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PUBLIC kitchen + bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
229 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1919
+1 651-348-6456
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
229 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1919
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting sounding brunch dishes - mostly involving eggs. Mine was Mexican in intent, what came out were soggy tortilla wedges in a very spicy sauce, green/granular sausage pieces of uncertain meat provenance, and very underseasoned beans. I was too hungry to send it...More

Thank BixUS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make a point to stop in. Enjoy dinner and app or a beverage. The food, wine and service was top notch. We will be back.

Thank Sachsd
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I have been to Public Kitchen + Bar a few times for dinner and cocktails, and I have always had a wonderful experience. I enjoy that they experiment with their dishes in a thoughtful and unpretentious way. I have had and recommend their jalapeño +...More

Thank T-bee87
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was delicious. service was great, and the location (outside) was delightful. My friend had tarragon linguine and was happy with it, too.

Thank 446LAC
Management response:Responded August 20, 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed our house made pasta dishes! We appreciate your business and your feedback.

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Yea, it was good. Ate on the patio Thursday after work. Music at the Mears too. Their soup of the day was great! Good service! Daughter had the pork chop, wife the walleye and I one of their burgers. All were great. Great time. We...More

Thank Woodcrest55129
Management response:Responded August 21, 2018

Thanks so much for dining with us! We are so glad you enjoyed our food. We can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The best dinner I have had in a very long time. My fiancée and I met friends we hadn’t seen for a long time, and the food and service made for a very special night. Each entree was prepared with amazing flavor and served and...More

Management response:Responded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for coming in to PUBLIC and we are so happy you enjoyed Chef's food as well as the service. The sea bass has been a great hit since we added the dish to our spring menu. We can't wait to see...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here with our 25 year old some for dinner prior to the Saints game. Server was outstanding! We had the double cheeseburger within bone marrow and the pork cheek dinner - fantastic

Thank sharking
Management response:Responded July 8, 2018

Thank you for dining with us! The Public burger and pork cheeks are two of our most popular dinner items and I am glad you enjoyed them.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had a nice meal at their sidewalk cafe, very pleasant and the food was great. Good people watching at this spot. Our service was also very good. Was inside to use the bathroom and it's also quite nice. We had a beautiful May Day...More

Thank VacancesLark
Management response:Responded July 2, 2018

I am glad you were able to take advantage of our patio when you were here. The activity in Mears Park is always entertaining, especially on Thursday nights when they put on Music in Mears. We hope to see you back soon, and if the...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018

A few sidewalk tables across from Mears Park, nice for lunch. Yummy veggie burger, sriracha mayo, fries, salad, jalapeno biscuits. Salad portion skimpy though, and service was slow. A little pricey, but a fun alternative with stiff nearby competition.More

Thank brianbalk
Management response:Responded May 20, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are working hard to increase our service here and bring it up to the level that our management team expects. I am glad the food has been good and we will work on our portions. Is there a salad...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch - very slow to refill food stations and buffet area was not cleaned up often enough. Unlikely to return for another visit.More

Thank ESH000
Management response:Responded May 20, 2018

I apologize that our buffet on Mother's Day was disappointing. We want everyone to leave our restaurant feeling satisfied each and every time they visit. If you have any additional feedback, we would love to hear how we can improve. Please feel free to send...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-348-6456
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Focusing on scratch cooking, our seasonally changing menu of features artfully crafted salads, pastas, house-cured meats and charcuterie, seafood, steaks, and desserts with a contemporary american twist. PUBLIC kitchen + bar features local craft brews, a great selection of wines by the glass and classic cocktails with a focus on using quality ingredients.
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