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Health care surcharge riles customers at top LA eatery

by Ben Bergman | Take Two

From left to right: Taylor Parsons, Republique Beverage Director and Sommelier , Christian Philippo, General Manager, Walter Manzke, Chef, Margarita Manzke, Chef, and Bill Chait, Managing Partner. Ben Bergman/KPCC

The French-inspired Bistro and bakery, Republique, in Hancock Park has been open for less than three months, but it's been packed every night.

It's been called LA's hottest new restaurant, but it also might be the most controversial because of a little surcharge they've instituted. And it has nothing to do with the gratuity. KPCC's Ben Bergman reports.

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