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PUBLIC eat+drink

) #1 of 39 Restaurants in North Adams ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
+1 413-664-4444
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (47 reviews)
“burger” (93 reviews)
“fries” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
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11 - 20 of 513 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently, you park across the street from the main entrance in a lot. We had the lamb sandwich and the basic burger, both of which were very good. They seem to have a lot of different kinds of beer as well. Convenient, comfortable, and great...More

Thank Smiley006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a trendy spot in North Adams near the MOMA museum and has great food. We ate their twice for lunch on a recent trip and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. My husband enjoyed the salads and I had the BLT flatbread once and a...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 5 hours at wonderful MASS MOCA, we needed food and quick. One of the gift show folks suggested Public and what a GOOD recommendation. Two very tasty burgers with crisp fries did the trick. We were revived.

Thank AlanR27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With its big windows overlooking the street and diverse menu, this is the kind of place that makes traveling better...it's reliable, unfussy, yet tasty, lively and fun. Had great shrimp tacos--and attentive service. Tried the local brew (from a microbrewery across the street by MASS...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I loved this place. Locally sourced food, well prepared, great waiit staff, really fair prices!! Maybe the best burger I ever had. Worth the extra to try local beef.

Thank BetsyBoch
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My husband and I went for dinner and were waiting for our table so wanted to get a drink at the bar. After sitting there for 4-5 minutes, attempting to get the attention of one of the two bartenders, we decided to leave. People on...More

Thank SkySn
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here on Mother's Day ( forgetting that it would be packed ) but enjoyed our visit very much. The only complaint would be that there was no host available to greet us for quite some time. Understandable considering the day....More

Thank WellTraveledWanderer
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Finally after eating there many times a review. Normally we have to wait but this last visit was quiet for a Monday. First we ordered the drinks and then the food. My wife orderd a cosmo., I had a beer.the wait staff was friendly, and...More

Thank Hans K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

People recommend this place, and I can see why. The food is very tasty. The menu has a good variety of offerings. We will be back

1  Thank ARL14
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had an early dinner at Public following a Saturday afternoon at MASS MoCA. We were seated immediately at an excellent table next to the windows. The restaurant's interior is described as "industrial chic" and it's spot on. Our server was well informed about the menu...More

Thank David Z
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31 October 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
28 July 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
9 July 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 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
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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 + dinner 7 days from 11:30am. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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