Looking for a great late lunch place on a Sunday afternoon I decided to drive down town to see what called me. Thinking of all the known options in my head I was able to eliminate a few and decided to go to Public. Finding parking for this place was easy because I parked at the lot right next to SoHo on the corner of Liberty and Whittaker right across the street from Public.
As I walked to the restaurant I was greeted by the hosted standing right outside the door. Being such a nice day I asked to be seated outside if tables were available. I was in luck and seated immediately.
Shortly after the waitress came by to offer me a glass of water and take my drink order. It was a fresh spring day with a light breeze and I could not think of anything else to have other than a glass of Poppy Chardonnay which seemed to match the mood with the day, fresh, light and crisp.
As I kept looking at the Lunch menu I was very torn between a few items the First city steak with New York strip, onion, lettuce, tomato and chimichurri sounded great. So did the Savannah Philly with caramelized onion, mushroom, provolone, and lettuce, tomato and sriracha aioli. But I decided to go for the GA Buffalo Black & Blue blackened bison burger, blue cheese dressing, lettuce and tomato as my entrée and while I waited for my burger I decided to enjoy my wine with prince Edward island mussels, that consisted of garlic, chorizo, tomato-chardonnay broth, basil, and toasted crostini. Now doesn’t that sound delicious?
The mussels arrived just as described in the menu, freshly caught on a white wine sauce. The dish went great with the choice in wine.
I got the burger with house made chips, but the distinguished taste of the blue cheese on the buffalo was just the right complement for this burger. Although it is a mouth full I am proud to say I ate it all.
As you come and visit this great new restaurant you may have a hard time deciding on a menu option because it all sounds so great, from fresh salads ($8-$9) to sandwiches and burgers ($10-$26) to great entrees ($13-$18) and desserts ($7). Remember when one must dine one must end everything on a sweet note and with that try one of their Lavazza Coffee selections as they do in Italy.
The Public Kitchen & Bar
Tel:912 200 4045