Public School - Sherman Oaks

4.2
260 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the intersection of Sepulveda and Ventura across from the popular Sherman Oaks Galleria, 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-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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 260 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, service was good and friendly. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service. I made a reservation and the restaurant was closed. Never again.

Public School - Sherman Oaks
Responded on January 13, 2022

Sorry for your trouble. We had no hot water in the restaurant and shut the doors to avoid potential health department fines which can lead to the restaurant closure. Also, we made sure to call and cancel all our reservations at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed. Please do a better job

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

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JanineK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Staff are friendly and great service. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, A reasonable price and good drinks. Highly recommend.

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SandraN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I had a great evening and loved the little reminders of school on the menu and the wall.

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655jack
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sitting outside, we found a nice roomy place to dine. The food was fine and the service very friendly and prompt. I would go back again but hope there are less fire engines and sirens! Ha!

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MrUnimpressed
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No Covid vaccination check.

Outside seating incredibly noisy from road traffic.

Waitress split water all over the table and me.

Won't be going back!

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vipLANative
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday night when the game was on. Noise level wasn't bad and we could carry on a conversation. Service was excellent. Really appreciate the hustle and friendly service, even though it looked like they were short-staffed. Excellent pub food with a lot of variety on the menu.

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tbcls
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food's pretty good, bartender has a heavy pour which is nice but good god our server Charles was a jerk. Rushing us out of the outdoor seating area quick as possible, rude, and just overall poor customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, and very cool ambiance. Overall great place for brunch, dinner, and drinks!

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Srobert12985
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new job celebration. YOU MUST DO THE TUNA NACHOS!!!!

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms 91st bday! Our waitress”comfort” was spectacular!

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AnnabethD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food very good.

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GBF1
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great location. I live in the So bay and this is a great meeting spot for me and my friends who live in the West valley area. Food is very good and the menu offers something for everyone. Highly recommend!

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ChrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Great food and good service. The outdoor patio is just way too loud. Hard to have a pleasant chill brunch

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vipAPersonDining
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, spacious spot for good grub and brews. Convenient location to Sherman Oaks Galleria

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Absolutely, phenomenally explosive flavors that's will blow your mind and taste buds! Their micheladas, Incredible!!! A definite must try if you are in the area

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MaryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place foa business lunch.

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vipCarrieJ
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Eggs and pancakes were cold so we had to send them back. Server graciously replaced our order.

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vipSavvydiner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

If a server is going to wear a mask, wear it completely or at least let the diners know you’re vaccinated.

Next, if you have 90% vacancy at the restaurant, probably worth not putting two different parties next to each other or at least have them seat one table apart…

There’s a little thing called a pandemic happening right now, so every small step helps stop the spread.

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vipLourdesMaria
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance
Great food
Vegan friendly
Service is excellent

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vipTonyG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot how amazing this place is! Always fun to dine here! Great food, awesome staff.

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vipValerieinLA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food. Spotty service.

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vipDIris
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Public School 818 is a great restaurant and deserves to be open for a while. They are clearly understaffed at the moment though. Even though we made a reservation, we were told up front that our food would arrive late. We still asked to be seated and the service staff warmed up to us as the evening moved along.

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vipJerryB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good with a nice variety of offerings. Staff was friendly but it seemed to take a bit long for things to come out and they weren't at the same time.
Noise level on that patio was too much so we had to ask to be moved inside. They happily agreed.
Good value drinks and food for about 25 each
I'd eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived on time was seated outdoors little to loud so we asked to sit in doors which we did. Service was great , food was delicious, ordered the ahi poke / chips & watermelon salad so so good combination was perfect. Would definitely come back again. 👍

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nadiah
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not super clean and the food was okay

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JacquelynP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to meet a friend after work. Staff was attentive, but not too much.

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Mevelyn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfortable

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MarkH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A perfect place for a casual business lunch because of good food food and easy on/off from 405.

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VenetianMaskGuy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter was MIA for long periods. Spice-sensitive member of our party asked him if a shrimp pasta dish was spicy, he said it was pretty mild. We all tried it and it was extremely spicy. Had to share our dishes so everyone could get some kind of food. Let him know afterwards, he apologized but didn’t even offer a discount or to comp the dish. Meals brought out at very different times, and substitutions were wrong.

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Kimacd
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The parking is tricky and the lot was full when I got there. I had to drive around for 10 + minutes looking for a spot. I swore I’d never go there again. However, the service and the food was outstanding! Just give yourself extra time to find street parking at a meter if necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not go here again. Poor food and service.

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vipSavvydiner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and hostess were great. The food was delicious. I hope people can get back to work so restaurants can be full like before Covid. I’ve really missed PS 818

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GemmaC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The menu has changed since the re-opening and the food was not great.

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vipBillN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great , consistent experience - excellent fresh food and great service.

Noise level indoors is great - outdoor noise level is pretty loud (Traffiic noise)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a reservation here as well as a few others, and they were closed. And because the reservation had started I was unable to cancel and book somewhere else for dinner. Frustrating that they couldn’t update their reservation. System to avoid all of us driving to the restaurants.

FAQs

Public School - Sherman Oaks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 297-1914.

Public School - Sherman Oaks is rated 4.2 stars by 260 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.