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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4.7
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4.7
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CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and loved the atmosphere!

l
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A culinary experience. Every dish was delicious and the service great. We were able to get an early table, before the venue got very full. It is for special occasions, but easy to find an excuse to eat here. The small dishes a great way to get to know the place.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. I was here 2 weeks ago and I had to go back a few nights ago because it was that good. The service is wonderful; knowledgeable and attentive but not rushing you. I was surprised to see several items were rotated on the menu so I got to try new things even though only a few weeks between dining experiences. This is my new go to place. You will not be disappointed.

BZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was way too fast. We were in and out in 1 hr and 15' for a full meal.
Employees however were very friendly and VERY knowledgeable.
Food was quite good, but dessert (with gellato topping) wasn't much at all, and not consistent with the rest of the meal.

R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal at Republique... as always! Our waiter, Stephan, was AMAZING!!!!!

l
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Anniversary

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

MJ
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to see our friend who now works there and found a new favorite. From the cocktails to the seating and decor to the service and the delicious food, it’s a home run.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Jacque and the staff for helping us beat enjoy this fantastic menu!!!

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We got a lovely table upstairs, the service was great, the food is fabulous! We felt very well taken care of, which is nice because it's very trendy and can easily be overwhelming.

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was really good and quick. As for the food, appetizers were actually OK but were not in love with the sole fish they brought out. It tasted super fishy. I like the atmosphere it was a very trendy place, all different crowd age but mostly young. I might go back again.

P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food quality and good flavor. Wine list heavily tilted to French and the selections are expensive given the cost of food and the dining experience

HF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants buuut it's gotten just ridiculously expensive. $21 for a "large" but not so large salad? 11.50 for valet now, 4% cost of living fee. Le sigh.

g
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. We were only in town for the night, so a friend joined us as well. It was such a spectacular evening. The server was incredibly attentive, as were all staff. The food was delicious. From the moment we sat down, we were so impressed. We particularly loved the Pork Belly and the Cassoulet (which was huge, even with three of us eating it). It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and our single evening in LA.

D
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

With friends in town from Chicago, we wanted to show the latest in LA cuisine and weren't disappointed. The place was packed and yet the reservation was honored pretty close to the set time. A requested table for four where we could converse was granted and thank God for that! To choose "energetic" as the Open Table noise level category is an understatement. This place is loud! Now, for a large party enjoying a Saturday night, this could be a good thing. I would not recommend if it's for proposing to your future life partner, however. We know one of the sommeliers from our favorite wine bar but she was in training after recently being hired so we got one of the senior staff. He knew his stuff. Both white and red bottles recommended were dynamite! Food came in a tasting format with dishes meant for sharing. Everything was stellar! Desert was OK but by that time we had been blown away by everything else so, who cares? One thing that really stood out to me was the service. In such a crowded French Country Inn type of setting where large tables predominated, the staff was attentive to a high degree. We'll be back (just not for a quiet dinner)!

PF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

If you get the short ribs, Republique is amazing. If you get the aged rib-eye, which 5 of us did, it is not worth it at all. It was not that special and very expensive ($140 each). The pastas are good, too--especially the mushroom one.

SL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was outstanding!!!

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unmistakably one of Los Angeles and the West Coast's best restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

T
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Interesting bldg. but very noisy, limited menu with small portions. Seating was hard seats but great service. Will not return.

RG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant currently has a B grading. The ambiance is beautiful, the service was great, however, food is extremely expensive and not worth it.

Republique
Responded on November 13, 2019

Good evening, The Health Department did grade us below our expectations because of a building maintenance issue that has nothing to do with any of our food or drink related spaces. We are deeply disappointed in this, and have taken immediate measures to fix the issue and expect our grade to be back up to A this week. We strive for excellence in all aspects of République and look forward to showing you a perfect experience in the near future. Thank you, Mariah Manager

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M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

That this very large, multi-level restaurant is packed on a Monday evening—with couples, families with young children, co-workers and large celebratory groups—is telling, especially when you consider just how expensive a restaurant Republique is. My husband & I came to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated upstairs on the balcony, which was less noisy than other spaces but also has much less ambiance. Most everything on the menu sounds like it would be delicious (and was) plus different from what you’ll find at other finer dining restaurants. We did think $76 for the filet of turbot, which came with whipped potatoes & a gorgeous Chanterelle mushroom sauce, was rather silly. We did enjoy it, however. Ditto for $39 spinach cavatelli with mixed mushrooms. They are cooking at a high level for sure—just feel like the prices should be about 15% less than what they are. Sigh. We’ll be back~

ZA
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised to see their hygiene rating drop from an A to a B. Still one of our favourite restaurants in LA.

Republique
Responded on November 13, 2019

Good evening, The Health Department did grade us below our expectations because of a building maintenance issue that has nothing to do with any of our food or drink related spaces. We are deeply disappointed in this, and have taken immediate measures to fix the issue and expect our grade to be back up to A this week. We strive for excellence in all aspects of République and look forward to showing you a perfect experience in the near future. Thank you, Mariah Manager

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R
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. We’ll definitely go back

SE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall outstanding experience!! I can’t wait to go back!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for the first date. I would totally recommend it for couples.

RG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great, service was good. Only complaint was we were seated at a communal table with other guests close on both sides. Not exactly how I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday.

CF
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Republique a few years earlier, and certainly remember enjoying it, but wow was this great. We ordered everything to share. All delicious. A couple of definite highlights were the butternut squash pasta, the burrata appetizer and the short rib. Service was outstanding as well. We hope to make a reservation for our sons’ graduation in May. Bravo.

A
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Republique and we all had a wonderful time. The food was every good especially the Spinach pasta dish which was outstanding. The bread and butter is amazing. We were a little disappointed in the chicken, not as outstanding as it use to be. The gem salad was also the best. We would return.

BI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is excellent. But the service is frenetic and overbearing. None of the many servers could leave you alone long enough to have even a short, uninterrupted conversation.

JC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I would recommend but with some reservations. The place is very loud. My food experience there was ok but for the price I was expecting much better. I have not crossed it off my list yet. I may give it one more chance but if it does not meet my expectations I will not return.

CC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The B health rating is disgusting and ruined the experience

Republique
Responded on November 6, 2019

Dear Carolyn, The Health Department did grade us below our expectations because of a building maintenance issue that has nothing to do with any of our food or drink related spaces. We are deeply disappointed in this, and have taken immediate measures to fix the issue and expect our grade to be back up to A in a week's time. We strive for excellence in all aspects of République and look forward to showing you a perfect experience in the near future. Thank you, Mariah Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Frankie was amazing. We love republique and eat here at least once per week as everyone should. YUM.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food in a special building with wonderful people

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the space, team was very friendly. Wish there were more vegan options for my partner.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food is really delicious but prices are borderline absurd and the waiter left us hanging multiple times. Loud music but fun and cool space. I prefer going here for lunch when it’s less intense.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

To noisy can’t even heard others talking

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Started with great staff/sommelier interaction. What a wine list! Bread with drippings was a decadent start. Dodge Cove oysters from Damarascotta, Maine followed (first time I have seen Maine oysters outside of Maine and imho they are the best). We were lucky enough to hit spot prawn season and so could not pass them up. Wow! Beautiful French brown butter basted and served split lengthwise with roe intact. Sweet and perfect little bites. Next up was the highly lauded sous vide pork belly with kaluga caviar served atop the airiest cauliflower purée I have tasted. A real velvety treat..sublime. Bucatini cacio e pepe for an indulgent pasta course and finished with braised short rib just brimming with rich umame goodness. We skipped desert for no good reason other than we were full. Next time I might leave room for a cheese course as those on the board this evening were beautiful. Really lovely dinner.

MT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic the food and ambience were lovely but the bill was astronomical and somewhat unexpected!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!! Although it started off slow with the service, the food was well worth the wait. Will definitely recommend.

CM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This restaurant is totally overrated. The food was mediocre as was the service. Not sure if this restaurant was better at some point, but it no longer should be on the top restaurant list. We ordered a ton so we could taste a variety of things and nothing was amazing or memorable. Portions were small and prices are high. Service was decent, but not at the level it should be. We had a reservation and were seated at a communal table with barstools, which my back was not happy about for a lengthy meal. Skip this...there's so much better in LA.

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