République

French Bistro

  • 88
  • 2015 Best French
  • 2016 Best French
Overview

Soaring ceilings and a large light-filled room of communal tables make Republique a perfect meeting spot for drinks or a romantic dinner of popular fare like their short ribs or crowd-pleasing sea salt chocolate cake. Chef-owners Walter and Margarita Manzke have created a relaxed, refined setting in the former Campanile space. A line of people regularly wraps out the door as those in-the-know traffic this restaurant for their freshly baked baguettes, pastries or savory dishes.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“…République is French at its core. Named after a busy transfer point for the Paris Métro, it’s one of the few places in town where you can go from garlicky escargots ensconced in cute puff pastry shells to a spit-turned chicken (the accompanying potatoes roasted in chicken fat) to an aged wedge of runny Époisses from the cheese board. All you need is a chorus of striking transit workers marching down La Brea for the moment to feel more Parisian. – LA Magazine

“…A salad and a board of those rustic pâtés, rabbit ballotine, rillettes and dreamy duck liver mousse make a fine light dinner any night of the week. […] The handmade pastas are wildly popular, especially the spaghetti rustichella flecked with chunks of Dungeness crab. There are both moules and steak frites – plump mussels swimming in a white wine broth or a beautifully grilled strip loin – and either way you look at it, the fries are a highlight. Duck leg confit comes with roasted mushrooms and escarole, and braised short ribs with creamy potato mousseline and red wine sauce. It’s recognizable food, just done infinitely better than most around town.” - Angeleno

From the Chef

[On the fare at Republique] "It's heavily influenced by the bistronomie movement in France, where you take a classic bistro dish and elevate it with local ingredients or a more modern interpretation." - Chef Walter Manzke

Ambience

Housed in an iconic 1920s building built by Charlie Chaplin, the gorgeous space evokes both historic grandeur and a more modern aesthetic. Restored to its original splendor -- from the period lighting and pattern-tiled floors to the of-the-era custom bar stools and tables -- the setting is dramatic and elegant. Diners in the main dining room (once the building’s courtyard) are surrounded by a façade of gothic stonework. Communal tables (the majority of the seating) and an open kitchen add a more contemporary, urban appeal. The space also includes a charcuterie counter, raw bar, and bakery.

ACCOLADES

  • Three stars from LA Weekly 2014
  • Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2014, 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016 — Opentable
  • LA's 75 Best Restaurants 2014 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • 99 Essential Restaurants 2015 — LA Weekly
  • Best California-French Cuisine in Los Angeles — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.6 out of 5

Menu for République

Dinner Menu

Hors D'Oeuvres

  • Sweet Potato Beignets medjool dates, singapore curry, yogurt, lime
    $14.00
  • Gioia Burrata kale pesto, almonds, baguette
    $16.00
  • Foie Gras Torchon Toast oro blanco marmalade, crystallized ginger, breakfast radish
    $26.00
  • 'Eggs On Toast' soft scrambled eggs, santa barbara uni
    $19.00
    $38.00
  • Black River Osetra Caviar potato chips & potato mousseline
    $39.00
    $72.00

Oysters

  • Black Duck Salt virginia
  • Wild Fire Island new york
  • Point Lookout new york
  • Hollywood maryland
  • Totten Trotter washington
  • Kumamoto california
  • Kusshi british columbia
  • Little Hoodlum

Dinner Selections

  • Margarita's Baguette normandy butter or pan drippings
    $7.00
  • Hiramasa Crudo green thai curry, fresh hawaiian hearts of palm, pickled pineapple, peanuts
    $26.00
  • Steelhead Trout Ceviche pinkerton avocado, green apple, baby tokyo turnips, yuzu
    $26.00
  • Beef Tartare tarragon aioli, pickled red onion, potato chips
    $21.00
  • Grilled Octopus Salad wild arugula, arnett farms citrus, cabbage, santa barbara pistachios, chile, lime
    $25.00
  • Thao Farms Arugula Salad roasted & raw baby betts, asian pear, hazelnuts, meyer lemon, parmesan
    $19.00
  • Coleman Farms Little Gems avocado, breakfast radish, toasted seeds, herbs, flowers, green goddess dressing
    $19.00
  • European White Asparagus cauliflower, hazelnuts, black river caviar
    $24.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower cauliflower hummus, goat's cheese, blood orange, dukkah
    $18.00
  • Brussels Sprouts baby frisee, applewood-smoked bacon, soft egg
    $18.00
  • Live Santa Barbara Spot Prawn peas, black winter truffle
    $18.00
  • Escargots en Croûte garlic, parsley
    $14.00
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras steel-cut oats, applewood-smoked bacon, harry's berries strawberries, arugula
    $36.00
  • Channel Island Rock Cod broccoli di cicco, maitake mushrooms, farro, almonds, meyer lemon, capers
    $36.00
  • Spaghetti maine lobster, santa barbara uni
    $39.00
  • Agnolotti butternut squash, brown butter, almonds, parmesan
    $28.00
  • Casarecce foie gras, duck confit, porcini mushrooms, grilled radicchio
    $36.00
  • Spinach Cavatelli morel, chanterelle & porcini mushrooms
    $39.00
  • Saffron Mezze Maniche marin sun farms lamb ragout, olive tapenade
    $27.00
  • Cook Ranch Pig's Feet de puy lentils, bacon, frisee, fried farm egg
    $18.00
  • Sonoma Duck Breast sarladaise potatoes, morel mushrooms, morel mushrooms, english peas
    $32.00
  • Prime Dry-Aged New York Strip foie gras creamed spinach, celery root, black truffle jus, french fries
    $56.00
  • Dover Sole brown butter, vin juane, chanterelle mushrooms, potato mousseline
    $72.00
  • Mary's Organic Roasted Chicken broccoli di cicco, roasted sweet potatoes, black garlic aioli
    $39.00
  • Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib anson-mills polenta, braised greens, wild mushrooms, radicchio, green olive gremolata
    $45.00
  • Cook Ranch Pork Loin, Belly & Sausage roasted root vegetables, fuji apple, potato mousseline, cider-peppercorn sauce
    $58.00
  • Steak & Fries prime dry-aged rib eye, wild mushroom bordelaise
    $95.00
    $155.00

Charcuterie

  • Charcuterie Board pates, terrines, dry cures
    $9.00
  • Duck Liver Mousse
    $9.00

Cheese Board

  • Tomales Farmstead Creamery 'Taleeka' sheep, goat & cow, california
  • Jasper Hill Farm 'Winnimere' cow, vermont
  • Meadowood Farms 'Juvindale' cow, new york
  • Neal's Yard Stilton raw cow, england
  • Beemster cow, holland
  • Challerhocker cow, switzerland
  • Brebirousse d'Argental sheep, france

From Our Team

  • Please note: A 4% charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed on this website are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Fresh Juices

  • Orange or Grapefruit
    $6.00
  • Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice
    $8.00
  • Green Juice kale, apple, cucumber, parsley, celery, ginger
    $8.00
  • Purple Juice carrot, beet, pomegranate, ginger, mint
    $8.00
  • Farmers Market Juice parsnip, fuji apple, almond milk
    $8.00

Smoothies

  • Green Shake kale, green apple, cucumber, parsley, celery, avocado, pineapple, dates
    $8.00
  • Blueberry Banana pineapple, banana, dates, blueberry, orange juice, coconut cream
    $8.00

Breakfast

  • Walter's Favorite coddled farm egg, baguette, french butter, jam, orange jucie, fresh brewed coffee
    $16.00
  • This Morning's Bread french butter & jam
    $7.00
    $9.00
  • Farmer's Market Fruit
    $8.00
  • Ricotta Toast sourdough toast, ricotta di buffala, citrus marmalade, citrus, hazelnuts
    $8.00
  • Chia Seed Pudding coconut cream, almond milk, seasonal citrus, berries, honey, almonds
    $10.00
  • Granola straus organic yogurt, bananas, apples, pears, wildflower honey
    $10.00
  • Belgian Waffle berries, vermont maple syrup
    $12.00
  • Brioche French Toast vermont maple syrup
    $12.00
  • Regular Breakfast eggs any style, bacon steak, fingerling potatoes, warm baguette, butter, jam
    $16.00
  • Breakfast Sandwich fried egg, pork belly sausage, mayonnaise, american cheese
    $13.00
  • Shakshouka soft farm eggs, stewed tomatoes & peppers, black kale, yogurt, cilantro, mint, baguette
    $14.00
  • Mushroom Toast ham, soft-scrambled eggs, wild mushrooms, spinach, hollandaise, red wine sauce
    $15.00
  • French Omelette gruyere, fines herbs, baby green salad
    $16.00
  • Croque Madame house-cured ham, gruyere cheese, fried egg, baby green salad
    $14.00
  • Smoked Salmon Tartine avocado, pickled persian cucumbers, onions, capers, dill, lemon
    $14.00
  • Pork Adobo Fried Rice pickled scallions, fried egg, fresno chili
    $16.00
  • Kimchi Fried Rice beef short rib, soft farm eggs
    $16.00
  • Today's Quiche caramelized onion, kale, mushroom, gruyere cheese, baby green salad
    $9.00

Lunch

  • French Onion Soup beef broth, gruyere, house-made crouton
    $11.00
  • Chicken Salad brussels sprouts, dates, calabrian chili, ceasar dressing, croutons, parmesan
    $15.00
  • Kale Salad roasted carrots, farro, goat cheese, lime yogurt, cucumber, avocado, tomato, dukkah, herbs
    $15.00
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich avocado, basil aioli, arugula, tomato, multigrain bread, baby green salad
    $14.00
  • Cuban Sandwich roasted pork, house-cured ham, mojo, dijon, pickles, gruyere cheese, baby green salad
    $15.00
  • Jambon-Beurre house-cured ham, french butter, cornichons, baby green salad
    $13.00
  • Short Rib Sandwich red wine-braised short rib, giardiniera, fontina, arugula, iceberg lettuce
    $14.00
  • Dry-Aged Beef Burger cheese, caramelized onions, french fries (no substitutions please)
    $15.00
  • 7oz. Flat Iron Steak & Fries maitre d'hotel butter & beef jus
    $19.00
  • French Fries
    $5.00

Coffee

  • Espresso double ristretto, regular or decaf
    $2.50
  • Americano
    $3.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.00
  • Cortado
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Latte
    $4.00
  • Vietnamese Latte condensed milk
    $5.00
  • Caramel Latte
    $5.00
  • Café Mocha
    $5.00
  • Tea Latte masala chai or hong kong milk tea
    $4.00
  • Hot Chocolate
    $4.00
  • Matcha Green Tea Latte condensed milk
    $5.00
  • Vanilla Almond Milk Latte
    $6.00
  • Brewed Coffee regular or decaf
    Cup $3.00
    12 Oz. To-go $2.50
    16 Oz. To-go $3.50
  • Single-Origin Chemex kenya or ethiopia
    $5.00
  • 24-Hour Cold Brew
    $4.00
  • Side of Housemade Almond Milk
    2oz $2.00

Tea

  • Herbal Tea citrus chamomile, rooibos or fresh mint
    $4.00
  • Hot Tea genmaicha select, jade osmanthus, butter oolong, english breakfast or earl grey
    $4.00
  • Iced Assam Black Tea
    $3.50
  • Iced Matcha Green Tea
    $5.00

House Drinks & Cocktails

  • Market Fruit Lemonade
    $5.00
  • Housemade Ginger Ale
    $5.00
  • Housemade Key Lime Soda
    $4.00
  • Green Tea Basil Smash
    $5.00
  • Mimosa prosecco, orange juice
    $13.00
  • Sangria seasonal market fruit
    $13.00
  • Lemon Basil Spritz riesling, prosecco
    $13.00

Wine

  • Sparkling, Scarpetta Prosecco - Italy I 2015
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Sparkling, Perle De Ma Mere, Cremant De Bourgogne Rose 'La Parle' - France I nv
    $16.00
    $64.00
  • White, Pascal Janvier, Jasnieres - France I 2015
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Rosé, Moulin De Gassac, Syrah/Carignan Rose 'Guilhem' - France I 2015
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Red, Chateau Massiac, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon - France I 2014
    $12.00
    $48.00

Beer

  • Kölsch Ale, Reissdorf - Germany (16.9oz / 4.8% ABV)
    $12.00
  • Hefeweissbier, Weihenstephaner - Germany (12oz / 5.4% ABV)
    $7.00
  • Saison, Modern Times 'Lomaland' - California (16oz / 5.5% ABV)
    $7.00
  • IPA Bells Brewery 'Two Hearted Ale' - Michigan (12oz / 7.5% ABV)
    $7.00
  • Nut Brown Ale, Alesmith - California (12oz / 5.0% ABV)
    $8.00
  • Quadrupel, Brouwerij St. Bernardus 'Abt 12' - Nevada (11.2oz / 10% ABV)
    $13.00

Soda

  • Mexican Coke
    $3.50
  • Mexican Sprite
    $3.50

From Our Team

  • Please note: A 4% charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed on this website are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

Weekend Brunch Menu

Fresh Juices

  • Orange or Grapefruit
    $6.00
  • Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice
    $8.00
  • Tangerine Juice
    $8.00
  • Green Juice kale, apple, cucumber, parsley, celery, ginger
    $8.00
  • Purple Juice carrot, beet, pomegranate, ginger, mint
    $8.00
  • Farmers Market Juice apple, carrots, pineapple, celery, jalapeno, cara cara oranges
    $8.00

Smoothies

  • Green Shake kale, green apple, cucumber, parsley, celery, avocado, pineapple, dates
    $8.00
  • Blueberry Banana pineapple, banana, dates, blueberry, orange juice, coconut cream
    $8.00

Brunch

  • This Morning's Bread french butter & jam
    $7.00
    $9.00
  • 'Sticky Bomb' cream-filled brioche bomboloni, bourbon, bacon, pecans, maple
    $6.00
  • Farmer's Market Fruit
    $8.00
  • Ricotta Toast sourdough toast, ricotta di bufala, kumquat jam, citrus, hazelnuts
    $8.00
  • Granola straus organic yogurt, banana, pears, apples, berries, wildflower honey
    $10.00
  • Chia Seed Pudding coconut cream, housemade almond milk, berries, citrus, honey, almonds
    $10.00
  • Belgian Waffle bananas, berries, vermont maple syrup
    $12.00
  • Brioche French Toast vermont maple syrup
    $12.00
  • Regular Breakfast eggs any style, bacon steak, fingerling potatoes, warm baguette, butter, jam
    $16.00
  • French Omelette gruyere, fine herbs, baby green salad
    $16.00
  • Breakfast Sandwich fried egg, pork belly sausage, mayonnaise, american cheese
    $13.00
  • Chorizo & Papas baked sunny side up eggs, honey & garlic aioli
    $13.00
  • Croque Madam house-cured ham, gruyere cheese, fried egg, baby green salad
    $14.00
  • Kimchi Fried Rice beef short ribs, soft farm eggs
    $16.00
  • Pork Adobo Fried Rice pickled scallions, fried egg, fresno chili
    $16.00
  • Shakshouka soft farm eggs, stewed tomatoes & peppers, black kale, yogurt, cilantro, mint, baguette
    $14.00
  • Mushroom Toast soft-scrambled eggs, house-cured ham,mushrooms, spinach, hollandaise, red wine sauce
    $15.00
  • Smoked Salmon Tartine avocado, pickled persian cucumbers, onions, capers, dill, lemon
    $14.00
  • Today's Quiche gruyere,kale, mushrooms, baby green salad
    $9.00
  • Breakfast Potatoes
    $6.00

Brunch - Available After 11AM

  • Lacinato Kale Salad roasted vegetables, farro, goat cheese, yogurt, dukkah, mint, cilantro
    $15.00
  • Chicken Salad brussels sprouts, dates, calabrian chili, ceasar dressing, croutons, parmesan
    $15.00
  • Dry-Aged Beef Burger cheese, caramelized onions, french fries (no substitutions please)
    $15.00
  • 7oz. Flat Iron Steak & Fries maitre d'hotel butter & beef jus
    $19.00
  • French Fries
    $5.00

Coffee

  • Espresso double ristretto, regular or decaf
    $2.50
  • Americano
    $3.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.00
  • Cortado
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Latte
    $4.00
  • Vietnamese Latte condensed milk
    $5.00
  • Caramel Latte
    $5.00
  • Café Mocha
    $5.00
  • Tea Latte masala chai or hong kong milk tea, chocolate chai
    $4.00
  • Hot Chocolate
    $4.00
  • Matcha Green Tea Latte condensed milk
    $5.00
  • Vanilla Almond Milk Latte
    $6.00
  • Brewed Coffee regular or decaf
    Cup $3.00
    12oz (to Go) $2.50
    16oz (to Go) $3.50
  • Single-Origin Chemex kenya or guatemala
    $5.00
  • 24-hour Cold Brew
    $4.00
  • Side of Housemade Almond Milk
    2oz $2.00

Tea

  • Herbal Tea citrus chamomile, rooibos or fresh mint
    $4.00
  • Hot Tea genmaicha select, jade osmanthus, butter oolong, english breakfast or earl grey
    $4.00
  • Iced Assam Black Tea
    $3.50
  • Iced Matcha Green Tea
    $5.00

House Drinks & Cocktails

  • Housemade Ginger Ale
    $5.00
  • Housemade Key Lime Soda
    $4.00
  • Seasonal Fruit Lemonade
    $5.00
  • Green Tea Basil Smash
    $5.00
  • Mimosa prosecco
    $13.00
  • Sangria stone fruit, apples
    $13.00
  • Lemon-Basil Spritz riesling, prosecco
    $13.00
  • Bloody Mary vodka or gin, the usual suspects
    $13.00

Wine & Cider

  • Sparkling, Bisson, Glera Frizzante - Italy I 2015
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Sparkling, Perla De Ma Mere, Cremant De Bourgogne Rose 'La Perle' - France I nv
    $16.00
    $64.00
  • White, Pascal Janvier, Jasnieres - France I 2015
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Rosé, Moulin De Gassac, Syrah/Carignan Rose 'Guilhem' - France I 2015
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Red, Domain De La Chapelle Des Bois, Fleurie 'Grand Pre' - France I 2014
    $14.00
    $56.00

Beer

  • Saison, Modern Times 'Lomaland' - California [16oz/5.5% ABV]
    $7.00
  • IPA, Bells Brewery 'Two Hearted Ale' - Michigan [12oz/7.5% ABV]
    $7.00
  • Hefeweissbier, Weihenstephaner - Germany [12oz/5.4% ABV]
    $7.00
  • Nut Brown Ale, Alesmith - California [12oz/5.0% ABV]
    $8.00
  • Quadrupel, Brouwerij St. Bernardus 'Abt 12' - Nevada [11.2oz/10% ABV]
    $13.00

Soda

  • Mexican Coke
    $3.50
  • Mexican Sprite
    $3.50

From Our Team

  • Please note A 4% charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed on this website are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Fair Hill Farms Fuji Apple Tart vanilla ice cream
    $12.00
  • Halo Halo pineapple, coconut tapioca, passionfruit, pandan ice cream
    $12.00
  • Caramelized White Chocolate Sabayon berries, strawberry sorbet
    $12.00
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake
    $12.00
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta tangerine granita, grapefruit sorbet
    $12.00
  • Chocolate Souffle hazelnut ice cream
    $12.00
  • Sorbet strawberry, grapefruit, cara cara orange, blood orange
    $3.00
  • Ice Cream hazelnut, vanilla, earl grey, pandan, chocolate
    $3.00

Cheese

  • Jasper Hill Farm 'Winnimere' cow, vermont
  • Vulto Cremery 'Hamden' cow, new york
  • Meadowood Farms 'Juvindale' cow, new york
  • Challerhocker cow, switzerland
  • Andante Dairy 'Picolo' cow, california
  • Andante Dairy 'Nocturne' cow, california

Coffee

  • Espresso double ristretto, regular or decaf
    $3.00
  • Americano
    $3.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.00
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Latte
    $4.00
  • Brewed Coffee regular or decaf
    $4.00
  • Single-Origin Chemex ethiopia or guatemala
    $5.00
  • 24-hour Cold Brew
    $5.00

Herbal Infusions & Hot Tea

  • Citrus Chamomile
  • Rooibos
  • Fresh Mint
  • Genmaicha Select
  • Jade Osmanthus
  • Butter Oolong
  • English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey

From Our Team:

  • A 4% charge will be added to your check to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

From Our Team

  • Please note A 4% charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed. Menus displayed on this website are samples only. Actual menus and prices are subject to change at any time and may not reflect what is currently available.

Digestif

  • Amaro, Braulio alto adige, italy
    $12.00
  • Armagnac, Chateau de Ravignan 1985 gascony, france
    $35.00
  • Calvados, Adrian Camut 12yr normandy, france
    $32.00
  • Cognac, Dudognon 'Heritage' charentes, france
    $64.00
  • Eau de Vie 'Pesche Saturno', Gianni Capovilla veneto, italy
    $42.00
  • Grappa, Bertagnolli 'Grappino' trentino, italy
    $12.00
  • Liqueuer de Sante, Chartreuse Verte 'VEP' grenoble, france
    $38.00
  • Scotch Whiskey, Highland Park 1999 orkney, scotland
    $38.00
  • Whiskey, Henry McKenna Bourbon 10yr kentucky, united states
    $12.00
  • Whiskey, Willett Rye 8yr kentucky, united states
    $32.00

624 La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Industrial, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, People Watching
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (310) 362-6115
  • Private Dining Room: No