Public Kitchen and Bar

4.4
479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Visit the quintessential American bistro featuring house made flatbreads and pastas, wild caught seafood and USDA prime steaks accompanied by craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and an international selection of wines.

Signature dishes include farmers market crudité with beet hummus and green goddess dressing, braised short rib pappardelle bolognese, wild caught salmon with marinated baby beets, watercress puree and a champagne vinaigrette. May we suggest that you finish with the Roosevelt Bombe for dessert?

Public Kitchen & Bar serves lunch and dinner daily. Group dining, semi-private and private events available. For reservations, please contact eyim@thehollywoodroosevelt.com.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak
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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

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Phone number
(323) 769-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Contact the restaurant for large party details as well as set menu options and pricing.
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Private party contact
Elsa Yim: (323) 769-8888 ext. 7277
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Catering
Catering Description Buyout Opportunities Available. For more information, please contact our Events Department at: 323.769.8888
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Cross street
Orange
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Metro- Hollywood and Highland and bus stop at Hollywood and Orange
Additional
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a traditional family-style Thanksgiving dinner featuring Roasted Organic Chicken with all the fixings and finish with a Pumpkin Creme Brulee. Now accepting reservations at (323) 769-8888

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Let us do the cooking this year! Gather with family and friends for a 3-course prix fixe dinner featuring Seared Diver Scallops, Beef Tenderloin and our Holiday Classic Buche de Noel. Kid's menu available. Now accepting reservations at (323) 769- 8888

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the new year with our special 3-course prix fixe dinner menu featuring menu items such as Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, Prime New York Strip, Praline Chocolate mousse and a complimentary champagne toast. Now accepting reservations at (323) 769-8888

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 479 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on October 6, 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 23, 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
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 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 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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LM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

As a family we declared this the worst restaurant meal we have had in a very long time. All four of us had dishes that were either too salty (fish) or too chewy (duck). We notified the waiter that there was a food allergy and felt optimistic that he was handling it. He brought us a shared dish and then said the person with the food allergy shouldn't touch it - rather than up front stating it wasn't safe and would we like to change our order. The restaurant was not busy but we were always looking for wait staff to order a drink or ask for water refill.

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JA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

All burgers were burnt and waitress forgot my wine. My friend was on second drink and then we had to remind her. They did however not charge us for burgers.

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AR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had lunch and dinner here during my business trip. The lunch service was outstanding, a dinner at the bar service was poor to fair. The food is well prepared and flavorful. The ambiance is so dramatic. The feeling of old Hollywood with a modern menu.

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JJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The noise level made this restaurant impossible to enjoy. Even though the food, service and decor were very good, the noise level made it impossible to enjoy the dining experience. We could not have a conversation across our booth. It's too bad since the nose level is the only reason I would not return.

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IL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Caeser Salad needs work ... higher quality croutons and new recipe for the dressing.

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MB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific Food & Value
Historic Roosevelt Hotel gem was unexpectedly discovered in the perfect location to eat prior to a Hollywood Bowl concert. Who would expect a hotel restaurant to have such excellent menu at such a great price? Steak Frites actually had a quality steak cooked to perfection with pork chop entree as delicious. Shaved broccoli was the best I've ever eaten. Previewed new cocktail list and menu coming any day now, which will bring me back even faster. Great service and cool, adult atmosphere right in the midst of the action outside. Easy pickup to get to the concert.
LOVE this place!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another terrific meal at this underrated restaurant. We are foodies and dine at LA's best but always return here. Excellent quality fresh ingredients well prepared.

Good ambiance and service.

Unfortunately underappreciated.

One criticism: needs better bread. Used to have good sourdough but have downgraded.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a 40th birthday! Just fabulous!! Decorated the table for us!! Great food;)

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SS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome! The food was good, but overpriced. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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G
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was decent and service was pleasant but poor. They brought a side dish with the appetizers and brought halibut to one of our party who had ordered salmon.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service

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KA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good appetizers and drinks. Pier and ocean view from the outside porch.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Very unfortunate Mother’s Day brunch. The set menu which was not very kid friendly and was very expensive for all. Service was poor and a smoke detector alarm was prevalent through most of our lunch. Very disappointing.

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

The food is always pretty good here. Great burgers and salads. But, the service was really non-existent on this day. It took over 20 minutes before our order was taken. Not a good thing for a business lunch, in particular! Must have been an off day.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, good for LA people watching

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FT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was very good, exactly as we ordered, no surprises.

Only one nit-picky thing: they have a large ball-room just outside the pub area, and when a band is performing there it can be annoying. The band was good, I'm sure (and I'm a bar musician myself), but the lousy acoustics of the room makes all the sound become "mushy" and unintelligible. Conversations in the pub can become a bit strained at times because of this annoying "noise pollution" bleeding in from that ball-room. However, it won't stop us from dining there again!

If you get a chance, go upstairs after your meal and enjoy some game time in the "Spare Room" -- cards, dominoes, backgammon, many more!! Great place to hang out!

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The entrance was the first in a long line of pluses for Public. It is in a beautiful hotel though one doesn't feel out of place when walking in. We arrived a few minutes before they opened, and had the restaurant mostly to ourselves (it was still very early). By the end of our meal the bar especially had picked up some more foot traffic. We visited for my boyfriend's birthday and the staff was very friendly and (read as: very LGBTQ friendly) and they provided him with a slice of very dense chocolate cake and champagne for both of us! While my fish entree left a bit do be desired in the flavor department, it was overall an exquisite evening.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary, the staff was wonderful and very accommodating. I never write reviews, but I didn’t even hesitate to write this one.
Public house and their staff were 5 stars!!!!!
Thank you!

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BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great! I ordered a starter as my main entree, though, and I'm thinking next time I should actually venture into the dinner plates. I would definitely try again!

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M
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Public Kitchen and Bar is in the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. To say the ambiance of the hotel and restaurant is early 1800's is understated. Total dim lighting, dark furniture etc., I am surprised that there was no "moat" around the hotel. The food (burger was good) was a little scary. The restaurant served chicken that had liquid blood at the joint of the chicken leg. The restaurant took it off the bill but there is a problem in the kitchen. To top it off, they serve 4 oz glasses of wine but charge 5.5 oz prices. Horrible way of making money off your customers. If you like super dim (including the lights in the hotel lobby) lighting, go for it. Food that could be actually dangerous to eat, run there. Wine that is under poured, hurry, go there.

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AG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there many times and never disappointed. Great service and wonderful classic food with a twist.

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CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the hotel so we decided to try Public kitchen and Bar. We were very pleased with the service, ambiance and food! We had the fish of the day, which was delicious and we shared the Brussels sprouts. Delish and I don’t even like brussel sprouts. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. The hotel is classic and beautiful as well as the restaurant.

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LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love loved the food and the service. Gotta say, the acoustics suck so we might not go back -- the room is just so loud. Yet, we'd recommend to less fussy friends.

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n
Sacramento
53 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect accommodations, great staff, fabulous food!!

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 3

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.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great DineLA menu!

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k
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super fun bar and bartenders. Drinks were great!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service was excellent! Good was great! Ambiance was sexy and fun! Loved everything

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was New Years Eve, they had a set menu. My husband and I thought the quality and variety they served was wonderful!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary. Complimentary champagne was delightful.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Pompous maitre ‘d....mediocre food but GREAT wait staff that made the meal memorable.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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