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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was visiting my son in North Adams and we went out as a family on a Sunday night. The atmosphere was hopping, we waited briefly for a table. The service was excellent and the food right along with it. We had full sized meals which were so much we couldn't finish it. This included the Mac/cheese which was cheesy,... More 

Thank jotBoston
Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was an artist resident at Mass MoCa during the month of February and went to Public at least four times. For some reason I always had their fries, which we excellent and you can get them truffled. The food--particularly the veggies-- is local sourced and very fresh.

Thank Chri P
Adams, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Superlatives sometimes fail me yet Every time I'm here, at the bar or at a table the staff is attentive, patient, and excellent. The kitchen bangs out spot on flavor for pasta, anything you can grill, pho, tacos, you name it. If it's business go here, a date go here, keeping your wife happy, Go Here. Enjoy the excellent beer,... More 

1 Thank Petethebomb
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

1 Thank M_Freedley
Finger Lakes, New York
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334 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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

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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
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?