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Great execution of delicious Latin American foods, all smoked and cooked on a white oak grilling hearth. The arepas are our favorite! We had them for an appetizer, then ordered more for dessert after an excellent dinner. So sorry it will be our last memorable meal at Publico. Unfortunately it is closing on 22 December.
Great place for dinner, meeting friends, etc. The food is unusually good and surprising in a very good way--so many fresh foods and such a creative approach to the flavors. It's too bad it's closing--one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis.
This was a delightful and delicious dining experience, but unfortunately I can't really recommend it unless you want to go one last time, as we did, because this restaurant is closing next week. So sad!
Food was overpriced but good flavors. I had fish tacos which has two bones in it and was never notified to watch out for bones!!! I almost got them stuck in my throat and could have choked. Very risky and disappointed. After each dish our server keep asking us how we’re things and did not let us enjoy your food. Seemed like they were looking for validation. For all the hype it was a huge let down.
Such a shame they are closing in a couple weeks. The food we tried was all awesome, I just wish I could have visited with a larger group so I could have sampled more dishes. Very different to the average neighborhood Mexican restaurant, the same combinations of flavors though just with incredible quality and attention to detail.
it was fine - nothing was actually bad...but nothing was great either
We love Publico and are so sad that it is closing. The restaurant scene in St. Louis is very competitive, but this has always been our favorite Loop restaurant!
Sadly this place will close in Dec 2018, so get there while you can. It was fabulous. Food, service, everything. I hate Brussel sprouts, until you’ve had theirs. It’s expensive. Our bill for 3 was $198 but we ate and drank. Worth every penny—and comparable to high end places in NYC and Chicago. But if you are a foodie, this is one not to miss before it’s gone.
My husband and I are so sad that Publico is closing later this month. We have eaten there many times since it opened and we believe it is on a very short list of the best restaurants in St. Louis. The food is always consistently great, inventive, complex but perfectly balanced in flavors. It is a culinary adventure. Publico also has the best margarita, the mezcal margarita, we've ever had. The flans are always stellar, as is are the arepas with guacamole. This restaurant will be sorely missed!!!
Love, love this restaurant. This was our fourth or fifth visit. Innovative food, great cocktails, good service and lovely ambience. The portions are decent but not overly large, which is fine with us. And the prices are also reasonable.
So very sorry it’s closing its doors in December. We’ll miss you, Publico!
Amazing food and great staff made this dinner date so much fun and somewhere wewould definitely return!
I am so sorry this restaurant is folding for the ambiance and food are excellent. It is a very New York looking place and menu is unusual and delicious. Although I don't drink, the cocktails looked intriguing as well.
Great place all around! Really glad we found it! Service was awesome and the food was absolutely amazing!
Sat at the pass, it was great to watch food prep. Food outstanding. Great service.
So much fun!
Spectacular, imaginative food, perfectly executed. Kathleen was a gem of a server and really understands food.
Publico is a favorite of ours for their hand-crafted cocktails and inventive, tasty cuisine.
Amazing fresh and yummy!
If you haven't tried Publico, you're missing out! Food, Service and cocktails are awesome!
Get the arepas so you can taste the queso! Outstanding ceviche (just the right amount of heat). Drinks were awesome, rarely have had more knowledgeable and attentive service, dinner was much more filling than expected. Wasn't sold on the dessert we had, but very happy with the rest of the meal. Ready to come back with other friends and eat more of the seafood dishes.
The menu was very limited and it was very over priced. The wine and drinks were also okay, not great by any means.
Brisket taco .... very good
Innovative menu items. Food was well prepared. Person who waited on us was well informed and accommodating.
Guacamole arapas are the beat thing I've eaten all year
Everything was perfect. The food , drinks, atmosphere - great for date night
One of my favorite locations in town for a one on one night out. Share plates of masterly crafted selections while enjoying fantastic ambiance and a cocktail or many.
Publico continues to serve great, creative food and wonderful, interesting cocktails. Each time we've gone, they've exceeded our already high expectations. Helpful, friendly waitstaff. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food and drink they serve. We look forward to returning soon.
The service was very good. The space was comfortable. I found the menu to be limited. The food was OK for this style of restaurant, but a poor value at this price point. I wasn't disappointed, but won't be back. There are just too many better options in the area.
Love the food here! It’s pretty expensive for the amount you receive, so I tend to only go on special occasions. However, it’s extremely delicious food, so definitely worth it now and then. Drool-worthy, for sure. Only other caveat is that the music was turned up too loud for the few of us that were there, which was obnoxious (I suppose we could have requested to have it turned down, which we didn’t) but the service was nice and the cocktails were fantastic so we had a great time :)
They were sold out
Food was great! We sat at the bar and shared several tasty things. Bartender was complacent and distracted by seemingly nothing.
We had a great time, oysters were fabulous. Top notch St Louis Restaurant
I miss the former manager Jack. He brought a feeling of warmth and hospitality that is missed.
Our table reservation was an hour late, they did bring complimentary appetizer but it was a long wait. It was also very hot in the restaurant. Service and food was great
I was visiting S Louis on a business trip and found this restaurant after few minutes reviewing options. This is a well hidden secret until today.... excellent service and very tasty menu . We tried several dishes and everything was delicious . I will definitely come back again. Enjoy!
Publico is always absolutely terrific! I have never had a less than stellar meal there, and I've dined there maybe maybe 10 times per year since it opened. It's a wonderful place to share small plates. There are always tried and true favorites plus creative new dishes to try. They also have the best margarita in town in my book, a mezcal margarita that is fabulous.
Amazing. Food, service, drink— so good. Nice birthday dinner, and they were great with kiddos being there too.
The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding.
The food is so fresh and excellent at Publico. Love the restaurant. Creative cocktail menu as well as food menu. Super nice and efficient server. Fun and delicious place to go!
we enjoyed the small plates and intend to return for a big fish meal to share with friends.