Republique

4.7
2328 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
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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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PB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Very knowledgeable and friendly!

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience from beginning to end

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

Too little volume of wine for a glass. I am not sure if that is typical but for a glass of wine but a quarter glass of wine seems too little to be sold as a typical glass of wine...

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of our best dinner in LA.
Service was excellent and food and wine are amazing.

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OM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have had and OUTSTANDING service!

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r
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, attentive service. Way tooo loud! I could not follow the conversation due to all the noise. I would reconsider coming back without requesting a slightly quieter spot in the restaurant.

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M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food. We had the oysters and Salmon toast to start. Unfortunately the salmon was over shadowed by the roe and the portion was small for the price. We had the Cacio e pepe pasta which was my favorite. We ordered a second order to go and the Cassolette which was great. We also had the squid salad and bread with pan drippings, both excellent. For desert we had the KAISERSCHMARREN which is a pancake with apple and cardamom. Awesome meal.

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

we loved the vibe, food and service. It was a little loud, and we sat in a quieter area. Still loved it overall!

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

From start to finish, this was the best dining experience I’ve had in LA... our server was great, she was on top of everything including food recommendations that were spot on and paired wines to each course that matched perfectly! And then the food... Literally left us speechless with nearly every dish we ordered. Wow! We’ll definitely be back!

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

Rude staff and small dishes

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Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible on all levels

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my god this place is amazing. Most intensely wonderful restaurant experience I've had in LA. Our waiter was super nice and attentive and gave us great recommendations. Basically you pick out a bunch of dishes and they bring them out one at a time to share, which sounds weird at first but is actually perfect because everyone gets to try everything and you don't get too full at any one point. Favorite dish was the Dungeness crab pasta (again, better than it sounds). And the cocktails were DELICIOUS - try the blood orange gin drink! Best of all, they sat us in a quiet-ish area so we could all hear each other talk. 10/10 would recommend

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CM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and delicious food. Our server asked all relevant questions (dietary restrictions, schedule) to ensure we had an excellent dining experience.

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Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistency. Every meal, every wine or drink suggestions and the service is always spot on! Thank you and see you next time.

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AB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance; the food is delicious; and the service impeccable!
Just like a night in a French village...put with a LA twist.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was a tad overzealous, but otherwise it was great.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just make sure you know exactly where your seats will be. Lots of community style seating.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is super fresh and honestly fantastic! If you’re starving, just know that the food is all prepared fresh so if they’re busy, you may have to wait a while as things get prepared. But it’s definitely worth the wait. The service is is fantastic, waiters are constantly coming around offering breadsticks, filling up water, clearing plates, etc.

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in the back, table for two and we could hear each other fine, but the front room seems very loud and hectic. I can’t imagine trying to have a good conversation at a communal table. Food was fantastic but pricey. Favorite was the octopus salad. 18$ glass of red burgundy was decent but overpriced, 11$ Hibiscus Agua Fresca with ginger was a great adult nonalcoholic option. Great attentive service.

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A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy with loud atmosphere. Not necessarily a bad thing but at times hard to hear my dinner date. The food was great but perhaps a tad expensive. Great service. Will go back for brunch to sample the pastries.

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FM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riley was the best server I’ve ever had. Period.

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d
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fantastic service. Great ambience. We had the best time!! Hands down one of the best meals I’ve had in LA.

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s
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Intelligent and skilled service. All around. Romantic. What a delight!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I’ve had in a long time. Service was outstanding. Food exceptional.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the best. They are my absolute favorite place to go to in Los Angeles.

Ambience is usually perfect, but it’s colder than usual this evening.

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing so fresh and delicious homemade bread and butter is like being in Paris fresh fresh fresh our waiter was excellent over all 20 out of 10 outstanding

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service are awesome. The seating procedure and communal tables are not awesome.

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CJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service was a bit slow but everything was perfect. Would highly recommend

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p
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything - food, service, timing! We will definitely go back again. Seated right away. A very attentive and knowledgeable server. The quality of the food was exceptional.

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L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck entree was FABULOUS as was the cheese board and service!!!! Will DEFINITELY be coming here again!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service but the food is not extraordinary.

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GN
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fine food but extremely expensive

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OD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. Atmosphere was unique. Cocktails were fantastic. Food was a little rich and on the pricey side for what you get. But it’s L.A.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food comes out too fast. Felt rushed. Need more time between plates.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect apart from no black napkins

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L
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was unusually slow. Was otherwise very good as usual

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R
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best French food I have had in the US, very authentic, and very delicious. Ambience is unique, evergy is great and the service was really attentive. Adrienne was fabulous and made many recommendations that were all spot on and delicious . I can't wait to go back and have been thinking of all the others things to try. Everything we had was spectacular from the Red Leaf salad, to the Brussel sprouts , Cassoullet and the butternut squash pasta dish. Great find.

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MN
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning venue. Expert and attentive staff. Superb food. We came back a second evening for cheese and dessert. We loved every moment. Every delicious bite.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Unorganized, was seated 25 min after reservation time . Ordered two items of menu. Dry age rib eye was going to take the “longest “ to cook. Mind you it was ordered medium. So ???? Steak came out 1 hour and 10 min after ordering . When asked if they had a full bar . Answered yes . Requested grey goose or equivalent vodka, only option was kettle one . Staff is clearly overworked or simply don’t care . People sit at tables to talk about life after consuming their meal and hog tables . Horrible . Definitely not worth the money . Much better places for same or cheaper .

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