Republic is a hip bar-restaurant that offers some tasty, if over-priced, food and drinks. We had a wild mushroom flat bread made vegan by omitting the cheese ($9) and a vegetable tagine plate ($16).
The flatbread was really tasty and nicely seasoned. The crust, too, was perfectly chewy, with just a slight crispiness. While delicious, I felt the portion size didn't quite justify the price.
The tagine was pretty bland and boring, consisting of cous cous and eggplant slices in a tomato sauce. This dish ultimately lacked in flavor and didn't do it for me.
We also shared a mint spritzer which was delicious and superbly subtle.
Lastly, I had the vegan chocolate banana cake ($5) which came beautifully presented on the plate (with powdered sugar and pieces of finely sliced banana and strawberries) but didn't wow me. The cake itself was a tad too dry and had little actual chocolate flavor.
The service was friendly but inattentive. We placed a drink order which never arrived (nor did it show up on the bill, thankfully) and generally felt ignored by our waitress.
All told, Republic isn't a bad place, but it isn't a great one. If they had labeled vegan options, and offered some unusual, spicy dishes made with tofu or seitan, it would warrant them another star.