Republique

4.7
2613 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.

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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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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether it’s a special occasion as it was last night or just wanting to enjoy a great meal in a fabulous atmosphere Republique checks every box!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Impeccable service - in particular, the sommelier’s knowledge and anecdotes were fantastic, and our server was attentive and made all the right suggestions. Cocktails are artful, refreshingly out of the ordinary, and delicious. Appetizers were well-rounded, perfectly timed and innovative. Main courses were elegant (including the tableside prep of the sole) and it was a crying shame we didn’t have room for dessert.

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BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I've not been to a restaurant with poorer service in years. Appetizers were completely forgotten. Errors on multiple dishes. Wait staff overworked and surly. The food we received was delicious but the inattentiveness of the staff left such a bad taste in our mouths for the whole dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food itself is just mediocre at best. Maybe it is a conscious decision to use no salt on their food, everything was very under seasoned. The menu and the presentation was great, which is why the overall blandness of the food was strange. Service was fine, nothing special not bad. The space looks good, but is very loud. Overall not a restaurant I would go back to or recommended . At its price point I expect better

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RY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the city! Ambiance, service, food, and wine is 110% outstanding. To start, you can't go wrong with uni toast, tuna tartare, savory beignets, and duck liver mousse with black truffles. Love the Spinach Cavatelli (so delicious we order 2). Chicken is always perfectly seasoned and roasted-have it every time and never disappoints. Lamb Tagine was amazing and ever so fragrant. Arugula salad with figs was a great side. Save room for dessert...oh la la!!!

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing and fun experience at République. Everyone is always so nice and fun. The food is amazingly delicious as always. Would highly recommend and must try the brunch one day. Thanks!

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KK
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was very good. However waiting in line even though we have a reservation for 5:30. There should be a quicker service at the hostess stand.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place. Great food and attentive service. Reservations highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service.
Every plate was special.
What separates republique from other restaurants is the unparalleled service.

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c
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server was very informative and helpful with menu suggestions. food was excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Absurdly overpriced. Minuscule portions. Left hungry.

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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! From the moment I found out this restaurant had a name I texted my girlfriend and said “911 call me it’s an emergency “
When she called I said they named the new restaurant!
She was upset

But it was perfect I’m so happy to live in this parallel universe and not another parallel universe that doesn’t have this restaurant

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the bar area. It’s actually a very loud in the area so much that it feels you are screaming over the people sitting next to you.

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OW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but slightly overpriced. 2 large pieces of asparagus were $25. The food really is high quality, but it’s a bit pricy, which is important to keep in mind. Our server was friendly and welcoming! Overall a good experience, but the price just wasn’t what we had expected.

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t
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attention to detail. Sommelier was knowledgeable and humorous. My food allergies were taken seriously and communicated to the Team that served our table. Much better experience in the back section for us because of the lower noise level.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran lugar

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service and a very good somolier.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Not a fan of the seating. Wish there were more chairs with backs for the more mature patron’s comfort.

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RS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good to excellent. The space is delightful, and servers are very knowledgeable. Everything on the menu is well executed.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner- the food was amazing and our server was so knowledgeable and sweet.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is good but our waiter did the bare minimum in serving my family and just had a bad vibe overall. Don’t know what his deal was but he ruined our very expensive Father’s Day dinner.

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TF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dream place, with a dream team. Jared at the front is an angel, and Loved our server - so incredible. Everything is delicious and interesting. Craving more!

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

SEATING IS NOT COMFORTABLE
NO WAITING PLACE IN THE LOBBY.
NOISY.
FOOD IS GOOD.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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e
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

one of my favorite LA restaurants - Walter does an amazing job! The Dover Sole is to cry for...a little pricey but worth it

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y
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great service but serving sizes are very small. Only major issue is that they have several kitchens and can’t coorsinate the timing of meals - we had a party of 4 people and are meals arrived about 10 minutes apart.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High school reunion

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Terrific food. Great service. Portions were on the small side, but reasonable. The one compliant we had was the noise level; the backroom was much quieter.

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MP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Republique is my go-to restaurant in LA. Hands down. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, it doesn't matter, it never disappoints. Atmosphere, service and most importantly, FOOD! Thank god for the Manzkes!
As for this recent visit, it was more about finding a great place to have a drink and small nosh than a big meal for a dinner date. We split the crudo & the agnolotti (both of which are always good no matter what the current recipe is) and a bottle of wine. Service & atmosphere were perfect, conversation flowed like the wine! It's not a cheap place FYI, that being said, I never feel like it's not worth it. If you live in LA and haven't been, GO NOW! If you're visiting, it's well worth your time.

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EM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I am a Dover Sole lover. Difficult to find in Los Angeles, and when found, not always cooked correctly. Republique is the first restaurant that I found the Dover Sole to be perfect!!! Also love the fact that is it priced on the menu - not listed as Market Price. Terrific food, however, a little noisy for us. But, this will not stop us from returning. Top marks for a perfect Dover Sole.

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L
Los Angeles
193 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food great ambiance great service will always comeback !!

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J
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Better than expected. Seating is more intimate than pictures show. Upstairs was especially quiet on a weekday early dinner. There are long tables downstairs that could be noisy and crowded if it's a busy night. Food was
good but not the most spectacular I've had. Chocolate cake desert was outstanding. Duck good. Salomon better. Brussel sprouts very good. Servers were great. Friendly and helpful. Thanks Riley? I think that was her name?

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LH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience there. Our waiter Anthony was very good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in LA. No question. End of story.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurants around! Everything was so amazing. Service was awesome, food was out of this world. Dont have one bad thing to say

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best meal I’ve had in LA.
Amazing service.
Was treated like a friend.
Can’t say I’ve ever had a better meal/experience period.
Melissa is amazing :)
-CG

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DH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent however had to wait 15-20 minutes between appetizers and main course.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mouthwatering cuisine, interesting crowd,

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Glass in one of my friends drink. Definitely not the experience you want for a birthday. Also the fact that they stuck us next to a hot oven. We didn’t even feel part of the restaurant. Employees were literally washing dishes next to us. The whole experience from booking the reservation to dining was just not what I’ve heard they are capable off. It sucks that the food was so good but everything else was terrible.

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VM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is amazing. The quality in food and service is outstanding. If you are looking for an intimate setting this place would not be it. It is very easy to be seated next to another group or couple, but overall a great experience.

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