Great food, service and a fun atmosphere.
The food was delicious and the service was good. Be aware that they serve the food family style. However, usually family style means large portions that are to be shared. Here, it is small portions that they intend for you to share. If you are with someone that has dietary restrictions, like for instance with me (vegetarian) and my wife (carnivore), it's possible the dishes could come out in a way where once person is watching the other eat. The waiter told us the food arrives to your table when the chef has it ready. For our dining experience, the vegetarian food came first, which my wife nibbled at while I tried to eat slowly, which didn't quite work, and then her food came out, which she got to eat with me watching her. This really bothered us. It is a flawed serving system.
More of a small plates type menu, set up for ordering and sharing a variety of different foods amongst the party of people at your table. A pricier establishment. Not for your everyday dining.
What a beautiful restaurant! The decor, the atmosphere, & the layout get 5/5. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and his descriptions of food made it so much easier to make an order! The presentation of my dessert was gorgeous. I would definitely suggest Almond Nougat. The taste was just as great as the presentation. Will definitely return!
We requested that whiskey menu and what the bread and butter of the day was and the server did not provide either. The next time he came to the table our meal was there so we didn’t bring it up again. Stroganoff was excellent, but my pork belly was underwhelming.
We loved Republic! The Tasting menu was fantastic and the food was inventive (but not weird). I would reccmmend!
Wonderfully eclectic use of ingredients; great array of beer; professional service
I understand farm to table can be expensive. But it must come from a small farm. For the prices, at least start people out with free bread. The lighting is way to dark. So I couldn't easily read the menu. And it's very loud in there. Service was good. The food was decent. Just not choices that you would commonly recommend to a friend. Much of the options I'd never had. So I just randomly picked something. I probably won't plan on going back. But in all fairness, our visit was by default because our original destination was booked. If you want something different and a unique dining experience, then this is a place for you.
Wonderful from start to finish. Chef’s special was awesome. It was pretty cozy and we had a great time
Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere.
Another amazing meal at Republic ! We started with drinks at the bar while we waited for our table, then chose to do the Chef's tasting and (as usual) were not disappointed. Can't recommend this place enough - great location, fantastic staff, delicious food. Looking forward to our next trip to Detroit so we can do it all again!
Excellent venue, creative food prep. I highly recommend
The service, the craft cocktails and the food were amazing. My favorites dish was the pork belly & scallop entree and the mushroom trio.
great food. Was very pleased with the Prix Fix menue. the food came out consistantly during our dinner. it was all very good and constantly suprising. The meal progresses for about 3 hours.
all the food was tasty/ Hot / well prepared. good location to take friends or just hang for a while.
The whole evening was incredible, from the food to the service to the ambiance!
Not many options unless you love duck and more duck
Took the recommendation from our waitress to try the “Chef Special” and it was awesome. Great variety of foods.
Service was excellent and food is taste and unique
Loved the menu and locally sourced fare! Our server Jason was very helpful and steered us to just the right dishes.
Very innovative cuisine. Philosophy of shared plates works well. Wine list is quite brief. Noise level on an early Saturday evening was high. Would definitely return.
We are always trying new places in Detroit. It is exciting how many great choices are available. This was our first trip to Republic. While the menu was a little eclectic from our usual dining, the items we had were outstanding. The plates are very shareable, so it was fun trying different dishes. We especially enjoyed the beet gnocchi, the scallops and pork belly and the risotto. Our Server's suggestions for cocktails were great. We will be back!
Fantastic Place! I took my wife here on a date night and it couldn't have been a better experience all around. We went with the Chef selected meal which came in several courses and again food did not disappoint! If you are somewhat adventurous go for it. I have no doubts that everything on the menu is delicious since we got a little taste of everything. They also had some creative cocktails as well. We will be going again!
Was a great experience. Out of the 4 dishes we REALLY loved 2. The lamb was very fatty and tough. Should have gotten the duck instead. The beef heart was good but ended up being in more of a cream sauce than a stroganoff. Waiter Jason was excellent! Last plate came out too early so we had 2 entrees sitting on the table at the same time. A few minutes later would’ve been perfect.
The staff were attentive and warm; the meal was outstanding!
Just ok. They have a 'thing' there (they say) where food should be shared because dishes come out whenever and as they are done, they encourage 2 people to order 2-4 dishes for sharing (no this is not a tapas place, full meal). This is because food allegedly 'won't all come out at the same time'. To me, that just means, we can't time anything in the kitchen. Took 4 wine glasses to not have red wine stains stuck to the bottom of my ONE white wine glass. Yes, 3 dirty glasses. One dish per person is fine. Won't be back though. Too many misses here when there are better places to eat in the area. No, they were not busy. They need to invest in a dishwasher.
Jake was a phenomenal waiter! Food was beautifully plated and flavors complemented each other perfectly. Restaurant lended itself to intimacy, but maintained a casual yet spirited vibe.
This is the face of the "D" right now. That says a lot!
Sat at the bar and ate and really enjoyed the experience. Our bartender/server Cameron was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Every recommendation he made was spot on. Unique food and nice ambiance.
Ambiente limpio , buena música , buen servicio y buena comida
It was yet to disappoint. It was yet to disappoint. It was yet to disappoint
Solid but not overwhelming wine list. Interesting dishes with a shareable approach that provides a number of unique tastes. Service was very good. Will look to return.
We've been to Republic several times now and the food is always amazing and creative with a seasonally changing menu. Highly recommend.
Everything we had from food to drinks were so delicious
We had a great meal curated by a wonderful server!
Excelent decision to go to this restaurant. Cameron was our server. he was great, very knowlegeable. Food was Phenominal.
well past my expectations.
It was an amazing night with amazing food!! Great value for what was served! I think it was called the chefs choice or suggestion... and it was fantastic to say the least!! The flavours were incredible! The food was top notch! Will definitely return!
Service was amazing! Ambiance was amazing!!
My husband and I ordered the chef’s selection ($60/pp) and we were delighted with the creativity and flavors. The service was excellent as was my cocktail (In Bloom). The decor was lovely as well.
Good cocktails, good food, nice atmosphere.
Food was mostly great. Bacon and Egg special wasn't all that great but everything else was deliscious. Only real negative comment is turn the music down a bit.
Filled with MSU Spartans before the game great energy and enthusiasm. The owner said hello and the server was top