Republique

4.7
2680 reviews
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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.

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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.
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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Never going again - had an 8:00 reservation and weren’t seated till 8:20. They sat us upstairs and I specifically requested the main dining room in the back. We have been here several times but will not be going back. They should really use LUCQUES as an example as how to run a restaurant!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

All the food ordered was too salty. Price high for a meal we didn’t enjoy. When they packed the food to go, the box container was wet due to some items have sauce in them. Had to eat at another restaurant because we were disappointed with tonight. It’s a shame because I remembered it used to be so good.

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed with the entire experience. I remember Campanile and was hoping to find a good replacement. The food is acceptable but the noise level is almost intolerable.
I won’t be returning.

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B
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food but extremely overpriced for average French fare. Very small portions.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was absolutely outstanding. 🥇

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CW
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Too loud. Too hot. Poor service. Communal table seating.

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MT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of my favorites. We come here at least once a year to celebrate a birthday. The Amuse Bouche was a wonderful surprise. The Soft Shell Crab and the Cacio e Pepe were outstanding. However this time we were disappointed in the Chicken entree. The service was outstanding but even at the quietest table, the noise was deafening.

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Orlando
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! We didn't want for anything while here. From servers folding napkins, to bussers swiftly clearing and resetting silver. The food was a hit! Can't wait to bring friends here!

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JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i loved the service and the food was great. other than the high $$$$ and that it's valet only, everything was perfect. the octopus salad and strawberry tiramisu were the most memorable dish. flavors were amazing and the dessert was so refreshing and delicious. i would eat here every day if my bank account allowed.

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j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

While the food is good, wow is it overpriced. The wait staff was annoyingly consistent with interrupting conversations to ask questions or make more suggestions (lay off, let us enjoy without being interrupted every 8 minutes) and the suggestions they did make ended up with having way too much food. Note - don't push things on your guests. Let them decide and give them a few minutes to get settled before you start asking questions and making suggestions. I won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bus service was pushy with clearing our table before finishing meal. Bus person actually spilled water on guest.

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AU
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the overall experience. The Spinach Cavatelli is a must!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great. The only feedback I have is to reduce the time in between the dishes. Many times we waited 15-20 minutes between plates.

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F
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Normandy butter, baguette, rib eye with different sauces was fantastic. Heavenly.

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AA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We celebrated our 6th anniversary there and requested a private table, although we would have been satisfied with a community setting as well. We we sat immediately at a table of our own. We met two people sitting next to us that we ended up striking up a conversation with mid meal and had a wonderful time. The meal was excellent and the service was as well. Would definitely return. When they tell you an item is fit for 2 people, TRUST THEM! We ordered the pork chop plate and it was enough for my wife and I. We also shared a few bites with our friendly neighbors and there was still some left over. Wonderful time.

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DR
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Once again a friendly, welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable staff served amazing food that made us wonder how the Michelin guide overlooked Republique. This time the corn soup, the cacio pepe, and the beignet were the standouts but really every single item was so good. I have already made a reservation to return.

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A
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above and beyond! Took out of town friends here and they said it was the best meal of their lives. I love it so much - the perfect bread and butter are just the beginning of how special every item is and how much attention is given to detail. Also - coolest staff.

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VL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top five meals I’ve had in the last decade! We followed our waiter’s very enthusiastic recommendations and ordered the duck eclairs and Dover sole (among six or seven other things). Both were highlights. Everything about this restaurant was amazing, from the service to the food to the scene. Can’t wait to come back!

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TT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary date for my sister and her hubby! They loved it!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice Restaurant. Not overly fancy. Interesting setup. A bit over priced. The server was incredible. Overall, very good experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Great Food. Great service. Great experience.

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique setting with lots to look at. Up front it’s bustling with lots of natural light and action....the back of the restaurant is dark and more intimate so this will make a difference in your overall experience. We started off with wonderful tuna tare tare with a beautiful pull apart baguette and Normandy butter. Moved on to the Octopus salad (my husbands favorite) and hand made spinach pasta with a Morel mushroom sauce (my favorite)...next was the Duck with berries - meh - but lastly we had a deconstructed cheesecake which was the perfect topper to the meal. Our service was excellent - I would definitely recommend for dinner...I would love to return for brunch as I heard it’s outstanding.

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F
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Republique is a very good , but expensive restaurant. A good place to share a meal. Some dishes are exceptional, eg corn agnolotti ; beignets. Little Gem salad was delicious, as was bread . Other dishes are good to very good but but not noteworthy — burrata toast ; SB spot prawns ; bucatini cacio e pepe. I have to admit I don’t
“ get” the todo about spot prawns . Won’t order them again . Our server was great.

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LZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Note: this review only applied to dinner time.

The worst dinning environment I've ever seen... Basically, you are sitting on ”windowsill” or dark corner (literally had to lean on the wall). The napkin was extremely dirty with some weird amount of tiny fabric, and they do fly into your food. The waiting time was extremely long; me and my boyfriend were waiting there for the entree after the appetizer like 40mins (no lies) and we were kind of feeling awkward since we were there just for dinner nothing else we could do during waiting time. And our waiter was like MIA the whole time. The only time he came by was to tell us our food is gonna be on the table in 2 minutes (which is actually 15 more minutes in normal timing standard by the way.)
Anyhoo, for the conclusion, I’d have to give the cruelest comments this year: I’d rather be starving to go there for dinner.

Disclosure: fairly speaking, their brunch is still the best in town!

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EB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just okay; expensive and not outstanding. Extremely noisy. Ridiculous to be seated at family style table at this price point. Friendly service.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent ...service too but noise level was disturbing

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and the ambiance of the restaurant was great!!!

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words really can't describe the joy this place brought me! I entered a magical world!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly recommended.

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5
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic every time I go. Great food, great service and an always changing menu.

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K
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little too noisy but great food

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s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and it was fantastic. We shared a lot of dishes and each one was delicious - loved the
gruyère & potato beignets, the crostini, and the pumpkin agnolotti. And the desserts were amazing! The service was great and the sommelier helped us find the perfect wines for our meal. Loved Republique and hope to go back again soon.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall experience was very good. Small portions typical of French style

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L
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. Food was creative; service was exceptional; and ambience was inspiring. They have an extensive wine list.

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LB
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire dining experience was excellent from start to finish.
The food was utterly incredible and the presentation was WOW, the drinks were also outstanding, and the ambiance and feel of the place was just perfect.
One of the top parts of the experience was the service, we were very lucky to have Alicia as our server and she was absolutely excellent the whole night, as were any other servers who came to our table.

We will be back. Thank you!

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! One of the best meals we’ve had in a while

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i
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Horribly slow service from the kitchen. Some items didn’t even come out and others were forgotten until the waitress realized how problematic the kitchen was. For this level of restaurant the service and experience should be much better.

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RC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly incredible food and excellent service. We came back for a quick breakfast pickup through their window and were similarly impressed.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was ok

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The inconsistent quality of the food did not justify the prices. The overall dining experience was saved, however, by the very attentive service staff. The overall impression was of yet another hipster LA restaurant with subpar food and clientele that wouldn't know any better.

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