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210 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10012-4213 (Spring and Prince)
+1 212-343-7011
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 15:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our food was bad - not just presentation but also bad tasting. Our server was vague and didn't accept the 1 concern that we shared with her over our food - which was inedible. This is my second visit here - the first time I didn't see what the fuss was about the restaurant and I won't be going again.

Thank munchkinmh
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been a while since I have been here but we came after my concert. They kindly seated us even though our entire party was not there. Cocktails were delicious and boozy. Our favorite dishes were the scallops and the chestnut soup. Great romantic scenery as before.

Thank pauldanjam
Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The expectation of a Michelin rated restaurant set us up for a let down. Additionally, the menu leaned heavily vegan and pescatarian. Perhaps this was what was on the menu for a Friday evening. More disappointing than the food items were the drinks. $15+ per cocktail which were 2-4 ounces poured over large square ice cubes. The only memorable portions... More 

Thank Queensmommy37
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 5 having dinner at this restaurant that it is located in an old school building. Even though it was too noisy at the beginning because of the music too loud, the experience overall was excellent. Michael, the waiter, did a great job dealing with us. Food was excellent as well as the presentation. For a big restaurant as... More 

Thank Salvador H
New Rochelle, New York
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238 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place as part of a business dinner. Everybody had a good meal Service was attentive. The sound level was energetic

Thank mjm814
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Public a few years ago and liked it very much. That's why I was so disappointed this time. The biggest issue was the loud (and bad tropical house) music. We had to shout to each other. Just like all the other guests had to = sound mayhem. The food was not on Michelin star level. We chose the... More 

Thank Hammerwoman
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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1,052 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a perfect dinner the Public staff told us the that the restaurant will be closed starting June 2017. The landlord will build an appartment building at this location. I hope the Michelin star will be moved to a new location.

1 Thank Ronald B
Singapore, Singapore
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249 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance. Its all candle lit and gorgeous fresh flowers. Love the staff, service, vibe , wine and the food. Absolute must do when in NYC.

Thank Richarocks
West New York, New Jersey
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Not a lot on the menu, so if you plan to eat dont be so excited. It does serve some basic stuff, we like the impossible burger. Thought nothing impossible about it, at first we thought a 18$ burger named impossible would be like the heart attack burger. Nothing close to it, this burger is medium but very tasty. Loads... More 

Thank Venkatesh D
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been waiting years for the Impossible (plant-based) Burger to show up in restaurants. It's recently debuted at Public and it did not disappoint--absolutely spot on, delicious hamburger, minus the suffering and damage to the environment and health! Was pleasantly surprised with the ambience at the restaurant as well--very attractive place, and comfortable with lovely service.

Thank RoamATW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10012-4213
    (Spring and Prince)
  • Public Transportation: 6,N & R train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-343-7011

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

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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