Dinner last night. The bread here is excellent. So is the normandie butter.
Pastas here are top notch. I dare say better than Bestia and maybe best in town now that Bucato has shuttered. Each pasta dish was perfectly al dente.
Gruyere and potato beignets were outstanding.
Escargot en croute was okay.
Not the biggest fan of the octopus with Vietnamese style salad.
Pastas killed it. The paparadelle with white truffles ($15/gram, 3 gram minimum). Paparadelle was thick and al dente. The white truffles were fragrant but lacked flavor. Not Republique’s fault but more my experience with this season’s white truffles.
Fettuccini with uni and crab was also a home run. I liked it better than Bestias version these days now that they’ve added lobster.
We also had a cavatelli with porcini, black trumpet mushrooms, and chanterelles. So good it was gone before I could take a picture.
The entrees were good but not great. Dry aged steak was super flavorful though. Chicken was $36 not $195. Cassoulet was okay.
Food was very good, pastas were superlative, service however was very slow. It was packed on a Tuesday so that might have something to do with it.