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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

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 11, 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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 (Seattle)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Must try Brioche apple bread pudding

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 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 10, 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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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Consistently great food! Love it.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always a solid lunch spot. Great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Seattle)·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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vip
 (Milwaukee)·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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 (Seattle)·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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 (Seattle)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·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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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A fine lunch place for meeting friends

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 (Seattle)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New York Area)·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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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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