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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.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Tuna Crudo Tacos
Cucumber, avocado, wasabi crema, and sesame
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
Great food, compliments to the chef and bartender! However we had terrible service. Our drink order was wrong, our appetizers came with our entrees, and we never got checked in on. It took us forever to get our drinks,food, and check. We came for a 6:45 reservations and left at 9pm. Most of that was spent waiting.
Bloody Marys and the lump crab benedict were delicious!!
One of the best places I've been in Boston over the last 4 years. Amazing food & the atmosphere is so unique and fun. Highly recommend.
Overall a great date-night spot! Kind of industrial/residential neighborhood, very few parking options. Food was delicious and not overpriced, drinks were fun and yummy.
Great service and delicious food! A little pricey but the food tastes amazing so its worth it
Always a great time, great food! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the neighborhood
Drink is good, food is good, atmosphere is good will be back.
Presentation on octopus look skimpy, you guys can do better than that.
Great food good vibes
Delicious food and great service. The burgers were yummy and server was pleasant.
Came here for date night with my boyfriend. They did have a decent amount of outdoor seating for the city, however not all of the tables had heaters- thankfully we were able to get a table with a heater because otherwise the outdoor dining would have been way too cold. Hope they will get more heaters because everything we ordered was delicious. Both of our drinks were great. We got the gnudi for an appetizer which was so tasty. He had the ahi tuna special and I had the little leaf salad- both of which were well portioned, well seasoned and very good. Our waitress was great and service was prompt. Hopeful that they will get more heaters for the fall so we can continue to come back and dine outdoors.
Pizza was amazing!! Best in southie (ask for it well done)
I had never been to this restaurant before, but my friend, who lives close by, goes there frequently.
We sat outside and it was very relaxing. The food was delicious and fish Tacos outstanding.
My friend loves the Yucca Fries and we shared those and the beet salad. So good. They even make their own hot sauce, in a miniature bottle, which you can keep.
Publico is one of our favorite local spots. It never disappoints....great food, great ambiance, great people and servers. We highly recommend it for a unique dining experience in the courtyard, and a unique, but fantastic menu.
Absolutely amazing - delicious food and excellent service!
This place is great. Excellent food and service. Lamb lollipops, brussel sprouts and squid from the appetizers menu made a great meal for two. The cocktails were really good. Definitely will be back 👍👍
Great food! Good drinks! Beautiful place! Highly recommend!!!
Phenomenal food, outstanding service, great vibes!!!
We were seated right away. Restaurant does great with social distance and has partitions between tables as well. Food arrived quickly and drinks were well made!
Great food, great service, great neighborhood. First time visitors and we loved it.
Seating arrangements by the bar were a bit bizarre but overall a great night. Food and service were great
It was noted in the reservation that the occasion for the dinner is birthday but nothing was done or said to our party.
Also the waitress brought us an extra cocktail we didn’t order but we didn’t say anything at that moment because the person was Ok to have a second drink.
Publico is a cute bistro for a date night or lunch date! The noise level was just right and the music playlist had a great variety. However, I wasn't as excited about the food. I ordered the fish tacos and they weren't the best--almost like they were undercooked? I do plan to go back because the drinks and apps were really good (flavorful mussels, seasoned brussel sprouts, and crispy fries). Hopefully the next visit is better!
Great service, food, and Old Fashions. They were Covid safety measures taken Which I appreciate. Glad this place is still in business.
It’s always amazing here! Chef Joel does the best octopus and lamb chops in the city! Maia and Christian kill it at the bar. The entire staff is a reflection of the owner Theo whose hand is obvious in everything that happens. It’s a cant miss!!!!!
The atmosphere, food, to the staff outstanding
Great experience all around! Food came out quick and was delicious, drinks were great too!
Great food. Great service. Great time
Good experience liked the atmosphere
We had such a wonderful time at brunch!! All of the staff were so kind and the food was great! We will definitely be back!
Very good time, great discovery. Great fresh food with great combinations of flavors, great service. Location good, parking available, drinks were good, comfortable place. Definitely will return
The brussel sprouts were delicious and enough for 4 people as an app. The fingers were delicious, not a huge menu, but enough choice. I went with the suggested cocktail and was please. Wed night wasn't crowded, so great way to experience a trendy spot!
Lovely place and awesome food pairings. Had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see what the summer patio is like.
Food prices were a little expensive for the portions provide me and my friend both left hungry and a little unfilled given the amount we spent
The owner and staff were wonderful. They accommodated a large part of 14. The food was great and cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend.
Really nice cozy place and good vibes! Went there with my girlfriend for an early Valentine's Day dinner and the food was delicious. Ordered ceviche, octopus, and the rib eye which were all amazing! Wait staff was very friendly. Noticed they have an area with retractable roof. Definitely will check it out, plus will be back for the brunch. Publico is a great restaurant!
Great birthday lunch. Very accommodating to a group of 9 people. Will be back!
Good food and good service!
Publico does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Publico also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 622-5700.
Publico is rated 4.7 stars by 323 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.