In which a recent meal – enjoyed with a visiting family member – is reviewed. Did I like it? Did I hate it? What do YOU think? Do you really think I’d write about something I hated? C’mon, man! Of course I liked it!
In preparation for updating my 25 Best Meals In Los Angeles list, I started thinking about recent meals I’ve enjoyed around town. Apparently, I have neglected — since 2016 — to build version 5.0 of my little list. Ergo, there are sure to be a decent amount of changes coming before it is published.
One restaurant that is sure to join the list — spoiler alert! — is Republique. A few weeks ago my sister came to visit. As is custom, her stays here usually involve one “fancy” meal. On previous visits, hot-spots like Gwen, Otium, and Animal have played the role of her preferred dining destination. I gave her several options with brief descriptions, and her decision came down to the brand-spankin’ new APL in Hollywood, or the vaunted Republique over on La Brea. One look at the menu was enough for her to commit to the latter.
And there you have it. A clear “25 Best” entrant that will hopefully remain on my list for years to come. If you live in Los Angeles (or are just visiting) and somehow haven’t tried Republique yet, I encourage you to pay them a visit.