Republic - Detroit

4.5
1234 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Republic is a tavern with emphasis on sourcing local and seasonal products, as well as traditional preservation methods.

For the most recent and accurate menu, please visit www.republictaverndetroit.com and click 'Today's Rotating Menu'
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Slovakia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Republic is one of the best restaurants in Detroit...food is great and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu. Food and drinks were awesome. Tasting menu was a great value - lots of food for a reasonable price.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although our server was friendly and the food was excellent, there seemed to be a serious disconnect between the kitchen and the front. Our party of four had the tasting menu which was wonderful, and the first two dishes were described and spaced in a timely manner, the following dishes were brought out extremely rapidly and just plopped down on the table by a food runner. I understand that it was busy (Friday night) but i would hope that management would staff appropriately as I am sure that being busy is not an unusual state of affairs.
In our servers defense, once we told her that the food was coming out too quickly, she slowed it down, but we missed out on knowing what 4 of our dishes were.
This was our second time dining at Republic and I found that again, it felt crowded and very loud. So, even though the food was great, the wine list really very nice and our server tried hard, I felt that the evening fell short of our expectations.
Since there are so many wonderful new restaurants downtown Detroit, Republic will have to try just a little harder to get me to return.

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LA
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris our server was awesome! The food was fanatic, we will definitely go back again

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NG
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are amazing at Republic!

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JU
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable tapas restaurant. Noise level is high so be prepared. Prime rib was not amazing but the grilled bronzino was fantastic. Atmosphere was energetic and exciting. I would recommend to someone who has not been at least once.

Note: the portions are extremely large for a tapas restaurant. We ordered five plates and a few drinks and couldn't finish it all

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j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The noise was a turn off, otherwise it was good food was excellent, but the noise level made it not as pleasant as other visits there!!!

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SB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend the chefs table. They customize a wonderful tasting menu for you. Worth the time it takes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

My date and I researched this location’s menu while deciding where to go. We were so excited for certain dishes - but when we arrived, we were given an entirely different menu, and when we asked about it, were told “oh yeah, we change the menu weekly but we always forget to update the website, oh well!”.... ummm ok, but why on earth would you risk a new customer being disappointed in their first (only) visit?! So we looked over the menu and made new choices.... which the kitchen was out of. We ordered 3 dishes to share, and the food was good - but not amazing. It was also loud and hard to hear each other, and our service was very slow. Overall definitely not impressed.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambitious food styling but result was not that special compared to other higher priced restaurants in the area. Banana cake dessert was non-spectacular and rather bland.
Table location which was confirmed booked over phone ahead of time was not provided when arriving there (on time). Tables very crammed together.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sea bass was best I've ever had. Presentation was outstanding.

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D
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A unique dining experience as the menu changes daily depending on the local produce that is available. Chris was an excellent server and we thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration there.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We order the chef’s choice it turn out to be just a
selection of the food menu. Disappointing,

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Had a terrible experience. Friend let the waitress know that he had a peanut allergy ahead of our dinner service and we ended up in the ER later that night due to a terrible reaction to peanuts. He almost lost his life.

Will never return to this restaurant again and warn anybody from eating there with food allergies.

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TP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived for an 8:00 reservation for four and were seated immediately. Our server was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. We ordered two plates to share and each ordered an entrée. The portions were large and all dishes were very good. As each was brought to the table the server explained each composition in detail. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Executive Chef to the time to stop by for conversation.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We order the chef tasting menu. So much food we almost couldn’t eat it all, and it came with desert. Great food, drinks were outstanding, and all the staff was attentive. Great place for great food, with a laidback atmosphere.

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MS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Small menu with great food. Service was good and ambiance was nice. It’s noisy though. Will go back to check there ever changing menu 👍👍

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C
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Had reservation for 2 , not crowded by all means, sat next to bathrooms..really, drinks just ok, food ok desert awful

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JV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service from the bar was really slow but the waiter apologized a couple times.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely live Republic

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MW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at bar-side table, cushioned seating along outside wall was quite comfy. Seemed somewhat less noisy than in main dining area and gave panoramic view of the whole space. Server Jake was very good, stopped by just often enough to check in and keep things moving. Had the Chef's tasting menu for the two of us, it was more than enough food & great way to taste wide range of dishes. Overall, great vibe and fantastic food!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative menu, awesome cocktails. Server didn’t realize she had our table but more than made up for it once we figured it out

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FS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - unique and tasty, fantastic cocktails and great service.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend to everyone!!
Food, service, ambiance was all great

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Reservation: 5:45pm (early right?) Going to see a play after dinner. Seated right away. Greeted, water was poured, menu was explained, drinks ordered. Received drink at 6:30pm. I'm not a clock watcher, but this was crazy. Husband's soda had no carbonation or flavor, wanted something different. Took 10 more minutes. Ordered dinner at 6:30. First plate (bread and butter) took 15 minutes to arrive. Fish was good, Onion tarte was very good. Short ribs arrived at 7pm, and was barely room temperature. Wanted to love this place. Was looking forward to a great night. Hamilton more than made up for the lack of performance on Republic's part. I've never written a bad response, but was so bad, others should go in with eyes wide open. I wish you luck if you try this location. Could have been a completely different experience

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

They changrd the menu and the chef, since then horrible , portions and taste is horrible, it used to be an awesome place

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HT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Republic and it was as great as the first. Truly one of the best places to eat in Detroit. Even my husband, who is a staunch meat eater, loves their vegetable dishes. Can't wait to go again!

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super super super super super super super super yummy.

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F
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

M’y wife and I enjoyed the culinary landscape that is developing in Detroit and this restaurant add up nicely to Detroit! Great experience.

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is mainly a restaurant with a small menu with to rotating seasonal and locally sourced items. The dishes are excellent and quite

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MJ
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed the class of this restaurant. The service was great and the food was awesome. Be sure to dine at Republic.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the words of the Terminator “I’ll be back!” I will bring Friends and Family with us.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a beautiful evening with a gorgeous lady sharing our experiences. The food and the service was outstanding.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. I love the local farm to table dishes.

The chefs tasting is worth it!

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l
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Republic. Friendly service, good recommendations. The charcuterie platter is delicious always. Stand outs ... the mushroom salad and the meatballs! Will definitely be back.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were very friendly and attentive . We loved the family style dining ; it allowed everyone to enjoy different entrees and sides . Would definitely return .

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive.

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, attentive server, would gladly come back for a return visit.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice experience. We would definitely recommend.

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