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PUBLIC eat+drink

34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (61 reviews)
“falafel” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food we had a public salad and mushroom flatbread and were pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent

Thank SLWW626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch with friends and would highly recommend! The food was delicious and top quality. We sat at the bar and the bartender John was friendly and very helpful as we had a member with food allergies. He had us laughing and...More

1  Thank supershotari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant as my Saturday night out on Memorial Day Weekend. The music was not the best choice, but it was quiet enough for conversation. I started off with the Public Salad, and it was really good, and then I had the Stuffed...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

super location....walk from MOCA, or The PORCHES, our inn. sat at table on the window and enjoyed the street traffic walking by. loved the PEI mussels in a spicey broth with courizo

Thank capecodbob41545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere (though a bit loud), excellent service, but the falafel I got - well, I'd get a better one on the street in NYC

Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been eating at Public with my family for the last couple of years and every single time I'm shocked at how amazingly good is the experience. The quality of the food is always exceptional, the service is always excellent and the prices are a...More

Thank Chuck1235
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Public delivers on many dimensions - lively, wide menu, tasty, good drinks, good for family or buddies. They are knowledgeable about allergies too and can modify dishes as needed. Public is on our regular rotation when we come to North Adams.

Thank BeforeSunrise
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I have mostly eaten here for family gatherings. They are very accommodating. The food is always good. Service is exceptional.

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Stopped here after visiting MASSMOCA. Although crowded, we were seated quickly. Wonderful menu selections, pleasant service and delicious food. the portions are good size and priced fairly. Will return when in the area.

Thank paperman2016
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked online (yelp) but still needed to wait for 30 minute, we expected it so no big deal. Avoid the tables in the entrance, with many people waiting it gets crowded. The Cajun paste was great, beer recommended by the waitress was also very...More

Thank Islb
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June 7, 2018|
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Response from Valerie D | Reviewed this property |
I have never had this issue. We have reserved tables for celebratory events and been served promptly. One such event starters were ordered ahead and a limited menu chosen for the party. Some people chose to order from the... More
October 30, 2016|
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Response from doupnikka | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you would have to ask the restaurant. I do know that I watched them preparing items and that same thing crossed my mind. I noticed while they were making salads they would grab handfuls of different ingredients... More
July 28, 2016|
Response from responsibletravel | Reviewed this property |
You should just call them - if they don't, it's worth the wait too! 413.664.4444
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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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 + dinner 7 days from 11:30am. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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