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PUBLIC eat+drink

) #1 of 39 Restaurants in North Adams $$ - $$$ American, ,
34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (93 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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121 - 130 of 514 reviews

Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had a reservation for nine folks and our waiter, Jody, could not have been better. A very good place to stop in North Adams. We are a motor cycle touring group and had lunch there yesterday. The place was moderately busy for lunch.

Thank P-TJ-Mc
Reviewed June 25, 2016

We were heading home from Vermont and were looking for a place to stop for lunch. Put it in our phone and Public came up. We were not disappointed. It was busy so we took that as a good sign. The sandwiches were huge and...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a must stop if you are in North Adams. Hip little restaurant in the downtown area. The burgers were huge couldn't finish mine! Husband had the fish and chips and wasn't disappointed. Had a couple of craft beers and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We are heading back to NH, from Tanglewood, and googled restaurants. What a find. The food was fantastic, the bar is great, I mean were impressed. I'd would give it excellent, but for me nothing is perfect. The primavera pasta was the best I ever...More

Thank Winterhater12
Reviewed June 12, 2016

we stopped in at the recommendation of a worker at the wild oats market three of us ate the service was good the food was excellent the decor was cute all three of us loved our meal

Thank LISA T
Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a great time having dinner on a Friday night at Public. We had a short wait for a table, but were able to get drinks at the bar in the meantime. The atmosphere was fun and welcoming. There was a nice variety of...More

Thank taralaf
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Group of three for a casual gathering. Rather long wait for service and drinks on a not so busy evening. Table finally received meals except myself. Would have thought server would have noticed yet after 5 minutes when she did come to check on us...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Disappointing meal all around, particularly since a friend came just the night before and had a good experience. We had a larger group (10+ ppl), so we called ahead to see if the restaurant could accommodate us; we were told it would be no problem....More

Thank W M
Reviewed May 23, 2016

I went here the week I got engaged and the waiter warned me about the chicken sandwich being really spicy, I joked by saying, "I enjoy 'Spicy'." And I really do, but I did not enjoy this "Spicy." It was hot. Almost challenge hot, like...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a graduation dinner. The place was packed so I expected service to be a bit slow. We ordered our meals. Two of our guests didn't get their drinks until 20 minutes later. I ordered the burger. I ordered it medium. After an...More

Thank Bruce L
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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
July 9, 2016|
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Response from amycrossed | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free options.
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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