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French Restaurant, Café, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Hancock Park, Los Angeles
171 Tips and reviews
  • lively
  • pastries
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • kimchi fried rice
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  • Eater
    EaterAugust 4, 2016
    Possibly the most pleasant place to have breakfast in LA, the glorious light in the mornings is hard to beat. Throw in pitch perfect pastries and favorites like croque madame and wild mushroom toast. Read more
  • Reema A.
    Reema AlissaSeptember 4, 2016
    All share plates. Friendly staff. Seatings are not comfortable. Food is amazing. My favorites are the grilled octopus salad, burrata heirloom tomatoes, sweet potato agnolotti, cheese ravioli. 💯
  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudMay 3, 2015
    Amazing food here. Brunch is a best kept secret. Order from the counter and then sit anywhere in the whole restaurant. Love the eclectic rice porridge with pork and egg. The Stickybomb is insane. Try.
  • LAist
    LAistOctober 31, 2014
    Because of the quality of the breads and baked goods, we'd recommend brioche French toast, salmon tartine with avocado, and the classic croque madame are just a few of the stand outs on the menu. Read more
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah AbibApril 5, 2016
    I had a delicious brunch with my friend today !! We order the kimchi fried rice and this salmon bruschetta. Both were really delicious. I can't wait to return to République, and try other plates !
  • Mike W.
    Mike WiseMarch 7, 2015
    Special of the night wood burning oven baked lasagna: thick al dente noodles with mozzarella and mushrooms in a buttery sauce that created a harmony of taste and texture. May be best pasta in LA!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonFebruary 24
    The space feels built for a laissez-faire breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Light spills in beautifully, even when it's cloudy outside. Try the excellent shakshuka or the indulgent mushroom toast.
  • Edel
    EdelNovember 12, 2015
    Amazing place, the french toast is huge perfect one, better than all i ever tasted, shakshoka too much tomato sauce, omelet nice but the side salad nothing special about it.Almond coffee latte 😍😍.
  • Kevork K.
    Kevork KazanjianJune 10, 2015
    Delicious start to finish. Not a single complaint. The bartenders make really good old fashioned too the foie gras was to die for. Make RSVP for dinner if you don't want the bar.
  • Crystal T.
    There's so much goodness in this menu that it's often hard to decide what to order. The baked pastries are always a solid choice and the Shakshouka is always fireeee. So are their baked breads.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanJuly 1, 2015
    Great atmosphere- lively, communal tables, good energy. All share plates, so great for groups. Order the mushroom pappardelle, beet and avocado salad, bread & butter (trust me), uni toast.
  • LAist
    LAistDecember 4, 2014
    Noshing on the jambon buerre sandwich while sipping a coffee and reading the paper at a corner table atthe spots sun-soaked bistro area might make you feel like you're spending an afternoon in France. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WiseMarch 1, 2015
    Sure everyone has had chicken but never this juicy, never this flavorful. Pasta and bread made fresh daily. The savory celery kicks it all the way up with serrano. Great looking space.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyFebruary 12, 2015
    Using a grass-fed, mostly chuck patty (with dry-aged trimmings from those steaks you see hanging behind glass in the dining area), Manzke’s cheeseburger offers a window into indulgence. Read more
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 2, 2016
    Fresh juice, coffee, fresh bread & pastries, homemade jams, &must try bacon and eggs makes my list of top breakfast spots. Lunch & dinner is okay too. The move here is to go early & avoid the lines.
  • Tessa S.
    Tessa SpycherAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun place w/awesome food. Their pain au chocolat was great. Looking forward to coming back and trying more. FYI for brunch you order at the front and seat yourselves. Makes life easy on a quiet day.
  • Kevork K.
    Kevork KazanjianMay 22, 2015
    That duck breast was perfection. Make sure to get a cranberry with every bite. The old fashioned was also really good. Sit at the bar to watch bartenders do their thing. Make reservations for dinner.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
    Shakshouka is an Israeli classic with stewed tomatoes and peppers, black kale, yogurt, cilantro and a fried egg — served with a baguette to drag through the saucy broken yolk. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    Stop in mornings for viennoiserie, tarts and dough baked, rolled, fried and sweet; and start dinner with housemade bread with salted Normandy butter ($5) or, better yet, wood oven pan drippings ($5). Read more
  • Sarp E.
    Sarp ErkayaSeptember 14, 2016
    Perfect for breakfast - order at the counter and wait at a table in the well lit dining room. Breakfast sandwich is delicious but heavy. The pastries are superb.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 1, 2014
    At night, after dinner, there’s much joy to be had in Pastry Chef Margarita Manzke’s sage panna cotta, or her sweet and tart and utterly alluring passionfruit tart. Read more
  • Linhda T.
    Linhda TranMarch 16, 2014
    Dinner was divine. Agnolotti is must for any pasta and cheese lover. All the flavors were clean, creative and yummy. Definitely coming back! Service was over the top attentive and experienced.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineJanuary 5, 2016
    Inside, the cathedral vibe is shaken up by acres of Philippine-sourced geometric tiles and furniture. Above the bar hangs a giant photo of a glaring Marco Pierre White to provide a wink of badassery.
  • M-L M.
    M-L MJune 16, 2015
    Delicious food in a nice and trendy setting. The jambon buerre sandwiches scrumptious as is the chicken. Well worth trying it out if in the area.
  • Adel A.
    Adel AlSNovember 12, 2015
    Can confidently say that, of all breakfast spots in LA, this is my # 1. Their french toast and omelette is to die for. Shakshoka is 2/10
  • Mimi
    MimiDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    First of all this place is good in everything. Coffee is amazing, dishes were outstanding! Before i forget, this place was ranked 2nd in the chocolate cakes in the whole LA area! Mushroom toast👍🏼👍
  • Nick S.
    Nick StanzioneSeptember 19, 2016
    Normandy butter and baguette is the best deal on the menu (they will continue to bring bread as long as you ask). Steak tartare, agnolotti and short ribs were outstanding. Great ambiance!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 11, 2013
    Walter Maznke's ambitious bakery/cafe/restaurant in the former Campanile space in La Brea. Don't miss any of the house-made breads and seasonal specials.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 20, 2016
    The Rotisserie Chicken is packed with flavor and juicy to the last bite, it's served with fingerling potatoes, black kale, and chicken jus as a foundation.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 1, 2014
    Start first thing in the morning at the bakery, with an utterly brilliant black sesame croissant, or a dense but somehow light lemon poppyseed cake. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistMarch 5, 2015
    Is there really anything more seductive sounding than a French ham-and-cheese sandwich covered in creamy béchamel with a fried egg on top? Get the Croque Madame at Republique, and it's game over. Read more
  • Flytrybe
    FlytrybeNovember 26, 2016
    Super busy. Interesting menu. Seat yourself, trendy, hip, ever changing menu... safe bet, always.
    Upvoted Apr 8
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksApril 14, 2016
    For a French twist on a breakfast menu with some New Asian and New American twists, Republique is the place. The quality of the baked goods and breads itself make this joint stand out. Read more
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker Aust1 week ago
    The same people who do Bestia, so obviously it's gonna be amazing. The chicken is out of this world, as are the pastas. But also come for breakfast! It is beyond delicious.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 9, 2016
    The desserts, breads, and pastries by Margarita are near perfect while the charcuterie board is sure to stun anyone. Read more
  • James K.
    James KiernanJanuary 11
    Lively and loud hotspot full of LA hipsters. All of the dishes were outstanding with my favorite being the short rib, black truffle pappardelle and roasted chicken.
  • Justin O.
    The selection of baked goods is impressive. I enjoyed the rhubarb danish and the oatmeal cookie. There is some outdoor seating.
  • Dina P.
    Dina PepitoJanuary 5, 2014
    The croissants were so perfect. Nice flaky crust outside and moist inside! And the bomboli are dangerous. Will now be my breakfast place for any type of meeting!
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    The Charcuterie Board is deliciously cured meats complemented by tangy pickled vegetables — the epitome of French simplicity and elegance. Read more
  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelDecember 29, 2015
    The interior alone is worth a visit, the omelette (Gruyere cheese & mushrooms) was a good option and the "golden juice" is good.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Your feelings about République may well depend on whether you mind paying a $5 supplement for mind-blowing Normandy butter ("ordinary" butter is free). Read more
  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelDecember 29, 2015
    You have go for a pastry when you're here. The crime brûlée cheesecake was perfectly paired with the vanilla almond milk latte (extra shot of course).
  • debz
    debzNovember 30, 2014
    Get the egg on toast (uni on top of scrambled eggs on top of toast) and the pork chop and belly. Pork chop is cooked to a perfect medium rare.
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    The uni toast is insane, the baguettes are absurd (Margarita is a pastry-chef), and the space has been reworked beautifully. Read more
  • Nana
    NanaAugust 8, 2016
    This place is awesome! We got the breakfast sandwich which was one of the best I have had! Mushroom toast was good too but I wouldn't get it again.
  • Doug d.
    Doug de WetJanuary 3, 2016
    Wonderful brunch! The corn waffle with avocado, black beans, poblano, salsa, and fried eggs is fabulous.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna S.June 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Counter service during breakfast/lunch so order at the front, take a number and seat yourself, and take in the beautiful surroundings while you wait for your food to arrive.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 1, 2014
    There's a myriad things to adore about République: the space, the sommelier and the food all excel. Read more
  • trontrontron
    trontrontronAugust 23, 2014
    Go for lunch or brunch and get the burger. About a half an inch too thick but the meat and the sauce are quite spectacular.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious! The egg toast with uni is amazing. So is the crostini with burata and peaches. The octopus salad was so tender. Excellently prepared.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersOctober 7, 2015
    “A dynamic list of boutique growers with exceptional quality across every price. Don’t overlook the champagne list, focusing on precision, style, and utmost finesse.” - Laura Williamson, Wine Expert Read more
  • Zach M.
    Zach MarshallDecember 28, 2013
    Get the brussels sprouts and the steak tar tar - most delicious. The food is made up in small portions, so maybe get two plates per person.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PierceAugust 24, 2015
    favorite power breakfast spot! get the "regular breakfast", green shake and don't skimp on the pastries!
  • Zahra S.
    Zahra ShaabanSeptember 5, 2016
    Everything is delicious this time i tried omelet with cheese and it was the best ever
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The sticky bomb is awesome, looks small but super yummy. Latte also tastes great.
  • AMW
    AMWSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful, light filled space for brunch. Get the shakshouka and split (or not) a fresh baked pastry while you wait.
  • Noura S.
    Noura S.August 25, 2016
    This place has it all from breakfast to lunch to a quick snack. I tried the Nutella banana small tart and it was realllly good
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Consistently delicious. Great food. Amazingly attentive service. Really good cocktails (I love the celery). Highly recommend
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
    Try the kimchi fried rice - loaded with fat beef short rib, with a soft egg on top. Read more
  • Christopher Y.
    Christopher YokotaJune 17, 2016
    The Kimchi Fried Rice was delicious! The Matcha Green Tea Latte and Vanilla Almond Milk Latte were both excellent.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 9, 2014
    Their pastry chef, Margarita Manzke, was named Best Pastry Chef Los Angeles 2014 in our 2014 Best of LA issue! Read more
  • Doris C.
    Doris ChangMarch 13, 2014
    The best short ribs and polenta in LA. Every meal was perfection.
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    Brioche French toast was the best thing I had. They serve breakfast menu until 3.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Forget everything you know about almond milk lattes, this one is the BEST.
  • Merve A.
    Merve AJanuary 16
    Great service and food. Dinner menu changes daily according to farmers market. Reserve in advance.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyFebruary 12, 2015
    The lunchtime burger is a dry-aged revelation, full of funk and precariously stacked, were it not for the wide knife through the middle. Read more
  • Amber J.
    Amber JamalMarch 29, 2016
    Everything is delicious and well-prepared, ambiance is wonderful for a night out with friends.
  • Arturo G.
    Arturo GutierrezAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bread and butter. As good as other plates here are, we keep coming back for the bread and Normandy butter.
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShapiroSeptember 1, 2015
    Everything is amazing. The French toast. The shakshukah. The pastries. The bread. All incredible.
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    Lunch is casual. I don't like the self service aspect of it. They forgot my drink & no one would get me one no matter how many times I asked. Food is great though.
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The brioche french toast is somewhat epic. Almost melts in your mouth.
  • R W.
    R WilliamsAugust 28, 2016
    One of Los Angeles' best places. Competent French food with well thought out wine list.
  • Max
    MaxDecember 1, 2016
    Awesome casual lunch in a beautiful space. The Asian inspired items with egg were the highlight.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails! The celery was super delicious. What I wish every "spicy margarita" was
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KentAugust 20, 2015
    So much good food! The menu rotates with the seasons so you know you're getting fresh food.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna S.May 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Open for all-day breakfast and lunch from 8am - 4pm! Kitchen stops taking lunch orders at 3, but you can still purchase bakery items and drinks.
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy StroudJuly 17, 2016
    Pastries are delicious. Breakfast was big and fulfilling
  • Bertram J.
    Bertram JDecember 16, 2016
    Bit of a wait, but worth it for the pastries. Also, it moves pretty efficiently so no big deal
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KaiserDecember 28, 2016
    Make sure to get a pastry along with your meal. The fruit smoothie is top notch.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    If you decide to have booze with your lunch/brunch outside you have to keep the glass on the wooden bench. Rules.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 1, 2014
    What we love most at République are the offerings of Margarita Manzke in her role as pastry chef. Read more
  • Steve Scott S.
    Steve Scott SpringerNovember 27, 2014
    Have the charcuterie. Great concept. Go there!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
    The croque-madame features house-cured ham, molten gruyère and a runny fried egg. Read more
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonMarch 20, 2016
    Order the Walters Breakfast which is not on the menu
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • JT
    JTMarch 24, 2016
    Loved the crock pot with pork belly beans, etc. charcuterie was disappointing. Bread was delicious!
  • Pelin G.
    I loved this place, the ambience and the decor as well as the food is awesome!
  • Larisa G.
    Great atmosphere for any meal--dinner food was beautiful and tasty. Impeccable service.
  • John
    JohnMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast spot. Try the eggs and kale on toast. Delicious!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HollisterOctober 8, 2015
    The best Croque-Madame. Everything was fantastic, except the line to get in.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The most delicious pastries I've enjoyed since Paris. Just order a few; you'll be dreaming about them tomorrow and life is short!
  • Naree K.
    Naree KaeAugust 31, 2015
    Order the ricotta and peach jam toast.....very good
  • Connor H.
    Connor HayesMarch 9, 2015
    Negroni cocktail was great. Go for the pan droppings and Uni toast.
  • CJ
    CJNovember 27, 2016
    Going for breakfast/brunch is a sure fire win - get there early to avoid the lines.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXApril 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Pastries in LA. Maybe the world? Ok, they have really, really delicious pastries!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 2, 2015
    Taylor Parsons of République was named Best Sommelier in our Best of 2015 issue! Read more
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny M.August 29, 2014
    bartenders are great at helping you select a wine or drink to your liking
  • Errol J.
    Errol JacksonFebruary 20
    Great ambience and delectable food 👍🏾👍🏾
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Roasted Cauliflower is amazing and one of the few dishes that is vegan as-served!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KOctober 3, 2016
    The sweet potato beignets taste like fancy samosas.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    République was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • Caridad M.
    Caridad MartinezJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pollo al horno uff! El pan con jugo uff los postres de miedo!
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