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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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About
Sip. Relax. Repeat. Sit inside - or check out the 6th floor open-air lounge overlooking the downtown city lights. Pair a craft cocktail with artisanal chef favorites - featuring eclectic American cuisine.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $27
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Decided to try this place and was happy with the choice. The restaurant is located on the 6th floor of AC Des Moines Hotel. Large drink menu with many appetizers to pick from. Even during the winter times in Iowa, you can enjoy sitting in...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything about your experience at our sixth floor lounge and we look forward to seeing you for many more visits to come - cheers!

Reviewed November 28, 2019

I have been to The Republic on several occasions--often with visitors to the city as the location offers great views of Des Moines. The food has always been good and plentiful. The drink selections and cocktails are also interesting and first-rate. The only complaint I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Ginnie, thank you for dining with us and reviewing our restaurant! We are very glad that you enjoy our Grand experience, and will report your comments to our team. We appreciate the feedback, and hope you continue stopping by for a reminder of how beautiful...More

Reviewed November 5, 2019

If you are looking for a quiet place to celebrate and are a baby-boomer this is not the place for you. We knew of this setback and yet decided to celebrate an anniversary at this hang-out for X, Y and Millennials. The wines were good...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Thank you for the review, Joe! We are glad that you and yours were able to have an amazing night at The Republic on Grand!

Reviewed September 1, 2019

This seems to be popular among locals which is always encouraging for a traveler. I had a quick drink which was great and a chicken flatbread which was just OK. The ambience is very pleasant, service was professional and it fit the bill.

Date of visit: August 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience at The Republic on Grand during your travels! We hope to see you again during your next visit to Des Moines!

Reviewed August 25, 2019

Very nice atmosphere. Good selection of appetizers, had hummus and a selection of cheeses. Not quite good enough for 5 stars.

Date of visit: August 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. We would love to turn your 4-star rating into a 5-star review if you wouldn't mind sharing a few more details with us by emailing ocronin@hoari.com. Thanks again!

Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

I wanted everything on the menu, they have lots of good offerings. The mini pretzel buns were delicious, as were the specialty drinks we ordered. The covered rooftop location was very nice and unique. Unfortunately you can only connect to the wireless if you're a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to The Republic on Grand! We're so happy that you enjoyed your brunch experience - Chef Pete has some really tasty creations!! I apologize if you were unable to access wifi...More

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Inventive drinks, interesting small bites, and a great view of the city! Comfortable on the exterior rooftop; lively and relaxing every time we've stopped! Great service every time!

Date of visit: June 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for your wonderful feedback and 5-star review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Republic. We look forward to you stopping by again soon!

Reviewed July 2, 2019

I always appreciate a restaurant where the wait staff let's you enjoy your lunch or dinner. They know exactly when to check on you and when to leave you alone. That is a plus for me. My girlfriend and I went their for lunch. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy that you enjoyed our Pick Two lunch in addition to our strawberry basil lemonade - it's so refreshing, especially on a hot day :) We look forward to seeing you and your husband sometime soon!

Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I chose this restaurant to visit prior to the NKOTB concert. We made reservations upon getting there we were informed you can not reserve on the rooftop side (we where not told that prior). Waitress was very sweet and friendly she told...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi Melanie, I'd like to apologize that your experience at The Republic on Grand did not meet expectations. Those times are unacceptable for food and drinks and it sounds like we were having an off night. We take guest comments very seriously and I would...More

Reviewed May 28, 2019

I had my son's graduation party here. The staff did everything to make my party great. I would highly recommend this place for your next party. Food was good, staff was very nice, and locations was just perfect for people that are staying at the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Congratulations to your son - that's very exciting! We're so pleased to hear that your party was a success and that you loved everything from our food to our accommodating team. Thank you for choosing to celebrate at The Republic on Grand and we hope...More

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