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“Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”
Review of Public

Public
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Zeeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Decided to stop by Public on our way back from Grand Rapids-very cute place!
I had the delicious tomato soup....outstanding and a yum salad-my husband tried the chicken entree-we will be back and definitely tell our friends.

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Thank PattiLouSoHa
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

I went on a Monday night and they had live acoustic guitar it was a great compliment to the food and atmosphere! My wife and I really loved the night! Thanks Public we will be back next Monday will a group of friends!

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Thank ZeelandDad
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The quality of the food is like that of fine dining that decided to do comfort food. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. If you live in West Michigan, its worth the drive to check it out.

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Thank DanM4537
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Until eating at Public, I never thought I would have a great meal in Zeeland. It's always been the culinary land of bland. The folks at Public have changed all of that! The food was great and priced reasonably. Their home made vinagrette on the salad is excellent. Their fall menu is something special. I'm a huge fan of pumpkin ravioli and theirs is fantastic. The burgers and desserts are also excellent. Put this at the top of your list of new places to try. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank L A
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This restaurant is a gem -- and right in downtown Zeeland. What a find. We enjoyed our dinner here tonight so much. 3 of us had the house salad with dinner, and it was a large salad with fresh greens and the most delicious homemade vinaigrette dressing. For dinner we had the public pot pie (crisp-fresh veggies, puff pastry on top, served in a cast iron pan!), 2 of us had the salmon special -- presentation was fantastic with shredded fries of root vegetables on top of the salmon! One in our party had the Leroy St Salad (Crumbled Bleu, Pine Nuts, Red Onions, Dried Cherries, poppy Seed Dressing) but added grilled chicken (fabulous) to the small salad make it a full meal. (A large salad would have been extremely huge!) Michigan beers were on tap -- we had the Full Circle by New Holland Brewing, as well as something from the DarkHorse brewery. (Note: They even have Jolly Pumpkin beer available!) Yes, there are many wines from which to choose as well. One in our party had the autumn sangria, and loved it. For dessert we had two of the creme brulees, and they were very obviously homemade today -- so creamy and fresh. The coffee was delicious. All dishes were served up so beautifully, our server was top-notch, and the place is awesome. High ceilings, brick walls, and unique character. There are no reservations, so get there on time. It got noisier as the evening went on, so if you have a family group, you may want to come early and ask for a table in the side room. Both rooms are right on Main Street Zeeland, so you get to see what's happening on the sidewalk. Actually in the warm weather, they have service outside as well! Great spot. Highly recommended! We will definitely be back! Loved it!

Here is their website:
http://publiczeeland.com/Public_Restaurant_Zeeland_Mi/Public_Restaurant_Home.html

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Thank rjrjj
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