About Republique

République, located in mid-city, is owned by Chef Walter Manzke and Chef Margarita Manzke. Centered in the heart of Los Angeles, the classic building in which it resides was originally erected in 1929 by Charlie Chaplin, and later transformed into the iconic La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant. République builds on this storied past, offering a gastronomic environment imbued with history and grandeur. The space features a casual bar and bistro in the front with a more formal dining area located in the rear, serving a French-inspired menu created daily by our Chefs.

624 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
République serves breakfast and lunch beginning at 8:00am daily, Mon-Sun.
We do not take reservations for breakfast or lunch.

We begin dinner service at 5:30pm, every day. Seating is offered until 10:00pm Sun-Wed and until 11:00pm Thu-Sat.

Cross Street:
Wilshire

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 362-6115

Website:
http://www.republiquela.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is located on the south side of the restaurant. $6.50 per vehicle.
Metered street parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Walter Manzke

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant directly for any private dining inquires: events@republiquela.com.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open on Christmas Eve.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be open on New Year's Eve.

Republique Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (100)
Creative Cuisine (95)
Good for a Date (88)
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Special Occasion (86)
Hot Spot (75)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Groups (59)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Worth the Drive (54)
Notable Wine List (50)
Fun (48)
Romantic (47)
Local Ingredients (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
People Watching (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Casual (33)
Seasonal (33)
Authentic (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Business Meals (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Tapas (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Organic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great food, great people, great service, great location, absolutely amazing venue. Absolutely worth it for an awesome experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for a friend's bday, good food and drinks. I've been here many times, always refreshing.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This experience was awful. The staff was not attentive and the host and female manager was rude and short. One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was outstanding. We started with the seared foie gras, had a delicious house salad and finished with the ribeye with bernaise sauce. All were first rate and great portion size( split it, trust me).
Building and staff are terrific. The place is expensive for us working stiffs but well worth a special occasion .

We do breakfast regularly and love it.
Corned beef hash when they have it is the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Appetizers were amazing, especially the Autumn Caprese and Cauliflower. Main/ Larger dishes good but not as vibrant as the smaller ones. Service was not consistent. Maybe they were very busy.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lovely high-end meal with significant flaws. For example, our waiter told us our appetizers would come at different times because they "come from different stations" How is this our problem? Appetizers arrives 10-15 minutes apart. Why can't Republique do what every other high-end restaurant in L.A. does and match the timing of the appetizers. Second example, my short rib was refrigerator-cold in the center. Not okay! Prices are among the highest in L. A., but Republique is not matching the level of their competition.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice noisy place. . The lobster pasta was a no no (salty and little portion of lobster). Pig feet was too fatty and not appetizing. We liked the foie gras toast.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food; very creative presentation and flavors! However, some of the prices ($72 for Dover Sole) are excessive. Interesting interior.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall good. Only issue was that we felt rushed to order. We asked twice to have more time and our waiter who was great hovered over us ...he had great advice regarding how much to order and not over order...but we still would have liked more time

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server was very friendly and the food was fantastic. The over all atmosphere was perfect, not too loud not too quite and just the right kid was for the background music.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Healthy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

- Overpriced!!!
-Heritage Chicken was delish
-Bucatini was a fail
- Foie Gras was good
- fancy resto but can’t even give their diners a complimentary birthday treat, you have to order a dessert to entitle you to a birthday candle?!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I always ask for the quietest possible table, but for this occasion, it was more important than usual, because my husband and I were having dinner together on the day of his latest chemotherapy treatment, and he really needed a bit of separation from crowds of people. I only made our reservation 35 minutes before our seating time, but the moment we arrived, we were shown to a cozy side table for two, rather than one of the buzzing communal tables. Our waiter hustled to provide a baguette, breadsticks, and water immediately, so my husband could take his chemo pills at the appointed time (right after our arrival). I started with a French 75, which was a bit different from the vintage recipes I'm used to, but very tasty. Hubby had the ginger/pineapple mocktail, and ordered a second one because it was so tasty that he didn't feel at all deprived. We enjoyed delicious dishes of scallops with mushrooms, lobster and uni pasta, cauliflower, and duck breast with beets, each absolutely wonderful. Our waiter made good suggestions of wines for me to pair with the pasta and duck, and I enjoyed both of his selections. We have been meaning to get to Republique for quite awhile, and we will certainly do our best to get back soon. We really appreciated the service, care, and excellent cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Republique offers delicious selections perfect for sharing. The food is upscale, the service is attentive, and the space itself is very lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

republique hits the restaurant triumvirate: the food, service, and ambiance are never anything less than excellent. bonus points for the celery cocktail, my favorite in all of LA. and that lighting! swoon.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of my favorite places in Los Angeles. Always a great time. Beautiful, classy, sophisticated, professional people.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a reservation for 6:30, wasn’t seated until 7:30. Why have a reservation system then? Meanwhile everyone else was seated right away. Server only checked in on us once the whole meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love Republique they have the best breakfast and dinner in town ; I always ordered the regular breakfast love the home made bread ; the purple juice ; for dinner one of my favorite their celery cocktail is very tasty .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great but pricey

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Republique and had a wonderful time. Food was amazing. We especially loved the pastas and vegetable dishes! Service was friendly and attentive and knowledgeable. Our table was great and relatively quiet for conversation as we were seated upstairs. What a beautiful, lively and fun restaurant. We will be back!! Thank you for a special evening!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food! Good environment!!! Loved it!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything we ordered was spot on- including the wine. Our server was spot on. I think my favorite was the burrata crostini, although the spinach cavatelli was very good as well. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional food with delightful and knowledgable service. Every aspect of the meal was equal to or exceeded expectation. We have eaten often there during the morning or for afternoon tea/coffee but the dinner was a good event.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very delicious food that is obviously overpriced, but it's worth the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful food in a unique setting. It is expensive though but that was expected.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was very greasy and salty. No mention was made of the birthday which was indicated when reservation was made There was so much grease in leftover box that it went on front of dress

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Been here about 20 times. The service this visit made everything magic.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had reservations for 9:15, wasn’t seated until 10. Not sure what the point of a reservations was. Completely ruined the entire dining experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First off, food was amazing. No complaints. Expensive, but worth it (in my opinion). Everything is fresh and expertly prepared.

However, the front door service was a total disaster. We made reservations for 9 pm. Didn't get seated until 10 pm. We weren't the only ones - multiple other reservations for 9 and 9:15 pm weren't seated until an hour later. The hostess was cordial, but her excuse was, "well, it's a saturday night, things are busy." true - but there are 52 Saturdays in a year - at some point you have to be able to figure it out. If not, then the management should've really busted out the champagne and poured everyone a glass. the fact that they didn't...i guess that's how much their customers mean to them.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Even with a dinner reservation for 2, we had to wait awkwardly in the cramped entryway for nearly an hour with numerous open tables in view the entire wait. They directed us to the bar where there was not even standing room, and the bartenders wouldn't look our way anyways. After hearing all the accolades about the restaurant, we were very disappointed with the value and experience. The food was average, not amazing or worth the price IMO. You can get better food and wine at many other places in LA for much less. It was an OK evening overall, but I won't be going back.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great dinner and the service was excellent. I️t was a bit loud, a bit pretentious and my goodness their chairs are so uncomfortable.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome team and the food speaks for itself. Love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fantastic. Compliments to the chef! I also want to compliment the bartender for crafting a delicious Bourbon cocktail which wasn't even on the cocktail list. It's evident that he takes his job very seriously. We were impressed and off to a phenomenal start to the evening. I would have given the restaurant five stars if it weren't for a few disappointments. The waitress was not forthcoming with explaining portion sizes. My friend and I each ordered the sole and the two dishes could have fed a family of four. And they weren't inexpensive -each was $72 and we failed to notice the pricing when we ordered it. Our mistake, however, a good server would have questioned our decision to get one each. Perhaps it should have said "serves two" on the menu. We were also charged for additional butter on their bread and butter appetizer plate - without being told there would be an additional charge. Additionally, the food took a very long time to come out and we had to ask about it rather than the waitress telling us it'll be out shortly and/or managing our expectations. It's about service, right? We will wait a long time for a good dish and we would have ordered more appetizers in the interim / more revenue for the restaurant. Lastly, we ordered their signature butter cake dessert and since they were out of it, they comped two other desserts - thank you- but these just weren't good. We barely touched them and the new waiter (we were changed servers bc of the Late hour) didn't even notice. I would think that this particular owner would have appreciated feedback since all other dishes are exemplary. In the waitstaff defense, they were too busy to service the customer at a high level. This is where Management needs to factor in patron to server metrics - and how about walk around tables to talk to customers and help out their waitstaff -especially on a busy Weekend night. A few tweaks and this place will be off the charts!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excelent choice for a meal I am very glad I went there

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I think I met my wife!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

From arrival, through dinner, and up to the presentation of the bill, we had a great experience. The host welcomed us, and expressed his congratulations on our anniversary, which I had written as one of the reasons we were going that night. Wait-staff were attentive, and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about their vast wine options. They brought us tastes, to ensure we would be happy. Our waiter, Anthony, helped us pick foods that would "go with each other", and helped us avoid ordering too much. And, when one of our dishes was taking a bit longer to come out, he provided us more wine, as his way of apologizing. Finally, at the end of the evening, he did encourage us to come back and ask for him, as he would be putting notes in the system about what we enjoyed, etc. Very thoughtful.
Overall, we cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 16, 2017

came for a friend's birthday. They were able to accommodate us perfectly.
food and service was amazing.
Their agnolotti, cauliflower, and mussels were to die for.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Spot-on food. Of the eight dishes we had, seven were excellent. One was oversalted but since the server never made it back to the table to check on us, and it was clear he wouldn’t be by, we just ate it before it was cold as well as salty. Server also sold us the Brussels sprouts that was enough for four even though we’d asked for the small portion. Again, we didn’t see him again so it wasn’t rectified. A little arrogance is acceptable in a server if you’re good at your job. He wasn’t. I’d go back and ask not to sit in the section of the skinny kid with the nose ring. The food was on point.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fabulous food with highly attentive staff. The meal was like enjoying a wonderful symphony.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent experience. Creative dishes well prepared. Excellent service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good energy
Fun atmosphere
Exciting food
Foie gras
Good for veggies and meat eaters
Great wine
Attentive friendly staff
A nice night out for a date or a group

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