For years, the food served at Joe's Pub was barely tolerable, a necessary evil given that most shows require a food and drink minimum. But with the year-or-so-ago makeover and the opening of the Library at the Public upstairs (a GREAT place for a casual and relaxed dinner), the menu and food being served during shows has improved tremendously. Over the course of the last year, I've tried the burger several times, the kielbasa sandwich, the shrimp tacos, and the rigatoni bolognese, all of which have been very good. The burger, in particular, is excellent, as are the accompanying fries. The prices are a little bit on the high side, as often is the case with music venues that serve food, but not terribly so, particularly given the quality. I now very much look forward to my meal when seeing a show at Joe's Pub.
(BTW, they've upgraded their beer, wine and spirits selection, too.)