Public School - Culver City

4.5
234 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 Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm.
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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 234 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was worried in the beginning, HOWEVER, (during covid) they came together, owned their wrong, and made it great. I will be dining again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and that velvet crush is amazing.

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MattO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The PB&J Burger is an absolute winner. The most unlikely combo of flavors, but absolutely amazing.

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vipSBELL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this location! Food is great, customer service was good & ambiance was perfect! We will be back!

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MalibuT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super cute , Your food comes out fast and hot. They also have good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was nice. I would advise sitting under tent because the trees are constantly dropping leaves as the wind blows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service and food. I thought I could trust reviews on open table and disregard the horrible ones on Yelp but TRUST ME, do not come here. Waste of money and time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Well, where to start. The host - think of a desk sergeant at a police station at 3am.
The food took a long time to be delivered, so long that the hamburger was not even barely warm. Ate it anyway, just to make sure that I never make the mistake of going back there again.
With all the good and great places to eat in Culver City these days, they won’t be troubled by repeat customers who have other real restaurants to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waited 45 minutes for drinks with zero water after the food had arrived.

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AlliB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went for a busy Saturday brunch. Service was ok. I could tell the server was super busy and other than being dry on drinks for a bit we never went without. Food was meh. The chorizo mac n cheese was...interesting. Definitely for a more eclectic palate. Everything else was decent. Bloody Mary's were fantastic! We sat on the outside makeshift patio in the street. Everytime a bus went by, I thought the structure was going to come crashing down on us. It certainly was entertaining and an experience to laugh about with the other tables every time it happened. Overall, I'd come again, but I would order different food and ask our server to bring two glasses of water! :)

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vipJbmediaman
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty, a little pricey, service not that great.

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papasmurf
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very helpful staff, socially distanced outdoor seating.

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KristinK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our entrees did not come out until 1 hour after we ordered and there was no check in from the waiter during that time. Once our food arrived, mine was cold (I ordered a chicken sandwich) and the others' food was subpar. Also, the margarita was very syrupy. They did replace it however. Minimal heat lamps as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food is mediocre. Taste is fine but my Brussels spouts really tasted like they came from a plastic bag and were microwaved. Ambiance is fun and cool I like the school house theme.
But your hostess and staff should try harder.

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KristinM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was great until we had to go to the restroom. FILTHY!!

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vipSSB29
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public School did a great job with the outdoor dining. Everyone was masked up properly and the food was still good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was bomb and servers were so nice !

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PeterL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I had a reservation and was sat right away. Good attentive waiter. Food was very enjoyable. Great vibe among all the restaurants on Culver City Blvd. Will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty impossible burgers!

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Victor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food is just ok. Kinda fancy pants food offerings for a beer joint. The wings were a bit undercooked and that was definitely worrisome but think its the fryer Im sure hard to nail every time. Poki Nachos were a bit scarce unfortunately it was the poki part. Had the Korean steak- Nice soft bread and meat was high quality and prepared perfect, flavors lacking a bit but the spread that comes with helps quite a bit- decent sandwich. Arrived at 12:30 early for a 1pm reservation and was not sat until 1:20 but it was raining and very few seats and its a pub and people hang out so thats understandable - I will definitely be back to try a few other menu items and the Beer options are plentiful!

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vipJulieL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. Great pub fare. Especially love the Buffalo cauliflower and the burgers. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. One of my favorite spots in Culver City!

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vipNikkij
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the barbacoa beef street style tacos. The meat was so juicy and tender. To drink, I got the “Ryder’s On The Storm”, it has whiskey and I’m a whiskey girl. They’re pretty strong and came in a mason jar, which I love. The Nutella Cookie Sandwich was for dessert and it is gigantic! Definitely enough for 2-4 people. Overall, I like this place, this was my second time here. Cool vibes. I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thanks for accommodating us and helping us get to a warmer place

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LLLL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was not that great. Food seems very over priced. The menu on their website does not match what was given to us. Great location but pretty average for everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went hoping to get brunch around 11:30 but they said they weren’t offering their brunch menu that day. Food and service was still good though.

CS
vipChrisS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was too cold. No heaters. We were shivering with our jackets on. There was a bad smell. It was a bad experience.

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AmberB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, drinks and food are Amazing and fantastic service as well!

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IxelG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is a favorite to dine with friends. The drinks are good, the beer choices plenty. :) The service is friendly and fast. I ordered the fish tacos this time with truffle fries as my side. They were big and filling. The ketchup they serve is yummy, it’s a little spicy. The only thing I wished they had was hot sauce like, Tapatío or Cholula to add some spice to the tacos as they didn’t come with a kitchen made pico or salsa.

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DMONEY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pb and J burger is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall our experience was great, my only issue was that we were freezing cold the entire time where we were sitting. They don’t have heat lamps for the street side seating.

EM
vipElizabethM
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - nice outdoor dining space - nice servers.

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TravelingSoccerMom
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Noted we were celebrating a birthday on my open table reservation. Received zero acknowledgment. Waited about 45 to receive 3 burgers and a salad and was told the second we sat down that there was a 75 min max time at the table. Didn’t receive any refills on drinks & service left much to be desired

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vipalexthewenger
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Congrats on opening again. Our waitress was phenomenal, wow!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great outdoor seating!! Coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brian was a great server! Although it was a cold night, the restaurants patio was warm and we enjoyed our dinner.

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vipcroxfordk
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice Brunch at this restaurant- breakfast pizza, eggs Benedict and bloody Mary’s

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabbie was my server and she was fantastic made great recommendations thank you!

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Nicki
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, appropriate space, attentive service...

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 4.5 stars by 234 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.