Public School 805 Restaurant and Bar to Open June 17 at The Promenade at Westlake



New Beer-Centric Restaurant featuring seasonally-inspired food by native Chef Phil Kastel

Whether you were the prom queen or the captain of the debate team in school—today everyone can agree nothing tops good food, beer and friends.  Public School 805, a new restaurant and bar will open on June 17 and features craft beer and a chef-driven menu by Thousand Oaks native, Executive Chef Phil Kastel. The 126-seat restaurant, located at The Promenade at Westlake, focuses on providing guests with “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.”

Kastel developed the seasonal lunch and dinner menus using fresh, local ingredients.  Featured menu items will include: Jidori Brick Chicken and White Bean Ragu, Irish Stout Short Rib, Colorado Lamb Burger and Tuscan Chop Salad. The menu will also include a selection of handcrafted flatbread pizzas cooked on the hearth of the restaurant’s wood-fired oven.

Shrimp and Red Quinoa Salad

The bar menu will feature over 40 craft beers -- 24 on tap and 16 bottles and cans. For guests who prefer something other than beer, artisanal cocktails and wines on–tap are also offered.  PS805 plans to offer ongoing “Night School” classes such as Beer 101 and seasonal cocktail tastings.   

“Recess,” aka happy hour, will be offered daily with special menu items priced at $4, $5 and $6; featuring dishes such as Speck & Eggs, Parmesan Truffle Fries and Tres Adobo Tacos.

Public School 805 was created by Los Angeles restaurateur Bob Spivak, co-founder and CEO of classic American mainstays The Grill on the Alley and Daily Grill.

Designed by Los Angeles-based Kelly Architects, the use of materials like tile, wood and steel along with refined polished chrome furniture and light fixtures is meant to trigger the nostalgic memory of a classroom.  Guest can enjoy dining at communal style tables in the bar and on the patio or take advantage of traditional seating in the dining room for a more intimate experience.

Located at The Promenade at Westlake on 120 East Promenade Way in Thousand Oaks, PS805 will be open for lunch and dinner serving till midnight, seven days a week. Visit for more information.

About Public School

The original Public School was launched in early 2011 in downtown Los Angeles at 6th and Flower. Due to the success of PS612, local restaurateur Bob Spivak and his team opened a full-service version of Public School in December 2012 in Culver City – PS310 – and will soon open in Thousand Oaks – PS805.  For more information, visit

Lemon Meringue (pecah graham cracker crust, lemon curd served in a mason jar)