Public Kitchen and Bar
Pleasantly suprisedIt has been years since we had dinner at the Roosevelt. I heard the Public Kitchen was getting good reviews, so I decided to treat my wife for her birthday. The place was hoping! We arrived about 7:00 and the pool party was just leaving, and when we made our way inside, we found a huge fund raising event. People everywhere and the sound level was a little intense. We entered the Public Kitchen and Bar and found a little haven of calm and style. The ambiance is smooth and comforting, the service is good and the food is better. I couldn't have asked for a better place to treat my wife for her birthday.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday BrunchThe Sunday Brunch Buffet was loaded with unique and very tasty items, not at all the usual steam table bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs. The server was charming, and attentive without being a nuisance. We will be back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for FoodiesIt is all about the food. Chef Goodell has a penchant for eclectic offerings. That said, finding beef tartare (my selection) in an "American Food" themed restaurant would seem a bit conventional to some, but this contradition seemed to work here. Noticeable was the provencal infusion within the design of the restaurant, consistent with Aubergine and his culinary routes. This fact supports my above statement. Unfortuantely, the dinner crowd was a bit sparse, at 5:30 PM on a weekday. The overwelming attention of staff, was positive though, as more of the dinner crowd started to fill in. For foodies, I give it a plus. I am a big fan of Red Pearl, another Domaine Group casual "gem".
I will absolutely return and recommend the Public to all.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM