Queenstown Public House

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$30 and under
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Organic
We are a New Zealand inspired whimsical restaurant set in a craftsman house that dates back to 1905. We are one block off the main drag in Little Italy. Sink your teeth into one of our organic beef or lamb burgers. We also have many salads and dinner entrees to try. Portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. We only except reservations from 2pm- close daily. We are first come first serve for brunch and lunch.

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vipKeclem
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to get out and enjoy date night. I had spaghetti squash and it was excellent. My wife had fish and chips standard fare and is was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere. I choose this restaurant as I wanted to show my GF the food etc of a place I once called home New Zealand. It was my first time and a shot in the dark. Wow was I blown away. Absolute amazing food ambiance service and more. Highly recommend.

Come for the meat pies, stay for the mai tais.

Absolute brilliant can’t wait to go again

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KirstenG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queenstown is always a sure bet for great food, delicious drinks, and amazing ambience.

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ElizabethU
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyable we adored having dinner her with our two out of town guests. We love it here and 1000 percent be back.

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CamilaLondono
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. It definitely lived up to the hype. Really cute decor too

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raskelli
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our first experience at Queenstown Public House. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was casual and lively and the service was very good. Our entrees included the prawn and grits (rich but fabulous), the ahi sandwich (fresh and light) and the patty melt (a classic favorite)! We also enjoyed mimosas, beer and gin and tonics. We felt the value was excellent for the quality of food, beverage and overall experience. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Worst restaurant in Little Italy (I know because I have a business in the area) the waiters are very disrespectful. From a business owner to a business owner I suggest you look into more customer service training.

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vipFuzzyBeaver
Toronto
179 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had mixed feelings about this restaurant. The meat loaf and sides were amazing. The lamb chops themselves were amazing but the sides really did not work and were quite disappointing. Also the food was not hot when served. The waiter had no clue about the wine on their wine list and provided poor service overall. Maybe we were just expecting too much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was very nice. Two guests had never been there before & were very impressed. I have been there multiple times & was the last me who suggested it because of the great food, ambience & cocktails. My friend loved her burger and they made us special cocktails. I highly recommend Queenstown!

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vipshesdope
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot! Cute bartenders!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Lots of starter plates to share.

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Darlene
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Queenstown is such a fun place! Food is great and the ambience and decor were unique. It is within walking distance from our hotel (The Guild) last call is around 9:30pm. Definitely helps to make a reservation just in case!

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vipdrjas1
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Queenstown and highly re commend it.

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NathanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Funky and fun. We sat around a fire pit watching the he nightlife go by. A fun evening with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines at Queenstown was awesome, and it’s by far our favorite spot in Little Italy. The spaghetti squash was fantastic!!!

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vipSKesq
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal. The Wellington meatloaf was awesome. So glad we picked this spot. Hidden Gem.

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PeterY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great craft beer. Wonderful service even with a large party of needy people!

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vipKeclem
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great meal with friends from out of town and just loved the building and the food. Keith our server was very attentive and we had a great meal. I had the spaghetti Squash and my wife the lamb burger . Both were excellent. We will be back.

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vipAj85
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food here is usually good, but the Monday night kitchen staff was awful. My husband ordered a medium-rare lamb burger with cheddar instead of blue cheese. The first burger came out well-done, charred, and with blue cheese.

He sent it back because of the blue cheese. Twenty-five minutes later, his burger came out again. This time, it had cheddar - topped with blue cheese. The server was very good and she couldn't believe the kitchen still put blue cheese on his burger.

We had our daughter with us and needed to get her home, so he had to scrape off all the cheese and have a plain burger.

We come here a lot, but we might not be back.

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vipEmjay
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast comes with tater tots. I mean, what else is there to say?!?! Heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to brunch after a spin class at pure studio on a Saturday morning. We made quick reservations as walking to the restaurant asked to sit outside we were sat as soon as we walked up cutest outdoor area right on the street. Luis was our server and killed it! He was awesome answered all our questions. He was nice and provided excellent service even though he had other big parties and was helping pre bus around him. The food was amazing! I mean so good we door dashed the same thing the next day the meso tasty on a Hawaiian roll is life. We definitely be coming back! Loved loved loved it!

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CathyH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation to sit inside and was seated outside. Asked if there were seats inside and was told it would be 45 minutes. Within 5 another couple was seated inside.

I asked the server when ordering if the fries were crispy and she looked at me like I was speaking a different language and then ultimately said “middle”. I also ordered the hamburger. Unfortunately the hamburger was quite bad. Even cooked medium it was exceptionally dry and really had no flavor. The lettuce was limp and soggy, the onions had no flavor and seems dry and old and the tomato was flavorless. I didn’t finish it.

My wife had the meatloaf and it was ok.

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Jenn
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The service and atmosphere were lovely. I did not care for my meal, the chicken in the chicken sandwich was quite dry and not entirely flavorful. The skinny fries were delicious, and my husband enjoyed his hamburger!

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JulieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My burger was perfectly cooked and so delicious. The sweet potato fries were also very good.

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CharlesO
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

With so many other great restaurants in the vicinity, we were a bit taken aback by the prices at Queenstown. The wine list was so-so, but exorbitantly expensive. We decided to have cocktails instead. The Pimms Cup was fairly reasonable, but I made the mistake of not asking how much a martini made with Hendricks gin would cost. It turned out to be $19. It tasted watered down. I've been to fancy places in Vegas that make a better drink for less money.

The food was also over-priced. A lamb burger was $17, as were a couple of meat pies. Fortunately, we were able to go down the hill to Little Italy to finish the evening.

The service was good. The waiter brought our food in a timely manner.

My wife was really offended by the signs on the restroom doors. The ladies room was labeled "Womans" and the mens was labeled "Humans". In poor taste at best.

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LeiP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The family and I came in for dinner, but it also happened to be happy hour still. The HH selection was decent and priced well. We also ordered a couple of entrees from the menu. The portions were generous and tasty, but a little overpriced.

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AndreaB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the feel, the theme and architecture. Server was outstanding. Awesome steak

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Susan
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, ambiance, everything. Thanks for making our celebration special, Valerie! You were lovely.

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AnthonyI
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall solid experience. Food was delicious. Service outstanding. A nice diversion from Italian food in little Italy. Lamb skewer app was perfect. Lamb chops cooked perfectly. Drinks carefully crafted and on point. Areas for improvement: 1- serve drinks with a coaster or cocktail napkin; nothing worse than a sweating glass to make your table messy. 2- serving plates need to be bigger. The food is a decent size but the plates are too small so any crumbs get all over the table. 3-the credit card receipt and bill come on a folder half its size...so the wet and messy table now compromises your paper receipt because the folder can’t fit it.

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SalBas
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed that the veggie patty has been replaced by an impossible “burger”
Coffee was cold, service a bit slow.

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CherreeV
San Diego
1 review