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Public House - National Harbor

433 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Bar Seating (1)
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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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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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Public House National Harbor offers a separate catering menu and open bar packages. Contact Cherish Carswell at or 240.493.6120 for happy hour and private event inquiries!

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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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Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3pm-7pm

Karaoke on Tuesdays from 10pm-2am

DJ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10pm-Close

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 433 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Whatsup (New England)
5.0  Dined 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

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waitress was awesome!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Quick service, food decent.

evahidi (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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

KImg (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

AnthonyL (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2017

Very loud environment. Average food.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

Had a great time! AMAZING food.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.