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République

624 S. La Brea Ave. (Wilshire Blvd.) Send to Phone
Once the domain of Charlie Chaplin then Mark Peel and now Walter Manzke, this historic building serves as a bakery/café by day and a bistro at night.
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Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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République Restaurant Review

: République, a project from Sprout LA, inhabits a building on La Brea Avenue notable for both its architectural style and storied history. The Spanish-influenced structure was built in the 1920s to be an office space for Charlie Chaplin. Decades later, the building became the birthplace of the La Brea Bakery empire by Nancy Silverton and the home of Campanile, where chef Mark Peel presided for more than 20 years. In its current edition, chef Walter Manzke showcases his talent for French bistro cuisine, while his wife, Margarita, is in charge of breads, pastries and desserts. If dining for breakfast, brunch or lunch, place your order at the counter in the bakery. (In the evening, this section turns into an oyster bar). The restaurant also features a bar, communal tables and open kitchen, followed by the rear dining area and private and semi-private rooms upstairs. At dinner, start off with a charcuterie board, the exemplary beef tartare or escargots en croûte. Mains might range from Rhode Island black bass with porcini mushrooms, potato gnocchi and asparagus to organic rotisserie chicken to spaghetti with Pacific Dungeness crab and Calabrian chile. Chocolate banana bread pudding provides an indulgent ending. République is serious about its wine program and changes the selections daily. There are also several craft beers available plus traditional and market-inspired cocktails.

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