Republique

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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.
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TC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’s practically perfect in every way. 5 star would be truly special. For me, Republique raises the bar for every restaurant at 4 stars to be 4.5 stars!

RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Sadly overpriced for what we got. My husband order the short ribs that were very nice and I ordered the duck. I am a big fan of duck and know how really good duck should taste. Unfortunately I could have been eating anything and not much of it.

L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Our server was nice and gave tons of information but was not around when we needed her. Very slow. My cocktail came with the first course, not before. We sat in the back dining room since it was supposed to be quiet. Not! Also the food was overpriced. I had 4 Santa Barbara prawns, no garnish, for $24. Another person in our party had a small amount of lobster pasta for $44. I wanted to like this restaurant but won't be back.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Ambiance was great. Waiting time to get our table 15-20 mins-when i already made reservations; waiting for our order another 15mins only to find out the food was not that good. Overall —-it was horrible experience to begin with.

j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous. One of the best restaurants in LA. Great experience

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Perfect spot to bring friends, a date, or parents visiting town!

BN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tonight at Republique, I enjoyed some of the best French cuisine, since I was in France! Why a sensational meal. Merci.

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All the staff were so nice. Our waiter was fantastic, perfectly personable and knowledgeable - and that really enhanced the whole dining experience. Everyone seemed appreciative of our patronage. It was a very good experience and the food was excellent!

RY
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a terrific experience at Republique. The food and service is outstanding in every way. Notable dishes were the heirloom tomatoes, the Brussel sprouts and the spareribs. The bread with French butter and cheeses to start was superb as well. Highly recommend Republique!

R
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was so noisy that we could not hear each other across the table. The food was a little pricey but most of it was very tasty. The noise really made the meal most unpleasant and I would not come again. We arrived at 6:15 hoping it would not be as packed but there was a dinner for 40 in the other room and that contributed to the problem.

NB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous!!!! From then friendly staff to the incredible food, everything was superb. Will definitely be back

5
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For years Republique has consistently been perfect. Wine selection, cocktails and food is always absolutely outstanding!

AR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant honored our request to sit at our favorite table in the back of the restaurant so we were really excited. The restaurant can be noisy, but it's quieter in the back. Complimentary beignet was heavenly! Hamachi was yummy with delicate flavors. We tried the pan drippings with the bread - my husband really like it, I thought they were OK (would have preferred the butter). The bread is amazing. The butternut squash agnolotti was superb. Short ribs were good (I like them a little bit more with a rich wine sauce), but my husband thought they were the best dish of the night.
Another fantastic night at Republique.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. One of the best, if not the best dining experiences we have ever had. The staff (Adrienne in particular) was energetic and knowledgeable and made our last meal of our honeymoon extra special. I could not have asked for more. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Campanelle pasta with lobster was fantastic. I highly recommend!

m
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it, menu was extensive and setting wonderful

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Will come again for sure.

MM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ordered tasting menu for two with a shared wine pairing. Am frequent diner at Republique sharing my favorite restaurant with a friend . The food was delicious with generous portions for a tasing meal. The four appetizers, filet of sole and duck breast were standouts and all the wines elevated the food. Attentive, friendly service made for a perfect celebration that my friend is still raving about.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Years after opening, I’m always skeptical of a restaurant’s ability to keep it’s stellar reputation for execution for excellence (Providence, listen up). However, République did not disappoint. From the moment we were seated until the check was dropped and the manager asked how our dining experience was, the steps of service were flawless.
Everything we ate was absolutely executed perfectly. Timing of the courses was spot on.
The leek beignets were airy and the horseradish cream they sat on did not overwhelm them. The simplicity of the Santa Barbara spot prawns and the accompanying buerre noisette were deliciously satisfying. The big surprise for us the the cauliflower dish. The surprising sweet-tart popping of the pomegranates was a perfect contrast to the chermoula and yogurt. Perfect dish! Another perfect dish: the flax seed cracker!!!! OMG
The butternut squash agnolotti was one of the best pasta dishes we ever had. It reminded my wife of weekends her dad would make pasta for the family. That, in itself, is something that makes a dining experience like this extraordinary.
I could go on...
If you haven’t dined at République yet, I suggest you don’t put it on your bucket list. Instead, check your calendar for your next available “Special Date Night” and book a reservation! I’m kicking myself for waiting so long!

DZ
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with amazing service!

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great wine and food and a very cool ambiance

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service and

o
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Los Angeles . Beautiful ambience and stunning food in a historically significant building . Artistic vibe and community . As good as it gets .

S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great but a bit overpriced compared to other 4/5 star restaurants I have frequented. Service was excellent. Very attentive and customer service friendly.

NM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very delicious meal and a lovely dining experience.

T
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals in LA.

C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service in a great setting and the food did not disappoint. We had a wonderful night. Highly recommend the tuna tartare and caviar, scrambled eggs and uni, & octopus salad with Mellon. Lots of Thai flavors in a French type of execution.

SA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place

TS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Expected slightly bigger portions for the price since food is shared. Noise level was excessive with the music and other conversations. Overall was a wonderful experience with amazing food.

SP
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food was great. Every other diner seemed to be enjoying themselves. The wait staff seemed to love jobs. Great experience

PF
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific server that was more interested in having us order an appropriate amount of food rather than jacking up the bill. The truffle risotto, while tasty, was soupy. Wouldn’t order it again at the price. Everything was very flavorful, interesting, and delicious. Will definitely return.

GN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Unfortunately the people next to us were so loud. Otherwise, I would come back again.

c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment I walked into the restaurant the hospitality begin. The glow of the candles and the dimmed lighting, the ambiance was perfect. We were treated to a fabulous aperitif and a scrumptious starter. The entire meal from start to finish was divine. The sommelier was knowledgeable and we were able to taste various varietals. I would definitely recommend this restaurant which is housed in the former home of Campanile (1989-2013) and La Brea Bakery made famous by the genius Nancy Silverton.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, well sourced and well executed food, immense, incredible wine list with great somm support to assist and attentive, knowledge service. A wonderful experience! We will be back when we return to LA.

AB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food very good at dinner, but guest should be aware that the portions are not entre size, and the focus should be on ordering a number of plates to create a meal. Republique may actually be forthright about this, but I wasn't aware. I felt I should tip off other future guest. Service very good. I thought it overpriced. 4 Pieces of Tuna Tartare cost $42. However, it was exceptional.

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible and varied menu. Great for sharing! All pastas salads and the roast chicken outstanding! Try the tequila celery cocktail!!

JP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was fantastic, attentive, friendly. Food was even better, especially the tuna tartar, octopus salad and the lobster pasta. Cocktails are a labor of love by the bartender. Our favorites are celery and grapefruit. Desserts were incredible, especially the strawberry cheesecake and strawberry tiramisu (they change the fruit based on season/what's fresh). Go!

JD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Restaurant was incredibly loud. We sat at a community table near the front waiting for our reservation and were practically shouting to hear each other. The food was really good and although our table was a little late, the assistant manager came over with some bites when we sat down. We came this time for dinner, but I have been here many times for brunch and would highly recommend it for that. Probably better than the dinner, but both were quite good.

M
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and service.
Best restaurant in LA

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