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“We were looking forward to this meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of PUBLIC eat+drink

PUBLIC eat+drink
34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4444
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Ranked #2 of 45 restaurants in North Adams
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Middletown, Connecticut
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“We were looking forward to this meal”
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 excellent server who quickly supplied us with drinks. My wife was torn on what to get and confided that she really wanted the mac and cheese but worried that it was going to be too big. Our waitress informed her that the best kept secret here is that they will do 1/2 portions - problem solved. I ordered a sausage flatbread pizza. While my pizza was delicious the mac-n-cheese was downright heavenly. It probably was the best either of us have ever tasted. We will make it a point to go out of our way to come back here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rockland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the city's best restaurants”
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 mention the staff. They're some of the friendliest people I've ever met! The service is great whether you're at a table or at the bar.
All in all, a great place to have a full meal, or socialize with some friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berskhires, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice selection of beers”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful food, great atmosphere”
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

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“What a find! Craft beers and great pub grub.”
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 at prime time it'll be crowded. Grab an IPA and hang out til your table is ready, you'll have a fine time in The City of Steeples.

Visited March 2013
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