Republique is still a work in progress. Although the restaurant, a collaboration between restaurateur Bill Chait and chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke, has now been officially open for a couple of weeks, it isn't quite yet fully formed. The bustling glassed-in front area, which serves as a more casual bistro, is in full swing. Still to come is morning cafe and bakery service, as well as a more formal area in back, which should be open early next year.
Erik Sun Republique
With that in mind, our official review of the restaurant won't come along until we've had a chance to consider the whole, not just Republique's early iteration. But, being as curious as the next restaurant obsessive, we decided to take an early peek at what has probably been the most anticipated opening of 2013.More »