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!
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.
Been there many times and never disappointed. Great service and wonderful classic food with a twist.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect accommodations, great staff, fabulous food!!
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.
Great DineLA menu!
Super fun bar and bartenders. Drinks were great!!!
The Service was excellent! Good was great! Ambiance was sexy and fun! Loved everything
It was New Years Eve, they had a set menu. My husband and I thought the quality and variety they served was wonderful!
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.
Anniversary. Complimentary champagne was delightful.
Pompous maitre ‘d....mediocre food but GREAT wait staff that made the meal memorable.
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!!!
Great place to have dinner before attending a live performance at Dolby Theatre or play at Pantages Theatre! Food is outstanding!
Waitress was nice but service was sooooo slow .. kept waiting for drinks and dinner for a while.
Food really good and reasonably priced. Service slow. Took 30 minutes to get a beer, but she did take it off the bill.
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
This place is the "hidden gem" of Hollywood Blvd! We live a few blocks away and had no idea it existed. The ambiance of the Roosevelt Hotel is a throwback to Hollywood's glory days and it makes for a great experience!
I really enjoyed the red snapper and the wine list was superb. Very enjoyable dining experience.
Overall food was very good. Grilled octopus app. excellent.
Went here before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. We parked across the street and then walked up to the bowl after dinner. Bring your tickets on concert nights for a free drink.
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.
We had a nice dinner prior to walking to the Hollywood bowl for a concert! Fun location inside the Historic Roosevelt Hotel. Lots of celebrities have stayed here over the years! We will go back!
Great food and atmosphere but service was slow
We had a great time on our girls' night out! It was a little crowded at the entrance to the hotel but no worries. The smaller bar next to the restaurant was super sexy and i WILL be returning there
Wait staff seemed stretched thin. Canned music is too loud and more appropriate for a night club. The restaurant has an excellent menu.
Restaurant looks great. Staff is efficient and good. Food portions, though, are tiny. No bread offered. High prices for small amount of food.
Lovely place to spend Easter Sunday... fabulous service.
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.
Extremely poor service. The server we had didn't want to work here and made our dinner experience horrible. I would not recommend this place for anything.
But do go to the Spare Room - service here is 100 times better!!
Nearly $30 entree = two scallops