Public School - Culver City

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$30 and under
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American
Located in the heart of Downtown Culver City, 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 every day from 3pm-7pm and Late Night Recess is Sunday to Thursday from 9pm to close. Brunch is in session every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place to eat.

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vipFamilyGuy
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have frequented PS 818 and really enjoyed it. PS 310 had a different menu. The wait staff was disengaged and did not know the menu well. My wife's chicken soft tacos were tasteless. Other food was mediocre. A real disappointment. Given it's in the heart of Culver City restaurant district there are better options.

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AliciaB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

RSVP for group of 15, table wasn't ready, guest standing until other regular table patrons finished...what was the purpose of reservation!

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KristenB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved sitting on the patio, and it's great that they let you make a reservation during happy hour! One of the best happy hours around.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, with board games and clever restaurant layout. Food was excellent and service was even better!!

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vipGretaM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this restaurant. Definitely great food and service.

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PinoyNoir
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met a client for lunch. Nice arrangements with either patio or inside seating. I chose the inside because of the cold weather. Our server Allison was super great. We had the calamari and fried wings as appetizers and the Moroccan salmon and poke bowl as entrees. The calamari came with vinegar and a white sauce. Really awesome. However, I would give the fried wings my 5 stars. I would come back for this. Prices are very reasonable for Culver City rent. No parking validation. Not a big deal. I paid $ 2.00 at the parking structure for 2 hours.

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vipArbelB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I listed that we had a birthday but that was ignored and they never did anything for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had my bday with a group of 12 friends. Very friendly staff, great food, good price. Would recommend!

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LPRAnaheim
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

So it is very difficult to write this review. We went there on a Saturday, a party of 10. We made a reservation and were seated promptly and appetizers and drink orders taken timely. The food was good and service slightly slow, but it was pretty busy and we really were not at all bothered. Then came the check and we gave the waiter, who up until this was very pleasant, 2 cards to split the bill. He came back with the entire check on one card and the other card was missing. He then declared that he never received the second card and just sign the check.
I won't go into all the details, but after speaking with the Manager, the card was found, bill rectified and the manager made good on the issue.
I just think its sad when a restaurant does a pretty good job for the entire meal, and something silly messes up what would have been an excellent review and excellent tip.
We will absolutely give them another shot at some point.

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MaureenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and genuine atmosphere. Really enjoyed our time there.

Public School - Culver City
Responded on February 1, 2020

Sending you a quick thank you!

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BettyNL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dine la lunch value !! Being able to sit outside is a real plus .....

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StraightTalk
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife and I went there for Dine in LA. We were hoping for something more than typical bar food, but ended up disappointed. It's a nice bar scene with numerous beers and other drinks, but not more than that.

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AnaK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a really lovely time, good food, busy buzz in the place.....one tiny gripe is the 'super efficient' waitress...my husband's glass was actually lifted out of his hand. We have noticed this aspect of service in the US, namely that plates are cleared as each diner is finished. This practice is different from Europe, whereby a table is cleared when all diners are finished. We find it odd here...it makes us feel that you want us out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for whole family. The kids Mac n cheese is crazy good for adults not sure if it is a bit too gourmet for the kids.

Public School - Culver City
Responded on February 1, 2020

Sending you a quick thank you!

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BettyNL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would give five stars on everything — but noise level was too much of a distraction; there were four of us and couldn’t hear each other across table 😟😟

The dineLA menu was exceptional 👍👍

Public School - Culver City
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for this review. I will pass this on to my team!

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vipjeanneg
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was ok
Quick, easy to get to, parking garage in back
Service was adequate nothing special

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PamelaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waiter seemed kind of annoyed that most of us didn’t order a drink and only food. Understandable, but sometimes sober peeps like to go to bars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good but a little sad the poutine was short on cheese and Don not include gravy.

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vipGuyfromLI
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I tried to book online and was told there was waitlist, though there was none. Also, I was given NO Open Table Credit for dining.

Still on the waitlist 6 weeks later

Public School - Culver City
Responded on December 26, 2019

I am so sorry about this, I have addressed this with my team and it won't happen again. Thank you for your feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The noise was intolerable. We left before ordering.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

i was really disappointed on our last visit, we frequent PS a lot. My fish come out raw, it took us forever to get the waitstaff's attention and then had to wait almost 30 minutes for my food, which meant I ate it while my husband was already done. so much for a fun date night. no apologies, no "have a drink on us while you wait" no nothing. Was really surprising bc it's usually a great spot with tasty food.

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vipJpme
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good menu. Good variety. Nice outdoor space

Public School - Culver City
Responded on November 29, 2019

Just wanted to send a quick thank you!

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SheldaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sent my food back... Eggs were cold and hard. The biscuits subpar the gravy too much flour.

Public School - Culver City
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, I will pass this on to my team.

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AudreP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location. Delicious food! And really great wait staff. Definitely recommend grabbing a reservation during peak hours and weekends.

Public School - Culver City
Responded on November 29, 2019

Just wanted to send a quick thank you!

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GretaW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been there before and we WILL be back! Kudos to the entire staff and chain owners. Another winner!!!!

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vipJulieE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food just wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very accommodating

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a BBQ chicken salad and it was swimming in salad dressing. A lot less dressing would have made it a perfect meal. Fried calamari was yummy, however portion size was smaller then what I would call an appetizer.

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BriannaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great food, mediocre service the night we went. Waiter forgot to put in our appetizer. Not the end of the world and we got it eventually. My entree was incorrect, but still good. I had the bison burger - perfectly cooked and seasoned, but they didn’t put any of the other things listed on the menu. I only asked to remove the mushrooms, not everything else. Disappointing but wasn’t worth sending back, and the burger was still delicious. Fries are great. The bacon cheddar tots are definitely worth it. Beer recommendations we got were pretty terrible, but they have a huge list and full bar. Would come back again, but not any time soon. They also have games you can play while you wait!

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LatoyaP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food portion size is very small for the price. The taste of the food don’t make up for the cost. The food was also under cooked. The memosas are small and limited to one refill. Compared to other restaurants that offer truly bottomless menosas and at a larger size. The waiter was ok. Overall I’d say 3 stars.

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SteveB
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Inside and outdoor seating. Perfect size and ambiance for any occasion

Food was very good. (Hamburger) was prepared and presented

Nice selection of wine and beer

Good restaurant all around

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ClausT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always vibrant atmosphere, good food and friendly servers.

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DGee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Definitely will visit again.

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vipToby
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch. My daughters are both school teachers so this was an extra treat for them. First visit for all of us. The attention to detail was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review