Public School - Dallas

4.4
146 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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. Brunch is in session every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
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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 146 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CiaraO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Public School 214 is a very cool restaurant for families or a quick bite to eat with friends. The food was great and although they were short staff the day that we went, Jose still gave us pretty good service. And the location is nice, if you want to take a walk in the area. We will definitely visit again :)

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GeorgeN
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh, comes to the table hot, ingredients are first grade with a good variety of choices. The staff is friendly, courteous, and professional.

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Weslie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The one in Addison is so much better, but both locations have a great sangria! Burger was undercooked.

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BrittneyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very pleasant and easy to joke with, very accommodating and made us feel welcomed.

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CT1913
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I was really hoping to have a great experience at this restaurant considering the type of reviews that they have received.We made reservations at 5:45 Saturday evening and arrive at 5:50 PM to be seated. When we walked into the restaurant and we immediately noticed that it was pretty empty and that may be due to the time of the day. We were seated outside which we requested. A member of the wait staff gave us water but not because we asked but because he had a tray with pre-filled water that he was distributing to everyone who was seated outside on the patio. After about 20 minutes I noticed that no one came to get any orders or check on us or greet us. I went inside and asked for a waiter to come to our table to take our order and she responded that she was on her way out. She came to our table and I informed her that we had been waiting about 20 minutes without someone coming to check on us or at least take drink orders. She did not really seem that taken aback by my complaint but she did offer me a free drink. When it came time to order the food my daughter placed an order for a pepperoni pizza and a lemonade, I ordered the peanut butter and jelly burger with a side of the beer battered fish, and my husband had some sort of chicken and rice and vegetables. At first she was not sure if I could get the single piece of fish and stated that she was going to ask the to cook. We proceeded to give her our order since we had been waiting at this point about 30 minutes to place an order. 10 minutes after we thought we placed our orders, she came back to the table and stated that I would be able to get the individual piece of fish and proceeded to ask us again what we would like to order and this Time she wrote it down. At this time it is about 640 and we still have not eaten but I noticed that a table of six that came in well after us had drinks and food well before we did. Our food finally came out at about 650. Burger was good, pizza good, chicken was gross.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service.

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EricaT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. I loved the new items on the menu. The fried cauliflower was amazing. Casandra was a great server.

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KershaJ
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My fries were cold and my fried cauliflower wings were old and they refried it to make it seem fresh. I questioned why some of the wings were dark and some was light. The answer was beyond suspect. I was told that it was how the wings were fried, that some wings in the center would be darker than the ones on the outside due the heaviness of the batter. Some bs like that

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RhondaL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I went two weeks in a row!

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KynleighW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I had a pizza and it was soggy, falling apart, and made me feel physically sick.

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LisaZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I would recommend this restaurant. Some unusual burgers. Great salads and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Out of several items very limited menu but food was good i recommend the chicken and waffles

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was cold and covered in grease. The service was very mediocre as well.

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VictorM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was super chill, drinks where dank! Food was danker! Will come back

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vipLuckyDawg
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Sadly, I report that the service here has fallen to the point of being abysmal. Slow drinks. Out of olives for a martini. Five unanswered requests to refill my water glass. Brought our food but didn’t bring silverware. I literally had to stand near the server’s area and supervise their delivery of silverware to the table so my date and I could eat our meal before the food got cold. Btw, I’m normally not a person to do that sort of thing but other than tearing my steak apart with my hands, I was out of options.

To top of our evening, my date ordered a final martini which they served in a standard cocktail glass, explaining they were out of martini glasses. I assume washing a martini glass is something I shouldn’t expect? None of the other glasses were chilled, so I don’t see the issue with washing one to serve a drink.

Like DISD, what you have hear, folks, is failure on a grand scale.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot complain because they were open during the winter storm when everyone else was closed. We were so grateful to have warm food in a warm restaurant. I was surprised by the welcoming and friendly service as I am sure it was a difficult day for them. I wish I remember the servers name but he did a great job at turning a difficult day around. The hostess was also great at dealing with difficult guests in a polite way (even though some were rude as hell). I live around the corner and will be back.

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MoniK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, the wait staff was very attentive and the place wasn't crowded

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sunday brunch. Menu extremely limited. Had the touted eggs benedict pizza. Pass on that it was just eatable. The big menu tout was some kind of peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The booth we were sat in had a step up and the table was at least three inches above standard making eating difficult.

Pepper was brought out in a small metal cup making it impossible to spread evenly and very fine grind on top of that.

Coffee is served in cups that get cold very fast. However they did bring fresg cups rather than refilling the cuo.

The mimosa was a strange color. I don't drink anymore so I did not sample.

Could barely hear the waitress with mask and shield. Talk about overkill.

It was OK but I won't be going back.

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Wonderful
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was great!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was disappointed to see that the wait staff did not properly wear masks. Our waitress had her mask below her nose and a shield on top of her head that she did not use.

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vipTerryC
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh is the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both servers were awesome!! Loved the food

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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kathleenf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch...limited menu but food and service were terrific. We'll be back.

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vipTerryC
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicholas was great! Covid standards on point! We felt very safe. Food great as always!

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vipTerryC
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was good. Covid standards were top notch!

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Debs
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally everything was perfect! The staff was SO KIND and the food was amazing!

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vipJENG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. Fun, relaxing and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had reservations and when we get there the lady said we have your seats reserved for outside mind you it’s very chilly we get inside thinking it’s busy it’s very open and then they brought us to a dirty table had to ask her to clean it seats had crumbs on it food was overpriced and unseasoned I wouldn’t recommend anyone going when there’s way better service and food quality for a reasonable price elsewhere!

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vipTerryC
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid standards were over the top!!! Love the new menu. Used to be regulars but get service and food had slipped, but not anymore!! Put these guys back on your dining routine.

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and great waitstaff.

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viptewanah
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The bartender was awesome

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vipplanomom
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with some girlfriends for a late dinner. Food was great service was even better. I highly recommend this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany was awesome.

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Ruben
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally had the nicest employee! I believe his name was Zach.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benedict pizza and French toast were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun!! It is a unique spot in Dallas that offers a wide range menu.

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CarlS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great! The bacon cheddar tots are seriously delicious. And they were definitely taking COVID precautions seriously.

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vipBennyboy
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle frites were delicious and our server was exceptional.

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PatrickG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a night out away from the kids and enjoyed the food and service.

FAQs

Public School - Dallas does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public School - Dallas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 599-6234.

Public School - Dallas is rated 4.4 stars by 146 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.