Nah - Republique is good for what it is. The space is unique and nice. The pastry case is visually impressive with the multitude of items that appear near impeccable. While very good, I find the pastries not great for the most part.
I've only been for breakfast and brunch - Interesting menu, and again, the food is very good - not great to me. I think because the space is quite nice and everything else can be visually stunning or whet one's appetite, Republique kinda oversells itself, setting the bar very high for one's expectations,along it very difficult to meet those.