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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is located on the south side of the restaurant. $6.50 per vehicle.
Metered street parking is available.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant directly for any private dining inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Republique Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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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