Re:public

4.5
360 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Group Bookings
re:public(regarding the public) lets its food take center stage. Simple, rustic decor - brick walls and dark woods - paves the way for creative lunch, dinner and happy hour dishes. Located in Seattle's vibrant South Lake Union community, re:public features French and Italian infused cuisine. Our exceptional chefs put extensive thought and care into each menu item including our house made pastas. We are happy to navigate the shortest distance between the farm and your table. The winner of Evening Magazine's best new restaurant in Western Washington for 2010,The Seattle Times gave re:public 3 stars out of 4, and great reviews keep coming in. Please come by and let us show you why! This restaurant is for diners 21 years and older.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm.

Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2:30pm.
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Everyday
Late Night Happy Hour: Friday & Saturday 11:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(206) 467-5300
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Todd Griffith & Peter Wardon
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Cross Street
Republican
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
360 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
27%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
3%
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and terrific service but noise level makes it difficult to talk casually.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food! The three of us tried six plates and all were delicious.. Our booth was in the bar which was too noisy with a table of 8 girlfriends nearby celebrating a birthday. It appeared that the restaurant compensated by turning up the music. Service was fine. I would, like an earlier review, liken it to a sports bar ambiance but with tastier dining.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Great food and pleasant service.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Great happy hour spot that’s good for dinner too

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Very good spot in South Lake. The filet in the sampler was superb. Also really liked their kale and sprout salad. Drinks quite good as well - I enjoyed both my wines. Lively spot with open wall during summer made for great ambience.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

We had a reservation for 8 we were sat right away. The service was quick the drinks were great. The food was fresh and reasonably priced for the area. I would return in a heartbeat.

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LP
5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

We went on a Thursday before a Seattle chamber opera. We had made reservations for 6:30pm, (driving up from the south end) and arrived a little late, due to traffic and construction on I5. When we were greeted, we were thanked for making a reservation! I apologized for being late and that was waved off with a, "hey, this is South Lake Union, we get it." The place was pretty packed and quite noisy but that's what we expected for just after happy hour on a weekday. I had put on the reservation that we needed to be in and out by 7:30 and lo and behold, the duck confit and the black cod were out in mere minutes! Both our dishes and the cocktails we ordered were delicious and timely. We liked it so much we went back after the opera and had another drink. Our waiter remembered us even though we were in a different section. Highly recommend and can't wait to see what it's like on a normal opera night, (Saturday).

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m
5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Good happy hour and service, walking distance from alot of businesses in SLU.

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CC
3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

I made a reservation for 7 people on a Friday for lunch. I arrived a couple minutes late still waiting for majority of group to show up. They were very accommodating about not having everyone there on time. The lunch was catching up with old colleagues so we were deeply engaged in our conversations. Service was ok once everyone got their food in the sense that water filling service only happened once and they didn’t ask if I wanted a refill on my soft drink. Not a big deal, but couldn’t help wonder if we were annoying the wait staff somehow. Not a big deal, but thought it was worth a review mention.

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DR
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Always great service and wonderful food. The atmosphere is great as well.

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JL
1.0Dined on 27 May 2018

High priced for very little food! Example; Cheese plate- 2 slices (sandwich slices) of cheese. Same kind of cheese no less.... 2 blackberries and 1 strawberry split in half a smear of jam and 3 slices of bread.. all for $17. This is NOT a cheese platter by any means!! Charcuterie plate 3 slices of 3 different meats, 4 mini pickles, 1 tiny carrot cut in half. $16. The drinks were in mini size wine glasses $31. The highlight and best part was the bowl of mixed olives for $5. The bill came to $75.. very very disappointed!! We chose not to see what dinner was going to be and went home and ordered pizza.... Not to mention the dog coming out of the kitchen and hanging with the bar staff of 3 people that stood around doing nothing!! We will not be coming back!!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

If you are under 21 you will it be able to eat here. First question we got when we walked in was are you all over 21. Menu on website not up to date. Poached eggs were not cooked correctly.

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TS
5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Great cocktails! Loved the open air option. Solid food with an interesting menu. Thanks!

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OT
5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Excellent brunch! Good variety, with original twists on classic brunch choices.

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TL
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Delicious food and a great setting. Service was very fast for lunch!

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3.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Had the breakfast burrito. Flavor was great! However service I still find to be hit or miss. Never had silverware placed on the table so we had to grab them from another table and they forgot our avocado toast appetizer.

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DR
5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Great service and wonderful food! These guys consistently knock it out of the park!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Great service and wonderful food!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

A little loud for us and my boyfriend didn’t love his dish, but my risotto was fantastic! The fries were great as well. Would definitely recommend for happy hour, but if you’re looking for an intimate dinner it’s a little loud for that kind of thing!

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The hostess was flaky and unhelpful when we didn't want to sit by the door. She also didn't check me in for my open table reservation. Our server, Joshua, was outstanding. He gave us great direction, was attentive but not overly so and a terrific demeanor. The food was hit and miss. The app sampler was a miss. The meat was over done and tough, the shrimp was over seasoned with chili flakes and were uneatable. On the other hand, the pasta was to die for. The noise level was a little too loud for me as well.

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OT
5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Wild Bore was on point!! Great service and experience. Definitely coming back!

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m
5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

met our son at Re:Public for dinner and had a great night. We all loved our meals and our server took great care of us. We had the Ahi appetizer and kale salad to start.. so good. Husband and son got pasta dishes and both loved their meals. I ordered the best burger - we are going to make it a regular meeting spot!

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DR
5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Wonderful place for great service and outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

The Brave Men of Kenatic had a dinner here. The menu is fantastic. Our group ordered the duck confit, the wild boar, the pork tenderloin, and the cod. Everything was done to perfection.

We had a couple bottles of Malbec which worked well with such an eclectic order. Of note, the brussels sprout appy is excellent.

The Men of Kenatic say, "Si!"

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Birthday happy hour

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Re:Public was nothing special. We made reservations but didn’t need them. The food was pretty mediocre although everything was edible and served with a smile. We started with the tuna and Brussels sprouts which were good and ended up as the highlight of our dinner. Our meals (pork tenderloin, risotto, burgers) were disappointing. The pork wasn’t very interesting — the cut of meat was enjoyable but the rest of the dish lacked intrigue. The risotto was tasty, but the balsamic finish was far too sweet and was heavy-handed. We ate to avoid the balsamic. Our 2 burgers were not memorable except that medium rare means “pretty well done”, which is apparently the same as medium. The fries helped distract from the burger disappointment . We opted out of dessert to try our luck elsewhere.

Servers were kind and welcoming. Because it was slow in the restaurant, we had an over abundance of server visits to the table — well intentioned, but annoying.

We don’t have any intention to return. There was nothing directly bad about the experience but with so many great places to eat in Seattle, Re:public doesn’t compare.

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JR
5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The food was excellent - just a bit noisy for my liking but I would recommended it to friends!

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C
2.0Dined on 15 March 2018

very mediocre for the price but we did have a glass of the house red which was excellent

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ML
3.0Dined on 14 March 2018

It was too noisy for my taste. Food was good, but choices weren't many .

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SS
4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Totally spectacular food and tasty cocktails. The service was just so-so - the servers didn't quite seem prepared for the brunch hour and didn't check in on us, refill waters etc, but the food came out perfectly and fast. Next time we'll take advantage of the $15 bottles of Cava!

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OT
4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Good food & service!

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SJ
1.0Dined on 20 February 2018

“Cheese plate” was really a fruit plate. Fruit was fresh and tasty, but the berries didn’t pair well with the cheese. Cheese was good, but the portion was VERY small. When we asked what kind of cheese it was when dropped off, she described it as “a cow, a sheep, and a goat...I think”

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DR
5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The service is consistently wonderful. Very good servers. The food is always wonderful!

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3.0Dined on 3 February 2018

The website made it look like a totally different vibe. I wasn't expecting the TV's with sports games and a bar area. The food and service were still good.

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Nothing about it blew me away, but it wasn't bad either.

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OT
5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Great service and good food. I've gone here for a business lunch and for dinner. Very professional and engaging staff.

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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Went for a date night service and food was great. Drinks were good and strong and the desert was amazing we had the pear apple cobbler!

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

The staff was very responsive and attentive and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Went for brunch.
Great food, great service.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

I had a great birthday lunch. The waiter was great as he noticed a mistake and fixed it right away.
My meal was tasty and exactly what I was craving.

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