- Restaurant: Public
- Cuisine: International
- Location: 210 Elizabeth Street (between Prince & Spring Sts. City of New York, 10012
- The bill: They do a set price brunch for 22 dollars ~ includes cocktail and coffee or tea
- Ambience: “Free Spirited,” Trendy, industrial
- Jelly Good Food Rating: 10/10
So firstly big kudos to J for finding out about this place, because for me this literally became the highlight of my first ever trip to NYC.
I knew this place would be incredible from the moment we walked in – just got that feeling.
Reading the menu I got increasingly more excited – so full of original, interesting options. To tantalise me during my moment of anticipation, little warm apricot and fennel scones were served .
After much deliberation I decided to take a chance on one of the riskier sounding dishes and ordered Black pudding waffles with red wine poached pears and whipped foie gras butter. J had the Tea-smoked salmon, spinach and poached eggs on toasted sourdough with yuzu hollandaise. I tasted both of course, and the cooking really surpassed my already high expectations. Really glad I took the chance on the black pudding waffles too, the dish turned out perfectly balanced and complex . The foie gras butter was silky, creamy, flavoursome and the star of the plate, with the poached pears delivering a powerful performance in supporting role. J’s tea smoked salmon, tasted strongly of tea in a really good way.
Everything about the venue, screams “London’s shoreditch on a good day” to me – trendy, edgy, non-pretentios, laid back. Sprinkle in a couple of Michelin star accolades, pour in a couple of brunch cocktails and you have a winning combination.
When the meal came to end I was sorry, that we had to leave. I wouldn’t have minded literally staying there, with their brunch cocktails until I was hungry again and ordering more…
If you are lucky enough to have a chance to visit Public, make sure you go, and go early for 10.30, as they don’t take bookings for brunch and naturally, being that awesome, they do get filled up.
JellyGoodFood Bottom line:
Best Brunch anywhere, ever to date.