Republique

4.7
2519 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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, ambiance was great. Thank you for an amazing experience.

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sat near the ovens! It was a bit hot, but the food and service was excellent!!

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PL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard so much about this restaurant and Thursday night was our first visit. Our waitress, Vanessa, was the kind of waitress you wanted your first time to any restaurant. She was very accommodating and extremely helpful in recommending the best of everything on the menu. We immensely enjoyed everything we ate that evening. Among the highlights…the Gruyere beighnets, The white asparagus, little gem salad with green goddess dressing, Dover sole, and the cacio de pepi pasta, to name a few. Cannot wait to return!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the greatest meals of my life. The service was outstanding, the sommelier was spot on with her recommendations and the food was out of this world.

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

Republique is outstanding! Every meal on the menu is worth trying, especially since the menu changes daily. Make sure to do at least 4 to 5 courses or you’ll be missing out!

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CB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was really bad this time, we were really disappointed to be honest

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

always great food & service at Republique. Had excellent wine, oysters & meal.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience it was one of the best dining experiences i have ever had

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Republique delivers with spectacular service and perfectly prepared food. The tuna tartare with Kaluga caviar was a favorite! As far as entrees go, pasta is always incredible as it is all made in house. Morels are in season so most of all our plates were garnished generously with morels. For the white asparagus, each morel was individually stuffed with garlic confit. It is this attention to detail that keeps me coming back to LA all the way from SD. Save room for dessert because the basil panna cotta with mango sorbet was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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GA
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Very good food but extremely overpriced when considering the portions and lack of comfortable seating. Your wine will be short poured as the waitress told me their pours are 1 oz less than “standard” so they can get 5 glasses per bottle. So you pay more, get less and then they feel it’s appropriate to tack on a surcharge to cover their employment expenses. We are the cool place to be so we screw the customer!

Not a place I will ever go back to.

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GT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, good food , big wine selection. Best Sole I've ever had ))

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible

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CH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for hearing our issues on our last visit and making the adjustment.
Service was prompt and as the usual high standard

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h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA! Never disappoints! Make a rez every time we travel to Los Angeles.

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Amsterdam
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Goed eten!! Prettige sfeer. Prima bediening!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was listless and completely not engaged - felt like the staff was unprofessional and just going though the motions. Sommelier was inattentive and made a bad wine recommendation, entree came out before second course, everything super disappointing. Was looking forward to Republique because of past experience and reputation, but so disappointed with tonight’s output and production. Maybe too much hubris??

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, vibe was spectacular!

Do yourself a favor and try the tuna tartare

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The Food was pretty good. The server was just so unfriendly.

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S
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Magic!!! Food was amazing and atmosphere lovely. Thank you!!

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fabulous meal. Duck and the cacio e pepe were the most notable and the dark chocolate cake always stunning. Loved it

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food terrible. Over salted pasta. Stale eclairs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing French cuisine!!

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wildly expensive although delicious

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I really didn't like that when we arrived on time for our reservation, they had us wait at least 10 minutes without explaining the reason or offering to go to the bar or offering to seat at the bar or else. In 10 minutes I was too hungry to wait more and asked about the bar seats myself which were available all this time!
I understand all these if we DIDN'T have a reservation, but we did! And we were not the only ones...

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SS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience. Great service and every drink and food item was outstanding!

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IR
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous food and service.

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time to Republique and amazed at how great it all was again. Can’t wait for a third time

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I had a great time dining at Republique. While the dining room was quite noisy, the servers and food runners were very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly towards all guests. Great decor in the restaurant as well as energy. The food was something to behold. Well seasoned, appropriately portioned, and innovative food to say the least. I plan on dining again. Keep up the great work.

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j
Los Angeles
313 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For us, it didn't live up to the hype. Food is creative but inconsistent and really pricey for most dishes. I usually don't notice that but there was some sticker shock.

Duck Liver Eclairs are great and should not be missed. Wanted to love the Eggs and toast with uni but it wasn't special beyond the description. Pasta was delicious but portion was really small. I think I only complain about that because it wasn't really shareable. Short Rib dish was quite delicious but the meat was 90% fat. Really a disappointment.

Some nice cocktails and an outstanding wine list. While we didn't have wine, a couple of tables around us did and the sommelier was awesome. She had great suggestions and was always near. Service was quite the stand-out here, all around.

A couple of large gathering tables, so I could see this as a great spot for large(r) groups.

Definitely worth a try and although I wouldn't rush there, I'd go back.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Took us a long time to be seated

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GT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. A must for good lovers 😀

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MJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Attentive staff from entrance to exit. Lots of communal tables so if you’re not a fan request a private table.

Chefs cheese selection was good - but the runner forgot some of their names and couldn’t tell us what was what.

Ravioli dinner is a small portion but nicely cooked (only about 8-10 very small Ravioli).

The Channel Islands Rock fish sauce was so salty I could only eat half - and I really really like salty things but this was just inedible after a few bites. The vegetables and fish it was served with were very good just wish the sauce was much less salty.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I used to love republique but the food was not on-point this visit.

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AS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Republique is my favorite in LA. The seasonal vegetables like white asparagus are a wonderful addition. They know how to make the ingredient shine. And even a wine by glass list that’s always just right.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Original place witt very good food and staff... wines were very good too and were a recommendation of their Sommelier... definitively a reference for dinning in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were superb!

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively with good people. A little loud but we managed.

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M
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great concept. Superb food preparation. Exceptional service.

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