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 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Tue - 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
Queso blanco, bacon lardons, and parmesan
Half chicken, papas criollas, escarole, grilled onions, and natural jus
We love heading to Publico for a nice dinner out. The food is delicious and the staff is always amazing. Taking a toddler out for dinner in Southie isn't always the easiest thing but Publico makes it a breeze.
It was lovely. We celebrated our 8th Anniversary there. The oysters were so delicious.
The staff was kind and friendly. We really enjoyed our time there.
The cheeseburger was one of the best I have ever had. The special sauce added so much flavor I didn’t need ketchup. The fries were outstanding. Well done!
Food was outstanding! Server was very attentive!
Sat us in the upper bar and we were surrounded by standing room only crowd of drinkers. People bumped into us, dropped empty glasses on our table and at one point a random guy sat down at our table while we were eating. You shouldn't seat people there on busy nights
The food and service was amazing, plus the drinks are always 10/10!
As always…. Fabulous!
Food was okay, drink were weak. Nothing special especially for the price.
Aaron, I'm sorry we weren't at our best for you. Please reach out to me directly if we can make this right. Our reviews and reputation speak for itself and I believe for this visit maybe we weren't at our best but doesn't speak to who we are email@example.com Joe Marotta General Manager
No air conditioning in the garden area. We sweat buckets. Otherwise, great food and great service. But just turn on some AC!!! Or fans at least!!
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the garden space is open air and while we do have exhaust fans and air movers in place to try and alleviate as much of a hot air as we can, we must submit to mother natures will during these summer months. In the future, please don't hesitate to request a seat in the main dining area where the AC is always blasting away =)
Too loud for a first date
all of the food was soo good!! the espresso martinis were bomb!
Thank you so much!! We're big fans of the martinis too =) Please come again soon
I’ve had dinner here several times and the food was great. First time having brunch and it was terrible. Eggs were very undercooked, food in general arrived cold. Drinks were good.
I went with my mom because I wanted to stay in Southie but not have a really loud dining experience, Publico is always my go to spot when I want something more intimate and relaxing!! The food was amazing I also love all of the shareable portions at Publico! The beet salad was the best beet salad I ever had!!
Thank you so much Ryan!! We're glad you and mom enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon.
I always have such a great time and experience at Publico! Great food and service. Love the atmosphere. My go to!
Our waitress was so kind. Great eye contact and very genuine towards accommodating our wants and needs. My only issue was how loud it was. There was a 50th bday celebration but loud music as well. We got right in though which was nice!
Was excellent! Went for brunch. Food and drinks were awesome. Will definitely be back!
Thank You so much. Visit us again soon!!!
Small portions for the price you pay. Otherwise the food and drinks were great! Good spot for a date or night out with friends
Thanks for the kind words and happy to hear the food and drinks were tasty! We do evaluate our pricing and portions regularly to be competitive as well as cost conscience. We experience a lot of out of stock items from vendors and rising prices coming out of the pandemic. We hope the experience and quality helps in part to justify the things we sometimes can't control. We do appreciate the feedback and hope you continue to dine with us!
Fun place! Great center outdoor space (better for casual drinks/apps than for dinner); and there is also sidewalk seating with heaters. The drinks took awhile to get (order in advance of needing one!) but the food was good, our server was attentive. Highly recommend the 3 course meal!
Thank You!! Hopefully we can get those drinks out faster next time and get all 5-stars!!!
Great vibe and decor. Service was excellent. Not just for the younger generation. Food choices are great! Waitress was excellent.
Will be back.
Publico has a great vibe. Fun cocktail options, and the food was fresh and delicious. Overall we had a great experience. Our server was very helpful and friendly.
Thank you for the 5 stars Michelle! We hope to see you again soon.
Took us 45 minutes to leave because our server wouldn’t come back to the table to give us our check. And gave major attitude when we asked for it.
Food was bleh.
Fantastic! Incredible service and amazing food! I’ll be back!
Thank you so much for the 5 stars. Please visit again soon and tell all your friends!!
So glad to have Publico back to a full menu and normal service. Have missed this!!
We're glad to be back too! Please visit us again soon!
We had a night out with no kids!!! The food, drinks and service did not disappoint
Thank you so much! Glad we can be a part of your night off and made it enjoyable. Trust us, we get it =)
Always love Publico! Food and service was amazing as always
Thanks for the 5 stars, hope to see you again soon!
Date night with child in tow 😃 publico is always the perfect place for this. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the amazing day. Ordered from the 3 for $38 Wednesday menu and enjoyed all of it. We brought food and drink for our son but our servers brought him a drink in a cool bear cup. He was thrilled!
Thanks for the 5 stars Shea! Glad we put a smile on the little one's face. Come visit again soon!!
Very slow experience today.
We love this place! The food, the atmosphere, the people!
Thank You Ginger!!
Always good service, food, and atmosphere.
Thank You so much!! Hope to see you again soon!
Great vibes. Great food. Great service!
Great meal! Great service! Great ambience!
Thank you so much! Please come back again soon. Joe Marotta General Manager
The restaurant is beauitful inside, the food was good, I liked the wine selection and our server was very nice.y only critique is the music was so loud you could hardly have a conversation. I understand they want it to be a fun environment but it was too loud for me. Other than the volume on the music, this was a great experience and we will be back!
Thank you Marianne. Sorry about the music, but glad to hear the rest of your experience was great! Please do come back and don't hesitate to ask us to turn it down next time. We want all 5-stars=) Joe Marotta General Manager
LOVED IT! The ambience, the drinks, Tina the server, it was all great.
Thank You so much!! Visit again soon
We've always love Publico and is our "go to" local spot just 2 blocks from us. The food is always outstanding as is the service. And we love the atmosphere, unique courtyard. We especially love the new expanded menu and the 3-for-$38 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Tina is the best
She certainly is!!
The food was really good, along with a very vibrant atmosphere
Thank You Julia!!
Always outstanding food and service
Thanks so much. Hope to see you again soon!
I tried to reserve a high top in the courtyard when I booked my reservation but was told I could not and that that area was first come first serve. When we got to lunch there was an open high top table in the courtyard but I was told it was reserved for another party. That was disappointing. Otherwise everything was good.
Great service. Food was delicious. Would go back for the $1 oysters
Buck-a-Shuck every Thursday. Please do come back.
Publico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 622-5700.
Publico is rated 4.8 stars by 442 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.