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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This re-purposed industrial building has unique recipes for sandwiches, salads, and small plates at lunch time. Just don't stop by if you are in a hurry. Prices are reasonable and the waitstaff is pleasant. We were heading down route 2 and took one turn to a convenient parking lot and a great lunch. It looked like there were several groups... More 

Thank Meredith M
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152 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting from NYC and just wanted a decent dinner. Didn't want creepy hotel restaurant or delis. What a great find. Public on a Saturday night was hopping at 7pm and busy as it was the staff was smiling and friendly and terrific from the welcome at the door to the bar where we waited for a table, to the servers.... More 

Thank kyle10014
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lively spot, pretty good food, friendly service. Been here twice, had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes on a weekend night both times. Very reasonably priced, excellent staff.

Thank diner000
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason PUBLIC is not getting an Excellent review is because the service was lacking. We waited forever for our food and multiple rounds of cocktails - our server was not very attentive to put it mildly. When the cheese board came out, there was no explanation given about the cheeses and accompaniments. It was just delivered to the... More 

Thank Mary O
Adams, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

A quick lunch here always pleases. Chorizo flatbread was delightful and surprisingly filling those it is offered on the smalls menu. Have eaten here often and never been disappointed... service and food are first class. We shared a dessert and each enjoyed it ... The Public brings a touch of class to a revitalized city that is bursting with culture.... More 

Thank Gregory L
Cranston, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Public Burger was fantastic. The caramelized onions are on point, and the rolls used on the burgers are very good at keeping the burger and toppings together. The Public Salad was also tasty - goat cheese is yummy! Add in the fries cooked to perfection and the service, and you cannot miss with this place!

Thank Largenoggin69
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

So glad we ate dinner here! The food and drinks are exceptional and the environment is very attractive.

Thank chin1ta
Whitingham, Vermont
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

3 of us went for lunch on a recommendation from a friend. Good cocktails, good food and good atmosphere. Industrial look to the decor, open and airy. I had the pork tacos, hubby had the chicken Caesar salad and our friend had the sun-dried tomato/pancetta mac and cheese. All were good. Friendly staff. Would go back.

Thank Diane M
Painted Post, New York
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163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A nice selection of beers...not much local but lots of variety...good beer happening in nearby VT and all over Mass....could do better with 100 mile inclusive brews etc. Burgers were good...cooked well...good bartenders...Nick was cool

Thank davidphelps12
Manhattan, NY
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144 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Small and quaint. The food is really good and the beer selection was good. I had the tagliatelle with the housemade sausage. It was fantastic with the pumpkin sauce. Their butternut squash soup was great. Get the bowl not the cup. It's too small :)

Thank nki65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444
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. PUBLIC serves dinner 7 days from 4pm and lunch Thursday - Sunday from 11:30am. We open at 11:30. The bar is open until midnight or later.

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