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210 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10012-4213 (Spring and Prince)
+1 212-343-7011
18:00 - 22:00
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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249 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to make reservations on Open Table Tasting menu seemed an easy choice for two of us Room was so dark that you could not read the menu or see your food. First two courses were good, tasteful but then the quality dropped off . Tables too near.

Thank Nazchip
Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went 2 nights ago to try the famous "impossible burger" at the bar. It was fantastic, delicious, worth every penny. It's not a huge burger (maybe could be a bit bigger??) but was very very flavorful and in my opinion, would satisfy and hoodwink any true burger lover. As noted many times in other reviews, the ambiance is warm... More 

Thank nylonkong
New York
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234 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a destination place with refined food and a evocative atmosphere. It can get a little hectic and the service is sometimes not the most attentive, but you cannot fault the overall experience. Have never been disappointed with what the kitchen turns out. And if the waiter is rather stretched, just flag him/her down. The sommelier is very helpful... More 

Thank Peter R
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I was really excited to try public after reading reviews but found it so disappointing. The waiter that we had was so rude barely making eye contact when you would speak to him , everything was an inconvenience to him ! Would not recommend to friends after my experience

Thank Eadaoin M
Hong Kong, China
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Was a little taken back by the entrance but once inside the place is very nice. The food is quite good nice. The service was very good as well. Enjoyed a nice relaxing brunch

Thank Awahed
Stamford CT
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Cool place, nice vibe, great location, good service. Sat in a small, sort of private room in the back. That's where it ended. Small, uninspired menu, very very small portions. Had a hard time deciding what to order because nothing jumped out at me. Everything everyone ate was average but with a high price tag for what it was. Can't... More 

Thank NaplesVisitor
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had booked a table from home, chose between a lot of restaurants but the choice fell on Public because of their star - that should somehow be a guarantee that you get good, well prepared and tasty food. But sadly no. We ordered the six course tasting menu and it was disappointing all the way through. They started with a... More 

Thank annepanne81

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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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