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Republic

37 Union Sq. West, New York, NY, 10003
nr. 16th St.
212-627-7172

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

62% would go back.

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Rude hostess

By Funabout123 on 2/8/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The Asian hostess has an attitude problem. Extremely rude.

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63 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

D8 Night

By brittanybrown on 7/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I had been to this place one day with friends and I had loved the atmosphere and the dish I had there was flavorful and delicious. The day after, since I loved it so much, I took a date there. Halfway through our meal, I see a rat crawl down the wall and terrorize a table of old ladies. The waitress tried to tell us that it had probably come in from the outside while the door had been open. Nice try.

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88 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

Extremely Obnoxious Management and Kitchen Staff

By reenaw on 7/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

My 2.5 year old is allergic to seaood. The restaurant was empty and we asked them to leave out the fish sauce. The manager told me that I should not eat there since they will not make any changes....incl just leaving out the sauce. Very rude and obnoxious. Totally oblivious to how to deal with customers. Will definitely not go back and will tell all my friend to avoid. Much better restaurants in the area in the same price range.

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101 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

An old favorite goes to the dogs

By maggiefiona on 2/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I’ve loved Republic since it opened. But tonight I was told I could only get the salmon, my longtime fav, med-rare. Besides the possible health reasons why 1 might not want to have it prepared thusly, I simply enjoy it well-done, with crispy skin & firm flesh. The chef isn’t eating or paying for the food, I am. To deny the diner the choice of how they want something cooked (I wasn’t asking for different sauce or alternate side) is simply outrageous, like suddenly instituting a dress-code in a casual dining joint. The server said it has been a constant source of complaint & that the chef won’t even take peanuts out of a dish any more. I was gravely disappointed, tried one of the sandwiches, which could be purchased at any of dozens of Vietnamese joints, and won’t be going back.

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117 out of 242 people found this review helpful.

Love it

By misscherrydarling85 on 11/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have eaten here a few times. Every time the food has been excellent! The blood orange mojito is by far the BEST mixed drink I have ever had. There is this rice dish with tomato paste and shrimp and chinese sausage it was to die for!

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126 out of 261 people found this review helpful.

not satisfying

By mchien623 on 8/21/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Went with some friends on a Saturday night. It was really busy and we ended up waiting for about half an hour. We were finally seated and, I guess since it was super busy, it took a while for them to take our order. However the food did come quickly. I ordered the curried duck noodles. Although the flavor was good, the dish was more like a vegetable stir fry topped with a little bit of noodles and three small pieces of fatty duck meat. My friend had the Vietnamese Chicken Soup and that was actually pretty good. Overall I was really disappointed in my experience given the rave reviews I heard from my friends...and I will not be going back.

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127 out of 248 people found this review helpful.

waiter, there's a maggot in my soup

By xdfxdfxdf on 5/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

ordered the veggie curry noodle soup noodles were hard... soup wasn't particularly tasty... but more importantly, there was a maggot in my soup. that's right, a MAGGOT. subsequently found a website which details this restaurant's shady health inspection past: http://nyc.everyblock.com/restaurant-inspections/

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151 out of 284 people found this review helpful.

Good value for money

By girardasse on 12/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tables look like a university canteen and the staff is too busy to be attentive but can you really complain for that price? You pay for the food, which is pretty good!

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229 out of 433 people found this review helpful.

Fun Spot for Friends

By teachtoday on 7/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love Republic and I've been there several times. The drinks and appetizers are my favorite aspects. My only gripe is wishing they were bigger. Delicious sauces and sips with tastes you've rarely tried. The entrees are very unique and I always feel like I'm eating healthy and fresh food. The "cafeteria-style" seating and noise level is to be loved or hated. I love it with a big group and for meeting new people who are randomly seated beside you. Not good for a 1st date b/c of the noise level, but great if you have nothing to say to them anyway! (Awkward blind dates) Definitely not a place for children...adult cafeteria!

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355 out of 685 people found this review helpful.

Intersting place

By ch0psticks118 on 7/3/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went on a date here and the food was fantastic .. the seating was fast and the service was fast- the only thing is that they seated me and my date across each other and it was so loud.. we cant even hear each other.. when the people on our table left my date scoooched over to my side instead. the food was awesome

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324 out of 618 people found this review helpful.

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