60 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th St.
By nonymous on 10/5/2011
I went last night & had the tasting menu. The restaurant has clearly gone through major changes since the last reviewers were there. The food is exquisite and unique - hamachi crudo with jalapeÃ±os, fish in a curry broth with basmati rice, duck breast with a bordeaux & cherry sauce. Every dish was delicious. The manager (?) picked out great wines to complement every dish. The service was attentive & friendly. All around great & totally recommend.
By Foodie272 on 7/24/2010
When we arrived the hostess or possibly manager didn't smile, was rude and unwelcoming. Her horrid attitude was then verbally expressed by her annoyance that part of our party was late....do to a tropical storm! We sat at the bar before being seated. The bartender wouldn't make eye contact and didn't acknowledge that we were sitting. Finally after yelling out for his attention he threw a wine list at us and never followed up to ask what we would like. After being seated the waiter hurriedly took our drink order, didn't ask my husband what he would like and walked away. That being said the food was good. The Crispy Chicken is amazing.The portions are a decent size and quite filling. I usually don't finish my meal, but I enjoyed every last fork full. If your looking for a casual night out, good food and lack luster service then this restaurant is for you. However this diner prefers an all star, dining experience.
By lolo1450 on 11/22/2009
We went to Apiary on a Saturday night. The bartender made the worst cocktail I've ever tasted. He couldn't even measure the pour correctly, so it only filled up half my martini glass. Gross. We ordered a $50 bottle of wine, which I guess isn't enough. The sommelier didn't look at us while he poured, completely ignored our thanks, and walked away without a word to chat up every table except ours. The couple times he came back to re-pour, it was the same treatment. Wouldn't even give us the time of day. The food was delicious, which made the experience such a shame! But if you want to go and drop $200 on wine, it looks like you'll be treated much, much better.
By r3a35mm on 10/12/2009
We had dinner there on Sunday night before a major holiday and it was not terribly busy. Maybe thatÃ‚Â´s why we didnÃ‚Â´t feel rushed like the other reviewer mentioned. The organic roasted chicken (with crispy skin and moist breast meat) was cooked to perfection. The rabbit dish also excellent according to my mother. My dad had the pork chop, which was brined and also moist and cooked just right. $25 dollar entrees that were filling (although the duck and steak dishes looked smaller in size). An excellent restaurant.
By hee_k on 6/5/2009
I love the foods, moods, services and everything! specially foods are really excellent! i was so impressive with a desert too. chocolate cake and illy coffee was so good! my mom ordered a tea. and they served it with four different kinds of honey. my mom and i will definitely go again.
By jcnrad on 12/31/2008
We were seated and the server asked for our order before we'd opened the menus. The beet salad was good with sesame oil and crushed walnuts. However the server brought out our entrees while we were still enjoying it. The steak was solid but unimpressive - the skate was excellent Â– fresh, flaky and well prepared. We were still visibly eating our meal when asked if we were finished. By the time we did finish, the server had come by twice to ask if we wanted to see a desert menu. We opted for just coffee and while I was stirring in steamed milk, the check was unceremoniously and wordlessly dropped between us. Why the bum's rush? By the time the check was dropped, we had been in our seats a grand total of 65 minutes and while the server's execution and delivery was fine, his haste to have us gone soured my enjoyment of the repast. And frankly, the food, while good, wasn't good enough to get me past his passive-aggressive distain. Decent work in the kitchen keeps my review barely in the good column. But next time I'll cross the street to the Smith.
By HALLJ03 on 10/11/2008
This exceeded expectations! The food was very fresh and delicious. We had the Moroccan spiced chicken, halibut crudo, mussels, caramelized peaches and NY Strip. Everything was delicious. The service was great. Above all, the value is amazing, especially in today's economy.
By jamespherman on 9/27/2008
Halibut Crudo & Prosciutto/Peaches apps were solid, I wish there had been more than three bites of halibut though! The Moroccan Chicken that FB seemed to enjoy was over-spiced though the accompanying couscous was as airy & delicious as he reported. The rabbit was executed well, tasy though unspectacular, and the spaetzle was a nice touch. Service & decor were very nice, high volume, great wine list.