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“Great food/drink at Public”
Review of PUBLIC eat+drink

PUBLIC eat+drink
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in North Adams
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 lunch + dinner 7 days from 11:30am. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food/drink at Public”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Excellent restaurant close to North Adams accommodations/attractions. The food was delicious, fresh, and well-prepared and there was a great selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails. The atmosphere is open, spacious, and comfortable. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Lenox, Massachusetts
1 review
“Definate return”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Very busy night. Understandably, waited for a table (but not overly long wait) . Atmosphere was terrific, such a great vibe. Food was great but did take some time, as stated before it was a very busy night, so it was really no concern to us. Our server Jody was very assuring and friendly. On our next trip we only hope to have him again. Keep it up Public

  • Visited October 2013
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Oakland, CA
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Linguine With Sausage”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We ate at Public two nights in a row, a rarity for us anywhere, the last time this happened was in Seward, Alaska.

And, one night had a near-magical linguine with sausage that sounds pedestrian but wasn't. Do not know what they put in it, I'm guessing duck? But the flavors were so good and blended with perfect pasta, and though the experience started out a little rough we both felt Public was worth coming back to the next night, too.

The first night, not knowing what to expect, walked into a ground floor glass storefront space with bar and open kitchen, lots of people, buzzing, humming vibe, nice. We're from the San Francisco Bay Area and felt right at home in this place, could have been in North Beach or Rockridge or something. Spare minimal space, slightly edgy industrial, perfect.

Had to wait a while standing awkwardly at the edge of the bar trying to get two glasses of wine. Finally the maitre'd rescued me by rushing in to take my order - the bartender - she was too busy filling tasting flights of beer to be bothered. Hmmm.

But after that things settled down, we were seated quickly, had a very nice guy very knowledgeable waiter and then the aforementioned linguine with sausage landed with an explosion of flavor. Nice.

The next night shared a pork chop that was very good, but nothing equalled the linguine. Fun place as is the whole town, and the next day we discovered Mass MoCA!

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Solid Burger!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a burger & beer, the atmosphere was great & I felt welcomed. My meal was good & I got TONS of fries. The Sox were on TV, beer was cold, & I got out for under $20 tip included! I'll go back & try the falafel next time!!

Thank JoBee I
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Soup made the meal"”
Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

Best butternut squash soup of our trip. Large order of tasty mussels and perfectly grilled bread for dipping in yummy broth. Overly large order of mushroom risotto which was good but too large and rich to be offered as a main course. Would be perfect if offered as an accompaniment to another main item. The area where we sat was quite dark and could use some candles on the tables to help see the food.

Visited October 2013
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