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About Public Kitchen and Bar
Free parking for reservations between 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM daily.
From Domaine Restaurant's (Chef Tim Goodell) comes Public Kitchen & Bar, at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, featuring a menu of eclectic American fare. The landmark hotel's re-imagined old Hollywood style dining hall offers locals and travelers alike this stunning setting reminiscent of a stylish and welcoming private home. A loft-inspired design provides a lighter, brighter space highlighted by black walnut butcher block tables, redesigned 1960s library chairs and diamond-tufted banquettes. At the room's center, a large, three-sided, marble topped bar offers creative cocktails, a moderately priced bottle wine list, beers by draft and bottle and an assortment of cured meats and cheeses.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday : 5:30pm-9:30pm
Bar Open Daily: 11:00a-2:00a (Last Call at 1:30a)
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Parking: Free between 5:00pm-7:00pm Daily
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Description Buyout Opportunities Available. For more information, please contact our Events Department at: 323.769.8888
Free Parking from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Validation Discount- with validation $6.00 for the first 3 hours then $2.00 for every half hour up to the posted maximum.
Metro- Hollywood and Highland and bus stop at Hollywood and Orange
Private Party Facilities:
Contact the restaurant for large party details as well as set menu options and pricing.
Private Party Contact:
Andrew Priest: (323) 769-8888
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Public Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Good food and nice restaurant. Service was good, but a little slow. The only downside was it wasn't that vibrant. I had picked it as it said it had a vibrant scene and we were a group of friends going out for the evening. Was fun, but pretty calm and chill.
Went here before a show at the Dolby Theater. This place is across the street from the Chinese Theater, so it is in the thick of things, and you don’t expect it to be cheap. My wife and I each had the Prix Fix, which was expensive, but not unreasonably so. The appetizer and the dessert were good, but nothing to write home about. The main course (we both chose the halibut in lobster sauce) was fabulous. Decor is interesting - a little on the European side, with a decorated ceiling. The room was full and the noise level was a little high, but that is par for the course in LA. At least there were no TV screens that I could see. (I am willing to pay extra for that.) The service was adequate, but could have been more attentive - cost them a star. I will definitely go back, the next time I go to a show in Hollywood.
The ambiance was good for an old-timely gentleman’s club style. I was very disappointed by getting the vegetarian gnocchi that came with pancetta and it was not noted on the menu. That’s a BIG mistake, especially since I don’t eat meat and was completely put off from continuing my meal there. The management apologized but merely stated it was a typo on the menu by not listing it. Not worth going back. It was also deafening because there was a huge party going on in the lobby that made it impossible to carry on a conversation without yelling.
Spent nontraditional Christmas in LA with my wife and adult children (20, 23 27). There was a great assortment of prix fix options and all of our orders were different. The food was extraordinary with perfect balance of spice and flavor. We toasted the holiday, laughed and had a great experience. We did keep the holiday cheer going the entire time and concluded with a nightcap in the Library Bar.
Terrific staff and a great kitchen. Alfredo pasta was perfect, and I asked if chef could go a bit off-menu and add some lardon, they didn't blink an eye and accommodated. Only trick is get a table away from the bar, because people shout conversations at one another. Highly recommend.
The food was very good. The only thing we would have liked better if they had served the mashed potatoes,gravy and green beans in large bowls for everybody to take as much as they like instead of putting it all on one plate with the turkey and stuffing. The appetizer was excellent. We had the pear salad with goat cheese and we all liked the desert. The service was very good. The waiters were very friendly and attentive.
Had dinner here with my 9 year old before going to the live tour of So You Think You Can Dance at the Dolby Theater. Attentive service. Ordered their specialty - Parkerhouse rolls. Unfortunately for them, they had a glitch and served them later than expected so fortunately for us, they were on the house. AND well worth the wait. We had the charred octopus for a starter, which I absolutely loved. It's very hard to find charred octopus that isn't overcooked, and this dish was flavorful and tender. My daughter had the steak, which was juicy, even though we mistakenly ordered medium instead of medium rare. My mussels were heaven. Mind you, I could swim in mussels steamed in wine and broth. Fortunately, they gave me ample toasted bread so that I could eat it instead. This restaurant is located in the Roosevelt Hotel. If you arrive before 6PM and validate, parking is free for the evening. Yet another incentive to eat here if you are going to a venue in the neighborhood.
Came here for dinner before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Had a great meal. Free all night parking if you make reservations and arrive before 7pm. Hollywood bowl shuttle is about a block away, north on Orange st. Restaurant is located inside the historic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Great food, great location, great bonus with free parking.
We have used open table close to three hundred times and I can honestly say this was the worst experience we have ever had. The place is neat and has so much history. The food was good, not great and better than okay! What made our experience so bad was the Service. We sat for 15 minutes before we were acknowledged. We were just getting up to walk out when a waiter asked if we had been helped. He hustled to get us drinks and that was about the extent of any effort made to make sure we had a good dining experience. Plates of food were dumped at your table. For example, I had a salad. We were asked who had the salad, I raised my hand the plate was dumped and the guy was gone. No question on whether I wanted pepper or not. We had no salt or pepper on our table and I waited 10 minutes for our waiter to appear at another table close by so I could ask him for some. Another dump and no apologies. Same with main entree’s. Dump and go and no one to check how our entree’s were. Very disappointing. We will not be back!!!
We were looking for a last minute reservation and Public was available for an 8pm dinner for 2. Usually that would be a concern but we went ahead anyway.
The pasta and duck were both excellent (not sure about peas in the pasta but it was still good). Wines were great and not badly priced. The Lemongrass creme brulee tasted like a spa towel, texture was great, take out the lemongrass and put vanilla in instead, you'll have a very very good creme brulee. Service was a bit of an issue. Initially the service was attentive but as the night wore on it faded, we had a lot less visits to the table. Always frustrating when you are trying to get another round of drinks or the bill!
i would still recommend Public, good food, decent value for the area and nice wines on hand.
Overall 4 out of 5
We went for my wife's birthday and it was excellent. They treated her like a queen. Great service and excellent food. Unlike other restaurants that cover everything with sauce and salt, this place serves fresh, creative meals in which you can actually taste the ingredients. We come here whenever we're in town.
I was so excited to come to the Roosevelt Hotel to meet a friend staying there. Quite the iconic "hip" place in Los Angeles (Hollywood) and I had though the food would be exceptional. Very disappointed as it was not awful, just ordinary. Nice staff though, both at the bar and at the table.
Cocktail person gave me the bill for drinks and failed to inform me that the tip was included. When confronted she gave me the old "I am sorry I forgot to tell you" line. I know she is full of it and lied. Management was informed and did nothing to make us feel better. Never going back.
The food was ordinary, especially for the price, but the worst part was the service. The wait staff was inattentive and did not respond to our request for additional items we needed to enhance the food (we asked for horseradish sauce for our steak twice and no one came with the sauce or an explanation as to why it wasn't available) French fries were served with a small amount of ketchup that was too spiced with hot sauce and no alternative was available. The pear and arugula salad was ok, but this one dish is not enough to bring me back. Save your money and go to Musso and Frank's Grill down the street.
The entry is old and dated, not in a good way. You have to walk through a very tacky caverness, sleezy bar/ room to get to the restaurant. The restaurant is old Hollywood, nice. Hostess's not welcoming and not dressed like an upscale dinning spot. The appetizers we good but the food was marginal. The pot roast was more like beef jerky.
First time here, thought would be nice since inside Roosevelt hotel with other happening bars all in one location. The food is overpriced for quality and taste of food. Raw oysters are standard, tried the lamb was good. Roasted half chicken was alot and just ok alittle dry. The lemongrass creme brulee with candied ginger pairing was off. Did not like at all. The candied pecan pear salad; was almost half candied pecans and barely any arugula and had 3 small slices of poached pears. It ended up being half a plate of pecans. Kale salad was good portion and tasty. Lobster bisque was tasty had a good piece of lobster in it. For 4 people eating ended up being $250 + tip. Eat at alot of places and this was way too much for quality food and atmosphere. It's a trendy place would've been better to go to Spare room upstairs sit have a burger; really active bar crowd with 2 lane bowling alley or eat at diner 25 degree in front mightve been cheaper. It's like menu had weird combinations of food pairing instead of just offerring the standard that most people recognize and like. Pistachio lava cake? Menu on website not same as offerred. Was wanting to try bone marrow appetizer but didn't have. Seating seemed more like a cafeteria style with bar at the front end like the cheesecake factory. Won't be coming back.
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