Public Square

4.3
265 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 265 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFelixV
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Legend… he is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

TOO a many items offered on the menu NOT available.

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gerryf
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first tine to Public Square, great ambience, service was impeccable, the manager visited our table ensuring we were satisfied.
The crab cakes and crevice was awesome, main course were also excellent, we’ll be back soon. Count as soon to be regulars

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vipMaria
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve gone numerous times and the service has been good but never like last night. The food was fabulous and our waiter was great, manager even came by to make sure we were having a good experience. Highly recommend!

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Julien
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I loved the look of the restaurant - very chic. Good menu selection with sushi options

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We’ve been here a couple of times and have spent a significant amount of money. We’ve never received a “welcome back!” Or any acknowledgment from staff we’ve seen before. Love going to restaurants that just make you feel like you’re part of the family. Not here. Even tried giving it another try yesterday and brought some friends and had to explain to the waiter “hey they’ve never been here before” to see if we can get at least some recommendations and some suggestions to favorite plates… any friendliness would of been nice. The waitstaff is dry and during our meal my friend asked to also get crab cakes and later he admitted he forgot to put in the order like no big deal. My ceviche bowl was chipped all around… plates were not cleared from the table.

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vipRudy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambience is nice for a local venue. The sushi is not up to local japanese sushi restaurants or Publix. This isa place to go if you want to have a drink and socialize, not have nice meal.

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CraigB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had a party of 4. A lot of the menu was not available. The service was "so so." The food was not that great even for a simple Cobb salad. The lobster was not as described. Can't recommend.

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BethK
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Pretty decor. Super loud though half empty. Ordered scotch never arrived. Fritters bland, sushi squishy and unrecognizable as sushi, tips okay, onion soup okay. Wedge salad okay. Hamburgers blah. Dishes not cleared. Dessert never arrived. Bill took forever. Table next to us sent back a very expensive steak and it took forever for them to get a new one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was lousy, it took forever to get our order once placed. Once we received order food temperature was not hot and rare steak was over cooked. Ordered a lava cake with ice cream we got a shake for ice cream.
Wouldn’t recommend to anyone and very over priced for the quality of food and service.

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Went to dinner on Sunday night, they were out of a lot of their menu items. We had to settle but overall the food is pretty good.

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vipFoodiefromthekey
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waiter was outright rude and disappeared most of the night. Drinks took 15-20 minutes to get both rounds. Ordered a bottle of wine and half hour later it came after I complained. The rib eye was almost raw in the middle. Chateaubriand Filet very average. They still tried to include an automatic 20% which I declined. Waiter and managers where totally unapologetic for the experience of our table of six. Would never go back there.

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vipKikina
29 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety for all taste. Service outstanding and food quality
Fabulous. Will definitely come again .

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! Our server, Gabriel was very attentive, as was the management team. All in all it was a great evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely delicious food and great service. we will definitely be coming back

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vipYaniT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! Love the food

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vipaland
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second dinner at Public Square this week. The Filet Mignon Bites and Crabmeat Asparagus/Avocado salad were fabulous. My two companions had the salmon and said it was superb. Managers Piter (Peter?) and Kevin were helpful and friendly as usual. Server Hailey is a total gem. And the thursday evening live jazz trio were a joy to those of us who love top-quality progressive jazz.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time!

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DayanaT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy hour /early dinner with friends. Our server was Legend and he was fantastic.

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vipGreatoldsteakhouse
30 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, very noisy. Server Eric was very nice but seemingly overworked.

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vipfrancesca
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was good and service! But they were out of a lot of drinks which sucks.. overall it wasn’t bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been twice since reopened after pandemics and both experiences have been amazing. Food it’s one of the best In the area and the service is prime!

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vipaland
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak filet, after it was returned to kitchen and cooked medium rare the way I asked for it. Once they cooked it right it was great. You need more Tanqueray gin. My first cocktail finished your only bottle.
Positives: your two managers: Peter and Kevin are helpful and friendly, and intercede
where necessary. Servers Gabe, Hailey, and Helen are outstanding. And I noticed that
Francesca has returned to your staff. She's a delight.

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MargaritaM
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had gone for brunch which was wonderful. But dinner items were not fresh like the lobster tail. Also lobster bisque was not a bisque but more like a watery soup.

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vipaland
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop in town. Get it cooked medium. Outstanding salads and desserts.
Good drinks from the bar. Great live jazz on thursday night.
Manager Kevin and servers Haley, Helen, Gabe are all friendly and helpful.

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vipBethL
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

If I’m going to spend as much as I did on dinner I would prefer to go to a traditional steakhouse where the food and service are always consistent. The noise level to begin with was outrageous in the restaurant and it was only half filled. Our server was super sweet but there was some thing just missing with all the staff there. They seem to be trying their best but lacked that professionalism. The food took quite a while to come out and when it did the burger and steak we ordered was at best warm. The mashed potatoes lacked any taste as did the mac & cheese.
We decided to order the milk bread which they claim to be a house specialty. The bread came out extremely stale and almost hard to bite into at certain pieces. It was definitely not freshly baked and was not worth the six dollars.
Overall, the taste of the food was not awful but we would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legend the waiter offered quite possibly the best service I have ever had at restaurant. Do yourself a favor and only ask for him as your waiter.

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LBLB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant/bar. Servers are polite. Will be going back.

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Andres
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legend (our waiter) was a Legend. Poke Bowl w/ quinoa was a great recommendation.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was very disappointed with Public Square. We ordered sushi as an appetizer and we received our food first, which must have been sitting for a while because it was cold. The chicken and waffles was burnt and dry. The server asked if our app had come out and she mentioned the wrong one so we just decided to cancel. It was pretty slow for a Sunday brunch and I can see why. There were about 4 tables around us that were never bused the entire time we were there. Seems they may have been short staffed. At the end, the server gave us the check and automatically applied 22% tip, which was insulting considering the experience was terrible. I really wanted to like this restaurant but sadly will not be returning.

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rosa
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

food was very good but service was not the best waiter did not ask if we need more drink i ask for coffee took long time to bring the refills for the american coffee.did not ask if evrethings was good or make any suggestion very poor costumer service and not thanks very disappointing with the service all do food was good and restaurant very recommended food

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DJ03C
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends.

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KairaT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

PS ran out of 2 brunch menu items, out of only 10 main dishes. Did not have any spoons.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place service was great and the food as well

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vipTravelFoodie
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Don’t waste your time or money. This re-do of what used to be Shula’s 347 is a bust. The staff and management don’t really care... and it shows. From bad wine that was not properly stored and served at the wrong temperature to a bad attitude when we asked for a new glass, the service was as bad as we had ever received at any restaurant. The steak was served undercooked. When we asked them to please cook it more (because it was nearly raw inside), they grudgingly took it then returned it barely different. The waiter abandoned the table for 25 minutes at a time and then when the manager was finally brought to us he claimed to apologize and had a glass of wine replaced and said he would send over dessert. Not only was there never any dessert (or apology), but nothing was done or comped. When we had to flag down another waiter to get our check after 2 hours, nobody would take our credit card to pay. We had to take it to the hostess and ask her to get the manager. Which took another full 15 minutes of us standing at the hostess stand before he showed up. We just wanted our card back and wanted to leave. At this point we informed the manager we did not want anything from him other than to leave and not come back. As we were walking out he said he wanted to do something for us. We told him thanks but he just needs to know that there is a huge problem. We eat out all the time. For a better restaurant (entrees were $40-50 each, salad was $18) they need to at least apologize when one thing goes wrong. Everyone has a bad night but to have one thing after another and then treat a customer badly for bringing it to their attention is unforgivable. We will never eat here again even though it’s in our neighborhood and we were regulars at Shulas for years (same owners just new name).

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vipRosaD
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing. Food was quite mediocre. Two drinks, one appetizer and 1 shared dessert later, I'm down $75. Don't mind paying if its worthwhile. The noise level was deafening and made it hard to carry a simple conversation. I won't return.

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vipfrankf
13 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wanted to love the place. Decor is nice. Our waitress tried hard, however, they are short staffed on not the busiest if nights. Prices are way to high for quality.

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vipLKfoodies
18 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Liz was very attentive and gave amazing recommendations for daily specials . Dishes were culinary creations and not just the same ole dishes.
A Great find

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Date with my wife, good service,food was good not great, ambience was great.

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KaleyW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We requested a booth/table booth ahead of time and were not granted that. Along with this, while making the reservation I specified the occasion which was our anniversary. I do not expect anything done for us, but the least that could have been done was fulfilling our request for a booth.

FAQs

Public Square does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Public Square is rated 4.3 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.