Public Square

4.2
280 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For years, the corner spot on Red Road and San Ignacio Avenue has been a gathering place for all the surrounding neighborhoods. A place where the community has celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. A place where business meals or private events have been conducted. A place where families and friends have come together to enjoy a meal and each other. We hope to continue this tradition where the community is central to a memorable dining experience. At Public Square, our mission is to inspire neighborhood connection over a great meal.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 280 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family when to celebrate Father’s Day , we like the food, the service , my Salmon was delicious !!!

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Mercy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I usually am not a picky person but we went yesterday to dinner for Father’s Day and it was just a disappointment. To start with the table we originally were reserved for was unable available so they had to do put tables together that weren’t comfortable. I ordered their special dish which is the scallops unfortunately the scallops tasted like ammonia and were bad. Another family member ordered a shrimp plate and 40 minutes later they tell him it’s unavailable. My daughter ordered the steak and potatoes from kid menu took an hour or so the last plate to arrive on the table. It saddens me that our Father’s Day was unsuccessful with food and service. Will definitely not be returning.

JM
vipJoeM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Father’s day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Elegant decor and very professional employees, except for some short bald guy that screamed obscenities at a homeless man that had asked me for some money on my way in. The food was good and well priced for the quality we received. The wine selection on the other hand wayyyyy overpriced for what they were offering. I get that wine will always be overpriced at a restaurant, but this was absurd. Finally, the reason I can’t give this place anything over 3 stars is that I was sweating from the moment I walked in. I had asked if they could cool down the place but no change was felt. That just killed it for me. I’d go back but it will definitely be at night for that specific reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our annual father/daughter Father’s Day brunch. The brunch menu is what made us decide on this locations as well has having an amazing experience here for Valentine’s Day as well. The food was delicious but the staffs attentiveness as well as their overall presence in the restaurant made it a great day. Everyone was so polite. We never had to wait fir a refill on water, the engaged in little conversation when appropriate and just seemed happy to be working. It was a pleasure

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was just okay service was miserable because you couldn't hear, the restaurant was so loud you couldn't hear the person next to them. And $6 for bread that you couldn't even share for the table was disgusting

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vipmars
Miami
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Public Square is a good place to eat and have good drinks. The service was above average and the place itself has a nice vibe! The down side to this eatery is the noise. We started out fine and as time went on, the noise level increased to the point that we could not hear our own conversation with the others at the same table. We just finished our meal and left. Probably not to return.

Next time @lisapetrillo you review a restaurant, do it in the evening when you can enjoy the true atmosphere of the place. It will be a much truer to reality review.

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howarde
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So loud we could not talk, had to yell. Every else was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food - poor service. Took forever for anything.

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CharlesH
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our server was excellent. Crab cakes to start were the highlight. Mushroom risotto was very bland, and noise level was really loud. Cocktails were very good.

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WendyK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot - especially love their happy hour. It's a loud place, I don't know what can be done to lower the noise level. Food and service are excellent.

MK
vipMichelleK
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu, good ambience and affordable! Make reservations.

FV
vipFelixV
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Legend… he is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

TOO a many items offered on the menu NOT available.

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gerryf
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first tine to Public Square, great ambience, service was impeccable, the manager visited our table ensuring we were satisfied.
The crab cakes and crevice was awesome, main course were also excellent, we’ll be back soon. Count as soon to be regulars

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vipMaria
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve gone numerous times and the service has been good but never like last night. The food was fabulous and our waiter was great, manager even came by to make sure we were having a good experience. Highly recommend!

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Julien
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I loved the look of the restaurant - very chic. Good menu selection with sushi options

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We’ve been here a couple of times and have spent a significant amount of money. We’ve never received a “welcome back!” Or any acknowledgment from staff we’ve seen before. Love going to restaurants that just make you feel like you’re part of the family. Not here. Even tried giving it another try yesterday and brought some friends and had to explain to the waiter “hey they’ve never been here before” to see if we can get at least some recommendations and some suggestions to favorite plates… any friendliness would of been nice. The waitstaff is dry and during our meal my friend asked to also get crab cakes and later he admitted he forgot to put in the order like no big deal. My ceviche bowl was chipped all around… plates were not cleared from the table.

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vipRudy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambience is nice for a local venue. The sushi is not up to local japanese sushi restaurants or Publix. This isa place to go if you want to have a drink and socialize, not have nice meal.

CB
CraigB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had a party of 4. A lot of the menu was not available. The service was "so so." The food was not that great even for a simple Cobb salad. The lobster was not as described. Can't recommend.

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BethK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Pretty decor. Super loud though half empty. Ordered scotch never arrived. Fritters bland, sushi squishy and unrecognizable as sushi, tips okay, onion soup okay. Wedge salad okay. Hamburgers blah. Dishes not cleared. Dessert never arrived. Bill took forever. Table next to us sent back a very expensive steak and it took forever for them to get a new one.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was lousy, it took forever to get our order once placed. Once we received order food temperature was not hot and rare steak was over cooked. Ordered a lava cake with ice cream we got a shake for ice cream.
Wouldn’t recommend to anyone and very over priced for the quality of food and service.

AP
AshleyP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Went to dinner on Sunday night, they were out of a lot of their menu items. We had to settle but overall the food is pretty good.

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vipFoodiefromthekey
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waiter was outright rude and disappeared most of the night. Drinks took 15-20 minutes to get both rounds. Ordered a bottle of wine and half hour later it came after I complained. The rib eye was almost raw in the middle. Chateaubriand Filet very average. They still tried to include an automatic 20% which I declined. Waiter and managers where totally unapologetic for the experience of our table of six. Would never go back there.

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vipKikina
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety for all taste. Service outstanding and food quality
Fabulous. Will definitely come again .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! Our server, Gabriel was very attentive, as was the management team. All in all it was a great evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely delicious food and great service. we will definitely be coming back

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vipYaniT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! Love the food

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vipaland
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second dinner at Public Square this week. The Filet Mignon Bites and Crabmeat Asparagus/Avocado salad were fabulous. My two companions had the salmon and said it was superb. Managers Piter (Peter?) and Kevin were helpful and friendly as usual. Server Hailey is a total gem. And the thursday evening live jazz trio were a joy to those of us who love top-quality progressive jazz.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time!

DT
DayanaT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy hour /early dinner with friends. Our server was Legend and he was fantastic.

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vipGreatoldsteakhouse
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, very noisy. Server Eric was very nice but seemingly overworked.

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vipfrancesca
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was good and service! But they were out of a lot of drinks which sucks.. overall it wasn’t bad

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been twice since reopened after pandemics and both experiences have been amazing. Food it’s one of the best In the area and the service is prime!

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vipaland
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak filet, after it was returned to kitchen and cooked medium rare the way I asked for it. Once they cooked it right it was great. You need more Tanqueray gin. My first cocktail finished your only bottle.
Positives: your two managers: Peter and Kevin are helpful and friendly, and intercede
where necessary. Servers Gabe, Hailey, and Helen are outstanding. And I noticed that
Francesca has returned to your staff. She's a delight.

MM
MargaritaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had gone for brunch which was wonderful. But dinner items were not fresh like the lobster tail. Also lobster bisque was not a bisque but more like a watery soup.

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vipaland
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop in town. Get it cooked medium. Outstanding salads and desserts.
Good drinks from the bar. Great live jazz on thursday night.
Manager Kevin and servers Haley, Helen, Gabe are all friendly and helpful.

BL
vipBethL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

If I’m going to spend as much as I did on dinner I would prefer to go to a traditional steakhouse where the food and service are always consistent. The noise level to begin with was outrageous in the restaurant and it was only half filled. Our server was super sweet but there was some thing just missing with all the staff there. They seem to be trying their best but lacked that professionalism. The food took quite a while to come out and when it did the burger and steak we ordered was at best warm. The mashed potatoes lacked any taste as did the mac & cheese.
We decided to order the milk bread which they claim to be a house specialty. The bread came out extremely stale and almost hard to bite into at certain pieces. It was definitely not freshly baked and was not worth the six dollars.
Overall, the taste of the food was not awful but we would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legend the waiter offered quite possibly the best service I have ever had at restaurant. Do yourself a favor and only ask for him as your waiter.

FAQs

Public Square does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Public Square is rated 4.2 stars by 280 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.