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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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“burger” (108 reviews)
“fries” (61 reviews)
“falafel” (28 reviews)
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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 18 October 2016

Great spot to find good food that is very well presented. We ordered a number of dishes and they all were delicious and presented in a most attractive way. Service was good and the prices reasonable but not cheap. The flavor was what really got...More

Thank dleeds
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The grass feed beef burger was amazing. Many choices, excellent staff, casual atmosphere. Fries were great too!

Thank joyfulJoanne1
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best place we ate on our recent trip to Massachusetts! Perfect service - attentive but not in your face. And the food was great! We had a flatbread appetizer, grilled asparagus, split a salad (which they separated for us) and split fish tacos....More

Thank 804Martha
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Consistent high quality food and services on each visit (have dined there 3 times). The cranberry margarita is tasty. the cheeseboard is delightful. And the snacks and entrees always include local ingredients. My one wish is that they would accept reservations for smaller parties.

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My friend and I were up in North Adams for MASS MOCA. We went here for dinner. The service was professional and courteous and the mussels, chorizo flatbread and mac and cheese were delish! The chardonnay and Vouvre wines were the perfect temperature and a...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I drove up to North Adams and was offered the Public eat+drink as a great lunch option. There were 3 of us in our party, one who had previously eaten there and Loved it. So, with that in mind I offered a higher rating than...More

Thank friendsconnect
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The numerous good reviews led us here and we were not disappointed at all. On this quiet Tuesday, every table was taken for the 1.5 hours we were here; others obviously know how good this spot is. We were dining light but the Public salad...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were in North Adams for my son's small wedding at MASSMoCA, contemporary art museum. Public was their pick and it was a perfect choice to meet, greet and have a spirited evening. A fun and funky spot for sure. The cocktails were well mixed...More

Thank jtonthego
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The heritage tomato salad and the burger were very good. The service was pleasant but initially slow - a misplaced order ticket. The main room was noisy. Since the food was so good and fresh, we would certainly go there again.

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We are visiting in the area and a person we met told us about Public so we decided to give it a try. My husband ordered the pork pulled sandwich and I ordered the fish and chips. Each meal came with fries that were really...More

Thank doupnikka
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October 30, 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
July 28, 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
July 9, 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
US$7 - US$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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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