Publico

4.7
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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Imagine yourself wandering through a local public market, enjoying culturally unique street foods, socializing and immersing yourself in new or familiar surroundings. We believe, for the public good, everyone should have the chance to experience this magic.
We proudly invite you to join us at Publico, where our goal is to channel the senses of exploring a new locale through globally inspired fare, libations, and mid-century meets rustic décor.
Our simple plates meld elements and flavors from Europe, South and North America. Prepared with traditional techniques and time tested recipes, our approachable offerings highlight the season’s freshest, sensibly sourced ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Paired with handpicked wine selections from small producers around the world, rotating craft beers, or indulgent cocktails, your experience is designed to leave you with a modestly priced passport stamp for your palette.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JG
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch. Delicious cheeseburger hash and their standard burger. Great food and service. Love this place.

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m
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food is excellent and different and the space is really well done but the noise level is obnoxious. You have to yell to be heard. Not a great way to enjoy a nice meal!

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JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 2nd time I have eaten here. The ingredients are so fresh! The poached eggs cooked to perfection, hard to find a hollandaise sauce that good.
The burger was outstanding. I think it was all made from scratch. Ricotta dumplings, yummy. Chilequilles, delish! Can’t go wrong with any of it. Great combination of flavors.

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GD
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy and inviting. Food was delicious (we had fish tacos and the cod). Beer and wine selections were good - not extensive, but well chosen. Staff was welcoming and right on top of everything. The Lodge next door is really cool for hanging out, too!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks!

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1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for out of town guests :)

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious , got the halibut
Upstairs bar is really cool

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New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a nice time at Publico. Food was very, very good. Service was excellent! I would absolutely recommend Publico for the food. I will say that the drinks are VERY expensive and not really generous. For that reason, I will not be back soon. In addition, I asked when making a reservation to seat us someplace on the warm side as I was bringing my elderly father. When we arrived we were place in the table closest to the door!!!! It was a cold February evening! They graciously moved us when asked, but it was disappointing we had to.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch spot for the weekend! Fantastic food and drinks to match!

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JG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service in the restaurant. Moved into the upper bar. Very cool space. Great service continued. We’ll be back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for an anniversary and had one of our best meals ever. Chef Joel Howard even came out to check up on us. Really great guy

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VS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. We were there for a long time and never felt rushed or pushed out.

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TM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food with generous portions. Nice waitstaff, but overwhelmed by the crowd. Good value. Overall, fun, but very high noise level (it was a Saturday night).

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing! I went for dinner with my sister. Super cool vibe also. Definitely coming back for brunch next time!

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, ambience was fun and cool. I will be back

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very strange. It was like a bunch of aliens visiting earth as servers for the first time.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I feel like I've had great experiences at Publico in the past, but my last one was not. Our server did not pay close attention to our table, often forgetting to put in drink orders, etc. and the french toast was really flavor-less. Needless to say, I was disappointed with my latest visit as I've had good ones in the past.

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KJ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Fun atmosphere. They have a really nice bar/lounge spot for drinks before or after that’s suitable for couples or large groups.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Chicken and Brussel Sprouts I have ever had. This is a hidden gem in South Boston! Great service too!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cake bowl was amazing !!! We also enjoyed everything else we had including the Brussels sprouts, hot dawg, empanadas and chicken Asada. Service was great!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was helpful and Kitchen was extremely gracious with dietary restrictions. Love it at Publico!

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was over priced and not good. Fusion was bad. Mixed drinks were not good either.

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KC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Food is exceptionally prepared and presented.

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KM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time having brunch here. Food was again delicious and staff super friendly. Definitely adding this to my Sunday brunch list!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Thank you

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CC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here was even better than the first. Service is great -- the waitress knows exactly how often to come by without being overbearing. They have the best empanadas around with a very tasty salsa. The sourdough rolls were so good we had two order. Paella gets great reviews as does the pork chop. Only disappointment was that there was a private party in the outdoor area so we sat inside.

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VG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Off the beaten path of West Broadway, this Southie local is worth the detour down Dorchester Street. Steak Frites was delicious as was the Pork Chop and the bowl of cake - well, nothing more needs to be said about that.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing cocktails.

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WA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, and we were given a three person corner booth for two on a date which was very nice.

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DM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time we’d been to Publico and I’m just disappointed I’d not been before. We absolutely loved it! One of the best bars I’ve been to for good lighting and atmosphere. Music was also really good

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1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment, upscale and worth the price

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London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The food was great as was the atmosphere!

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was very good, service was very poor I saw other reviews say the same and thought I’d give them a try, maybe now that they have been there a while they may have worked out their service problems - but they did not

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CF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch. Not overly crowded. Great food and fresh ingredients. Service was also great as was the atmosphere.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere!!

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N
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

WAY too expensive and portions are too small. Food was ok. Nothing amazing.

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TH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a small meal or you can upsize. Food was great and service was too.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic would definitely recommend. Looking forward to going back soon.

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