Bringing great food to the people

    Awards and achievements:

  • James Beard National Semifinalists for Best Restaurateurs 2012
  • First certified Farm-to-Restaurant establishment in the State of New Hampshire (January, 2010)
  • Best of the Best, 2010-2014
    See us in:

  • Yankee Magazine: Best Taste of the Mediterranean [in the Best of New England issue, May/June, p. 158]
  • Boston Globe and A Tank Away
  • NH Magazine
  • Hippo Press
  • NPR
    Hippo Press awards:

  • Best Restaurant Overall: 2011-2014 (Search for Standout Eateries)
  • Best of the Best Chef: 2013
  • Best Chef (Manchester): 2014
  • Best Cocktail (Moroccan Old-Fashioned) 2011-2014
  • Best Vegetarian: 2011-2014

Republic is...

…your go-to bistro for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…or just a casual drink with a few small bites.
  • • Eclectic Mediterranean cuisine
  • • Bites, antipasti and small plates
  • • A plethora of panini & flatbreads
  • • Wines by the taste, glass, quartino & bottle
  • • Complete coffee and espresso bar
  • • Unique vegetarian plates
  • • Fresh local green salads
  • • Smart and snappy cocktails
  • • Unique craft & draft beers
  • • Desserts to live free or die for
…locally-sourced, farm-to-restaurant fare

We work with 75 farms and artisan producers within 50 miles of home. Only just-landed fish are posted on the specials board – with the name of the boat that hauled them in. All meats are humanely raised and vegetarian fed. Salads and entrées feature fresh, seasonal, local produce.

…reinvented every day

We don’t create our specials until we find out what’s snapping fresh that day. A flurry of early-morning phone calls, soul searching and feverish scribbling result in a truly unique daily offering that usually disappears within an hour or two.

That’s okay. The regular menu keeps winning awards, too.




Farm to table

Certified local

At Republic, we are committed to locally sourced food whenever possible. Republic is the first restaurant to receive
“certified Local” status from the New Hampshire Farm to Restaurant connection.


Here are the vendors we partner with to make our farm-to-table lifestyle and presentation a reality:

Peter Allen

Pastured chicken
Temple, NH

Rusty’s Heirloom Tomatoes

Dunbarton, NH

Boggy Meadow Farm

Walpole, NH

Eric’s Farmstand

Honey, eggs
Pelham, NH

Fox Country Smokehouse

Smokehouse for our Kellie Brook hams
Cantebury, NH

Heart Song Farm

Goat cheese
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

Hungry Bear Farm

Greens, tomatoes and much more
Wilton, NH

Kellie Brook Farm

Greenland, NH

Riverslea Farm

Epping, NH

Little Brook Farm

Black angus beef
Exeter, NH

Mill City Roasters

Manchester, NH

Sal’s Fresh Seafood

North Atlantic seafood
Meredith, NH

Captain Marden Seafood.

North Atlantic seafood
Wellesley, MA

Sunrise Farms

Greek yogurt
Exeter, NH

Vegetable Ranch

Tomatoes, greens, potatoes
Warner, NH

Dick Uncles Specialty Peppers

Peppers, eggplants
Chester, NH

Moulton Farm

Greens, squash, beans
Meredith, NH

603 Brewery

Londonderry, NH

Tuckerman Brewing

Conway, NH

Moat Mountain Brewery

North Conway, NH

Woodstock Inn & Brewery


Henniker Brewing Company

Henniker, NH

Smuttynose Brewing

No. Hampton, NH

Baxter Brewing Co

Lewiston, ME

Just Maple @ Green Acres Farm

Maple Syrup
Tilton, NH

Location and parking

Kitchen: Monday – Thursday 11am to 9pm / Friday 11am to 10 pm / Saturday 9am to 10pm / Sunday 9am to 9pm
Bar open one hour after Kitchen closes.

Republic is located at 1069 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Where to park
Manchester’s city owned Victory Garage is located behind Republic on Vine street between Concord and Amherst streets.

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About us


In 1990 Claudia Rippee and I opened the doors at Café Pavone in Manchester’s Mill Yard and for the next 10 years that restaurant was our life’s focus. Café Pavone was home to wonderful food and interesting and unique people. Our guests created an atmosphere of congeniality and community and gave us and our staff unlimited support when we introduced new products and cooking styles.

The sale of the restaurant in 2000 allowed Claudia and I the opportunity to explore both geographically and personally. We were able, with the aid of a talented staff, to make the Milltowne Grille at Manchester’s Airport into one of the finest airport restaurants in the region.


During the subsequent 9 years Claudia developed into an accomplished photographic artist and teacher at New Hampshire Institute of Art. I founded a hospitality consulting company, E & C Hospitality Consulting Services, and we had the opportunity to travel.

Our travels have exposed Claud and I to a variety of culinary styles and hospitality trends that entertained and educated us.  At home we witnessed the dynamic growth and cultural expansion of Manchester, fueling the decision to bring to this New Hampshire market, a new and exciting approach to hospitality.

REPUBLIC will be original in its menu focus, pricing and flexibility. Like its models in Europe, New York, San Francisco and other major cities, it will allow our guests to use us for a variety of services and any time. Whether it’s coffee in the morning or late evening, a small bite or a full meal, crepes or desserts or a glass of wine. Whenever, whatever, the choice is yours.


The REPUBLIC space will be comfortable and welcoming and its menu will convey our culinary philosophy which focuses on quality ingredients, is seasonally appropriate, and is respectful of its sources. We look forward to meeting and interacting with friends old and new, and watch a new community engage. We’ll take care the food and beverage. See you soon.

Edward Aloise

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