The food is sub-par. I had the Belgian roast chicken, which was a chicken breast with tomato sauce on it over mashed potatoes. I didn't see any honey-cider glaze or spinach like the menu said. It reminded me of a bad wedding reception meal. My date had the veggie burger but the bun was hard an inedible. We also ordered the nachos...their definition of "pico de gallo" seems to be diced unripe tomatoes. There were clumps of velveeta in the middle of the chips and not much else. The chips didn't even taste good. Worst nachos ever. Apart from the food, the seating arrangement was horrendous. We were there with a group of 14 people celebrating a friend's birthday. Even though the reservation had been made a week in advance, we still had to wait 45 minutes for a table. They finally seated us at a long table but the restaurant quickly filled up with people since there was some kind of all-you-can-drink event starting at that hour. People began pushing up against us and as the other tables around us finished eating, they removed the tables and the space filled up with more people until we found ourselves eating in what felt like the middle of a dance floor in a club! And not even a good club.
The experience was so bad that the General Manager gave us all free desserts and $20 gift cards. That will buy one and a half cocktails in this place.
Good for happy hour, little else. I've been to Public House before for a drink or for happy hour which has been fine. It's a great crowd and the staff is usually very nice. Recently ate there for the first time and was completely blown away by how terrible the food is! I couldn't help but think that the kitchen was joking! With 6 of us at the table, everything ordered was consistently bad and the recipes were just weird and absurd. I'm not one to complain but there were weird spices and combinations of food used; the tzatziki sauce was a dill-disaster, the hamburgers were overly-flavored with oregano, and the buffalo chicken wrap was served with tortilla chips with a side of hot sauce. Not sure when Frank's RedHot became salsa or why a buffalo chicken wrap is even mexican in the first place to warrant tortilla chips... The appetizers seemed ok (how hard is it to mess up nachos though?) but everything on the menu was extremely overpriced. The food was such a disappointment that I've vowed to never eat there again.
Citysearch Editorial Review. You know your country’s cuisine has come a long way when a restaubar advertises its menu as “Great American Pub” style then fills it with hummus, chorizo and wok-fried pot stickers alongside of its Carolina fish & chips and St. Louis BBQ ribs. If one’s looking for that elusive all-American feel, though, this is it. A sprawling space on the bottom floor of an office building, this highly polished wood-and-brass pub shuffles in its power broker financial attorneys for co-worker lunches and meet market happy hours, then gives way to post-post-frat house DJ parties and equally testosterone-scented and preppy football viewings.
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Horrible first impression- sorry. I went there randomly last night because my sister was supposed to guest bartend. They were not friendly at all. My father was a bartender for 40 years and always had a cheerful smile. I believe that when you are a bartender or SERVING someone you should always be polite. I don't remember seeing any smiley faces. I had heard multiple things before I went about the place and the only good thing I heard was this place was great for happy hours. I don't remember hearing anything about great service which should always be apart of any business. I am disappointed with the staff and how they disrespected 2 girls who were asked to guest bartend. I guess if they had brought some friends they would have made more money for their business but they still would be serving beer and drinks with grumpy faces....you can't win.
Didn't hate it, but didn't love it. Atmosphere was cool - but it got WAY too crowded (not their fault) and the wait and prices for drinks was ridiculous (WAS their fault). Drinks were pretty strong, great selection, but over all this place didn't impress me. The bartenders were a bit slow and seemed to ignore people pretty easily (even hot chicks with nice cleavage!)
They took pictures of a couple of my friends but never posted it on the website - perhaps my friends weren't glamorous enough? Or didn't fit their "image?" Either way, if you ask to take a pic of people for your site, make sure you post it on the site. That's just good PR.
Worst Bar Service Ever!. The actual bar is very nice, however the service to get a drink was terrible. Seems like the bartenders only serve their friends and/or regulars. Its one thing to pay expensive prices with good service, but another to wait around and pay high prices for bad service. I wouldn't recommend this bar unless you are a designated driver.
Better chefs and coupon policy needed..
Hamburger served on burned english muffin. C'mon even Burger King serves hamburgers on a nicer roll. Hamburger also contained a spice that is not usually added to hamburger because my wife got "hot cheeks" from the spice. Possibly oregano. Single slice of tomato was from top of tomato and was complete with core. Green beans were greasy. Read all fine print regarding coupons. Need to spend about twice as much as coupon for it to be valid and must only order entrees. Very limited selection of items without cheese, shellfish, and pork. No early bird specials. Good service. I liked the place better when it was the Dock Street Brewery.
Has mostly a bar atmosphere and is for a young crowd. Waitress "Kelsey" was nice, efficient, and attentive. No problems there
Anti-Climactic and Quite Average. Heard about this place for quite some time now and finally visited on Saturday night. I have to say it's WAY OVERRATED. This place is a haven for arrogant post college frat guys that now have jobs. Watch them cavort with girls in tiny clothing and wannabe somebodies. For women, this place is all about cleavage. That's the key word. After you get past the obnoxious door man who makes you take of your hats (??), you enter into a plain and quite anticlimactic interior. We didn't eat but drink prices were ok. But you can have the same drinks elsewhere with a better environment. Too much hype with this place. Ironically, when we left there was a crowd of people waiting behind a rope to get in to this place. What a joke. As if this is Hollywood or Manhattan. C'mon folks, this is Philadelphia!
Awesome atmosphere. PH is awesome. I have a blast every time I go there. The food is wonderful and affordable and the staff is a lot of fun. It is a great place to go with old friends or to make some new friends.
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