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Re:public

4.5
341 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Perfect For:
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French
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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
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Phone number
(206) 467-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Griffith & Peter Wardon
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Cross street
Republican
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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
What 341 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A little loud for us and my boyfriend didn’t love his dish, but my risotto was fantastic! The fries were great as well. Would definitely recommend for happy hour, but if you’re looking for an intimate dinner it’s a little loud for that kind of thing!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The hostess was flaky and unhelpful when we didn't want to sit by the door. She also didn't check me in for my open table reservation. Our server, Joshua, was outstanding. He gave us great direction, was attentive but not overly so and a terrific demeanor. The food was hit and miss. The app sampler was a miss. The meat was over done and tough, the shrimp was over seasoned with chili flakes and were uneatable. On the other hand, the pasta was to die for. The noise level was a little too loud for me as well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wild Bore was on point!! Great service and experience. Definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

met our son at Re:Public for dinner and had a great night. We all loved our meals and our server took great care of us. We had the Ahi appetizer and kale salad to start.. so good. Husband and son got pasta dishes and both loved their meals. I ordered the best burger - we are going to make it a regular meeting spot!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Wonderful place for great service and outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Birthday happy hour

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Re:Public was nothing special. We made reservations but didn’t need them. The food was pretty mediocre although everything was edible and served with a smile. We started with the tuna and Brussels sprouts which were good and ended up as the highlight of our dinner. Our meals (pork tenderloin, risotto, burgers) were disappointing. The pork wasn’t very interesting — the cut of meat was enjoyable but the rest of the dish lacked intrigue. The risotto was tasty, but the balsamic finish was far too sweet and was heavy-handed. We ate to avoid the balsamic. Our 2 burgers were not memorable except that medium rare means “pretty well done”, which is apparently the same as medium. The fries helped distract from the burger disappointment . We opted out of dessert to try our luck elsewhere.

Servers were kind and welcoming. Because it was slow in the restaurant, we had an over abundance of server visits to the table — well intentioned, but annoying.

We don’t have any intention to return. There was nothing directly bad about the experience but with so many great places to eat in Seattle, Re:public doesn’t compare.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was excellent - just a bit noisy for my liking but I would recommended it to friends!

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

very mediocre for the price but we did have a glass of the house red which was excellent

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was too noisy for my taste. Food was good, but choices weren't many .

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Totally spectacular food and tasty cocktails. The service was just so-so - the servers didn't quite seem prepared for the brunch hour and didn't check in on us, refill waters etc, but the food came out perfectly and fast. Next time we'll take advantage of the $15 bottles of Cava!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good food & service!

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2018

“Cheese plate” was really a fruit plate. Fruit was fresh and tasty, but the berries didn’t pair well with the cheese. Cheese was good, but the portion was VERY small. When we asked what kind of cheese it was when dropped off, she described it as “a cow, a sheep, and a goat...I think”

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for brunch.
Great food, great service.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Must try Brioche apple bread pudding

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Consistently great food! Love it.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was spectacular but the food was mediocre.

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5.0Dined 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.

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