Public School - Denver
Yah could have been better. Great for a lazy afternoon but I expected more for our money based on the reputation. I don't think I will be going back
I just wasn’t very moved. Food was great, we had a couple appetizers off of the happy hour menu. Server was good. Just the atmosphere was slow and boring. Was hoping for a better date night scene.
We went for restaurant week and the value of a meal off the normal menu and not the preset menu was slightly cheaper than the preset one. This was somewhat disappointing as i have come to have really high expectations for the restaurant week menus.
However! The food we had was delicious and the service was awesome. The beer was good and well recommended by our server
Of the four dishes we tried, there was way too much lemon in all of them. The dishes were beautiful and had a lot of potential had they not been showered in lemon.
Our first time there (we're locals) and we loved it. We will return.
FYI, since we dine out every weekend, we try new places on Restaurant Week. We really enjoyed PS and we will return.
Please note this review is strictly off our experience with the long wait and poor service. This was a cool spot with good reviews. My friends and I were really excited to try this spot out. The decor is cool, location great, but outside of the hostess on Saturday night, the service took so long that we ended up ordering one round of drinks so we could drink them while we found another reservation somewhere else. We ran about 10 minutes late to our reservation, when calling to let them know the hostess was polite and accommodated us when we arrived. It wasn't busy when we got there, about 6- 8 tables total sat through out the restaurant, no more than one 6 top at one of them. It was over 20 minutes before our server even acknowledged we were there and we didn't even get a hello, just a "what can I get you to drink". We didnt try the food and I may down the road give this another shot but this first experience unfortunately wasn't good.
Service was awful. I saw other servers were good but ours just sucked! Also, it was super loud. Not because it was busy (it was pretty dead actually), but they blared the music. For what reason, I don’t know. Think that’s their idea of ambience?! My food off the restaurant week menu was quite good. Others weren’t that big of fans. I wouldn’t exactly recommend this place.
Kid friendly, great menu selection, good drink menu
The bun on my burger was soggy. Our waiter was slow and didn't check in on us, forgot things that we ordered.
Service was really bad. Food was ok. Restaurant interior was actually very cool, but everything felt kinda sticky.
My boyfriend and I couldn’t decide on entrees because we wanted to try so many appetizers, it was delicious! The whiskey BBQ wings and Dijon mustard pretzel dipping sauce were phenomenal!
It was clear management was no where to be found. Staff was all sitting around a table on their phones laughing and needed to be waved down to order. Food was disgusting and not worth the price. Sparkling wine was flat and clearly old.
I wish I could think of something positive to say, but sadly I cannot. The restaurant had several very large parties and seemed overstaffed which may have attributed to the the service being dismal. It took 30 minutes to get one cocktail and the food was mediocre.
I really wanted to love this place as I’ve heard several good things about it. Unfortunately, the food was like warm (I’m not one to send food back to the kitchen) and our server seemed like she was on 3 hours of sleep.
The service can be hit or miss and tonight was a major miss. It wasn’t crowded but we still had a hard time getting our server’s attention and when we did, she was rude. The food was great and the beer was cold.
Went for New Year’s Eve. It was advertised “happy hour prices until close.” Got there and a family was turned away in front of us for not having reservations. Note: the restaurant was almost completely empty all night and yet people were being turned away.
Turns out it was ONLY happy hour menu, which was a crappy list of well liquor and 2 kinds of wine, plus some beers. None of us were able to order entrees for dinner. Our New Year’s Eve “dinner” was sub-par appetizers that were small and overpriced.
The waitress was unenthusiastic about being there, and service was poor all night. Super bummed about our special New Year’s Eve dinner, and won’t be going back.
Great experience! Delicious food and great drinks!
Fun place for New years Eve, maybe a little short staffed tho.
So disappointing. Server was nice but didn’t seem to know much about the menu. Mimosa came out with hair in it, sent it back and it came back AGAIN with hair in the carafe (neither were comped on our bill). Ordered appetizers that never came. Meals came out incorrectly. Advertised burger deals on the table that “weren’t available”. When the manager came over to our table he was very unprofessional asking, “what’s the problem?” And after we introduced ourselves he said “ok.” Absolutely won’t go back because of the manager which is a bummer because the food was good.
Great food and service. Eardrum-shattering “music” volume. I like to talk during an evening out, so will not be returning.
We were group of 11 and the server did not bring entree for 4 of them. When asked she forgot to put the order. It was a team event and it embarrassing the team members were not served food. Server was not attentive, she barely came to the table. Very disappointing.
Kitchen had water leak and we had to leave.
Great food, drinks and ambience. So much fun hanging out after our meal to play jenga and darts!
Excellent food that was delivered fast! I met a friend here for lunch and we had a great time.
Service was extremely slow but the food was great as always
Really great food and the server did a nice job!
Good food and service!
Too noisy, two big parties whose noise level overwhelmed our section of the restaurant. Food was good, service average.
Slow service and small portions but very good. Drinks were delicious
Too noisy, not very clean, mediocre service. Food not served hot.
Great casual dining. We sat outside which worked out well.
Best happy hour in town!
We arrived in Denver to visit my nephew and his girlfriend, and immediately booked dinner at Public School. The decor is on pointe, the food was outstanding (we ordered seconds of the tater tot appetizer) and spent a couple of hours enjoying each other’s company. There was a kids menu for our 10yr old, and the velvet crush cocktail was supreme. We would be back weekly if we lived closer!
I went a public school in Vegas that had way better service was decorated more like a school that made it sound like its name and gave it a better atmosphere and didn’t really feel like that here. I felt like the food was better as well not that food was bad it was ok for the price we paid and our server didn’t really know the size of the portions very well and hardly came around to check on us. It was probably 20 min after our starters were eaten that she finally came back and we had to tell we wanted to put our orders in. Would I recommend it? Vegas yes, Denver no. Service makes a huge difference. Not bad enough to talk to a manager but bad enough to not recommend.
Great food, service and atmosphere.
Had the most delicious PB&J Burger here and would absolutely return to try other menu items!
Great location. Fun decor. That’s about all this restaurant has going for it.
Fun atmosphere, good food and good service. It was very crowded the night we were there and the servers still managed to get our food and drinks in a timely fashion.
Bottomless mimosas are the best, and interchangeable with brewmosas or bloody marys! Good deal, love the vibes ☺
Great place; food was excellent; service also good . It was noisy and probably fine for Happy Hour on Friday.
Public School - Denver does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public School - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 446-8671.
Public School - Denver is rated 4.2 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.
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