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.
3 For $38 Menu! (Tuesdays and Wednesdays Only)
Multiple dates available
Sun - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PMJoin us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a 3 course chef inspired menu! Each course provides 3 or 4 choices to make this mid week meal a hit.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Merguez spice, beluga lentils, and celery root salsa verde
Baja Fish Tacos (3ea)
Corn tortillas, fried mahi mahi, avocado, pickled peppers, refried beans, and brown rice
Queso blanco, bacon lardons, and parmesan
We are basically regulars here at this point. The staff is ALWAYS awesome. Not a single complaint, Tina is the best! Always so helpful and kind! 10/10 will always come back!
We had an amazing time out party of seven for birthday celebrations. Fun theme and delicious food and cocktails.
If only there was an option to choose seating at the Lodge in advance because not sure when it is open. Even when you make a note to sit at the Lodge the restaurant doesn’t reach out to say it isn’t available. I have already been twice trying to sit at the Lodge. They really need to start serving better hot chocolate because that nonsense tasted like Swiss Miss.
What a great experience. The host was a little quiet but the bar and wait staff were absolutely amazing.
Great dinner. Publico has great service and their Chef is invested in the quality of food and dining experience their guests have. The food and drinks are always amazing, the service is excellent, and it is always a good time. The espresso martini is awesome!
We did not stay to eat. It was more like a rowdy nightclub than restaurant. The bouncer was friendly but the rest of the staff not so much.
Very very busy so our waitress frequently passed our table by to cater to other patrons so getting water refills was stalled but overall the service was friendly, helpful, and approachable.
I'm sorry to hear that. Regardless of how busy it was, we need to be better. Please do give us another chance.
Great food, drinks, and ambiance. Drink service was very slow on a Saturday for brunch - our food actually came out before our drinks did. We also had to ask for napkins and silverware when we got our food. It wasn't already on the table, and wasn't given to us when our food came out. Our waitress didn't address the delays, but was otherwise friendly. Everything tasted great, and I would still recommend
Bolognese is the best I’ve had
So glad to hear! It's one of most popular (and favorite) items
Just a brunch with my girlfriends. Great spot and good food.
Thank You. Please brunch with us again soon!
Great food! Cool vibe.
Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Really great food! Fun ambience. Drinks were tasteful but barely any alcohol in them. Would return for dinner
Sorry about your experience. Please reach out directly if you wish to discuss this further. Joe@publicoboston
Had a great brunch at Publico. We ordered the wings and yucca fries. The wings were amazing! The yucca fries had a ton of flavor but was a little salty. Drinks are outstanding. My friends and I all ordered the lobster benedict. I found it to be tasty but the egg whites were a little too runny. We finished with the oysters which were nice and fresh. Our waitress was amazing! definitely ask for Natalia :)
Thanks so much Natasha!! Please visit again soon and we'll be sure to let Natalia know she's doing a great job =)
Great food and service to celebrate having family in town for Christmas Eve. Burger and roasted beet salad both amazing.
Thanks so much Kelly!! Please visit again soon!
We wanted to eat I think the cabin area but we’re told that no tables were available and there was no option to request to sit up there. Disappointed
Unfortunately our Lodge area is extremely popular and only around for a limited time. Because of this we must be first come, first served at all times. You can request in your reservation to be sat in that area and we will do our best to accommodate but admittedly we can't guarantee seating in that area.
Super fun vibe, Great food, excellent service
very slow service
We apologize for the slow service. If you wish to elaborate, please email me privately joe@publicoboston
It's a bar. Not a cozy restaurant as described on website
I am sorry you feel that way. We do have a dining room and dining areas completely separated from the bar areas. We do consider ourselves a restaurant first and foremost. Please do ask to be seated in one of these areas if you choose to dine with us again, as I hope you do. If you wish do discuss this further, please feel free to contact me directly email@example.com
After reviewing on Yelp, I decided to check it out with my date. Upon arriving, finding parking was such a task. I almost wanted to give up. Instead I was lucky to.m squeeze in front someone in the closest 2 hour parking area since everywhere else was permit parking. Got inside and waited about 7 minutes for my table to be cleaned, and was sat right by the bar and next to the windows. It was a nice setting, but even away from the more populated areas, it was fairly crowded and loud. It was difficult to hear my partner. Otherwise, the food was great. I had the Margarita Pizza, and my partner had the spicy chicken sandwich. The drinks were great too, but nothing special if you’re looking for some fruity sweet ones. I’d recommend checking it out.
Thanks for the review.
Sooooo delicious! The 3 for 38$ deal was impressive! My friend and I ordered an app because we were expecting smaller portions… I couldn’t even make it to the second course I was so full after the app and the first course!
Everything was AMAZING! Our waitress, Lizzie was very nice too! Always a good time at Publico!😊
Thank you so much Kaitlyn! We change our 3 for $38 monthly so please check back again soon.
Always a pleasure working with Tina when I need to book my large group dinings!
Thank You so much!! Tina is great. We're glad your experience is a pleasure. And we hope to continue to serve you well.
Very underwhelmed first visit to Publico. The cocktails were not balanced and we had to send one back. Also, the same cocktail between bartenders were inconsistent and tasted completely different. The food was mediocre. Nothing special. The space is really nice but they need to overhaul quite a few things. Also the giant “El Jefe” martinis are the biggest rip off. The regular sized glass is just as big. It’s supposedly 5oz vs 9oz which these glasses most certainly were not 4oz different.
I'm sorry for your experience Craig. It seems like you caught us on a bad night. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss this further Joe@publicoboston. A note on the martini the 5oz/9oz pour is based on volume. We do use two different glasses that are 7 and 10 oz capacities respectively. I can assure you they are different sized glasses. To compare, we offer a 6oz and 9oz wine pour that utilizes the same glass, with a different volume of wine based on what is ordered.
We mostly ate small plates and pizza. Everything was absolutely delicious. And the cocktails were really fun. Highly recommend!
Thanks so much Jane!! Visit again soon.
Incredible. Publico has the best food and vibe in Boston, and Serena is the best waitress EVER! This will be my new go-to spot.
That's so great to hear. We'll definitely let Serena know too! She's the best!
Excellent food and service. Great variety of drinks. A little something on the menu for everyone !! Tad bit loud but expected - very crowded & hopping place !!
Thanks so much ELMS! We hope to see you again soon.
As always a great meal. One of our favorite places to eat.
The menu doesn’t offer that much of a variety. It could be due to the currently Resturant climate or just a new direction from the chef. Past experiences definitely offered more of a variety to tease the taste buds. Food was good.
Sorry you feel there is a lack of variety. We do change our menu every few months and this is one of our larger selections of items we've ever had with over 40 individual items. We also offer a completely different menu as a special every Tuesday & Wednesday (3 courses for $38), so please do check back again to see if we have any new items you might want to try out!
Food and service were good but the restaurant is incredibly loud. The music is club-level loud in the dining room and there was a strange mix of people who had been drinking there all day and people coming in for dinner. Made for an awkward dynamic.
Sorry about the experience Chris. Weekends are a little different vibe for us than weekdays. We do hope you give us another chance.
Love Publico. One of our fav, go to places. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much Shea!! Hope you see you again soon.
Nice place-excellent server. Salad had way too much dressing.
Sorry about the salad Jerry. Please let us know next time and we'll make it right. Glad to hear the service was great though!
great friendly staff!
We appreciate it!! Please come back again soon. =-)
My grandson loved the gluten free pasta with parmesan. I enjoyed the delicious charred octopus followed by 6 lolly-pop lamb chops (and that was the SMALL size!). Terrific place.
Thank you so much Riker!!! Hope to see you again soon.
We had a wonderful meal! We both ordered the same things from the 3 for $38 Tuesday menu. The Butternut bisque was absolutely delicious: a little spicy, mild but complex curry flavor. The swordfish and vegetable rice were the same: fish and vegetables cooked to perfection! The only disappointment was the cookie dough bread pudding, which sounded wonderful but was only pretty good; definitely didn’t live up to our expectations after such fantastic first two courses. Would highly recommend this place for the food. Ambience was nothing special, and it got very loud by 8 pm.
Thanks Kris! Sorry about the bread pudding but glad you enjoyed everything else. We change our 3 for $38 every month so be sure to check back again!
Great service - the hostess, manager, and waitress that we had all made for a great experience!
Had a really great experience. The food was delicious (steak frites, and a chicken dish). Service was timely and present. Also enjoyed the Orange Rhymes With What? cocktail. Just a great night overall. Very cool ambience to the setting as well.
Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!!
Great drinks. Great burger. Though, in the past, the fried chicken wings have been delicious, the past 2 times I have ordered, they had an odd taste. They tasted "off". An odd taste. Not sure what the reason, but definitely disappointing. As a whole the food is really good and I highly recommend checking this place out.
Thanks for the feedback. We haven't changed anything about our wing recipe but we will definitely let the Chef know. If you want to send me a private message, I'd like to discuss further joe@publicoboston
My friends and I headed over after seeing the Van Gogh exhibit. We started with the burrata, fried zucchini and wings. They were all delicious. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. My friends had the fried chicken sandwich and they loved it! My sister got the fish tacos and she said they were fresh and light. Our server was outstanding. We will definitely be back!!
Thanks Rebecca!! Hope to see you again soon.
Phenomenal food and service
Great owner great staff everyone was very friendly
Publico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 622-5700.
Publico is rated 4.7 stars by 516 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.