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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "service was non-existent. busboys were much more attentive than the actual waitress. seating arrangement is horrible and felt more like a sardine can than a restaurant by cramming as many people in a single room as possible. how do you seat a person facing the sun JUST as the sun is in the position where it nearly blinds them and THEN have the customer go up to a host/hostess to have the blinds lower down when the waitress said she was going to. food wasn't half bad. mussels were delicious, the starters were good, the entree/big plate was a decent size. lots of noise and barely enough room to move around. oh and not to mention the 3% healthy la surcharge. REALLY? what i thought was a decent place was ruined by JUST that."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been dying to try Republique and was not disappointed. The egg and uni on toast was very good. The bread with the special butter from Normandy was good but not worth the extra $5 for the butter. The English pea angnolotti was exceptional. The peas were really fresh and the sauce not at all greasy. The little gems salad with the apricots and almonds was very tasty. The dressing had a very interesting flavor. The hearts of palm salad with the yellowfin tuna was disappointing, and I sent it back. It was mostly sticks of Hawaiian hearts of palm which I found very bland compared to the canned ones, surprisingly. The blackberry and stone fruit cobbler was also disappointing as I didn't care for the dough. Mine is better. LOL."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was my 4th time at Republique and I loved my previous meals there and I was very excited to finally bring my foodie boyfriend there for a special dinner. In the past it has been great but this time not so much. We had a very early reservation at 6PM and it was fairly busy when we arrived but by no means full. They seated us in the far back in a very dark table which was very disappointing. The front room is really where you want to be. The back room is dark and depressing and since it was so early the entire wait staff was hanging out chatting waiting for that part of the restaurant to fill up. The menu is great but the experience is made better by being it in the front part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "5 bucks for butter sounds nuts but its worth it completely! From the charcuterie to the pasta to the steak frites it was all sublime."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "best restaurant in Los Angeles right now. Food was amazing, cocktails were great and great ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "When I made my reservation, the restaurant called to confirm and to advise that they could end up sitting me at the communal table or at high tables (so not guaranteeing I would get an actual table). I had a pretty early reservation so I knew I could not go that wrong. They seated us at the "dungeon", this dark area in the back where we were the only ones. So we asked if they would be kind enough to find us another table up front where we could "participate" and enjoy the crowd. They were very accommodating and seated us by the window. Anthony was our server and he had the best suggestions!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very noisy place. The food was only okay. The service was terrible. There were three of us dining, and somehow the waitperson was unable to deliver the appetizers or the entrées together. In fact, an entree was delivered along with one of the appetizers. The other two entrees also came at different times. If I wanted to eat by myself I could have done it at home in front of the TV. The desert was an even bigger fiasco. First, the waitperson disappeared in the middle of the dessert ordering process. Then, the two deserts we eventually were able to order came at different times. The coffees we ordered never came. Right after we cancelled the coffees, lo and behold the coffees appeared. We were charged for the coffees anyway."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "we were seated in a secluded but cozy two top in the back corner of the restaurant. it was a perfect spot for an intimate date vibe but also really great for people watching since I had a great view of the whole restaurant. Our server was very sweet, unpretentious and ready with a wine recommendation or a little extra tidbit on the dishes we ordered - she checked on us regularly but gave us time to enjoy our experience. the food was fantastic and well timed. I had originally planned on starting with a cocktail and them moving to a glass of wine during dinner but the Manhattans were so delicious we opted to stick with those, they even gave us a free round when our server accidentally spilled the tiniest bit of our drinks on her way over!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Republique has finally given the Los Angeles public noteworthy French fare!! Old school French cuisine is given a fresh twist. French favorites such as steak tartare and escargot that have all but disappeared are given new possibilities and taste even better now!! The scene is vibrant and works for a large party to a single seat at the bar.... Our special occasion table of four foodies had no complaints other than the difficulty with the noise level. Maybe a quieter music vibe earlier in the evening building to INXS and Led Zepplin as the later hours approach would help this.....All in all it was a noteworthy meal with no disappointments....and we all look forward to a swift return!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Focus on high quality of food and service, but during evening dinner time noise level was extreme (more than energetic) making conversation for a table of four very difficult."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I went to Republique with a girlfriend at 6 pm on a Tuesday. I loved the remodel of Campanile space. The servers were fabulous. We did find lipstick on one of our napkins, yuck. The menu looked great and we had fun making our choices. We had the best meal, we shared the moule-frites, Normandy butter with baguette, a little gems salad with sundried apricots, and english pea angnolotti. Our meal was spectacular. I am most often disappointed by restaurant desserts. Not this time!!! We had the cherry tart with truffle ice cream, HOME RUN. At 6pm, we were some of the first guests to arrive and at 8:30 Republique was filled. The noise level was vibrant and we could still have a nice conversation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I asked for the back room for relative quiet and was assured that at 6PM all would be quiet anyway. HA! We were ignored for the first few minutes; our waiter finally appeared and took our cocktail order...our first major disappointment since the bar offerings are what management wants you to have, not whatever tacky 'commercial' brand you might prefer. We selected many small plates and one entree, including the highly-touted french fries. Out of the numerous offerings, the grilled octopus salad was startling: wonderful flavors and mouth-feel. The live SB prawn, the steak, the fries, the Normany butter and delicious bread (and breadstix) were fine but not enough to go back. We tipped the busboy, the only help with a good attitude."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "You cant go wrong with the old Campanile space, one of the most beautiful in the city and the changes made for the new place create a great bar scene and nice communal tables. They also added a good cocktail program and raw bar. Overall, the scene and the ambiance are great, the food is not what it should be to match the space. The standout of the night beleive it or not are the french fries which were better than the $35.00 fliet they were served with. The other dish we liked was the polenta. Others such as the mushroom tart and hamachi were just ok. There was something missing; creativity, flavor, flair, not sure. I would come back for a drink, oysters at the bar and some fries."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I expected that this hot restaurant would come with a lot of attitude. Instead the service was attentive, gracious and very professional. The food was excellent throughout. Spare ribs were great but serving size was smaller than I expected and the bread pudding desert was spectacular. Unfortunately, the noise level was deafening. There were four of us at a small table and we could not hear even the person sitting next to us. Totally ruined what would have been a perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "4 of us shared crab tempura, gem salad, bread and Normandy butter, mushroom quiche and the big steak. We were delighted with every bite."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our first visit to Republique was great, it lived up to the hype. We had a wonderful Charcuterie plate, which was huge, and a nice salad. We really enjoyed sharing the mussels, pasta carbonara, french fries, short ribs, and the Mary's Chicken (excellent). There were four of us; we had plenty of food, and no room for dessert. At about $60 per person (including wine and tip), for this quality of food, it was a bargain (we've spent a lot more for a lot less). Attentive and helpful service. Warning - this place is loud, ask for a table in the back room if you are over 30."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Yet again the food here was amazing. I want to go back soon, for the best fries in Los Angeles, the perfect roast chicken, the Normandy butter, the rabbit pate, the uni on toast, the stone fruit en croute and well, honestly, just about everything...."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Loved the food--everything was delicious and some very interesting preparations. Only the abalone was sub-par--too many additions so that the abalone disappeared in taste. The Dover sole was sublime. But the noise level, even in the supposedly quieter back room, was deafening. Could not hold a reasonable conversation. Miss the much quieter back room ambiance of Campanile. Here there is no escaping the cacophony."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Friday night two weeks in advance. At that time I was NOT told that the only available seating was a bench/table/barstools next to the bar. Had I known that, I would not have come. The noise level was excessive and made it impossible to talk. Food was good but service was poor. And the interior redesign has ruined lovely old Campanile. All in all, a traumatic experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The most painful dining experience ever. Family-style seating (zero privacy) on hard stools or unyielding chairs. Reminiscent of prison dining halls. Food is excellent, but wasted on the most uncomfortable surroundings imaginable. Service slow and casual. Perhaps suitable for take-out, but never will eat there again. All six in our party agree."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I'm sure much has been written about the 3% health care charge. It is clear that the restaurant is making a political statement. While we support restaurant employees right to health care, it is somehow offensive to put it on the dining bill. Adding a dollar to the cost of each dish would adequately over health care costs. And the suggestion to take 3% off your tip? Ridiculous! I might agree to take 3% off the food total, but why stiff the staff? Our waitress was very attentive, exclaiming over every dish as she brought it, but after awhile it got really annoying. No sense of respecting our conversation, which, by the way, we had to conduct at scream level. What's the point of dining with friends if you have to yell to be heard?"
    Dined on 6/10/2014