Republic - Detroit

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef’s tasting menu was amazing!! Every dish was delicious and the presentation was impeccable! Cannot wait to go back!

AC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I don’t like restaurants that come with instructions and a lecture. I also don’t like restaurants where what should be a non-meat dish like bread and butter actually contains meat as in ‘pork butter.’ The roasted carrots were great - we got them without the bone marrow butter. The curry was ok. The service was spotty - our server went awol for periods. The bread (which actually did not have pork butter - our server was confused) was awesome. If you like peak hipster, this is the place for you.

G
Philadelphia
360 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OMG. Great food and service. The cheese board was fantastic. We highly recommend.

SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Very friendly service. Wish had better guidance on parking

JH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night out with wonderful food and great service.

ML
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was an amazing place for our kind of evening. Great food that the whole table could share, great atmosphere where you can actually hear conversation and the staff was truly amazing! I would 100% go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking distance from MGM - great food service and atmosphere.

DT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The first 3 dishes were amazing ,the 4th dish was chicken,very bland.The final dish was a flank steak that was ok.This was the Chefs select Dinner which we love to get there.Over all the drinks are great and the service awesome.

OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Laid back atmosphere with high class food. Our favorite was the charcuterie tray and barbecue carrots.

n
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great food. Amazing drinks

R
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been here in a little tyke while but the food, cocktails and service were as excellent as we remembered.

g
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Bread costs $9.00, what!!!
Unusual menu. Not our taste.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three aperols later, I’m in love.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrating

WC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am vegetarian and my server had the kitchen prepare a special dish for me which was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner. The staff was beyond attentive and knowledgeable. I thought it was very sweet when the host came out with complimentary glasses of champagne for us. ORDER THE CARROTS!! My goodness, YUM! I truly can not say enough good things. It was the perfect beginning to our night. I can’t wait to return and try the tasting menu with friends.

GH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

AM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant but all the food lacked flavour, nothing stood out but the presentation was beautiful. Looks pretty and is a nice restaurant but the food doesn’t have much taste.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Solid food, good service.

AI
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Ever Changing menu. Delicious cocktails and bourbon selection

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great food and service.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing 50th birthday here. The food and service (waitress Sydney Farrington and Lee) were outstanding. They explained each meal that arrived at the table and answered every question we had about food and drinks. Great experience and will go back again!!!

R
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Extremely loud space. Food was very good. We didn’t receive everything we ordered (pork belly). Good news is we also were not charged. Good food, friendly and attentive service. Could use a little noise reduction work.

DG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The start of the Christmas break. Came down for dinner and to see the tree at Campus Martius. Dinner was great. The Charcuterie is fabulous- meats are cured on site. Elk, bavette steak (my son said he could drink the sauce) and carrots - again perfection with a twist of different/surprise. The desserts were as beautiful as tasty. I just love this place.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely! We had the Chef's tasting menu and it was wonderful. A lot of food too!!
we sat at a high top table in the bar area and the bartender waited on us. He was OUTSTANDING!!! I cannot say enough good things about him although I can't recall his name. I believe it started with an "A" though :)

Republic - Detroit
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, his name is "Arjun" by the way!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for a pre-show dinner. Food was very good and menu items very unique. Specialty drinks were very good, and my old fashioned was out of this world. Definite had an overall good experience, but with so many options in Detroit now it is difficult to put this way up top, but we were not disappointed.

c
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on a Friday night, prior to a show at the Fox. Our waiter was awesome. Attentive. Honest. Well versed in the menu. The food was great and the cadence was perfect. Our new "go to" place prior to an evening at the Fox.

DP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was good, drinks were good. Prices are a little on the high side.

O
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view of Beacon Park. Great service from Chris. Enjoyed wine and appetizers during this visit. Would recommend and return for dinner.

JH
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Now I almost always ask restaurants to turn down the music volume, explaining that we came for good food and to talk to our friends, not listen to music. For that we would go elsewhere. At one point I could hear lyrics but not the person across the table. They did oblige and reduce the volume. The pleasantest moments were between sets, when there was no music! A little light background, OK, but music that drowns out conversation is pointless and annoying.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was poor. Octopus was over cooked (tough and rubbery). Fish took 30 minutes to arrive at the table. We canceled the steak because everything took long to arrive. The restaurant wasn’t busy but that was the reason given for the slow service.

G
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Republic and had a great time! It is casual and laid back, just the vibe we were looking for. The food was very good. The mussels are absolutely extraordinary and we will go back someday just for those! Our waiter was helpful and attentive - he gets an A+ for taking great care of us!!

BW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, got the Prix Fixe for 2 and they killed every dish!

TB
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting location. Went on an off night, not crowded at all. Service was very good. Food is that frou frou style that drives you crazy. Small plates, nothing “bad”, just didn’t really leave us feeling we had any value for the $150 + bill.

AN
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the mussels are truly amazing!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Chef’s tasting menu. Service was as friendly and attentive.

Suggestions to further enhance the atmosphere: 1) dim the lighting during evening hours and switch to a warmer hue. 2) add candles (wax or oil burning) at each table.

Cheers!

KE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a couple who hadn't been to Republic before. We had the opportunity to introduce them to sharing plates and they loved it!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST to add to your list!

SL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Our go to restaurant when we visit downtown.

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