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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
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant fills a former retail space just off Main Street. The décor is casual but the food and service is excellent. We stopped in for lunch recently and were greeted immediately and seated as soon as possible. The menu had a wide variety of familiar and not so familiar items. We will stop in again when in North Adams.

Thank M_Freedley
Finger Lakes, New York
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325 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You know when everything falls into place, how much more enjoyable a meal is. That is exactly what our dinner was here tonight. Service five stars. Ambience five stars. Food four stars. We started with wine and beer. Both excellent. Then we both had the tomato bisque. That was excellent. My wife had a flat bread and I had the... More 

Thank Tommy B
Dalton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite spots in North Adams. We've been to Public a number of times. Today we arrived late in teh lunch hour to find the place quite busy. One table of screaming kids who need lessons on how to behave in public, but not the restaurant's fault. We ordered drinks from the menu only to find... More 

Thank Bob G
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food selection, reasonably priced, unique eats, awesome cocktails and decent beer and wine selection. We come here on average once a week for dinner. Always happy with our service and the atmosphere is great, with local art displayed throughout the eatery. Check this place out. You won't be sorry.

Thank Joseph J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dine here often ,the food is good and I love the way they frequently change the menu. I'm not a beer drinker but my husband loves the variety of craft beer served. The only downside is thier seems to be a frequent turnover of employees, I love going in to a place where people know you and what you... More 

Thank Linda W
Adams, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eclectic crowd, friendly atmosphere, beautiful space Rotating, seasonal menu. Top quality. Great service. A must visit if you are in town.

Thank Rebecca M
Bangor, Maine
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short version, very good and well worth the wait. Crowds usually don't lie. Public was packed. The Maitre'd took our phone number and buzzed us when our table was ready, ~30 min. We went for a stroll, and we were seated before we knew it. We had a mushroom burger with Jarlsberg, nicely done and well presented, and duck leg... More 

Thank Martin O
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The cheeseburger my daughter enjoyed was spectacular and the blend of cheeses they used for my macaroni and cheese was very good, but what blew me away were the french fries. I have never, ever had such good fries and I have tried them literally across this country. Made from scratch, and seasoned lightly but precisely...It is the first time... More 

Thank ragtop_rider
readsboro vt
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Always great food and friendly staff.

Thank pdecker326
Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This re-purposed industrial building has unique recipes for sandwiches, salads, and small plates at lunch time. Just don't stop by if you are in a hurry. Prices are reasonable and the waitstaff is pleasant. We were heading down route 2 and took one turn to a convenient parking lot and a great lunch. It looked like there were several groups... More 

Thank Meredith M

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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, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?