re:public (yep, no capitals and the colon stays!)

republic burger

Voted #1 New Restaurant in Western Washington for 2010 by KING5’s Evening Magazine, re:public was one of the first restaurants to move into the South Lake Union neighborhood. Now the neighborhood is a bustling destination spot, not just for the urban professionals who roam the streets during lunch and dinner hours, but for taste bud thrill-seekers on the lookout for perfectly prepared oysters or a sophisticated burger.

It all came together three years ago in a 1920s-era brick building, the brainchild of owners Ruadhri McCormick, Matt Greenup, and Hannes Schindler – just as the Amazon campus was taking shape and before the neighborhood started filling in with restaurants and shops.

From the beginning, the chefs at re:public envisioned a Wagyu burger with a bun that could stand up to its juiciness. Lucky for us, they found Macrina brioche buns filled the bill and, according to Greenup, “tasted the best”. Many of their high quality ingredients are sourced from local producers like Beechers cheese, which is featured on the burger along with Wagyu beef, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, house-made horseradish aioli and apple ketchup. Oh, and don’t forget the mound of hand-cut frites that accompany the burger.

Urbane and hearty, re:public’s Wagyu Burger will keep you coming back to this hip, South Lake Union spot. Our advice…give it a try, and tell them that Macrina sent you.