3.6 / 1 vote

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Tapas and wine bar with vegan options, including dessert

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Bar

Vegan options aren't labeled here, but nearly all of the cold antipasti dishes are vegan by default. Other cooked dishes are also vegan upon request. Also has a vegan cake for dessert, which is labeled.

Added by conde.kedar on May 24 12 (last updated May 27 12)

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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.

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Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean

Features

  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Romantic

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Hours

9am - 9pm
9am - 10pm
9am - 9pm

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