First Republic Lounge

4.2
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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First Republic Lounge & Restaurant is committed to an environment that provides the best customer service, quality food, art, culture and entertainment. The concept of First Republic Lounge & Restaurant is inspired by Haiti, the first nation to liberate itself of slavery on the Western Hemisphere. Representing over 200 years of independence, First Republic Lounge & Restaurant showcases the food, art, and culture of this iconic Caribbean Island and creates not only a great environment but also a great conversation piece and experience for all.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.1
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4.3
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Reviewed on June 28, 2018
Overall1foodserviceambience

My Fiancé and I decided to have our engagement party here and it was the worse experience ever. I called to schedule a party and left multiple messages for a manager to call me back and they never did. Once we told a friend about our experience (She is close with the owner) we received a call back from a manger to book the party. By this time I was so annoyed with the lack of professionalism that I was looking to have the party elsewhere. But because my fiancé is Haitian, I thought this would be the best way to represent his culture for our party. So we decided to have the party there. Once we met with the manager she was very rude and gave us short answers to the questions we had about our event.

Fast forward to our party... Our party started at 1:00pm and we agreed that my family can get there at 12:00pm to begin setting up. At 12:15pm I received a call that no one was at the restaurant and the doors were locked. When we called the manager she claimed that she was unaware that the restaurant was closed and she was on her way to open up. I was beyond upset! I would assume if a restaurant is having an event, there would be bartender/cooks there getting everything ready prior to the event. On the day of the party the temperature was 85 degrees. Once we got to the place the air was not fully circulated and was hot and uncomfortable inside the restaurant. When we expressed how upset we were about what was happening, we were told by management to relax and that everything is now fine.

And lastly, the service was terrible!! As we were blessing the food, the bartenders were talking so loud that we had to pause our prayer to tell them the shut up. I am beyond disappointed with the service that we received from this place. Even though the food was great, it is not enough for me to EVER support this establishment again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Haitian place I've ever been to, the food was to die for

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Father's Day

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. The service is friendly and prompt. Everything we've tried, both food and drinks were delicious. We arrived late for our reservation and we were still seated immediately. I guess that's because my husband and I eat dinner early that day (about 7ish). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Haitian, I love the authenticity of the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My daughter recommended the place . She is well versed in Haitian food having grown up eating mom great cooking so i took the recommendation .
i was not disappointed the food is out of this world. it was so good my friend and I ordered 3 take outs : the conch and 2 fishes(poisson gros sel ) with rice and fried plaintains.
I shall be back soon

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience2

First Republic is a bar that serves really good food that turns into a nightclub after 11 PM? The food was excellent but the service was terrible! Do not dwell on the service, because the food is definitely worth trip. My compliments to the chef.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time my husband and I walked in until the time we walked out, we enjoyed every second of being at First Republic. The Service is AMAZING! the food, OMG Outstanding! My Drinks were PERFECT! Our Dinner Date spent at First Republic is worth every penny! My husband and I will be enjoying dinner at FR this coming week as well.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They did not have record of our reservation - which I plan on contacting Open Table to find out what happened... luckily I called ahead and they were able to accomodate us. They did, however, put us near a very loud speaker which as the night grew later - was even worse due to the dj. The food was all ok, service was also ok - but the nightlife vibe was pretty good.

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