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Cook & Brown Public House

4.2
4.2
440 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Cook & Brown Public House is a modern, New England inspired version of a European Gastropub. This translates to a restaurant with food that is rustic in nature yet refined in technique, and service that is casual and friendly while still maintaining a high level of professionalism and polish. Cook and Brown seats 50-55 people including the bar, which acts more as a dining counter for single diners or those guests who wish for a more casual dining experience.

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Menu

Main

  • Local Mixed Greens$8.00

    shallot confit vinaigrette, picked herbs, sunflower seeds

    • Smoked Bluefish & Potato Fritters$9.00

      horseradish mayo

      • A Bowl of Maine Mussels$12.00

        fennel & hard cider broth, herb focaccia, aioli

        • Chicken Liver Pate$6.00

          traditional accompaniments, toast

          • Beet Salad$9.00

            whipped feta, orange, olives, hazelnuts, toasted kasha, herbs

            • Yellow Eyed Bean Soup$9.00

              kale chips, green apple, smoked paprika, mushroom jerky, boiled cider

              • Local Blue Corn Polenta$9.00

                soft cooked egg, roasted cauliflower, baby greens, sherry vinegar

                • Salad of Baby Lettuces$9.00

                  green goddess dressing, cheddar crisps, radishes

                  • Charred Autumn Vegetables$9.00

                    beet dashi, bok choy, lime, sesame

                    • Fried Green Tomato Salad$9.00

                      marinated & roasted cherry tomatoes, red chili mayo, baby greens

                      • Kale Salad$9.00

                        carrot puree, pickled vegetables, buttermilk-herb dressing

                        • White Bean Dip$9.00

                          lavash crackers, crudite vegetables, apple

                          • Fried Zucchini$9.00

                            spicy tomato sauce, feta, pea green salsa verde

                            • Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms$10.00

                              shaved vegetables, green apple, fennel, concord grape vinaigrette, pumpkin seeds

                              • Caramelized Squash Salad$9.00

                                hakurei turnip, roasted cauliflower, whole grain croutons, whipped goat cheese

                                • Chicken Rillette$9.00

                                  harissa, lemon vinaigrette, green tomato, paprika croutons, pickled red onion

                                  • Fried Local Oysters

                                    cajun remoulade, lemon

                                    • 1/2 dozen$14.00
                                  • Pan Roasted Codfish$22.00

                                    chowder broth, fork smashed potatoes, fennel, crème fraiche, dill

                                    • Hand Rolled Cavatelli$11.00

                                      italian sausage, hot & sweet peppers, breadcrumbs

                                      • Baked Orrechiette$18.00

                                        smoked pork, broccoli rabe, ricotta, citrus, chili flakes

                                        • Narragansett Creamery Ricotta Gnocchi$10.00

                                          beets, kale, pistachios, citrus

                                          • Roasted Giannone Farm Chicken$23.00

                                            rye spaetzle, braised cabbage, caramelized onion, fried grains, fennel & herb salad

                                            • Grilled Boyden Farms Sirloin Tip Steak*$25.00

                                              broccoli, french green lentils, turnips, crispy shallots, red wine sauce

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                                              What 440 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.2
                                              4.2 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.3Food
                                              • 4.2Service
                                              • 4.0Ambience
                                              • 3.7Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              86% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                              1. D

                                                Docmd

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on October 20, 2018

                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                I had been there about a year ago and had an AMAZING meal. It was a night when they had gotten a pig from a local farm so everyone in the restaurant got ham with delicious jams and side dishes and it was really exquisite. But I could not have been more disappointed with this most recent visit. We had (way) under-cooked (almost raw), extremely tough steak, porkchops that were ice cold and a brussel-sprout salad that had so much vinegar, it almost made me choke. We left before dessert but I would never go back.

                                              2. KK

                                                KathyK

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 13, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely. Cozy atmosphere. Craft cocktails. Homey and warm.

                                              3. PR

                                                PamelaR

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 31, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It's just a brilliant restaurant, from drinks to service to food. Nemo Bolin is an amazing chef and restaurateur. Go!

                                              4. AS

                                                AlbertS

                                                New England

                                                11 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on August 19, 2018

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                Stopped in for drinks and a casual dinner. The food and drinks were good, but the service was really slow. It took 40 minutes for us to get all of our drinks. In fact, two sets of customers left because the service was so slow. Another issue was the bathroom. It smelled. It smelled so strongly, that we asked for another table in order to be away from the "aroma." And it wasn't busy, it was our party and three people at the bar. Not a place I'd recommend.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on August 12, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a good time at restaurant. They were ready for us by the time of the reservation and served us quickly. I have no complaints.

                                              6. NS

                                                NadineS

                                                New England

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                Good for. Chicken was undercooked but had great flavor. Too many peppers in the calamari. Bartender was great

                                              7. M

                                                Meganlee

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on June 20, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I LOVE TESS!

                                              8. B

                                                Bill

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on June 14, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Unique and delicious menu -- limited choices but enough to cover all the bases. Outstanding and attentive service.

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were on a double date. It was a nice relaxed atmosphere with great ambiance. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive without being a bother. The food was an experience for the taste buds. Every bite was savored while we enjoyed great conversation. We had to look up a few words from the menu, but this just added to the fun.

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Wedding Anniversary

                                              11. RI

                                                RhodeIslander

                                                New York Area

                                                17 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2018

                                                overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                The meal was absolutely horrible. Even the water glasses smelled. Totally overrated. Skip it.

                                              12. M

                                                Mt40943a

                                                New England

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 24, 2018

                                                overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                First of all they require a credit card for the reservation. Annoying to be honest. The food seemed to be missing that one ingredient. Or chef was trying to hard with certain ingredients. Only 4 entrees and priced relatively high for the value you got. Then gratuity was included. 20% for a party of six. Not expecting that. Won’t dine there again

                                              13. MH

                                                MichaelH

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 14, 2018

                                                overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                Valentines

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 10, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                The duck wasn’t available as it appeared in the menu but my son had the available version which he loved .. the mussels were disappointing.

                                              15. SG

                                                SimonG

                                                Orlando

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 3, 2018

                                                overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                Very limited options on the dinner menu and really not broad based appealing. The web site gives the indication that the menu would be larger. Being a chef myself, I always perplexed that most chef in restaurants don't have a feel for salt. Most dishes are under salted. At restaurant, the cassoulet was extremely salty. I think what made i worse was they used a toasted bread crumb topping made from heir house bread which had a salted crust. Also, for a menu that only had four entree choices (and no specials) they had a substitution for one of their specials. My wife had the Steak Frites and I have to say the Frites were great but were served with no dipping sauce. They serve an Aoili with Moules Frites, why not with the Steak Frites. I think they are more interested in pleasing the drinking crowd and not the dining crowd.

                                              16. b

                                                bblaqz

                                                New England

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place. Haven’t been in a year and was happy to see the drinks are still fantastic and the food even better.

                                              17. H

                                                Henry

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on January 24, 2018

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                My first dining experience at Cook & Brown and hope for more in future! Food is pricey but the quality makes it worthwhile. Creative combinations of foods, from salad to dessert. For example, the salad (crisp and fresh) included duck cracklings and a whipped cheese dressing. Entree was a fluffy cod cake surrounded by delicious mussels in a base of savory tomato broth. Try the fluffy rice pudding drenched in a maple praline sauce. wine list includes lots of out of the ordinary choices.

                                              18. A

                                                Andrea

                                                New England

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on January 19, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We chose Cook and Brown based on the selections chosen for Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed by the choices! From the salads, to the entrees, to the desserts, everything we ate was delicious and creatively plated. We enjoyed unique and tasty cocktails and German beers we hadn't tried before. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and are already planning on returning next week with friends!

                                              19. TD

                                                TheDJ

                                                New England

                                                70 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                70 reviews

                                                Dined on January 13, 2018

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                Quaint local neighborhood quality restaurant. Great knowledgeable server, braised pork belly and Seaford Stew outstanding. Cocktails seriously good.

                                              20. KG

                                                KimG

                                                New England

                                                33 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                33 reviews

                                                Dined on December 30, 2017

                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                Everything was great. Our server when we started the night was outstanding. Her shift ended during our meal, the person who took over wasn't as attentive & left us waiting for the check for a while. Other than that it was a perfect night out. Great menu (albeit limited, call ahead to see what the offerings are) we caught the end of the german experiment. Just delightful. The smoked trout was so good.

                                              21. RM

                                                RonM

                                                New England

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on December 22, 2017

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                Visited last year just before xmas as we pick up our kids at train station from NYC. We all Loved the cocktails and food so decided to go again this year. Unfortunately was offering only the winter menu which was limited and nothing on it met our appetites that evening so we only had cocktails and pretzel bread and left to visit another restaurant for dinner. Suggest updating the menu shown on OpenTable. All that being said we continue to be impressed with the cocktails (and service was pleasant) and will definitely come back - but will call before to check on menu.

                                              22. D

                                                Docmd

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on November 11, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                What an extraordinary, transcendent meal! They got a pig from a local farm and served the most exquisite ham. Everything was so fresh and seasonal, from the inventive salad with shaved cabbage, rye seeds and raisins, to the wonderful roasted veggies and, of course, the ham. I can't wait to go back. This place is special. And also a wonderful value.

                                              23. AS

                                                AllanS

                                                Chicago

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on November 9, 2017

                                                overall1food2service3ambience3

                                                This restaurant was a complete disappointment. As a "Farm to Table" restaurant, you would expect fresh, local ingredients prepared simply with appropriate seasonings. From the start, we had difficulty even finding anything on the menu that would make us want to stay and try it. Since we had little time before we had to go to see a show, we decided to try to make it work. The first couple of small dishes we ordered were good...fresh cucumber salad with mint and giant radish...it was nice and we thought "OK...maybe this will be worth it". Unfortunately, that was as good as it got. The smoked trout was just bad. It did not look fresh, was really cold and seemed like something that was opened from a deli package. The brussel sprouts were not fresh...they looked like they had been cooked few days earlier, warmed back up in a dish covered with olive oil and mixed with fatty bacon. What is with the over pouring of olive oil on everything? Sometimes less is more...and in this case, it's going to be way less.

                                              24. P

                                                Pcart27

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 25, 2017

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                Our server was curt and seemed annoyed to serve us. The food was great!

                                              25. l

                                                lola

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                The service is exceptional--everyone was very attentive, the food was served with perfect timing and the staff very friendly, conversational and efficient. The food is good--a lot of butter was used and of course that makes things delicious. I liked everything we ordered and will definitely go back. It was rich but healthy tasting. The one thing that could use a bit of a boost is the decor--rugs on the wall? it felt slightly dirty which is not good. Given the food is austrian the decor should reflect this--good art on the wall and maybe a different paint color.

                                              26. BS

                                                BrandonS

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 14, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                The restaurant made a small Mistake with one of our orders and really went above and beyond in making it right. Could have clearly used 1 (or 2) more waitstaff in their dining area, but the staff that there was was very kind. Will be back soon! Cool place

                                              27. SJ

                                                SusanJ

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on October 14, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My second time here and still very impressed. It’s not often you get a great neighborhood feel with such inventive menu, quality products and knowledgeable staff.

                                              28. KP

                                                KenP

                                                Houston

                                                16 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We were delighted to hear that Cook & Brown Public House had a special menu featuring small dishes inspired by Central and Eastern Europe. It was an unexpected and tasty treat!

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Service was extremely slow. Menu online was not the menu we were given. Food was AWFUL!

                                              30. MK

                                                MissKate

                                                New England

                                                45 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                45 reviews

                                                Dined on September 30, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                It had been awhile since we had been to Cook and Brown, but we've always enjoyed it in the past. Always loved the eclectic menu and that it was not only seasonal but used local foods. Something has changed however. The recent menu with a beach theme was more suited to a clam shack. Fried foods and salads, and very limited protein options (lobster, fried fish, or fried chicken). We left. My advice - if you want to try Cook and Brown, call ahead of time and see what the menu is. The menu on their website does not even approach reality. We won't be back any time soon.

                                              31. HO

                                                HannahO

                                                New England

                                                8 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious, low key yet special-feeling. Lovely, attentive server. Will return ASAP!

                                              32. OF

                                                OldFoodie

                                                New England

                                                10 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                We have enjoyed this place a number of times in the past. Maybe not a top tier place, but good food, interesting menu, and the Sunday "Family Night" was great fun. We often visited on our way to the Gamm. But on our recent visit, there was only a summer "Beach" menu that would have been more appropriate at a clam shack. The food was mediocre, too. What's up? Is the chef on summer vacation? Has the place changed hands? We won't be back soon.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                I very much missed the bartender who left last week. He gave Cook and Brown a particularly friendly ambience in my opinion. It's in my neighborhood, so I liked it as a place to dine comfortably alone, have a drink and an appetizer, or a small dinner. Service was fine the last time, efficient and attentive. But not what it had been before. My friend, who had never been to Cook and Brown, didn't miss anything. But I did. I do think it is a bit expensive, by the way.

                                              34. p

                                                pirnie2

                                                New England

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on July 16, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                This is a great bar and restaurant. The drinks were good, the meals were delicious and plentiful, and the wait staff was excellent.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on July 13, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, but menu not a variety

                                              36. AG

                                                AimeeG

                                                New York Area

                                                13 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on June 23, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Appetizers were almost meal sized, great variety for vegetarian and non. Mains of fresh pasta we're delicious!

                                              37. k

                                                kedmond

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 26, 2017

                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                Table was far too small. Service was slow. Food is very very good. And they have a solid/excellent selection of beers.

                                              38. R

                                                Restreview

                                                New England

                                                20 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on May 20, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great cocktails and pasta!

                                              39. EZ

                                                EleniZ

                                                New England

                                                8 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                Menu was unusual. It was a Mexican theme - not what we expected. Plates were very small - somewhat salty. Octopus was charred - There was no salads on the menu at all Zucchini blossoms were excellent and the Carmel rice pudding was delicious- perfect to share. Overall experience was just okay -

                                              40. KM

                                                KristanM

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                Although the food was delicious, and the service was great, we were a bit disappointed that it was not their regular menu but instead the "pop-up" Mexican restaurant. We have been dying to go to Cook and Brown for some time now and finally had a night free from our baby, so we were bummed that we could not try any of the food so many of our friends have talked about. The best part of dinner was our after dinner cocktail at the bar. The bartender made a perfect Boulevardier and had such extensive knowledge on all things alcohol, it was a great conversation.

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