Public School - Culver City

4.4
195 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 195 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nicki
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, appropriate space, attentive service...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The limited menu is kind of frustrating

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks were fantastic as usual. Service was awesome. 4 stars because it was freezing and they did not provide any outdoor heaters like most other businesses on the block.

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EmmaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The hostess didn’t read our notes so don’t bother writing one. We waited 30 min on a table on the patio that we had requested when making the reservation as the hostess had promised everyone in line one and hadn’t managed reservations. We asked her to bring a waiter to our table as soon as possible as we were ready to order, 15 min later and no waiter, I ask her again and she said she had forgotten to ask in the first place. So 45 min waiting.
Our waiter was really fast and good, but it was clear that he didn’t help us as much as he helped anyone else - probably because of what had happened with the hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The patio area is small and although we had reservations, we resorted to sit in the outside area they created because we were hungry. We understand outdoor seating is what is the “now” and are completely okay with that but the area was uncovered, unlit & cold. Now that the temperature has changed, I would suggest heaters or a covered patio of some sort as we are backed up against the street as well. Food was good but got cold quickly

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WellingtonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific date here. She said, "The food here was significantly better than what I expected for a Gastropub."

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I took my daughter and her friends for her 16th dinner last night. I asked both the hostess and the server if they’d do something for her bday (a little dessert with candle), both said “sure”.
Food came out quick, however one of the friends food came out at least 15 min after everyone else’s. At least they acknowledged and credited our bill. Customer service is very lacking. We had to ask several times to refill our water. Additionally at the end of our meal, no birthday dessert was brought out, and they handed me over the check as if it was a rush for us to pay and leave. Needless to say, I won’t be retuning. Food was sub par and service sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guy Damien was amazing! Amazing suggestions. Prompt. Proactive. Definitely a dope vibe!

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vipJamesB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great. Staff was very accommodating, friendly and operated in a timely fashion, including the food and drinks. Food was good; nice menu selections.

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vipAlexis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Made a reservation for happy hour and wasn’t seated until 30 mins later. Due to this, we weren’t allowed to order off of the happy hour menu and take advantage of those deals. Slow service.

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vipMelissaW
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff is always great

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vipMorganW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wasn’t that great this time maybe because it was during happy hour

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vipLenK
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The construction noise was deafening. Restaurant was fine, but we could not have a conversation at our outdoor table due to the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibes relaxing night out.

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vipCristinaG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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MichaelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Expansive outdoor dining -- perfect for the COVID-era.

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Coleman
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good, and the service was even better!

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KristynE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! Happy hour deals are great and everything on the menu is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being there and it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twas good. Twas very good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Mentioned on yelp- service was not good nor was the main dish.

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vipAlexanderS
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Megan was awesome ! Loved her. Never seen such an extensive happy hour menu! The white sangria, Parmesan frites, and buffalo cauliflower were my favorites! Great first time experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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LouisK
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Reasonable price. Good food. Nice outdoor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation but it seem like they weren’t expecting me to show up I still have to wait for a table the whole point of reservation as you get there oh welcome

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vipSimone
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have read about this place for far too long but thanks to Dine LA, I finally had a chance and it did not disappoint. Starting with the appetizers, the crispy buffalo cauliflower and bacon cheddar tots were yummy and usually, I am not a fan of fried cauliflower but this is so good that I am ready to stop by tomorrow for lunch.
As for my entree, I had the beer cheese me burger, which was medium well mixed with mad goodness and my sister enjoyed her very perfect fried chicken sandwich and of course, we had to toast with a nice mimosa.
The outdoor dining was nice, the service was great as well as the meal.

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ChrisA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic option for safe outdoor dining during Covid. Loved my seating outside (they’ve blocked off part of the street as have the neighboring restaurants) and the Impossible burger was delicious. Lovely service as well. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was not familiar with Public School restaurants- a friend chose from DineLA on a friend’s recommendation.
I thought another gastropub
We stuck to the DineLA menu-
Although we perused the regular menu and “Recess” ( happy hour ) menus. He ordered the PB&J
Old Fashioned, which he said was well done!
For our entrees he had the Beer Cheese Me Burger, which he very much enjoyed. I had the Moroccan Harissa Salmon, which was fantastic! The flavors, spice and combination of beans and veggies was so good! Portions were very generous.
Overall it was a very good dinner out. The restaurant seems to be following Covid protocols- we were outside on the “expanded patio “.
In LA we are so fortunate to have so many restaurant choices, so we decide - it was good, but next time will try somewhere new. Public School surpassed our expectations- would definitely return!

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TiffR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was okay until I found a hair in it. An apology was given along with the full ✔ my kids didn't finish they're food. Server was nice still. Being a server myself I understand

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Christina
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was very good and the waiters were quick and attentive. The food was alright, a little overpriced for what we got but we would still return

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MelissaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a fun evening catching up with a friend of mine. Everybody was following guidelines due to Covid and I felt very safe. They extend the patio towards the street so it allowed a lot of space and even allowed for my friends dog to be with us as well. Will definitely go back!

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ELAINE12
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great restaurant!! The service is always great. The food is excellent. Their public School burger is so delicious. I love getting their coleslaw so so good.

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BarbaraL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a bit of a different time in our lives. The staff and service was exellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here on vacation for my birthday. Service was amazing

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MarcusH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went during covid and their outside seating is very spaced out and comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have a reservation at 9:30 pm on Friday. When I get there. They was already closing they said closing at 9:30.

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Lynn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good!

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe,food was delicious, service was great

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planefun
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always good! sat outside on the street patio....bring a sweater just in case!

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vipJrBurke05
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Culver City, staff is great, food and drinks are awesome!

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vipAndrea
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The worst service ever. Waited 15 mins for a drink order, waited 30 additional minutes for a food order and even though I made reservations had to wait 15 mins for a seat to open up. Food is decent not amazing not horrible. I probably won’t be back.

FAQs

Public School - Culver City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public School - Culver City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 558-0414.

Public School - Culver City is rated 4.4 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.