Public Landing

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American
During peak hours, all reservations made within 45 minutes of arrival may not be honored. Step inside and experience 200 years of the historical beauty of our 22 inch thick limestone walls and original hand hewn beams.
OPEN FOR HOLIDAY DINING! Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's.
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S
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was terrific and the service was impeccable. Top notch, Public Landing keep up the great work. You are our go to restaurant every time my wife and I feel like something nice.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice. Potatoes only warm. Lamb chops very good. Did not know they closed at 9 on Friday night. Felt a little rushed even thou we sat down at 7:45.

D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed Public Landing but I ordered the pork October special and I was disappointed in it.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service ! Pam was amazing!

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Public Landings, it is a beautiful venue, with great food. It is one of our favorite place to eat!

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we dine at Public Landing, we walk away happy with our taste buds satisfied. The service and food are always on par.

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service tonight was terrible! Took 15 minutes to get a drink and 30 for him to come back and take our dinner order. Dinner came when we had our salads

S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Public Landing is such a fantastic restaurant. Our group enjoyed the diverse menu and all the various unique offerings. The flavors and depth to each plate were second to none, and the server was easy-going and pleasant. My husband enjoyed his ribeye, he says it’s comparable to that of any of the great steak houses in the city. We kept off our meal with an original mini caramel basket and it was excellent. All their desserts were very unique and tasteful.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you make a reservation and get to one of your favorite places and the owner knows you well enough to have your bottle of wine ready at the bar for you, that’s great service, and terrific food are 2 of the reasons we continue to come here all the time! Thanks, Dan!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our steaks were burnt and chewy and they piled potatoes on top to cover it up. the soup sat too long waiting to be served so it had “skin” on the top. The service was friendly and prompt but we will not be going back there to eat.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, so happy to have found this restaurant. I look forward to going back.

LM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a delicious meal!

OT
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had Jeff as our server. He has been better. Didn’t seem to be in good mood while he took care of us. Food was good but salad had too much dressing so they became soggy. Told server and he said “oh”.The Reuben was delicious as was the chips as appatizer and onion soup was good too. Dessert was disappointing as the sugar basket used to be bigger. This one today looked pitiful. Was told they are made smaller now. Still looked pitiful. Won’t be back. Very sissy today!!

JS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere beautiful place, a lot of noise up stairs. Food was extremely bland. Cooked perfectly but no seasoning what so ever! Such a shame I love that area and I know it can do so much better. Very pricy as well. Lobster bisque was a bit too sweet but good.

S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing I enjoyed my spicy Thai Buddha Bowl and my wife enjoyed her rack of lamb, tender tasty and juicy. Thank you for making our anniversary a great one.

LQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting,service,and food is perfect. We had blackened Mahi Mahi fish tacos and a Thai chicken bowl. Tacos were exceptional.

S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This menu was amazing. There was something for each one in our party of eight, and everyone enjoyed and shared all their entrées with each other. The Public Landing setting is beautiful alongside a beautiful park and an old canal. My wife loved the lime stone walls and her sister even commented we have never seen such a beautiful restaurant in the suburbs before. We even purchased tickets to attend their Oktoberfest party. See you soon.

C
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service next to a beautiful park. Great place to have a nice meal.

LR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not many restaurants in Lockport. Food was the main issue. It just was ok for the price. Service was great. I just expected better food.

OT
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No complaints. Food and service were very good. Rib-eye was very slightly overcooked but still quite tasty and the lake perch was good. Nice size portions and the bread pudding dessert is outstanding.

OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have not been to the Public Landing in about a year, but the quality has slipped in terms of the quality of food and the variety of the menu. Was disappointed with the special (Opah) which was a bit fishy, the rice sticky. The menu has shrunk significantly from what I remember. Disappointing as we have great memories of our past visits.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Patio is awesome!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to return. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. The food was outstanding. Really, from the appetizers to the dessert. Just fabulous. We'll be recommending Public Landing to all our friends. We really love the outside seating and welcoming environment for dogs. That alone would bring us back. It is #1 on our list!! Thanks for the opportunity to make a reservation with ease, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and eat and drink wonderful food.

EK
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good but not a huge selection. The lobster bisque tasted like out of a can. Ambiance is nice and service was fine.

KS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always
Pam is such an attentive server. Very knowledgeable of the menu and outstanding service

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food good but the drinks have always been a very short poor

KD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having dinner, husband, myself for,and sister. The waitress and server were great. The food was excellent. My sister and I had the duck which was fantastic and my husband had the fish and chips. Everything was fantastic. Thank you for a beautiful evening.

r
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was okay had the salmon dish it was a little dry. The atmosphere is nice and I would go back again but then I would have a filet.

KS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pam is outstanding!!! She is the best server around. Eleven people having cocktails dinner and dessert. She was just perfect. Food is out of this world. Steak fish pasta delicious. Always a great place for a date or a group for a special occasion! Dan the owner knows how to keep people coming back and takes care of his employees!! Amazing

KD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I will return. I did ask for the children’s menu and it was limited,but my grandkids would enjoy chicken tenders and pasta with butter. Thank you for a great evening. It was my birthday so our life celebration was great.

TS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to have a special dinner. Everything I expected from the reviews and more.

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Normally we have a great time but this time due to poor service the quality of our food was lacking. Our server lacked a sense of urgency. He also failed to check on us until we had already finished our meal. Normally I wouldn’t complain but having the right staffing choice is so important. Even if it was just an off evening it’s okay to ask for help.

GP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. Food was too. Will definitely be back.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting on patio on a summer nite!
Even rained scuttlebutt their umbrellas are big enough we did not get wet. Love the dog menu and that we can bring our little friend with us to dinner. Great Place###

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was poor

S
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As is always the case, our experience was excellent. We had the duck dinner and it was cooked perfectly. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive.

d
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My food was luke warm. Should have been served properly. This being an old building, has probably not been properly remediated. I suspect the building has excessive mold levels. The building should be tested by a mold remediation expert. The accoustics are terrible. You can barely hear the person next to you. My wife liked her food, but mine was not prepared properly and was luke warm at best. The outside is much nicer than the inside. Old buildings don't have to be this way, they need to be rehabbed properly. I was blowing my nose for the next day or so after being in the building. I had higher hopes. The waitress was very nice, but she was a bit hurried, perhaps she had too many tables?

N
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat. Reliable quality of food and always great, friendly service.

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