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Republic

4.2
368 reviews
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$50 and over
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Gastro Pub
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About

Located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Republic serves American cuisine with an inventive flair in a gastropub setting. The restaurant has a full bar that features a wide selection of craft beers. Republic offers daily happy hour specials, takeout and catering services.

Start out with an order of hummus or bacon-wrapped dates at Republic. Then choose from a menu full of creative options like the eggplant burger, the bacon and apple flatbread and the miso-maple glazed salmon. The restaurant also has a gluten-free menu that includes items like the Peruvian roasted chicken and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich served on a gluten-free roll.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Burgers, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday –Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm Sunday: 4 – 9:30 PM
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Phone number
(860) 216-5852
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sreven Wolf
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate private parties of up to 40 people with limited dining menus.
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Private party contact
Jared Cohen: (860) 216-5852
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ronny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

Stop here a few times a month. Good beer, apps, burgers, pies and entrees. Have never been disappointed. It is a noisy spot, that may be its only downfall, if that bothers you.

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Unfortunate (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

We ordered the bacon wrapped dates w/ pistachio but the pistachio was not present. I ordered the catfish w/ gumbo but the gumbo was cold and had no sausage (actually all it really was, was rice and sauce) and the corn on the cob was dry. We also ordered the backed Alaska and the ice cream was rock hard. On a positive, my wife did say she enjoyed her pulled pork Mac and cheese.

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NoCookThursdays (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2014

Not for me. Crowded seating and noise level too high. Could not hear my date who sat less than 2 feet across the table. Disappointed for a Market Group Restaurant.

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Mindracer (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2014

The menu has enough selections to please just about anyone, and presentation of some items is a fun and whimsical experience. Coq au vin was good, but not traditional, and while the flavor was present, the dish suffered a little because the vegetables were pureed into the sauce instead of being left whole. Our server disappeared for long periods of time. She brought us bread, and then removed it from the table before our entrees arrived. We waited almost a half hour for entrees, and finally got them after two inquiries, and long after others around us who had arrived and ordered later. We will probably visit Republic again, because we enjoyed the food, and hopefully we'll have a better experience with service.

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vipPerfection (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2014

Just ok for us. Was hoping for more. Like the new space but didn't love the food. Went as we are gluten free and had heard about the gluten free menu. My husband's choices were very limited as he does not eat meat and the fish selections were very limited. We were disappointed.

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SueB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

I found the food to be excellent. The restaurant itself is nicely situated and it's nice to see an upscale place in "Downtown" Bloomfield. Might not be suitable for larger crowds, as the couple of seating areas that I noted are not awfully large.

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SJF13 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

Food is never disappointing here. Bourbon milkshake and Baked Alaska are must dos! Service was below par for sure.

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jbs3 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2014

The food is great. Dessert menu leaves me wanting and the apple cobbler tasted like lemon but the drink selection is excellent and the entree's delicious. Been here twice now and each time had to "win over" our server in order to get a smile or feel taken care of by them. Not welcoming.

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vipshaker1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

Selected from the special Taste of the Surburbs menu and was quite pleased with the food. The squash soup was excellent -- and contained no cream which was a plus -- very healthy and well seasoned. Also, the Ratatouille main course was very tasty. Apple tart was okay, but too sweet for my taste. Our server was outstanding.

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vipCTgirl (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a dozen times and always experience great service and very tasty meal. This occasion was a "Taste of the Suburbs" menu for $20.14, which gets you and appetizer, entree and dessert. I am obsessed with pumpkin and chai, so when we saw the pumpkin chai creme brûlée on the special menu we booked right away and were not disappointed! We highly recommend this location, and the other Mill restaurant Group restaurants, because we have never had a bad meal at any of them! The one pointer I have is that the bar scene is very active on a Friday Happy. Hour, so it is loud in the place, so if you are looking for a low-key dinner go later in the night on Friday or another night.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2014

Reservations took care of special requests and were seated right on time.
Excellent food & service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Had reservations for 7:30, got right in when we arrived. We were a party of four, who eat out regularly. We thought the food was good, we had burgers which were very tasty. Service was horrible, the server had no personality. It took her forever to come over and greet us. It took her over 10 minutes before she came to the table after we sat down. She wasn't attentive at all. Again we eat out regularly, we are professionals in our early 50's who enjoy going out for dinner and cocktails. Overall we would go back as we did enjoy the food, but if the service is as bad next time we will not go back.

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GoodFoodLover (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

After traveling and touring a local college, we were tired by the day's end but wanted to enjoy a nice meal before returning to our hotel. Republic treated us in several ways--it was casual yet stylish, offered food that was accessible for any palate yet 'fit for foodies', and provided service that was all-around great. Wonderful experience!

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DB19 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2014

Republic is consistently excellent. Great staff and great food. Very cool place!

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Rosie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2014

Steak and cheese is better then Philadelphia Rolls fresh out of the oven. Mac and cheese is the best!! Love this restaurant for good comfort food !

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Monia (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

I have been to the Republic a number of times. Usually, things are rather good. This time food was the catastrophe.

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RoyM (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

Ordered a Steak au Poivre and they failed to provide the cognac cream sauce or properly crust the steak with peppercorns. The peach cobbler desert was not cooked and the not yet ripe peaches were hard and not sweet. This was a Saturday night so the A team in the Kitchen is an F team at paying attention to the preparation or taste of their offerings.

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BillMac (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 28, 2014

The bar was jamming, the menu is very cool and unique. The noise level was high because the bar was busy. Then menu has some great items , perpetration was not as good as it sounded. Great for a causal stop for cocktails and a little something to eat.

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vipUSDickinson (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2014

Sat near the bar -- food was excellent, burgers/sandwiches all around, although the tables are a challenge for four with the size of the planks the food comes on! Service/Bar staff working very hard to keep everyone served!

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vipCtDiner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2014

While we have enjoyed visiting Republic in the past, our last visit has us wondering if we will return. Before I start, I will point out that our server was great! Our issues were beyond what she could have any control over....

The ambience was ....deafening. Our party of two was seated in a room with two parties of eight, both of which were having energetic conversations. It was almost impossible to hear each other, and the acoustics of the room were terrible.

The food runner appeared with dinner before appetizer plates were cleared, and didn't know what to do. A salmon burger ordered without a bun appeared twice before being correct, at which point it was dried out. By then, we had had enough and were done....

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