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PUBLIC eat+drink

34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A fun, upscale-casual place to eat a meal or have drinks w/appetizers. Interesting menu items, lots of beers to choose from, high quality ingredients.

Thank CuteRedDog14
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Didnt have a reservation so we waiting 1.5 hours (left and came back) but dinner was wonderful. Server reported every weekend is similarly busy. We got conflicting info on whether they take reservations. Companion said his duck dinner was one of his best meals ever....More

Thank bfords880
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Exceptional fresh food along with a great atmosphere. Service is very friendly and spot on with knowing the menu! You won't be disappointed!

Thank LCariddi3
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Great food,quick friendly service. The three of us all commented at how good the food was. We had burgers and salads.

Thank ghtower
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Gastro-pub? Neighborhood hangout? Whatever, busy but inviting space, long bar, great selection of beer and cider, and outstanding food from a schnitzel sandwich (with excellent fried) to a perfectly prepared steak. Be warned, the ice cream sandwich between two home made chocolate chip cookies is...More

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We stopped here for dinner and shared the pumpkin risotto and the steak with mac&cheese flavored pasta and both dishes were delicious! Also as a starter they bring recently baked bread with butter with was really crunchy. Service was great!

Thank Ester C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Public is a nice pub-style eatery with a good vibe and very decent food. The fare is a mix of salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, fish and chips, etc. There's a full bar, an honorable beer selection and very friendly staff. We ate lunch here, and then...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

PUBLIC eat+drink is a great restaurant with a large bar and a comfortable yet trendy atmosphere. There is nothing not to love. The food is excellent, and the bar menu is extensive. There is a free parking lot or an easy walk from MASS MoCA.

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Is this Destination Dining? No. It has a pub atmosphere in a nicely rehabbed old building close to Mass MoCA. Service is pleasant and efficient. Food good. Has grass fed options, local food and gluten free. Prices are very reasonable. Large bar, but it’s not...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I was not expecting the food to be as good as it turned out to be. i went there originally for wine and an appetizer. That is when we ate the mussels. They were the best I ever ate and I love mussels. The wine...More

Thank Susan S
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31 October 2016|
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Response from doupnikka | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you would have to ask the restaurant. I do know that I watched them preparing items and that same thing crossed my mind. I noticed while they were making salads they would grab handfuls of different ingredients... More
29 July 2016|
Response from responsibletravel | Reviewed this property |
You should just call them - if they don't, it's worth the wait too! 413.664.4444
9 July 2016|
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Response from amycrossed | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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 Thursday - Sunday from 11:30am + dinner 7 days from 4pm. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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