I met a friend for dinner. We both had excellent entrees with great presentation. I love the burger in the grass which helps me stay on my low carb diet. The menu has a little of everything. The banana bread pudding was 'melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us enjoyed our meals
Four of us enjoyed our meals enough to take away the leftovers. Onion Soup had a surprising & good texture. Mac n cheese &Lobster was a hit for 2 of our diners who finished off their bowls. Our fish n chips diner lives on the jersey shore and said it was right up there with her shoreline ' off the boat' offerings. In an otherwise delightful dining experience --we would only say that it is not a place for one with hearing aids--noise levels made us hunker down over the table to converse.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pub atmosphere with 5 star food and a great wine list. Will definitely go back!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Republic Great for Casual Dining
As always, excellent service, excellent food! Outdoor seating a plus! We highly recommend Republic for a casual, enjoyable evening!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
yet again a wonderful night
Three of us went and ordered from the menu staples and specials. As always it was outstanding. Waitress was fabulous-friendly and full of great recommendations. The baked alaska was wonderful and just right for the three of us to have a couple of bites to end a fabulous meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
All in all, this was a very good experience for lunch. I had the BLTA which was delicious but immense - enough for 3 meals! My friend ordered a Pinot Noir that was recommended by the waitress, only to find out when the bill came that it was $12.50 a glass! A bit of a shocker. My house Chardonnay was fine and a lot less expensive! But the food was really good and presented well. We will definitely be back, but be more careful of what we order!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Republic Does Not Disappoint
If you are looking for fun, casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere without sacrificing quality food, Republic is your place! We have dined here numerous times and have always had excellent meals with outstanding service. We highly recommend Republic.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and selection
We found the food to be very good, prepared exactly as we asked. Great service at reception we were seated in virtually no time. Menu had one item that was not available, minor pet peeve since it was an appetizer that we had specifically seen online.
Beer and wine selection was awesome.
Was very energetic in noise level, but still a fun place that we would go back to.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice night out!
We brought our son and had the best time ever!
The food was delicious my wife had the Bibb lettuce with salmon and she will have it again my son had the fish and chips and he liked it! Good place to come for a night out!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll be back
This was our second visit and we thoroughly enjoyed both experiences.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely go again!
We arrived early and grabbed a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. We weren't in a rush to eat; however we had a 7:30 reservation and we weren't seated until close to 8:00 p.m. Once we sat at our table it took the waitress another 7-10 mins until she came over and asked if we wanted drinks, etc. My only complaint re. the evening, was that it was overly warm in the room we sat in because the air conditioner wasn't working properly, and the condensation coming from the air ducts above us kept dripping onto the table and onto us (although after a glass or two of wine we hardly noticed that issue anymore). Overall, the food was delicious, the drinks were good, and the ambience was great. We plan on going back soon!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great menu options,
Great food, great menu options, overall fun place for dinner. Service is excellent!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love going out to the Republic. Husband had the lobster special and he is still raving about it.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had heard good things about
We had heard good things about Republic and we weren't disappointed. The Patty Melt was amazing as was the BLT. Great new twists on old favorites. I would highly recommend this place for a casual meal. Perfect place to get comfort food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
four olds friends getting together for a beautiful night of food, wine and catching up with each other. Our requests were perfectly accomodated, and in fact, most were anticipated. A wonderfully relaxed dining experience.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good selection of beers and
Good selection of beers and always a fun place to be. Absolute best BLT I've laid hands on.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great time!
Great attentive service! Delicious cheesesteak-best outside of Philly!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Outside Dining
We had a great time in gorgeous weather out on RePublic's patio, relaxing and eating great food
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall dining spot
Relaxed, casual, upscale atmosphere with good food wonderfully presented and friendly professional service. The noise level however, can be really annoying when the room gets full.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Republic
We love Republic - it is a great neighborhood bar with a unique menu, excellent service and consistently good food. 3 out of 4 of us had the hamburgers, which were cooked perfectly and looked delicious.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there on a first date. Mark the bartender was on point. He was very friendly, remembered our names was very knowledgeable about various drinks they had to offer and knew his whiskey.
When we were seated the service was great, although I don't remember our servers name but she was on top of things. We had a reasonably priced bottle of wine, the bacon wrapped figs and each had a burger. I'm a fussy burger eater, but I dare say it was one of the best I had. We will be back.
Overall from arrival to leaving, all of the staff was super friendly and helpful.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Comes to Bloomfield!
Republic is a gem in Bloomfield, CT. The staff is always knowledgeable and friendly, the beer is cold, the atmosphere is inviting and unique, and the food is truly amazing. Highly recommended - try the truffle macaroni and cheese with lobster...and the Baked Alaska for dessert. I recently suggested this to a couple at the bar and thought I might be fielding marriage proposals from both of them. The bartenders and waitstaff know their menu and are always more than happy to make suggestions. Jared and his crew do an outstanding job - if you're in the area, this is a worthwhile venture for lunch, dinner, or a place to meet up with friends for beverages.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Republic
There were four of us for dinner. Everyone thought the food was excellent. My scallops dish was one of the best I have ever had.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been to Republic many, many times and have never been disappointed. Their menu is different than most with a wide variety to suit everyone's taste.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its about time
Its about time that we got a great place in our neighborhood to dine at. Love Republic, they have never disappointed us. We have dined here many times with various sizes of groups and they have always left everyone leaving their place very happy.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come here as often as we can.
Come here as often as we can. Love it. Great place to eat at the bar, bar tables, regular tables and outside. Great place for lunch. Love the fish and chips.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My secret pleasure
The one thing I allow myself to spend more than I should on is amazing food, and this is the only restaurant I have yet been to where I can walk away from spending well over my budget and be exceptionally happy anyway. Everything on the menu so far is phenomenal and well worth the price.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night
My wife and I decided to try The Republic based on the recommendation of friends who have dined there. We were greated with big smiles at the door which set the tone for the evening. We immediately loved the style of the restaurant upon our arrival. The multi level aspect of the facility was incredibly fresh looking. Our server Maja was amazing. We informed her that this was our first visit to Republic and she practically rolled out the red carpet for us. She was incredibly informative about food and beverage choices. She was the perfect server for our visit. One of the mangers even stopped by our table to see how we were doing. Nice touch ! We will not hesitate to bring friends the next time out. We had a wonderful dining experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Bloomfield
Our party of four had appetizers, main courses and dessert. All were perfectly prepared. The sashimi flatbread is amazing.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, great ambience.
We've been there many times and always enjoy it. The only downside were the lobster sliders which we (wrongly) assumed were more like lobster rolls than lobster burgers from our waitress' description.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tables were too close; no privacy
Couldn't have private conversation since the tables were so close. Heard the couple 2 tables up order special dessert for his wife's bithday and he was trying to be quiet. We were by the window and the outside table was directly on the other side of the wkndow. Could have moved tables away from the building.
The food was very good but just not a good set-up.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in Bloomfield
Innovative menu with several beers and wines and specialty cocktails, mostly unusual and excellent. Food is attractively presented and service is attentive and pleasant.Give it a try; I think you'll be pleased. Pricing is typical for an upscale restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drink
Took my two bests friends here for dinner. We loved all the great beers and bourbons as well as the awesome food. Service was great even on a busy night. Will be returning for sure!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for casual dining.
This neighborhood type bistro is great for a casual meal and has a varied menu. I love the gazpacho salad and the buratta appetizer. The service is highly professional and the place is fun. The only negative is that sometimes it is a little too noisy and I think they could do a bit better with their desserts.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stil not sure!!
Well, first time at Republic and not sure if we will return. We have been at all the other restaurants in MRG and enjoyed them. Our food was very good, server was friendly, very well informed, atmosphere was good. But we didn't like our table on second level, way in the corner and not conducive to ease in conversation with our party of 5. Plus the noise level was a bit unexpected, since this was a Tuesday night. But we will try again and request a table downstairs and see if it's any quieter.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always yummy & creative!
Republic is one of the only restaurants around that offers high quality food which looks wonderful and tastes even better! The BLT is the best around!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
absolutely love it
The food is delicious, the setting is relaxing, and the staff are wonderful. You will not be disappointed.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have taken friends and colleagues Republic and received great service and great food. Menu standards are great and seasonal choices never disappoint. I like your one page menu with specials. Bar area can get very noisy so ask for a table away from the bar for easier conversation. My wife and I have had dinner here 6 times on different days of the week. Much busier at the end of the week so Open Table is the way to go.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had the ct restaurant week
we had the ct restaurant week menu. it was outstanding!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
while a bit noisy, the food was delicious and the service was attentive. Beer selections were wide and varied and enjoyed!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted immediately upon entrance and able to get seated even though we were a few minutes early, great service
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband wanted to go here for his birthday and have the Heart Attack Burger ($49!). Every single thing we ordered was awesome from the cocktail before dinner to the Baked Alaska for dessert. Just great. We'd been here for happy hour before (which is great - try the thai wings), but this was our first time sitting down to dinner. There were so many things on the menu that we wanted to try that we'll have to come more often!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Republic Excellent as Always
Excellent food and service with an energetic atmosphere and great staff. Baked Brie is not to be missed!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My go-to place for celebrations.
My go-to place for celebrations. The Republic never disappoints me. The service is excellent, the food amazing and the cocktails delicious!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun Find Fit for Foodies
This is a great spot. Try to get a reservation and be prepared to wait, but it is worth it. Although they ran out of the Coq au Vin I wanted during our visit, they made up for it by preparing a simple Foie Gras with a reduction sauce that hit all the right notes. That plus a charcuterie plate, a few oysters, and a Caesar salad was all I needed. Great drinks, friendly, hip server, and cool ambience. A great place to have fun and enjoy high quality, well prepared food.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner and super service!
Four of us dined here the other night and had a great time. We were seated a little late, but enjoyed a drink at the bar. Everyone enjoyed their meals and agreed we would be back before too long!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meal, cramped seating
1st time dining here, we went because you can order a gluten-free bun for your burger. Lots more interesting food. We tried grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, Atlantic salmon over lentils, and chicken parm. All delicious but a salad delivered to another table looked so good we wished we'd ordered it ourselves. Inconsiderate seating. When making reservations, we let them know someone in our party had a wheelchair. Instead of seating us at a table with a smidgeon of mobility, we were stuffed into a corner so tight the entire table next to us had to get up from their meals so we could squeeze in. Meanwhile, a same-sized table with clearance sat empty for 45 minutes after we arrived. So disappointing! But the food? Really, really good.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a business lunch
We went to Republic this week for a business lunch and the food was just delicious. We sat upstairs and it was private and suited our needs. We ordered a few appetizers and the food was all well prepared and looked amazing. I especially loved my main dish, Truffle Mac and Cheese with lobster. I highly recommend it!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and delicious food. So so loud though, we could almost not talk to each other.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Enjoy going to the Republic
The Food is always Great...The Service always outstanding...!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM