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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Whitingham, Vermont
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

3 of us went for lunch on a recommendation from a friend. Good cocktails, good food and good atmosphere. Industrial look to the decor, open and airy. I had the pork tacos, hubby had the chicken Caesar salad and our friend had the sun-dried tomato/pancetta mac and cheese. All were good. Friendly staff. Would go back.

Thank Diane M
Painted Post, New York
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice selection of beers...not much local but lots of variety...good beer happening in nearby VT and all over Mass....could do better with 100 mile inclusive brews etc. Burgers were good...cooked well...good bartenders...Nick was cool

Thank davidphelps12
Manhattan, NY
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141 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and quaint. The food is really good and the beer selection was good. I had the tagliatelle with the housemade sausage. It was fantastic with the pumpkin sauce. Their butternut squash soup was great. Get the bowl not the cup. It's too small :)

Thank nki65
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is eclectic and regional. The service is great. The prices are higher than fast food, but all the food is fresh and top-level ingredients.

Thank Live_for_weekend76
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little noisy but the food and service were very good. I had PEI mussels in a flavorful broth; served with lightly toasted crusty bread, the portion was ample. My friend had the bruschetta appetizer which was also wonderful.

Thank Judyenewengland
Ellicott City, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here twice on a recent trip to North Adams. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu has a number of vegetarian items, which was important to me. I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere! The first evening we sat at a table, and the second at a hightop. There were a few TV's with sports on for... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool place. Not REALLY a gastropub, but an understandable interpretation of one, adjusted for North Adams, Massachusetts. Service is good, soups, salads, and sandwiches are all good. Great option in North Adams.

Thank David P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Limited menu but have not had a bad meal there yet. If you want a quiet romantic dinner this is def not the place as it's very loud and echo'y inside.

Thank Art B
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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446 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Was with family in North Adams to see my niece play hockey, and needed a place to eat afterwards. We just stumbled upon Public and glad we did. Although really busy we were lucky to get seated. Very friendly staff and a really inviting and comfortable space. Great value on food and wine, and everything we tried was really good.... More 

Thank yecats59
Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were looking for a nice warm pub atmosphere to have a dinner during a rainy evening and this place was recommended. It was a little worrisome in that we were there at our normal dinner hour and the place was empty, but as the night went on it did get crowded. It had good food and good drink so... More 

Thank Patrick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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 dinner 7 days from 4pm and lunch Thursday - Sunday from 11:30am. We open at 11:30. The bar is open until midnight or later.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?