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Public School - Dallas, Dallas, TX

Public School - Dallas

3.7
3.7
225 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Public School is a fun, school-themed gastropub that features a wide selection of local craft beers, classic drafts and craft cocktails. PS delivers "An Education in the Art of Food & Beer." We offer a chef-driven menu that is made from scratch using only the freshest quality ingredients. "Recess" (aka Happy Hour) is held Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm. Brunch is in session every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm

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2 people

10:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 599-6234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Public School is a chef-driven gastropub delivering, “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer.” Our locations have a variety of games such as giant Jenga, offering an entertaining dining experience for meetings or events. Visit us at www.PSontap.com to view the virtual tour and private event menus.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Manager: (818) 251-7025

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Cityplace West

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self -parking is accessible in the 3700M garage via McKinney or Noble between City Place West and Blackburn.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dallas

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. LM

    LMJDallas

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Really gone downhill. Way overpriced.
  2. DH

    DavidH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried to come here the last time we took a trip to Dallas but it didn't work out. This time we were able to make it work and were so happy that we did. The food was AMAZING - every appetizer and entree was delicious - and our server was so helpful and friendly. We had hyped this place up a bit in our heads and honestly it totally lived up to the hype. Can't wait to come back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First, we were seated quickly, but server didn’t stop at our table for about 15 minutes. No big deal, since everyone deals with staffing nowadays. Finally ordered and food was brought out fairly quickly. I ordered steak and eggs, wife ordered traditional breakfast (eggs, potatoes, bacon), and daughter ordered waffle with side of eggs. Menu has an item “biscuits with peach preserves), so we ordered that too. Food was cold. Steak was cool to the touch, eggs warm at best, and the 1 biscuit we got felt and tasted like it went from the freezer to the microwave and to my table in 2 minutes. Wife’s eggs were the same, but daughter enjoyed her waffle. I had to ask for my side of bacon as it was not brought out with the food, and that too was cold and greasy. We didn’t finish our food, obviously. It was so off putting that we didn’t even want a re-do. Will not return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bartender was literally the worst ever. Took 30 min to get his attention for drinks and another 15 to get our ticket. Food was not good. Gentlemen next to us, left half a burger and plate of tater tots behind. Clear indicator that it wasn’t just our experience.
  5. DS

    DaveS

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food was good, although they were out of the dish I wanted (Salmon). The main disappointment was really slow service, and it really wasn't very busy. The servers seemed to have no sense of urgency on serving their customers.
  6. CH

    CourtneyH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not overly packed and food was amazing as always
  7. L

    Lauren

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Only split the check 3 ways with a group of 12 when reservations for 12 were made.
  8. SS

    SafyreSpitfire

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time visit during lunch. Surprised that it wasn't more of a crowd. Will definitely visit again and maybe after work. Service was excellent and food was good.
  9. M

    Meli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our experience at PS 214. The food was good as always and Makayla, our wait person was outstanding.
  10. TX

    TXPops

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to visit Public School and it was a very pleasant experience. The food was good, service was good, and we enjoyed the atmosphere.
  11. KB

    KaneishaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The bartender was late and the manager was behind the bar. I sent two drinks back and refuse to order another. My husband braved a drink that tasted like cheap tequila and looked like dirty water. My fish was really oily and my shrimp, all but one, were burned beyond edible. I was embarrassed for suggesting the place.
  12. B

    Brainstormmw

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Watermelon mojito was really good! Sweet potato fries were crispy and delicious. To of us ordered burgers and they were both solid! Very juicy and flavorful. Someone else ordered the chicken bowl and it was enough for two meals. All in all, a nice Friday evening spot to celebrate the weekend!
  13. DA

    DeAnn

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and knew the menu well. Friendly people, good food, vegetarian options. Thank you. DeAnn
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The air conditioning was out.
  15. CD

    ChadD

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    They were having problems with air conditioning on one side of restaurant. It was hot. Good food. Sauces tots were awesome.
  16. k

    kkwo

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Cute theme, good food, marginal service
  17. F

    Fischer2023

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Drinks and fries (sweet potato and regular) were AMAZING!!! Food was good, about average. The restaurant was very hot and there was only 2 other tables in there on a Saturday night. Great spot to grab drinks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I’ve been there a couple month before and food was great idk what changed but the quality has just gone down. The avocado toast was drenched in this balsamic vinegar and the steak and egg came with the smallest two pieces of meat I’ve ever seen for $27 and the chicken and waffle was just sad the chicken were two small pieces of chicken not a whole chicken breast as advertised the Waiter was nice but something needs to change in that quality of the food and the kitchen
  19. DC

    DavidC

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Lots of food options were not available. Dining room was very warm. Kitchen service seemed off. Wine came in a dirty glass. Waiter was very nice though. Place was empty on am early Sunday evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 6pm, come to find out the restaurant isn’t even open at 6pm. Very disappointed.
  21. VD

    VictoriaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was really good, as was our server. However, it was so hot in there that we could not eat fast enough so we could get out of there. We would have liked to stay longer, but was so uncomfortable, we could not take it. Also, although the server was great, the hostess was super rude.
  22. DM

    DMoose

    Dallas

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was pretty good. The food was adequate. The drinks were good, but we had to wait for a while for the second round. The service was great except for the waiting part. Location is excellent. Parking was convenient. We'll be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Took about 10 minutes after we got seated to get service. Promptly ordered our drinks and then food. The food came pretty quickly, which was great. We are off of the brunch menu, which didn’t seem like the most bang for our buck. The prices are a little high for very basic brunch food and don’t include much. My husband had the buffalo stule chicken and waffles, which was really yummy. However, I had the Dean’s Breakfast. For $17 I got 2 peices of bacon, 2 eggs, tots and a peice of bland toast. It was a bit tasteless and a bit overpriced. I would’ve appreciated maybe a waffle or 2 protein options for the price. I do understand that prices are rapidly increasing. I had to ask for butter and jelly for the toast so that it would have some sort of flavor. It seemed like a neat atmosphere from the photos online, but we probably wouldn’t return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Just a few friend staying a new place . Our waitress was awesome!!!! My chicken and waffles were not that good but the drinks were! And my friend’s Thai chicken plate was deeelish !!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and the waitress provided great customer service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great service and a nice friendly staff. I enjoyed the brunch and drinks.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food and first drink was great. However our server Lashonda was a sweet elderly lady that forgot to take our food order. She brought out apps and cocktail but just disappeared for an hour. She was very friendly but we could tell the other servers finally realized what happened and were apologizing saying it happens all the time. After we finally ate, she forgot to bring back our credit card so we were the last ppl there at like 10pm. Good thing we didn’t have anywhere to be! Over all it was a good birthday spot, just think she may need to be in a different line of work :)
  28. JG

    JenniferG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great experience! I will definitely be back.
  29. T

    Tmart

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and drinks were awesome. The service was impeccable. The care they had for my fiends and I and did not rush us and allowed us to stay as long as we wanted. Constantly made sure we were good and did not need anything. I will be returning for the service
  30. LH

    LHTX

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Only had appetizers, but they were mediocre - something I’d expect from a bar not a restaurant. Waitress was very friendly but didn’t know the drink menu and took forever to bring drinks.
  31. CS

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the brunch menu was divine!
  32. BJ

    BernardJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very sparse crowd at the time we were there. Food, happy hour menu, was good and the drinks were also good. The location in Uptown is great, it's close to the trolley and parking.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chicken & waffles (classic) and Nick was a great waiter
  34. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Place was under staffed, but the quality of the food wasn’t good burger was overcooked and fries were not hot. Salmon was also below average. I could’ve waited a bit longer to get my food if it was cooked right.
  35. B

    Brittany0

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The waitress was awful and rude. Food was alright but not worth the price.
  36. DM

    DMoose

    Dallas

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a great place for a quick bite to eat with yummy drinks and excellent prices. A new neighborhood gem.
  37. AD

    AmandaD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I ate at Public School while on vacation with my mother and sister, and the waitress was so kind and worked to our individual needs! She gave us personal recommendations off the menu, was attentive to any extra needs we had, and was accommodating of our busy schedule! The food was FANTASTIC. The atmosphere was awesome and I definitely hope to return!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing and food with great
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My husband and I came here before we stopped at a concert in Dallas. We had to change our drink order 4 times since the bar wasn’t stocked and we had to tell our server how to make two of the cocktails. We finally got our meals which we’re mediocre at best and are half way through and we finally get our drinks. The server came back a 2nd time to ask if our drinks were okay, asked a third time to make sure, then walked away and gave the “bar tender” a thumbs up since he obviously didn’t know how to make any classic drinks. I asked for a medium steak and it was over cooked and chewy. We laid $100 for two bad meals and 2 had drinks. I don’t understand how this place has good reviews. Take your business elsewhere. I sure will be!
  40. LC

    LakeshiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food attentive service. I ended up sitting at the bar. My mimosa and food (i ordered chicken and waffles) was beyond good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Public School - Dallas does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public School - Dallas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 599-6234.

Public School - Dallas is rated 3.7 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Public School - Dallas

3700 McKinney Ave, Ste 148, Dallas, TX 75204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cityplace West

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self -parking is accessible in the 3700M garage via McKinney or Noble between City Place West and Blackburn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 599-6234

  • Private party facilities

    Public School is a chef-driven gastropub delivering, “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer.” Our locations have a variety of games such as giant Jenga, offering an entertaining dining experience for meetings or events. Visit us at www.PSontap.com to view the virtual tour and private event menus.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Manager: (818) 251-7025

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