A few weeks ago, I ate at Public Kitchen & Bar - arguably one of the best mid-priced restaurants in the Kitchener Waterloo Region. Located in an unassuming plaza in quiet neighbourhood, it's a tapas style restaurant with a homey feel.
There must be less than 30 seats in the restaurant, which makes for a very intimate setting (great for a date). Service was friendly and attentive. Music was chill. My only gripe was that there wasn't enough lighting for my photos.
Caramelized eggplant crostini with feta, crispy onions and tahini sauce ($6 for 2)
Freshly shucked oysters with mignonette and house hot sauce ($15 for 1/2 dozen)
Wild boar rillettes with housemade pickles, mustard and crostini ($12)
Potted foie gras and chicken liver pate with house cured pickles and sherry gastrique ($14)
My favourite dishes were definitely the eggplant crostini and the serano ham/blood sausage crostini. The crostini was quite crisp... so much so that it felt little sharp but the toppings had some great flavour combos. I also really enjoyed their housemade pickled beets, carrots, radish and asparagus (on the foie gras and Rillettes dishes).
Overall, one of my favourite dining experiences in Kitchener and I highly recommend it if you're in town.
FIND PUBLIC KITCHEN + BAR
295 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener
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