Re:public

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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
This restaurant is for diners 21 years and older.

re:public(regarding the public) lets its food take center stage. Simple, rustic decor - brick walls and dark woods - paves the way for creative lunch, dinner and happy hour dishes. Located in Seattle's vibrant South Lake Union community, re:public features French and Italian infused cuisine. Our exceptional chefs put extensive thought and care into each menu item including our house made pastas. We are happy to navigate the shortest distance between the farm and your table. The winner of Evening Magazine's best new restaurant in Western Washington for 2010,The Seattle Times gave re:public 3 stars out of 4, and great reviews keep coming in. Please come by and let us show you why!
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Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can I give more than 5-stars?! That's just how amazing the staff, food, drinks and overall experience is at Re:public. This was our second time. The first time my boyfriend and I were wandering around and happened upon this place and decided to pop in for dinner. It was a magical experience (please bring back those mussels with the spicy peppers and corn broth! Omg, I still dream about it!) The bar staff was jovial and entertaining, perfectly interactive while we dined, and service, impeccable. Courteous, prompt, thoughtful...well, to have a night like that repeated you would think near impossible! Well guess again!! Last night was a celebration of my brother's birthday. I had requested, if possible, on OpenTable if we could possibly sit at the bar because of our awesome experience last time. I figured 1) people rarely read notes and 2) it's a hassle so why would anyone bother. Well, we came in for our 7:30 reservation and there at the bar was a chalkboard sign with our reservation name and three spaces saved at the bar. (Mind you, it's busy and they still held 3 spot!) Tyler behind the bar and the rest of the staff were awesome! Meals were perfectly coursed, wine and waters never empty, and to even bring us extra broth for our mussels! (I'm tellin' ya'll--get the mussels!) We dined on the wild boar bolognese again (phenomenal) and the pheasant (bomb! Crispy and juicy). They not only met the mark from our first visit, they far exceeded my expectations!! Huge shout out to the Manager on duty--he runs a perfect, beautiful restaurant. We will 1000% be back and have found our new favorite spot in Seattle. Thank you for making our celebration as if it were your own!

GS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

For great dining, I cannot recommend based on food. (However the small plates appeared suitable for a quick Happy Hour). While the atmosphere was lovely, the menu appealing and food presentation beautiful, the taste of the meal was underwhelming-especially for the price. Food was unbalanced, bland, tough meats and overcooked/oily vegetables. Even the shared dessert, Chocolate Cherry Torte, was left after several bites because it simply didn’t taste good. Service met expectation and we had a great bottle of wine, but I won’t return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was good food was underwhelming. The menu could use some sprucing up. It tries to be sophisticated but it doesn’t succeed.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The waitress and host (same person) was extremely rude. Without even welcoming us the first thing she said was “it’s a 30 minute wait” when we had made a reservation and I immediately told her that and said “ok it will be 5-10 minutes”. She walked away without one of colleagues finishing her sentence, didn’t ask how we were doing, we had to call her over for water refills and rolled her eyes. Definitely was not a good experience.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant near the Amazon campus. Creative menu selections. Good cocktail options. More like a local restaurant versus a tourist spot. You can walk in or make reservations. Reservations are better for larger parties. The staff is very friendly and the service is very good.

AW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, plenty of water and great service. Table a bit wobbly and very noisy

JS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing brunch menu! That was the best breakfast burrito of my life!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok with exception of the sourdough bread and butter. It seemed to take a while given the lack of people at the restaurant

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartenders and wild boar Bologna’s were great. Excellent bourbon selection

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent evening at Re:public! All of the food was simply delicious, well presented and plentiful.

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and beverages were very good and competitive with establishments of the same genre. Nothing exceptional in the food.... well prepared, good portions, but not unique....extensive whiskey and rye selections. Our server was A+.....

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Republic several times and have always enjoyed my experience. I generally recommend Republic when I have out of town guests at home or at work because the location is great, the food is always fabulous and the service is outstanding.

JC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Small plates were great - cauliflower, brussel sprouts and steak bites. Then for dinner the seafood linguine and fish dish were also very good. We left stuffed.

d
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very ordinary food; the millennials probably like it

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very I unusual food. Wanted french toast but instead the chef decided to surprise me with chocolate syrup coupled with whipped cream on the bread. Too crazy.

RF
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had been looking forward to having breakfast at Re:public. The atmosphere was great on a World Cup morning and the staff was just as great. Very cool vibe inside. Would love to see it on a busy happy hour. I ordered the Eggs Benedict (with bacon) and my wife order the breakfast burrito. A lot can be said about the kitchen from how they make Eggs Benedict. It’s often the dish to evaluate a chef’s skills...how to make Hollandaise sauce and one of the ways to cook and egg. I was disappointed with my Egg Benedict. The poached eggs were over cooked (see photo)...and I did not like it on sliced bread. The bread is too soft and just became soggy with the Hollandaise sauce. I was not too particular of the two choices for meat on it as well...regular bacon or a sausage patty. I would have rather seen Canadian bacon as a choice...more traditional. The Hollandaise sauce was delicious...creamy with a hint of lemon. My wife’s breakfast burrito was tasty...had a great sauce on it as well. While I was not happy with the Eggs Benedict, I will be coming back to give Re:public another try.

R
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place if you don't like crowds for brunch. Food is good. The only, subjective, disadvantage is that it does have a dark interior that for some is more associated with dinner time rather than brunch. But we did not mind at all. Great place!

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best happy hour!! Their Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the ambiance was superb, and Emily served us fantastically.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my dad from out of state who is very picky about food. My husband chose the venue that we had never been to. He works downtown and said it’s always busy. It was a hit. Great food and all were pleased. Thanks

CM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! The atmosphere is great, it wasnt too loud. The service was excellent. I will definitely be returning.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met here close to our hotel, great ambience, food & service. Shout out to Nicole for putting up with our requests, you were great! And we will be back... =]

F
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Worst steak sandwich I’ve had. : (

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They were out of items on the menu. The substitutions were good but would’ve been nice to have the listed items.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and service but food and drink were marginal

C
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Riley, our waitress was amazing. We first ordered the roasted cauliflower, which was terribly salty. They were great and credited us for it when we ordered the brussel sprouts instead. The Kurabota pork chop was amazing as was the wild boar paparadelle. Overall a good evening.

J
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was a great place to get happy hour at! A little pricey compared to my opinion of worth- even on happy hour. Our waitress was a little cold but she was attentive so pick and choose..

MS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and the service by Rylie was perfect.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Because this was a business lunch, it would have been nicer to have our server take our orders sooner than they did. Otherwise, everything was great.

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch with wife and sons. Outstanding food. Friendly folks. Great place!

SR
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was wonderful, the manager was great. The kitchen made some mistakes on the order and the two meals came late. The manager paid for the meals. It was very nice of them. This is not our normal experience at Re:public, we have always had good meals and great wait staff. I am certain we are going back again...food is delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and apps! We had the crispy Brussels sprouts, charcuterie, and sliders. Wow. Also had the Howellhattan, (2 of them!) and it is excellent!

CP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!! Sometimes the delivery of drinks comes after food delivery . The food is awesome!! Sometimes so full it is hard to hear since full restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I noted for a high chair please on my reservation and no one called me to inform me that they do not have a family friendly section and their bar separated any more. Until we showed up in person and they refused us service. I would expect at least a call when they saw the reservation request.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun, delicious and creative menu! Pricier than many places in Seattle, but nice to find some more upscale dining. Will definitely be going back.

CI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and all was great. Servers were friendly...but a bit slow, unfortunately.

LJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The table next to us was playing heads up.. which is not the restaurant's fault clearly but maybe telling them to lower their volume I know this is difficult but this does not seam like the type of place to heave people yelling so loud I am asking people at my table to speak up. Food and service was awesome!!

g
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

1st: I brought a fairly good bottle of wine. I had taken it out the night before to stand and for the sediment to go to the bottom of the bottle. When the bottle was decanted, the person who decanted it poured all of the sediment into the decanter. (SERIOUSLY?)
2nd: Service was fair but nothing spectacular. Thought it took awhile to come take our order. After that, the food took a little long to get to the table. Nothing extraordinarily bad, but seemed a bit too long.
3rd: There were 4 of us. I had the steak with the chimichurri on it. It was actually quite good and the portion was quite large. One person had the dueling pheasant. The pheasant was dry. ANother had the risotto--two thumbs down. It was grainy instead of creamy and the flavors did not work. Finally, the 4th had the bolognese. Lacked flavor.

DM
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun, hip place with delicious food!! Great service and very crowded on a Friday night. We really enjoyed ourselves and were impressed by the innovative menu without it being too far out. Yum!

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