Republique

4.7
3702 Reviews
$50 and over
French
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.

Support Republique during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Back Patio

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor seating in our converted parking lot.
  • Back Patio

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor seating in our converted parking lot.
  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Indoor Dining is currently in the front and back of the restaurant.
  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Indoor dining is currently offered on tables near the bar and in the back, dimly lit dining room only.
  • $140/person Tasting Menu - Back Patio

    $40.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Chef's Walter and Margarita Manzke's renowned multi-course tasting menu featuring locally sourced, peak of the season produce is back at $140 per person. This experience is only available on Thursdays . Due to limited seating, dietary restrictions will be accommodated within reason. Optional wine pairings are available. *** A $40 per person deposit will be required to confirm your reservation and it will be applied to your final bill. This deposit will be non-refundable for any cancelations within 48 hours of the reservation or no shows.
  • $140/person Tasting Menu - Indoor Dining

    $40.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Chef's Walter and Margarita Manzke's renowned multi-course tasting menu featuring locally sourced, peak of the season produce is back at $140 per person. This experience is only available on Thursdays . Due to limited seating, dietary restrictions will be accommodated within reason. Optional wine pairings are available. *** A $40 per person deposit will be required to confirm your reservation and it will be applied to your final bill. This deposit will be non-refundable for any cancelations within 48 hours of the reservation or no shows.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3702 people are saying
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vipFrances
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

the service was definitely lacking and the music was loud and terrible... food is delicious

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NormanL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food quality! Love their baguette, baby lettuces salad, farm duck.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and wine, the servers were very attentive and kind.

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HeatherB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better dishes. We were

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent from the exquisite food, service, ambiance and attention to request for seating location.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The blue fin tuna tartar is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Honestly I can’t say even one good thing. Everything was very salty, and not very interesting menu overall. And it was my birthday dinner!

The waitress was rude and unpleasant- very passive aggressive and you can tell from her tone that she wasn’t very happy to help us. Rushed our order and just overall made us uncomfortable to be there.

The outdoor seating is in a disgusting, AWFUL parking lot (with no music even)! Horrible ambiance and honestly it felt unpleasant and uncomfortable to sit there

We ordered crudo which is supposed to be like sashimi, instead we got chewy and dry fish cut into cubes- awful!

We also had some salads for example which were SO salty!

Pasta was tasteless

We were excited for dessert but after the food and the service and the parking lot experience… we decided we couldn’t be there any longer

Horrible! We used to love coming here but it took a severe downturn after covid.

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DaniM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 6 and we had a nice table on the outdoor patio area (converted parking lot) which turned out to be lovely. It was comfortable and safely distanced from other tables. The service was good (another person had to ask for salt & pepper for the table 3 times but...) and the food was very good! Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with great food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Got there for a bday celebration-yet the server wasn’t aware of the occasion, even though I specified it in the reservation and expected some kind of dessert suggestions that unfortunately we didn’t receive. The food was okay. Seemed like this would be more of a brunch spot rather than dinner!

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

as usual the food and service were impeccable. the outdoor seating in the parking lot is getting old.............

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ThayseM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service, but unfortunately the outdoor patio is not pleasant. Too much noise from the streets and the chairs are not that comfortable. I think I’ll go back there and try the indoors experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is just amazing. We can’t wait to come back again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were running late and upon check in, our Hostess was very accommodating. We had ordered almost immediately and every dish was just delicious & wine was just great! Our waitress was also very hospitable and all the food came in a timely manner.. Despite the food being slightly pricey, I was able to see pass that as the food was just delicious.

Dinner came to an end and we asked for our cheque. The cheque came having added a extra 4% fee for ‘competitive industry compensation’. It clearly states on the menu..”if you would like this charge removed, please let our staff know” We intended to give this exta 4% to our waitress as it would make the most sense since she’s been serving us. Unfortunately, when we ask a blonde hair man in a suit (maybe manager), he snatched the cheque and gave us ALOT of attitude and walked away. When he brought the cheque back having removed the 4%, he gave us the middle finger as discreetly as he could and walked away. I mean, WHAT? I’ve never been treated with such disrespect. He was so rude and uncalled for, it definitely ruined our vibe…

We understand that COVID was extremely rough for the F&B industry.. but we are already supporting the restaurant by dining there. Honestly COVID was not easy for anyone, so it outrageous for this employee to lash at us because we have a preference on how we want to support.

Terrible way to end the night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The style of restaurant is wonderful and the ambience was amazing. We loved the format of 2-3 dishes per person to share. It also doesn’t hurt when those dishes are absolutely divine! Can’t wait to come back here for brunch since our dinner was so good!

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vipRichardG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in every respect. Terrific service. A true fine dining experience.

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vipMemberSince70
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently amazing here!!!

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Republique is a favorite restaurant....from the great ambience to the creative and delicious food to the outstanding cocktails and wine list, it's a winner on every level.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to republique for over fir years and it is still one of my all time LA favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Usual great food. But service was the slowest we’ve ever had. In fairness, our server, who was very pleasant, was new. There was clearly lots of miscommunication or lack of communication between the server and the bus staff with slow clearing of dishes and missing parts of courses. It’s not uncommon for restaurant service to slow down after the entrees but this delay was excessive. Just prior to letting someone know we finished our entrees, after waiting 20 minutes, our server finally arrived and left a dessert menu. 10 minutes passed before the table was cleared. By this time we decided to pass on dessert since we figured adding a course might add an additional 45 minutes to our time and we were already almost 2 1/2 hours into dinner. Not the service we’d expect from Republique.

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vipbill
Los Angeles
236 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We shared the Kumamoto oysters, crude, lobster campanelle, heirloom tomatoes and rib eye.
We enjoyed the dinner very much

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NicoleS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing! We went for dinner and we ordered the tuna tartare, 3 cheese plate, kampachi crudo, tomato salad, duck, and campanelle with lobster. All were incredible! Our favorites were the kampachi and the tomato salad. They were incredibly fresh and the flavors were extremely well balanced. Our server was also wonderful. When we asked her which dishes she recommended, she explained in detail the different flavors and ingredients. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Fenix
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely would recommend. Each dish was a star all the way from appetizers to entrees (no room for dessert.) We had oysters and fresh baguette to start. Heirloom tomato salad, lobster pasta and duck for entree. Everything was cooked perfectly. Service was also impeccable. Incredibly kind and attentive without being over bearing. Perfect dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This place was horrible the food was not good. and it came highly recommended. Our food came out cold, they sat us 45 minutes late. And the waitress came by once every 30 minutes. We did not finish even one plate. The bread was good. And that’s about it. Will NEVER go back.

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vipSamM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is truly exquisite and spectacular.

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SadSun
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable in every way. How soon is too soon to come back??

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Eselem01
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Una magnífica experiencia gastronómica en LA, buen servicio, ambiente muy casual, platillos con sabor explosivos y deliciosos.

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vipMaxie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Best restaurant and service in LA!

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wilken
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

great to be out and about again. Great meal & service in a temporary outdoor space usually designated for parking. All in all, a great experience!

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vipRichardB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food remains spectacularly good ; but the outdoor dining area isn't great but not really their fault - they only have what they have to work with and the table spacing is excellent so safety is paramount. Server seemed totally disinterested last night, and the food came in a bit of a spotty manner. Still one of THE places to eat in Los Angeles, just didn't shine last night which for the price you sort of expect.

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LeslieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food! Fresh, top quality ingredients!
This restaurant is a MUST!!! Run don’t walk!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The ribeye, although good quality, wasn’t that good. It was ruined with some unsavory gravy. Our waiter went above and beyond in providing an authentic French experience by being snobby. Wine and cocktails were delicious. It’s super expensive. Pam drippings and bread are, literally, to die for.

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This is the first online restaurant review I have ever written but I feel compelled to do so because of the experience we had last evening. Republique is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles (and in our neighborhood) and I was looking forward to visiting for my birthday (which was noted when the reservation was made, but never acknowledged during our visit). There appeared to be sufficient waitstaff upon arrival, but the service was slow and inattentive (used plates and cutlery remained on the table much too long) and our empty cocktail glasses were picked up half way through our main entrees and after wine was served. The corn chowder was cold but we did not note it to our waiter initially since it was complementary. Our salad was wonderful as was the bread but we needed pepper and wanted to order wine, and it took quite a bit of time to waive down (literally) a waiter. It was a considerable amount of before our main courses were served. We had the salmon and the short rib, both of which were good but lukewarm (which isn't pleasant for a very rich beef dish). Once they were served, we did not see a waiter until we were finished. When asked how dinner was, we noted that the dishes would have been better if not for the temperature. The waiter thanked us for the feedback and asked if we wanted the check (he did not ask if we wanted dessert or additional cocktails/wine, which was odd). As we were leaving, we noted the underwhelming nature of our dinner to the manager who said she would discuss our concerns with the chef (which was not a satisfying answer since the food was good, just cold This birthday could have been so much better because all of the elements were there - a beautiful place with great food. If the staff had been more attentive, most of the problems could have been remedied. I do realize that due to Covid, restaurants are short staffed. However, there seemed to be sufficient staff but there was no one very attentive serving us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food as well as good service.

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vipThomasM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Everything we tasted was interesting and delicious, and the drinks list was fantastic. Best of all, everyone was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Republique so much our last holiday, we had to return! Our first visit was on a mom and daughter trip and I told my husband I felt like I cheated on him with the food at Republique. This time he joined us and said our experience lived up to the high expectations. Such thoughtful care is taken with every component of each dish and it raves on the palate. You have lifelong returning guests for sure!

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RaeHops
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Worth a visit! We got the heirloom tomatoes for an appetizer and split the lobster pasta and short rib. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service, Food, and compensation due to our reservation being pushed back 45+ minutes was excellent. Other than the fact that the reservation got pushed back that long, the restaurant is amazing. A bit pricey but ya get what you pay for.

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Renee
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting history of the building, beautiful decor and lighting. Server and bartender were attentive and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoy The Munak Ranch Heirloom Tomato Dinner's presentation and taste and would enjoy going again soon to Republique to try other items on their menu.

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vipStepf
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the heirloom tomato tasting menu, and it was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Excellent wine pairing and friendly knowledgeable service.

FAQs

Republique offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 362-6115.

Republique is rated 4.7 stars by 3702 OpenTable diners.

Republique does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://republiquela.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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