Republique

4.7
2532 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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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
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What an incredible meal! The food is so delicious, and we went with a lot of our waiters recommendations. Will definitely be coming back, but make sure you make a reservation because it gets PACKED!

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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was good. Had a mishap with our leftovers but left very happy and feeling fully compensated and taken care of!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to spend time with your partner and friends, food were delicate and flavorful, excellent service, price are a bit high but overall worth trying!

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MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Music was waaaaaaay toooo LOUD and cheesy as hell for a great restaurant. Really gave the place an obnoxious and arrogant vibe. The worst for a date as you can’t hear each other speak. Food was great. Service was okay. Don’t go if you expect to talk to your companions.

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my time at Republique! Was wowed by the duck and the tempura crab dish. Our server was very knowledgable and the ambience was absolutely perfect. Wanted to give a shout out to the host team - they were all so friendly without seeming fake, they were great.

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

I’ve never been disappointed by République. It’s truly one of the best restaurants in LA. The dishes are innovative and combine ingredients that you wouldn’t think match perfectly together (like curry and strawberries - who knew?!). I love their creative menu. That’s why I always say yes to drinks, appetizers, pasta, meat, & dessert every time.

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

Service was outstanding and everything but the entree was a 10/10. Incredible spot, looking forward to going back for more of the cheese board

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DL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the pork belly, but the spinach pasta is a little bit salted and oily.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, ambiance was great. Thank you for an amazing experience.

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YS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual and friendly atmosphere with great food! Recommend for group of friends so you can share and try variety of dishes.

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time.

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AH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great as usualy. Republique on-point as it always is, although my friend was a bit dissapointed with the quality of the duck dish, and the server seemed a little...off? sometimes.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sat near the ovens! It was a bit hot, but the food and service was excellent!!

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PL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard so much about this restaurant and Thursday night was our first visit. Our waitress, Vanessa, was the kind of waitress you wanted your first time to any restaurant. She was very accommodating and extremely helpful in recommending the best of everything on the menu. We immensely enjoyed everything we ate that evening. Among the highlights…the Gruyere beighnets, The white asparagus, little gem salad with green goddess dressing, Dover sole, and the cacio de pepi pasta, to name a few. Cannot wait to return!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the greatest meals of my life. The service was outstanding, the sommelier was spot on with her recommendations and the food was out of this world.

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MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Republique is outstanding! Every meal on the menu is worth trying, especially since the menu changes daily. Make sure to do at least 4 to 5 courses or you’ll be missing out!

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CB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was really bad this time, we were really disappointed to be honest

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DO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great food & service at Republique. Had excellent wine, oysters & meal.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience it was one of the best dining experiences i have ever had

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Republique delivers with spectacular service and perfectly prepared food. The tuna tartare with Kaluga caviar was a favorite! As far as entrees go, pasta is always incredible as it is all made in house. Morels are in season so most of all our plates were garnished generously with morels. For the white asparagus, each morel was individually stuffed with garlic confit. It is this attention to detail that keeps me coming back to LA all the way from SD. Save room for dessert because the basil panna cotta with mango sorbet was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Very good food but extremely overpriced when considering the portions and lack of comfortable seating. Your wine will be short poured as the waitress told me their pours are 1 oz less than “standard” so they can get 5 glasses per bottle. So you pay more, get less and then they feel it’s appropriate to tack on a surcharge to cover their employment expenses. We are the cool place to be so we screw the customer!

Not a place I will ever go back to.

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GT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, good food , big wine selection. Best Sole I've ever had ))

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for hearing our issues on our last visit and making the adjustment.
Service was prompt and as the usual high standard

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA! Never disappoints! Make a rez every time we travel to Los Angeles.

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Amsterdam
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Goed eten!! Prettige sfeer. Prima bediening!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was listless and completely not engaged - felt like the staff was unprofessional and just going though the motions. Sommelier was inattentive and made a bad wine recommendation, entree came out before second course, everything super disappointing. Was looking forward to Republique because of past experience and reputation, but so disappointed with tonight’s output and production. Maybe too much hubris??

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, vibe was spectacular!

Do yourself a favor and try the tuna tartare

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The Food was pretty good. The server was just so unfriendly.

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S
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Magic!!! Food was amazing and atmosphere lovely. Thank you!!

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

Simply fabulous meal. Duck and the cacio e pepe were the most notable and the dark chocolate cake always stunning. Loved it

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food terrible. Over salted pasta. Stale eclairs.

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1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing French cuisine!!

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B
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wildly expensive although delicious

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I really didn't like that when we arrived on time for our reservation, they had us wait at least 10 minutes without explaining the reason or offering to go to the bar or offering to seat at the bar or else. In 10 minutes I was too hungry to wait more and asked about the bar seats myself which were available all this time!
I understand all these if we DIDN'T have a reservation, but we did! And we were not the only ones...

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SS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience. Great service and every drink and food item was outstanding!

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IR
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous food and service.

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time to Republique and amazed at how great it all was again. Can’t wait for a third time

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