Public Kitchen and Bar
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!
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.
My only problem was that there banked are so large it’s dificult to talk to the people sitting on the other side.
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.
Everything was flawless... from the service to the drinks, and of course, the food...
Brussels sprouts side dish was amazing
and so was the soup and the Public Burger
Going to the magic show... never dined there before but will again ... excellent!
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.
The whole staff was very attentive and kind. The food was delicious. There is no doubt in my mind I will be back soon.
Happy hour is nice. Great cocktails and burgers.
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
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.
The food was not very good and very expensive. The service was good.
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.
Amazing historic atmosphere and great food reasonably priced.
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!
Atmosphere is great. Historic place --Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and other were there. Server Tony was outstanding!
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).
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.
Great food and service. The service charge of 18% is excessive.
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.
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.
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 $55. I double-checked OpenTable when I got home and the price had been updated there; next year when my friends and I go someplace else, I’ll make sure to get a screenshot of the advertised price so I have proof and can avoid bait and switch. Someone should have notified me in advance if they were going to raise the dollar amount.
We enjoyed the old school Hollywood glamour and style of the place, the food was good and particularly the lamb chops and the general atmosphere is classy
Food wasn't great , tasted burn. bread was 7$ for few slices but wasn't toasted , cold and not tasty.
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.
Great place for any occasion, is quite and perfect for a date night romantic dinner. Food was delicious and the service a 10!
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.
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.
SERVER WAS EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. IT WAS NICE BEING IN A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOTEL.
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.
Good food, server was helpful in guiding through the menu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caeser Salad needs work ... higher quality croutons and new recipe for the dressing.
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!
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.
One criticism: needs better bread. Used to have good sourdough but have downgraded.
Celebrated a 40th birthday! Just fabulous!! Decorated the table for us!! Great food;)
Our server was awesome! The food was good, but overpriced. Probably wouldn’t go back.