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Publick House
Publick House

Publick House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chesterpublickhouse.com/
  • Email: info@chesterpublickhouse.com
  • Phone: (908) 879-6878
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dave Levey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Three beautfiul rooms to choose from that can accomodate a small gathering of 15 people and up to a large party of guests that can be perfectly set up in our new spacious banquet room.
  • Private Party Contact: Freddy Palacios - Jacob Gaeta (908) 879-6878
  • Entertainment: Check in weekly to see who is playing in the Bar area for your enjoyment.

    We offer private shows accompanied by a four course meal as well, ask about are current headliners.

    Entertainment for your own private parties in the banquet room available as well.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RT 206
  • Public Transit: n/a
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Huge parking lot located directly behind the restaraunt that provides plenty of parking.
A word from Publick House
Built in 1810, this beautiful structure serves as a restaurant and tavern in the heart of Chester, NJ. The Publick House's goal is to provide a consistent and quality cuisine while offering a unique dining experience.

We believe our guests should feel at home when they join us. The Publick House is the place to be; whether you're seeking fine dining, innovative cocktails at the bar, a seat in front of the big game or a relaxed gathering with family and friends.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a 7 pm reservation for 7 people. Our table was cozy (if we were all bigger people, the table would not have been comfy). The server, Sarah, was very friendly and accommodating, considering 2 in our party were quite late. The beer situation was a bit confusing - I guess since they change the beers so often, they don't have a printed list, but that makes it difficult to know what is on tap, and we are beer people! The food itself was all tasty. Nothing spectacular, but good. I got the white pizza and it had a bit too much mozzarella in relationship to the ricotta, which is normally the star of a white pizza. The biggest issue was NOT the food or the service...it was the fact that it felt like it was 80+ degrees in the dining room!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to the Publick House for live music last Friday night. Haven't been there in 25 years and it's still a great place for drinks, "bar food" and performances by live local musicians...If the Publick House keeps featuring quality live music, I'll keep going back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "outstanding service and not rushed out the door. I met up with a friend whom I had not spent time with in a couple of years. We go there before the crowds, ~6pm, and left after the place was hopping, about 2 hrs later, despite we were comfortable spending the time we needed to catch up on things. We had dinner which was excellent, and a bottle of champagne. Great friend and family atmosphere, lively and active."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to a nice dinner with the family and chose the Publick house because it has a good ambience and is kid friendly. I was disappointed with the herb chicken I ordered which I found to be dry, but didn't want to ruin anyone else's experience. AT the end of our meal when I asked my husband and mom how their meal was they thought is was just okay. I feel this restaurant is hit or miss. I've yet to be wowed by their food. Maybe that is why I don;t frequent the place."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent in every respect. Also great live Jazz band!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been here before for evening dinners and events. We shouldn't have been surprised that lunch was also very good."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had not been to The Publick House for dinner for quite some time (probably years) because we had remembered the food/service as not being that good. We were pleasantly surprised with our recent visit that this is no longer true. Our experience was excellent---service was fast, friendly and professional---just perfect!! Our meals, which ranged from the pizza to the specialty dishes, were all delicious and served in a timely manner. The atmosphere was comfortable and cozy in the fireplace dining room and even though all the tables were filled the noise level was fine. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The Publick House is both historic and charming. After spending some time exploring the shops in Chester, we were ready for lunch. We had a table by the fireplace in one of the several dining rooms, all of which are beautifully decorated. For us it was a delightful treat to find such a place with great food and creative specialty drinks, where we could spend a cozy and warm afternoon with friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The waiters were extremely busy and it appeared that they were understaffed. I had to wait quite a while for my drink"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We arrived on time and were seated at a high table (not a normal dinning room table). It appears to be llaced in an araea that normally is not used, on the main aile right in front if the wood fire pizza station. Constant parade of patrons and servers picking up bread. We were done in 30 minutes and out. In my 26 years of new years eve's this by far was the worst expierence."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Even simple fare doesn't come out great, but a good wait staff and excellent historic atmosphere. I went with three friends and no food came out that was worth raving about. Actually, a bit sub par, but good wine and company made up for it. The place is not cheap, so you would expect better food. If you want tasty, then try the local competition."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Nice afternoon lunch a few Saturdays ago, service great n food was delish! After a morning of shopping we had a warm table next to the fire and the five of us were tweeted like totality. Our server was knowledgeable and helped us make drink and good selections that were perfect!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I've eaten in this restaurant several times - it's the perfect meeting place for my cousin and me. I marked that it's great for outdoor dining even though we didn't dare eat outdoors this time! The staff is always friendly and the service is very good."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Totally enjoyed the whole exerience. Especially the band... Alien Hands...they were awesome!! great energy. Had a great time. Service was great, place is warm and has alot of charm. Will definately be back!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Great place for Birthday lunch . A little noisy but friendly and polite waitress . Service was very good . Food was very good . Rate it a B- Not bad for a fall day . Nice Bar too.. It will run you 30 for lunch with a glass of wine easy ."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My husband and I have dined here many times over the past few months. We've enjoyed it every time. We came this week to celebrate our 2 year anniversary, but needed a quick meal since we brought our 2 week old. We had a quiet table in a corner where our baby was secure. Our server was Ryan and he was efficient and personable. We shared the arugula salad as we usually do and we each ordered a burger. Overall an enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We were a party of 8 for a late lunch (2:30pm) on a Sunday. One person's pizza arrived 30 minutes before the rest of the meals, and we're not sure why it took 50 minutes for 4 salads, 2 kids meals and a pulled pork sandwich. The salads were side salad size, and consisted of light green romaine and soggy tomatoes. After our first round of drinks we had to hunt someone down to bring more, and yet again to ask for water. The manager's best response to our inquiries about our food was, "I'm working on it". The two tables next to us were seated after us and had their food long before us. It was really disappointing after a fun family day of pumpkin picking, especially since the building it absolutely beautiful and charming."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Beautiful restaurant but do not go during any Chester event. It was crowded,noisy and they served our salad without the shrimp topping we ordered. When we were leaving we saw a waiter bringing shrimp to others...what's up with that? We have been there at other times and it is a nice place to eat but it seems the kitchen could not handle the volume this past weekend."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The food at my recent visit was average. The portions were small and the prices high considering the portion size. We have been there before, but wont be back again for a while."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Food was fine, not great but okay for a local . The noise level from a, not very good band, made it difficult to talk and hear. Too bad."
    Dined on 10/11/2013