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“We’re just friends cooking for friends”

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Located in Downtown Detroit, Republic Tavern delivers a modern take on an old world tavern experience with an emphasis on nose-to-tail eating.

In 2015 Republic Tavern was awarded with Best New Restaurant by Eater Magazine.  Working closely with local farmers allows our menu to ebb and flow with Michigan’s seasons. By partnering with local Michigan suppliers we identify the best ingredients available and use those ingredients as an inspiration for our constantly evolving menu.  Our approach to drinks is taken with equal care featuring natural wines, craft beers, and premium whiskey options.

Each night you dine with us you are invited to a celebration of food and social experience. Join us on our exploration of what Michigan has to offer in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere shared by friends and family alike.




Reservations strongly suggested, but not required.

We hold tables for 15 minutes after the time of your reservation. If you don't see any reservations available, feel free to call and speak with our host team - they're happy to assist you! For parties of 6 or more, please call to book your reservation. Parties with 8 or more guests will receive the Chef's Tasting Menu.

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Republic Tavern has two private dining options available to our guests.

1. Republic Tavern Restaurant Buyout

Republic Tavern is available as a private buyout option for you and your guests. The restaurant will be closed to the general public in order to accommodate your special private dining needs. This special evening features a full service bar and chef's tasting menu for you and your guests to enjoy.

2. Parks and Rec Diner

Parks & Rec. Diner dressed with black linens for a more elegant affair

Parks & Rec. Diner dressed with black linens for a more elegant affair

Parks & Rec. Diner dressed down for a more casual affair

Parks & Rec. Diner dressed down for a more casual affair

Our sister restaurant Parks & Rec Diner is available to parties of anywhere from 12-30 people. The diner, open 7 days a week for breakfast, is a casual but cozy room complete with a private server and bathroom. This space can be dressed up with linens and flowers for a more formal occasion or left as is for a more casual affair. While the space is not a part of the the main dining room, the private room echoes Republic Taverns ambiance, food and style of service. All of the attending diners are required to participate in Republic Tavern's tasting menu. This menu is a $60/pp rotating selection of our favorite dishes. It can be built around any dietary restrictions or allergies. A beverage pairing is not required to use the space and a la' carte beverages can be made available at your request.


For additional information on either of our private spaces, or to schedule a viewing in person:

Please e-mail:

or call: (313) 446-8360


Would you like to share the Republic experience?  We have gift cards available for any and all occasions.  Surprise someone special.


Booking a private party or event? comments? concerns?

 We would love to hear from you! Fill out this form or give us a call at: (313) 446-8360

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Grand Army of the Republic Building

1942 Grand River Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48226


Dinner Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 11pm

Sunday: 5pm – 9pm

Monday: Closed

Happy Hour: 

Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 6pm (bar only)

Friday:  5pm - 7pm (bar only)

Our Staff

 Chef Matthew Currie, Executive Chef, Republic Tavern 

 Chef Matthew Currie, Executive Chef, Republic Tavern 

Chef Phoebe Zimmerman Sous Chef, Republic Tavern

Chef Phoebe Zimmerman Sous Chef, Republic Tavern

Chef Chris DeMuth, Sous Chef, Republic Tavern

Chef Chris DeMuth, Sous Chef, Republic Tavern

And so many others who have worked with us in the past and present.