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Public Square, Coral Gables, FL

Public Square

4.2
4.2
567 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For years, the corner spot on Red Road and San Ignacio Avenue has been a gathering place for all the surrounding neighborhoods. A place where the community has celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. A place where business meals or private events have been conducted. A place where families and friends have come together to enjoy a meal and each other. We hope to continue this tradition where the community is central to a memorable dining experience. At Public Square, our mission is to inspire neighborhood connection over a great meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 665-9661

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have an elegant private dining facility that can be for a large group of up to thirty (30) people . The room is equipped with a projector and drop down screen with all AV connections and a separate sound system. We also have a semi-private area of the restaurant that can accommodate up to 12 guests without AV.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Garcia: (786) 866-9854

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    SW 57th Ave. & SW 72nd St.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street metered parking is availableMetered lot is also available behind restaurantValet parking is also available for $7

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami

    Hot Spot

  • Miami

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AG

    AryG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive and thoughtful. the shrimp and corn fritters and the hamachi jalapeno sushi roll were delicious
  2. AM

    AlbertoM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great services and great wine selection. A very friendly staff
  3. AG

    AndrewG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuesday's at Public Square are terrific. The restaurant isn't too busy, so booths are readily available, and they're comfortable and spacious. Our sushi selections were delicious and the shrimp cocktail was the perfect starter, chilled and generous. Oh, did I mention....bottles of wine are 50% off on Tuesday. Our server, Andres, was polite and attentive. Thank you for your kind attention, Andres. Looking forward to visiting with you folks soon again.
  4. P

    Penny

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was our second time and our first experience was much better than this one. We were celebrating our anniversary and they sat us in a booth for 6 people! I requested another table and they were accommodating. We started with a salad which was very nice. I ordered the filet mignon medium with a warm pink center. It was cooked a bit to long but it also lacked flavor. The mashed potatoes were to runny. My husbands churrasco was very good. He enjoyed it. The service was very good. The people sitting next to us were drunk and cursing. Definitely not the restaurants fault but unfortunate to experience. All in all this restaurant is great for but not for a special occasion.
  5. CI

    CINCIN

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Mediocre service
  6. F

    Fleenoil

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , service and fantastic ambiance and location
  7. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This property was mismanaged. Just doesn't reach the potential it promises. Staff is nice but the details aren't being attended to and that's on the management staff. Food doesn't have quality control and the public areas aren't properly kept up, especially the bathroom that was very very unkept. Overall, it's a nice-looking restaurant that doesn't live up to what it promises. Hate to see it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  9. CM

    CindyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We have had two fabulous dinners at Public Square, and one not-so-great. On the fabulous days we had, on one occasion, the cauliflower special appetizer, the miso-glaze Chilean sea bass, and a great bottle of wine. On the second one we had the delicious mushroom risotto, the hamachi crudo, and the brick chicken. On our last occasion, however, the special Chilean Sea Bass with pesto couscous was doused in vegetable oil --so much that the taste was very greasy and it upset my stomach. The carrot puree was minimal. The mousse souffle did not look or taste homemade --it was very heavy on the sugar and out of a commercial mold. Contrast this to their wonderful carrot cake, which was fluffy, moist, and very tasty. The service was great --our server was very attentive and well-mannered. The decor is beautiful, but we may take a break from Public Square for a while, until the new chef sorts out his specials.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 31st birthday with my family and the waiters made it very special. They were very attentive. My wine glass was never empty.
  11. A

    Anamarip

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server Gabriel and fish was spectacular only little loud bc we were right by where play music.
  12. CM

    CindyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! The food was beautiful, especially the specials of the day (Chilean Sea Bass with Miso-Glaze, served with crispy Brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes, and the cauliflower & seared tuna appetizers). Great service, very attentive waitstaff. We happened to go on a Tuesday and found out that all other wine bottles, including a very nice Bordeaux were 50%. We enjoyed two of them. The decor is beautiful, too! We are return guests, and like dining here early in the week when the noise level is moderate. Absolutely recommend.
  13. S

    Shelley

    Miami

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried Public Square for the first time last night and sat down at 8 o’clock. We enjoyed our company and food so much we were there until 1030. We had a great server who was very attentive and answered all her power questions to the best of her ability. She even made suggestions that turned out to be very good ideas. We would definitely go back again.
  14. TM

    ThomasM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Had not been here since it was Shula's. They refreshed the decor and it is very nice and laid back. Unfortunately, from a group that has several other restaurants that are very good to excellent, this is not one. Food was average at best. Appetizers were mediocre and steak came essentially looking like it was cooked at a Steak & Ale with no seasoning or flavor. Sides had almost no taste. This is a hard pass
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Waiter was very nice and the restaurant was pretty. Unfortunately the food wasn’t very good. We ordered the filet bites for starter- beware- they were recently changed. They are no longer filet bites wrapped in bacon over plantain mash. Just a few bits of tough steak in a bowl with some sauces on the side. Ive never experienced “filet mignon” with tough bits in it. Then the entrees came… another disappointment. We ordered the PB burger and the brick chicken. The PB burger was alright… nothing special. I think pieces of meat were undercooked. I felt worst for my boyfriend. He said the chicken was full of tendons. Thankfully he liked his mash potatoes so he ate those. We didn’t order dessert. We will not be returning. Beware of those great reviews. Not sure if they changed management or just trying to cut costs.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sisters graduation dinner. Party of 12+ was well accommodated even after changing head counts twice! Good service and delicious, healthy portions.
  17. SB

    SofiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was amazing! Would definitely come back!
  18. l

    local

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    food was salty, wine was terrible. Waitress did not know the menu
  19. LI

    LIlyo

    Miami

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great experience thanks to our waiter, Legend. He was attentive, funny and made very good recommendations
  20. VB

    VickiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I have been to Public Square several times since it opened and had very good food and good service. I went last Saturday. Shared appetizers with a friend. 2 were very good, one was ok and 2 were inedible. Very disappointed in the restaurant, what happened? Service was good and the restaurant is beautiful but without good food, forget it.
  21. a

    aland

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Cocktails and MOST OF THE FOOD was excellent. Unfortunately, the spinach appetizer was not a quality dish. I love spinach appetizers, particularly creamed spinach, but this one is a loser. You folks need to taste the CREAMED GARLIC SPINACH AT JOE'S STONE CRAB. Your spinach needs to be a clone of the dish at Joes's. Moving on, our server Andres was as helpful and friendly as ever. Andres is a person who deserves a promotion and a bonus. Your front desk hostess, Masom, was her usual friendly self. All in all, except for the lousy spinach, my guests and I had a delighful dining experience.
  22. GB

    GourmetBob

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good service. Typical steakhouse menu Small selection of wines by the glass Steak was average - not great but not bad. A little disappointing meat was a little tough. Side sauces poor. Felt like they came out of a giant bottle. Very average experience
  23. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date night or a nice dinner! 100% recommended!!
  24. JR

    JuanR

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Place was nice good vibe good start to a bad night. Drinks were great at the bar while waiting to be seated. Once seated it went down hill, server was not attentive on coming around the table on following up with drinks and refilling water. Appetizers came out one at a time, 5-10 minute a apart not even hot like if they have been sitting on the pass for some time. Dinner entrees took forever to come out of the kitchen waitress come by to tell us 5 minutes our food will be out 30 minutes pass and still waiting. Eventually when the food is brought out to us it was cold but looked good and all this happening with the restaurant being more then half empty, imagine the service when the restaurant is full (good luck). Icing on the cake, I asked to speak to a manager and that took just as long as the food to come out, I had 3 servers come out to tell me if they can do anything for us, way to late. Finally the manager/ owner??? comes out to just give me the excuse that he had no cooks and he was doing the cooking but was walking around tables during the time we were there (must of had a twin). It is sad to have had such a bad experience when this place has so much potential. I will not recommend this place to avoid any of these issues to happen to anyone else and I will not be a returning customer too. Hope they will correct their opportunities going forward.
  25. BB

    BiBi

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was great. Service was great. Very nice place. Overall great experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server Eric was so lovely! Very attentive even thought it was busy. Food was delicious! Every course was very tasty. It can be a little loud in the restaurant. Otherwise, happy to come back again.
  27. HI

    HectorI

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was very good but the food took too long to come out.
  28. a

    aland

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our cocktails and dinners were delicious. Table service by Andres was first-class. Manager George stopped by to see if we were satisfied, which is something much appreciated by us. Front door hostess Masom was also very pleasant as we entered the restaurant. Everything was great as it often is but I miss seeing Hailey. Please give her our regards.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The floor and seating and bathrooms were all dirty with old food and dirt. Waitress was nice. Service was slow. When food finally came out it was very good.
  30. PA

    PilarA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    They were out of half the menu items because it was the day after Mother’s Day but overall this place is great. Never disappoints!
  31. F

    Fabi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    The lobster soup was to salty. The food need to be a little bit hotter. For that price I won’t go back
  32. CB

    CarlosB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Postpandemic expensive prices and suboptimal service is expected. Lots of things missing from the menu including some thing as easy as bread. We actually walked two blocks down to pick up some at Whole Foods. Any question why the manager couldn’t have done the same?
  33. DM

    DaymelM

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I was really disappointed with the Mothers Day Experiences they offered.
  34. AO

    AntonioO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Mother day
  35. SB

    SandraB

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  36. S

    Student

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They were experiencing a difficulty when the kitchen this night. When we arrived, the hostess said they would not be able to serve any hot food for about 15 minutes. Then when we sat down our waiter told us they had no timeframe. So we only had cold food (sushi, salad). It was good, just disappointing!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buena , excelente atención.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our young man waiter was amazing and very professional. The sushi was outstanding as well as the other dishes we ordered. We will keep coming for great service and dining
  39. L

    Lytasa

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The service was pretty good but the food was horrible.
  40. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! A must repeat! The service was prompt and recommendations were amazing!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Public Square does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Public Square is rated 4.2 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Public Square

6915 Red Road Coral Gables, FL 33143

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW 57th Ave. & SW 72nd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street metered parking is availableMetered lot is also available behind restaurantValet parking is also available for $7

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 665-9661

  • Private party facilities

    We have an elegant private dining facility that can be for a large group of up to thirty (30) people . The room is equipped with a projector and drop down screen with all AV connections and a separate sound system. We also have a semi-private area of the restaurant that can accommodate up to 12 guests without AV.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Garcia: (786) 866-9854

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