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About Re:public

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.

429 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French

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

Cross Street:
Republican

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 467-5300

Website:
http://www.republicseattle.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Griffith & Peter Wardon

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

Re:public Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrating a well-deserved success at my husband's job.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was AMAZING! The brussel sprout starter was perfect and the pork tenderloin entrée was so flavorful. The restaurant was very cool looking but pretty loud. The cocktails were fantastic too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was. Nice job...we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Tasty food, sat quickly and served quickly. I had the soup of the day and veggie sandwich - both delicious. Will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Great food and great service!!! Definitely a place to visit for appies, cocktail hour and dinner! Very cool, comfortable spot!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Consistently great food! Love it.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 24 August 2017

Superb service. We were well taken care of by Joshua and appreciated his candor and attentiveness. Food was great. Was disappointed that all the duck was gone by the time we got there, but that's what happens when you put good food on the menu. Can be loud at times just by pure design, but when the crowd clears out a bit, it's a really nice atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 1 August 2017

We had a great lunch - all around 5-star experience. Comfortable atmosphere, not too loud, really good food/lots of good menu options, and a GREAT server.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 July 2017

Always a solid lunch spot. Great food and service.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Terrific waitress and the duck confit with white beans and Brussels was fabulous as was the vegetarian risotto. Lovely bottle of wine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 June 2017

Great place, great food, great service. What do you need more?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Excellent food. Thoughtful service. A great place to get together for brunch, happy hour. Gets a bit noisy dinner time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 May 2017

Great place to check out during the week (probably the weekend as well; I just haven't been). It hasn't been incredibly busy either time I've gone despite being a really good menu and ambiance. Get the Wild Boar Bolognese. Well-made cocktails too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 May 2017

Solid lunch with excellent attentive staff. Hostess was very accommodating and made our business lunch a success with a great table. Service was great, food came out fast. Highly reco!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Good little restaurant for locals. Good wine list, decent food, ok price. Overall would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Always a good spot for a business happy hour or dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Healthy, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 April 2017

My friends and I love re:public as a Brunch spot. I've never been for any other occasion, but as for Brunch: it is bomb! What is really great is that they are never over-crowded and the food is excellent. The staff isn't over attentive, which I actually appreciate because I'm the type of person who will ask for something if I need it. Overall I would highly recommend re:public! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 27 March 2017

Frequently meet people in the South Lake Union area for a great lunch with terrific food. I recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy unique cuisine and good wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 14 March 2017

I had to plan a quick business lunch for 14 people, some from out-of-town, and all arriving *somewhere* close to the requested time.

The staff at re:public could not have been more accommodating and helpful, ensuring that we all sat together, handling our late arrivals one-by-one, keeping our water and drinks filled, and making sure our food was served on time, hot, and to all the appropriate people. (And the food is great, too! It's why I picked this place after having lunched there before with just a few people many times.)

I'm really, really pleased with them.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 March 2017

I am in love!! I will definitely be going back to Re:Public. We got the appetizer sampler. I don't remember the exact name of each thing on the plate but it was seared ahi tuna, pineapple filet, and prawns. Everything on that plate was amazing and just melted in my mouth. The beef was tender like butter, the tuna had an amazing horseradish sauce to go with it, and the seaweed salad was perfectly made. The presentation just set everything over the top. We ordered four different entrees and all of us ate every bite. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone! It looks like you may need reservations on the weekend (we had one) since most tables had "Reserved" signs on them when we came in.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Great place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Great spot for happy hour. Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 27 January 2017

The best spot in South Lake Union! Wish I could get there more often. The owners are pretty cool too!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on 17 January 2017

Wild boar bolognese is amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 December 2016

Went there with some friends and had an awesome time. The drinks are amazing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 20 December 2016

Cool location. Great food. Good atmosphere. Nice place for dinner with colleagues, friends or on a date.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on 21 November 2016

Great food and service! The cocktails were delicious and the halibut was perfectly cooked!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 November 2016

Delicious food, exceptional service! It's a comfortable setting in a great location, and I look forward to making it a regular "go to" place for great meals.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 6 November 2016

Good food, great service, wonderful atmosphere...what more does one want?!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 30 October 2016

Totally Yummy brunch. Had the Seahawks game rolling. Very fun great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 29 October 2016

Exceptional service and friendliness for a neighborhood pub with variety of small plates to share or go big and get the chicken & biscuits!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 20 October 2016

Even though the place was very busy, the hostess found me a spot at the buddy table - she and I chatted while she was looking for a place to put me since I was a bit early.
Reuben and the other bartender took care of me, even offering a glass of wine when my order was delayed.
I ordered the sourdough bread and the roasted garlic for a starter and the risotto for an entree. The bread was very good, but I wished it was warmed just a little. The risotto was very good - a nice contrast with the creamy risotto and marscarpone and the twang of the pomegranate sherry. I really enjoyed my experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 11 October 2016

I went to Re:public for a business meal. We had limited time for our lunch but had no problems as the food was ready quickly and had a very efficient service.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 11 September 2016

Wonderful service and fabulous food! Attentive servers as well. Love the "no kid" policy - especially at brunch. Seems most kids are allowed to run free with little or no supervision. Not here. You can actually have an adult conversation - love it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 September 2016

Food blew us away. We were expecting a good meal, but what we actually got was incredible. We had the Bolognese and a Fish dish. Both were equally awesome. Our server was always available but never intrusive. The decor was cool too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 30 August 2016

Food was Great and the service was good also. I would go back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 5 August 2016

It was decent. Clams were awesome but my wife's prime rib sandwich had horseradish in it and a really assertive cheese in it. So she didn't care for it much. but overall it was a nice place, great for a get together with co-workers. It would have been nice if there was a bigger selection too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 3 August 2016

Love republic... Lived in the neighborhood when it opened, came back 5 years later to find it still there and just as awesome. The menu is completely different except my fav... the wild boar ragu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 July 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch as we were passing by not knowing what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised and ended up coming back the next night because we enjoyed it so much. Service was wonderful and food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 27 May 2016

We got seated immediately once we got there. We got the manila clams, pork belly in steamed bao bun, and beef slider trio. Everything was delicious and would recommend to my friends to try. Service was great and my water got refilled many times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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