Public School - Denver

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$30 and under
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American
Located at the intersection of 16th Street & Wewatta across from Union Station, we are an American gastropub offering a variety of your favorites as well as a range of unique twists on the classics. From fresh salads and vegetarian cuisine to one-of-kind burgers and hand-tossed pizzas, Public School 303 has something for everyone.
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Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Too noisy, not very clean, mediocre service. Food not served hot.

R
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual dining. We sat outside which worked out well.

JH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour in town!

S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

BH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

TP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had the most delicious PB&J Burger here and would absolutely return to try other menu items!

A
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Great location. Fun decor. That’s about all this restaurant has going for it.

h
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

AR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Bottomless mimosas are the best, and interchangeable with brewmosas or bloody marys! Good deal, love the vibes ☺

N
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place; food was excellent; service also good . It was noisy and probably fine for Happy Hour on Friday.

T
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a nice lunch here with friends before heading out to Denver airport for the ride home .

We had a very nice late lunch -everybody enjoyed their dishes. Two of us had the impossible burger, which was fabulous! It had a Parmesan crisp in the burger, which really enhanced the flavor. my husband had the bison burger, which he loved! Very lean. We had the buffalo cauliflower appetizer too- delicious! The only complaint we had was that the music was pretty loud to have a conversation over. I did ask our server if they could turn it down a notch.

TS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good service was good but still bar food I know rents downtown are high but the meal price/value was not there. For the same price you can eat at true Food kitchen‘s in Cherry Creek the ambience is much nicer and brighter.

ES
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and patio. Patio is dog friendly as well!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was decent, pretty good value for the money. The service was sssssllllooowww, even though the restaurant wasn’t very full. Not sire what the delay was. I was taking a group of kids to a concert and they all ordered Shirley Temples. What arrived was something not at all accurate and tasted horrible. Chose it because it’s a short walk to the Pepsi Center. Won’t go back

MN
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service for boozy brunch, waiters were helpful, friendly, and responsive!

LW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Loved the impossible burger.

j
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The music was way too loud. Felt more like an after work drinking place not a restaurant. The food was really good though! Just wish the environment was more conducive to conversation and a nice casual dinner. Probably won’t go back.

LC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The new happy hour menu is very small and $8 is too pricey for a happy hour. Food plates were not cleared away in a timely manner. Other than that, PS303 is a good spot....especially right before concerts!

LK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Mediocre food. Small portions.

J
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It is a fun cute place, but I definitely would not recommend their chicken wings. They were very fatty to the point of seeming under cooked

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, menu service and overall experience. The only drawback was the noise level. It was a little loud for productive conversation. A lot of repeating, all and all it wasn’t a huge problem.

MN
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Yes, fun lively place to hang out. Convenient and good location.

ST
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Pretty good for mothers day, make sure to get reservations. Reuben was very good, outside seating was good, service was average, short 10 min walk from Union Station.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good exp. solid staff. Excellent food and drinks

J
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was fun and not too loud. But the food was average at best. We actually sent the brussel sprouts back they were so bad. My salmon was well prepared but the veggies underneath were not tender. My son enjoyed his burger.

KB
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch is quite nice with a good choice of options. They offer almost bottomless adult beverages as well.
Nice space with a variety of seating options (bar, booth, & outdoor, etc.).

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing lamb burgers. Quite pricey though

TE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

A guest 1st impression should not be who doesn't want to take us to a table. The person that did take us ended up being our server. Sat us next to the kitchen window. Bad thing to do to guest when you ignore your guests so they watch the cooks constantly wipe their runny nose (guy working dry without hat) with his bare hand and use his towel to wipe his hands. The guy working grill was picking his teeth. Not one person washed their hand the whole time we sat there without service because our server had a 12 top. I watched our server appear and dissapear from the 12 top five times while I waited for him to come check if we needed anything since our food had been delivered so I could get ketchup for my food. Nothing about our experience was even close to be considered acceptable. When after waiting forever (we almost just left) for our server to return to our table so we could get a bill. He just took & ran my payment. Never even presented a bill.

R
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go, the lamb burger was the best. I ordered two appetizers, that were also very tasty, the humus like dip and the brussel sprouts! Great for a quick bite.

CK
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great happy hour!

l
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food was gross. The biscuits were hard and cold and the gravy was cold. The corned beef hash had almost no corned beef and the hash was undercooked. Terrible food, fun ambiance.

KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly service! The Siracha ketchup is so good! We had a large group and they split the checks with no issues and also the service we received was excellent. Our waitress even took pictures for us! The atmosphere is relaxed and the drinks are tasty.

DM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Service excellent, food delicious. Very friendly staff. It was a little on the loud side but otherwise very enjoyable.

B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our server was very helpful. Our server was great with our kids and made great recommendations for first timers to the restaurant. Decor was unique and fun. Food came out in a timely manner. Location was walking distance from Union Station and to Pepsi Center (went into the city for a Nuggets games). A great experience all around and covienent for our plans.

EZ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We started out the night for my sister's bachelorette party here and it was perfect. It really was the perfect restaurant for a group outing. The food and service were both excellent. I will definitely be back.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Got together with friends for brunch.

KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere!!

KB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation at 10:30am the day of my reservation for 11:30. We were told there was no table for us because I made the reservation the day of.... then don’t have opentable reservations open at those hours.. our server made our day so it all worked out.

JS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious happy hour snacks/deals and drink specials

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