The Library at The Public

Row 1

425 Lafayette St (at Astor Pl)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-8777
Cocktail, American
$ $
Mon–Sun: 5:30 PM–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Options include the pickle plate and marinated olives, as well as peekytoe crab rolls, which are more like sliders, and ruby red shrimp tacos.
  • Solid menu of American classics and excellent cocktails; a great bet for a pre- or post-show meal.
  • When you enter the lobby of The Public Theater, hang a left and go up the stairs. At the end of the staircase you'll find this hidden Andrew Carmellini restaurant.
  • Awesome new place in The Public Theater.
  • Awesome cocktails and French fries, plus it rarely gets crowded.
  • The ambiance is amazing. Get the burger! Steak menu on Mondays and live jazz music! Service was also incredible.
  • Hidden gem! Delicious burger. Great cocktails
  • Comfiest bar stools in the game!
  • Makes ya say yum
  • It is hidden away, upstairs + dimly lit!!! Sticking to the name, it's generally quiet and peaceful... food is spectacular and cocktails were amazing, bartender helped curate non-menu drinks!!
  • Nice vibe and excellent cocktails. The endless summer was delicious
  • Went here during Restaurant Week. Great food. Terrific wine list. Super friendly & knowledgeable staff. Definitely going back!
  • Fantastic place. Funny waitress Lethally nice drinks.
  • Go for the atmosphere and innovative cocktails only. Lobster rolls and hanger steak was overpriced for the mediocrity. I don't recommend food except for the french fries, which were worth every penny!
  • Awesome for pre-show.
  • Beautiful huge space on the second floor of the Public Theatre with well done cocktails.
  • Cocktails are worth the price
  • Restaurant week awesomeness.
  • Cozy speakeasy, good to chill with friend with a good cocktail. This drink is Dr. who, bourbon with egg white.
  • I only got drinks. Based on the reviews I was expecting tasty, multi dimensional cocktails but instead I found pretentious drinks with very few understandable ingredients.