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Disappointing food at Publick House


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Disappointing food at Publick House

Sgt Snackers | Feb 17, 2007 06:35 AM

Despite being a big beer fan I had never made it over to the P.H. until last night. The beer selection is fantastic. At 7pm on Friday it was PACKED. The whole "queue by the bar for a table" system is really bizarre although perhaps it keeps all of the waiting customers confined to one part of the restaurant.

The waitstaff seemed to be incredibly overworked: i saw at least two tables wait for 10+ minutes just to get the server to take their credit cards (despite the fact that this was holding them up from leaving, and other folks from getting a table).

The menu was certainly more interesting than I was expecting it to be, but I think they are overreaching here. Both of our dishes were pretty lackluster and I would have preferred a decent burger and fries (which is what we should have ordered, I guess). Had the moules frites as an entree and the moules were, well, underflavored and a bit overdone. And the moule-to-frites ratio was pathetic: they could have easily have served twice as many frites with the dish.

DH had the confit duck strudel (a special) with duck meat wrapped in filo dough. I tried it and the duck was incredibly DRY - almost difficult to eat - and had very little flavor. It desperately needed some kind of sauce.

Oh yeah, and it too nearly 30 min. for our food to come out once ordered. Two other parties sitting near us that were seated after us had their food a good 10 minutes before we did. (To be fair the waitress did warn us that the moules frites could take some time...)

We should have gone to Deep Ellum instead where the beer list is nearly as good and the food is far better... OH WAIT ... forget I said that since I would hate for it to get too crowded there :-)

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