by hahnmade h. on
it's been awhile since i came back, but this place is still uber cool and groovy, and i still love this unpretentious downtown diverse crowd. as soon as nance and i walked in, a cute lady handed us a ticket for 35 cents martini, then she goes, 'you better hurry, the happy hour ends soon.' now i LOVE establishments like this where they honor happy hour and give you a heads up. grant it, the martini sort of tastes like a hint of lemon juice with aspirin, but heck, it's freaking 35 cents! although it was like 10 min. past 7pm, the waitress still took our hh order. i love her! here is my favorite to least hh menu (5 bucks for each): - kobe beef slider (comes with sweat potato fries) - yummo! - wings - sweet and meaty, just the way i like it! (comes with skinny fries) - calamari - where are did they go?!? (so little and so mediocre) - grilled cheese sandwich - honestly, i can make better grilled cheese sandwich with kraft cheese and wonder bread... (it was so sad and so pathetic, super disappointed) need more excuse to come out? check out during the art walk (every 2nd thursday of the month), grab a drink before heading out.
by Vivian L. on
Went here with my roomies and we ordered a couple of dishes family style to share (which seems the best way to order here). We got the Peking Duck spring rolls, Lobster wontons, Chilean Sea Bass, Mandarin Sizzle fried rice with pork, and the Black Pepper Sizzled Filet Mignon with udon noodles. Spring rolls were surprisingly not as good as I thought they would be, they had a slightly mushy consistency that was odd and definitely not worth the price. Lobster wontons were flavorful and delicious and the sea bass was just a little dry for my taste. Fried rice was mediocre in my opinion, just normal fried rice, but the filet mignon was delicious and definitely my favorite dish of the night, although one of my roomies did find it a tad salty. For dessert we got the giant fortune cookie (delicious and I definitely recommend it!) and the fried apple blossoms which were just ok. All in all, pretty satisfying food but nothing amazing. However the ambiance of the place is definitely nice, very classy and elegant, and I loved the giant Buddha above a small pool filled with carp, very nice touch. Service was also very attentive. However, with all the great restaurants out there in NYC, don't know if this place is worthy of a return visit...
by Art Bermeo on
I have never written a review before but felt compelled to do so after my visit to Apple. I must admit I was not very impressed with this place at all! I went on a Wednesday night with a friend. It took 20 minutes for them to bring out our appetizer by the bar area. By the time we sat down we ordered several dishes to taste and overall the quality of the food did not impress us at all. The mac and cheese reminded me of the Kraft mac and cheese version you make at home. The only thing that was sub-par was the mushroom risotto and our pinot noir. Ahi Tuna salad wasn't wonderful either and the service was very slow considering that we were 1 of 5 tables in the restaurant. I definitely don't plan on visiting there again.