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About Public School - Denver

1959 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 446-8671

Website:
http://www.psontap.com/locations/ps303/

Entertainment:
A popular spot to dine or drink before events at Pepsi Center or the Denver Performing Arts Center.

Parking Details:
Garage off of Chestnut located under us that is $5.00 after 6:00 and because we validate it would be $5.00 to a two hour lunch. Across the street DaVita has a parking lot that costs $5.00 after 4:00 otherwise it is like $4.00 an hour or $14.00 all day

Private Dining

Public School can meet all of your special event needs. Each restaurant has a full-service bar, perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, or high end business meetings.

Public School - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This place was so much fun! Food was delicious and creative. Get the PB&J burger.... you WON'T be disappointed!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2018

I really liked the PB&J Burger. The chorizo Mac and cheese was delicious also.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Public School 303. This was our second time for Sunday Brunch. The endless mimosa's were great. The Shrimp and Grits to die for and the French toast was the best. My husband has also been for lunch and loved the PBJ burger and chicken sandwich. We were just there for Mother's Day Brunch. They gave me a $25 G.C. to come back on another visit.

Love Love Love!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Organic, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2018

Appetizers we're excellent...particularly the Mac and cheese and buffalo cauliflower and meat and cheese board. Most of the entrees were very good. Salmon was a bit dry, but tasty. Vegetarian entree was excellent. Cocktails were delicious and beer selection was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 29, 2018

Great service! Loved all the food and drinks we ordered.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2018

A wonderful evening. Good atmosphere/interesting space. School-theme in decor/menu was clever but not distracting. Great variety of food - something for the adventurous palate alongside more standard fare. Desserts were incredible - save room!! Friendly/attentive staff made us feel welcome. Our group ranged from age 6 to 76 and everyone enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a group of 10 before the Rockies game and were the first one's in the door upon their opening. We had about an hour and a half before we needed to leave for the game. We ordered drinks and an appetizer. The server was attentive and brought our drinks quickly. We never did get the appetizer. We ordered our meal at least 50 minutes before we had to leave and we waited and waited and waited. 45 minutes later, after being told it would only be a couple more minutes a few times, our food finally arrived. The server was very apologetic, and did his best to hurry the kitchen along, but we still had to wolf down our food and scoot to make it to the game on time.

He did take 50% off of our bill to apologize for how long the food took and he was great otherwise.

Not sure the quality of the food though was worth the visit.

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·Dined on April 20, 2018

I didnt know about this place until we met for a business meeting. It was great! Service was fantastic, good food and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2018

I would only recommend this restaurant for drinks, not food. The atmosphere is good, but the food is not good--pretty tasteless--and way overpriced. Service leaves room for improvement.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, cute theme, staff was very good at keeping our drinks full and that we had everything we needed. Will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch with the guys

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·Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch. Good food and fun theme!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2018

Fun atmosphere, great brunch, great bottomless mimosas!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2018

Had the most amazing experience last night at 303 public school. Booked a 20 person reservation for my husband's birthday. Our server was Sara she was attentive, friendly, and extremely helpful with anything I asked of her. I want to thank the kitchen, I walked by and they asked how the food was they were super friendly and I sincerely appreciated them. I personally tried the buffalo cauliflower bits, kale salad, and the skirt steak tacos with poblano carrot slaw. I also had a drink called the crushed velvet, it had blackberries Tito's vodka, lavender and ginger beer it was amazing! A handful of our guest enjoyed this drink and the beers that they had on tap. They have a great rotating beer menu as well. All of the food items I had were delicious and extremely tasty. Our friends had the Margherita pizza, the meat and cheese board, the meatballs, shrimp and grits, the bacon and cheese bites, the ahi tuna, Chicken salads, the fish and chips, the chicken and waffles, the Bangers and mash, and the salmon. Not one person complained about the taste or preparation of their food, everyone was raving how great everything tasted. That never happens, with this many people. I highly suggest trying this restaurant for a date night or a large party. I also brought in a cake, and they were kind enough to cut it up, bring us plates and forks. My husband had such a good time and I cannot thank them enough.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2018

Our server was awesome. All staff were great, actually. The PB&J is my favorite.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2018

Overall the food quality was wonderful, portions were huge, and service was amazing. The noise level and ambience was a little off with the music cutting in and out. Otherwise I had a wonderful experience and would go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2018

We ate at PS on our way to the DCPA to see Hamilton. We weren’t in the mood for a fancy, expensive dinner so we made our reservation at PS since we hadn’t eaten there yet. The location is just a few blocks from Union Station.

When we arrived the hostess wanted to seat us between two other tables already filled with guests, this despite the fact that the rest of the restaurant was empty. She wasn’t happy with us when we asked to sit at another table, but after saying most of the other tables were reserved, she eventually found another spot. Fortunately, the waitress and other staff were a good contrast to the hostess.

The food was solid, not as flavorful as it could have been, but still good. We liked the decor, and the prices were reasonable. All in all, we would go back if the circumstances were similar.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2018

Great happy hour. Glad it is available for all tables, not just bar. Food was above average, large portions. Great beer and wine selections. Great place for big parties.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2018

The PB&J burger is now my favorite!! WOW!! Great decor, great food!!! My whole table loved everything!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Public School 303 for a Valentines day lunch with my girlfriend. The atmosphere is awesome, with a fun geeky vibe and decor. The food was creative and delicious, and the cocktails were great. After finishing up our lunch we watched some Olympic on TV while we played giant connect four and had another drink. The staff was super friendly and even pretty funny. We were that at 1pm on a Wednesday, so it was very calm and quiet with very little going on. Super easy access from Cherry Creek trail if you want to walk/ride, or Union Station for bus and rail.

Highly recommended

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We've been for their brunch and happy hour. Both a really good and we'll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had dinner there on a Saturday because of the great location near to where my daughter works-- very close to Union Station. The table was in an okay location- although it felt way too big for our group. They seemed a bit disorganized all around. We were a bit late being greeted and the person didn't know he was to be our waiter- however, once he arrived, he was really super. The food was interesting and they comped us a few items-- such as the buffalo style cauliflower appetizer which was delicious. The calamari was good too. If you can handle a creamy sauce, the shrimp and grits were good (but way too much cream for this Colorado girl). There's some recognizable items on the menu but with some bizarre additions. There is a kid's menu which is helpful too. Overall, I say, give this place a try. We plan to give it another go at some point as well. It's great that they take reservations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best trout I have enjoyed in a long time!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place. We loved everything!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great staff and fabulous food, loved happy hour deals. Accommodated our group of 10 with no problems.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went in for "Recess" (Happy Hour) on a Saturday afternoon. Got the naked wings and chorizo Mac and cheese. Both were delicious!

The waitress did take a little time to get to us (we came in when it was really slow) but everything was great after that.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Bad table near the pizza kitchen window. Way too bright. It was pretty empty on a Saturday night too. Food was fine, but no big motivation to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Creative food with lots of comfort basics. Delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated near the front door even though the restaurant was not busy when we walked in. It was cold and we received a blast of cold air everytime someone walked into the restaurant. This made for an uncomfortable experience the entire time we were there. Service was friendly but slow. The food was very expensive for just ok food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great new find. We had a large group and ordered several appetizers, all were very good. We had the chorizo mac and cheese, calamari, crispy buffalo cauliflower and edamame hummus. We all order cocktails and wine. Dinner was excellent also - recommend Steak Frites and Bison Burger, both big hits with our group.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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