Republic - Detroit
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The service was great. Loved the decor of the restaurant but.......the Salmon was cold and undercooked, asparagus cold and the steak was just warm enough to eat but the sauce was lukewarm. The manager did take the salmon and asparagus off of our bill and gave us a free dessert. The only thing that kept us from leaving was the fact that our daughters chicken strips and fries were hot and she was throughly enjoyed her food! Service was great but I would not return.
I really like more gourmet, "fancy" food but was not impressed with the menu selection. The few items we did order (roasted carrots and charcuterie) were just ok. We sat in the bar area because it was happy hour and the seats were incredibly uncomfortable (guess they don't really want you to sit in the bar area to enjoy happy hour).
We love Republic. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. It is our go to place for out of town guests and friends. My one complaint is that the music is too loud! This forces diners to shout which raises the noise level even more. Had to have our server repeat several times what he was saying. That is not cool. It is a lively, awesome place without all that noise. Turn it down please.
Great food. Great service. Great overall experience!
Some of the dishes were amazing, like the potatoes in creams fraiche sauce, but others were less exciting, like the salmon
Friend in from CT.
It’s the little things like the tiny close pin holding your garnish to the side of your glass. This place continually impresses us with great service and unique creative food.
Best meal I've had in many years😂
Just asked wait person to surprise and delight me; and "exceed my expectations ...
Fantastic service and the food was phenomenal! Great experience all around.
We’ve been to Republic several times before and the food was good. This time we ordered the multi course tasting menu. I felt that several of the courses were substandard. Will probably go back to Republic,But unlikely that we will choose the tasting menu. Really feel like we did not get value out of our meal.
Incredible creativity with the menu. Presentation was top notch and the meal tasted amazing. Great service as well!
Great food, terrific urbane yet cozy atmosphere and fantastic service from Chris, our waiter. We love the Republic-we have never been disappointed over the last 2 years we have been dining there!
Great service and excellent food. We enjoyed everything. The place was pleasing to the eye and palette. I would recommend anyone going to Detroit to dine there.
Good but overpriced
The food here is amazing. Service is great too. We will be back. Be prepared that the food is served family style.
Always good. Was very quiet and not busy but stop decide was great and food was very good. Some of it is very creative so if you just want a steak or chicken don’t bother. But with any sense of adventure you will love it
Republic is a very nice contemporary Restaurant, exceptional seating but lacking a bit on food, pricing and service. The restaurant was very loud which caused everyone at each table to raise their voices. Wait staff was a little to strong on selling up the menu. Prices in total are New York not Detroit. When serving a meal to share utensils for sharing should be provided as well as filleting the fish.
Overall the meal was good but higher priced than i expected.
We enjoyed our meal, although the food was a bit hit or miss, but enjoyed our server more. Christopher was great!
This place is beyond fabulous! I wish I could give 6 ⭐️! Start to finish, the night was perfect. Our group of six opted for the Chef’s Tasting, and it did not disappoint. With a variety of preferences, this is no small feat. One of our new faves!
We used to come here all the time and it was always fantastic. We went for oir anniversary and it was awful. They changed their style of cooking. Not sure if its a new chef or what, but it needs to improve. There was one server for a huge party plus our table and a few others. Took forever to be helped. Menu was not a big deal. Hope this place turns around to what it used to be! It used to be great. Not anymore.
Best food! The menu this week was a winner!
Wonderful atmosphere, great service
Absolutely phenomenal. Our waiter made it a great experience with his fun disposition. Food was amazing. The presentation was perfect. The menu was short and sweet and made the selection an easy experience. The drinks were fantastic. I have been spreading the word among all my friends on social media.
Republic was good, a little expensive but not unaffordable. I would have enjoyed the dinner much more but unfortunately it was really loud which made it difficult to hear the people at my own table. I’d be wiling to give Republic another chance to determine if the loudness is typical. We also indicated in the reservation that it was the birthday for someone at my table, unfortunately Republic server made no mention of it. Also, they had a very limited bar. I asked for a gin martini but they were limited on the gin selection. On second thought, I’d think I’d like to try another restaurant before returning.
The food and cocktails were very good, although the short rib was not quite as fall off the bone tender as advertised.
The food while good, was designed to force you to buy a lot of extras. Charging 9 dollars for bread is ridiculous. The drinks were expensive and SMALL. The restaurant was so loud we could not have a personal conversation with the people we were eating with. I guess this is the new way of going out, but it is not for me. When I spend this much money for dinner, I want to be able to enjoy my food and my company. This was not for me.
The food was great (some was even surprising and interesting, rather than standard America!), the location and interior was great, the service was also great. One caveat - they seem to have some trouble with serving utensils. As they encourage family style eating, both verbally, and with the scope of the dishes, they never gave us a correct serving utensil, which was completely necessary in the family style setting they’re trying to cultivate.
A three prong fork for barley. A butter knife for short ribs. Nothing at all for scallops.
If they figure out this kink, it’ll be 5 stars!
I had the special, you get to taste almost everything
Love this place
Wonderful fun as always!!
Hadn't been in a number of months, but the quality remains the same. Always interesting small plates and some good large ones too. Very easy to over-order, but the leftovers will make dinner tomorrow night. Excellent bibimbap, decent prime rib. Wonderful appetizers.
Went to Republic for dinner before a concert. Didn’t know anything about it before getting there, but is now one of the best restaurants we have been too. Food and service are over the top. You can’t go wrong.
Been here many times but 2nd time doing the tasting menu. Worth every penny. Loved our experience here and look forward to returning.
We've been to Republic several times and they never disappoint. Menu is always changing. We also love their craft cocktails. Had six dishes - the lamb and chicken dishes were outstanding. Also tried the Finnish custard dessert - excellent.
Perfection! Best meal I've ever had... Thanks Chris M for your great service! Thanks Chef Scott for the excellent food!! Thank you Rachel for your smile!
A very relaxed dinner. Chris was great. Excellent sense of humor too!
All of the food was fantastic and our waiter Chris was fantastic. For three people we ordered 5 things (carrots, orzoto, scallops, stuffed squid, and prime rib). Sadly the only one that was worth the price imo was the prime rib, large portion for the money. But the others (especially scallops) were a bit steep. For $30 we only got 3 scallops, seems like quite a lot especially when they said more expensive dishes were usually larger. Overall I would go back for a date night etc, but definitely need to clarify portion size before ordering things.
Loved the Chef's Selection. Dessert was absolutely delicious. Will definitely go again as the menu changes with season. Only one minor complaint - noise level along with the music made it somewhat difficult to hear each other at the table.
Food was good, execution was below average. Received all of our food as once and then waited 45 minutes for our last entree. Super disappointing.
Meh, for all the hype the best thing about our visit was our window-side table that afforded a good street view and a quieter, cozy experience. The food was fine, but not great.
Food and service was very good. Portions were very generous for amount charged.