Public House - New York

4
170 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
All guests will have their temperature checked. Unless seated, masks are required to be worn at all times Please wear your masks when going entering, leaving & when going to the restrooms. Maximum of 10 guests per table Our staff will wear masks & gloves while handling food & beverage & report daily health checks. High volume areas like restrooms & door handles will be sanitized every hour. Tables indoors & outdoors are measured and meticulously spaced 6ft apart.

Conveniently located in Midtown a block from Grand Central Station, Public House blends great food, fine spirits & good times. Public House boasts a sophisticated, yet unassuming crowd & a spacious outdoor dining area featuring classic American cuisine in our relaxed atmosphere. Public House is the perfect place for a power lunch, a quiet dinner for two, or to socialize & unwind after work. For the sports fan, we have HDTV plasma screens & a projector on our outdoor patio.

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Special menus

  • College Football - Game Watches

    Starting Nov 18, 2020
    Join us every Saturday to watch your favorite College Football Team! Food and Drinks specials available all day! For more information please call 347 603 2487 or email info@publichousenyc.com
  • The House Social Bottomless Brunch

    Starting Nov 21, 2020
    Enjoy our Bottomless Brunch available every Saturday and Sunday from 12PM - 4PM $35/person includes 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, aperol spritz + 1 brunch entree. *not valid during major sporting events / games watches. For more information please call 347 603 2487 or email info@publichousenyc.com
  • The House Lunch Special

    Starting Dec 1, 2020
    For $17, enjoy a public house burger with a pint of select beer or a salad with a glass of house wine! Available every Tuesday - Friday from 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Offers

Happy Hour Promotions!

Starting Nov 18, 2020 · Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM $5 Select Beer $6 House Red & White Wine $7 Hard Seltzers $8 House Mixed Drinks Ask your server about our daily food specials!

Receive a FREE Dinner for your BIRTHDAY!

Starting Nov 18, 2020 · Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Book your birthday dinner with us and receive a complimentary appetizer, entrée & dessert on us! Birthday must be one week prior or after the date of reservation. Valid for groups 4+

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.6
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTIMOTHYF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Sat at the bar for the big east tournemant

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vipScottStamford
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It is casual and fun and is a very active and upbeat place. They have a diverse menu and the food is good and the service is great. I also think the prices are reasonable. It is kind of a no frills kind of place but I like it and will be back soon.

BJ
vipBJKJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very loud music, service slow.

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vipLelando
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Public House is a typical nyc bar restaurant. Good happy hour from 5-7 with generous pours. The menu was fairly broad with tavern fare. Very very loud.

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CaraB
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go before a Knicks game at MSG. Walkable from Grand Central station. My 2 teenage sons went and then walked to MSG. Good bar food...burgers, wings, etc... Tons of TV's to watch games while eating

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TimR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Went to watch the Big10 Championship game. Midway thru 3rd qtr, the screen we were watching suddenly rolled up and a DJ started pumping out beats. Place can’t make up its mind if it’s a sports bar or night club.

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IK11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

It's like a slightly nicer and more expensive Applebee's, Similar menu, vibe, crowd, noise...good location, but that's about it. Nothing specifically to complain about, but also not really a great experience to have in NYC.

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tomc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would say that for dinner the place was very loud. Probably the glass windows and no sound proofing or cushioning. But the food and service was really good

MA
vipMARINAF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I wish when I order the Guacamole I would of been told it was for one person
and the Chips were for two people

DZ
DanielZissonZ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

had to order twice. it was hot. the music was too loud and we had to yell at the table to be heard. And it was overpriced even for midtown Manhattan.

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EuniceR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public house is always great! Joey (mgr) is awesome! Thank you,

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Carolp
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with a friend to watch the soccer game on a friday afternoon. Food was good, drinks were good, plenty of screens for easy viewing. Ive seen reviews complaining about wait staff but when I arrived I notice there is a button to summon the waitstaff on the table. Button works and bus staff are always around if wait staff isn't. I would go back! Great time!

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HannaS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was Way to loud, the bathrooms were dirty and the staff was rude and unfriendly when we first walked in. We also did not have one continuous waitress or waiter throughout our time. I wouldn’t recommend this place

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NuriaG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Although the food was good, the service was a bit lacking (waiter was busy with large groups so I don’t necessarily blame him) should have had more help, otherwise he was nice and professional. The noise level was what did it for us. The music was so loud that it made everyone at the bar and us sitting at the restaurant scream when talking. It was downright horrible. I understand there is happy hour but it is also a restaurant not a CLUB!

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NaplesFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively sports bar, a stones throw from Grand Central Station. A DJ plays music during happy hour, good food fun times, great wait staff

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vipKristineS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

More for happy hour crowd than diners. Extremely loud. Food so-so.

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Babbitt
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There were nice options for vegetarian friends and the service was good. It was noisy with a fundraiser in progress.

JC
JohnC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, came out quick and serving staff very helpful

DB
DonaldB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A DISASTER. I had four family members in from out of town. They took a reservation AND MADE ME CONFIRM IT THE DAY BEFORE when, in fact, they were closed for a private event. My firm in the Chrysler Building uses this place for events but we will never come here again. Unprofessional and totally thoughtless. Thanks for ruining a family event.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent place for lunch, good food with nice atmosphere.

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vipKintl
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - good and varied selection. S service is awesome!

JR
vipJeffR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great place to see a game. Plenty of TV screens, good beer selection. Food is just ok.

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NB5000
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Bloody Mary started off the meal with a bang - delicious. The food was also delicious and there was plenty of it! The service was prompt and friendly.

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Mary
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great day with my girlfriends in NYC. Also got to watch the football game on a big screen!

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vipScottStamford
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place and will definitely be going back. The staff is accommodating and the service was excellent. The menu is quite diverse and there is something for everyone. Great food.

SL
vipScottL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good but plan to ask your servers multiple times for things like refills and the check. Budget about 15 more minutes to your meal time because of these delays.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great for a group

ER
EuniceR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table service was OK, Joey was awesome!!! A little loud for what we went for, however, we had a great time!

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Lauren
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met here with a large group for happy hour and dinner and it was great. Easy drink/beer list, fun atmosphere, and something on the food menu for everyone. They even have gluten-free beer and menu options.

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nogota
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience1

I was expecting a chill place to have dinner with a friend. It turns out it was a loud, crowded sports bar. For a sports bar it was fine, but as a chill NYC restaurant for a nice catch dinner, it was not great.

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ElethiaM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This place right here, wow I dont know where to begin. If I had to base my review on just my first hour here then I would tell you run for the hills.  I was already forewarned about the lack of service from previous Yelp reviews but I went anyway to see they are not far from the truth. 

In a nutshell this place is not too far off from being a self service establishment. At different times I had to get put my seat to either find help, order a drink, and closed my tab. Our first hour there we ordered chips and guac with two shots of tequila which took 30 minutes for us to get the chips after I spent 10 minutes looking for someone to even take our order.  As our group got a bit bigger, the service got a bit better, the food and drinks were coming out quicker.

My Cons are mainly the reflection of poor management:
-  Slow and impersonal service (obvious she wasn't thrilled about us)
-  Advertised specials that weren't offered
-  One waitress available for a whole bar who was also being the hostess when we arrived
-  The plastic cups for water
- Having to track down the waitress to get my bill (took 15 mins to get her)

After my visit I totally see what the reviews on yelp were talking about and the management at The Public House needs to do better, stop the madness

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vipdwrizzi
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Noise level was absolutely terrible. Couldn’t hear ourselves talk across the table. It’s a sports bar!!! Let the sound be the games on TV not blaring music which stops customers from communicating.
The food and service was excellent. The facility was excellent but management choice of sound level was absolutely horrible for that early in the evening!!

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Graciellaluv2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Public House has a good staff who tried to be attentive to us. The problem was that there was a large party who took over the entire 1st floor so my friend and I were located on the small upper level. Being on thr 2nd floor meant that the servers could not easily see us so signaling that you needed something or your check was hard and time-consuming.

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vipSnoozyQzee
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I met a friend there after work for a bite and to hang out. Food was fine, service polite and they let us take our time without any pressure. We didn't drink, but it looked like they had a good variety of options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Public House. I attended the restaurant with a friend and we made reservations then had to alter the reservation time due to changes in our schedules. When I called about this change, a member of the Public House team was very understanding and accommodative. The environment at Public House is very beautiful and inviting, sophisticated but laid-back - and the menu had an awesome variety! I look forward to going again soon.

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vipDiner1
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The server delivered our lunch and then never came back to see whether the meal was satisfactory. The french fries had been served cold. Once we flagged her down she promptly brought new hot fries from the kitchen, but it took a long time to get her attention and others ere halfway through their meal before the new fries arrived.

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vipJenI
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had lunch with a friend. The wait staff was subpar - forgotten drink orders, sides, condiments, even water (had to ask multiple times). Food was nothing special. Fries were completely over done, drinks were weak. Eventually had to go to the bartender to get our check. Just a mediocre experience overall. Spend your money elsewhere in midtown.

KD
vipKingDaddio
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good venue to watch a Yankee game or any sports event.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Was charged $100 more than what my receipt says. Called every day for a week and was told a manager would get back to me. Never did. I now had to get my bank and lawyer involved. Used to be my favorite place. Will never go back. And will make sure everyone I know never goes.

JP
JosephP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They had changed the menus but still had the old ones on the site. Waitress didn't write our orders down and got the beer order wrong. Then one of our guests got the wrong cheese on his cheeseburger. Again she didn't write down the order. Onion rings were overly greasy.
It just wasn't a good experience. Would not go back.

FAQs

Public House - New York offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 603-2487.

Public House - New York is rated 4 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.