Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

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.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at République, Los Angeles, CA

République Restaurant Review

: République 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. This edition is brought to you by none other than L.A. restaurateur extraordinaire: Bill Chait. 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.

User Ratings & Reviews for République
 
Discover new LA restaurants like Butchers & Barbers
BE IN THE KNOW
New Restaurants in Los Angeles
Find all the Los Angeles restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in LA!



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Sign up for the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which will feature the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. and more.