As featured in 10Best's "Little Italy's Best" list!

  • 210 Elizabeth St

    between Prince & Spring St

    New York, NY 10012

  • Phone: 212-343-7011

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  • Hours:



    Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm

    Fri 6pm-Midnight

    Sat 11am-3:30pm, 6pm-Midnight

    Sun 11am-3:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm Bar 


    Sun-Thu 6pm-1am

    Fri-Sat 6pm-2am

  • Cuisines:
    American, Ethnic, New American
  • Pricing:
    Average Main Course Price is $25
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This hip eatery does all it can to defy definition. The space juxtaposes library items (book and card catalog shelves) with the cool, industrial aesthetics of a converted warehouse. Billed as free-spirited fusion, the fare incorporates influences from far and wide -- that is to say, from Northern Africa to New Zealand, Europe to Southeast Asia. Starters include the likes of smoked coconut laksa with grilled Maya prawn; mains run from Thai pumpkin curry with pickled cucumber relish to snail and oxtail ravioli with pickled shiitake mushrooms. Corkage: $25 per bottle. TRAIN: 6 to Spring St; N, R to Prince St; F, V to Broadway-Lafayette; J, M to Bowery





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Lisa Kahn

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Try visiting Public for weekend brunch, which includes delicacies like coconut-stuffed pancakes and eggs Benedict made with tea-smoked salmon. "

Best Because: Public has been awarded a coveted Michelin Star in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Red Guides for New York City.