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

Republique Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Fit for Foodies (79)
Good for a Date (76)
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Creative Cuisine (61)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Hot Spot (54)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (46)
Fun (43)
Notable Wine List (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Groups (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
People Watching (31)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Authentic (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Casual (22)
Seasonal (22)
Great for Brunch (13)
Tapas (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 19 hours ago

Excellent tartare

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely meal to celebrate an anniversary. Great cocktails and the cassoulet was amazing (but huge!)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

been here a couple times in last year.. it never disappoints. great food, great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing! Very cool restaurant space and service was top notch!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant and great food. Everything we ate was delicious and the services was lovely. Cannot wait to come back

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Was able to get a reservation on the day for a special meal for me and my wife (which was quite unexpected), and apart from a bit of a wait, which we knew was gonna happen, since the lines at Republique are well-known, everything at the restaurant was terrific. Marvelous attentive wait staff, delicious food, and as I noted that it was an anniversary dinner in making the reservation, we were given a great table upstairs in the library, where it was quieter. Lovely atmosphere. Did I mention the food is top notch? It's not an inexpensive meal, but it's absolutely worth it... and that's ultimately what counts, I think.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Impressed by the food and service for our Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

On Valentine Day 6pm reservation was very nice! Not even crowded and normal menu (not prefix menu). Everything tasty and service great.My date wanted soup and they don’t have some simple vegetable soup puree, and no onion soup, which I love (and they call themselves French restaurant Haha)
And! The only thing which missing is music! To creat French relaxing atmosphere so you feel yourself in Paris again :-) Just type “French chanson” on Spotify and it’s there! Or type “Emmanuel French song” on YouTube Red so it started play “Emmanuel” Pierre Bachelet and just go from there. So easy! Why not to do it????
The music is really missing

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations weeks in advance for a pre V-Day celebration. Made a special request which wasn’t honored. We got to sit next to a toddler with a cell phone on full blast and watching Chinese cartoons. The food was eh. Everything I ate was bitter. EVERYTHING. I kept expecting a change in texture and flavor but it was all the same. I’m a trained cook, I have been a cook for 25 plus years. Truffles were lost in the dishes. It was just the same all the way through. No ups, no downs. For the price I paid, I’d expect more. Not returning for sure.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and ambience was well. Server wasn’t that helpful with suggestions but overall a wonderful experience I will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Hamachi and octopus were amazing! As a group of 5, we shared many small plates and we all found each one to be absolutely delicious. The wine list is excellent as well. We were late for our table due to crazy traffic and the staff were so kind to hold it for us. Our server patiently described each menu item and was very conscientious about food allergies. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The table at corner near bar section was not impressed though, food are awesome as always, loving new menu, the server was excellent as well, unfortunately our table was under the speaker that punk songs were a little too loud, hardly to hear what people are talking...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is good but pricy. However, though service was friendly, but it was very slow, and the waiter even forgot our dessert and gave us the check.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best restaurant in LA. Never disappoints. Everything is delicious. Go. Now.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual great food! Smaller portions for the price. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. We will be going back soon!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is amazing, but the dinner prices are ridiculous. I will go back but only for brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was incredible, nothing to complain about there. We had a reservation and still had to wait 20-30min and they sat us near the front which is NOT where you want to be seated. There was a draft and it was cold and you miss out on the action of the restaurant. The service was fine, but definitely not something to praise them for. The waitress wasn't great and we could tell we weren't a priority customer and she really just wanted to get our order out of the way.

I'd come back strictly for the Normandy butter and hot bread :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The experience was great. The food and ambiance was great. A little loud. The wine director chose pairings that worked perfectly with every course. This guy knows his wine and was so helpful and informative

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything we ordered was unique & delicious. Definitely great ambiance for a nice evening out with good food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been to this resturant about a dozen times. This was the worst experience yet. My service took forever to order and my steak came out about an hour after I ordered it. The room was extremely noisy and I sat on stools with no backs for two hours. They put me next to the bar and I had two kids with me. You would think that could have accommodated us at another table given we had children and that there were empty tables in the resturant. At the prices they charge and give this level of service they need to really take a second look at how they are running their operation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent. The service couldn't have been better. They were very accommodating to any special request and asked about food allergies and what we could not eat as soon as we sat down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

While everything is nearly perfect, the loise level is begond "Energetic." It is downright deafening. I could hardly hear my wife talking to me across the table. The only blemish on an otherwise memorable dining experience. However, the noise level is just fine for all those beautiful millenials. That is why I'm certain you'll do nothing to change that.
See you next time!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, wine and service. One of the top restaurants in LA right now.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! What a find!

Tags: Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Terrific place recommended by a friend, a bit pricey, but I never mind that if the food is worth it, and it is definitely WORTH it !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food is amazing - and I loved that our waiter never made my friends and I feel rushed. We lingered over dinner and dessert, and had a lovely time. Every thing we ate was delicious and interesting - the bread and butter is outstanding too - don't skip that! It's a lovely space and well worth the money to dine here.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was delicious, but we had a conflict over the bill. We loved the food, but would be hard-pressed to return because we felt that the mistake should’ve been covered by the restaurant. We didn’t raise a stink, we were very polite about the misunderstanding, but the staff did nothing to correct the error. It’s too bad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Our family loves this restaurant and we always have a great time. The entire staff is friendly, professional and welcoming, however service can be very slow. We were at the restaurant for 40 minutes before a drink order was taken and the wait time between courses is excessively long. The food and drinks are terrific though, and we would dine here more frequently is the wait times weren’t so interminable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was great, server was a dud. I wouldn't describe our server as a people person...perhaps a behind the scene job would be best for him.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Was glad to be seated in the back, where it is quieter. The chicken was sensational, better than the last time. However, the cod appetizer portion was a joke. It was delicious but only enough for 1 bite. The hazenut ice cream was perhaps the best I've tasted. Really think it is rude to charge for bread and butter, especially when we waited almost an hour for the chicken to be served. No one came over to say it would be delayed or that it was coming soon. Had to ask.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Nicely crafted, delicious cocktails. But they really, really need to put the Halo Halo back on the dessert menu. And never take it off ever again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Such an amazing, lovely experience. Every dish was phenomenal and the ambiance of the restaurant was stunning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We took extra measures to request a particular table weeks prior to our arrival for our daughter’s birthday . We even waited past our reservation time because of this particular table. They end up seating us in a completely different area. Two individuals from our party received their food AFTER we all done eating. We were given gift cards and dessert for our “inconvenience”. We have been going to Republique for years, up to 2 times a week for a while. I can honestly will say I was beyond disappointed with our experience, we will not be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was uneven. When it was on- it was amazing. Order the egg on toast with uni (very small portion but worth it) and whatever spaghetti and seafood dish is on for the night. Best to go with a number of people to share as many different dishes as possible. When it was off- it was just average. For us it was the rock-cod that was overcooked and in a dish lacking flavor or interest. Not bad but not excellent.
Service was not good on our visit. From trouble at the front seating different parties, to a waiter who seemed more interested in moving us along than helping us choose a good menu (and bringing starter oysters out mid-meal), and finally a sommelier who just didn't care.
The space itself is amazing. Boisterous, fun and beautiful- it's a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Not a date place
Noisy communal tables
Not cozy
Service with an attitude

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good, but very expensive

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was AMAZING!!!!

Butternut squash pasta - OMG, so buttery and delicious
Short ribs - WOW, so juicy and flavorful
Salad w truffle (don’t know name) - YUM, light and citrusy

Can’t wait to go back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice, had not been there before. A little noisy, but not too bad. Shared a pasta and short ribs. Very nicely cooked. Took a little while to get entrees but not too bad. I would go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My friend and mentor Joe was extremely impressed and this person travels the world monthly with unlimited budget! Thank you Ali for taking such wonderful care of us last night. Just remember, you met a Unicorn Walker.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food. Bus boys awesome. Main servers, bar tenders, hostesses need improvement. Not very welcoming.

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