OUR FOOD PHILOSoPHY

Located in Downtown Detroit, bordering detroit's district neighborhood, we deliver a modern take on an old world tavern experience with an emphasis on nose-to-tail dining.

we work closely with local farmers and artisans, allowing our menu to ebb and flow with Michigan’s seasons. we identify the best ingredients michigan has to offer and use them as inspiration for our constantly evolving menu. we're a steadfast SCRATCH kitchen and source all ingredients ethically. Our approach to imbibing is taken with equal care as we feature handmade syrups and infused spirits for our craft cocktails, natural wines, local beers, and over 130 premium whiskey options.

Each night you dine with us you're invited into our house to gather around good food, drink and conversation! Join us on our exploration of what Michigan has to offer in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere shared by friends and family alike!

We proudly source from local purveyors:

Rising Pheasant - Detroit

Stone Coop - Brighton

Coriander- Detroit

Detroit Mushroom Company - South Lyon

Tantre - Chelsea

Monroe Family Farms - Alma

Wheatgrass and Sprouts - Troy

Buffalo Street - Detroit

Indian River Brook Trout - Jackson

April's Rabbitry - Falmouth 


OUR TEAM

 
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MATTHEW CURRIE

Position: Executive Chef, Repair Man

Age: 29 going on 60

Hometown: Livonia, MI

Favorite Food: I've been really into ramen lately.

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Scott Douglas Martinelli

Position: Sous Chef, Keeper of the Wu Tang Sword

Age: 26

Hometown: Livonia, MI

Favorite Food: Chicken Fingers

 
 
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Josh

Position: Sous Chef

Age: 26

Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers! I'm a fat kid at heart!

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Peter DiGennaro

Position: Pastry & Pasta Chef aka Pasta Pete

Age: 30

Hometown: Livonia, MI

Favorite Food: Bibimbap

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Jake Virden

Position: Dining Room Manager

Age: 20 something

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite Food: Ribs

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Cam watson

Position: Bartender

Age: 28

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite Food: Pork belly

 

Grand Army of the Republic Building

We are proud to be housed in the historic G.A.R. Building. this beautiful castle-like structure was designed by architect Julian Hess and used as a gathering spot for civil war veterans. Construction commenced in 1899 on this five-story wonder.

in the early forties, The G.A.R. became the city's parks & rec office. the building was later vacated in 1982. in 2011, it was purchased from the city of detroit by the media production firm, Mindfield. they fully renovated the G.A.R. restoring AS MUCH of its original charm such as possible-- including a dramatic, sweeping staircase and beautiful framed windows. 

Mindfield occupies the top two floors, while the second floor houses our private event space, castle hall. Republic and our sister restaurant, Parks & rec Diner occupy the first floor, sharing a kitchen and commitment to providing an unforgettable experience.

 


PRESS

 

Republic Tavern, Parks & Rec Offer Tasteful Eclectic Fare in The District Detroit

The District Detroit

meatless dishes from detroit's republic tavern

Fox 2 Detroit

two restaurants in detroit make opentable's top 100 hot spots in america

Daily Detroit

best in service

Hour Detroit