Walter and Margarita Manzke, chefs and owners of République, compliment each other with their unique talents. After a stint in Carmel and opening Church and State, another LA eatery, they decided to take over the old Campanile on La Brea. We were all so sad to say goodbye to that wonderful restaurant but when we knew who was coming in its place, it took the sting out a little bit.
Walters menu varies from Caviars, Charcuteries, Tartes À L'Alsacienne, Pastas, Meat and Seafood. They serve breakfast all day and a killer brunch on Sundays. The reviews are always the same. I had the best French Toast, the best Filet Mignon and frites, the best Burger, Spaghetti Rustichella was to die for. I will have to say that Margarita's chocolate cake sent me over the edge.
The wine list is French and extensive and yes they have a full bar with a great selection of cocktails.
You must go and hang out at République. Relax and enjoy the delicious flavors the Manzke team will prepare for you.
624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 362-6115, republiquela.com