Republique

4.7
1878 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday–Wednesday, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Thursday–Saturday, 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 362-6115
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Walter Manzke
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant directly for any private dining inquires: events@republiquela.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilshire
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Parking details
Valet is located on the south side of the restaurant. $10 per vehicle.Metered street parking is available.
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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Game-changing, delicious French food in an incredible space in Mid-Wilshire. Hop on the Republique train.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
Reviews from verified diners
1,878 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
80%
Very Good
13%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything at Republique was great! The short ribs were some of the best I have ever eaten. It is a bit pricey, but If you are in LA, definitely go there. Decor, Ambiance, Service, and Food were all Fabulous!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We visitied this sort of upper class restaurant-bar-café with LA-ish twist for an early dinner. It offers reasonable foods and beverage options with an intention to be different and in all fairness, the majority of foods are on smaller or small size. Two entries and two main course would suffice if a guest is not particularly hungry, so it can be advised three courses for moderate dining capacity. It was no single meal to excite us or to be recommended. Republique is a place to meet and not to eat (if eating is put as a priority). A choice of wines is OK, they are on moderately expensive to expensive side. Water is offered in dark wine bottles generously poured by the staff (well, nice). A level of services is OK and for a potential visitor it should be mentioned that Republique tries hard to be a ‘hot spot’ for an ambitious crowd and to be recognized as somewhat iconic in La Brea area. A sort of pretentiousness is in the air and we certainly did not like it very much. Again, nothing extremely wrong.
It was too hot inside (outside temperature of 79F and 81F inside. It seems that AC system was not capable of keeping comfortable temperature.
The impression was that place on the first sight has all ingredients to be desirable for re-visiting, but after all summed up, it can be recommended chiefly as a spot to meet if you are already close to it. Food was average, somehow soulless, although fresh.
They add several percentages to the check for employees’ health insurance what can be deducted by the request. A sort of ridiculous and cheesy concept. Why not 1% for property tax or something else?
Most of waiters fit image purposes, some are rather clumsy what is covered by plenty of servers and assisting staff. Overall, mixed emotions from the visit, maybe because of high expectations. An appealing factor is for the neighborhood, so for someone from other parts of LA it can be avoided without regret.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I had heard about this place and passed by a bunch, but had never gone in...until now and it was SO worth it!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Really good but short of great, awesome, energetic vibe and smart wait staff that were slow (due to business level) but thoughtful. Remove the alcohol and tip and our bill for 3x was about $100 each which I thought high, so value for money is a bit below average in my view. Still fair to say you can’t go wrong here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was absolutely superb and the service without peer. There were 6 of us and all of us thought the same. What a great experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The bartender was very nice and informative

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Was simply nothing short of amazing! Definitely coming back!....hopefully with the same date ;)

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The service overall and the server we’re exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great food, great service , overall great place. Can’t wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Took my girl here for her birthday. Service just wasn’t good at all. Was very underwhelmed especially for a dinner that was supposed to be extra special.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Superb dining. Everything we ordered was delicious. Expensive but memorable.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was incredible - only issue we went during the heat wave and where we sat was pretty hot - can’t imagine this is an issue normally but it was over 90 out at 8pm and there ac couldn’t keep up with the heat. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great service and amazing food. We recommend ordering wines off of their “Tuesday night wine” section. More affordable and still delicious!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great night, server was fantastic

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

My only complaint- after eating here every meal after feels like prison food. Yes, it’s that good.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The food was incredible. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Our dishes were amazing. All of the server's recommendations were thoughtful given our preferences. The atmosphere was French chic. Overall a great experience.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Our server and bus person, Samantha and Fernando, respectively, were possibly the best we’ve ever had. Knowledgeable and wise, kind and patient. They were perfect hosts for a perfect evening. If they’re not working your table, just punch the host/hostess in the dick and storm out.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Best culinary experience in a long time

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food was excellent. Oysters were delicious as was the foie gras appetizer. I had the truffle pasta with Australian winter truffles, love that they were winter truffles instead of summer truffles. My husband had the short rib which he enjoyed but said he probably wouldn’t order again. Just not the wow factor like the other dishes. The wine selection was great too. Excellent Pinot Noir. Sat in the back room which was much more intimate than sitting in the front room. Happy for that since it was our anniversary celebration. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the service was even better. Our server was Curtis and he deserves all the tips and the raises!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Incredible food, romantic interior, exceptional service. Such a great experience!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fantastic food... great cocktails and attentive service... date night success

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Beautiful cocktails, food, staff & patrons. Will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Dinner was delicious, but expensive and smaller portion sizes. Also there is a 4 or 5% additional fee added for employees’ health insurance.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We go regularly, it’s always a pleasure.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Food was delicious. Been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now, it was good overall. Service was great. We got free ice cream because they failed to serve us a dish we had ordered.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Amazing service, always great food, and overall a fun experience.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

I had eaten at Republique previously and enjoyed the food. This time we were seated in the crowded rather noisy back room and it was very very dark even after my eyes had a chance to adjust. I asked the server if the lights could be turned up even a little. she said she would send the manager over. I reminded her a few more times but the manager did not appear until we were finishing dessert. She apologized but said that this was the way the owner liked it. Well in spite of the interesting cuisine I'll totally avoid this restaurant in the future. The customer clearly comes last........ For several reasons --noise, crowded tables and light level this was a very disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The architecture is beautiful and makes for a very nice environment. The food was all delicious. A really great place to order a bunch to share. Their drinks were also very well made. I would recommend them to everyone.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The host needs to leanr b

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

While Republique has tasteful and delicious dishes, unfortunately the restaurant felt short for the special ocassion we were celebrating. We were celebrating our friends’ bachelorette party and a full meal took us 3 hours total. Our waiter was very inconsiderate of people with allergies and vegans. Although we got our server changed, no one explained the communal tables concept to us given that we have people with allergies. The first waiter could not accommodate what we were trying to accomplish and it was not a great service experience overall. I found extremely rare visiting a place using peanut oil in their fried items which makes me likely not coming back to this place. I want to thank the general manager still for his kindness after all.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

They were more interested in turning tables than taking good care of diners enjoying their dinner

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Did they forget to bring my main course? Yup. The expediter got confused and gave away my order. The next table missed a dish too.

Service is usually excellent but even The French Laundry can have a stumble. It happens.

I’ll give it another try as what they did bring was really good.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We came with some friends from out of town, and I was disappointed to learn that we would be seated at a communal table. I thought the reservations would be for tables in the back...they were kind to help us get a better table, but I felt like I had to push for it (which I never like to do). Otherwise, service was fantastic, and the food (as always) was AMAZING. We learned an important lesson for reservations for next time and will be certain to request a table in the back.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The waiter made a few suggestions of his "Favorites" and he was spot on, except he needs to add the Potato and Leak Beignets to his lists. The horseradish aioli was awesome, but not hot. The Spinach Cavatelli was also superb. I enjoyed the Beef Tartare, although the rest of the table was not as enthusiastic about as I was. My friend and I ordered the Prime Dry-Aged Ribeye Cap, which was excellent, but his wife had the Beef Short Rib, which was exceptional and the one that stole the show. Other notes: Making reservations through Open Table went smoothly and the woman that poured our wine was very nice and lovely. All of this made for a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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1.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Ridiculous! One of the WORST dining experiences we’ve ever had. We had a reservation in advance but were given a bar table upon arrival. The bar table was a high top and as two small women we were sitting with our feet dangling. I have no idea why restaurants think this is a comfortable way to dine. Our hostess acknowledged our note about a food allergy by asking how serious it was for cross contamination. Well, if I bothered to mention it when we made the reservation, I’d assume they’d treat it seriously. We then asked to be moved to a table where our feet could reach the floor reasonably. That took 2 requests. We were then moved upstairs to a dark corner in a smallish room upstairs that had the smell of old carpet, but whatever at least the blood wasn’t running to my dangling toes. We didn’t get menus when we first sat down so we just sat and stared at one another for a while. Then our waiter came out and explained there are 9 kitchens - why 9 kitchens? That doesn’t sound efficient and in fact, it wasn’t! We ordered pretty quickly. Our order included their “special” bread which came fairly quickly but then we sat with the bread for another 40 mins. FINALLY, more food came. One entree was served but nothing else. I guess kitchen 2 didn’t talk to Kitchen 7 to make sure our entrees came out at the same time nor did Kitchen 5 figure out that we’d not gotten our roasted corn starter. I had to flag the server down to ask where was the rest of dinner. He hadn’t bothered to come by since we ordered nearly an hour previous. He went off to find out other entree and starter. After a little while our other entree was served by a backwaiter and still no roasted corn. Another while later the manager came over explaining her apologies that we’d been waiting so long for the famed roasted corn - no mention of the entrees coming out staggered. She offered to take off the charge for the $12 corn but no mention of the entrees. She promised to come back and check on us. Never saw her

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Wine program was fantastic. Took a journey with the SOMM and learned a ton. Excellent knowledge and wine service.

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

This review only speaks to service. For whatever reason, the hostess could not find this reservation when my boss arrived and escorted her and her party to sit at the bar. When I called to check, a woman said she did see the reservation but she was in the back so wasn't sure what was going on up front. She said she would go check but my boss proceeded to text me they did not have this reservation and weren't seating them. When I called the restaurant back, I would get the same lady who would continue to say she was in the back so wasn't sure what was going on up front. Then proceeded to say they seat everyone, so they'll seat them any way. This was not the point. If I had a reservation, it should not appear to my boss and her clients as though the restaurant is doing us a favor and seating us anyway. It was completely ridiculous. Not sure why the reservation was hard to find in first place, but even still, after I told the woman on the phone what was going on, I felt she should have been way more helpful in fixing the problem.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent service from the somms Mark and Patty, our favorite restaurant in LA.

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