The Public House at Vinings

3.9
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Public House at Vinings is the newest social gathering spot in the historic Vinings neighborhood. From a seat at the bar, to fun conversations with friends lounging on the couches, or traditional dining, we have created an environment to oblige your every mood.

We believe in doing the Simple things Brilliantly. There is nothing complicated here. Our menu features innovative, Chef inspired locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on shared plates to entice your adventurous side. If a burger, steak, or fresh fish is your thing, we have that too. Craft cocktails all created with house made ingredients with wine and craft beer on tap guarantee to get the fun started.

Our team is inspired by their passion to serve and take care of every guest. Come experience what everyone is talking about.

Simply Good Food & Drink.
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LarryK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding. If service matched this would be 5 Star venue.
Too few servers for a Sunday morning brunch.

TJ
TomikaJ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We understood that the restaurant was in a hotel, but overall getting seated was confusing. There was no hostess to seat us and eventually we were able to get a passing server to tell us to seat ourselves. I guess we also didn’t need our reservation? The server was not very personable (I believe she was new, so we were empathetic). We were unable to get explanations of sides (ie what is your cheesy corn side? No answer). We got the meatballs as an appetizer and those were delicious - no issue. When we finally got the entrees, 3/4 meals were wrong. 2 in our party received a different entree than what they ordered, and it did not even have the sides on the plate listed on the menu. We were eventually told that the missing side was unavailable for the night (potatoes). I ordered a ribeye medium rare and it came out well done. I sent it back with specific instructions and it came back again well done. At that point we decided we would go to another restaurant. We got passed from the server, to another server, to a supervisor and eventually a manager came over. The manager was the only person that showed any type of customer service. During this time, we never got asked for drink refills, no one ever topped our water and while we were trying to get status of our meals we basically could not get anyone to look at our table. We sat in the restaurant for over an hour leaving hungrier than we came. Overall I would not recommend this place - not sure if we hit a night with all new employees, but it was not an enjoyable experience at all.

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vipLikegoodfood
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It took a long time for service to begin. Also, the food wasn't great. I was disappointed that the french toast was made with regular white bread vs. the challah bread that was listed on the menu.

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Cheryl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service here!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Well I guess I didn’t read any reviews because I didn’t realize this place was in a hotel - oops! Nice servers and pretty quiet except for the guests from the hotel in the lobby departing. I was catching up with an old friend and we were given the space and privacy to do so which I appreciated. My friend get steak and eggs which she said were delicious. I got the chicken and waffles and the chicken was pretty over cooked for my taste. Nice place overall.

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ShanaS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I didn't expect this restaurant to actually be in the lobby of the hotel.

MK
McKendricksAtlanta
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Obviously the regular staff was not there. Waitress was clueless and kept bringing us wrong drinks (coffee,tea,juice-simple stuff) and the banquet manager took our orders. The food was fabulous but service was terrible. It is really just a coffee shop in an overly priced hotel. Won’t bother going back

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CHRISC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was a bit pricey for the quality. Service was good

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vipOliviaA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, very nice ambience , food is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came out cold and waitress was not good....the restaurant was not full and service was extremely slow!!!

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vipLeslieR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The most incredibly poor service I ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good, but not great, especially given the price point. The service was excellent - our waiter,
Scion, was wonderful, attentive, but not overbearing. It was a bit noisy, but good location.

GB
vipGBeatsATL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The steak I ordered medium rare came back well done the first time and medium well after I sent it back. The staff were very kind and accommodating, comping the meal. Sadly, based upon the way it looked, I think the meat was cooked in the microwave and not on the grill. If there was a kitchen problem, I would have preferred that they simply tell me the strip steak was unavailable rather than serve what they gave me.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It is very clear they do not serve lunch often, as we had to flag down someone to sit. It was worth it.

The food is great.

LW
LaurenW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Extremely slow service; be aware that this is a restaurant within a hotel. The food is mediocre at best and the prices are higher than you can find elsewhere.

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vipDebbieT
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a cute spot and enjoyed a nice meal with friends.

JD
vipJohnD
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

It’s in the lobby of a hotel. We could see the front desk from our table. Food was good service was spotty. No atmosphere.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I ordered the NY Strip steak (medium), it came well done. I returned it and it came rare, except the meat wasn’t pink, it was dark reddish brown. Besides being the most expensive item on the menu, a restaurant of this quality should not be serving out of date food. Another in my party ordered the Caesar salad with chicken and said it was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Absolutely terrible. I am confused by the ratings on Open Table. First, this is not a restaurant. We didn’t need to book on Open Table to begin with. It is the hotel bar and is in the lobby. Second, despite the fact that there was only one other table, service was slow. Third, and most important, the food was dreadful and inedible. We started with the mussels appetizer. While the broth had decent flavor, the mussels had zero flavor. It was as if they were steamed and then placed in the broth as an after thought. I had the shrimp and grits entree. Blah. The pork belly was not cooked properly and was just a big bite of fat. The shrimp was incredibly over cooked and chewy, and the grits had no seasoning. It was also lukewarm at best. My husband had the bolognese. It was completely inedible. The meat was a strange texture, and the smell was horrible. My husband couldn’t eat it at all. We complained to the waiter who offered to bring him something else. We declined. It had already been a bad experience, and we weren’t willing to wait to try something else. Despite the fact that we complained and returned the dish uneaten, it wasn’t removed from our bill. We will definitely never return to this place.

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ChristyW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting The Public House. We enjoyed the selections from bar and menu. Get ambiance to sit down and talk. Everyone was very friendly. The food was also delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Being open to the hotel lobby made it noisy for Sunday breakfast. The coffee was warm and weak. The server brought us espressos to rectify it which was much appreciated. Limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Didn’t realize this restaurant was in a hotel lobby. But food diversity and presentation was pretty good

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vipphurd229
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at The Public House this year. The staff was very friendly. The food was plentiful and delicious. There were several menu choices for those not interested in turkey. The turkey was totally delicious and melted in my mouth. We left completely satisfied and happy we chose this restaurant for our Thanksgiving meal.

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vipTonyaO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at Hotel Indigo. The bar was a nice place to hang out. Food was good. Gabby was awesome!!!!

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OliviaF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My entree (grilled chicken thighs, basmati rice, chimichurii, and shitaki mushrooms) was absolutely fantastic. It was definitely the highlight of my meal with the espresso coming in second. Overall atmosphere was a little weird because the restaurant is right in the lobby of a hotel. I wasn’t sure who was the host and had to ask one of the hotel staff. However, once seated, service was friendly and attentive.

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RobL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Their website would seem to say that they're a full restaurant all day long, instead of some tables
(albeit nice tables) surrounding a bar (again, its a nice bar), at the front of a decent hotel - basically in the lobby. I had been to this hotel, under a different flag in the past. I didn't remember that the restaurant wasn't actually enclosed. You overlook the people loading and unloading their luggage. I had never been to this restaurant before, but chose the place based on their somewhat diverse menu. When I got there, it turns out that the "Mains" are only available from 5PM and after. The lunch menu is salads, soups, wraps and burgers. Not exactly bad, but not what I had in mind to take my department out to lunch. The website says nothing about this split in the menu item availability either.
(actual food rating follows...)
I had the Georgia shrimp BLT wrap which was quite good. The shrimp were generous. The sweet potato fries were awesome. I thought it was a bit too trendy that the sandwiches and wraps were served on small bread boards. Call me old fashioned, but I need a real plate to eat off of. The wait staff was good, but probably bored. Not really any business at lunch.

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ChristinaK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was so slow! Wasn’t the servers fault as it was obvious they needed more help. Burger came out raw. Sent it back. Shrimp n grits had grit in the shrimp. Ribeye was half fat. Won’t go back

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viproberthughes
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1food5service2ambience1

This is in the lobby of a hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice brunch. Service was quick and the food was good without any crowds.

DW
DorisW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience every time I dine here. This may have been my 10th visit. My reservations are usually for a party of six or more. My book club has selected this restaurant as our monthly meeting place.
Vickie Taylor, the Food and Beverage Manager is amazing.

DM
DeeM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All employees were courteous, friendly, helpful in explaining our questions and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I booked a reservation for 9. We told our waiter we would need to have the bill broken up from the get go. He took our orders on a sticky note and disappeard to enter the orders. He ended up having to come back and retake our orders due to a "computer issue". Not sure what happened to his original sticky note, but we had to redo our order. We ended up writing this out for him to save time. We finally get our food. Thank goodness it was good because it took an hour. Then the nightmare of trying to get our bill began. It took over an HOUR to get our bill. We could not decide if our waiter was just so new that he could not accomplish this task despite the fact that I broke it down for him line item, by line item. I eventually gave up and asked the manager, who had been hanging out in the bar during all of this, to please just print out the bill as a whole so I could pay it and work out the amounts afterward. He did bring the bill and his excuse was "it is hard breaking down a ticket into 9 individual tickets"!!! The funny thing is we asked to have it broken down into 3 tickets and went so far as to write it out for the waiter. EPIC FAIL!!!!

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DonC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Small dining area near the Indigo Hotel front entrance. Not great ambiance. Good bar cocktail and libations list. We just had appetizers (mussels) and cocktails. All wine is on draft(?)--decent but not great. Would not recommend to friends as a great spot. Mainly oriented to hotel guests staying at the Indigo.

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Nanny
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch. The food was excellent, the prices reasonable and our server was pleasant and efficient. We will go back again.

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Luv2eat
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting nice customer service

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vippefect4biz
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This is sadly just a restaurant in the lobby of a hotel. The service is fragmented at best which is unfortunate because the food was good but because it’s in a lobby and severs seem inexperienced nothing would draw me back there unless I was staying there. Expected a bit more from Hotel Indigo.

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vippittsc
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and could find no one there to seat us. It was quite crowded and loud. There were dirty un-bussed tables throughout. Finding no one to seat us or check us in, we returned to the valet outside to get our car and left. It was really bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Shrimp and grits were flavorful.

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The Public House at Vinings is rated 3.9 stars by 105 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.