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“OK but nothing special”
Review of Public House

Public House
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Ranked #269 of 10,076 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kinzie
Transit: Public House is located 2 blocks South of CTA Red Line"s Grand stop.
Description: Public House is the perfect place to watch any big game - with over 100+ beers in-house and a 30-foot HD video screen to catch all the action live. Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, the 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall sits in the heart of River North. Public House offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to mouth-watering libations; house favorites include bar snacks, flatbreads & tacos, soups & salads, sandwiches & plates, multiple choice mac & cheese, and of course, burgers. On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ, three full-service bars in addition to signature table tap booths, where guests can pour their own beer and shots. Open 7 days a week, Public House offers a full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to catering & events.
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The restaurant looks interesting but it is very loud inside making it difficult to have a conversation. The food was good, but nothing special. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich which did not taste line buffalo sauce at all. They do not have blue cheese dressing, a staple for buffalo chicken! There is a large beer selection on draft and in bottles so that was good. Prices were a bit high- over $35 for a sandwich and two beers.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent beer selection, but glasses could be colder. Fish tacos were delightful, as was the pretzel appetizer. Fried chicken sandwich was a big let down as it was very bland. I've had better chicken at McDonalds. Parmesan fries were worth the extra $. Service was just ok. My son had to go to the bar for a soft drink refill. Probably won't go back.

1  Thank anitabfranklin
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Had dinner there with some friends last week. The food was great, and they have a HUGE beer selection. However, the service was sub-par. The restaurant was not very crowded, yet our server had to be flagged down to order, to get more napkins, etc.

1  Thank mamabug7
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

When we first arrived we thought it would be a great place. Boy were we wrong. The service was terrible we had to run down our server. The when the check came we were told that we could not split the check.

The service was terrible

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1  Thank JGH509
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Nice outdoor seating available, really really loud inside though. Food was good - nothing to rave about. My son did love his BLT, but my fish tacos were a little greasy. I'd go back - the atmosphere was great.

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