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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was immediately impressed that the waiter had heard of my drink request and the bartender made a perfect Negroni. The single giant ice cube melted slowly and added to the drink's enjoyment. I ate lunch here twice. The first time I had a flatbread with pancetta and pear which could have done with a lot less sauce. The second... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable dinner with many options (fish tacos, a couple of veggie sides & falaffel)....good service. I suggest you reserve.....not spectacular, but reliable

Hanover, Massachusetts
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206 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place for an early dinner while in Williamstown for the Theatre Festival and decided to try this restaurant. We arrived early, because we had read on line that it is a popular spot, plus we had tickets for a play. We were warmly greeted at the door. The service was friendly and attentive. There is... More 

Thank ALB63
Needham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the area for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, we needed a place for lunch. After looking at the menu on line, we concluded that there was something for everyone in our party. We were seated quickly. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgable. We asked about a burger we'd seen on line but wasn't listed on our menus. She knew exactly... More 

Thank Kelly L
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, interesting selections, some local ingredients. Large bar area, but on a Friday night at 6:30 the noise is deafening. You cannot hear conversation with someone who is not immediately adjacent to you at your table. Go on a weeknight when it is not busy or at a more "off" time if you want to actually have friendly conversation... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Pittsfield, Massachusetts, there is a restaurant called "District," owned and managed by the same group as "PUBLIC eat+drink." Given a chance … visit PUBLIC every time. I visited both on consecutive nights; some (the better) of the wait staff and bar staff were (unexpectedly) at PUBLIC. We recognized these folks, and we got great service from them. But, that... More 

Thank WGibson648
Framingham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited last month for lunch. I had the chicken tenders and he had the bon mi sandwich. Both were excellently prepared and plentiful portions of each. The staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank Chris H
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a real surprise, both ambiance and food. Casual but sophisticated interior and friendly staff. Got a table by the window, with late sun string in. And the food! Didn't expect the truffle fries to actually be...well...truffle- flavored! The caesar salad- had actual white anchovies and the burger was full of flavor. Ended with a simple but delicious strawberry rhubarb... More 

Thank carol l
Staten Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are picky New Yorkers who found the pasta with vegetables and the mussels dish surprisingly great among the more average fare. Tap beer selection was nice.

Thank williamhG1242XK
Bethesda, Maryland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We entered at about 8 to a beautiful sunset streaming through the windows - and it's always auspicious to see staff t-shirts with "Fat adds Flavor." Teen rated the pulled pork sandwich "excellent," my duck was "very good/excellent," the fish and chips "ok". The fried chick peas and the pate "very good." Some new wines we had not had before.... More 

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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, Bar, Contemporary, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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 Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?