Leeds Public House

4.4
55 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
We’re a brand new gastro pub in Michigan City, IN. It’s about an hour drive or South Shore train ride from downtown Chicago.
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4.4
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4.5
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4.6
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vipJules50
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Leeds and I wasn't disappointed. Saturday lunch (a brunch menu) was very good. I had the burger and asked for several accommodations to it which were easily granted. The burger was delicious and cooked to my specifications. Saw several other menu items being delivered and all looked wonderful! The decor is very pleasing and comfortable. There is an outdoor seating area (closed because it was winter) that will certainly be a draw during the warmer weather! Will definitely come back when I'm in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food. Would have given it 5 but the enclosed outdoor section was letting in a bit too much cold air for a NWI winter night.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch. Was a good tune away with my husband. Chicken and waffles a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon is great! Always get the cheese board!

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GeneN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good, a little overpriced. Wine per glass portions varied from first to second, a bit pricey. Food portions are iffy, not top shelf in quality but still very good. $100 dinner for two, not bad, but not great for what you get.

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BryanR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, absolutely loved the Moroccan themed meal on Valentine's day. Will be visiting again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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Chels
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food wasnt bad but it came out cold and my fish was overcooked. We had 6 people in our party and 2 of which didn't get their food until we all had finished. They did comp us and took our drinks off our bill

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RossaNFriends
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our first experience at Leeds Restaurant.

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Lizj
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby, our server was outstanding as was the food.

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BethM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our Christmas Dinner. The food was wonderful, our server was excellent, and we had a wonderful time!!

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vipLivintheLoop
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. A welcome addition to the Michigan City dining scene. Previous reviews are spot on. The ONLY issue is a slow kitchen when they get busy. Feel bad for wait staff as they are busy and attentive but the food can take a LONG time when they get busy. They need to either increase efficiency in kitchen at busy times, take out seating, or just don’t go when they are busy.

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SigitaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on the New Years Eve. The food came out delicious, the size of the portion just right. The server Taylor was one of the best we met last year overall. Thank You!!!

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MattT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Went on New Year's Eve. Table for 2 was reserved through app. Arrived and was presented with 2 tiny tables in strange spots. One table was a few inches removed from a large group. Another table appeared to be added in the walkway. Both were relatively close to the door/host stand. Strange locations. Please don't add tables to accomodate if they are inconvenient uncomfortable spots. We would have reserved another time or somewhere else. Without us reacting to the strange table setup, the hostess who I am sure knew the tiny tables were in weird spots indicated that the bar area was first come/first serve for seating and may be better. The bar area is a tented outdoor area with heaters. The tables were normal size and in normal spots so we chose an open table. The issue is that the "server" was also working as the bartender. This worked well at first with regular attention at the table. After the first 30 minutes, a large group arrived at the bar. The bartender/server then stopped coming to the tables unless he found time. I kept walking to the bar to ask for drink, dessert menu, check, credit card slip. If there won't be a server, let someone know. Also, please don't book tables on OpenTable unless you have a normal table available. We or whoever booked later could have gone elsewhere or booked another time.

The food was mediocre. The chocolate cake was very dry. The drink menu is excellent.

The designer for the space should be commended. It is a beautiful space. As it is open longer and the kitchen and service improve, I hope it turns out to be a great spot. For now, I can't recommend.

To the owners, please be sure that your host staff explains seating better and please do not set tables in strange spots to accommodate guests who think they have a confirmed reservation with no issues.

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WendyR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The server was exceptionally nice and knowledgeable. Great food.

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Brady
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service! Cool bars and good atmosphere! E ha pork chop and the steak frites , excellent!!

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ChelseaO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date night here! Highly recommend the meatloaf and vanilla/lemon cheesecake.

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Gigi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot. Good to provide options for locals and visitors.

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vipMJLNaper
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and drinks at reasonable prices. We also had a great server.

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1Writer
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Leeds is a work in progress. I would give it a try and will try again in the hope that they work on their recipes (smoked everything is not cool.) waiter was bored and brought requested “HOT” soup luke warm. Butter or olive oil with bread would be expected. Tiny Spanish olives in a Grey Goose martini are not remotely adequate.
Please, we need a great place!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Loved the outside bar area. Good martini. Restaurant very loud. Plate appearance rather plain. Pricey for amount of food. Will definitely try it again when we could go to the outside bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything! There 3 times in one week. Brought friends. Will look forward to better weather so we can get back out on that patio!!

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eagervoyager
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Leeds continues to show promise. Our meals were good but not yet in the range of excellent. The mains were good, especially the duck, but the portion on the short rib though tasty was reduced by a third from previous visits. The sides were a bit overcooked. Service was very good.

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Woodsword
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Turned out to be a very good place to eat. Food was excellent, service was great. Wish they had more varieties of wine by the glass. All and all a great place.

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JohnB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duck entree was excellent. The outside deck area by bar was perfect with good energy.

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vipKathryn
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition the the newly emerging downtown Michigan City. The ambience beats any in the area, especially the outside dining/bar area.

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ScottD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal girls night out at Leeds. We sat on the beautiful patio and the food and service was perfect! Best new restaurant/bar/new hangout in Northwest Indiana!

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vipCarolineZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great to be aeated outside on the patio-a lovely night plus it is crazy noisy inside. Hope the owners can figure out a way to correct that when outside isn’t an option in cold weather. Server was a bit overwhelmed-a holiday weekend must have been busy.

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timothyH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food with service to match. Outside dining is wonderful. Inside is loud. I would like to see more Indiana beers.

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vipGMaB
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Staff was attentive and friendly, but there was a mixup as to who would be our server, so it took a while to be waited on. Food was generally quite good. We will have to try Leeds again.

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vipMJLNaper
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beverages and service at reasonable prices.

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BillT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 4 but ended up with 5. They graciously accomodated us. Michelle, our server, was outstanding. Food and drink was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMarks
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

New with a very nice outdoor patio space. A varied menu with very fresh ingredients, the crab salad is excellent. Service uneven to very slow. Probably will improve with time. A great addition to downtown Michigan City.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great server! Very attentive! Food and drinks were great!

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BarbaraT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I have been here twice.
The first time we had great service and the food was delicious. Then we went back on Saturday night. It took 1.75 hours for our food to come. We had a great waiter, but the kitchen was completely overwhelmed. The food was once again delicious. The noise level on Saturday night was really high, so while we waited that 1.75 hours, we sat at our table and shouted at each other, that gets old fast

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KelliG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Sat outside.
Muscles/frites appetizer was spot on. Everyone’s meals were perfectly prepared and tasted amazing. Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable! Will be going back for sure.

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viporacle
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great outdoor seating. Fantastic chef and server. Creative menu. Can get pretty noisy.

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Would go there for the atmosphere but not for the food. Food very good,but not great and menu needs more selections. A few hits with food as well as misses and some issue with food temperature. Tomato soup, smoked chicken sandwich, coleslaw and fries a miss wings, duck, and chicken and fish good. Serving staff very friendly but need more coordination with the kitchen. Staff were bringing my soup out of kitchen before waitress even finished orders at our table. Felt very rushed with food service out of kitchen. A few hits with food as well as misses and some issue with food temperature. Great job with patio remodel. Inside seemed noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful patio and great crowd on a Friday night. Mussels were ok - a bit fishy; smoked shrimp a nice change from regular shrimp; duck and burger were good; short ribs very disappointing- meat was very dry; not enough “sauce”; needed salt/flavor; fries were ok but all short “pieces” which was odd; good wine selection - great cocktails. Server was so sweet but need some training. Didn’t seem to have enough knowledge of menu; didn’t know what certain liquors were and couldn’t help with white wine decision (for ex. hadn’t tasted sauvignon blanc).

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Leeds Public House is rated 4.4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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