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Citizen Public House

Map & Directions 7111 E. 5th Ave. Ste. E.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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480-398-4208
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Lot Available

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Phoenix New Times' Description

Don't let the name and the address fool you. Citizen Public House, from former Cowboy Ciao culinary master chef Bernie Kantak, 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. From picture-perfect scallops and standout starters like the luscious pork belly pastrami to the Original Chopped Salad (so popular it has its own Facebook page) and dreamy desserts courtesy of Tracy Dempsey — at Citizen Public House, deliciousness is in every detail. Partner and mixologist Richie Moe (also a Cowboy Ciao alum) devotes as much attention to the libations as Kantak does to the food. So whether it's an evening out, a pairing dinner, happy hour fun, or late-night noshing — all with the added enjoyment of a team that's as comfortable to be around as your dining companions — Citizen Public House deserves to be in heavy rotation on your restaurant playlist, particularly if you find yourself in Scottsdale.

 
Member Reviews

  • strfle2
    strfle2 wrote a review for Citizen Public House
    on 06/13/13
    4

    The mixed drinks here are some of the best. I am referring to the first and the second floor (you enter through the back alley and up the stairs on the roof). On the second floor, all of the drinks are sort of an experimental variety. I had a sweet kind of fruit punch drink but it had dry ice in it so it was smokey. There are a lot of other crazy drinks and service is... More >>

  • kspidel
    kspidel wrote a review for Citizen Public House
    on 01/03/13
    4

    My wife and I had a 3 course NYE dinner here. The service was excellent. The food, amazing. We had probably the best scallops we have ever had in Arizona. The lentil and sausage soup was also wonderful. Combined with some very unique cocktails, it was a great date night! We plan on returning on a regular evening to explore the traditional menu a bit.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 06/23/11

    It's an explosion of FLAVOR in your mouth! Our food critic fell in LOVE with this place!

  • PHOENIX Magazine on 10/17/11

    Try The Dirty Ginger, voted Best Off-Menu Cocktail in PHOENIX magazine's 2011 Best of the Valley issue.

  • Phoenix New Times on 01/09/12

    Best of Phoenix Winner 2011: Best New Restaurant. An extensive menu offering tasty scallops, delicious pork belly pastrami, crispy chopped salad, and flavorful desert.

  • Andrew K. on 02/26/11

    Richie sazeracs my universe. (Couldn't resist)

  • Kathleen S. on 01/30/13

    The best salad. Waited a year to come back to Scottsdale for this baby

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