wasn't sold at first, but the chopped salad is one of the best combinations of food to ever enter my mouth.
  • ReseAnne S.
    ReseAnne SimsMay 22, 2012
    Black and Tan dessert was most amazing dessert I've had in a long time! Great great place!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CMarch 7, 2013
    The pork belly pastrami was outstanding! With Brussels Sprouts sauerkraut, mustard, and spaetzle
  • Schmooze A.
    Schmooze AZJuly 9, 2012
    Great ambiance, great hand-crafted cocktails! Make sure to try the Kiltlifter Fondue
  • PHOENIX Magazine
    PHOENIX MagazineOctober 17, 2011
    Try The Dirty Ginger, voted Best Off-Menu Cocktail in PHOENIX magazine's 2011 Best of the Valley issue.
  • Josh A.
    Josh A2 weeks ago
    Awesome cocktails. Solid American food with a twist. Good staff. Yummy shareables.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FritzMarch 28, 2011
    Every Monday at Citizen: By a bottle of wine, get a chopped salad (The Original or The Mirliton) for free!
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