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PUBLIC eat+drink

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$$ - $$$
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
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

After 20 years of traveling to northern Berkshire County, I welcome the addition of Public eat+drink to the area. The food is delicious and thoughtfully presented. The drink selection is elegant. Love the casual, laid-back atmosphere! Delightful waitstaff. Recommend the pate, mussels, ramen, and flatbreads. The ice cream sandwich is to die for!

Thank Yentaoftravel
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were on a short hiking vacation (Mount Greylock) for a long weekend and saw this place in North Adams and had to try it. The menu had many tempting items and we tried a variety of their "small, mids and bigs and burgers" choices. Desserts were also very good. My vegetarian/localvore wife also took a bite of my (locally... More 

Thank Bowtiebiker
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Always consistent. Always amazing! Food, atmosphere, and staff are always fantastic! Mac and cheese is to die for! Miss their calamari, hoping it makes a come back because it was the BEST!

Thank C T
Adams, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Their house salad is wonderful, every dish I have tried I've enjoyed, and the wine and beer selection is great. You cannot go wrong at Public.

Thank Megan B
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Sunday that was too cold to ski. Great ambience with high ceilings and simple decor. Looks like it belongs in Boston. Service was just great, low key but on point. Craft cocktails were perfectly mixed and well priced. Cheese board had delicious local cheeses and preserves. Soups were so delicious. Next time you visit Mass... More 

Thank dianeargie
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The menu choices change often enough to keep it exciting but you can always be sure there will a fair sampling of upscale basic entree choices so as to never fear bringing along the most pickiest of eaters. Don't miss Greg at the bar for your favorite libation ALWAYS served with a smile. If you are undecided he will make... More 

Thank Deb J
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

My husband and I went here on Valentine's evening and felt lucky to be seated almost immediately despite a full restaurant (PUBLIB does not take reservations). The cocktails we enjoyed were tasty. They also seemed to have a nice selection of local draught beers. The PUBLIC salads were fresh and a balanced melange of greens, cheese and almonds perfectly dressed.... More 

Thank amycrossed
Western Massachusetts
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were urged to arrive early for supper and we're glad we did. We had a window table, a great server (Jody), and had a completely positive experience. Good recommendations on the menu and no problem adjusting to a special preparation request. Would recommend highly.

Thank WanderingTwo
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We started off with the homemade pate, and we were instantly blown away. We finished it up with a spoon. Then moved on to fish tacos and a beet salad. The main course was the ramen.... Mind blown. Although we had plenty of delicious food, we decided to grab a dessert. Glad we did! Ice cream sandwich, with hot chocolate... More 

Thank Srtamorena
North Adams, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I had a great meal. The fried brussel sprouts are delicious. My only complaint is that it loud. The acoustics of the building are to blame.

Thank Rasocb

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