Republic

Republic

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://republicct.com/
  • Phone: 8602165852
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday –Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm Sunday: 4 – 9:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sreven Wolf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties of up to 40 people with limited dining menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Jared Cohen 8602165852

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Republic
Come visit us and enjoy our brand new Gastro Pub concept where we have incorporated handcrafted beers, boutique wines, small batch bourbons and artistic culinary creations into a high end pub atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGastro Pub
Republic reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (59)vibrant bar scene (50)good for groups (45)hot spot (38)great for outdoor dining (32)great for lunch (30)special occasion (22)late-night find (21)notable wine list (13)romantic (7)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Awesome as always
    CTgirl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a dozen times and always experience great service and very tasty meal. This occasion was a "Taste of the Suburbs" menu for $20.14, which gets you and appetizer, entree and dessert. I am obsessed with pumpkin and chai, so when we saw the pumpkin chai creme brûlée on the special menu we booked right away and were not disappointed! We highly recommend this location, and the other Mill restaurant Group restaurants, because we have never had a bad meal at any of them! The one pointer I have is that the bar scene is very active on a Friday Happy. Hour, so it is loud in the place, so if you are looking for a low-key dinner go later in the night on Friday or another night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sandy33
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Reservations took care of special requests and were seated right on time. Excellent food & service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had reservations for 7:30, got right in when we arrived. We were a party of four, who eat out regularly. We thought the food was good, we had burgers which were very tasty. Service was horrible, the server had no personality. It took her forever to come over and greet us. It took her over 10 minutes before she came to the table after we sat down. She wasn't attentive at all. Again we eat out regularly, we are professionals in our early 50's who enjoy going out for dinner and cocktails. Overall we would go back as we did enjoy the food, but if the service is as bad next time we will not go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Total treat!
    GoodFoodLover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After traveling and touring a local college, we were tired by the day's end but wanted to enjoy a nice meal before returning to our hotel. Republic treated us in several ways--it was casual yet stylish, offered food that was accessible for any palate yet 'fit for foodies', and provided service that was all-around great. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doug B
    DB19
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Republic is consistently excellent. Great staff and great food. Very cool place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Rosie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Steak and cheese is better then Philadelphia Rolls fresh out of the oven. Mac and cheese is the best!! Love this restaurant for good comfort food !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disspaointed with food
    Monik
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to the Republic a number of times. Usually, things are rather good. This time food was the catastrophe.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weak Kitchen
    RoyM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ordered a Steak au Poivre and they failed to provide the cognac cream sauce or properly crust the steak with peppercorns. The peach cobbler desert was not cooked and the not yet ripe peaches were hard and not sweet. This was a Saturday night so the A team in the Kitchen is an F team at paying attention to the preparation or taste of their offerings.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bar, unique menu, fair food
    BillMac
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The bar was jamming, the menu is very cool and unique. The noise level was high because the bar was busy. Then menu has some great items , perpetration was not as good as it sounded. Great for a causal stop for cocktails and a little something to eat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid lunch get together
    USDickinsonVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sat near the bar -- food was excellent, burgers/sandwiches all around, although the tables are a challenge for four with the size of the planks the food comes on! Service/Bar staff working very hard to keep everyone served!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't measure up to previous times
    CtDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    While we have enjoyed visiting Republic in the past, our last visit has us wondering if we will return. Before I start, I will point out that our server was great! Our issues were beyond what she could have any control over.... The ambience was ....deafening. Our party of two was seated in a room with two parties of eight, both of which were having energetic conversations. It was almost impossible to hear each other, and the acoustics of the room were terrible. The food runner appeared with dinner before appetizer plates were cleared, and didn't know what to do. A salmon burger ordered without a bun appeared twice before being correct, at which point it was dried out. By then, we had had enough and were done....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nanc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was all right, nothing special; service was the same. Server never brought the second beer that was ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu variety
    FridayDateNight
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The menu choices are different....excellent variety. We had a great time with the mole nachos, better than expected....service excellent and attentive, food hot and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great promise....so so execution
    paulb443
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great and exciting menu.....excellent drinks. However the food execution was so so. The flavors did not always blend well ...some of the dishes need fine tuning of the amount of spices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back soon!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First visit and definitely not the last! Attentive waitress provided excellent service. Menu varied and food was tasty and well presented. Excellent place for foodies. Wine and beer list notable. Atmosphere perfect for our group of 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    mila
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food and service. I was impressed with the taste, quality and presentation of my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    danl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our second time here. Solid beer selections, delicious cocktails. My cuban sandwich was a real cuban, and the fiery slaw was great. Some of the best calamari ever. My wife's salmon also was ranked highly. My only change would be to select a quieter seating area....the loft directly over the bar was noisy, but there are other seating options to solve that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite burger bar
    kjrmtb
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I came here with my family over the weekend, and we will be back very soon. We usually go to Max Burger, but the Republic is the new favorite. The menu is well thought out, interesting, and has something for everyone. I had the salmon burger and it was better than any I've had at a restaurant previously. Not fishy at all, perfectly cooked and very tasty. It came with a simple, but delicious side salad. I also highly recommend the curry leak and potato soup. Everyone else loved their meals as much as I did.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tripped over it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We wouldn't have found this place if it wasn't right next to a Wells Fargo bank. We love gastro-pubs, and this is heavy on the gastro. The food was inventive and tasted great. Loved the tuna tartare--tuna sashimi on a tortilla with jalepenos--sounds weird, but really great. Everything we ordered was exceptional. The baked Alaska was insane--you need to try it if they have it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time, Can't wait to go back!
    khullerton
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When my favorite burger place closed down, I went to Yelp to help me find a new place. With all the positive reviews I chose Republic for my 30th Birthday celebration. They were able to accommodate our group of 9 easily and even put us in a quieter section per my request for my Dad's hearing problems. We shared around the table so I can tell you: their burgers, excellent; their truffle parmesan popcorn, the best; their BLTA, wonderful; their mac'n'cheese with pulled pork, very good and I'd get again but I've had better; their gnocchi, amazing. I would highly recommend giving them a try. So far, I haven't had anything on the menu that I wouldn't get again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good beer list and food menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    you will like their beer selection and the menu is super
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Republic Delivers Again!
    Steve
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Consistently good food and great service! This is a great place to go. The only drawback can be the noise level near the bar or upstairs, so if this is a concern, ask for the front porch or side room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very pleasant late Sunday meal. Very nice waitress who provided excellent service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Republic is consistently excellent
    eosccVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The onion soup special (without truffle oil) was among the best I have ever had. The sandwiches and Peruvian chicken were done to perfection. Our server, Rachel was very helpful (we needed to alter some of our meals due to certain ingredients we do not or cannot eat, i.e. hot peppers, etc.) Not much else to say. Republic always delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Republic
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Republic for both the food and service. We had been out of town for a while and hadn't visited Republic for a while. It was my husband's birthday and we decided to celebrate here with a group of 7 of us. The service was outstanding from ordering drinks throughout the entire meal. Every single person enjoyed their meal. The food is prepared in a creative way and the presentation is outstanding...from the deviled eggs served in a nest-like basket to the hamburgers served on a wooden board with your own individual ketchup bottle. Love the time and effort the management and kitchen take with each dish. Most importantly, the quality of the ingredients shine through. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit as good as the first!
    FirsttimerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Fantastic second visit. Our waitress Maya was fabulous. Ask for her table when you go... we will! Food was fantastic again! Love the Peruvian chicken. Best unique think on their menu is the Desserts Under Glass... Plenty to share! Lots of small delicious treats. Please never take this off the menu! We brought another couple with us, and everyone had a fabulous time! Can't wait for visit #3!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • eatpraylove
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The chicken salad is outstanding as is the salmon sandwich with kimchee. Burgers and buns are way above average. Crab cakes are a reliable choice. Love that you have deviled eggs on the starters menu for sharing. Very noisy so if that's a bother to diners, be advised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NancyG
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we had a great table outside and friendly waitress. Caesar salad and buffalo chicken pizza were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Menu with a lot of great options. The food is always excellent at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Walter was a great waiter-food was very good esp. Small plates. AC was too cold and noise level upstairs was way to loud- need some noise absorption.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food and beer list
    Cayman408
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Third visit, continues to be great, will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good draft beer list
    JudyBlue76
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My only gripe would be the prices (a little high and higher than the figures listed on the menu on their website). Can't beat happy hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took my wife to Republic for her birthday after a high recommendation from a good friend. The building and layout are fantastic. It has the feel of a Boston-style tavern. The menu and alcohol lists are very impressive for a hidden CT restaurant. We had a calamari appetizer that was presented beautifully in a Chinese takeout container. Very creative and tasty. Our entrees were less impressive. My wife's Fish and Chips was too salty to be completed- the need for water was extreme. My Steak Au Poivre, requested medium rare, was a piece of dried shoe leather. The flavor had potential, but the cut of meat and overcooking was unfortunate. Our server was far below average. She was rarely seen and missed drink opportunities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Juliedible
    JuliEdible
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Decided to try Republic again. Had been after its opening & wasn't impressed, but read review in Htfd mag & decided to give it another try. Service was mediocre. Our waitress was scarcely seen & didn't know if there were specials when asked. Food & atmosphere was good. I had pear & gorgonzola flatbread & butter lettuce salad. Pizza was delicious - very flavorful. Took half home. Salad was large & very fresh. Husband had cuban sandwich w/side of spicy coleslaw. He said sandwich was good. Coleslaw nothing special. We went for 6 & bar was packed - maybe it has good happy hour? Prices are a little high for what it is & what we ordered. Part of Mill Rest Group, but not a "special occasion" restaurant like others in that chain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Little Place
    FoodDog
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everything was excellent from the attentive and friendly service to the food, which we knew would be very good since it's part of the Mill Group. They made a superior martini, too, which not all places do.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was really great
    Manoj
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was really great. Servers were warm, understood our needs and made us feel comfortable. Other than the Hummus we ordered, food was fantastic. Always love the place !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very poor acoustics
    Bernard
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was happy with the food and service, but the room where we were seated was very loud. The acoustics were not great and we had to shout to carry on a conversation. Maybe a few acoustics tiles on the ceiling and some artwork on the walls would help dampen the noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Find
    Mundo1957
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was wife's and 1st visit to Republic. We were both very impressed. Outside dining is a great spot and has evening shade. Inside is upscale rustic. Nice vibrant crowd in the bar and restaurant area. We had great meals as well a nice selection of unique beers. Of the Mill Group restaurants that I have been to I enjoyed this the most. I felt very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!!
    RepeatVisitor
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by the overall look and feel of the restaurant and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great experience
    Arrow73
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend for a birthday dinner and we had a great time. The food was marvelous and the restaurant itself was very cool looking..especially in the bar area with the "industrial" look. I am very impressed with the whiskey list....I enjoy a good whiskey and trying new ones, they have a good variety. My only complaint was the waitress was not very attentive, was friendly, but we waited way to long in between our drink order and dinner order. I still intend to come back and recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate