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Cuisine: American, California, European, French
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Republique took over the spot on La Brea Blvd. that once housed Campanile and proved at once that it is a worthy successor to that Mark Peel/Nancy Silverton effort that lived in the space for over 20... Read More
Republique took over the spot on La Brea Blvd. that once housed Campanile and proved at once that it is a worthy successor to that Mark Peel/Nancy Silverton effort that lived in the space for over 20 years. Those two famed chefs are divorced, but the Republique pair (chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke) are going strong with this French-with-a-California-tinge bistro. Their French fries are the stuff of legend already, and while it may sound strange, try the Eggs on Toast appetizer, a heady mix of Uni and soft-scrambled eggs. Actually, it is basically impossible to find a less-than-stellar dish at this convivial place, but if house-made charcuterie (terrines, pates and meats) is in your wheelhouse, you will not find better in Los Angeles. Terrific braised short ribs, truffle risotto, and Thai lobster soup prove that you should expect the unexpected at this "French" bistro.
- Best Restaurants: "Make a reservation to ensure seating during dinner rush hours; and order the fries the moment you sit down. The rest is gravy."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: From the moment it opened in 2014, Republique has been one of the hottest spots in town.
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