Public House - New York
Public House - New York

Public House - New York

  • 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: Continental, American
  • 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 2126823710

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!
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Public House - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.5
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • For the recent college grad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Public House was hopping on a Tuesday night. Seemed especially well-suited to recent college grads looking for a post-work bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lunch time person
    reisVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    always have a great experience at lunch perfect business area place can have coversations and not noisy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Muy Newyorkino
    Gaston
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pub food; busy for Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TheoniaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    favorite drink still the public house lemonade. Great spot for lunch and after-work drinks. Long bar, barservice can get slow during peak times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Public House was pretty good. The service was just a little odd. For whatever reason our waittress remembered everything else that my friends ordered but didn't get my order straight. I asked for chicken on top of one of my salads and there was no chicken so I had to ask for it again. My friend's also asked for a to-go box and the waittress brought theirs but not mine. Otherwise it was good, cheap and convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd time
    Allanzeeman01
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Public House - New York reviews archive.
  • Not so good
    Anne
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great
    KelseyB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good for and good service. Nothing to write home about, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad night
    NYCvisitor
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delish
    gurlygurl1969
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I've never had a bad food item here - the kitchen was a little backed up but it was the height of lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank You
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • quiet business lunch
    CJ61VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Good lunch menu. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Convenient to Grand Central station. Would come here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service with a Smile
    HarryT
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Good food and even better service. Great location for a business lunch,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot if in the neighborhood.
    WmorVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Good spot if in the neighborhood. Only problem we had was very slow service at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh..
    SweetMVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud and lively
    VivSueVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited overcharged me
    LeiLei644
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been here several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing. Poor service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Very disappointing. Poor service, overpriced, underpoured drink. Ordered appetizer that didn't remotely resemble the menu descrption.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very noisy but food was good.
    bzbodyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    very noisy but food was good. not a place to go if you want to chat and hear the other people in your party.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch spot, not too crowded,
    TheKT
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Good lunch spot, not too crowded, pretty solid menu. Would go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Place
    great
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I like this place alot. It's
    ClemenzaVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy. Food was inconsistent.
    SkipperVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Noisy. Food was inconsistent. Appies were great. Dinners were fair.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy if you want
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Way too noisy if you want to have a meaningful conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At least I tried it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great group place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere. Used Groupon
    Foodfinatic
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Nice atmosphere. Used Groupon towards apps and we were allowed to have drinks at happy hour prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT RESTAURANT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A loud obnoxious bar, leave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasant surprise. Have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very comfortable with ample
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    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
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good modern bar food for lunch.
    JordanFPVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2012
    Good modern bar food for lunch. Would come back again. Good choice for the area, and good value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Public House is in Midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/5/2012
    Public House is in Midtown East and has a fantastic bar scene. Also, the Filet Mignon Sliders were an excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic