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The Publican, Chicago, IL

The Publican

4.6
4.6
5801 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
  • Lively
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
A homage to oysters, pork and beer, Executive Chef Paul Kahan's eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, Beer Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday*, 3:30pm - 10:00pm Friday*, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, 9:00am-2:00pm Weekend Dinner: Saturday, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm-10:00pm * Abbreviated afternoon menu available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-9555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kahan
  • Private party facilities
    Publican Quality Meats, located just across the street from the Publican, can accommodate up to 38 for a Seated Dinner, up to 75 for a Cocktail Reception, or up to 24 at the Chef's Prep Table. The Publican can accommodate up to 125 for seated luncheons, or evening Buyouts and 175 for Receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (312) 496-0012
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    W Fulton Market & N Green St
  • Parking details
    Valet parking & limited street parking available
  • Public transit
    - #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. <br /><br />- 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,801 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,810 Reviews
  1. Jbird

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the chicken Caesar sandwich - will definitely be back for it

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef's tasting menu and it was amazing!!! The food was spectacular and the service was beyond great! Definitely worth the price and is a place I would come back to Chicago to go to.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service even though we were at the end of brunch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and the best bread in town. Impeccable service.

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  5. TimothyE

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food- huge portions- try the chicken- bread service with salmon was Devine- a great heirloom to the old Marche’ down the street!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing find, the food was amazing, the service was amazing, our waiter and busboy (brothers) were amazing. We were kind of demanding and needy for creamer and sugar. But they did an amazing job helping and serving us.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful space, staff and assist manager (i think guy with a beard) was extremely pleased. Very helpful with explaining different options on the menu and food was delicious

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. Great place to eat.

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  9. AmyG

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Publican continues to be the perfect place for happy hour in Fulton Market. The food and drinks are of course great and the staff is always kind and friendly.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place great food bbq carrots really good meat with strwaberries and mint leaves really interestiing Staff super kind and give good advice on food Too much noise but it should be expected in such a big and popular place I greatly recommend it

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Publican using the Order Online button. The Publican also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-9555.

The Publican is rated 4.6 stars by 5801 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 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Publican

837 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Fulton Market &amp; N Green St
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday*, 3:30pm - 10:00pm Friday*, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, 9:00am-2:00pm Weekend Dinner: Saturday, 3:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm-10:00pm * Abbreviated afternoon menu available between 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking & limited street parking available
  • Public transit
    - #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. - 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kahan
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-9555
  • Private party facilities
    Publican Quality Meats, located just across the street from the Publican, can accommodate up to 38 for a Seated Dinner, up to 75 for a Cocktail Reception, or up to 24 at the Chef's Prep Table. The Publican can accommodate up to 125 for seated luncheons, or evening Buyouts and 175 for Receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (312) 496-0012
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