- Dress code: Casual
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Republic Restaurant Review: Republic is more like a European "bistro" than many of the American restaurants that tout the label. While the space sports a sleek marble bar and hip, modern booths, there's still an air of old-world charm in this downtown café. Breakfast features homemade pastries or a sweet onion tart to enjoy with a lamb merguez omelet. For lunch or dinner, sample mezze like kefta with yogurt dill sauce or falafel with hummus. Larger plates include eggplant polpetti with garganelli and a bright tomato sauce, or Moroccan red lentil stew with spicy stuffed eggplant. Simple steak frites is offered, too, as well as flatbreads to share. Try a light, flaky tart for dessert in the flavor of the day.