“The decor is charming but a bit on the inexpensive design side, like the furniture and light fixtures came from West Elm.”
“We rushed out of this joint - skipped dessert and ran to the Dessert Truck @ corner of Third Ave/St Mark's for two wonderful, inexpensive treats: goat cheese cake and warm bread pudding.”
“We paired it with the suggested dessert wine which was nice.”
“his hangar steak is classic, and the the rabbit pappardelle was fantastic.”
“Foodwise, Scott Bryan has a solid menu - the standouts are the Roast Chicken with celery root puree and Chatham Cod with bouillabaisse broth entrees, sweetbreads and pork belly appetizers, and the warm chocolate cake, apple tartine or vanilla panna cotta ”
“Nothing really knocked me out of my chair about Apiary, but it was still a great meal and a very pleasant middle-of the road place to go in the neighborhood.”
“Highly recommend and will be back.”
“Our server was very nice, but a bit overwhelmed and her food/drink knowledge was mediocre at best.”
“The selection is quite large for a neigborhood restaurant but the prices are great.”
Yeah, it's good, but..... Excellent food. Cannot say anything bad about the food. But the terrible service left an awful taste in our mouths. I had been to this place several times before and the food was GREAT! I was really excited to take my parents and fiance there. I brought my father's favorite pastries because we were celebrating Father's Day, and I asked the hostess to put them in the fridge until we were ready for dessert. She said it was fine and brought them into the kitchen. When it was time for dessert, the waitress refused to bring the pastries out until we ordered other desserts and coffee. So we did. But then the manager comes over and says, just to let you know, there is a $5 per plate fee for the pastries. We obviously objected, and this woman kept insisting that it was just their policy and there was nothing she could do about it. So we cancelled the desserts and coffees that we ordered, totaling about $40. There was six of us eating and had already racked up a bill of about $400, with a 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill. Our waitress, (tall, pale, reddish hair), was incredibly rude, and was openly complaining about our table right in front of my mother! It was a terrible experience. It really sucks because we live very close by and do love the food. But I really don't see myself, or my family going there again.
So nice, tried it twice... in one week.. This year I made two restaurant week reservations at different places and found myself at Apiary twice. Our first dining experience was so impressive, we quickly booked our second and the host went above and beyond to accommodate both times. The Beverage Director, Brett, serves a stunning cocktail list that is tasty from top to bottom. Try the Queen Bee, Gin & Juice or ANY of his recommendations. Foodwise, Scott Bryan has a solid menu - the standouts are the Roast Chicken with celery root puree and Chatham Cod with bouillabaisse broth entrees, sweetbreads and pork belly appetizers, and the warm chocolate cake, apple tartine or vanilla panna cotta desserts. You will be back... and soon.
scott bryan rocks.
been following scott bryan for years, and his latest is
as good as ever. We loved the hamachi, the beet salad, and sweetbreads. his hangar steak is classic, and the the rabbit pappardelle was fantastic.
can't wait to go back.
I Did Not Feel Welcomed. Nice decor, but this place reeks Gramercy Wasp. If you don't look the part, you probably won't be treated very well. I had a glass of wine and left before I felt any less welcomed.
Highly Recommend! Each course better than the last!!. Went to Apiary with friends after a recommendation from the 'Foodie' circle and we were all extremely impressed. The scallop appetizer had a delightfully simple yet dynamic flavor (the stuff dreams are made of). We tried almost all of the entrees (Chicken, Duck, Pork) and couldn't stop trading bites with each other because they were all impressive. The wine list was great and we found a great deal that paired perfectly. Highly recommend and will be back. Oh and the service was a dream as well! Thanks Apiary!!
Great Night!. I am surprised with negative views on Apiary. We had a great time! my friends and I utilized the No Corkage Monday evening special during this "crisis" and we were treated WONDERFULLY!! Erik was phenomenal and our food was delicious. I think it is a great, cute place and addition to the neighborhood.
Everything about this place ranged from just ok to pretty decent. That's not a compliment in New York. The menu, decor, and service were all satisfactory, but not outstanding enough to make me want to return. Two annoying things: 1 - they took the wine bottle *somewhere* after pouring, and didn't return to refill empty glasses for a long time, and 2 - the menu descriptions were misleading (see dish reviews below).
The wine and food are all reasonably priced, with the food cooked well. Note that there is no liquor served, just wine and a good beer selection, but they have some inventive sangrias and wine/champagne based cocktails. There is a fair selection of proteins and veggie sides (it's all a la cart which can make a full meal tip on the pricey side). Some of the protein dishes were creative, but did not live up to expectations. The decor looks like pretty much every other restaurant in this price range does right now in the soho/nolita area. Unoriginal.
Bottom line: with all the excellent choices in Manhattan in this price range (and lower!), I wouldn't recommend this place.
I had: Peking duck breast
This was not Peking duck! It was tasty enough and cooked well, but it is preposterous of them to call it Peking duck breast on the menu and serve something that doesn?t even resemble peking duck! Maybe they bought the duck at Peking Seafood on Canal street? That?s why they think they can name it that? I would have given it more stars, because it was really tasty, but I can?t let them get away with this kind of cheekiness.
Cherries Financier dessert
This was the one dessert on the menu that seemed like an original idea. Although again ? misleading description?it was supposed to come with creme fraiche and did not. It was a nice pastry dish though
Great Service and Ambiance. Though the menu is inventive and has an elegant spin on traditional, I wish it were a bit more flavorful. I love the venue, the service has always been fantastic, and the Sangria is delish. Just dont expect to get another Union Square Cafe or Gotham - and you'll love it.
no liquor but wines priced to move!.
I decided to try the new neighborhood joint after they had been open for a few months. I had read a lot of the blogs and decided it was time to check them out.
The place was very attractive modern and sleak. For all the past reviewers that said they thought it looked cheap I would suggest they try to buy anything from lignet roset. It is definately not cheap.
The room is small and a little noises but overall it is welcoming.
I enjoyed my meal. It was very good but not spectacular.
What is amazing is the wine list. Although I was slightly disappointed that they did not have liquor the wine list removed all disappointment. The selection is quite large for a neigborhood restaurant but the prices are great. This is a restaurant that gets it. They are not gauging you on the prices of bottles of wines.
It was more than enough of a reason to go back time and again.
After reading some of the negative reviews here I was a bit reluctant to dine here, but it is a couple of blocks from my apt so we decided to give it a try.. and we were pleasantly surprised by both the food and the service -- I guess that have ironed out some of the kinks.
The place was actually bustling for a Wednesday night with nearly every table occupied and a nice crowd at the bar. The clientelle seemed to be business/chic with no college students in sight.
The creative and delicious mediterranean-influenced new American menu was a nice touch as there isn't much of this cuisine in the 'hood. I had the pork-belly appetizer (this was a bit expensive, but also a very large portion for an appetizer- but was great!) and the Moroccon Chicken which was tender & juicy and came in a demi-glaze of cumin, cloves, pepper, morroccon spices and caramilzed onions.. fantastic!
The beer & wine selection was creative and diverse.
I would definitely recommend this place - seems like they certainly made some changes to correct the mistakes and paid attention to the negative reviews!
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