Public School - Addison

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$30 and under
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Located on the bustling Belt Line Road in Addison, Public School is a fun, school-themed gastropub that features a wide selection of local craft beers, classic drafts and craft cocktails. PS delivers "An Education in the Art of Food & Beer." We offer a chef-driven menu that is made from scratch using only the freshest quality ingredients. "Recess" (aka Happy Hour) is held everyday from 3pm-7pm and Late Night Recess is everyday from 9pm to close. Brunch is in session every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm.
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MaryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great bar tender while I waited for friend. Nice HH prices

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vipGeorgeP
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The waiter was excellent. Good times all around. We will be back.

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ZinaC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Adriana was excellent. This was a business lunch and everything was perfect.

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Candice
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall I wasn’t all that impressed. The service was good at least but the food was nothing to be excited about. I had fish tacos- very bland and not worth the money. I love fish tacos but these just weren’t very good. My friend had the prime sirloin which was cooked to the right temp but very tough. I definitely don’t think it was a prime cut by any means. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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Marlee
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Happy hour prices were such a good deal, not to mention their happy hour timeframe is one of the most open and convenient I’ve ever encountered. We dined in on a Sunday afternoon and were right in the middle of what they call “recess” to receive discounts on a large variety of drinks and appetizers.

The atmosphere was more impressive than the food, but I still enjoyed my meal and would definitely return for another cocktail and order of the loaded tots during happy hour. Oh and I would love to try their take on pizza next time!

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vipPbw287
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great place for drinks but will never be eating there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Took probably 20 mins to get a beer after ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, service was good, only negative was getting stuck at a small table on the bar side of the restaurant instead of being on the restaurant side.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, didn’t feel rushed, food and drinks were tasty, service was great.

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ZinaC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was much better than the last time. Our server was great too. Since it was a business lunch, the only thing I might mention is lowering the sound a bit. Music was a bit high for business conversations. Otherwise it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here and I loved it!

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Amitchell22
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorites. The happy hour prices are great and the food is delicious.

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FranH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as well as the service! I also loved the décor!

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The menu used to be creative and unique. Now it’s burgers and sandwiches which are overpriced.
The good was mediocre at best.

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MichaelM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service.

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BarbaraS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Loved the ambience.
Waitstaff was friendly, attentive and accommodating.

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vipSamanthaC
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food!

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MelissaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The bartender was very attentive and the overall experience was terrible. I won't be back. She just sat with her head down for a period of time, acted like it was an awful day. And managed to stay on direct other side of bar so that she didn't have to give is eye contact and serve us!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Wonderful food, awesome waitress, great atmosphere!

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vipKrisL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loved the garlic aioli dipping sauce! The Reuben was just okay.

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vipSteph
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I went to Public School 972 for brunch. The ambiance of this restaurant is nice, and I was seated close to the bar. My friend was late, so I enjoyed a Bloody Mary while I waited. Once my friend arrived, my server was no where to be seen for almost 20 minutes. She came out of the back after I asked another server for water and a drink for my friend.

Once we ordered the food came out quickly. I had the croque madame and she had the avocado toast. Both were ok to meh. Her avocado toast was super spicy for her and she likes spicy. My sandwich was fine, but nothing exciting about it.

I don’t know what I expected in this restaurant. It was ok. The food was ok. Service could have been better. I’ll have to give it another try sometime to see how it does. For now, just don’t have high expectations.

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JCain
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent, decor was very nice as well. Will return soon!

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WillF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting vibe, good food and service. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and I’ll be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It's a very cool looking place with all the school bits going on. The patio was closed but looks like it's pretty nice, too. We decided to go out fairly late and were thrilled that at 7.00 pm there were reservations open 7.15, 7.30, 7.45, etc. We liked PS214 so off we go.

The menu is enticing. Pizza was really good. Grill was a little disappointing. Meat was overcooked on 2 dishes.

Bar was kinda weak. Ordered a bourbon on the rocks and ice was literally stacked up over the rim of the glass. Kinda ridiculous. You have to fish some out just to even take a drink.

Manager ran some food out to the table next to us but didn't check in on any of the other 3 tables in the vicinity. Service was timely and the server was nice.

Can see why it was only half full on a Saturday night. It was decent but nothing special. Unique menu items are nice but it's like a trendier and pricier Chili's.

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vipbacabuck
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Met friends for a couple of drinks and appetizers before heading to an event. Ended up with a burger and beet salad along with the fries and fried cauliflower that we started with. Drinks were really tasty and well poured. Definitely will be back for dinner with a table full of friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was nothing special.

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vipSeahorse0719
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yummy! And super cute atmosphere.

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vipVicCruz
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time diners here. Fun concept and decor. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Plate size was medium with just enough food to take care of hunger. We shall be back!

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Maryd
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch. This was our first visit to Public School. Our server was lovely. The staff is attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place is great however be very careful about parking there. Our car window was smashed, our car was broken into and items were stolen. When the police came they said this parking lot is a very common place for robberies. And the restaurant had no security cameras. So don’t leave anything of value in your car if you decide to park there.

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GreatHappyHour
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I've visited this location several times, trying different dishes and drinks each time. The food is always excellent - I would recommend any of the burgers and the fish and chips. They have a great happy hour! The atmosphere is fantastic!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good. They have varied selections to choose for appetizers and main courses. Service was very good.

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DonW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced. Small menu which is fine, except they were out of steak at 6:30 on a Thursday night. Very few people there. Parking is difficult due to Blue Mesa. Burger was good but not woth the price. I ordered a cocktail and the bottom of the glass, outside, was dirty.

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vipRandyH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was very noisy inside so we chose to be outside where we could talk. We enjoyed the table and location within the restaurant. Service could have been better. It seemed great at first but slid downhill at the end. Nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is top notch and the atmosphere is adorable.

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LaVitaC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drink and service was good. Nice atmosphere and decor .

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KimP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

PS is devoted to carrying out the restaurant theme at the expense of customer experience: party of 6 seated at 'school bench' with seats out of proportion to table height--our backs were hurting after 5 minutes. Nothing memorable about the food--excessively dressed salads were barely touched; fried appetizers were disappointing. Service was mediocre during a sparsely filled lunch service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I've had in years. I'll be back often!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bracus was amazing. He made the whole night quite a joy for us, he was always well informed and made accomodations to all our needs at this superb establishment. Will definitely be back soon!! Thanks Bracus and Public School!!