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.
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.
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:
Smokehouse for our Kellie Brook hams
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Greens, tomatoes and much more
Black angus beef
North Atlantic seafood
North Atlantic seafood
Tomatoes, greens, potatoes
Greens, squash, beans
North Conway, NH
No. Hampton, NH
Kitchen: Sunday – Thursday 11am to 9pm / Friday & Saturday 9am to 10pm
Cocktails: Sunday – Thursday 9am to 10pm / Friday & Saturday 9am to 11pm
Republic is located at 1069 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Where to park
Easy to find free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday off the alley behind Republic. Heading north from Republic on Elm Street, take the first right onto Lowell Street, then the first right onto Church Lane. Continue down Church Lane a short distance. The lot is the first one on the left. See the map below | View Larger Map
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.
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