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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (2)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Convenient South Lake Union lunch place. Parking garage hidden behind the restaurant very convenient. Menu limited. Very hard to hear conversation from across the table when the restaurant is full during lunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I would be much more enthusiastic were it not for the service which started off too slowly and remained aloof throughout . I'm one for sipping on my mimosa and coffee as I review the menu, but we weren't afforded that option here.If there's one rule for brunch service it's:get the drinks going stat and keep em coming. It took a long minutes before we were even asked what we wanted to drink and then we were never offered another round when the time came. The server was polite enough, just lackadaisical . Aside form that, the food was tasty and the atmosphere comfortable and easy to enjoy . Despite service quip here,(maybe just bad day?) I'd recommend trying it out next time you're thrift or Tesla shopping in SLU.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went here on the recommendation of a tour guide. The food was good and the drinks were great. Where it lost points was the extremely loud atmosphere and slow service (they were only about 1/2 full). Price points were alright, I bet it would be a great happy hour stop.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good little restaurant for locals. Good wine list, decent food, ok price. Overall would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great selection of bourbons. Wonderful appetizers. Fun variety in food choices to keep things very interesting. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I met a friend for dinner. We started out in the bar area with an appetizer (seared ahi tuna) and cocktails. There only appeared to be 1 bartender servicing several tables. Service was very poor, I would go so far as to say that the bartender's attitude was on the unfriendly side. We moved over to a table for dinner where we had a reservation. Our waiter was friendly but again, it seemed like the restaurant was short-staffed because she only checked in on us twice (over a period of an hour and a half) and we had to flag her down to get drink refills. I ordered the New York steak and my friend ordered the fish. She said her fish was cold and mine was only warm. The food tasted okay. Based on this experience, I won't go back to eat dinner but I would go back to try a whiskey drink as they have a very large menu to choose from.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

At least on OpenTable, this looks like a restaurant, but it's principally a bar. The food was OK, the music was too loud to enjoy dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Always a good spot for a business happy hour or dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Healthy, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My friends and I love re:public as a Brunch spot. I've never been for any other occasion, but as for Brunch: it is bomb! What is really great is that they are never over-crowded and the food is excellent. The staff isn't over attentive, which I actually appreciate because I'm the type of person who will ask for something if I need it. Overall I would highly recommend re:public! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The fruit on the cheese plate was a nice surprise. Drinks were v. Good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Frequently meet people in the South Lake Union area for a great lunch with terrific food. I recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy unique cuisine and good wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 14, 2017

I had to plan a quick business lunch for 14 people, some from out-of-town, and all arriving *somewhere* close to the requested time.

The staff at re:public could not have been more accommodating and helpful, ensuring that we all sat together, handling our late arrivals one-by-one, keeping our water and drinks filled, and making sure our food was served on time, hot, and to all the appropriate people. (And the food is great, too! It's why I picked this place after having lunched there before with just a few people many times.)

I'm really, really pleased with them.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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·Dined on March 8, 2017

Bad burger!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The music playlist was awesome! Set the mood! The food was good. The steak was a large portion but needed a little more seasoning. The pork was very little for what you pay. The service was good!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I am in love!! I will definitely be going back to Re:Public. We got the appetizer sampler. I don't remember the exact name of each thing on the plate but it was seared ahi tuna, pineapple filet, and prawns. Everything on that plate was amazing and just melted in my mouth. The beef was tender like butter, the tuna had an amazing horseradish sauce to go with it, and the seaweed salad was perfectly made. The presentation just set everything over the top. We ordered four different entrees and all of us ate every bite. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone! It looks like you may need reservations on the weekend (we had one) since most tables had "Reserved" signs on them when we came in.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great spot for happy hour. Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The best spot in South Lake Union! Wish I could get there more often. The owners are pretty cool too!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Wild boar bolognese is amazing.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I had been here before for dinner so wanted to try out lunch, salad was overdressed and overpriced for baby greens you can get at any grocery store with a few small additions...that didn't work for me. Turkey sandwich sounded great but was very low on taste and turkey and big on bread.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Went there with some friends and had an awesome time. The drinks are amazing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Cool location. Great food. Good atmosphere. Nice place for dinner with colleagues, friends or on a date.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I had walked by the place many times and thought I should give it a try because it looks interesting from the street.
Saturday was that day.
Were we ever disappointed! Re:public is a sports bar that serves decent food, but it is NOT a restaurant.
The noise was unbelievable! Service was mediocre at best. Ambience - well, if you were looking for a sports bar I assume it would be ok.
Needless to say, we will never be back and will go instead to one of the numerous restaurants in the area. I wish we had gone to Serious Pie, an upscale pizza joint in the same block.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The service was great. Charcuterie plate was subpar, like it was out of plastic packet. My wild mushroom risotto was pasty, and the pomegranate drizzle totally did not go with the mushroom. The risotto tasted better on it's own without the pomegranate. My friend said the wild boar bolognase was good. Wine list excellent, and they rock because they had the best IPA on tap- Space Dust. The butterscotch dessert was really sugary, overwhelming the flavor of the butterscotch. Nice location and ambiance, and booths and lighting were good.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Great food and service! The cocktails were delicious and the halibut was perfectly cooked!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Meal was ok - high priced for lunch. Service was slow and not very responsive, seems like they could use more staff for the rush hour.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Cool place and good food, but they were clearly understaffed on a Monday night and so service very slow....over 20 mins from time sat down (and we had res) to drink order. When we finally got food it was well prepared but overall experience suffered from slow service. I'm sure better with proper staffing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Lots of whiskey choices, good food, timely service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Delicious food, exceptional service! It's a comfortable setting in a great location, and I look forward to making it a regular "go to" place for great meals.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Good food, great service, wonderful atmosphere...what more does one want?!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2016

One great burger. I really liked this place, casual but urban groovy. Everyone I was with had nothing to say but good things about their meals. It did have a noise issue though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2016

We chose to do the small plates which were yummy...we will be back for dinner sometime to try some other things that looked good on the menu. Very noisy, happening place. Bar atmosphere- no children allowed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Totally Yummy brunch. Had the Seahawks game rolling. Very fun great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Exceptional service and friendliness for a neighborhood pub with variety of small plates to share or go big and get the chicken & biscuits!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Even though the place was very busy, the hostess found me a spot at the buddy table - she and I chatted while she was looking for a place to put me since I was a bit early.
Reuben and the other bartender took care of me, even offering a glass of wine when my order was delayed.
I ordered the sourdough bread and the roasted garlic for a starter and the risotto for an entree. The bread was very good, but I wished it was warmed just a little. The risotto was very good - a nice contrast with the creamy risotto and marscarpone and the twang of the pomegranate sherry. I really enjoyed my experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2016

I went to Re:public for a business meal. We had limited time for our lunch but had no problems as the food was ready quickly and had a very efficient service.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2016

We used to love this restaurant but for the second time it was so loud we had to shout. When our food arrived it was not quite warm. Fries were soggy. We didn't have time to send orders back for correction. Expensive and disappointing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Not bad for the money, a bit loud and the service felt a bit rushed. That said, they were packed and can't blame them for trying to flip tables as quick and possible.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Wonderful service and fabulous food! Attentive servers as well. Love the "no kid" policy - especially at brunch. Seems most kids are allowed to run free with little or no supervision. Not here. You can actually have an adult conversation - love it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Food blew us away. We were expecting a good meal, but what we actually got was incredible. We had the Bolognese and a Fish dish. Both were equally awesome. Our server was always available but never intrusive. The decor was cool too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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