140 E. 41st St., New York, NY | Directions 1001740.750412 -73.976053
Neighborhoods: Murray Hill, Midtown
Public House is positioned to be Midtown's first bar/restaurant scene that is equally fantastic on both levels. Originally based in Philly and then Denver, Public House New York is sure to attract fans of the previous spots as well as anyone looking for elegant food in a vibrant, energetic environment.
Featuring a 100-foot bar with an x foot American flag hanging as the backdrop, Public House has cleverly designed a way to unite New Yorkers. Delicious food such as Buttermilk Chicken Tenders and Hot Crab, Artichoke and Spinach Dip will suit casual diners while the Seared Tuna Steak topped with Apple Mustard Chutney will cater to those who are interested in a more elegant dining experience. Meat lovers will savor the flavors of the signature Certified Angus Rib Eye priced at $24.95. So whether you are on a first date or business lunch, there is a menu for your needs.
Great Bar Scene nice Wine List – unfortuneately i ate the food. the scene is good, the place is nice and large and the wine list is nice, but run away from the food and run away fast!
everything else about the place is cool including all the staff. its a good after work spot. i would have given more stars, but i did try the food and what can i say, the creme brule tasted like FISH aweful and made me sick. and all i did was take one bite.
Vibrant Bar Scene – I think I would have given it more stars if I only came here for drinks but unfortunately I was here for food.
We got their current dinner special of $25 set dinner. It comes with a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. I went for the Bruchetta, fillet Mignon and berry pie. Out of the three, I actually like the bruchetta the most. It is actually surprisingly good. The fillet mignon, my choice of entree was a major disappointment. The meat is very old and rough, requiring tons of chewing! Finally, the berry pie just doesn't taste good.
Overall, I got full from the meal but I was not impressed with the food at all. Service was good and it definitely has a vibrant bar scene. I would suggest skipping the food here!
Reliable Spot for Drinks and Food – Public House is a fairly new spot, with lots to offer. The happy hour prices are fair, and the giant space is filled on Thursdays and Fridays (er, and Mondays/Tuesdays too actually...) with young professionals working in the area. The crowd is a bit older than nearby McFadden's, if you are familiar with what a Friday happy hour is there...
For the ultimate hangover cure try the grilled cheese, served extra greasy on thick bread, with a side of tomato soup. Other favs include the spinach dip and nachos.
If you are looking to have a group birthday outing, Public House also runs the all-too-familiar 2 and 3 hour open bar deals. (Although at $40, I'm not sure how much of a "deal" it is.)
A great spot if you're in the neighborhood.
Love PH! – I come here often for lunch & happy hour. Bartenders are always super friendly and the food is great! My group is always made to feel welcome and we love the ambiance.
A little crowded after work, but what can you expect - few places in Midtown are this cool.
I say...find another bar. – Spacious. However, Happy Hour is INTENSE and super crowded. I went there after Happy Hour, to visit a friend bartending. Total B&T crowd, and my friend's Louis got stolen FROM THE BAR COUNTERTOP after she paid for a drink .Sketch, sketch, sketch.
Total sausage fest, but unless you're into the whole B&T thing, don't go. And no offense if you are...that's just what it is.
They do carry Basil Hayden's and Van Gogh Espresso Vodka...two plusses.
DO NOT PLAN A PARTY HERE – The staff, from party planner to bouncers, were extremely rude and nasty. They were unaccomodating and condescending. I reserved a table for my friends and I, except they refused to let in most of my party. I explained I had friends from out of town visiting, but they had zero consideration and still turned them away. Once everyone got fed up and left, the party planner THEN offered to let in my friends- TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE. The staff was beyond unhelpful and obnoxious. I would highly recommend never going to this bar. The line was out of control even though there was plenty of room inside for more occupants.
off the hook – Went there for happy hour a few weeks ago. Loved the room. Place was packed with lots of girls. Drinks were a little pricey, but def worth it as the management was on point!!!
BEST MIDTOWN HAPPY HOUR – Stopped in for a few drinks after work before hoping on the train back to westchester; place was packed. As long as you get a spot at the bar your set, bartends were quick to refill my drink and crowd was fun. Didnt get a chance to try the food but I'm looking to get back there soon to give it a try.
Umm...HORRIBLE – I had a horrible experience last week with my coworkers. I had heard this place gets busy during Happy Hour, and it was -- But, it was FRATASTIC. So many yuppy frat boys thinking that redbull vodkas were "cool" and the service was slow. The food was awful. We even tried to talk to the manager, but he seemed distant and uninterested. I was offered sweet potato fries and said yes, but wasn't told I would be charged 3 dollars for them. And, there aren't even any Happy Hour Deals!?!?! Why do people go here? AWFUL. Poorly run and slow staff -- do not recommend.
Cheerful, mentally challenged staff – I applaud efforts to employ the mentally challenged. But sometimes, especially when serving the public, this can go too far.
Drink Club went to THE PUBLIC HOUSE during the vice-presidential debates. The large sports-oriented wall-mounted TVs
all showed the event. BUT, the sound was off, and a DJ was blasting 80s music. Well, you could just read the captions, right?
Nope. They didn't have the captions on. When one of our group went to the bar to suggest they turn them on, the bar-tender
told her "Our tech crew is working on it." They never figured out how to do it.
Our cheerful waitress came to take our order for food and drink. Half of it came. We ordered again/more. Half of that came.
During our first order, the waitress told us that "the kitchen closes at 11 o'clock."
"Could you let us know beforehand?" I asked. "So we can have a last-call before closing?"
"Sure," said the waitress.
We tried ordering at 10:59, were told that "it's too late. The kitchen's closed."
When we reminded the waitress about our "last call" request, she said she wasn't able to comply because "I don't have a watch."
The food was okay, but we left hungry. After 9:30 the tables empty and the jockish crowd stands around the bar and yells at
each other. It is not a thrill! --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers
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