Public School - Sherman Oaks

4.1
247 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 247 people are saying
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4.1
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3.9
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4.1
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tbcls
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
12 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
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
18 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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MaryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place foa business lunch.

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vipCarrieJ
Los Angeles
42 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
23 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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LourdesMaria
Los Angeles
35 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
14 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
24 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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vipLuisFernandoV10
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfortable

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MarkH
1 review
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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vipSavvydiner
Los Angeles
23 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.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I arrived at the restaurant the doors were locked. You should not be taking reservations for places that are closed. I called their number and the recording does not indicate they are closed either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

LOCATION WAS CLOSED...OPENTABLE STILL TOOK THE RESERVATION AND...CONFIRMED IT!

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toddn
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed, due to outside seating restrictions that were sited in a message posted at the location, by the restaurant.

Unfortunately, this was not noted on OpenTable, when making the reservation.

Further digging exposed a strategy by the restaurant to remain closed until further notice.

I would not recommend the restaurant, until more details are made available to the public.

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AaronS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were closed.

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YYYYYY
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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gabrielleg
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

hi great times and menu great ed quinoa and penaut colewlawy real godo waiters and specialty drinks a great patio and when the pmian room opens it is so cute the way it is decorated a fan gab

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ScottK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

too noisy because of political horn honking nearby
but a very good restaurant with reasonable prices and easy parking next door

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vipJthw1914
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Good food. Good value. Public School is handling this pandemic well, and I hope they continue to do so and survive.

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ARanand
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good hangout for COVID times :)

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gabrielleg
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

they are all godo waiters i come there a lot lately great patio onne of the best great specialty ddrinks and original food rachel really rocks and they are all good the design in side is also creative a great time gab

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vipJack2ndcity
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too noisy with trucks and car brakes screeching throughout the lunch. Food is blah and greasy. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We decided to try public school 818 since we knew they had outdoor dining. They were obviously understaffed due to Covid-19 as there was one server for the entire patio and a host/busser (10+ tables) they both were great but drink and food service was slow, and our cocktails had very little flavor (My friend had like a blackberry mule which was ok and i has a strawberry margarita sort of thing that was blamed and watery). We had tried to order a Bloody Mary but they were out. Again it’s Covid-19 so we were expecting a limited menu and slower service so we weren’t really bothered by any of it, we didn’t want to complain about the drinks either because we were just happy they were open and trying to do their thing during the crisis. Edamame hummus was delish, my friend had a PB & J burger she said was awesome, the Brussels sprouts were just ok. I think they did a good job considering what they have to work with (only outdoor dining, limited hours, wearing Face masks and shields and having to run around). We will be back, during Covid and after.

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 4.1 stars by 247 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.