Friday*, 3:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, 3:30pm - 11:00pm
* Abbreviated afternoon menu available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
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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.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
The Publican is a Medieval styled mecca of all things beer, pork, and oysters. If that's not appealing, you can't sit with us.
It was really a great experience! Love the food and the ambience! I had the quail, simply amazing!
The arrangement of tables was better than the collective counters from times ago.
Food and drink were delicious... a nice evening.
Portion sizes too small, unfriendly hostess, never got 2 items that we ordered, etc. I’ve been for dinner before which was great but this place is not great for brunch. We were running late because of traffic, I called to let them know we’d be a little late (15 minutes) and they told me that they only hold reservations for 15 minutes. they made it seem like we would be kicked to the curb if we showed up at 1:16 so we rushed and panicked—the restaurant was half empty. Horrible practices all around.
A neighbor, and former Chicagoan, recommended The Publican to me; said it was a great spot for brunch, but noted any meal here was sure to be good. I went to Chicago for a girls weekend and the three of use had reservations for Sunday brunch before hitting the road home to Mpls. We all loved it. It was a beautiful morning, hot, but lovely. We got lucky and got a table on the patio in the shade which was just perfect. And we found the patio so much quieter than inside. Lovely little neighborhood. Great food. Great service. We'll go back for sure. Try it - you won't be disappointed.
The peach salad was not only creative but over the top delicious, and the pork belly is a must have menu item. It was probably the most delicious, tender, and well prepared pork belly dish we ever had. The service was attentive although we got the feeling that the server hadn't tried some of the dishes because she wasn't able to describe them, or even tell us the ingredients when we asked more than once what was in the dish. Other than that, I highly recommend for a fun night out of fabulous creative with friends or famly. The Cherry Stroopwafel was not our favorite dessert on the menu. It felt like it was missing a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Great place to eat wonderful food. If you are going in a group - You share dinners so would be worth ordering fewer dishes in multiples or you might feel dissatisfied. Only issue is that this is not a quiet place so groups can struggle. Sure they could not something about reducing noise levels.
So disappointed in the food and service, all which was mediocre at best. The waffle for brunch tasted like it was sitting under a heat lamp for an hour instead of tasting fresh and warm. It was a single, small waffle that was hard and lukewarm. Hardly a satisfying meal. The service girl with the red/pink hair left dirty, finished plates on the table the whole time. This was once a vibrant, fun place with great food. Now it’s just a loud venue with overpriced, blah food.
Great food great service!
Didn’t really enjoy the vibe
Extremely loud, changed tables 3 times outside because of screaming patrons. That said the staff is lovely and the food was good. Recommend the smoked pork shank.
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A friend and I went for dinner to catch up. IT IS REALLY LOUD IN THERE!!!! We wanted to talk, but we chose the wrong spot. It had rained earlier, so their outdoor seating was closed. I would have like to have sat outdoors. Inside is mostly family style seating. You're sitting next to someone you don't know. :-( The food, however, WAS EXCELLENT!!! Get a private booth or sit outside, trust me on this one,
Publican is an interesting restaurant in a not-yet-arrived part of town. The food is farm-to-table, with a focus on proteins. There are pictures of pigs on the walls for a reason. Pork is a specialty, and while I don’t partake, my dinner mates tried the Serrano ham & found it delicious. We also had sirloin with melon that was delightful & a branzino that was very tasty. Overall it was tasty fair, very fresh & thoughtfully preparer & served. The large dining room is noisy but in a strange way it added to the charm. Located in the Fulton Market, which I imagine one day will be lively & well populated. Just not yet.
Consistently a great meal. We have been going for years and it's always a great time
Didn’t know what to expect but damn - so delicious! Hard to choose what to get but I would say 100% get the Pork Belly (if you’re into pork) and probably skip on the chicken because out of all the food, the chicken was the most basic and could have been served anywhere. The food was fantastic with a combination of flavors I wouldn’t have ever thought would go together so it was a cute experience :)
Great food as usual. Our favorite place when we come to chicago!
We went here for brunch and were wowed by everything we ate and also by the service and attention from the staff! We highly recommend it!
The food was wonderful! It was the best dinner we ever had at a restaurant. Savory, complex dishes. Perfectly cooked food.
Fantastic as always. Each plate thoughtful and super tasty. Great service from Kat!
Wow, wow, wow!!! This place was AMAZING! The food quality and taste is a good as it gets. The service is also phenomenal. Definitely worth the money.
The Carrots are fire.
The food and the service here are always impeccable. This is the only place I trust enough to venture into foreign territory. This time I tried the sweetbreads. Delicious!! They kinda reminded me of eating a fried oyster in both texture (but sweetbreads were a bit drier) and and taste. I would definitely have them again. I highly recommend Publican. It's not pretentious and it's just plain spot on every time.
The best pork belly I've ever had. Perfect combination of sweet and rich, melted in my mouth
Got jerked around with a party of 2 seating this visit.
Always had booth seating which is very preferable in this
Show up early with reservation and denied seating at
any of the all empty booths, then denied seating at any
of the all empty tables near windows out of the main traffic
pathways. Seated at communal table and when I sat next to
my wife was told side to side seating was not allowed at the
table and made to move.
Daily bread, pickles, beets, peaches, chicken all very good
As we departed 2 booths and 2 window tables were still empty
so they could have easily accommodated us but instead we left
It's their restaurant and their rules, but it's our choice not to return.
An absolutely perfect way to celebrate my sister’s birthday! Food and service were fantastic from beginning to end.
Delicious pork porterhouse and waxman potatoes. Great beer and bloody mary's. I'll be back.
The Publican was a super inviting place with great food, aesthetic and service. The menu items were creative edits to traditional dishes. Definitely recommend this place and you must try the pecan sticky bun! If it’s nice out, try and sit outside: wonderful ambiance. And our server Joanna was awesome, couldn’t have hoped for a better experience.
Great Sunday Brunch date spot!
El mejor lugar para desayuno tarde en Chicago. El tocino y el bloody Mary espectaculares.
Great experience eating out on the patio an the Publican for brunch. Our bill had extra drinks on it which we didn't order but the waiter got them taken off. Overall, the food was great and we enjoyed our experience.
Friend reunion in chicago. Everyone thing was great especially the chicken over fries. Service was good - would recommend
We dine out a lot, and it's rarely that I've had such bad service and poor pacing. Some of the food was tasty, but the noise level prohibited any conversation. We will not be back.
Must be willing to try new things. Expensive for what it was!
We were in town for the weekend and were suggested this place by a friend. My wife had the schnitzel and I had the pork porterhouse. Unfortunately my porterhouse cut was overly fatty and so it made it tough to cut through. The flavors were good but to spend $40 for small portions was a bit much. The portions were a bit on the small side but it may have been because it was their Saturday brunch.
We had a fabulous Saturday brunch experience at The Publican. It was a beautiful July day and we were able to sit outside on their lovely patio. I can't stop thinking about my stone fruit dish! It was a unique and delicious combination of thinly sliced stone fruit, pickled corn, poblano crema, cilantro and queso fresco. I requested the addition of a sunny side up egg which they happily accommodated. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. I thought the price points were very good given that we were in what seemed to be a very popular location. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area.
Everything was delicious perfect ambient too
It was a great experience
Excellent in every way! Can wait to return! Service as well as food outstanding!!!!!!! And great wine list by the glass
Food is great!!! The service is great! Good for groups! Too loud!!