Public Kitchen and Bar

4.4
493 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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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
Public Kitchen & Bar serves lunch and dinner daily. Pre-theater, post-theater, group dining, semi-private and private events available. For reservations, please contact aescobar@thehollywoodroosevelt.com.
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Private party contact
Elsa Yim: (323) 769-8888 ext. 7277
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Orange
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Public transit
Metro- Hollywood and Highland and bus stop at Hollywood and Orange
Additional
Banquet, 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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

Christmas Day 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

Tuesday, December 25, 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 493 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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 23, 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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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1 review
Dined on November 4, 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
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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 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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OT
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
9 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
7 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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OT
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
6 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
2 reviews
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
27 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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