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Date
Wed, 4/25
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10:30 PM
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Public House - National Harbor

4.1
438 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
Since opening its first restaurant in April of 2005, the Public House continues to strive to be a leader in the bar and restaurant industry. Public House currently encompasses restaurants in Philadelphia, New York, and National Harbor, MD. Public House's mission is to provide a consistent and quality product, while at the same time, a sophisticated and fun atmosphere to our guests. We are your neighborhood restaurant and bar with a nightlife scene. We believe that our guests should feel at home when they join us. We strive to provide an experience second to none in the hopes that they will find their way back home again. Whether it is lunch, happy hour, dinner or a late night party that you seek, Public House is a venue that can meet your needs.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00am
Sunday: 9:00am-2:00am
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Phone number
(240) 493-6120
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rich Caballero
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Catering
Public House National Harbor offers a separate catering menu and open bar packages. Contact Cherish Carswell at ccarswell@publichouseusa.com or 240.493.6120 for happy hour and private event inquiries!

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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Limited metered street parking in the front. Garages close are The Mariner and St. George's Garages. Valet (not run by Public House) for $20.
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Public transit
Green Line to Branch Ave and the NH1 Bus to National Harbor.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3pm-7pm

Karaoke on Tuesdays from 10pm-2am

DJ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10pm-Close

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your next special event at our House! Available for fully private functions, semi private events in our main bar area and full restaurant buy outs of up to 400 guests.

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What 438 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
3.8
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3.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time and our waitress Lindsey was great!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We stuck to basics with hamburgers and a huge chicken sandwich. Food was good and well priced for area. Good service and they sped things along since we had a commitment. It was pretty loud but it was a beautiful Saturday night so everyone was out

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food and service was quite good. A bit on the pricey side, particularly if you have wine. We got together with a friend and were able to linger for a long time after dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Big Thumbs Up! There were five of us for brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. We like to get together for brunch, and have been to many locations in the DC area over the years. We ALL agreed the Public House was now at the top of our list!! The food was not your typical brunch in a good way with different menu items - and absolutely delicious!!! The BIG CHICK was amazing!! Lastly, we were pleasantly surprised at the total cost - it was much more reasonable than many brunches we have been to in the DC area.

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

There was no hostess and I to wait until one of the waiters could help. The food was just okay. Waiter was extremely helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server Mikayla(sp) was great! She was very pleasant, accommodating and anticipated our wants and needs.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food fair sized portions
pricing $
plenty of tvs for you sports fans
they turn the sound up for big games

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waitress was awesome!

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2017

It was okay. We went for happy hour but my one friends could not sit at the bar so we could not get any of the happy hour specials.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Quick service, food decent.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Best veggie burger of my life. Their bourbon BBQ sauce is something else. Speedy service and the fries come in a nice little fryer basket. Clean and calm atmosphere with a cozy environment. Personally I think it's the best restaurant in National Harbor and would more than happily go there again. Went for a date and was not disappointed. 10/10

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

This restaurant was in walking distance from my hotel. Didn't seem very busy which is generally not a good sign. We were seated immediately and the server was very attentive. Great food and environment. Would recommend for casual diners.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Cheyanne our server was very attentive and professional. The restaurant was clean and and the staff was very professional.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

It was after much deliberation that I chose this place for our after activity get together, and it turned out really well. There was actually far less trouble finding a set of tables close enough together than OpenTable led me to believe. (I had to get a friend to make a second reservation of 4 to accommodate our group) We had good food, and the whisky list was sufficient, if a bit on the pricey side. However, I'm guessing our server is quite new, as he seemed uneasy with the large group, and he made a hash of the checks at the end, having lost track of who had what.
Otherwise, it went very well, and the atmosphere was excellent for our shindig.

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Meal started off good, food seemed above average. They take time to plate it thoughtfully. I ordered the mixed grill to share, cut into one of the chicken breasts and took a bite, immediately spit it out. It had turned, the smell of it was even too much to bear. Had others smell the rank odor coming from that bad piece of meat including my waiter and they confirmed that it was turned. Another man who did not introduce himself as a manager but I'm assuming he was came up to my table, told me there was nothing wrong with the chicken because they just received it in this morning. He refused to smell the chicken but offered to get me something else but I was feeling queezie and had lost my appetite after that as anyone would. If I was a manager at a restaurant I would want to get to the bottom of a problem that could have easily made my patrons very very sick.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2017

Very loud environment. Average food.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Our book club had a blast at brunch. The food is great and the drinks were even better. Public House is by far one of my fave places in the Harbor.

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2017

The glasses and silverware were dirty. My husband ordered the chicken and waffles, the waffles were cold and hard. We informed our waitress she just stated ok i will put in another order for waffles, 20 minutes later no acknowledgment still no waffles cold chicken. We asked for the check without the chicken and waffles. I think she was overwhelmed with all the tables the hostess gave her. Unfortunately we won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

Had a great time! AMAZING food.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2016

This restaurant is convenient and close to the harbor. The staff are friendly and a wide choice of food. It is little pricey for the kind of food that they serve. Overall it is a nice restaurant.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Public house used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the harbor; however, I went on 8 Dec with a friend, and was truly disappointed. I ordered the crab cake sandwich, which is something I've always ordered. Needless to say it was not the same. The crab cake I remember was definitely more lump, but this one was not. It almost seemed like it was frozen party that was fried. The ambiance in the place has just changed...I won't be returning unless I'm planning to sit at the bar on a weekend.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner. The fillet slidders were excellent.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2016

We had two lunch salads. Which were really good. But no bread or crackers only if you pay for a side of bread.
I don't care to be "nickeled and dimed" like this. Just charge a little more for the salad and give me some crackers or bread.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Father's Day was quite special because of this place...my Dad enjoyed his meal and the service very much!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Our waitress was amazing. The seating was great. The atmosphere was great as well. I saw families, friends, couples, graduates, and all in between dining. There is a huge bar! I like the location of this restaurant because it not only sits directly on the corner, but it is attached to the public parking garage. My friends were able to find street parking while I parked in the garage.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

Convenient, easy, good food, great service. Opens early for brunch.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2016

We had my birthday brunch there on Memorial Day Sunday. The Crab Benedict is very good. One of the best I've had. The Old Bay Hollandaise is delicious and the crab cake had very little filler. Did not try the Bloody Mary bar or bottomless mimosas as we had a full day ahead of us.

They do not have regular Eggs Benedict, though, which we found odd.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Great food and service ...I will be back soon !

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2016

They offer different menu's at different times of the day. I came in expecting to get one thing I saw on the menu online and it wasn't there. The food is just ok..over price for what they have. Wings are great... I would recommend this place for drinks and wings and that's it.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Nice place, good food. Excellent choice on a Friday nite.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Absolutely LOVED this place! Went there for a birthday celebration - was able to get a quiet booth away from everyone and we enjoyed our meal!! The Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Chocolate Lava Cake was the beginning and ending of the perfect mean!! Free dessert because it was my birthday!!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

This was my first time eating at Public House. I wanted a place for me and the family to have brunch on my birthday. I usually celebrate out of the country or in New York, but this year had to stay close to home. Public House was AWESOME! My family loved it. My eight year-old son raved the food, which is surprising. All plates were empty. It was a great time.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2016

An unremarkable brunch. We were there early on a Saturday morning, so it was nice and quiet, but there is truly nothing special about the ambience or menu. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

My husband and I found a babysitter for the night and were able to get reservations for Public House. Despite being a little late, we were seated right away. The service was good - our waitress check in on us a couple of times throughout the meal, and the food was good. We shared the mixed grill plate. All in all was a welcomed night out.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Our waiter was attentive and responsive to our requests. The food was very good, not fancy but fresh and nicely presented. I would go again.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2016

Food was excellent, music was loud and a little off

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2016

I had a business lunch at Public House and found the lunch menu excellent and the noise level low enough to have a good discussion. it was very easy to access from the Gaylord Hotel which was another plus.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Great weekend meal. The joint was humping and it had energy and a great vibe. Service was on point, Makayla, was a charming and gracious server. She kept is on drinks and food, monitoring the table and keeping an eye on us.

Food was great! Wings were huge and the hummus was taste. Fish tacos were good but did not seem to match the rest as the fish looked processed and not what I saw going on in the balance of the plates.

Entrees were also great, burger, shrimp and grits and fried chicken.

Great job by all!

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Overall the experience was just ok. Food and drinks were overpriced and there's not much variety on the menu.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2016

Overall it's OK, certainly nothing special. Atypical chain type restaurant serving the business community.

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