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The Publican, Chicago, IL

The Publican

4.6
4.6
5783 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A homage to oysters, pork and beer, Executive Chef Paul Kahan's eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, Beer Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday*, 3:30pm - 10:00pm Friday*, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, 9:00am-2:00pm Weekend Dinner: Saturday, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm-10:00pm * Abbreviated afternoon menu available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-9555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kahan
  • Private party facilities
    Publican Quality Meats, located just across the street from the Publican, can accommodate up to 38 for a Seated Dinner, up to 75 for a Cocktail Reception, or up to 24 at the Chef's Prep Table. The Publican can accommodate up to 125 for seated luncheons, or evening Buyouts and 175 for Receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (312) 496-0012
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    W Fulton Market & N Green St
  • Parking details
    Valet parking & limited street parking available
  • Public transit
    - #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. <br /><br />- 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,792 Reviews
  1. Gabriela

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to celebrate my brother’s graduation and Father’s Day. Food was excellent especially the crispy potatoes and salmon dip, service was great. Only wish the server made it more clear that a side of sausage and bacon was one piece which was not enough for the table but it was easy enough to order more. That day was particularly hot and it would have been great to have know ahead of time or to have had a fan on for circulation.

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  2. David

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had terrible service and the food order was wrong for one of our guests. Took multiple asks for items and the receipt - but hey, the bathroom was nice!

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  3. JenJen

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our anniversary. The staff was lovely. Very friendly. And the food was great. The bbq carrots were our favorite thing!!! And we're meat eaters!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent farm to table menu, great drinks, and great value. Awesome spot!

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  5. NoraH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exemplary. Some of the best food I’ve had. Everything was truly delicious!

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  6. NoahB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will never not recommend The Publican to anyone. To me, the restaurant feels like a family gathering where all are welcome. And you’re in for some incredible food and drinks. The staff is incredible and very welcoming/accommodating/engaging which adds to that feeling of “I belong here”. 100/10.
    The PublicanResponded on May 29, 2024
    Noah! Thanks so much for your review! That's exactly the type of vibe we're going for. We appreciate you coming out the other night and bringing the whole crew. We'll see you next time! -Mike, AGM

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  7. ScottG

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal at The Publican! Terrific food, cocktails and impeccable service. Special thanks to Donnie for his hospitality and company!

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  8. Lolo

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food!! Get the carrots! Best I have ever had.

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  9. Kluivertus

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Chef's Menu and WOW did they bring out some stunners. We're still talking about the incredible branzino. HUGE thanks to the Publican for a memorable night
    The PublicanResponded on May 29, 2024
    Thanks so much for coming out and bringing in the whole gang! We appreciate the great review and kind words. Come back and see us after the big day!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The publican is a wonderful restaurant. The pork rinds and the chicken are always a hit. The carrots and broccolini are also well done.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Publican using the Order Online button. The Publican also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-9555.

The Publican is rated 4.6 stars by 5783 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Publican

837 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Fulton Market &amp; N Green St
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday*, 3:30pm - 10:00pm Friday*, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, 9:00am-2:00pm Weekend Dinner: Saturday, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm-10:00pm * Abbreviated afternoon menu available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking & limited street parking available
  • Public transit
    - #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. - 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kahan
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-9555
  • Private party facilities
    Publican Quality Meats, located just across the street from the Publican, can accommodate up to 38 for a Seated Dinner, up to 75 for a Cocktail Reception, or up to 24 at the Chef's Prep Table. The Publican can accommodate up to 125 for seated luncheons, or evening Buyouts and 175 for Receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (312) 496-0012
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