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“Unexpected in a Happy Way”
Review of Public House

Public House
Ranked #6 of 416 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: PUBlic House roosts in the heart of Old Town Temecula among rustic, nostalgic buildings. Since 2009, we have served the finest fare in a truly unique restored home from the 1950s. PUBlic House is discreet at first glance. As you walk up to our hosts you only just hear the life music and busy, joyful activity tucked out back awaiting you. This aspect of PUBlic House always makes dining an intimate rendezvous. Whether you are having a sweet heart-to-heart in the patio garden or catching up with friends on the balcony, PUBlic House romances with charm. Our customers describe PUBlic House as "Chill" and "Funky Cool". It's true, Fridays through Sundays you will rock the rhythm of live music 'til the wee hours. Staff say Sundays are especially relaxing due to the clientele vibe and live acoustic music. Throughout the year, PUBlic House's patio garden remains relaxing with the hum of friends and family dining on fine food and drink that uncommonly delight them. You enjoy dining in many different seasons. So, in steamy summers the balcony and patio garden sparkle with mist. In winters we get it toasty with outdoor heaters and warm, rich menu items. Welcome to the family!
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“Unexpected in a Happy Way”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Since Old Town Temecula is so touristy, we did not hold high expectations for really good, seasonal food. Public house was so unexpectedly good. The Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese was delicious. The salads were all so fresh, flavorful and unique flavor combinations. The burger was made with such good beef on a fresh and tasty bun. Our server did a gray job of making suggestions and describing the food. Good selection of craft beers, too.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank John and Karen T
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had great food. Great service. Fun place for new years eve. Didn't get all dressed up. Lucky to apart of it all

Visited December 2013
Thank KAKMurrieta
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Temecula, California, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Kobe burger is off the hook!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Every time they change up the Kobe burger on the menu we say - how can they top the last one? But they do!! Delish! Best burger in town.

Thank Holly S
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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Call ahead”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

When we got to the restaurant we didn't have to wait long for a table, because the company just concluded their annual holiday party. Unfortunately we had to wait about an hour after we ordered. One of the servers came by and said he was sorry a couple of times. And then right before we got our food he said they put our order in the wrong pile. Seriously, an hour wait? The food was very good to outstanding. We were surprised after a very long wait and finding out it was their fault for this, they didn't even bother to make it up with a free dessert. We were a bit surprised by that. My suggestion is to call ahead if you are going around the holidays so this doesn't happen to you. I guess I assume they usually don't take long to get an order out, but we won't know that. Sorry guys.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank travelguy509
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sit by the firepit”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Just a fun place to sit outside by the fire pit, meet new people, etc. Food was outstanding - go for the Mac & Cheese!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank daileydiver
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