Crown Republic - Gastropub

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Gastro Pub
Crown Republic Gastropub is the place where rustic New American fare meets made from scratch cooking with heart. Our team sources from global food and cultural inspirations, brings and approachable, eclectic culinary experience that guests can't wait to explore. At Crown Republic Gastropub, Chef Anthony Sitek takes pride in creating nearly all of the ingredients in house. Our chef-driven dishes are served with an expert eye so that our guests can concentrate on what matters most: the friends and family they are dining with. Family is exactly our specialty at Crown Republic; our goal is to make everyone who walks in the door, from our staff to our smiling guests, feel at home. Slightly off the beaten path where the business and arts districts of downtown Cincinnati collide, you'll find that you are able to relax and savor every moment, knowing you are in good hands.

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KaylinW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, the best food I have had in a very long time! And I’ve been to some pretty nice places, and this needs more recognition!!

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StewartT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently wonderful food. Great menu, service and value. We have never been disappointed and always go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
84 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. It’s family owned and everyone who works there is so pleasant. No one has better Eggplant parm than Crown Republic. Also love their mushroom capellini and the kale ceasar.
This is a wonderful place with great food, staff and owners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps were average but the burger and mushroom pasta dish were both amazing! The burger is in the running for the best burger in the city. Highly recommend.

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KathyC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamburgers were wonderful as well as the cucumber drink from the bar

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vipCoreyB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First eat in meal in three months, and enjoyed an amazing meal with great service! Felt very clean and safe, everything flowed thoughtfully. CRG is now on our top 3 list, we’ll be back soon!

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GeorgeV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal coupled with great service. My first restaurant experience since early March, I made a wise choice as to where to begin!

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vipMichaelC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice selection of food and wine! Our server was spot on!

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Miseddie
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as were the cocktails. Staff was very attentive and the owners even came over to chat with us. Wednesday night special is eggplant Parmesan - and it truly was special. Highly recommended.

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NancyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun restaurant. Eclectic menu with lots of healthy options. Been here 3 times and have loved everything I've eaten. Service is very good and meals arrive quickly.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious with a gorgeous presentation. The service was also attentive and friendly.

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vipCincydiner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. The decor is fun and imaginative and it’s in a great location. I would highly recommend crown republic.

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four decided to get a variety of items from the menu, including starters, entrees and desserts. We ended up with nine different items and every single one was amazing!! We are already planning on going back to try the menu items we missed!

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vipJimR
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Chairs at the hi tops were uncomfortable. I felt like I was eating at some factory lunch room. That had really good food.

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vipJoem
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, Megan is a wonderful waitress.

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vipGSFJRF
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve really tried to find a positive in the visit, but I honestly can’t come up with one. The restaurant looked busy, so we had high hopes when we arrived, but that’s as good as it got. We tried an appetizer: Everything Knots. They didn’t feel or taste fresh, and two of them were burnt. Think frozen rolls. Not a good start. I had the Half Amish Chicken and my wife tried the Pappardelle. This was one of those times when I wish there was a salt shaker on the table so that there would be some taste, but no such luck. I ate half of it because I was hungry, but not because it tasted good. My wife ate about four bites of hers, and pushed it aside. I tried her pasta, and I pushed it aside. And, to top it all off, the wine list was weak.

There are many really good restaurants in downtown Cincinnati. This is not one of them.

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ChadS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Crown Republic and we loved it!! The flavors of all the foods were outstanding! And the craft cocktails made the meals even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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AaronM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The host filled our glasses with water. We waited over 10 minutes before a waiter asked if we had been helped, which we said we had not. He gratefully took our order for a bottle of wine and we tried to start off with the Onion Soup Dumplings, but he said they were out. We ordered the Everything Knots instead. They were good. For being a scratch kitchen we expected more from this place. The food was just ok, nothing special. We both had house salads. The dressing on them was very good, but was strong and too over powering. For entree I had the Pork Milanese and it had no seasonings or spice at all, very bland. The blanched cabbage that came with it was delicious though. The spaetzel mac n cheese was just ok. My partner got the New York strip and also said it was just ok. It came with potatoes that just tasted like grease, no other flavor to them. It was a Saturday night and we know they were busy, but the service was poor. No checking to see if we wanted more wine or if we wanted dessert at all. Over all for the price point we were not impressed and expected more.

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meganm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crown Republic never disappoints and it has bottomless mimosas until 3 on Saturdays!

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cincyguy25
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was awesome, but the seats at a high-top were uncomfortable for the amount of time we had to spend in them.

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vipJCCity
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere! Great customer service & even offered a cocktail on the house as we waited! Hannah was a great server, giving recommendations and knew the menu well! Will be back!

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vipMAriann
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crown Republic’s food does not disappoint! You can tell you have a real chef running the kitchen. Just delightful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will be back.

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Medcare86
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific. Food amazing. Noise...higher than average. I requested a booth with a view, there was just 1 bank of windows, and was not disappointed. Menu was not extensive, but had ample offerings for wide range of palates. Will be returning during next trip to Cinciy.

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DRKANK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is tasty. However, the menu nor the server fails to mention how big the portion sizes are. Plan on plenty of leftovers for one or possibly two more meals.

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TomT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Little more descriptive menu would help. Olives Al Forni - warm olives. They were ok but I’ve have roasted olives that brings out other flavors. But just a bowl of olives that are served hot are just not my thing. The Frutti Di Mare was really good just nothing in the description lets you know that there are very spicy peppers in the sauce. I’ll try again because the food was good and the service was awesome.

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JacquelynM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point! The onion soup dumplings are to die for!!

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edepillo
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food and drinks were good. The crispy parmesan potatoes were delicious. Our service wasn't the greatest though. Took about 15 minutes for the waitress to come back after bringing our water to take out drink order so we ended up ordering food at the same time. Then our food ended up coming out before our drinks.... Kinda ruined the anniversary dinner vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing. Great flavors and it's worth the time it takes to make. Friendly service but, drinks took a bit to get.

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vipDanM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection at all times!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service! Since we had a large group, we tried so many different appetizers and every dish exceeded my expectations. You can’t go wrong with any order here- everything is fantastic!

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vipmymoonherocean
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave a glowing review after our first visit and this will be the same for our second visit. Food and service are excellent! Can’t say enough about the efficiency of the kitchen and table/bar service. Food came out steaming hot, just like last time. That may sound so simple, but most restaurants don’t get this right. CRG has their timing and priorities right.

Aside from being served fresh and hot, the food is fantastic. This time we had the Amish Chicken and the sirloin steak. Both were perfectly prepared and amazing. The sides were equal to the main - especially the root vegetable hash with the chicken. Outstanding.

CRG is definitely our new favorite restaurant.

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KirkK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. A little loud. We were a party of 9 with the table closest to the bar, but there is not much to soften the noise. I had the 1 lb Meatball and definitely recommend that. Would be great to split as a group. The appetizer with the burrata was delicious as well.

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DennisP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are very accommodating. We use them for dinner before shows. The food is good and interesting, the service quick and easy walking distance to the Aronoff.

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SymphonicDiner
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dropped in before a hockey game with my friend. We split the Smokey wings (excellent and different ) a wedge salad (very refreshing) and each enjoyed a pasta dish (tasty.) Service was welcoming, friendly and efficient.

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vipTrishaB
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a touch too loud this visit. Everything else marvelous.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
337 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They continue to do a nice job but might consider adding dinner specials to broaden the offerings. If you go often the menu can be limiting.

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Crown Republic - Gastropub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 246-4272.

Crown Republic - Gastropub is rated 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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