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4.6 (4,937) $$$$ $$$$ American, French, Modern, Breakfast, Mediterranean, Bistro


Summary: A blend of Europe and California in an iconic setting.

Republique is a Los Angeles dining gem, combining European culinary traditions with California's fresh produce, all served in a storied space with roots dating back to the 1920s. Originally constructed by Charlie Chaplin, the building has transformed from an office space to a bakery and is now a vibrant restaurant by day and a sophisticated bistro by night. The venue's architecture, a mix of raw brick walls, mission-like archways, and towering ceilings, adds to its charm. The front section features a café, bar, and bakery with communal tables, reminiscent of a chic indoor market, while the wood-clad dining room in the back offers a more formal setting. Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke deliver a French-inspired menu with international twists, showcasing dishes like Sonoma duck pâté en croute, charcoal-grilled prawns, and Wagyu Zabuton. Republique's dynamic environment, historical significance, and culinary excellence make it a unique destination in the heart of the city.


James Beard
Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker - Winner 2023
Outstanding Pastry Chef - Nominee 2022
Outstanding Pastry Chef - Nominee 2020
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50 Best
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Best LA 25 Restaurants 2014
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La Liste
Score 78.0 / 100 2023
Ranked # 1,079 in the World 2023


624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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