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210 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10012-4213 (Spring and Prince)
(212) 343-7011
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cozy setting on a beautiful NYC evening. Was lucky to grab a last minute res when meeting up with our daughter. Ample portions and great menu choices. Not overly salted and fresh and creative. Tasty specialty drinks as well. Professional and attentive service

Thank caryn1958
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The food was really fresh & good. We started with a wonderful coconut curry soup with crab. It was delightful. Next we had the trout. Again, it was really good. They have gluten free breads & crackers which was a nice surprise. They were great! For dessert we had Pavlova, a meringue bowl, with berries & mint ice cream. Yum!!... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was our second visit for Brunch and once again we were not disappointed. The food at Public is so well prepared and thought out. Each dish is packed with bold flavors and you can tell that the ingredients are first class. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you will not be rushed.

Thank Mark S
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We met with friends for brunch and perfect place to chat and enjoy great food. They got the salmon and I had the lamb and both were delicious.

Thank Peter K
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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171 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were mistakenly told that this was an Australian restaurant and set our sights on learning about and trying Aussie food. Sadly, this was not the case, but have no fear, the food was still super awesome! The menu is tapas style and our server gave some great suggestions for us to try. The cocktails were also really good and... More 

Thank Zelillem
Swindon, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

First night in New York and we had a table booked. Waiter was very friendly, and knowledgeable on the wines and food. Suggested small plates to share, but said that two would be enough per person. In fact, the lamb would have been enough for me without the need to try the scallops too. But all in all, really great.... More 

Thank socialPolly
Tacoma, Washington
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is another amazing restaurant from the very talented Brad Famerie. I adore Saxon and Parole and now have another outstanding spot to savor more of his creations! We tried everything vegetarian and loved that there were so many options. I'll be back again soon!!!

Thank kikirob
West Orange, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

From the EXCELLENT bloody mary's forward, we were treated to a simply fantastic meal. The waitstaff was super helpful and friendly. The food preparation and presentation was a feast for eye and mouth. We've eaten here for dinner and now that we experienced brunch...we'd come back in heartbeat!

Thank Michael K
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food both delicious and creative. The design of the restaurant is as inspiring as the food itself. Give yourself sometime to enjoy drinks in the lounge as well.

Thank StatusBK
Evanston, Illinois
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I am usually bit wary of the "small plate" restaurant. Sometimes small plates are merely sides with large prices. Public offers a very cool and cozy spot in a great location. We had 3 at our table and we ordered a few sides, small plates, and large plates. I wish the server would have given us more instructions on small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Gluten Free Options, American, International, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10012-4213
    (Spring and Prince)
  • Public Transportation: 6,N & R train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: (212) 343-7011

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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?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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