650 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.083338 -118.376132
Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Central LA
suprisingly detail orientated, great food – I took one of my out of town clients there on wednesday night hoping to impress! when we walked in at 7:00, i was a little aprehensive as to weather or not we should stay because it was rather slow. we did enfact decide to sit at the bar and have some cocktails to see if it would pick up. Around 7:30, several groups of people walked through the doors and really boosted the vibe. Once we were sat by the hostess, and greeted by a server, another gentleman approached the table with a complimentary Amuse which consisted of a backwards lobster taco shooter which was unblievable. For apps we shared the crab cakes which we later found out are crusted with ritz crackers, fantastic at the very least. for our entrees i asked the server if they have anthing unique, he explained the mesquite grilled venison and i was instantly intrigued. my client ordered the special which was a 42 oz. veal porterhouse. the venison which i expected to be overwelmingly gamy ,turned out to be subtle and full of flavor. my client was raving about the porterhouse but was unable to finish. for dessert i chose the servers recomendation of the chocolate soufle, this too was very good. upon leaving the valet was very slow and could be considered rude as well. all in all i was suprisingly impressed by this restaurant and will definitly return
Amazing Steaks and great atmosphere in the club – I love the Filet Mignon at Republic. Always cooked perfectly and the sides are delicious as well. The atmosphere at Republic is hard to beat, the decor is very unique and classy. Love this place and the staff are always very friendly and attentive. My favorite desert is the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and raspberries.
I've also went last Saturday to the club attached to the restaurant, called Reveal. The main dance area and table service booths are out on the large patio and the upstairs lounge is also open. Had a great time there with my friends, we loved the DJ and the crowd was very hot and surprisingly friendly. They're running it as a member's only club, but one of the promoters told me you can apply through LA4real dot com I will be back there for sure, def. when it gets hotter outside for the patio.
Wow! – Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants in Los Angeles! My boyfriend took me there to celebrate my birthday last Saturday night. From the moment that we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcomed by the staff. We started with the waiter's recommendation of the Lobster Corn Dogs, which we were originally skeptical of, but following the first taste we were instantly sold! For our entrees we selected the Dry-Aged New York and the Bone-In Filet which were both cooked perfectly to temperature and extremely tender. My boyfriend must have said something to one of the managers, because after dinner the waiter brought out a complimentary dessert with a candle in it and they sang, "Happy Birthday." The staff was very attentive and checked in with us regularly. They even have a person designated to folding napkins when people get up from their seats. The atmosphere was great and there was definitely a good vibe. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that is serious about their food and wine.
Are You Serious with "BEST FOOD BEST STEAK BEST ATMOSPHERE" – The food is mediocore at best and the prices are obnoxious for the quality. The below review was clearly written by the restaurant. The food is not very good and the crowd is not too great either. They overbook the restaurant and keep everyone waiting at the bar to raise drink revenue. The club has a horrible crowd as well. A DEFINITE PASS!!!
Top Steak, Top Service, Top Atmosphere! – A truly wonderful experience! I'm all about the atmosphere in restaurants and I can tell you this is THE most enchanting. I have dined at countless five star restaurants world wide, but this tops everything. Our waitress was so sweet and made my husband and me feel like royality. I am a big steak lover and have always found the Ritz and Mastros the most pleasing in Southern CA. But the new star restaurant has risen! My Steak was the most excellent I have ever had, no kidding. Most tender and flavorful, pleasing a whole new sense. I cannot wait to bring my friends to The Republic and make them feel like queen and king as well.
Worst Restaurant/Bar I've Ever Been To, EVER! – The Republic is a truly awful place. You couldn't pay me to go back. They offer lax service, bland/cold food, warm beer, and repugnant mixed drinks.
I've seen hotter women selling themselves on the streets of L.A. It's a who's who of who's nobody.
good food but – This is my first time writing a review for a restaurant. This place has a very unprofessional staff. We had a 9 p.m. reservation , they sat us at 10:30. We were a large party so they had a set menu and you couldn't order from the regular menu.The waitress took our order, then half way through our table said "someone elso will be taking your order" so we had order twice. Then when the bus boy brought our salads, he set them down in front of us but 2 seconds later, he said " wrong table" and he took them away. Anyhow by the time we ate it was 12:30 p.m. I must say the waitress was very nice, she did not have an attitude but it was like they just opened this place today and noboby knew what they were doing !!! The food was tasty but very expensive. I would not go back there again.
nice place shity service – Went out on a saturday night to celebrate my buddy's bday and got a table. There were 6 of us to begin wtih and were expecting a couple other people to join us later,so we started with just one bottle. It would have been a pretty descent night, the music was good and the place was nice however the waitress (some short blonde troll) or at least i assume she was the waitress because she took our order droped off the bottle and then was MIA for the rest of the night!!! our other guest arrived and we wanted to get a 2nd bottle but we never were able to get it,besides that the table was a disaster we had no glasses and had to swipe a few from another table . The rest of the night we had to push our way through the croweded bar and wait to get drinks since we never did see her agian. Yet she had no problem showing up at the end of the night to drop off the bill with her 20% TIP INCLUDED!!!!!!!! she was aweful!!! If i ever decide to go back will definately not get a table.
Such a terrible Restaurant... – Horrible food, Horrible service, and Horrible valet. I was in of a party of 9 people for a birthday. We confirmed with the restaurant TWICE that there was NO minimum and can order from the regular menu. For parties of 10 or more, the minimun order amount per person is $55.00 and the menu is limited. That all changed. The waitress was stuck up and snobby. She told us that there is a minimum of $55.00, but we can order from regular menu. Then, she changed her mind and told us that had to order from the limited menu since the chefs were really busy.
The food was horrible. Everyone else thought the same way. Usually, sea bass tastes great in other restaurants. This time it was dry and did not have any flavor.
Lastly, the valet service sucked. I am thankful that they found it. I was one of the first persons to give my claim ticket and the last one to receive my car. I was so frustrated. Then it gets worse.
I arrived at the restaurant and gave my car to the valet; he did not charge me or tell me how much. When I gave my claim ticket to the valet person, he did not say anything. I was expecting to pay him then or expect to know how much. Usually, l pay for valet by this time, and I thought it was free since there was NO sign stating how much. Then, valet person opened the door for me and told me $10.00. Now look, I don't mind paying $10.00, but I was just so angry that I did not want to pay. The valet service was horrible.
I argued with the "valet manager", and she was just cussing me out. She told me to get my receipt validated. So I went to the restaurant manager, and he tells me that they do not validate for valet and the valet is a separate company that valets for all the restaurants in the area. The sign said "Republic Valet." He just wanted to get rid of me. So, I ended up paying.
I am surprised this restaurant is in business. Do yourself a favor and Don't Go, unless you are rich and want to waste money on sorry food and service.
Nice place, however disappointing food and service – Looking to make reservations at a restaurant and nightclub for a large group I figured Republic would be a good choice. However, it later turned out this wasn't the case. I made dinner reservations at 8:30pm and it took about 20 minutes to seat my party. We ordered a 3 course pre-fix menu ($55 per person). It took 50 minutes just for the first course (salad) to come out! I asked the waiter what was taking so long and he said "the food was coming out." Well it never did so I went directly to the manager and asked him what was taking so long. He apologized and later came to my table to comp a round of drinks. Although that was a nice gesture it didn't make up for the fact that we only began to eat at 10pm for an 8:30pm reservation. The food was okay, but not great for the price. At about 12pm they began to clear the tables (we got to keep ours) and the place turned into a nightclub. The place was okay as a nightclub, but not the greatest spot. They're definitely much better places in LA as far as nightclubs go. Republic is definitely a beautiful restaurant, however for such an upscale and expensive place you would figure the food and service would be comparable.
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