Public Landing Restaurant
Public Landing Restaurant

Public Landing Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8158386500x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm

    Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Potter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Custom All Occasion Catering Available!

    Call Julie to plan your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Public Landing features a full service banquet facility.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Shepherd 8157680017x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 158th & Archer Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in all area city and business lots.
A word from Public Landing Restaurant
Step inside and experience 200 years of the historical beauty of our 22 inch thick limestone walls and original hand hewn beams.

Our scratch kitchen creates house specialties such as Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna; a Seasonal Small Plate, Gourmet 10oz. Burgers, Deli Style over-sized Corned Beef Sandwiches, Aged black Angus Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Homemade Pasta and more! Complete your meal with one of our Signature desserts, including Homemade Caramelized Baskets, Chocolate Mousse and Bread Pudding.

FULL SERVICE BAR featuring an extensive wine list, seasonal craft beers, daily drink specials and homemade seasonal Sangria.

SCENIC OUTDOOR DINING on our spacious patio along the banks of the old I&M Canal.

A DOG'S GOTTA EAT!! We are Chicagoland's premier location for Outdoor Dog Friendly Dining featuring the "Yappetizer Menu".

OPEN ALL HOLIDAYS!! Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Public Landing Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (36)scenic view (33)romantic (26)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good service, pork tenderloin
    DandyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Tasty delicious food filet mignon & pork tenderloin dishes
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Seating!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Made reservations to sit out doors and upon arrival was seated there immediately. Ordered a glass of house white wine that was nothing to write home about, but did enjoy it. I ordered the Carne Asada Street Tacos, I was apprehensive in ordering this as it did not seem that a street taco would be done well at this typee of restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were! Overall, the experience was very good and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to find outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice outdoor dining spot. They allow dogs at the outside tables, just FYI... Good food, reasonable prices, and a really nice looking place. It carries a good upscale vibe too so you can bring the wife on a date night, don't settle for O-garden, outback, or the like! This is a much nicer place for a nice night out. Call ahead if you want to dine outside, the seats are popular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    theatreguyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Reasonable with a regularly changing menu. Friendly, gracious staff. A regular place for me and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    GammaLove
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    May try again but we asked for outdoor seating on Open Table and they told us they don't even look at those special requests from the computer. Steak way overdone and we had to sit inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GImpR
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Step inside the 200 year old canals between the channel and the train tracks. Historic 2 foot thick limestone walls and original beams make this a unique spot and dining area. The Hosts are not very computer savvy as all open table reservations are sent via email and transferred to an old fashion paper reservation book.. Special requests will not be seen as they don't have a computer for Open table adjustments. . . . Overall a good place to visit once if your from far away. Looks to be a local crowd as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Portions needed to be larger for the price you pay. Also not good at making sangria. However, the food tasted good and was prepared well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historic Dining
    Bill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We always enjoy dining in this historic building. The exposed beams and stone walls would tell an interesting story if they could talk. The food is always very good. My wife had prime rib which was excellent and better than the rib eye steak that I had, but there rib eye was also very good. We both had the cheese bisque soup and that was very good. We always like the pretzel bread that is served before dinner. We will come back to the Public Landing again and again. It is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special night out
    enjoyeating
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been coming to the Public Landing for special occasions for many years. The food is always delicious and the service great. Save room for their famous dessert basket made of caramelized sugar and filled with a white chocolate mousse and topped with berries. The setting along the I & M Canal in the historic Gaylord Building in downtown Lockport can't be beat. In nice weather, outdoor dining is a delightful option.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive
    Seafood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service, menu and atmosphere. Will definitely go back, often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    DandyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went to the Public Landing to celebrate my birthday. The French Cut Chicken was prepared and presented exceptionally well. Servers were very attentive and caring about our experience. Will visit again in the next month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pet friendly
    suziqVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    has yappy hour and yapatizers for your pooch, great outdoor dining and great food. make rsvp though if want outdoor table
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Public landing
    Eatoutgirl1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Patio eating was delightful! Waiter was attentive and prompt. Food was fantastic and plentiful. Love their yappetizer menu for dogs on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasant
    LukeCol
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a very pleasant and relaxing eating experience, reasonable pricing, good food and drinks. We made a 6 pm reservation, arrived at 5:55 and was seated right away our waiter was very polite and knowledgeable Of the menu and specials, would recommend to all!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    Libster
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We chose Public Landing to celebrate a family birthday, and what a great choice! When we first arrived--not all of us at once--the service was a little hit and miss, but picked up as more of us arrived. The food was terrific, and the service much better when we had ordered. We dined outdoors, and as a result, we didn't feel too self-conscious about our own noise. The guest of honor's dog was also welcome! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food, charming location
    Dolly
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were seated by a window indoors so we could enjoy the view of the patio while we ate lunch. Our server was excellent; she was efficient and helpful but never hovered over us or made us feel rushed. She was very friendly, but not overly familiar or chatty -- very professional. The spicy calamari was excellent, as were our very generous entree salads. I would love to go back for dinner sometime, because I the the setting is very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    DandyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to the Public Landing to celebrate my wife's Birthday and we were not disappointed. My wife had a Filet Mignon (Prime) and I had the Pork Tenderloin. Both meals were very good. Waiter was attentive and support staff assisted the waiter in making sure that we were served appropriately. Appetizers and Salad selection was somewhat limited, but enjoyable and fresh. Will return again for a dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chicagolawyer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Have only dined outdoors - it's one of the nicer alfresco dining experiences. Patio has a large tree, view of historic building housing the restaurant and generally the surrounding area is nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • finedine2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    our favorite place to wine and dine. never a bad meal,service or time. everyone is friendly and greeted by name. go and enjoy ask for Denise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    First time here in several years. Much better now good and menu are now excellent. New outside massive patio for dining are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdays
    jojo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went to Public Landing to celebrate all our family birthdays together. It was a nice restaurant for a special occasion. Food was delicious and service was great. We chose Public Landing because of their gluten-free options. Those are hard to find. The whole family enjoyed their meals and said they will plan on going there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be
    parentalfoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We hadn't been to Public Landing in a while (we used to go quite often). The menu has changed significantly since we were there last. The service was friendly and helpful, couldn't have been better....but the food? Just meh. We started with the appetizer trio (bruschetta, crab cakes, salmon carpaccio) which were good. We didn't receive the pretzel bread everyone else got with their salads. The mashed sweet potatoes (which were way too prevalent on the menu) were cold and looked unappetizing. The sugar snap peas (also listed as a side for way too many entrees) were tasteless. My turkey was ok, somewhat cold, as were my husband's crab cakes. We have to go back for a family party later this year - hope it's better than this was.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable dinner
    SandyN
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and atmosphere was nice. Great day to eat outside. The food and service were good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality
    Wedding
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Overall, the quality of the main course my wife and I had was mediocre. She had the small filet and it was totally lacking in taste. I had the crab cakes and was equally disappointed. They were equally without taste and generally flat. The sauce that came with them was of no help. Fortunately, the meal was covered by a gift card and we decided to not to make an issue. Otherwise, if it was cash out of our pocket, we would have complained.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doggy Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great for your four -legged friends, a little pricey but for a special occasion it was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    food was excellent. Very disappointed with "bar service" waitress was helpful
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Lockport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food and service was great. Nice variety on menu including vegetable only and gluten free items. Was very impressed with this gem to be found in Lockport.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was excellent, as was the service. Extremely noisy. Had to yell to be heard by our tablemates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I am on a Gluten Free diet and they had plenty of choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed by all
    CECC
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I generally hold lunch business meetings at Public Landing. It is quiet. Servers are not intrusive and try to be sensitive of their timing to break into the conversation. The food is always excellent and I can count on Public Landing to be a great place to build business relationships.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweet spot for that special evening
    foodseeker
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Exceptionally beautiful setting. A wedding was going on outside the evening we were there, which made the scene even more special. Gorgeous patio to which you can bring your dog at any time to dine with you as long as your pet is well-behaved, which is an extra perk for the animal lover. Service was prompt and courteous and food was excellent with some less-common choices like duck, which my fiancé loved. If you love Illinois history and a nostalgic setting, along with great food and service, you will love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    Matt
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I have always had great meals here. Requested the lobster bisque when making the reservation and sure enough, it was on the menu that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite for special occasions
    Guam
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is my favorite place to take my wife on special occasions. The steak is always cooked perfectly to our expectations and the staff are very attentive and make us feel welcome. Dining in the patio is a perfect way to enjoy summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Public Landing Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great for special occasions
    knowledgeable
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Public Landing is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is outstanding, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and we always find the drive worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Charming Evening
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had reservations for four at six, and we were seated immediately upon arrival. We shared the three hors d'oeuvre sampler, with crab cakes and fried asparagus and it was superb. I had the salmon with garlic mashed potatoes, which was prepared to perfection. My wife had the sirloin steak, which was cooked to her liking, and she said it was moist and delicious. Our friends had lobster tails, which, judging from their empty plates, they also enjoyed. We had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FWDLG
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Have been here several times. Always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty to look at but.......
    MidwestYankee1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We met with friends at this restaurant. Neither of us had been before and both of us had incorrect directions given by our GPS units. The building itself is located between a canal and railroad tracks and it's very appealing. We had reservations but our table was not ready for more than 15 minutes. The restaurant is quite nice inside but the noise level was very high. We each had something different to eat and we rated our meals just average. Because of the noise level we probably won't return. There is a patio outside that wasn't in use on our night because it was too chilly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    hammerhd
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took Mom and Grandma out for Mother's Day everything went great. Food was very good. Service was very good also.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant
    irenievVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was probably my 10th time at Public Landing and my boy friend and I had a wonderful dinner complete with a scenic panorama. The only glich was having the main course delivered before I had finished my salad. I am not a fan of rushing courses. I will remind the wait staff on my next trip there. Otherwise, it was perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect landing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great ambience and above average service. Server knew the menu well and for first-timers, it's important to have that guidance. Ordered the special of the night, sea bass. Thought the meal was tasty but portion too small. My wife and I will , and have, already referred others since our recent visit. Can't wait to return after the patio opens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet