Republique

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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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Absurdly overpriced. Minuscule portions. Left hungry.

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 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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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran lugar

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

Excellent food excellent service and a very good somolier.

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RS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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TF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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e
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High school reunion

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y
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
192 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Mouthwatering cuisine, interesting crowd,

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

Loved every bit!
Hands down best meal i have ever had !

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience across the board. Great service. Food was divine. The ambiance of the place is truly original and unique. Apparently designed by Charlie Chaplin!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

Food takes a long time to come out and is very pricey for the small portions. We waited over 40 minutes between our pasta and entree. Cost is closer to $100 per person if you want to be full. I do not recommend the salmon. It lacked flavor. The potato gnocchi and mushrooms that accompanied the salmon were amazing...its disappointing that the protein was lackluster and cold.

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

Outstanding as always.

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UF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I've gone to Republique; each time I've gone, I've gone for dinner. Everything I've ordered there, with the exception of the octopus salad, was delicious (the octopus salad wasn't *bad*; it was just not up to the standards of the rest of the dinner.

The standouts this visit were the following:
* Charcuterie--we got a small charcuterie plate for 6 people, and that was enough, but, because it was the best thing we got, I wished we had gotten the medium.
* Most of the cocktails--the celery was excellent, as was the gin and tonic, but the snap pea was only so-so. That said, we ordered off-menu and got a vodka gimlet, a margarita, and a martini. The gimlet was the best I've had; the margarita was top-notch; and the martini was comparable to that of Musso and Frank's in smoothness and crispness.
* The waiter--Alas, I don't recall his name, but the waiter was excellent; extremely knowledgeable and willing to give you his opinions about what is best, not to mention having a very good sense of how much food would be enough for the six of us.

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AP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! The food was great and our waitress was helpful and very nice. The experience was awesome!

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AL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great for a drink and cheese plate. Very good service. Would not come back here for dinner. We were unimpressed with our meal. Did not stay for dessert. Left and went somewhere else.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! Everybody loved their meal! The reason I didn’t put the highest points for the food was my pasta was spicy but tasted so so good the aroma from my plate smelled like the ocean so so good. Problem with me I have Heart burn and could not take a chance with it occurring that night. I wanted to eat it so bad, my husband helped me out but we switching plates. His was the short rib and u didn’t need a knife to cut it, so tender. Don’t start me on the butter and baguette, my favorite dish by the way! Dessert was sublime! No one ordered dessert except me and I ended up with just a little because everybody wanted a taste. Anthony our server was thoughtful, very informative, and always there to explain, thank you Anthony. As we left the restaurant no less than 10 people told thank you for coming and have a great evening. Very very impressed and we will be back!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, highly recommend to foodies. We got a dozen beach plum oysters, I got the lobster pasta my bf got the rib and omg it was amazing. Everything was as expected and the presentation was cute. The meat was so tender and juicy and the lobster was to die for.

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RS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service. Inventive dishes. We get a collection of small dishes and are never disappointed.

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f
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an outstanding meal!!

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant but the pacing of the courses can be slow. I don't want to be rushed but I do think the food could come from the kitchen quicker.

The wine list and Sommeliers are world class

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LO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. Everything we had was delicious. It is very expensive but truly worth it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food but very poor service

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FL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Crazy expensive, but great.

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