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Public Kitchen

4.4
4.4
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International

THE HOTEL’S RESTAURANT BY RENOWNED CHEF JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN, IS DRIVEN BY THE MARKET AND THE SEASONS, AND INSPIRED BY JEAN-GEORGES’ TRAVELS WORLDWIDE. THE MENU FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD, ORGANIC POULTRY AND GRASS FED MEATS, AS WELL AS USING THE FRESHEST ORGANIC GREEN MARKET FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. CHEF JEAN-GEORGES’ SIGNATURE STYLE AND FLAVORS APPEAR IN ALL DISHES THROUGHOUT THE MENU. IT FEATURES A SMOKER, WOOD-BURNING OVEN AND WOOD BURNING GRILL AS A FOCAL POINT AND HAS A MENU FOR ALL TASTES AND DIETS, INCLUDING VEGAN. THE FOOD AND ENERGETIC SETTING COMPLIMENTS THE FEEL OF THE HOTEL.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 273-9403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas McKenna

  • Private party contact

    Kaitlin Prince : (646) 609-9019

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Houston and Stranton

  • Parking details

    PublicHotels

  • Public transit

    B, D, F and M Train to Broadway/Lafayette<br />F Train to 2nd Ave<br />6 Train to Bleecker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. TC

    TroyC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome from start to finish

  2. s

    stevenr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The most memorable aspect of the public is how bad the service is. The food is edible and I would only go back to dine at the bar. The drinks were the only aspect of our meal of that showed competence. It's on a level of awful that you rarely see in New York City just when you travel. They're nice people but the place was empty and everyone is just lost like they had a really late night. We were chill about it as we were going to the museum around the corner but there's far better options within walking distance. Definitely not up to Schrager standards.

  3. N

    Nurika

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was my cousin’s birthday. We had reservations someplace else but I decided to cancel when I read that this place was associated with Jean Georges... we were there on time. Were kept almost an hour at the bar with a bartender that either was exhausted or terribly hungover. Our waiter was serving half the restaurant and another waiter the other half, our drinks were delivered late and to the wrong client. We had to go to the bar 3 times to ask what was happening. The cheese fried appetizer was a joke, please remove it. The truffle pizza was good after a considerable amount of time my omelette arrived and I had to return it. An omelette on an airplane looks better. Too bad I can’t show the picture. Waste of time, money and I will never come back. The manager apologized but it was too late. Btw... NYT rated them with 1 star. Take your name out of this place Jean Georges. Actually I found a way to place the photo. This is how my omelette was served

  4. NP

    NicolasP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Needs a lot of work, improvement... service and food wise... the venue has potential ... but please train your staff!

  5. E

    Ericawithc

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful experience! Will come visit back to try other foods

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    mostly the service could have been better not enough attention to the details like clearing plates which leaves an informal impression. the pizza was perfect and the space is sexy. music in background was eclectic and fun. the nearby upstairs lounge and hotel bars are gorgeous maybe for a cocktail after dinner. my experience with abc kitchen the prior evening was flawless by comparison in terms of service and a similar vibe minus the convenience of additional bar lounge venues upstairs that the Public hotel offers

  7. MM

    MarkM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    great pizza and burgers very comfortable dining, manager came over several times to check on our party. Nice touch always to be recognized.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food! Best ever pizza I had eat!

  9. J

    Jfdorozco

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall nice place to have dinner and drinks with friends!

  10. G

    Gorka

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    As a Jean Gorgs, a nice place but not at his level

  11. A

    Ariel

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE PUBLIC KITCHEN!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Sadly I would not be able to recommend the Public Kitchen for lunch (when I've been for dinner if was a very different experience). I was only able to book a table for 2.30pm (which was fine), but I got a call from the hostess 1 hour before my booking to say the kitchen closes at this time - not sure why I was even able to book the table if the kitchen was closed?? I said we would go earlier if they could accommodate us, as 2.30pm was the only option, and when I got there at 2pm, the restaurant was completely empty!!! This made the ambiance terrible, but the service from the staff was fine. When it came to the food choice I was incredibly disappointed. Having been to a number of the Jean-George restaurants before, I know the menus you find online are not always the ones in the restaurant so I called them on two separate occasions to confirm whether the limited menu I could see was all that was available, but I was told both times that the menu was more varied, and that anything could be adapted to suit dietary requirements. Again incorrect information but I spoke to two separate people on separate days and was told the same thing. Safe to say when we got there, the limited menu was all that was available and spoilt out experience - for many people their first time in Jean-Georges restaurant! The food was OK, and the kitchen tried to be flexible, but it wasn't great. If you want a burger or pizza then great but I think there are much better options for lunch around the city.

  13. MD

    MarilynD

    Key West

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was enjoyed by all who could attend. Shrimp and grits recommended.

  14. GL

    GiannaLG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Food was ok. Smaller portions even though it was quite pricey. Probably won’t go back to the restaurant but the bar upstairs was good. Great music but again pricey drinks.

  15. SP

    SanjayP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    +$400 for a 3-person dinner, and everything felt a bit tired ; the room, the service and especially the food. Was expecting great things, but sadly this missed the mark!

  16. t

    terpsihora

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Octopus was beyond salty. Had to send it back. Squash potstickers were too fried and oily. Couldn't finish. The cauliflower was very good. So was the burger and scallops. The pink lady apple salad was too simple for the price. Chocolate cake was great. To conclude, the menu is hit or miss.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    It was pretty chilly in the restaurant as I don’t think they have the heating on, but it’s on the first floor where people are constantly revolving in and out of the hotel lobby with winter air

  18. m

    marie

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice bar/restaurant in a modern hotel with a fabulous entrance that is sort of like a garden. Menu is "comfortable" with a variety of options from pizza to burgers to more traditional entrees. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

  19. VM

    ValeriaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food. Nice service. Spot fits as me dining on my own same as family gathering dinners or dining and branching with friends. Reasonably priced menu. Never disappointed.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant with genteel waiter, definitely would go again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Food was ok. The atmosphere was so good and clean. It was priced high for the food that you got.

  22. LA

    LenaA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service, delicious food, and thirst quenching drinks. Great overall experience.

  23. KP

    KristineP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Went here for brunch after staying the night in the hotel. dissapointed with the food.. would have expected more flavor or something . Server was nice but messed up drink order but no big deal easily fixed. overall ok experience but would not return for brunch.

  24. L

    Lylie

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Varied menu with excellent food.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything from service to the food.

  26. LL

    LaLaMar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasantly surprised by the accomodation shown to my party. I had 3 surprise guests show up to attend my birthday dinner and they were happy to accomodate my reservation of 5pp to 8pp. Food was delicious and healthy. Loved the ambiance of the hotel, restaurant and lounge. Will definitely go back!

  27. m

    mmt215

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    I didn't *hate* the restaurant but many of our dishes were over-salted. The drinks and ambiance were great though.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentine’s day

  29. ED

    EricD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is very good. Escarole salad was overdressed but everything else was delicious.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ! food and drinks were amazing . Everything was exquisite ! Loved it

  31. AL

    AlexL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    The service was horrendous. We have dined here before and it was fine but the waitstaff insensitive to the allergies of one of my guests. Appetizers were coming out with entrees and drink service was glacial. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy so I’m not sure what the issue was

  32. SN

    SNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Third time at Public Kitchen. Service on our drinks was terrible throughout the meal, any opportunity to get it right they got it wrong. Wrong drinks, forgotten drinks, no drinks, huge wait time between ordering and receiving (the wrong drink) Which is a shame, because the food is great - but it's enough to deter from going again. A simple apology or acknowledgement or a "this drink is on us" would have gone a long way.

  33. i

    ilesina

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Came for my 35th bday. The food was outstanding. Service was ok- the bread basket was not set out and we asked for it after our first course arrived at the table & we still had no bread. Had the duck and Spanish octopus apps. The duck was perfectly cooked. Spanish octopus was served with basil pesto fettuccini which was extra delicious. My husband had the lamb chop and i had the monkfish with polenta. The polenta was just ok. The desserts were not the highlight of the meal. Not awful but not impressive. The ambiance is very romantic. Couples were holding hands at the table. I was expecting half the couple to get engaged by the end of the night buy nothing happened lol there was a piano player and fireplace at the lounge bar part of the locale. It was nice to try once. Because of the price, i would not return.

  34. AF

    AdrianaF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Excellent food. Loved the music and ambiance. Spacious and attractive space. We had a mixed up with our bill which kind of made us feel ready to leave before we had anticipated. Service was ok nothing special.

  35. AN

    AlexNomNom

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    My friends and I went for restaurant week. It was delicious...but I feel compelled to write about the service. We were there for nearly 3 hours waiting for our food. I think they prioritize non-restaurant week customers since we get the set menu/$. Though I understand that, 3 hours was really absurd. We were all nearly asleep by the end.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Unfortunately the service just wasn’t good at all and this is coming from someone who works in hospitality. Server seemed uninterested and not attentive and bothered (even though there wasn’t anything for him to be bothered by) Ambiance is great but with the food and service being sub par or less than that I wouldn’t recommend. Came here for a birthday celebration. Bartender was friendly and helpful tho!

  37. MA

    MinaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    The service was sooooooooo slow and not Professional . The food excellent

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all respects - food , service and atmosphere

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Wasn’t worth the hype. The service was not good at all. We ordered only appetizers and decided to eat dinner elsewhere, given our server was rude. The person cleaning up the table was not trained properly either. He cleaned up while we were counting cash to pay the bill. Restaurant experiences are not only about the food.

  40. TG

    TheGoodLife

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Great food but exceptionally poor service this time. Brunch took 3 1/2 hours and it wasn’t because we were taking our time.

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  • Cross street

    Houston and Stranton

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    PublicHotels

  • Public transit

    B, D, F and M Train to Broadway/Lafayette
    F Train to 2nd Ave
    6 Train to Bleecker

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas McKenna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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