How to get place description from Google Places API

I am trying to use the Google places API to get information on certain places. I have an

example from Google search:

example from Google search

here of what I am trying to find. I thought that the "types" field of the Places API text search would contain it, but this text appears to be different and not within the provided list of options. If anyone can provide some info on where this comes from and how to obtain it, it would be much appreciated. Thanks


  • Currently you cannot obtain this data via Places API. There is a feature request in Google issue tracker to make the detailed business type available in Places API, however Google doesn't expose any ETA:

    Feel free to star this feature request to express your interest and subscribe to notification from Google.