Grand L.A. classic reborn
Word to the wise: If you like Republique’s menu, check out its adjoining bakery’s French style breads, sandwiches and pastries.
Built by Charlie Chaplin in 1929, it’s no wonder that Republique’s interior looks fabulous – a recently revamped high-ceilinged, stone and tile clad space with an almost church-like feel.
The restaurant’s delicious menu also works the up-to-date classic theme, with high-end French brasserie classics such as steak, charcuterie, snails and savoury Alsatian tarts rubbing up against Padron pepper tempura, Maine lobster pasta and yellowfin tuna with yuzu.
Ingredients are largely local, the largely European wine list is as long as your arm, and a friendly buzz of enthusiasm from the eclectic clientele hangs in the air.