624 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $50 and over
- 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.
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
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 WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
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Republique reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelEnergetic
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
- Food1Dined on 9/27/2014really fun... feels like a New York restaurant.... energetic and a very fun nightoutSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We Can't Wait to ReturnStevieDined on 9/27/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- big ripoff!empressVIPDined on 9/26/2014noise 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.
- A fine timelipsmaxinDined on 9/25/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SuperbSSSMDined on 9/24/2014Service 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:
- Fine dining with a rustic charmREBBDined on 9/22/2014Pricey, 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/20/2014Great ambiance full of energy and the food was greatSpecial Features:
- Visit to RepubliqueOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/20/2014THe 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Place, Great Foodamp4279VIPDined on 9/20/2014Republique 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Memorable Dining ExperiencekceatsDined on 9/19/2014Took 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Total lack of personnal attentionGrumpyDined on 9/19/2014The 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:
- UnderwhelmedSassodoroVIPDined on 9/19/2014A 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.
- Great Place!kpfourDined on 9/19/2014Very 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:
- Do not miss!Sharon08VIPDined on 9/17/2014Republique 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/16/2014Lovely and delicious and we will return often. Adam was a bright, friendly and knowledgable waiter. The chicken was exceptional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Republiquejeffpalm29Dined on 9/16/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WOWOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/12/2014Truly amazing. Can't wait for another special occasion to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A very different kind of restaurantBandiVIPDined on 9/10/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pricey but warm neighborhood findNileDined on 9/8/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Most amazing beef so far in LAlyndyncDined on 9/6/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Noisy but greatrmatVIPDined on 9/5/2014Noisy 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experiencePkammieDined on 9/5/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice, but overpricedsearatDined on 9/5/2014We 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:
- Very good!MarkHVIPDined on 8/30/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- could've been betterDeMoDined on 8/30/2014I 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:
- Diverse menuLovnlivDined on 8/28/2014Every 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:
- Special eveningfood4sharingDined on 8/27/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WowHotFudgeSundaeDined on 8/27/2014Good-Original-and the best bread pudding in the history of restaurantsSpecial Features:
- 4 StarsOpenTable Diner Since 2000Dined on 8/27/2014Food 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:
- Too noisyDidoVIPDined on 8/26/2014Too 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 ambianceSpecial Features:
- Just ok, actually.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/23/2014The 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:
- Great ExpectationsSusanVIPDined on 8/23/2014I 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:
- Worth the moneyRaptordashVIPDined on 8/23/2014We 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:
- French with a twistfoodadventurerDined on 8/22/2014Food 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:
- DisappointingFrequentDinerVIPDined on 8/22/2014I 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:
- Food heavenMikeDined on 8/22/2014Well done. Great service with excellent food. Loved the family style wowSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- could not love this restaurant moreaquaeyes4VIPDined on 8/21/2014this 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Need to try againcamaro70Dined on 8/19/2014I 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.
- Go For the Truffle Pasta!LoriSVIPDined on 8/19/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Don't ignore the seating problemsfoodandwineguyDined on 8/18/2014Warning 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?Special Features: