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Australian Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
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210 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10012
210 Elizabeth StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
(212) 343-7011public-nyc.com
$$$Australian Restaurant, Bar
Australian Restaurant
Bar
Salad Shop
Today 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
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A striking librarylike space is the setting for this chic spot serving Australian fare & brunch.- Google
"Great food, marvelous decor, nice Bloody Mary at brunch."
"Only cool thing about this place was its interior design."
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Lori Luo
8 months ago
My main complaint about PUBLIC has nothing to do in regards to the food, but in regards to how a mis-communication between my group and the restaurant was handled. The GM that evening did nothing to try and rectify the situation, short of calling her own staff "incompetent". Nonetheless, a few of us, including myself, opted to order a la carte. I have no complaints about the Lamb Belly, which was tender and with just the right edge of gaminess, coated with a sweet, slightly spicy honey glaze. The Berkshire Pork was also innovative, taking an Asian slant with the pairing of daikon radish, pickled carrots, microgreens, and a slow poached egg, all of which is tied together with a lightly truffled dashi broth. As a whole, the food is worthy of four stars, but the service has made my experience here one of the least pleasant to date.
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Bob Lou
8 months ago
Super swanky setting with tons of personality: candle lit steps, punch card menus, garage door styled window... Food is also unique and memorable. Ceviche was amazing. The venison was rather tough. I think there was a bit of tendon in the cut. Otherwise high quality food and setting for a price.
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Hector Mujica
9 months ago
Good food. Great drinks. Amazing atmosphere. It is in a great part of town. I really enjoyed my dish here.
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Anton Henssen
a year ago
The food was bad, my wife and I got sick after dinner in PUBLIC and were sick all night. The fois gras was mixed with cream and was disgusting. We are french, so it is not as if we just do not know how fois gras should taste.
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Kevin Chan
9 months ago
Brunch is the way to go here. Love the scone bar with various preserves. The passion fruit a standout. Can't go wrong with the coconut ricotta pancakes order and the side syrup matched up well with it. Great coffee and bloody mary's for brunch as well. Service was great and they explained everything well on the menu and answered our questions on items we weren't sure about.
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Katherine Lee
10 months ago
Kangaroo carpaccio: smoky and so so good. Who knew? This place is a neighborhood classic, an Australian spot turning out beautiful modern food in a homey, old public library. Great cocktails and wine selection. They do a nice brunch with a self-serve baked goods table: much appreciated if you get the nibbles while waiting for a table.
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Nika Sokolova
6 months ago
Perfect, spacious place for brunch. Love the airy feeling of the space. Delicious food. Great for groups, be sure to make reservations.
Raphael van Veen
9 months ago
First time was a definite 5 star experience, second time was not more than 2. Food was less exquisite, service was low. Average at 3