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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.
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.
There was no hostess and I to wait until one of the waiters could help. The food was just okay. Waiter was extremely helpful.
Our server Mikayla(sp) was great! She was very pleasant, accommodating and anticipated our wants and needs.
Great food fair sized portions
plenty of tvs for you sports fans
they turn the sound up for big games
Our waitress was awesome!
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.
Quick service, food decent.
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
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.
Cheyanne our server was very attentive and professional. The restaurant was clean and and the staff was very professional.
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.
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.
Very loud environment. Average food.
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.
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.
Had a great time! AMAZING food.
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.
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.
We enjoyed our dinner. The fillet slidders were excellent.
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.
Father's Day was quite special because of this place...my Dad enjoyed his meal and the service very much!
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.
Convenient, easy, good food, great service. Opens early for brunch.
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.
Great food and service ...I will be back soon !
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.
Nice place, good food. Excellent choice on a Friday nite.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was excellent, music was loud and a little off
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.
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!
Overall the experience was just ok. Food and drinks were overpriced and there's not much variety on the menu.
Overall it's OK, certainly nothing special. Atypical chain type restaurant serving the business community.
Food was not well seasoned. Was not a fan of the cheesesteak egg rolls. Waitress did not ask why the plate was barley touched. My husband liked his seafood pasta. My chicken sandwich was bland. No taste. Over priced for basic food. Will not go back.
The food was not seasoned well. Overall we did not enjoy our food and will not be returning. The server was pleasant and the manager did allow us to send a dish back and select something else so they really did try...