Public Kitchen and Bar

4.2
515 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, heirloom autumn squash with straciatella, ibericao ham and 25yr aged balsamic, Colorado lamb chops, roasted sun chokes, heirloom tomato and preserved lemon miso and seared king salmon with brentwood corn savoy hash and shies olive oil. May we suggest that you finish with our pumpkin crème brûlée for dessert!
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DP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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.

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

Lunch before the theater. Excellent!

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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.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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OT
1 review
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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OT
Los Angeles
6 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

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

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

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OT
Los Angeles
7 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.

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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.

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

Happy hour is nice. Great cocktails and burgers.

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E
Los Angeles
2 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

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IS
Los Angeles
16 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.

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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.

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AM
Los Angeles
28 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.

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

Amazing historic atmosphere and great food reasonably priced.

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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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N
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is great. Historic place --Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and other were there. Server Tony was outstanding!

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S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner here. Although we needed to wait to get served for a pretty long time, what came after that was worth waiting. Our server Antonio helped us in a very pleasant manner, serving us nicely cooked thanksgiving dishes (including best turkey we ever had).

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PC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Thanksgiving dinner, which was quite tasty. The turkey breast was even very tender and moist. I might recommend that they steam the haricots verts a couple of minutes longer; they were so crunchy that I tried only a couple of them, and left the rest on the plate. Had the Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert, and it was superb. BTW, all of the staff were very attentive.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The service charge of 18% is excessive.

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DF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgiving Dinner for six people. Everything was served family style and was a prix-fixe menu. We travel every year on Thanksgiving and this was the best traditional dinner we've had.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner very much. All of the dishes were absolutely delicious, finer versions of holiday staples. Plus, although we ordered dinner for two, there were enough leftovers for another two meals, so on top of being wonderful, it was a great bargain. The subtle ambiance of dining in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel added to the experience as well. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Public Kitchen and Bar was disappointing for Thanksgiving. They had a good menu served family style, but everything was room temperature and the turkey was dry. (Apparently instead of slicing fresh from the bird, they pre-sliced and then sautéed in an attempt to heat it up which only resulted in browned tough slices.) Service was very pleasant but a tad slow, and they forgot to bring us one of the side dishes; we didn’t notice that everyone else had green beans until we were eating dessert.

What I find especially annoying is that at the time I made the reservation on OpenTable, the price was listed as $44 each, but when we sat down the menu listed $55. I double-checked OpenTable when I got home and the price had been updated there; next year when my friends and I go someplace else, I’ll make sure to get a screenshot of the advertised price so I have proof and can avoid bait and switch. Someone should have notified me in advance if they were going to raise the dollar amount.

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CD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the old school Hollywood glamour and style of the place, the food was good and particularly the lamb chops and the general atmosphere is classy

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o
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Food wasn't great , tasted burn. bread was 7$ for few slices but wasn't toasted , cold and not tasty.

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It took over an hour to get our appetizers, same with both the tables on each side of us. We asked if we could get some bread for the table for the long wait and waiter responded with sorry, you have to order and pay for your bread. 20 mins later, When we asked the waiter where our food was, he told us that they were down to 4 cooks and that’s why it was slow. He should have told us before as we were headed to a show after dinner and we were almost late. Food was fair, nothing worth waiting that long for. The acoustics are terrible and it’s very noisy so if you can get the private room, do it. Don’t sit near the bar like we did.

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I
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion, is quite and perfect for a date night romantic dinner. Food was delicious and the service a 10!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined twice at Public during our stay in Los Angeles- Hollywood area. Both times featured excellent food, great service, and beautiful surroundings. I would recommend Public to anyone who wants to experience "old Hollywood" feel in a night out.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Went to Public before going to the Magic Show at the Roosevelt. It was fantastic. Fries were amazing and the public salad was scrumptious. My husband's swordfish was excellent. Highly recommend.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SERVER WAS EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. IT WAS NICE BEING IN A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOTEL.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very cool room and decor. Right in the middle of Hollywood. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The room is a little loud with very high ceilings. Prices were a little high but not ridiculous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, server was helpful in guiding through the menu.

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