Finally got the chance to get to Republique this past weekend for my birthday. LOVED IT.
I love that they have smaller/larger portions of the hors d’oeuvres, It gave us the opportunity to try more stuff! I went with 2 charbroiled oysters with applewood smoked bacon and truffles. Really great flavor and super fresh oysters. DH went with 2 piece foie gras torchon toast, with guava marmalade. Our server took the time to tell him how they made the torchon, what spices were used, etc. It was a nice touch. She also suggested we try the potato beignets with smoked eel and horseradish aoli. These were delicious, but not sure if I’d get the beignets next time as I’d rather save room for other goodness. We also did the charcuterie plate – it was excellent, and my favorite item of the night.
Other items we had were the beef tartare, the spinach cavatelli with mushrooms, the octopus salad, and the duck breast. We shared the tartare and pasta. The tartare was very good and the pasta had a great chew to it – very satisfying. The octopus salad had great flavors, and I’m glad I had it, but I’m not sure if I’d order it next time around, just because there are some other great options to try. DH loved the duck breast – I tried a bite and it was well seasoned and perfectly cooked.
We were too full for dessert, but our server brought out a scoop of their strawberry sorbet with a candle for me. I took a couple bites – great strawberry flavor.
Our bill was very reasonable considering all the food we ordered – $227 before tip, which included 2 cocktails and a glass of wine.