We had a great dining experience! Love the food, the ambiance... everything! We are definitely coming back here!
this is a great local find. the food and service will delight you.
Excellent food. Great ambience. Delicious drinks! A must to try!
This was my second time and I really enjoyed the food, I was a little disappointed in our server that evening, seemed pre-occupied and honestly a little rude, our wait time for drinks or to even be offered any was a long wait and when we did ask our server as she flew by us stated she’d be back as she had to deliver a check to someone, there was only 4 in our group so how long could it take to take our cocktail order? Someone else came over to do so. The wait time was very long to receive our entree’s as well. For a dinner that was almost 400.00 for four people, 1 appetizer, 2 salads and two entrees (we shared) and 4 drinks seemed a little steep with that kind of service.
This was our first time dining at Republik. Republik occupies the space formerly occupied by Campanile, our restaurant of choice for special occasions and a LA food scene legend. Campanile had been our favorite, but had closed rather than submit to an outrageous rent hike. We had not found a replacement favorite restaurant, so decided after trying many other places to give Republik a chance; Jonathan Gold rated it 19th in LA, and we usually agreed with his tastes.
We had a memorable evening at Republik, but not for the right reasons. The food itself was excellent, but the restaurant ambience was severely compromised by overcrowding, noise, and incredibly slow service.
We ordered three courses, an appetizer, a main course, and dessert. The appetizers arrived separately, about 10 minutes apart. And the appetizers were truly appetizers, no more than a couple of tablespoons in the first to arrive, and a small salad on the second. But they served the intended purpose of appetizers, getting the gastric juices flowing.
With gastric juices flowing, we waited 45 minutes for the main courses to arrive. We could not carry on a conversation because the noise level was too high, and we could not shout loudly enough to hear one another. Just when we were about to give up and go to Inn&Out, the waiter told us that the dinners were "being plated" right now. "Being plated" usually means that the cooks are aware they are supposed to prepare a meal and will eventually do so. Nevertheless, we stayed, and the main courses were delicious.
Baffled at the slow service, we surveyed the restaurant and observed that there were three times as many tables in the restaurant as were in the Campanile, but the kitchen was the same size with the same size staff as in the Campanile (no more cooks would fit in that space). While you could squeeze more revenue out of a space by cramming more tables into it, you could do so only if the cooks could crank out enough food.
we had a 5:30 reservation told staff we had to leave 7:30 the main course (pasta) came out so late we had to take it to go. Heating up 2 orders of pasta for $65.00 after the theater was a mistake we should have asked for it to be taken off the bill. All appetizers were great.
Another great meal, consistently a fantastic experience here.
Considering we had made reservations in advance, to be seated right in the window in the front did not seem right.
The food came with fairly long intervals, so it was hard to enjoy as a meal.
The noise made it impossible to have a conversation and the prices for the portions were too high.
Good food but small portions (3 thin slices of sausage and one 2” piece of prochuto on the charcuterie board), terrible uncomfortable bar type seating (stools without back)and overworked staff.
Pricy without the comfort and attentive service you’d expect from a restaurant with such reputation. I miss Patina!
The roast chicken and bread and butter were exceptional, the short rib was good but small. Also, shared Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and white asparagus that were good but aren’t usually my favorite dishes to begin with. Great dinner overall and perfect atmosphere.
Manske and his team are still killing it. Earring the Dover sole and mousseline, my wife and I felt like we’d just stepped back into the French countryside. Every note was just right.
the food just too over priced and the waiter’s description about their food is not so true. And I guess they shouldn’t change menu everyday
The staff was very professional and attentive. The vegetable and salad dishes are very good, the beef short rib was good, but unnecessarily complicated
It was good!
Always blown away! Cannot wait to come back. Perfection.
Excellent food but ran out of the two dishes we really wanted to try
Extraordinario espacio culinario. Servicio de primera y comida de primera.
El vino excelente, el sommelier también.
Loud but food was great
We sat on the second floor where there was less noise but still lovely ambiance. The food was excellent! Delicious charcuterie, incredible Normandy butter to die for, creamy butter nut squash agnolotti, super star pork platter, and desserts to die for. The pork did require some wait time but it was worth waiting for! The service was excellent with frequent check ins and insights on menus. Even got a silly story about desserts. One of my favorite spots!
The food is wonderful. Two words: short ribs. OMG. Butter. Love the ambiance - historic building, one of the most beautiful rooms in LA. Service is professional but not stiff. Price point is not cheap - but great for a splurgy night out.
This was the second time we have been to Republique and it was equally as good the first time. The mushroom toast with burrata and the grilled octopus salad were incredible and a repeat from our first time. The striped sea bass was perfectly cooked and wonderful. We had the Brown Butter Cake and with fresh fruit and it was a perfect ending and not too filling. The service was very good, helpful & friendly. The sommelier was helpful in finding wines by the glass that were not on the list as they turn their wine often and the one I had last time was not available. Although the cost of Republique is high we will return occasionally as it is currently our favorite LA restaurant.
Everything we ordered was good and the service was excellent !
Republique continues to stand head and shoulders over the typical dining experience in Los Angeles. The quality of food is absolutely phenomenal, their wine program is amazing, their Somm is an alchemist with his wine pairings. This is my go to spot for a romantic date, special occasion, or just to simply enjoy sublime cuisine.
Always a pleasure dining at Republique, staff is attentive, food is amazing and atmosphere is perfect.
The food was outstanding! Worth every penny! Service was ok, could have been better but the food made up for it. Highly recommended.
Our food and server were amazing! Aside from great food, I really appreciated the wonderful service and the guidance of the server in wine and food pairing.
Great French food with Foie Gras. Caviar and duck leg confit. Also has an Italian influence on the pasta.
The steak was also excellent. Highly recommend
The restaurant itself is very busy and has a great energy and fun vibe. The menu is unique and exciting and most tasted great. However, we were seated 45 mins late from our reservation, we remained calm but were hungry and eager to seated, and after the host said the manager would stop by he/she never did and never did anything to compensate. Also, we ordered their truffle pasta, which had great flavor but was cold. While they did the right thing by taking it off the bill, we all wished they would have replaced it for us!
We invited an out of town couple, food was delicious, servers where very friendly and stylish . The place left a great impression on us and on our guests.
The table location was as such that both the restaurant employees and the guests going in and out of the bar area kept hitting my husband's back. He finally had to move from his seat which was facing La Brea street to sit next to me with his back to La Brea. It was uncomfortable for two of us at a small table but at least he was not getting hit by constantly passing people.
Had high expectations before going...and it totally met my expectations, beautiful and tasty food! We just had appetizers, wine and dessert. Food was excellent! Will definitely go back again.
The food was very good, but way too expensive. I also thought the glasses of wine were smaller in size than most restaurants.
Wonderfull, buzzing, beautifully presented exceptional food
A spectacular experience with flawless food and warm, welcoming service from Corey. Hard to say anything besides “Republique is world-class”. I cannot wait to return!
Incredible food and atmosphere, knowledgeable staff especially including our server Cameron
The food was good, not outstanding. Sorry. Service was great. Ambiance was great. Pork chop was advertised as outstanding and award-winning, and I did not think very much of it. Pasta was good. Should have ordered more of the pastas.
Republique was an amazing dining experience! Michael was our server and he was so knowledgeable about the wine and had great input on items from the menu.
This is my second time dining here. My first time was AWESOME. We were in the back in a nice quiet area. The staff was great - the sommelier was super helpful. We had a spectacular time and was looking forward to bringing an out of town visitor here for the same great experience.
The difference between the restaurant and the bar area is so night and day its not even fair to mix the seating the areas when assigning tables. I make the reservation at least 2 weeks ahead of time. I didn't ask for anything specific, but didn't think I would need to. Initially we were seated at stools just at the window with the 3 of us next to eachother. I asked if we could move to the back and they said nothing was available and we ended up at a table in the bar that super loud, had mediocre service and just getting bumped around by people having drinks.
I was SO disappointed with the experience. It made for a bad dinner and not the way we wanted to show our guest a good time.
I know what to ask for now, but if a restaurant is going to have that much of a difference between seating areas (and it is a huge difference), then they need to make use of OpenTables Tabletype functionality to choose restaurant, bar or either. It was 2 weeks ago and I'm still frustrated even writing this review on how disappointed I was.
Great food and drinks. We had a wonderful experience.
A beautiful setting. Service was impeccable, they really care that you have a good experience, Food was imaginative and tasty. It is the modern 5th republique, if it were the 3rd of the 19th century the portions would be a little bigger, but overall a wonderful time is to be had. .