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Public Lounge

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2318 County Highway 41, Roxbury, NY 12474
+1 607-326-4026
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
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North Canton, Ohio
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed dinner twice here during a recent visit to Roxbury. The first night, I had the chicken special with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The chicken was very good...a large portion, fresh and well-prepared with lots of capers, but it would have benefitted from more sauce. A tablespoon or two of sauce was spooned over the chicken, barely even enough... More 

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Thank PamelaK O
Fayetteville, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a Fabulous casual restaurant in walking distance from The Roxbury Contemporary Catskill Lodging! As a family, everyone was pleased both evenings with their meals and the service. Reasonable prices, on the pub menu or higher in the evening on their dinner menu, but very well worth it. We will be returning there again.

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Thank Nina H
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Staff a little rude Little pricey Good food except misinformed that something contained nuts. Emergency room visit due to deadly allergy of walnuts.

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Thank Mayo78
Nickolett S, Owner at Public Lounge, responded to this review

Unfortunately the staff wasn't informed about any food allergies. It was a nut allergy and the food that was ordered was an alfredo pesto pasta. In 9 years we have never had anyone have an allergic reaction. I've apologized and the meal was refunded when management was informed of the situation. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I recently got married in Roxbury this past July. We had a lot of family and friends coming in from out of town, so we wanted to treat them to drinks the night before the wedding and breakfast the day after. We had eaten at Public before, but never thought they would do everything they did for... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Good food, great people, amazing deserts. Right next to the roxbury motel extremely convenient. Tuna was awesome!!!

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Thank emoscatello
Flushing, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Do go to Public for great appetizers and drinks. Nice to relax and enjoy friends. We came on a Friday evening for dinner. A rehearsal dinner was underway and just after we ordered the place filled up. Service was perfect, food came out piping hot and delicious. We were joined by friends who pushed two tables together. Their dinners were... More 

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Thank Bill K
Middletown, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

right at the foot of the roxbury motel and the food was perfect! has a full bar and the customer service was perfect. will be back!

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Thank Elijah T
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This isn't the first time we have been here. I think the pictures are deceiving. The outside and especially inside scream to be updated, especially when located next to the Roxbury. The locals give the impression that they aren't fond of strangers but are harmless. That been said...the food is surprisingly good!! We have not had a bad meal here.

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Thank Sdccowen
Naples, Florida
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339 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We tried this small, friendly restaurant near the Roxbury Motel. My wife enjoyed the chicken soup and a very large shrimp cocktail, and I had the ahi tuna, nicely prepared. We had house wine, which was also very good, and a chocolate lava cake for desert.

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Thank Noisefree
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was in town for a wedding, and after a long, rainy weekend this was the perfect antidote. Stopped in for some light fare and drinks. Service was warm and friendly. Great local hangout.

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Thank Meg F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2318 County Highway 41, Roxbury, NY 12474
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Roxbury
  • Phone Number: +1 607-326-4026
Description
We are full service restaurant that seats 35. We also provide services for intimate parties and weddings! Please call for reservations and updated menu options!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?