Public Kitchen and Bar

4.6
531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Visit our quintessential American bistro featuring wild caught seafood, USDA Prime steaks and farmers market fare accompanied by craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and an international selection of wines.

Signature dishes include caramelized brussels sprouts with maple syrup, sumac and forage blanc, charred portuguese octopus with shaved fennel, fingerling potato, log chong sausage and green curry, seared king salmon with brentwood corn, smokehouse bacon, savoy hash and shiso olive oil or our prime 14oz beef rib-eye wtih sourdough spaetzel and butter fried flat leaf parsley. May we suggest that you finish with our lemon grass ginger panna cotta for dessert!
What 531 People Are Saying
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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was good but unluckily we have been charged of one item that we had cancelled. So no kudos for service.

HD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and atmosphere. Really great date spot.

LA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here. Great service and my steak was absolutely perfect! We'll be back.

B
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My granddaughter and I had dinner here before going to Pantages Theater. The restaurant’s name is very deceiving. It is located in the beautiful iconic Ambassador Hotel and the restaurant is modern and upscale. Salmon and pork chop were our choices and delicious. Sadly, the bar isn’t great. I was given off brand Amaretto, so I sent it back. Waitress was very gracious about it. My granddaughter’s drink was basically pineapple juice and very little cheap rum. She drank it anyway. We both ordered name brand alcohol but the bar passed the cheap stuff off on us. But, the food, ambience and wait staff overshadowed the bar.

FB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We had finished our appetizer before our cocktail had arrived and the food was just ok.

s
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the burgers and fries actually came to the table too hot to eat! no one serves hot food anymore; so kudos on that. food, service, ambience - all came together for a delightful meal!

RA
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. We enjoyed the house pinot with dinner.

We sat in in the covered area that can be separated for private parties so the noise was minimal.

We also received a decadent chocolate dessert as a treat for our anniversary.

Thank you.

LB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered the scallops and they were perfectly cooked (slightly crispy on the outside, but super tender on the inside). My hubby ordered the burger and it was great - huge and delicious. We ordered the corn and bacon hash -- wow, that's a keeper.

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delayed in terrible traffic, but called to tell them. They were very accommodating and told us not to worry! Drive safely and they would hold our reservation for as long as necessary! They thanked me for calling and letting them know about our delay.
That went along way with me, as far as good PR 👍
The food was delicious and service was great. I will definitely go back 😃

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a wonderful dining experience! The drinks, shared plates to the entree...A+++
Would fully recommend, you won’t be sorry!

JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Excellent Value. Service was outstanding

OT
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Muy bueno, las coles de bruselas no se pueden dejar de pedir!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service wAs good and the food was good too! Great time - fun ambiance!

F
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Public Kitchen & Bar before going to a show down the street. The restaurant is beautiful with an elegant, old-time Hollywood look and vibe. Service was lovely, and the brussels sprouts starter was just delicious. We had the pork chop and the chicken Jadori - both excellent. There was a wedding going on in the hotel lobby, which only added to the festive air. We'll definitely be back soon.

AR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s like being in another era. Great food unique and delicious beverages.

AA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and nice atmosphere!

DP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, but far too loud - both in the restaurant and the noise from the lobby - for an enjoyable meal.

VK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose the restaurant because we were attending an evening of jazz in Teddy's Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt. We are so glad we did. Everyone in our party was very happy with the food and atmosphere. The service was friendly, well-informed and professional. We will return happily. We learned that Teddy's Bar serves off the same menu -- good to know.

MK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch before the theater. Excellent!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice quiet restaurant- old Hollywood. Food was good.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to the Roosevelt for a show and had dinner here before it started. I’d recommend giving at least 1 1/2 hours for dinner and drinks. We didn’t have enough time to order an entree so we opted for appetizers. We had calamari, a Caesar salad and some fries. All were delicious and surprisingly all plates were quite large.
I definitely recommend if seeing a show at the hotel, looking for a spot to have a drink, etc.

f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Location and ambiance ok if you want to eat before a performance close by. Other than that I’d skip it. Brussel sprouts super gooey and sweet and only made with outer leaves so very little substance. The highly touted “sourdough” bread looked and tasted more like a pumpernickel blend with absolutely no hint of sourdough in odor or taste. The waitress said another restaurant was taking over the location so maybe that will be better.

SP
Manitoba
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the old hotel setting. The wine was great and dinner fabulous.

DM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitet Ryan was fabulous he was extremely knowledgeable about the food menu and the wines.
He made our evening!!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my birthday there and our waiter was exceptional. The service was outstanding which made the experience wonderful. The food was also incredible. Loved the atmosphere!

GM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The dining room is beautiful, and situated in a very snazzy hotel. Good location if you're a tourist visiting Hollywood Blvd. But the food is very pricey and not good at all. Go there for a cocktail (also pricey, but actually good), and totally skip the food.

SZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My only problem was that there banked are so large it’s dificult to talk to the people sitting on the other side.

KG
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The small plates were mediocre at best - the balance of taste was missing (either too sour or too bitter) and texture of the fried calamari was not right. The salmon entree was decent but would have been better if served with a puree or sauce along with it. The cobbler dessert was enjoyable. Overall, food was too pricey considering the quality and taste. We did like our server and the ambiance.

D
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was flawless... from the service to the drinks, and of course, the food...

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brussels sprouts side dish was amazing
and so was the soup and the Public Burger
great atmosphere
excellent service

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the magic show... never dined there before but will again ... excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was so excited to eat here and just as disappointed by the food Cesar salad was tasty but skimpy. My octopus was good but the desserts were just so disappointing. The family sour dough was great. Service was great but did not make up for the food. Won’t be back anytime soon.

QB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole staff was very attentive and kind. The food was delicious. There is no doubt in my mind I will be back soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is nice. Great cocktails and burgers.

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were going to a show at the Dolby across the street. We ordered cocktails and waited over 30 minutes for those. Waitress argued with the bartender because apparently he did not see the order. All other tables in our area got their food while we continued to wait for our drinks. We on,y got our food after we complained to the manager . Of course by then we only had minutes to eat. They brought our Check with the food and charged us for food that had not been received yet. The manager offered to comp our long delayed drinks but that was not reflected on the bill. Overall awful experience and we will not be back

IS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Take the waitstaff’s recommendations. They really know their stuff. We loved the charcuterie plate and Brussels sprouts. We were underwhelmed by the dessert options though.

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not very good and very expensive. The service was good.

AM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was only ok. I ordered the lamb shank. It was supposed to come with honey dates. It did not. And the flavors were a bit bland. The food should be much better for the location and its local competition. I would not recommend this restaurant.

h
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing historic atmosphere and great food reasonably priced.

EM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing meal, service and outrageous valet parking fee of $16.50!!!!! I chose PB&K since I had an appointment at 2 in midWishire and my friend from Burbank so Hollywood seemed like a good travel compromise.

After the valet advised of the outrageous $16.50 parking fee which was ridiculously 50 cents LESS than my $17 Roosevelt signature salad, I went rom the lovely historic hotel into PK probably to keep their tables in close proximity. It was so loud (I understand tis the season for group office lunches) we asked to be moved and had to flag down the waitress throughout the meal; she never came to see if everything was ok or we needed anything else. The most annoying aspect of lunch was that I'm a vegetarian and ordered the Roosevelt salad WITHOUT bacon. Sure enough it arrived WITH bacon; we were on a tight time table and since the waitress was so busy she ignored us, I picked at the avocado, egg and lettuce and left the majority of the salad. I'll go to Musso & Franks or Paley's next time I'm in the Hollywood area!

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