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Public Kitchen and Bar
Public Kitchen and Bar

Public Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/la/hollywood-roosevelt/eat/public-kitchen-and-bar
  • Email: public@thompsonhotels.com
  • Phone: (323) 769-8888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-12:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Description Buyout Opportunities Available. For more information, please contact our Events Department at: 323.769.8888
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact the restaurant for large party details as well as set menu options and pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Autumn (323) 769-8888

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange
  • Public Transit: Metro- Hollywood and Highland and bus stop at Hollywood and Orange
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validation Discount- with validation $6.00 for the first 3 hours then $2.00 for every half hour up to the posted maximum.
A word from Public Kitchen and Bar
From Domaine Restaurant's (Chef Tim Goodell) comes Public Kitchen & Bar, at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, featuring a menu of eclectic American fare. The landmark hotel's re-imagined old Hollywood style dining hall offers locals and travelers alike this stunning setting reminiscent of a stylish and welcoming private home. A loft-inspired design provides a lighter, brighter space highlighted by black walnut butcher block tables, redesigned 1960s library chairs and diamond-tufted banquettes. At the room's center, a large, three-sided, marble topped bar offers creative cocktails, a moderately priced bottle wine list, beers by draft and bottle and an assortment of cured meats and cheeses. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place and great deal if their promotion is running."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Good quality meats, but the sides need a little work. Parker house rolls were tasty, but they are $5.00 not free as in some restaurants. A nice place to eat in Hollywood, inside a beautiful old Hollywood hotel."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "not a memorable meal at all. Not terrible, just not memorable in the least. 4 people did perfectly fine, service was fine but I never got the sense that they really knew anything about the food and were just making random suggestions to sell product. You could do way worse with restaurants but I forgot this place as soon as I left."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The place is beautiful and a landmark. The food and service was good, not spectacular but certainly enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Noise level was extremely loud due to a conference in the lobby."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating the engagement and birthdays of my son and his fiancé before attending a concert at the Dolby. I chose the restaurant because it was convenient and didn't expect the food to be that great, but it was outstanding! Everything the four of us ordered was delicious. Two of us had the cod and it melted in your mouth; and two had the duck and they both raved about how tender and delicious it was. We also had the burrata and roasted tomato appetizer and scraped the bowl clean, it was so good. The desserts looked great, but we had to leave to catch our concert so next time we will get there earlier to be sure we can have dessert. Waiter was friendly and helpful in making our meal choices. I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The hostess was GREAT!!! The building is classic... Our waitress was horrible... We both ordered the steaks, filet and NY, it was NOT, I repeat NOT, prime or even close to "prime" meat... I a meat eater from Mastro's-BH to Lugers-Brooklyn.. This was not prime meat!!! Since we both had different cuts, I can say they don't serve prime beef... But our apps the mussels and kale salad were great..."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "It was convenient to El Capitan and the ambiance is decent. Mediocre food, surly, unapologetic service. I think I next time I would rather go to one of the mall places."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The entrance and lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel is understated to the point of almost hidden. The same goes for the restaurant. However, if you are lucky enough to find or seek it out, you will be rewarded handsomely with a great meal. We tried appetizers such as the burrata, which was how do I put it, amazing. For entrees we had the monkfish and the pork belly. Both were fantastic. The service was, if I were being critical, a bit slow and the waitress didn't seem to know the dishes and how they were prepared very well. All in all, if I live in LA, I would happily return."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Second time dining here. A little noisy but good food and descent service. Will definitely come back"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went here to have dinner and drinks before seeing a movie on Hollywood Blvd. Place was dead early but that was great for us...service rocked, food was really good and the drinks hit the spot. The only dish I didn't particularly like was their Lobster Roll. Tasted more like a crab salad on a roll, kinda false advertising as far as a "lobster roll" goes. The burratta and meatball dishes were big and the endive salad was very tasty. Definitely will consider doing this again next time I have to go to crazy street for something."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Buffet was pretty good selection but the service was excellent. The staff made us feel so comfortable and recommended the steak and eggs which was delicious."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Very busy on Sunday for brunch and they didn't seem prepared. Lots of items on the buffet were empty or picked over and not replaced. Our mistake but we didn't know we could order omlettes off the menu but then again the waiter never pointed this out to us. The bacon on the buffet was overly sweet. Our second time here but it was better the first time."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great side dishes and nice array of appetizers to keep things interesting. The chiccarones were great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Public is sophisticated but not stuffy. Good food and attentive service."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Waitress seemed less than enthusiastic to be there. My husband and I ordered entres and had the buffet. They brought my entree 15 minutes before my husbands and it was cold by the time his arrived."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We ate here on Valentine's Day for dinner. We enjoyed the prefixe menu immensely. Neither of us like beets, but what they made with those beets for the salad course was very tasty. The rose pairing was alright. We would have preferred a full wine experience. We will return and recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Liked the buffet selections. We also ordered off the menu. The steak and eggs and the burger were overly salted and the burger was well done and not medium rare as ordered but we opted not to say anything since the buffet items made up for it. Also enjoyed the table side Bloody Marys. Would return."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "What a bummer, I really was looking forward to our dinner here and a couple people had recommended this place. The decor and ambiance are nice but the service and the food was really really lacking. We went with another couple and all ordered different things.....sadly each of us was underwhelmed by our choices. We also found the service to be very poor. This is frustrating considering they were not busy in the slightest. Of all of the choices in this area, this would not be a place I would return to."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "the best thing we had was the kale salad. in like- i will make it at home bc it was that simple and easy. the rest was a 2 at BEST. the service was poor, which was especially disappointing because it was slow."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "If Public wasn't in the Roosevelt, I'm not sure I'd even bother. But, because it is in the Roosevelt, and the vibe from the classic, yet hip hotel does set the scene, dining at Public is totally cool. The food is really good, and tasty and served by a lovely server. The wines are great and my glass was never empty. I just like it here and go back fairly regularly. I get there before the girls in short dresses arrive so I don't feel out of place. It's a solid, descent restaurant and a really fun dining experience. It feels like you're away and it's got a real Hollywood meets New York sensibility. Don't stay away because it's at the Roosevelt and do go because it is."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went on Xmas Eve. Menu was very confusing; we had to ask questions 3 separate times before deciding what to order. "Sunchoke Soup" (made from Jerusalem artichoke) was very, very good; it had chanterelle mushrooms and hazelnuts and it was actually served hot, not lukewarm. "Maine Lobster Roll" was basically a cold sandwich served with fries; it was ok. Butternut squash side dish really wasn't very good at all. Historic atmosphere was a plus."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The service was excellent however the food was just OK, the restaurant was about 1/3 full yet they seated us next to a party of about 15 tourists who were Very loud and obnoxious. At $160.00 for lunch for 3 it is more expensive than almost any place in Hollywood with very average food. We should have gone to The Palm!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I love Public Kitchen, so much so, that I eat there 3-5 times a week. Their food is amazing, drinks are the craftiest in LA and the servers and bartenders are delightful. I never have a bad thing to say and fall in love with it more each time I dine there."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the Roosevelt Hotel is inside after all these years. Granted it was decked out for the holidays, The Public Bar was very pleasant, well lit, offered a good variety on the buffet and had a very attentive staff. We went on a Travelzoo coupon but would go back without coupon. The Bloody Mary and enough "merry" in it to make it worth the price. I questioned the use of portion control containers for yogurt and bruschetta but decided I liked them. If I were to change/add one thing, I would put up a waffle/omelet bar in a corner to offer fresh items cooked to order. I would have chosen that over the usual scrambled eggs in a chaffer - even though they were good. Enjoyed the whole experience."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I can't say enough about Public Kitchen - we dined there last Saturday and were blown away by the combination of decor, food, service, ambiance, and menu (for both food and drinks). It was our first visit, but already can't wait to try it again. We had the kale salad (absolutely amazing), bone marrow, NY steak and duck entrees. Each was top notch. Thank you Public Kitchen for an amazing experience (it was our first time there, and truly remarkable)."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "They add new menu items from time to time and everything they add is DELICIOUS. I've dined here several times and always leave satisfied. And isn't that how you always want to feel after a meal? Public Kitchen & Bar get it right - from the service, to their specialty cocktails, right down to their food. I love this place!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We enjoyed the food and the great service. The place was not crowded; and the manager told us about the history of the hotel. We walked around and enjoyed the preserved location. The food was very tasty and had extra touches. Horseradish potatoes; wild rice stuffing, and many choices for each course."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Went on Thanksgiving Day, wanted to go to different kind of place. It was a limited menu, need to go back for full menu. I don't know if the 18% service charge on the bill is usual practice, parking was validated but still cost $ 6.00......"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We took my son's GF to this place for her Birthday and it was really wonderful. The group ordered drinks that were well prepared and interesting. Terrific bartender. The food was also great. I had mussels, my wife chicken and the others steak. They were also excellent. The room itself was like the 1930's in this old Hollywood setting. I would actually go back to this place for the food, ambiance and drinks. Nice experience."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I was on a weekend trip to Hollywood with 2 girlfriends and we made reservations at the Roosevelt for brunch. The room was very nice, staff friendly and accommodating. The spread was elegant, not overdone, but we left full and enjoyed the food. Also a nice touch was that they offered a bloody mary bar and cantalope pineapple juice in additional to oj. We drank prosecco which was very nice. Wish I lived closer so I could become a regular! A must try in a famous hotel! Go!!!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We had a wonderful time for dinner. The portions I found on par with any good restaurant, and at a far more reasonable price. We had the beef tartare and it was amazing, we both had the scallops: amazing! The rolls were delicious. We did not have dessert because we were off to an event and running late. The service was great from the hostess to the wait staff, and the decor is wonderful vintage hollywood; I don't understand people who did not "get it"... it seemed pretty clear to us, and we thought it was perfect considering the history of the hotel. I can see how it could be la little loud if it was packed, but it was pleasant when we were there. The drinks are not cheap, but good. Nice size pour on the wine. WIll be back for sure."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "All I can say was the scallop dish was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time. The steak tartare was sublime."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "PK&B may be my new fav. Not what I would have expected from a Hollywood Landmark hotel restaurant. Our party of four was there to celebrate three birthdays. We started with the Parker rolls, freshly baked in a small tin and amazing stuffed potato balls. We enjoyed the scallops, lobster roll, cheeseburger and kale salad. Portion sizes were perfect. We split the rocky road and pear tart, both highly recommended. I was actually shocked when I got the bill--very reasonable for four. Comfort food at its best!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Great cocktails and a diverse menu. Friendly, caring and efficient service is always the key, and there were no disappointments. I'd make this a hangout of I lived or worked in Hollywood"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We went prior to a show at the Dolby across the street at Hollywood and Highland. The food varied from very good to excellent with the duck breast and the cobbler clearly in the excellent rating. This is American with a little French twist. It was noisy, partly because of a large private group at a side room and also they were very busy and crowded. Salads were very creative also, especially the gem salad. Definitely will go back and recommend it as well to others."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Restaurant opened a few minutes late, but they seated us quickly. The brunch food was very good, but they were out of eggs and bacon when I went thru the line. Staff were very efficient and gracious. Would have appreciated it if coffee was included in the travelzoo brunch deal. The ambience was a bit odd. No music (the acoustics aren't good so music would probably make it impossible to hear one another) and it looked like every single table had a travelzoo voucher (you can tell because there is a bottle of Prosecco included). There was a long line of people out the door, dressed like they shopped at the West Covina mall, holding their printed vouchers. I think they should limit the number of vouchers they accept on a given morning."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The food was not plentiful. For the money you can do a lot better elsewhere. The noise level was to bad you could not carry on a conversation across the table."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "In the fantastic Roosevelt Hotel, a lovely brunch with excellent, very tasty food. I will be curious to go back in the evening."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We bought a promotional brunch certificate for two. The food was terrible! The "hot" items were barely warm; the bacon was burned and the "grilled" bread was cold and stale. The Proseco was nicely chilled. The server came by often to check on what we might need."
    Dined on 8/4/2013