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Public House - New York
Public House - New York

Public House - New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.publichousenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 682-3710
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Masekela Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available customized to your desires.
  • Private Party Facilities: Public House provides private or semi-private space from 35 guests seated to 150 guests standing.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynette Cesaro (212) 682-3710

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd and Lexington Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Public House - New York
Do it in Public! Conveniently located in Midtown a block from Grand Central Station, Public House blends great food, fine spirits & good times. Public House boasts a sophisticated, yet unassuming crowd, spacious bar, private lounge & separate dining area featuring classic American cuisine in our relaxed atmosphere. Public House is the perfect place for a power lunch, a quiet dinner for two, or to socialize & unwind after work. For the sports fan, large HDTV plasma screens broadcast the big games. Private parties, large groups & special events are welcome, with private dining & event space available. Serving lunch, dinner & late-night menus. Catering services, take-out & delivery available upon request. Welcome to our house... Public House!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Platos especiales y desconocidos si no eres de EEUU. Excelente atención. Música fuerte. No es para una cena romántica, es para un momento más informal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent - we got nachos, burger, chicken salad sandwich, and the turkey brie sandwich. It's a very popular post-work Happy Hour spot so even though we had a table in the dining area you're still in the mix of things so expect it to be loud and crowded"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "favorite drink still the public house lemonade. Great spot for lunch and after-work drinks. Long bar, barservice can get slow during peak times."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time I've been there in the last 12 months. Each time it progressed negatively this time food was not good will not return"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Service was great. I ordered the roast beef sandwich special overcooked and dry (tasteless). The french fries used to be the best - not anymore. Table was sticky from previous customers. Very dissappointed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went the other day for lunch, kitchen was overwhelmed. It took 1hr for 2 salads to be served. Waitress was pleasant and apologetic, but you can't survive in NYC if you can't get people in and out in a hour in midtown."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I went with friends who were out of town and no one could hear each other over the sounds of the bar and the music that was playing. This is not a restaurant but a night club. Food was ok, nothing special."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It seemed that the restaurant was understaffed the night we attended. We had a reservation, but they said sit where we could. They were crowded and no one came to serve us. We waited patiently for about 20 minutes, then just left. I can't say whether the food is any good, but was required to enter a star rating. I think this may have been an unusual situation."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I've never had a bad food item here - the kitchen was a little backed up but it was the height of lunch hour."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Hostess was very god at finding us a table, as our party had 2 more than expected. Food was good, and staff very friendly. Thanks! NAD"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Good lunch menu. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Convenient to Grand Central station. Would come here again."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Good food and even better service. Great location for a business lunch,"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "Good spot if in the neighborhood. Only problem we had was very slow service at the bar."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "It is the "young professional" hot spot. Food is very good, and staff is great. Bar gets super packed for happy hour, so if you want to be able to have a conversation that you can hear one another.... I recommend getting a table for drinks/apps. Chicken strips and spin dip is GREAT"
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "My experience at public house was not the best overall.. The hummus was great but the rest of our food left a little to be desired. It was too noisey and there were several groups of parties that were happening all around us. It seems that they tend to overbook. The waitress was a little too "over attentive". Good random drink spot, but wouldn't recommend for other events."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "I usually come for lunch since I work down the block. But dinnertime was great! it was loud and lively, not great for a romantic date (which I happen to be on). I think the menu is the same...plenty to choose from."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "I had a pretty good experience here up until the end. I ordered a house drink (which was supposed to be $6 on a Thursday night) and was charged full price for it. When I asked the waiter about it, he told me that only "well drinks" were suitable for happy hour. I was doubtful so after he left I double-checked the happy hour specials on the bar's website and the Thursday special said "$6 HOUR DRINKS. So either the waiter lied, or he didn't know what he was doing. My friend had to catch a train so unfortunately I didn't have time to show question him further. Even though I had fun here, I'm not sure I could go back."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "I've been here several times and I love it, but this was my most disappointing. Not sure how they don't have menu items on a Friday night at 6 PM. Nevertheless, food was good and very reasonable for NYC."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Very disappointing. Poor service, overpriced, underpoured drink. Ordered appetizer that didn't remotely resemble the menu descrption."
    Dined on 4/17/2013
  • "very noisy but food was good. not a place to go if you want to chat and hear the other people in your party."
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "Good lunch spot, not too crowded, pretty solid menu. Would go back"
    Dined on 3/20/2013
  • "I come here on a regular basis - at least 3 times a week for dinner and drinks. I put together a Valentine's Dinner with just the girls and Public House was very accommodating to us. See you tonight!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "I like this place alot. It's nice my office, so very convenient and both the food and service is almost always very good. However, the last three times I've been, in the last 4 weeks, you'd think they were storing meat in the sitting area rather than in the refrigerator. Please turn up the heat, it chased me out sooner than I wanted to leave, which was one cappucino sooner!"
    Dined on 2/5/2013
  • "Noisy. Food was inconsistent. Appies were great. Dinners were fair."
    Dined on 1/9/2013
  • "Way too noisy if you want to have a meaningful conversation."
    Dined on 12/5/2012
  • "Had to find a casual, low key place to make a reservation for lunch in midtown east and just chose to eat here. I didn't expect much at all and wasn't surprised in the least. It was pretty empty for lunch but service was really slow with entrees and my salmon was severely overlooked. It's fine for happy hour if you like that scene but won't be returning for a meal."
    Dined on 10/23/2012
  • "We had a table of 9 and the server was very accommodating and attentive. It did get a bit too loud but that was the overall ambience. We would definitelt go back."
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "Nice atmosphere. Used Groupon towards apps and we were allowed to have drinks at happy hour prices."
    Dined on 9/24/2012
  • "We were very disappointed in the ambiance of the restaurant. We were were not told that it is mostly a bar scene. The noise was deafening and the waitress was so unfriendly and disinterested that we had to use our own plastic forks and spoons for our cake dessert. We were unable to hear each other talk. It was a horrible experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2012
  • "It has been a real pleasure eating at Public House... They are very keen on assisting clients. Staff is extremely polite and competent. I will surely recomend it to someone else."
    Dined on 6/30/2012
  • "A loud obnoxious bar, leave it for the twenty somethings that want to spend the night grinding up against each other, because the music is so loud they can't actually hear each other."
    Dined on 5/5/2012
  • "Very pleasant surprise. Have walked by several times but looks so dark from the outside never thought of going in. Decided to try it on a whim. Service was great. Food was served very quickly which left lots of time for eating and talking. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2012
  • "very comfortable with ample space between tables; bar area was also spacious. service was not very attentive, but met requirements. menu was limited but almost everything offered was what I liked :) i will return"
    Dined on 4/14/2012
  • "Good modern bar food for lunch. Would come back again. Good choice for the area, and good value."
    Dined on 3/27/2012
  • "Public House is in Midtown East and has a fantastic bar scene. Also, the Filet Mignon Sliders were an excellent choice!"
    Dined on 3/5/2012
  • "Food and service were quite good. I went there with a co-worker in order to dodge the crowds on Valentine's Day at the places where you might want to take a date. It suited the purpose -- a large noisy bar with quite good food."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Rude bouncer at the door. He lost a lot of revenue for Public House the evening I was there. They should look into training their people at the front to differentiate between diners and bar crowd. T would never recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 2/10/2012
  • "The cocktails were not good. I had a hard time finishing a white wine sangria. The whisky honey ginger was promptly sent back even though it was a recommendation of our server. The appetizers are small, don't plan to share, they are individual servings."
    Dined on 1/26/2012
  • "While the noise level can get disconcertingly loud, dining for two, and being able to hear each other's conversation, is very doable and enjoyable. The Bottomless wine dinners are especially a good value as the food is always good and the wine, while not top drawer is very drinkable."
    Dined on 1/24/2012
  • "Our server was nice and friendly. (I read many poor reviews on yelp and its actually not as bad as ppl say it is) Sandwiches and burgers were good. Red valvet cake was not. 20% grats added on the bill was a bit excessive for a grastropub."
    Dined on 1/21/2012