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Public House - New York

4.2
138 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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, spacious bar, private lounge & separate 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, large HDTV plasma screens broadcast the big games. Private parties, large groups & special events are welcome, with private dining & event space available. Serving lunch, dinner & late-night menus. Catering services, take-out & delivery available upon request. Welcome to our house... Public House!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(212) 682-3710
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Masekela Jones
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Catering
Catering available customized to your desires.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd and Lexington Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.3
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

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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3.0Dined on November 20, 2017

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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2.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Very very noisy place... I will never go there again. Though the waitress was amazing

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Food and price ok. Music a bit loud, but if that doesnt bother you, good place to meet friends for a bite.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Good food , fast service, nice attentive servers, nice booth, enjoied the meal

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Music was great while drinking, talking. Great large atmosphere and mixture of crowd.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Hostess was rude

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2016

The food was really good and the menu has plenty to choose from. It looked as though some of the tables and chairs have taken a pretty good beating and that somewhat detracted from the ambiance.

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1.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Hair in water glass. Mouse ran across dining room floor while eating. Diners scrambling to take pictures of it. I won't go back.

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1.0Dined on October 6, 2016

More frat party than restaurant. Burger was dry - a disappointment.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2016

My only concern was the bill was incorrect with an additional charge of $40. It was quickly corrected but I didn't appreciate being overcharged.

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2.0Dined on September 8, 2016

I had been here for lunch on another occasion and it was very good. I needed something for dinner near Grand Central so this fit the bill; however, it was a disaster based solely on the noise level! Service and food were good but the music was so loud and with a full bar and nearly full restaurant area it was impossible to hear my dinner companion sitting across the table from me. The bar crowd had to shout to be heard above the music and the shouting just escalated throughout the entire facility.
My ears were ringing --even the server had trouble hearing our orders.
Great server, lousy atomosphere for dinner only due to noise level.
Good place for lunch.
Would never recommend or return for dinner!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Portions very small for the price.
Service slow with few in the place.
Lunch value at $25.00 per head for just a small single course.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2016

Excellent as it usually is, they did not talus ever were there and called while I was sitting in the sinning room . Great food and good service and such a pretty setting with history! Wish there was a little more provided about the history. Always love this place!

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Great Food Drink prices are way too high. Too loud for me. Crowd a tad bit too young for me also.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2015

Food was good - upscale pub type menu. Service was great. Server very attentive. Very loud and the bar was the focus.

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2015

Long story short - Had reservation showed up and was told they were not seating anyone due to holiday parties but they could give me a table nearest the front door in the bar if I promised to be done quickly.

Nice bar. Poor floor management. Poor customer service.

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2015

Burgers were great! Service was one of the best but i had to lower the rating because 5 of the beers we order they were out of. We didn't know they were out until the waitress returned eaxh tkme with apologies

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2015

Went to lunch and enjoyed it more than expected! Nice staff and food very good! Looks like would be a nice place for drinks -

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2015

My girlfriends and I went to Public House specifically for the Tuesday night special: $35 for a 3-course meal with bottomless wine. Unfortunately, when we got there we were informed that a private party was taking up most of the restaurant's resources and only the regular menu was available.

Although the burger I ordered was enjoyable, I was disappointed that no one from the restaurant reached out and told us ahead of time that we wouldn't be able to do the special.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2015

Both the hostess and waitress were welcoming and friendly. The waitress was very helpful with selecting food options. Overall high marks for service.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2015

Our waiter, Peter, was very good...friendly, attentive (but not obtrusive), knowledgeable.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2015

Artichoke and spinach dip was excellent!
Salmon was also quite good!
Nice cocktails!
Noise level was RIDICULOUSLY loud (between 6:30 and 8:00)!!!

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1.0Dined on August 6, 2015

It was too loud for dinner and we left. I would never go back for dinner. You could not hear anything. People were screaming cause it was so loud.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2015

I picked the restaurant on a rainy day based on its Zagat rating and the proximity to my client's office. We each had calamari and a spinach salad. The waiter admitted it was her first day and she did not know what teas they had. The calamari was hard crusted the crust was startchy and not cooked through but the meat was rubbery as if overcooked (or not so fresh). The spinach salad was fresh and free of sand, the dressing was good and the tomatoes ripe. It started to pour just before we left. My client was grateful it was so close to her office.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2015

The food was good but not great and the waitstaff while friendly, were not very attentive. It took 20-25 minutes to get our salads and my friend never received the extra dressing she requested. It was not particularly crowded and the waitstaff seemed to be milling around purposely avoiding making eye contact with customers.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2015

Conveniently located NY Sports Bar. Food is good as is the service. Great bar scene. Watched the World Cup and had great fun. A bit pricey but it is after all NYC.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2015

Went here for lunch - Food was great and portion sizes were large. Service was extremely slow with only 1 server working all tables. Was there for over an hour just for lunch. The bar area was nice and I can see that part getting packed for happy hour.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2015

Good for lunch, food is very good, especially compared with similar priced lunch spots in the Grand Central area. Tends to be a little noisy, but that becomes less noticeable once seated and talking with your group. We have avoided at night due to the loud music.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2015

I saw that someone else had written that this is a great place for lunch - very quiet.
Well, they were right!! We had a great time. Salads were delicious and huge!! Hamburger and fries were perfect.
Definitely will be back again.

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1.0Dined on March 6, 2015

It was so loud that we almost left. People had to scream at the poor waitress to be heard. Food was poor but our server was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2014

Public House was hopping on a Tuesday night. Seemed especially well-suited to recent college grads looking for a post-work bar.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2014

always have a great experience at lunch
perfect business area place
can have coversations and not noisy

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

Platos especiales y desconocidos si no eres de EEUU. Excelente atención. Música fuerte. No es para una cena romántica, es para un momento más informal.

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