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About Re:public

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! This restaurant is for diners 21 years and older.

429 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm.

Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2:30pm.
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Everyday
Late Night Happy Hour: Friday & Saturday 11:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Republican

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 467-5300

Website:
http://www.republicseattle.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Griffith & Peter Wardon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Re:public Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (10)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Business Meals (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service is consistently wonderful. Very good servers. The food is always wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The website made it look like a totally different vibe. I wasn't expecting the TV's with sports games and a bar area. The food and service were still good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nothing about it blew me away, but it wasn't bad either.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service and good food. I've gone here for a business lunch and for dinner. Very professional and engaging staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for a date night service and food was great. Drinks were good and strong and the desert was amazing we had the pear apple cobbler!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff was very responsive and attentive and the food was delicious.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for brunch.
Great food, great service.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I had a great birthday lunch. The waiter was great as he noticed a mistake and fixed it right away.
My meal was tasty and exactly what I was craving.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food. The Brussel sprouts and filet bites were delicious appetizers. Great beet salad. Clams were tasty. The duck confit delicious. On and on. My friends had never been and are local. They loved it and look forward to returning. Great service and drinks too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great spot for a Sunday night. I have been during the week and you cannot get a table, but on a Sunday evening it was quiet and private and almost like having the place to ourselves. I had the duck it was amazing. The blackened ahi app was perfect just the right balance of sweet and salty. My husband had the boar and it melted in his mouth. The bread pudding could have been split 3 ways but other than that no complaints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very, very loud . Conversation was difficult. Good average. Cocktail good to

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Celebrating a well-deserved success at my husband's job.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was AMAZING! The brussel sprout starter was perfect and the pork tenderloin entrée was so flavorful. The restaurant was very cool looking but pretty loud. The cocktails were fantastic too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was. Nice job...we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tasty food, sat quickly and served quickly. I had the soup of the day and veggie sandwich - both delicious. Will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was great. Went for brunch. Had a mimosa and coffee.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Shambolic reservation process, with multiple cancellations, from the restaurant. Even when there the availability of a table took some time.

However, the food redeemed the evening and overall it was pleasant and successful. You MUST be OK with a LOT of noise and a trendy young crowd.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Except for the usual noise level, which on an empty day (Sunday) was reasonable, Re:public was good in all aspects. The food was imaginative and very nicely done, the wait staff was friendly and there when we needed them - but again it was pretty empty so no assurance if the place were packed, which I know it can be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

There was a pebble in my Bolognese and a hair in my friend's fries. Not sure how either got there, but no discounts given. Not a great experience overall. Would not recommend this place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and great service!!! Definitely a place to visit for appies, cocktail hour and dinner! Very cool, comfortable spot!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Must try Brioche apple bread pudding

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were really disappointed in the food. Thai chicken wings were pretty flavorless and the boar bolognese was underwhelming. Wouldn't return.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Hard walls and concrete floors help to keep the volume level high at all times, probably great for watching a foodball game on Sunday afternoon or Monday night. Not great for dinner with family as we did on Saturday night. Our service was fine, a bit slow where we had to flag down our waitress for ordering dinner and desert. The appetizers were also good, not great. My duck main dish too was just OK, not great. My daughter's steak was cooked to perfection, the best dish at the table. My bread pudding

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Consistently great food! Love it.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Superb service. We were well taken care of by Joshua and appreciated his candor and attentiveness. Food was great. Was disappointed that all the duck was gone by the time we got there, but that's what happens when you put good food on the menu. Can be loud at times just by pure design, but when the crowd clears out a bit, it's a really nice atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was spectacular but the food was mediocre.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

We had a great lunch - all around 5-star experience. Comfortable atmosphere, not too loud, really good food/lots of good menu options, and a GREAT server.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always a solid lunch spot. Great food and service.

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·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great food in a casual atmosphere. Service was good for the most part. Try the wild boar pasta. Amazing. Not a place for a quiet conversation but definitely fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was good, waitress was nice but the service was slow. They seemed to forget about us

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·Dined on June 22, 2017

Terrific waitress and the duck confit with white beans and Brussels was fabulous as was the vegetarian risotto. Lovely bottle of wine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on June 22, 2017

Overall, it was a favorable experience. The service was top notch and the food was delicious.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on June 21, 2017

Food quality was good (not great), but the prices were outrageous especially when you consider the small portions. I would call this place average value in Seattle if the cut their prices in half.
But the service was good.

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·Dined on June 14, 2017

Our first visit to Re:Public will probably be our last. The noise level was deafening and made it almost impossible to have conversation during dinner. The food was okay but nothing that would bring us back given the noise level. The service was outstanding.

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·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great place, great food, great service. What do you need more?

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·Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent food. Thoughtful service. A great place to get together for brunch, happy hour. Gets a bit noisy dinner time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
·Dined on May 31, 2017

A fine lunch place for meeting friends

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·Dined on May 23, 2017

Love the quick and friendly service!! Best place to host a business lunch!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great place to check out during the week (probably the weekend as well; I just haven't been). It hasn't been incredibly busy either time I've gone despite being a really good menu and ambiance. Get the Wild Boar Bolognese. Well-made cocktails too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on May 15, 2017

Solid lunch with excellent attentive staff. Hostess was very accommodating and made our business lunch a success with a great table. Service was great, food came out fast. Highly reco!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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