Has anyone tried the $195 chicken or $225 duck at Republique?


#1

In perusing their menus for updates I noticed they’ve added what must be the most expensive chicken I have ever come across in Los Angeles. Researching it, it appears to be a special type of Cornish hen that is milk fed out of a farm in New York. Anyone know if it’s worth $195?

How about Duck a la Presse? Classic French, but is Manzke good enough to make it worth the money?

Perhaps he could be persuaded to do livre a la royale if there is a regular market for $200 chicken in Los Angeles after all?


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#3

I must say, that does not look like it is worth anywhere near $195.

It looks like a nice plate of chicken, sure, but that can be had for a tiny fraction of the price at more than few places.


#4

w…t…f…


#5

Makes the caviar duck at Hakkasan look like a steal! :wink:


#6

I’ve had a few of the $50++ plates at Republique and did not find any of them worth it. They even have a $68 denver sole dish, which sounds equally ridiculous.

I still love Republique, even if their Old Fashions set me back $15 at a time.


#7

What dishes do you feel are worth it there?

I keep trying to find a reason to return, I recall enjoying my meal there a few months ago, but I can’t find any particular reason to go back in terms of food (their drinks are probably worth going back for by themselves).

I always feel like I’d rather just walk up the block to Odys & Penelope for food though.


#8

Actually $68 for a whole Dover sole is considered a fair price if it is true Dover sole.

I agree Denver sole for $68 sounds ridiculous.


#9

oops =X

here’s the ONLY pic I could find of it


#10

Yep $68 for whole Dover sole very legit pricing and probably worth a try.


#11

Interesting. thanks for the lesson in fair market value.


#12

Marea in NYC charges $69/lb for it. So that dish you’re looking at is probably going to run $100-150

http://marea-nyc.com/file/6993/Marea-Menu-Dinner.pdf


#13

TIL: I will be eating tilapia far more often than dover sole.


#14

Didn’t you hear? Tilapia is bad for you. The omega3 ratio is wrong and you’re almost better off eating bacon.

Btw, that whole Dover sole dish is usually meant for 2.


#15

Second that.


#16

i’ve eaten a few times at republique and found it worth the money, though i haven’t had that duck or chicken heck that lil crock o’meat butter seems expensive only until you put it your mouth.
i’ve paid 15 bucks for
a decent old fashioned in bumfuck, midwest, so i’m not begrudging that, either.


#17

The foie gras and black truffle chicken at nomad in nyc is only 80 bucks and it was the best chicken I’ve had in my life. I don’t see how a $195 chicken can be any better.


#18

This uni has fucking huevos


#19

Is the Denver Sole served with Rocky Mountain Oysters?


#20

195.00 . really . That looks like my 1.95 food I purchase and I throw in the pan for my Wednesday meal . Sorry . Chicken ?