Republique

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AWESOME!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Republique!! The food was excellent - ridiculously good! The main courses were superb (pork belly!... yum!), but we felt that the small bites and pastas stole the show. (Get the beignets!) Crafty cocktails were delicious! In addition to terrific food the SERVICE WAS TOP NOTCH! We joked that “they think we are ‘somebody.’” Everyone was extremely polite, attentive, and genuine. Only minor downside was noise level (high) and since they seat people at the bar, there is no opportunity for cocktails while you wait for your table. Fortunately, we only waited a minute or two, so no big deal. GO TO REPUBLIQUE!!

OG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and decadent! Our Server Curtis was lovely and wonderful. The food is pricey but worth every penny. Love love love the dinnerware and a decor.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday! Wonderful food that never disappoints.

BM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had waited for awhile to try Republique--We were fans of Campanile, back in the day, and don't often venture out of the South Bay, given traffic these days. Went there for my birthday and the experience lived up to all expectations! Everything we had was sensational--potato and leek beignets, kanpachi crudo, salad with persimmons, maple pecans and goat cheese, pasta with Dungeness crab, lemon and basil and the grand finale: floating island! All our servers and the sommelier were so personable, interesting and lovely. It made my birthday a very special occasion and I am telling all my friends to try it. The decor was magnificent too! What an interesting building!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. The Food, Service, ambiance, and cocktails are all world class. Great job.

RA
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Our experience started when we arrived for our reservation on time and was told we didn’t have one. I produced my confirmation and magically we got a table. We were seated at a large family style table which reminded me of the dining hall at Hogwarts castle - for the prices they charge the ambiance really sucked. The worst part was the overall service which was horrendous! They brought out food randomly and not in the correct order so starters were brought out before mains - Really??? Again for the money this type of thing should never happen. Begging for another glass of wine and drinking water.
The food was good but the service had us so upset that we didn’t enjoy any of the food.
Needless to say we’ll never go back.
It was a total cluster from start to finish.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in an interesting building. It’s bustling and maybe not great for a private conversation on the shared tables, but it had a fun vibe. Service was top notch too. We loved it! Perfect place for a date or a dinner with friends.

DL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Republique was phenomenal. The quality of the food was only surpassed by the incredible service. The Dover Sole was mind blowing, the best piece of fish I have ever eaten.
This was a dinner that I will remember forever.

GM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great food, service and incredible wine list.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots of flavors! Great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Our Waiter was the best ever!!!! Felt so special!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Appetizers and salads excellent bit small portions and expensive. Cassoulet was poor and expensive. Service slow. Was there at opening 5:30 didn't get out until 8:15. I kept looking for the waiter who always had an excuse for not being around. Kitchen and service were way too slow for this price point. Will not go back.

NE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our server was great. The bread and butter is the best! We found the dishes a bit small for sharing between 4 people. The chocolate mousse with raspberries was delicious.
Sitting by the bar was dark and noisy. Didn’t enjoy that at all!!!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb, the space is beautiful, and the service impeccable. The food was all excellent with my favorite being the pork belly, but the oats, beets, and berries with the duck breast were a miss given how exceptional everything else was.

The communal tables and din make it a better casual spot with a group of friends or for a quick dinner before a show versus a romantic date spot for long conversation.

Will definitely come back but for a special occasion would be more likely to hit something more formal like providence

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, and service. Honestly one of the top experiences of f & B for us in a long time. All the servers, host, hostess, etc smiled and said thank you everywhere I turned. Not sure who trained the staff, but I cannot say enough how could our experience was. Thank you all!

NF
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection personalitied

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience from food to staff to ambience. Entrées and salad were prepared to perfection.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so creative and service was fantastic!!! Highly recommend!

SH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Creative dishes. Everything seemed very organized.

OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasamos un año nuevo increíble, la comida es muy buena calidad

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena experiencia!

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MD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend to friends whether for singles or families but do make an Open table reservation. We were seated promptly at a nice private table for 4 and had a fabulous experience with our 2 kids home from college on New Year's Eve.

MT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with an innovative menu though the portions were small for the price.

s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and cocktails conveniently located walking distance from my airbnb. I'll be back!

B
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We decided to celebrate our Anniversary at Republique. I made the reservation noting our celebration and upon our arrival they said "Happy Anniversary" and that was about it for our celebration at the Republique restaurant.

We started off with a couple of glasses of wine, as the waiter poured the glasses they were more like "half glasses" he spilled the wine all over the table... too bad as it would have made a full glass of wine had it not been all over the table.

We then ordered bread for $8 about 2 pieces per person and I asked for butter and olive oil the waiter said it has to be one or the other. What??? What restaurant charges this much for a small amount of bread and not give olive oil and butter??? For the prices we paid it is ridiculous that they are so stingy.

We ordered oysters ($4 per piece) which were fresh and excellent I added a star for them, tiny Barrata toasts ($12) which were less than a bite per person, the beignet balls ($12) were good, fish ($46) w gnocchi and mushrooms and cheese both ok. Cheese bits w 2 smart pieces of bread, dollop of honey and jam for $9. The waiter didn't even ask if we wanted to order desert!! Rushing us to clear the table $160 was just not worth the dreary experience.

Valet parking is $11.50. If you come after 7 you can park on the street.

This was a very sad and disappointing wedding Anniversary celebration ... we should have chosen a restaurant that would have made us feel more welcomed and paid more attention to customer satisfaction.

MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is amazing, the setting superb, and the service sublime.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get together and share food. Everything was delicious, unique and perfectly executed. Sommelier was great as well as the whole staff. Will definitely be coming back

M
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. I wish we could get past the beignets and other starters. Particularly love the tuna tartare. Stay away from the steak tartare. So disappointing compared to my brothers. This one is flavorless compared to cubed quality meat and condiments with rye bread.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Every single dish was amazing

WC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall a good experience, not great. For starters, we were seated at a high top that was brutally uncomfortable. Why subject your guests to seats that are painful to sit in? Makes no sense. Spend a few bucks on seats that have backs on them. This is not rocket science.

Most dishes were excellent but here's a few to avoid.

Pork belly - don't order this. Desperately needs some texture. As is, it's a soft lump of pork with no flavor.
Roast chicken - there is nothing special here. I can make this at home. You need to offer something above and beyond at this price point.
Spinach Cavatelli - I love salt. This was not edible due to the overbearing salt levels.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, fast service and the food is amazing.

F
Central Coast
64 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service sat at communal table
Would like to sit at a table for four in future
A superstar restaurant in LA
The sommelier was very knowledgeable on French wines

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the staff is really fun and helpful!

PS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

What i expected. Interesting food, good presentation, excellent service and high prices.

AW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was very attentive and the food superb

XY
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Awesome ambience. Love it! Hoping to come back and try the brunch menu next

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, everything was perfect! Service was wonderful, food delicious, very festive for Christmas Eve!

JH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the best service I've had in Los Angeles. Really enjoyed the evening and appreciate all the hard work they obviously put into this operation. Had a great time and will ask for a table in the main room for my next visit. Really wanted to watch the kitchen and be in the thick of the action.

KK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on Christmas Eve for dinner. It was interesting. The menu was designed to taste several dishes and to share with the table. Bread, butter and pan drippings were so good. We sampled almost a little bit of everything between the three of us. Sommelier was exceptional! Service was exceptional. My son’s favorite was the broccoli, cauliflower with the sweet potato hummus. My husband’s was the pork belly. Mine was the fuyu persimmon and endive salad... and the agnolotti. It was a special occasion - and we did the full course —from appetizers and oysters to after dinner drinks and dessert. Did not disappoint. Rated it a little down on food mostly because for my palate - not all dishes were to “die for” (yes, I’ve become quite the snob). Definitely recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing detailed service! Food, superb! Can’t go wrong with any choice. Always a safe bet for nice evening and great food!

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