Public House

4.5
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502 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Public House is the perfect place to watch any big game - with over 100+ beers in-house and a 30-foot HD video screen to catch all the action live.

Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, the 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall sits in the heart of River North. Public House offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to mouth-watering libations; house favorites include bar snacks, flatbreads & tacos, soups & salads, sandwiches & plates, multiple choice mac & cheese, and of course, burgers.

On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ, three full-service bars in addition to signature table tap booths, where guests can pour their own beer and shots.

Open 7 days a week, Public House offers a full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to catering & events.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Mac and cheese was outstanding

KH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town with my college student. Very friendly, great food was a bit loud had a dj I think. But my daughter loved the music.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

This place has great food but don’t go

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for brunch on Sunday late morning. Seemed a little under staffed as it took close to 25 minutes just to get drinks to us. The food came out in normal time and was very good. We like the place but service is hit or miss.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger and blackened chicken sandwich were great. Beer was cold. Many options for drinks and food! Service was friendly and fast.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok - a little greasy, and the omelets did not have enough protein or veggies-too many potatoes. They also did not warn us that the skillets were hot - I blistered my arm accidentally coming in contact with one of the skillets!

t
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent happy hour special on wine, beer fish tacos and flatbread pizza

JC
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I decided to try Public House for restaurant week. We were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. Huge portions!! My friend got the chicken tortilla salad and BLT sandwich and I tried the pretzel and fried chicken sandwich. The salad was amazing!! The sandwich was so good and big. We each took home a portion of the sandwich with fries. Then dessert came...ice cream and two huge cookies. I will defiantly come back to Public House!! I loved that that the manager went up to every table and asked how the food was.

TD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the food was terrific. We’ll be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Humis and veggies for an appetizer and the Fish Tacos for dinner were perfect and so flavorful!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boozy shakes were delicious! Excellent service - Our waitress was so friendly and helpful!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large party with some out of town guests. We all enjoyed the food and drinks. This place is great for a large party to be able to sit comfortably and enjoy each others company!

G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

After theatre dining. Everything was good.

KH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our reservation was ready and we were seated right away. Food was very good (I would highly recommend the Hangover Helper drink!). Service was mediocre. Our waitress seemed busy but also did not go out of her way to check in very often.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My table wasn't ready when I arrived on time and I received attitude from hostess when I asked about status. My juice had ice in it for some reason, which I have never seen before. The food was ok and wasn't anything worth recommending to other friends and family. The ambiance was extremely loud and didn't live up to expectations.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was really good! It was a busy Friday night, but the service was not good. We waited for drinks, our ticket, boxes, and had to go to the bar to have a bartender look for our waitress. Music was good too! Will be back, but hoping our service is better for dinner.

MW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly front staff greeted us and helped us get seated promptly.

Our waitress was great, and she stopped by several times to make sure we were good.

Food was very good: mac-n-cheese, wings and fish tacos were all fantastic. The quesadilla was a little soggy but still tasted ok.

The noise level was high, which is expected on a Friday evening during happy hour.

Atmosphere was cool, and the location can’t be beat.

4 out of 5 stars.

Definitely a great stop and a great value when you are downtown.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Great atmosphere but yikes food quality below average. Fish and chips - awful; fish tacos - no flavor; Brussels sprouts - way too much dressing. Maybe just a fun cocktail venue?

OT
Grand Rapids
3 reviews