You’re Cute, Let’s Stay In Touch
Sign Up For Our Mailing List for Updates and Events
Our menu allows you to craft your own adventure, to eat and imbibe as you like. Stop by for a quick bite and cocktail or spend the evening with us. See you soon.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Citizen is a social dining experience featuring an eclectic American menu from Chef Scott Howard. Seasonal dishes are meant to be shared and the menu encourages guests to craft their own experience. Josh Goldman’s bar program draws inspiration from iconic 1960s Americana and features transportive tiki cocktails and irreverent straightforward drinks. The interior of the restaurant hints at the rebellious style and glamour of 1960s Beverly Hills. As the former location of celebrity tailor Jack Taylor, the restaurant echoes a bespoke sense of quality that feels suited to every guest. Adding to the atmosphere is a large open-air lounge and fire pit that plays host to the evening’s cocktail party, which starts early and goes all night long.
They say if you spend enough time in a particular restaurant or bar, you become a citizen there. We look forward to welcoming you.
Scroll down to get to know the team behind Citizen…
Born and raised on a 164-acre farm in North Carolina, Chef Scott Howard’s approach toward locally sourced ingredients and love of cooking took hold at an early age. Following his passion, Scott relocated to Miami where he was mentored by Chef Norman Van Aken at Amano, which was voted by The New York Times’ Gael Green as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the United States.
Afterwards, Chef Howard decided to move to to Northern California where he opened his first restaurant in 2001, Fork, in San Anselmo. Fork garnered Howard three stars in the San Francisco Chronicle, a 27 rating in Zagat, and was listed in the Top 100 Restaurants in the Chronicle.
Howard’s next venture was an upscale casual restaurant in Marin County, Brick & Bottle. In addition to being a popular local destination, accolades included a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and a listing in Food & Wine magazine’s “Best Suburban Restaurants.”
In 2015, Scott moved to Southern California with his wife and two daughters. Renowned San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Michael Bauer has said of Chef Howard’s food that Scott is, “known for innovative flavors and artful presentations that make the most of local seasonal ingredients.” Howard plans on bringing that same sensibility to his sharable eclectic American menu at Citizen.
Josh Goldman started his career in food & beverage by bartending while in college. He developed a passion for the industry which led to formal coursework with the Court of Master Sommeliers, where he earned the distinction of Advanced Level Sommelier in 2007.
He became General Manager at critically acclaimed Bastide under the helm of Chef Walter Manzke, who he would eventually follow downtown to Church & State. Both establishments earned back-to-back 3-star ratings from the Los Angeles Times.
In 2009, he joined Chef Michael Voltaggio at The Dining Room at the Langham, overhauling the wine program to complement Voltaggio’s innovative menu. In 2011 Chef Voltaggio and Goldman opened Voltaggio’s first restaurant, ink., where Josh was General Manager and Beverage Director. The restaurant was awarded the title of “Best New Restaurant in the Country” from GQ Magazine.
Josh has won several bartending awards, including a national championship through Cochon 555’s “Punch Kings”.
Robert Escalera was born and raised in Miami. After leaving Florida in his teens, he traveled the world working in fashion, eventually making landfall in New York City
The need to put down roots and his love of hospitality inspired him to leave the runways for a position as promotional director in some of New York City’s most iconic nightclubs such as, Life, Spa, and Crobar. Though he still craved the energy, creativity, and hospitality found in nightclubs he decided he wanted the more personal touch of Food and Beverage.
The transition from nightclubs to restaurants came naturally. For the last 8 years Robert has managed some of Los Angeles’ most acclaimed locations such as The Standard Hotel, Soho House., and most recently Roku Sunset.
In addition to his love of hospitality his other passion is Zeno Mountain Farm, where he has volunteered for the past ten years.
Leah Sewell has been dedicated to the hospitality industry for nearly a decade, and is thrilled to bring her experience and passion to Citizen. Previously, Leah has held positions in management, operations and sales for both small hotels and large boutique resorts. When she’s not dressed in vintage clothing and roaming around the retro scene, Leah loves to travel. Next on her list are Iceland and Bali. You will rarely find Leah without a cocktail in hand, socializing with anyone who crosses her path.
for press inquiries, please contact Lauren Sheftell
7 for 7 ’til 7 – Get lucky with us!
Featuring a daily selection of bites, cocktails, and wine for $7 until 7p.
Live DJ mixing it up with Vinyl 45’s and LP’s
First Thursday of every month.
Celebrate the “Art of the Meal” with lunch at Citizen.
We love to throw a good party. Host your next event with us. We can accommodate groups up to 225 in our private dining room, main dining room, bar and open-air lounge. Our space is perfect for schmoozing, boozing, making deals or any other shenanigans – appropriate or otherwise.
Chef Scott Howard will craft a menu perfect for your occasion and our experienced team will handle all of the details.
We can also bring the party to you. Ask us about our off-site catering.
Sign Up For Our Mailing List for Updates and Events