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Republique Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.republiquela.com
  • Phone: (310) 362-6115
  • Hours of Operation: Republique offers coffee, pastries & Viennoiserie Monday- Saturday from 8am until closing.
    Dinner

    Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Walter Manzke
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant directly for any private dining inquires.
  • Private Party Contact: Christian Philippo (310) 362-6115

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is located on the south side of the restaurant.
    Metered street parking is available.
A word from Republique
Republique, located in mid-city, is owned by Chef Walter Manzke and Chef Margarita Manzke along with their partner, restaurateur Bill Chait. Centered in the heart of Los Angeles in an iconic building originally erected in 1929 as Charlie Chaplin’s offices, which was then transformed into La Brea Bakery and Campanile, the restaurant builds on its storied past with its latest incarnation, offering the public a gastronomic environment of history and grandeur. The space will feature a casual bar and bistro in the front with a more formal restaurant located in the rear, both of which are rooted in French cuisine. Republique will bring a vibrant new dining destination to one of the most architecturally unique and beautifully understated locations in Los Angeles.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I heard a lot about the great food and atmosphere...I must say 4 of 5 dishes we had were over seasoned unfortunately. Not horrible, but noticeable. The rest of the experience was very good though (service/ambience). Heading back in two weeks so hopefully this was a one time glitch."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The truffle pasta was FANTASTIC!! The Beet Salad was also very good. I do not recommend the peach dessert - it's listed first on the current menu. Bland and boring."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Warning to diners: It looks like about half of the seats for diners are wooden stools with no cushions or backs, which are terribly uncomfortable for a long dinner, especially for our elderly guests, one of whom had back problems. The restaurant made no effort to accomodate the situation, except to say that they warn people when they make and confirm the reservation, neither of which was true in our case. Many of the other seats are at long communal tables (which have hard wooden seats, but at least they have a full back). What were they thinking? Why make an otherwise wonderful dining experience, with terrific food, so uncomfortable?"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We adored our little celebration so greatly this past Monday evening. This was only my second time to the restaurant and my husband's first. The food was amazing (and consistently so)! But more importantly, Republique's atmosphere is so warm and charming, and the staff, from the first person you see when you walk in, to that last person on the way out, are absolutely so hospitable, knowledgable and more than accommodating. Our server was TOP NOTCH in every aspect of her job- knowledge, helpfulness and ease. While the cuisine is excellent, these are really the things that make a restaurant special and keep me wanting to come back and back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I really enjoyed dinning here. The place is beautiful and fun. The fact there's not as much noise as other trendy restaurants is a true blessing now a days. We were able to have a conversation and enjoy an exquisite meal. Love the place!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is very creative and delicious but too much going on with the sharing of dishes.……Very Very large restaurants, kind of like a very beautiful train station…….bus people need more training….put dirty forks on the table to reuse with new food items….messy and not very appetizing. Steak and duck confit outstanding. Beet and White salad not very flavorful or interesting. Would like to go with just my husband so a lot easier for the sharing aspect….Almost to ambitious….too many beautiful things happening….."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Vibrant bar scene and very hip for dinner. Great raw bar and oysters and all the starters are quite good. The dinner main courses are pricey and just ok. Love lunch/brunch here however, entire menu is excellent and good portions. A much more family oriented and neighborhood oriented vibe during the day."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great scene and tasty food = good night. Wait staff at our original table was great upstairs, but we decided to move downstairs near the energy/action. Wait staff at new table was mixed partly due to the crowd. Food and ambiance were solid. Wine list was surprisingly weaker than we had expected. Overall, good experience and I would revisit."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food is very good . I love what they've done with the former Campanile space. I don't mind a communal table, but the seating isn't comfortable because the table isn't designed got legroom."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "In my opinion Republique is one of the best restaurant in Los Angeles"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "excellent food and ambience only issue was the fact that I had to wait 30 min even though I had a reservation at 9:30, I had to wait until 10pm to get seated (and it was already a late reservation so that was annoying). only issue. waiter service was excellent food was amazing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Noise level was intolerable. The food was outstanding. Restaurant was too crowded..tables on top of each other. We could not wait to get out of there."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The restaurant lived up to the reviews I'd read. Good energy, great food,wonderful service."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food was well prepared, although the mussels were overly "fish" and could not finish them. Get the duck."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a fun time at Republique. Busy vibe, diverse and people friendly food selections, a wine list that will please the cost conscious or the wine aficionado."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • ""Republique" is highly rated, maybe over rated. Maybe because we had reservations, we were seated at an individual bar table; nice but the bar chair was uncomfortable after the first 5mins. Also I was surprised at the noise level - almost as loud as a night club, so it wasn't easy to have a conversation, there was alot of "what?", and "say again". The menu is very unique and even with 'family style' the portions were not large enough to share beyond two, so we should have been advised. You have to be a sommelier to understand their wine list - a good thing if you want to spend $250+ on wine."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant in town! I'm ever disappointed."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Not enough characters allowed to write my full review. Asked to wait to be seated for a 6:00P reservation when the restaurant was 85% empty. At least we were able to wait inside and not outside like at Bastide. Server did not answer a direct question about a wine similar to Syrah. He got someone else, who recommended another wine. Last course was a cheese plate and had to wait 25 minutes for it to come to the table. 3% gratuity arbitrarily added to the bill which we understood to be for the employees. The tip that we leave is 1% to 25% of the bill based on the level of service. We object to an arbitrary amount added to the bill. Raise your prices, but don't ask me to pay an arbitrary 3%."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Fabulous food, outrageously noisy, uncomfortable stools and chairs"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "For ambience rated Poor as it was BLOODY HOT. Towards end of dinner (food and service sensational) all three in my party were feeling physically ill due to the lack of air. Made note to manager who responded "no one has ever complained before". Me thinks not completely the case.....once air is "fixed" we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The Resturant was a great hit with me and my friends, the ambiance , food and service was great many thanks"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "When campaniles disappeared, I thought who could replace it...well Republique just did that. The modernization of the venue with its high glass facade and updated furniture make a great venue even better. The food was excellent and the freshness of the ingredients was evident. I liked the family style menu. My friend and I had the oysters, the pasta with crab, the duck confit and the pork belly. They were all delicious and I was pleasantly surprise by the portions. It got louder as the night went on but that's expected of this restaraunt. I wouldn't hesitate to go back and try the other items on the menu. The drinks here are pretty good, I had two of the libations here, forgot the name, but it had lemon with bourbon and bitters."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Besides having a bit of a snooty server, our experience was fantastic. All of our food was delicious, and the atmosphere is amazing. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had heard a lot of good things about Republique, always loved the building. The waiter was indifferent, with rather long nails. Ignored us several times when we were trying for eye contact. Portions are described as only for sharing, but they are quite small, so i don't know why this disclaimer came! I had heard there is a complimentary bread service as well as the $3/4 normandy butter offer- but no bread was ever offered…. and the chicken had a few areas of bright pink/red matter that was disconcerting. The wines by the glass offerings were paltry. The peach salad was good, not a lot of peach and the corn agnoletto was sweet/bland….not interesting…..we skipped dessert. Parking is reasonable at $6.50, considering the rest of the prices."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Manzke has hit a home run with this new restaurant. Great ambiance, fantastic service where the waiter is very knowledgeable about the menu and explains most dishes, and does not rush you through your meal plus delectable preparation of high end ingredients. Couldn't get enough of the Mushroom tarte and soft shell crab or the exceedingly fresh vegetable salad."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The noise is deafening. There is a constantly pounding level of background music on top of the crowd noise such that you need to yell to speak to your dinner partner. Main courses do not arrive at the same time, so one person is already done eating before the other person has yet to be served. Ordered the brussel sprouts salad and it chiefly had other items vs. the sprouts. There is a constant push to sell alcoholic drinks. Food beyond the flatbread is only mediocre. Expect to spend $100 per person. Seating are hard wooden types and uncomfortable. This is one very over-rated restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and service was beyond. I have no complaints and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience were wonderful. Limited wine list and very few bottles under $100. Such a great restaurant should look to improve wine list. Otherwise loved this place. Lots of great dishes to share."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We loved every mouthful! How can French Fries be that good? They are a must. We shared the escargots en croute, Alsacian bacon tart, the pork chop w roasted root veggies and black kale (outstanding). I joked that our mothers would be horrified that we paid $5 for pan drippings w the bread, but it was a decedant treat. We were gaga over the Normandy butter, then found out we just had normal butter (the placebo effect). The chop came with a tiny tureen of potato mousse that was divine. We didn't have any trouble scraping the skillet of stone fruit cobbler with buttermilk ice cream clean either. When we go back again we'll try all new dishes but the fries will be one for sure. And next time we'll go all the way w the Normandy butter."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very loud and noisy. Pretty much communal tables if you like that sort of thing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Republique does a nice job of reproducing a bistro that you might find in Le Mans or Lille or Clermont Ferrand -- classic dishes mixed with new-style cuisine. We enjoyed the house-made charcuterie (really nice duck rillettes and rabbit pate, though maybe not quite as good as Waterloo and City's) and a rich, unctuous short rib dish (an example of newer cuisine). I wish the wines weren't so expensive, although they are nicely chosen. Good job, whenever I really want some regular French cooking I'll go to Republique. The waitress seemed very unsure of herself and unfamiliar with the menu, which was too bad."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A couple of the dishes were fantastic, especially the brussel sprouts! I found the octopus salad bland and the salmon came to us overcooked. Loved the wine list, love the service - very knowledgeable and charming. Hated the noise level. The place was packed and it just isn't necessary to crank up the music and keep EVERY surface hard to make it feel extra lively. The life is there, now let us also talk to each other!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was wonderful! Family style and very generous portions....I recommend sharing! The four of us shared 3 salad/appetizers, one chicken and one steak-frites and it was PLENTY! Best French fries in the city!! My only complaint is that they charge $5.00 for butter...really? If you want to have a conversation, sit in the back room. It is still very loud but not as loud as the community tables in the front. We will definitely go back as the food was excellent....and we are tough critics!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What was done to the space is terrific...the fountain, instead of being a physical interruption, adds charm as one enters. We had something from each category: every course was original and delicious. The service is outstanding, from the hostess who met and seated me to our fantastic server, Mariesa, to the busboys. I'm thrilled to know the level of cuisine has not gone down!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a great time! Our server have such great recommendations and was very helpful the whole time. Service was top notch. I never saw the bottom of my water glass! :) and the good was amazing. We got the chicken, lamb, agnolotti, and burrata with speck. So good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a great experience. Exceptional service, good food, great drinks. I think the food is a bit over priced, but tastes great. The only con, we had a 9:15 reservation and by 11 ish the place was all empty."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Republique and we weren't disappointed. The service was outstanding, the architecture and ambiance is beautiful and the food was out of this world. Our waitress gave great recommendations on the wine list and menu. Stand out dishes were the burrata/prosciutto appetizer and the grilled brussels srpouts. Can't wait to take friends there for the same experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The mussels are to die for- perfectly cooked and flavored, I would slurp the broth from the bowl if I could. And the garlic aioli for the fries? HEAVEN. Great place to grab din with the girls or for a date. Not my first time here and certainly not the last :)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We waited for our first salad about 10 minutes then nothing for 20 minutes. Waitress came and asked to clarify order because there was confusion. After 20 minutes got second salad. Never got 3rd appetizer. Food was good but the service made the expensive meal a frustrating experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our second time was better than the first. In part because we knew what we wanted. Brussels sprouts on the initial visit had to be sent back, but everything else was great. This time we knew all we wanted was the bread and Normandy butter, beet crostini, burrata, and beef short rib. Completely satisfied and the service as usual was great."
    Dined on 7/7/2014