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PUBLIC eat+drink

) #1 of 41 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%
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“flatbread” (47 reviews)
“burger” (97 reviews)
“fries” (55 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Holden St, North Adams, MA 01247-2424
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Happening place where there could be a wait. Very accommodating staff. Open late. The best food we've had in the region. Could have dined here three nights in a row and never ordered the same thing. Flatbread pizzas original, perfectly cooked. We shared a number...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stopped for lunch at Public after arriving at our Bed and Breakfast in North Adams, Massachusetts. The restaurant is located downtown and convenient parking is in a free parking lot behind it. The pub is not "pubish". There is a bar...More

Thank 1stromboli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a nice falafel sandwich with quinoa salad. A friend had the scallops, but only got four, with no extra vegetables, salad or rice. She was told it was based on market price. Ok, so another friend who got the beet sandwich (and liked...More

1  Thank Memsochet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Enough menu options to please just about anyone, but I usually go with the local grass fed burger. You'll find it hard to go back to regular burgers after having one of these. The rotating draft beer menu is plentiful with excellent quality...More

Thank stmc85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All three of us had excellent lunches. Two of us had flat bread choices, which were very tasty. Menu offered many other choices that looked equally tasty.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 days in North Adams, and i came twice to this place. We were a group so had the opportunity to taste many of the menu items, never disappointed, they were all excellent. Great cocktails too. Ask for the Steeple Mule, it's a...More

Thank 517sachad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a relatively quiet corner table - only orioblem was that one of the 2 seats faced the window with the bright setting sun. Just turned the chair 90 degrees and it was fine. Thew food was very good. The felafel was excellent -...More

1  Thank k6teacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafeteria on the main level of Mass MOCA was a zoo. We stopped there just for coffee and snacks--llong lines even during the week. Unfortunately, there's not much in North Adams, but Public was a short walk and the food was very good. The...More

Thank MariaTer.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming home from vacation, we were “Yelping” to find a place for lunch nearby. From the reviews, Public looked good and it was. We just split the Brie Burger (brie, arugula, + garlic aioli) served with fries and it was delicious. Our server suggested a...More

Thank Jimrad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great meal while in town for the theater festival. Food is interesting and delicious, drinks are great. You will not be disappointed!! !!

Thank Ted W
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30 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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