Citizen Public House is awesome! It's so great to see them receiving the recognition they deserve! The ambiance is warm, the owners and staff are attentive, and the food and drinks are amazing!
Best New Restaurant Phoenix 2011 - Citizen Public House
7111 E. 5th Ave. Ste. E.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Readers' Choice: The Firehouse
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.