We had taken another couple out for a special evening to The Republic. It was as a busy Friday night and our waiter seemed elusive. At the end of the evening we had to wait for our check. During this time, another staff person came to our table and asked us to please hurry and move along. They had others waiting to be seated. We explained that we would love to move on, but were still waiting on our waiter to return our credit card! It was very odd. They never apologized even though it was totally their fault that we took so long. We will ever return.