650 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.083338 -118.376132
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Wow what a dump and I heard they went chapter 11 – Serves them right. Horrible food and an attitude problem. They focused too much on trying to squeeze every dollar out of guests rather than making them feel welcome. The club was also horrible with a lousy crowd. Glad they are closed down.
Worst night ever - lots of fights – We visited this bar on a sat night, they made us buy a table but didnt even give us any bottles with the table. The waitress took forever to show up, she probably only showed up twice the whole night. $6 test tube shots are overcharge and very weak. drinks are very small and water down! There was 4 fights broke out that night and we found out that they escort the person who start the fight back into the club!!! they escort the person who was beaten for no reason out of the club!! WTF?! We later found out that whoever start the last 4 fights were the same group of ppl and they are probably friends of the owner. At the end of the night one of our girls tried to use the bathroom, but they wouldnt even let us back in to use the bathroom, we were not even out of the club yet and they wouldnt let us back in! this place is overly hyped, totally not worth the experience!!!
Fun place! – I like this club. Yes, it's not as hot as it once was, but who cares??? You come with your friends and dance to great music. I don't know how the line situation works because whenever I come, I come with people who get me in, but I do know that it's so fun inside. Plus they have an open roof, so it's not hot.
Unnecessary long lines, more like a backyard upscale party than a bar – A great way to start off with a bad impression is to have a potentially paying customer wait in line for 50-60 minutes when the place inside has enough room for everyone in the line plus some. I understand you want to have a line outside to make it appear that your place is legit and popular, but once you go inside you find out the truth. Upstairs, the actual M Lounge, has a nice decor to it, but it's too small to comfortable fit 50. It's probably half the size of Library Bar. So most of the time you're stuck downstairs in the Reveal part of Republic. It's all outside (which is neat), the DJ was good, and the service at the bar was quick. But I need something more. There's no place to sit at all (unless you get bottle service and even then they are just couches on the sides of the wall). You're force to stand and kind of awkwardly dance, although there's no dance floor - meaning that you and your group could be dancing, but everyone else around you will just be standing. Really, this place is just a failed bar that they're trying to make into a quasi-dance club.
Just avoid this place.
One of my favorite clubs in L.A. – For us non-celebrities who don?t want to wait in line two hours to get into a dance club, M Lounge above Republic restaurant is a great place to go. It maintains an upscale, chic atmosphere while not being pretentious about picking who gets in. The bar extends the entire width on the long, rectangular room, while opposite, a glass wall gives a peak down into the restaurant below. Party-goers sip drinks and dance as the DJ plays a mix of hip-hop and Top 40 tunes. M Lounge is one of my favorite places to go to on the whole Hollywood party scene.
Best Fine Dining Joke – Ive never reveiwed a restaurant before but these "amazing" reviews were too amusing not to refute. "best ambiance" "world class dining" lmao are u kidding? I took my best friend there for her birthday and it was nicely decorated (but which place in LA really isnt?) the food was good, i mean, MOST DEFINITELY NOT worth the price. She was turning 21 at the time and i was 20 and even to our inexperienced pallets the diner wasnt "amazing." but on the other hand, it was good and our waitor was really funny. if you're looking to spend beacoup le mange (lots of money), go elsewhere, but for an expensive, but nice, diner out with some fun lounging upstairs afterwards, its the place to be.
Overhyped, Underwhelming – I was not impressed with my experience at Republic. It seemed like it was trying very hard to be cool and classy, but failed on all counts. Not only that, but my meal cost way more than it should have given the quality of the food. I won't be going back... And beware of the "restaurant owners" who are writing positive reviews for Republic (Restrentreprenuer and Bluepalmsla). Looks like someone at Republic is calling in personal favors to fool Citysearch users! Don't be a fool! Take your money elsewhere!
The last person needs a Hug and A Friend – This place is amazing. I'm sorry that you are so negative about everything. You say people are ugly and the menu is stinks.( The Chef is a James Beard Award Winner ) You need to pull your head out of your $@% and wake up. Ugly people!!! Who the hell are you? It must be nice to be so perfect and BEAUTIFUL. We could learn a lot from you and your world.
what a joke – first off i normally wouldnt write a review but i just couldnt help myself after i started reading some of the highly rated reviews that must have obviously been written by their management staff. I have ate there twice and both times the food was awful awful. We had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes to be sat, waitress was not friendly and seemed annoyed if anyone had a question about their disgusting menu. the food took forever to come out. They are way over priced and try to pass this place off as fine dinning.... the menu is a joke with items like mini burgers that are never cooked, cold corn dogs, dry and tough steaks and their salads are boring and bland , what kind of fine dinning is that!?!?! I also made the mistake of going to their club after dinner the second time and got a table for bottle service. And just after i thought service could not be worse than our experience inside for dinner i was proven wrong once we met our cocktail waitress who never came to the table once to check on us, just dropped off the bottles and never returned till the end of the night to drop off the bill. Do yourselves a favor and save your money and time, there are way better restaurants and clubs nearby. i can guarantee that any other place would be far better and cheaper.
Poorly Managed Tourist Trap – If you are a hermit emerging from years in the desert, then you might find this restaurant to be halfway decent, sophisticated and worth the $150 per person to enjoy a half-rate meal. Please do yourself a favor and take your money to one of the truly fine dining establishments in the near vicinity. I'll give you some hints: Morton's, Cut, Wolfgang's, STK, Mastro's, BLT. Ignorant management offered us a free meal to compensate for our poor dining experience. As if I'd ever come back!
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