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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
American, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Albany, New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been there 4 times over the last two years. Food is good and well prepared but really lacking in seasonal fresh ingredients. Menu doesn't change much from season to season. Draft beer selection is limited and skews heavily toward IPAs. Every draft I have ordered there has been a little flat and a little warm. Worth the visit, but... More 

Thank QuodErat
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really liked the food. Had the sausage and rigatoni and it was super good. Appears to be the place to go in north Adams. My wife loves he truffle fries.

Thank mainetraveler555
Ithaca, NY
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in town for a funeral, and looked online for a place to eat. I liked the offerings on Public Eat+Drink, so we tried it out for dinner. I'm a sucker for PEI mussels, and they were as good as any I've had anywhere! My husband had the brie burger, and said it was fantastic. We... More 

Thank Sarah D
Poestenkill NY
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A late afternoon visit to The Gramercy at MassMOCA found their lunch service over, and their manager kindly suggested The Public - a block away - for a late lunch. We started with wine by the glass, a few pints of micro-brews, some soft-drinks and a Crispy Pancetta Flatbread. Yummy!. The menu offered a nice variety of options: a couple... More 

Thank StannyBee
Melbourne, Florida
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting family in the area we ate here on our final night before leaving. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and well versed in the daily specials. The food was well prepared and a good value for the price. I highly recommend a stop here when in town,

Thank Keith S
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atypical of most of the restaurants in town with a full bar menu of imaginative drinks and well thought out, local ingredient menu. Pork Belly Peanut Butter sandwich and Pork Porterhouse Steak were something new and different than the usual burgers (which it does have) and boring sirloin steak. Staff very outgoing, but not intrusive.

Thank vicynyc
Aventura, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate twice at this restaurant. The first dinner was a hamburger with fries. The other diner had a spicy grilled chicken salad with hot pepper jelly. The waiter suggested having the jelly on the side as he said it was spicy. It was spicy and tasty. A salad was substituted for fries. Both meals were very good. Service both... More 

Thank Bubbilicious2016
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went here for dinner and had a great meal. The service was good and the food was very good. The fries are very tasty! We would go back again if in the area.

Thank Lois M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fresh, modern and hip ! Tried the Falafel sandwich and it was delicious. If we are back in this area, would definitely go back again :)

Thank Debarati R
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought college-aged daughters and their friends together for a celebratory meal and the staff was very helpful. Called ahead for a spot on waiting list, and seated within 10 minutes upon arrival. Excellent cocktails and beer list...and a tasty menu. Will return!

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 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 lunch and dinner 7 days. We open at 11:30. The bar is open until midnight or later.

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Delray Bch, Fl.33446
east hartland, CT
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?