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PUBLIC eat+drink

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

I guess I feel mislead by all the "very good" ratings here on TripAdvisor; they are why my husband and I decided to eat here on our last evening in North Adams. Ultimately we wish we had driven some for a better meal. The food and atmosphere were just OK, really. My Mediterranean pasta had several ingredients, but was pretty... More 

Thank CleanWouldBeNice
Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I've been to Public many times over the past 2 years and it is reliably good. The food is very tasty and the restaurant offers an interesting and changing array of big, medium and small plates. The serving sizes are quite reasonable. I especially like their flat bread pizzas, with ingredients changing regularly. It is often crowded, however, so expect... More 

Thank Nnie V
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Public is the best. Something for all tastes and budgets. Excellent beer and wine list. Tasty food. Great service

Thank Veronica T
Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I was there on business and decided to swing in for dinner. I am glad I did-one of the best hamburgers I have ever had-spend the extra $3.00 for the local grass feed burger. Great selection of craft beer on hand and located in a old, historic building.

Thank jkkelly230Clearwater
Cambridge, MA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed it during each. It is probably the best restaurant in North Adams (admittedly, I haven't sampled ALL of them) with great, fresh food and a solid beer list.

Thank jlbryant007
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place is a great spot to visit in North Adams. You almost feel like you aren't in this town when you are here because its so classy and upscale. The food is great and they always have creative dishes to choose from. It's not over the top classy but it does have an upper scale feel to it. It... More 

Thank kkdesigns3
Lowell, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Dinner was good but ...Two dinners, 3 scallops solo on a plate, one salad, only one glass of wine and ice water for two ... $100.00 and not a gourmet restaurant. When we looked around we noticed all other patrons were having burgers and they do have a great array of them! Next time burgers and hope the check will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Great menu and huge selection of craft beers/local beers/ various wines. This place is classy yet affordable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank JaniceLW
North of Boston
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

My meal (local beef burger) was great, but the arrival was little off-putting. The restaurant was hosting a party from a local golf club, and it seemed like they weren't going to let me in unless I was a golf club member, then I was "allowed" to sit at the bar. After that it was fine, although very dim and... More 

Thank soxfannumberone
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Went for dinner with my 2 grown daughters. Nice vintage industrial décor with high ceilings and the like. We were seated in the annex room which turned out to be a little less noisy. Pretty decent craft beer selection and gastro pub menu. Ordered the falafel and Cuban sandwiches, as well as a burger. Food took a little while to... More 

Thank caryn1966

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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, 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?