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“Terrible Service, neat atmosphere”

Republic Garden & Lounge
Ranked #394 of 947 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I went with two girl friends to Republic Lounge this evening as a night cap. We shared a bubbly cocktail and the bartender seemed irritated that we were enjoying our cocktail at a reasonable pace. She, her name was Morgan she didn't tell us we had to ask another bartender, was very unattentive and rude to us for not enhancing her check. I always leave a great tip, but this time it was to be spiteful. I will not be back, and as a fellow member of the Hospitality industry in Charleston, I will tell others to avoid Republic as well.

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Thank megcatfan
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went to this restaurant Friday night for happy hour and sat at the outside bar. There were excellent appetizers and there was a band playing. Our bartender Trina made spritzers and drinks for us. She was so attentive and continued to make sure we didn't need anything. She also gave us a sample of the liquer that was going to be used in one of the spritzers before we ordered it to make sure we liked it. We had such a great time here and we will definitely be coming back again during our next visit from Connecticut!

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Thank Kate A
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The food is amazing! Everything house-made.....we had the confit chicken wings and duck sausage with house-made ricotta.....serious stuff.....loved every bite! The Black Thai Lemonade is to die for!!! Thanks to Trina and Ben for an awesome time!

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Thank mamajules75
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife and I, along with another couple stopped in for drinks and tapas last Saturday; and found ourselves immersed in a culinary utopia of delicious tapas selections, as well as refreshing adult drinks. Chef Ben Harris made a selection for us that was only surpassed by my fondest imagination of food for the Gods. There was nothing simple about the buttermilk fried chicken on a stick, which seemed to melt away in my mouth, along with its delicious herbed dressing was some of the best we've had. We delighted in several other food selections, all of which left us with a feeling of wanting to return soon. And top off the experience, the bar manager, Katrina, ensured that our beverages were expertly and deliciously prepared to our specifications. The wait staff was cordial and a pleasure to communicate with. If you're looking for a "wow" effect with food, drinks; and beautiful decor, then Republic would be a great selection.

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Thank Harold H
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Came in when we heard the music from the street - ended up realizing it was more of a club than a restaurant. Only enjoyed cocktails on their patio - which were actually pretty good. Cocktail server was absolutely atrocious though - unknowledgeable and overly attentive, saw her hand the check to more than just myself versus just sitting it down so the guest to get to it on their time. Neat decor, but your service staff needs some work.

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Thank CamHayes
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