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Public

210 Elizabeth St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
212-343-7011

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

53% would go back.

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Lovely

By jodyc on 9/28/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is michelin starred and proving it. I have been twice in the last month and both times had a great experience. The food has been a delight. I almost always order fish and they do that soooo well here. Also get the scallops with a beautiful chili jam sauce...unlike anything I have ever had. My husband orders the herby lentil salad too. Both delicious and unique. The sapce rocks and is incredibly welcoming. Highly recommend this place.

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63 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Public should go Public NYSE

By headoftheclass on 11/8/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

being in the entertainment industry i have had more than my share of fancy restaurants all over the world, and frankly consider myself a foody snob. Public in NYC was one of the most pleasurable dining experiences I've ever had and would highly recommend to anyone for a fine dining experience. the ambiance, menu and wine list was superb (down to the Para 1947 port wine....muah!) and the service was 1st class. chef Brad Farmerie choice of entre's and apps. should make him the next Iron Chef or at least a household name and brother Adam Farmerie lit up the room as the most comforting host i've ever experienced. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE ENVIOUS PEOPLE'S INACCURATE REVIEWS!!! We had the chef's taster's menu with a little of everything, and the Foie Gras and the Scallop apps are to die for....thanks gentleman.

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100 out of 212 people found this review helpful.

Great Service - Awsome Food

By bobbyM on 8/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I just went to public with my girlfriend and another couple who came to visit from out of town. We wanted to show them a real new york restaurant, and Public did NOT dissapoint! We had the scallop appetizer which was outstanding- perfectly grilled and served with a sweet chili sauce that was out of this world. The fried oysters were served with an yuzu dipping sauce that was amazing. Perfectly fried and juicy oysters! Main courses were also great, but i must say something about the service- it was perfect! Our waiter was knowlegable, friendly and recommended an amazing new zealand shiraz. Overall- 2 thumbs up!

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337 out of 726 people found this review helpful.

What a great surprise!!!

By chris27 on 6/9/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My girlfriend recently surprised me for my birthday and took me to dinner at public. She had been there a few times and has mentioned that she wanted to take me there. I was so happy she did. We consider ourselves "foodies" and wow, the food was amazing. I had the grilled scallops with an amazing sweet chili sauce- grilled perfectly and such juicy scallops. I had the roast duck as a main course and it was perfect. Juicy and perfectly cooked with a delicious chorizo mashed potato and some onion-licorice chutney – divine!!! i could go on about the food, but the service needs some mention as well. It was such a pleasure being served by such an attentive, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I am very happy my girlfriend took me, we will definitely be back!!

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314 out of 678 people found this review helpful.

HUGE FAN!!

By bently on 6/8/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been a loyal fan of Public for over a year-but have never made it for brunch. Fortunately a few weeks ago I had brunch there with a few friends from out of town and everyone was thrilled. I had the most amazing watermelon salad to start and then had a delicious banana stuffed French toast. The service was great too-as expected. Your brunch wont be the same if you don’t try one of their bloody’s- could be one of my favorite’s in the city. I am now a huge fan of Public for dinner AND Brunch!

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252 out of 586 people found this review helpful.

a foodie's dream

By tommynyc2 on 5/12/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I consider myself a food snob (or a foodie as some would say) and my first visit to public last week was PERFECT. We were warmly greeted by two beautiful hostesses with no attitude (rare for NYC). After a delicious drink at the bar, we were sat and proceeded to have one my favorite dining experience to date! I had the snail & oxtail ravioli as an appetizer which was delicious. The roast duck, as a main course, which was perfectly cooked and was served with an amazing plantain/chorizo/mashed potato sooooo good! Oh by the way, the grilled asparagus side dish was great too. Obviously I loved the food…so how about the service? It was spot on! Attentive, knowledgeable and warm. I cant wait to go back- Nice one Public!

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299 out of 638 people found this review helpful.

Fantas-great

By Gnewey on 7/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been going to Public for maybe 20-30 times. And each and every time, the hosts are fantastic, accomodating and friendly. The waitstaff is decent. The food quality is consistently good. The whole experience is worth every penny.

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250 out of 498 people found this review helpful.

kangaroo boy claims- "i'll be back!"

By vivo on 1/29/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

finally, something new and different on the new york scene. the interior is industrial but cozy and the food transcends the somewhat intimidating menu descriptions. fear not, long winded lists of ingredients somehow transform into delicious incarnations on a plate. snail and oxtail ravioli and kangaroo (appetizers) were the talk of my table, i dont remember our entree's (but remember them being pretty good), and desserts were all delicious and interesting without being sickly-sweet. only bad thing is that its very crowded. i must go earlier next time...

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230 out of 454 people found this review helpful.

Great food, Great atmosphere

By bunilio on 12/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I really loved this restaurant not only because it is beautiful on the inside but because the food was some of the best and most surprising I have had in New York. The fish is so delicate and well handled it melted in my mouth (John Dory) and the desserts are to die for! Amazing concoctions of chocolate and citrus. A foodies dream.

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155 out of 305 people found this review helpful.

GO NOW!!

By ericblack on 8/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have lived in Manhattan for over 15 years and have seen many restaurants come and go and I usually don’t write these reviews but after visiting Public for what seems to be the 10th time, I have to say that it is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan and I needed to share my experiences! Every time I have been there the food is perfect and interesting and the service has been stellar from day one! I have taken clients, boyfriends, friends and family to Public and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a first rate experience.

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