Upscale spot for Latin fare & drinks
South American · $$
Upscale Mexican and South American fare headline the menu at this University City cantina doling out wood-fired meats, vegetables and seafood alongside Spanish wines and craft beers. The modern dining room features an open kitchen, light wood accents and faux trees along the walls.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
location 6679 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63130, USA phone +1 314-833-5780 website www.publicostl.com directions Get Directions
Google Reviews
Went with my wife and few friends last week. The food is not bad but the portions are super tiny! We got 3 small oysters for $15 - that's $5 each. Few tiny appetizers and the steak entree for $25. The steak was cut into 5 tiny pieces - thats $5 each, when we asked for sides they said there are non. Conclusion: we spent over $100, left hungry and had to stop by another place for take away. Very disappointing. We like to dine at fancy restaurants and try new foods, no problem at spending, but never had to leave hungry. Be aware - eat before you go there!
Vitaly Neimer · March 19, 2018
This place has delicious food. I enjoyed everything that I ordered. This not your typical restaurant. They suggest that you don't order entrees but treat everything on the menus as tapas. They also don't have any gas in the kitchen. They only use an open fire so they bring each item out once it is ready. This makes for a great group experience. I would also highly recommend asking the waiter what each item on the menu is as it is pretty difficult to know what you are going to get based on the menu item names. All in all this place is amazing! A little expensive but definitely a place where you can treat yourself!
Blake Williams · January 7, 2018
My wife and I loved the intimate and yet high-energy atmosphere, friendly staff and counter seating with a clear view of the flaming oven in the kitchen. Nick the bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. The Nebla Verdejo paired perfectly with our dinner. The GM, Jack stopped by to chat, explain their food mission and suggest his favorite: the Arepas Higado. This a delicious discovery! The Octopus, Papas Fritas and Carnitas Tacos were all fantastic. Highly recommended for a romantic date night.
Don Weber · May 25, 2018