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Apple Restaurant

17 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.730188 -73.994417
nr. Greene St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-473-8888 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

applerestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-2am; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$13-$27

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Bleecker St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

Pearl River Mart meets Miss Saigon at this massive, high-ceilinged, windowless restaurant where a gurgling fountain, fluorescent-lit shoji screens, burgundy walls, and the mounted head of a Chinese lion give the feel of a theme eatery in a mall. A twenty-foot-tall black curtain closes off the dining room from the piano-shaped bar; inside, a large projection TV screen flashes a celebrity-gossip channel on low volume. NYU students funnel in all day for happy-hour cocktails and healthy but humdrum Vietnamese food. The best dish, Apple's signature broiled boneless duck breast, comes with crispy, slightly charred skin and just enough sticky-sweet plum sauce to moisten the meat. Savory stir-fried beef cubes brighten up a long plate of vinaigrette-dressed romaine hearts. In a nod to collegiate conscientiousness, the restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu with mainly tofu- and seitan-based dishes. It’s just a notch above standard meat-free Chinese takeout. But the food’s actually a footnote to the bar’s potent, fruity libations.

Karaoke

A private karaoke room is available and can accommodate up to 40 people.

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