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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 10, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Executive chef Brian Horn’s culinary style is heavily influenced by the European coast and the Ligurian Coast. The menu will feature light olive oils, simple yet perfect pasta, wood-roasted fish and produce from the Southeast.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/08/2014
 2004
Dined on 5/08/2014
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"St. Cecelia's is in the old Blupointe space and they've done a great job with the appearance of the space. Manueverability is another matter as we had a hard time reaching the table and so did the wait staff carrying our food. Which brings me to the problem with the food. Everything was luke warm and the smallest portions I've ever seen- and I don't eat much. When they brought out the hamachi tartar it looked like they'd measured it with a tablespoon and put a few potato chips on the side. Octopus the same thing. Ravioli ditto and like warm because server either didn't know where it went or couldn't make it over. Best part of meal was the wine as the list has a lot of interesting selection. Better bet for is the Optimist."
Dined on 5/08/2014
 2004
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Republique, located in mid-city, is owned by Chef Walter Manzke and Chef Margarita Manzke along with their partner, restaurateur Bill Chait. Centered in the heart of Los Angeles in an iconic building originally erected in 1929 as Charlie Chaplin’s offices, which was then transformed into La Brea Bakery and Campanile, the restaurant builds on its storied past with its latest incarnation, offering the public a gastronomic environment of history and grandeur. The space will feature a casual bar and bistro in the front with a more formal restaurant located in the rear, both of which are rooted in French cuisine. Republique will bring a vibrant new dining destination to one of the most architecturally unique and beautifully understated locations in Los Angeles.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2004
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Republique is one of the most exciting restaurants visually I've been to in a long time. Warm and inviting , from the bar area to the dining room in back it's a stunner. We started withe the beet salad which included farro and goat cheese but could have included more beets. The octopus salad was an interesting take with fresh mint and a bright, acidic dressing. The pasta with mushrooms and sausage had a creamy deliciousness that I couldn't define but was outstanding. The steak with files came undercooked but was better on the second try. A very pleasant dining experience accept for the 3% surcharge they try to impose for health insurance. Just build it into the price of the food and forget it."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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