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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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warning- this place gets very crowded and you can expect to wait, but it's worth it. My husband loved his pizza, and I had the fish tacos which were really good, and we're not too easy to please. Atmosphere is cool.

Thank 57travelbug1
North Hero, Vermont
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Public occupies one of those wonderful old repurposed brick buildings that are so typical in New England mill towns. We have many of them in Vermont, which is why Public felt so comfortable and well-suited for a great dining experience. The lighting was unobtrusive, perhaps even a bit dark for some people, but created a casual, fun pub hideaway kind... More 

Thank Dave F
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here several times with consistently good experiences. Would be easy to seat a larger 10-12 group if needed. Flatbread pizzas and burgers are great. Good beer selection and attentive staff.

Thank Edith A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and fun time in a relaxed atmosphere. Menu is varied from small apps to steaks and fish. The bar is amazing and it's always fun to sit there and enjoy your dinner.

Thank Wendelynne
New Market, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, delivered well, presented well, and was YUMMMMMMy. Monique was our waitress and she was both professional and friendly.

Thank FunGail
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank M_Freedley
Finger Lakes, New York
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328 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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
US$7 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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?