Public School - Atlanta

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$30 and under
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American
Located in West End, not far from the Atlanta Beltline Trail, we are an American gastropub offering a variety of your favorites as well as a range of unique twists on the classics. From fresh salads and vegetarian cuisine to one-of-kind burgers and hand-tossed pizzas, Public School 404 has something for everyone.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! I always try something new when I come and I am never disappointed.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Experience was blah and the food was a waste of money. Could've went to Captain D's for what I got and saved $20.

B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our brunch! Bloody Mary’s were delicious!

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I LOVED the buffalo cauliflour appetizer. SO DELICIOUS. The salad dressing was a little flavorless for the entree, but overall I loved everything. $5 moscow mule too!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers and fish entree. Awesome beer menu, although not a lot of local beers the selection of craft beers is good

SJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow but the waitress was very nice and the food was really good

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great & the staff was very friendly. But service was extremely slow.

G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice and fun

T
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Fish tacos and crunch peanut coleslaw were delectable. And my girls thought the Bison burger was one of the best burgers they had ever eaten. Loved the Brussels sprouts! Having different options for side dishes is a Winner!

LC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Vet nice server. Food was good. One complaint but no biggie.

OA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice concept. Decor and ambiance is nice. Went on a date with my love and we had a good time. Parking in West Midtown is trash but they do have valet. Food was bomb... Buffalo Cauliflower was scrumptious. I had the Impossible Burger and it was good. Would recommend and definitely will be back...

AM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my husband and another couple who’d never been before. We all had a great time and enjoyed the very relaxed atmosphere before heading to Actor’s Express for a show.

Highly recommend the buffalo cauliflower appetizer!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything about this place. PB and J burger was amazing and the drinks are worth the price. Our server was insanely helpful in celebrating my friends bday. Definitely going back.

MS
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome spot for a good meal that’s casual & won’t break the bank! Always a winner

MM
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come to love this restaurant. The food is unique and good. Our server, Canyon, was helpful with decisions and we loved her energy and humor. Will definitely attempt to sit at her table on our next visit.

A
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve been twice—both times the hostess station seemed a bit out of sorts, but the food is excellent and the decor is great! The burger with PB is delicious; on the “recess” menu, the flatbread pizza and fish tacos were only ok, but the tater tots and macaroni were pretty good. Speciality cocktails are excellent.

P
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good. The desserts were amazing. The restaurant was a little loud and it wasn't that crowded.

i
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Enjoyed it.

MM
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

went with a family of 4 adults.
Apps, dinner, drinks and one shared results were about $150 which is a little higher than the overall quality of the food would generally deserve.
Our waitress was very knowledgeable and responsive but did not check on us very often.
The Humus was the best app I tried there and suggest it and ask for extra bread as you will need it.

MS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there after an Atlanta United game and had a very good meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It would have been great but the table directly behind us had 2 obnoxious kids beating the table and plates with sticks and screaming loudly. Both my table and the referenced table were close to the door where u check in so the hostesses clearly heard the over-hyped children. The women with the kids attempted to quite their kids but had no control. I thought a rep could have intervened. No such luck.

N
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They were clearly short staffed on a Saturday night

GF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Average food, terrible service. I give this place one more year—a million better options in the area.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was SO TERRIBLE. After appetizers, service disappeared. Ten minutes passed between ordering a drink for entree service and then having to ask the waitress about the drink during entree, another 15 mins for the drink to arrive after all plates were cleared and we ready to leave. Another 5-8 mins for check to arrive, only after asking for the check. We didn’t even want to risk losing another 30 minutes by ordering dessert. Many recent reviews on yelp all describe similar experiences. So frustrating after a very long day.

c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks served in a warm atmosphere with interesting decor

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the food and the environment here! Not a huge fan of the high top tables but it’s a small price to pay. Service could be a little faster - we found ourselves getting up from our table to find our waiter as we were trying to have a quick work lunch.

E
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a BIRTHDAY meal and it was DELICIOUS!!!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food and great service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The idea of the restaurant is great. The composition notebook styled menus and the games they have for you to play while you wait for your food brings back a sense of nostalgia. As for the food it was mediocre nothing I’d be dying to have again. The Mac and cheese was bland and the chicken bowl was okay.

T
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Maybe it was an off night, but nothing seemed to go right on our last visit. Check-in for our reservation seemed to befuddle the hostess, we were offered the chance to order drinks and appetizers, but the drinks took an excessive amount of time to come to the table and when it came time to pay the bill, the appetizers were not at the happy hour prices, even though it was well-before the end of happy hour. Our server claimed we got the "regular size" of appetizer and not the "happy hour" portion, so that's why the price reflected no discount. Seems like bait and switch to me. If the "happy hour" portion is smaller say so, and don't act like it is a special deal. Meals were ok, but nothing special.

FB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They have the best drinks!!

Y
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my first dining experience at Public 404 and I was very pleased! My server, Brieanna was Great!
Although, I Wish I would have known about the early menu before it ended at 7:00. I was seated before then...

J
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere is top notch. Great school-like decor and my which came first burger was amazing. Definitely will be back soon.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

First time there for weekday lunch. Not even close to half full. It took us 1 hour just to get our lunch. Way too long. Not sure if we would return based on that reason. Food is as good not outstanding.

BG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there twice. Avocado could have been more ripe on second visit. Really liked Steak Frittes. Liked it better with skirt steak than sirloin.

P
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Casual atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great decor-reminiscent of school days. Nice atmosphere. There is a bar but def not rowdy. Close proximity to midtown and the Trap Museum !

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i really enjoyed my experience and the waitress was helpful

J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great cheat food I will return

CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, loved the ambiance, and food was really good, especially the fried cauliflower.

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