Apple Restaurant & Bombar
Apple Restaurant & Bombar

Apple Restaurant & Bombar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://applerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2124738888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am Bar - Open late Red Den- Reservation please call Apple at 212 473 8888 or apple@applerestaurant.com
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Pan-Asian, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Chuong Nghiem
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Apple Restaurant provides an eclectic array of pan Asian and vegetarian cuisine for off site catering. If necessary Apple Restaurant can provide linen, silver-wares & staff at an additional fee.
  • Entertainment: Private karaoke room. for reservation Please call us at 212 473 8888 or send us an Email apple@applerestaurant.com visit us at www.applerestaurant.com click on Red Den
  • Special Events: We cater Private and Semi Private parties for 16 up to 200 guests on site and off site We customize party packages to meet your needs. Weddings, showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Business Lunch or Dinners, Retirement Luncheons, Board Meeting

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Mercer & Greene Streets
  • Public Transit: R & W trains to 8th Street, A & E trains to West 4th, and 4 & 6 trains to Astor Place.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available after 6pm. Two parking lots are located on 8th Street & Broadway.
A word from Apple Restaurant & Bombar
A quiet, beautiful fountain greets guests as they enter, leading to a large, cavernous space filled with Asian-inspired artworks on the walls. Burgundy velvet curtains drape from the high ceiling separating the wooden piano-shaped bar and cozy lounge from the spacious dinning room able to accommodate to 120 guests. Toward the back in a more exclusive room that can seat up to 45 guests, which resembles a recording studio, is the Red Den- an intimate karaoke room that can host private parties for all occasions. Apple restaurant is the ideal destination spot for those in search of a great, relaxed ambiance and delicious, healthy Pan-Asian and vegetarian cuisine.
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Apple Restaurant & Bombar reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food2.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
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  • Excellent
    MKW2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a wonderful Girls Night Out. Our waiter was great-funny and attentive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service- TERRIBLE food!
    chsfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We should have taken it as a sign when we were the only table in the dining room. While some of our party enjoyed their dishes, the majority of the food was mediocre at best and two of our party became ill after eating SERIOUSLY bad tuna and duck that was a little off. While the staff was very apologetic and accommodating, we will NEVER go back after the poor food experience.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Apple Restaurant & Bombar reviews archive.
  • Karaoke private room
    NewfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Last minute reservation for 8 @ 7:30p on a Saturday was fabulous . Unfortunately, table located close to the private Kareoke room where a bunch of ladies were exercising there vocals.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Starters and desserts
    crystal
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The restaurant was lovely, as was the ambience. The drinks, appetizers and desserts were delicious, especially the vegetarian sushi, spring rolls, quinoa salad. The entrees were generous portions, but on the bland side. Overall, would still go back, but probably not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    Diner12345
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Delicious food! Quiet atmosphere with plenty of space. And good service. Definitely was a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to place for business lunches
    MTMNYC
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I work right around the corner (at NYU) and Apple has become my go-to-place for business meals, The food is always great (the steak wrap is my fave) and the prices are great. It can get a bit loud depending on how crowded it is
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Like This Apple!
    Ceez
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Had a great time w/ a friend right before Christmas. The drinks are tasty and potent, while the food is delicious, w/ lots to choose from. The service was great, as our server, Amanda was friendly and helpful! Looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed our meal
    PLL3
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food was great. The only issue was that some of the dishes had cooled off by the time it reached us. Our waitress was wonderful if a bit overworked, as there was a large group that came at about the same time as we did. A little more staff on a Friday night would do wonders. On the whole, looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and drinks
    EaterMcGee
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I went here for a family birthday dinner. The drinks were great, and everyone really enjoyed their meals. The service was a little slow, but I think it was mostly so we could enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. My only comment is that I would have liked a little more variety on the vegetarian menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bday Kickstart
    ACLTrini
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    My friends and I enjoyed the service, drinks and food! The place is unpretentious but has a great vibe. A great spot for happy hour, food, friends and good times! My good friend had a great kickstart to her birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    foodie41
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Pleasantly surprised!!!! Picked this restaurant becasue the one I really wanted wasn't available and was certainly delighted by the service. We stayed there at the table way after we had finished our meal but we were not rushed or were made to feel we had to leave so we kept drinking. Service was outstanding and the server was knowledgeable about the items in the menu to make recos as we had questions. I was even more surprised about the check as after all we ate and drank it came way under what we expected great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • comfy and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    There are lots of different seating which me and my date LOVED. we managed to grab a cute little booth in the corner of the restaurant. We ordered beer samplers with our meal which was great because we could not decide on what we wanted to drink. The seafood wontons were great, especially those two sauces that they came served on top of (both worked great). i had the pan seared sesame crusted tuna but it was a bit overcooked so i recommend ordering medium. They put a green sauce on top that did not go with the dish at all. so ask for it on the side if you want to try this dish. the coconut curry was amazing, the shrimp was def a good choice to go inside ( thanks to our waiter for the recommendation ). they have a karoke room as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stopped in before a performance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Stopped in before a performance at the Skirball Center at NYU. It was very early and quite empty. We had a good experience. The waitress was friendly and the food very good. I would go back the next time I'm in the area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You can't go wrong with Apple!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    This is one of my FAVORITE places to dine in NYC. I have never had a bad experience. The menu offers something for everyone, regardless of dietary preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.). In addition to the amazing food, the service is always top-notch. The staff is friendly, professional and very patient when the rest of your party shows up a bit later than you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    notoutallthetimeVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Dim lighting and beaten up furniture and look. Sauted Octopus was pretty bad, salad was unspectacular and shrimp overcooked and textureless. We will not be back.
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  • Chill & Laidback Food & Drinks @NYU
    GlobalDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Surprisingly, most of the reviews were correct...I did enjoy the meal. We had the cucumber crab rolls to start and then the Apple’s Signature Broiled Boneless Vietnamese Duck. For this type of restaurant, (so don't go expecting NOBU,) it was good. It's near NYU campus and it was laid back with a pleasant atmosphere. I would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is close to
    BvilleLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    This restaurant is close to NYU Tisch School of The Arts, where we were seeing a production. The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was inventive in a good way and delicious. Nice atmosphere. Definitely recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Found on a convenient Pan-Asian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Found on a convenient Pan-Asian restaurant for all of us to meet downtown on Open Table. Was a good find. Sat for quite a while and was never rushed. Will certainly return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    I really love this place! It is definitely at the top of my list of faves here in NYC. Perhaps it is the warm service, the atmosphere, the way the food feeds both my body and soul, the fact that I love the neighborhood, or maybe the good friends I dine with here. Nevertheless, I always have a very enjoyable dining experience at Apple. As a matter of fact, I'm already planning my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expected a fancier place,
    ovishunter
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Expected a fancier place, internet photos were deceiving.Photos make it seem pretty upscale ,it was not. Clean but not where you'd dress up to go or take someone for a special meal. Seemed like a good university student place to eat. I was looking for a more sophisticated atmosphere/ menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • most excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    As a group of 7, we usually cause a scene wherever we go, but Apple Restaurant & BomBar was prepared for us to bring the crazy. It was very quiet in there when we arrived at 8:30, no one in the bar and very few people in the seating area. We were given plenty of time to figure out what to order and the wait staff gave recommendations. The drinks were strong, the food was AMAZING. (But the desserts were a little odd). We would DEFINITELY come here again as a group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I always find that Apple has
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I always find that Apple has consistently good food with great service. It is so easy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYU Accessible
    ChrisB
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Pick this restaurant for its proximity to NYU, which we were taking a tour of that day, and based upon the reviews on OpenTable. We hit the whole gamut, appetizers, entrees and dessert. All dishes were good, and the wait staff was attentive, but not constantly at our table (which is nice). The Vietnamese dishes were the highlight, and finishing with the Vietnamese coffee (iced) was the perfect ending. If you are touring/visiting NYU, this is a great location to start/finish your tour as it is only two blocks from the welcome center.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place has reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    This place has reasonably priced food that tastes great. The menu has many options that are veggie friendly. Also, it is good for groups. Not too loud, but spacious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met a colleague for lunch,
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    Met a colleague for lunch, the lunch box prices and value are both fantastic. Will definitely return and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very average food, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    Very average food, nothing special. My snapper was under seasoned. Liked the sofas, some staff are very attentive and courteous to you I guess it's because there weren't many clients that night but still very well appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    The surprise I had placed within OpenTable for the special occasion worked. The staff acknowledged the requests and followed up several times to setup the place and the food choices. This is to me, one of the best services tended till date.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a terrific find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    This was a terrific find. The sea bass soup for two was delicious as was the perfectly prepared duck. Give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall good experience. Have
    Hal113VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Overall good experience. Have been here a couple of times. The signature duck dish is great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food consistently.
    DBG25VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    Very good food consistently. I've been going there for years.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Vegetarians and
    katezooVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    Great for Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! I was looking for a place that would accommodate both, and with an entire page of apps and entrees this definitely won everyone over. The Chicken Pho was pretty good, but not the best I've had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The decor is great, it's a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    The decor is great, it's a really nice-looking restaurant, and the service was attentive and friendly but... Pretty empty for a Saturday night. My dish was awful, couldn't eat more than one bite. The dishes my friends ordered were mediocre. Definitely not coming back.
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  • I have been here a few time
    Hal113VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    I have been here a few time and it keeps getting better each time. Took my three kid with me the last visit and the staff went out of their way to make them feel comfortable. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pretty, with lounge,
    mermaidVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    Very pretty, with lounge, karaoke room, and tables set at comfortable distances from each other. Excellent service, interesting menu, reasonable prices. Only problem is some seats are benches without backs, you might want to specify when you reserve...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good chicken wraps with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Very good chicken wraps with an unusual spiciness. Shoe string fries were served HOT, which makes all the difference - were great. Ambiance is very exotic, Eastern and fun to see after walking around the Village. Would return, if we're in the neighborhood again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pork Chops YeslServer No
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    We were there on Saturday, March 12--our server visited our table as rarely as she could and a nearby table complained about it too. Maybe better training is needed? The bbq pork chops were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was excellent. We
    anonymousdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    The food was excellent. We had their special duck, the crispy whole fish, and the rice crepe and all were outstanding. The service was great, they answered all our questions in a friendly and helpful way. Food allergies were taken seriously and accommodated without a problem. We all loved our experience dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place, staff not so friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2011
    The service left a little to be desired but over all it was a good time. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2011
    Highly recommend this restaurant as both the service and food were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friend and I had a light
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    My friend and I had a light dinner here on a Friday night and it was delicious! The restaurant itself only had about half of its tables filled. This place is great for a quick meal or snack before hitting the bars. We started off with the tuna and mango spring rolls and the octopus appetizers. Both very yummy. The octopus was a bit on the small side if you're going to share. For dessert we had the green tea ice cream and the bananas flambe. The bananas were a bit of a disappointment; once you get over the spectacle, it's just a few pieces of banana with tapioca balls. Our waiter disappeared about halfway through the night and we got a new server but then he reappeared when collecting the check. Overall though, Apple is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate