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
Very good food and service
Went for brunch. Ambiance and setting was exactly what I expected, and I enjoyed it. Getting to our table was a little weird as we had to navigate past it and around some other tables to access ours, and our waitress had to do the same... which presented some surprising arrivals. Service was ok - I had to ask multiple times for my drink.
Food was pretty good and creative for a brunch setting. I wasn't blown away but I wasn't disappointed either. We had the poached eggs, dutch baby, and waffle. The crust on my toast was so hard I had a difficult time cutting it with the butter knife. The portions were great for the value.
I had a good time and would try dinner there, though I wouldn't recommend it over other brunch options. Still a fun time to go with a group in a relaxed setting.
Publican really never disappoints. It had been awhile since my husband and I had come in for dinner (we do weekend brunch there often) and it was truly fantastic. From the energy level and food, to the fantastic service, it was perfect for a birthday celebration. Also, my husband has celiac disease and there were so many options for him. We don't always end up sharing because I usually want ALL of the gluten, but in this case I didn't feel like I was missing out at all. We ordered 8 dishes for the group, all gluten free. I can assure you it won't be quite so long between visits next time!
Very disappointing-had been there before/wanted to introduce friends to the restsutant. A lot of the tapas were tasteless- the meat dishes were over-cooked/could not cut with a knife. One fish dish was described on the menu as grilled it came raw.
The service and waiter were great!
Drove 2 hours in the snow for the dinner!
Came here for a birthday brunch with my boyfriend. The food was pretty good. However, the service was awful. Our server never went over the menu options nor did she ask if we ever dined at their restaurant before. Once food came, she never stopped by to check in on us and see if everything was to our liking. Once we asked for a check, we had to wait for almost 20 mins for someone to bring it to us. I have been to publican on multiple occasions and this was the worst of them yet. Definitely not going back. There are plethora of amazing restaurants with great cuisine and service in Chicago and this establishment just doesn’t cut it with their service.
Service was great but food was not. Pork Schnitzel was fatty and like shoe leather. Very disappointing since I had someone with me who was there for the first time b
It is always a pleasure ring at this great place. Food never disappoints nor does the ever approachable service team. Just this week did I experienced a slight discomfort in dining here. This was only because I chose to take my wife there on Valentine's day. We came to town with reservations for two. The chairs were so uncomfortable close it was difficult to eat dinner. This is the only time i did not have the very best experience there. This should not stop you from visiting this fine establishment. I would just avoid Valentine's day.
Great place to be.
Wow! What an incredible meal. My partner and I were looking for a special occasion meal and, boy, did The Publican deliver! We chose to have the chef's curated meal. A total of ten plates to share and all were fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had. On top of that our server, Gio, and the food runner were absolutely wonderful. We had to hurry to make our showtime and they were so helpful in making sure we still got everything and weren't overly rushed. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special night. Thank you!
Everything was excellent. Food is served family style as each dish is ready. Made for a really fun”grazing” as every 5 or 10 minutes a new dish would come out. Really creative. Struck me as sort of southern leaning comfort food. Excellent!
Great food. Service was excellent and the overall feel of the place is great.
Publican is always amazing. The charcuterie and the beef tongue are excellent. Save room for dessert
The chocolate mousse and cookie selection were delicious.
The ambiance is similar to something you would see in Eastern Europe, lots of carved wood, open kitchen. If you have less than 3 people in your group, high likelihood of sitting at a communal long table. I had requested ahead of time to sit at a private booth or two top, but it wasn't available upon arrival. Luckily we were sat at the corner of one of the long communal tables so we had some privacy. Service was fast, intelligent, and friendly. Prefixed 6 course + dessert meal was fantastic, large portions, and well worth the money. My wife and I both got it and we received 9 courses and two desserts...we were very pleased and very full.
Great times, recommend anyone to go for a nice dinner and it is located off Fulton Market so lots of places to walk to from there for an after dinner drink.
After many wonderful dinners here, this is becoming our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Recommend it highly!
Unbelievable menu consisting of diverse foods and an extensive beer and cocktail menu. It is a given that this restaurant will put you outside of your comfort zone with options such as beef tongue and chicken liver paté. Just go for it. Each dish we ordered was better than the last. The food is simple in presentation yet has a complexity of flavors that I had no idea was possible. For example, the beef tongue looked and tasted like spam (not an insult) and melted in your mouth the second you took a bite of the beef to guess and crostini combo. Cannot wait to go back and explore the rest of the menu