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PUBLIC eat+drink

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American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an...
Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We were looking forward to this meal

In the area for a few days and decided this was going to be one of the places where we dined. We were lucky to have had a 20 minute wait - lucky in that we were standing by the kitchen looking and smelling all of the wonderful food that was being prepared. Seated by the window we had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2013
jcharisman
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Middletown, Connecticut
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English first
Middletown, Connecticut
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

In the area for a few days and decided this was going to be one of the places where we dined. We were lucky to have had a 20 minute wait - lucky in that we were standing by the kitchen looking and smelling all of the wonderful food that was being prepared. Seated by the window we had an... More 

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Rockland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I don't know where to start. This is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The menu has something for everyone, and it rotates a lot too. Public has great atmosphere, and an AWESOME beer selection. If you're not looking for a full meal, stop in to try the fries and some beer. And I need to... More 

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Berskhires, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Beer selection is wonderful and the food is ok. Service was really good. I would not go here for the food - but the simpler items were fine.

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Enjoyed a great meal on st patricks day ... we had a party of 12 people and the staff was very accomodating. Our waitress was pleasant and very attentive. The food was fantastic, fresh and delivered in a timely manner. Seems great for families, and caters to all tastebuds. Will definately be returning

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It's a comfortable setting with high ceilings, big tables and low lights. Friendly service compliments the delicious pub grub. Many excellent beers on tap to sample with a small selection of well priced wines. The crowd skews younger but very comfortable for older patrons who'll enjoy the lively atmosphere and excellent value. The word is out so if you go... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Good food & very comfortable. Busy. Clean & friendly service. Hard to get a seat at the bar. Have to stand by door while waiting for your table. Could use a better area for waiting. Standing can be for 30 minuets.

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Boston, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My son and I ate her two nights in a row recently and loved it. It is a warm and inviting place with an interesting menu that features seasonal and locally grown food. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on our trip and the prices and variety allowed us to have two great meals at reasonable cost.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place had a cool vibe with an eclectic crowd. We had the blue cheese and bacon flatbread to start, which was good. My husband enjoyed the sea scallops but the ribolita (Tuscan Bean Stew) was fantastic. We didn't make a reservation but called ahead to make sure they weren't too busy. We were there on a Friday night and... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

What a wonderful surprise to find a creative bistro in the Berkshires. I had the short ribs on a taco with some kind of kimchi and it was terrific. Look out for the Burbon Pecan Pie ... it gets in your mouth! Go early as the line grows by the door most every night. The word is out!

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Went in for dinner last Friday and we were able to be seated right away even though it was busy. Food is consistently good and I really enjoy the eclectic beer choices. I only wish there were more " specials" to try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub

Description

Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?