Republique

Republique

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.republiquela.com/
  • Phone: 310-362-6115x
  • 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 3103626115x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Republique reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (174)hot spot (130)special occasion (116)good for groups (94)vibrant bar scene (78)neighborhood gem (72)notable wine list (67)romantic (47)late-night find (26)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Food1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    really fun... feels like a New York restaurant.... energetic and a very fun nightout
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Can't Wait to Return
    Stevie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have always adored the elegant, historic space where Republique is housed and was a fan of its predecessor, Campanile. The service was fabulous -- an enthusiastic waitperson walked our table of four through the entire menu and her suggestions, all to be shared, were spot on. Plates were whisked away with efficiency (my latest peeve is when plates are removed while food is balanced on my fork) and new dishes emerged (some a tad slowly), each as perfect as the last. From appetizers through dessert, there was not a dish that wasn't perfection, and some, like the roast chicken (yes, chicken) were truly sublime. The only negative about the experience is the restaurant is noisy -- but who needs to talk when the food is so arresting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big ripoff!
    empressVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    noise was atrocious! Out of 6 dishes, only 2 were good. Escargot needed garlic; cauliflower/broccoli was tasteless and a waste of money. $16 for one mediocre shrimp was outrageous and beef hash had a weird taste. Beet salad and salted caramel chocolate cake were good, but not worth the risk of bad dishes among the good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fine time
    lipsmaxin
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I dined early so noise level was ok. Food and service was very good and each dish was satisfying. All employees we encountered were very friendly. We had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    SSSM
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Service and food are impeccable. I was absolutely delighted that the restaurant lives up to its reputation. It does get hard to hear across the table as soon as the restaurant fills up and it was jammed by the time we left, so it was indeed exceptionally noisy. Parking isn't as efficient as it might be but this is quite the hotspot and, i suppose, minor inconveniences are to be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining with a rustic charm
    REBB
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Pricey, sure. Noisy. Very. But the food and service more than make up the total experience. Ease up on the bread and save room for dessert. One of the definite highlights of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great ambiance full of energy and the food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visit to Republique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    THe food is absolutely tastey. However, the seating is not comfortable. The noise level is very high and you are not able to hear your company talking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, Great Food
    amp4279VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Republique is a must, both for the wonderful interior architecture and ambiance (fresh baked loaves stacked in the bakery area, an open kitchen, giant bread ovens next to the tables) as well as for the incredible food. You can't go wrong, especially if you order and share family-style!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Dining Experience
    kceats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took my husband for his birthday. Each course (oysters, Hamachi crudo, Brussels sprout salad, duck breast, dessert) and the wine was excellent. The flavors and textures danced well together, and the portions were satisfying without stuffing us to the point we couldn't enjoy the next course. When we first walked in and were seated at one of the long tables with place settings just inches apart, I was worried that it would be too noisy and impersonal to be able to enjoy dinner as a couple. As it turned out, no one was seated at the settings right next to us, and the noise level was surprisingly moderate given the high ceiling and crowd. Service was first rate; our waiter guided us in our selections to choices that matched our tastes to a tee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total lack of personnal attention
    Grumpy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The dishes never arrived so we could eat our diner at same time the owner proposed a cake so we could at least finish in synch and charged us for it . Our waiter was really sorry but the owner definitively did not care. So many other good places in L A thanks god!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    SassodoroVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A great historic space, ruined by greed (the need to pack together as many tables as possible), a lack of sensitivity to the architectural syntax (remuddling) and generally poor taste. And the food is completely average given the pricing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!
    kpfour
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very nice atmosphere and great food-french with a modern twist. Sharing dishes. We let the waiter order for us and it was delicious. Did not like the squash past athough--too sweet! Would go back in a second-great for oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not miss!
    Sharon08VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Republique is a wonderful Los Angeles restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by friendly hostesses. We were seated across from one of the three open kitchens. Our server, Adrienne, was knowledgable, professional and provided us with took notch service. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we ordered according to Adrienne's recommendations. All of the dishes were phenomenal! We plan to return to Republique soon. There is valet parking available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lovely and delicious and we will return often. Adam was a bright, friendly and knowledgable waiter. The chicken was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Republique
    jeffpalm29
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had tried the breakfast/lunch offerings when the restaurant first opened and were pleased. Decided that dinner was a must and we are very pleased to have this place in the neighborhood. Our main course was excellent and the portions allowed sharing of tastes. Every item ordered was a pleasant enhancement of what we had anticipated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Truly amazing. Can't wait for another special occasion to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very different kind of restaurant
    BandiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had been to Republique once for lunch and once for dinner. At lunch Walter's favorite (poached eggs) was super yummy,the burger is the best anywhere and the fries are the crispest imaginable. At dinner we had 6 small plates .Escargot, finest anywhere,soft shell crabs tempura fried,uni with scramble ,alsatian tart, cheese plate were all outstanding. We did not order any main courses ,small plates looked far more interesting. Prices are high for food and ridiculously high for wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but warm neighborhood find
    Nile
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I like everything about republique, and it's ambiance is flexible from romantic to group casual drink and dining. Food and service, the best around. Pricey? Yes, so it's hard to go there with great regularity, but also, don't need to wait for special occasion only! If you don't like noise, going early or late, late helps, but they can also try to tuck you away to one of the more quiet spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most amazing beef so far in LA
    lyndync
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have lived in LA for a year and have tried several different restaurants and this by far has the best rib eye steak I have tried all year. The food was absolutely amazing. We got a great wine pairing recommendation. The bread and butter were also out of this world. Lamb chops were amazing. The only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars was the service. Our server was very rude, she made expressions of being upset because we asked her to split the check differently than down the middle and because we asked for coffee and a to go box. She never got me the box. Also, the music was not pleasant at all. The place is a french old meet new style to it and they were playing hip hop, rock and rap from the 80s??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but great
    rmatVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Noisy and energetic so if you are looking for a romantic location this is no good. It's a fun atmosphere. Expensive - dinner for two was about $260. The spot prawns and soft shell crab were amazing. The portions for Appetizers are super small just enough for one. The main course portions are larger and meant to be shared. We had the oxtail pasta which was delicious and the rotisserie chicken which was delicious. We took most of the chicken to go. And we had the decadent chocolate cake to share - it was amazing but we were full and it was wasted. I had two glasses of white which was $22 per glass. This should give you a good idea of what the menu is like and pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Pkammie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The setting and wide options allows a guest to experience a wide range of tastes and textures. Beware of ordering too much. Dishes may be on the smaller dies but rich and filling. My only disappointment: a high $30 corkage fee and ridiculous health care fee. I reduced my tip by that amount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but overpriced
    searat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and the restaurant is really beautiful. We had a great table and the place was filled with energy. Service was very good. The real negative thing to me were the prices. Keep in mind we usually go to expensive places so this is not a "sticker shock" situation. Primarily, the wines are just so over priced it is annoying. A Sancerre by the glass was $24, a Gruner $18 ??? These are just the whites... And these are not generous pours. We drink enough wine ( the same wines often ) to feel the up charge to just be excessive. And the food was good, but not as good as at some of our favorites, so the enormous bill seems not quite worth it. Fun place to try for a special occasion, but we would not go back in hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good!
    MarkHVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a very nice dinner in the upstairs. Energetic but much less noisey than the main dining room. Looks like a complete re-model from the days of Mark Peel. Great food overall - skip the caviar. Really not that good at all - why serve it if it doesn't measure up to the rest of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could've been better
    DeMo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I really wanted to like this place, interesting mix of older foodies and hipsters. My main complaint: the service. When the bus boys are taking better care of the patrons than the waiters (ours was busy talking up a group of his friends behind us), there is a problem. The food was not good enough to save the experience or make me want to come back. They put parsley on EVERYTHING, except dessert and had to place bone marrow on top of a steak "for flavor." So many things in this place just don't make sense. I've seen, I've sampled, I would spend my money elsewhere; maybe someplace where my patronage is appreciated and my party is not treated as a nuisance..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diverse menu
    Lovnliv
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Every dish was delicious and true family sized portions. Service was attentive, timely and informative. The oysters were amazing, the pasta al dente, and the duck with blueberries was extraordinarily delicious. If you are a ginger fan and love ginger ales, their homemade ginger ale is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special evening
    food4sharing
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were two couples celebrating three birthdays and this restaurant is great for a special evening like that. The architecture is enhanced by the decor. The soaring ceiling, open food stations, energetic patrons - very exciting. The servers were personable and knowledgeable, especially the sommelier. The noise level was a little high. The starters and salad better than the main dishes. We had the hamachi, chips and dip and octopus salad. The beef mains we had, filet mignon and short ribs were good but not unique. The liquid chocolate cake with lime ice cream and hot chocolate desert and espresso were really really good. Our bill was $210 per couple, acceptable for a special occasion. We had a really nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    HotFudgeSundae
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good-Original-and the best bread pudding in the history of restaurants
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4 Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was very good but I had higher expectations based on all the buzz. I also think it is overpriced for what you get. Service was excellent although it did seem that the server was pushing all of the expensive items. Wine list was excellent with some good values and not so good values. I do not understand why people have a problem with the health insurance tax. Don't agree a tip should be given for that tax but everyone should understand the cost of all items rather than allowing our politicians to bury all of the taxes and fees and trying to deceive all of the voters that it is "free". There truly is no such thing as a "free lunch" and voters should be better informed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy
    DidoVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Too noisy, I was very embarrassed as we invited guests from out of town and the four of us could not hold any conversation because of the extremely loud noise from other tables and upstairs sitting. Although the food and service were adequate but the extremely loud noise dampened the ambiance
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok, actually.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The space is beautiful, and the staff was really friendly. However, the food was not what we had hoped. It was sadly predictable, and wasn't as creative or inspired as we had been hearing it to be. We loved the lamb, and the wine list was full of unexpected choices, but the overall the menu is pretty much a re-hash of every other farm-to-table-Mediterranean-meets-californian restaurant that is so trendy right now. And, the service was impossibly slow. Our waiter was really fun, but man, the food came at a snail's pace between courses. Not to mention the price-point....it is 20-30% higher than similar menus around town. Probably will not be back given how hard it is to get into when that was the result.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Expectations
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I made my reservation at Republique with a great deal of anticipation. Food was good, service was spotty, noise level was unaccceptable. Unable to have a conversation with the rest of my table without having to shout and repeat myself frequently. Not fun. We were seated upstairs, which seemed slightly less noisy than downstairs, but when the table of 12 sat down next to us, any hope of further conversation disappeared. Food came out in spurts, with a 35 minute wait between dishes at one point (we were told that the kitchen was experiencing high volume).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the money
    RaptordashVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a group of 6 and ordered every salad on the menu. Ordered the tomato tarte. Corn anglionotti. Oysters. Baguette with Normandy butter. Pig's head. Desserts:Stone fruit cobbler, salted caramel chocolate cake, bread pudding, and melting chocolate cake. Everything was excellent. The server was top notch. The only offputting thing was the 3% they add to the bill for employee healthcare. (They say they will take it off of you ask, but how about if the management just includes this in the price of the menu items as they do food cost, electricity, rent, etc.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French with a twist
    foodadventurer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was delicious and so many great flavor combinations. The french fries were crispy and flavorful. Would recommend for anyone looking for a food adventure. Service was attentive but not overbearing - perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was expecting a more upscale experience. Some of the food was really wonderful -- e.g., the brussel sprouts with pancetta were delicious and complex, as was the soft shell crab. The main courses were less interesting. The short-rib solid, but not earth-shattering and the sea bass downright disappointing, slightly overcooked and bland. The wine list was very limited and the wines by the glass few and far between and outrageously priced. The waitstaff had little knowledge of the food or the wine. The room was so loud it was difficult to hear one's dinner companion. Not at all what I expected.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food heaven
    Mike
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Well done. Great service with excellent food. Loved the family style wow
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could not love this restaurant more
    aquaeyes4VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    this is a neighborhood gem for me and my boyfriend. we live a block a way and come to republique as often as possible. each time we try something new. i have yet to have a bad meal (though the cauliflower side dish is kind of a throwaway) i love the chicken, cote de bouf, brussel sprouts and brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to try again
    camaro70
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go For the Truffle Pasta!
    LoriSVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't ignore the seating problems
    foodandwineguy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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?
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate