Went for brunch - the lambWent for brunch - the lamb hash and shrimp with polenta were both delish. The outdoor space is as serene as it gets in NYC.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTreated like Royalty!What to say? I took my wife and our two young children to L"Apicio for Mother's day and we were treated so well! The food was great, the waitress and the manager were non-intrusive but very attentive to how we were experiencing the atmosphere, the food, the service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent vibe, heavy foodGreat location on East 1st near Bowery & Houston. Decor and ambience hit all the right notes, warm lighting and open spaces that feel cozy and inviting. Service is stellar, we got excellent recs for cheeses, wines, beers, etc. The food, however, was over salted in the majority of the items we ate. A side of brussel sprouts would have been amazing but for the salt. Same with a mushroom salad (of all things) - mushrooms had entirely too much vinegar and salt. A dish of lamb chops and fingerling potatoes was cooked well, not over salted, just kind of run of the mill. Overall, we enjoyed just being in the restaurant, relaxing and having drinks more than the food. Don't know that I can recommend to a friend. If we return, we'll sit at the bar.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery ImpressedCame here for brunch during my bachelorette weekend with 5 of my girlfriends. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food was excellent. Their crumb cake/ coffee cake is out of this world and so are their banana pancakes!! I plan on coming back for brunch.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service
nice outdoor dinning area
good food, interesting menu5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy salad was over dressedMy salad was over dressed and extremely acidic - when I brought up it to our server its was quickly corrected.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove'picioThe food is outstanding and the people who work there are wonderful. The servers know everything on the menu and then some. The sommelier is a pleasure to deal with. The Brussels sprouts are heavenly little morsles - you cannot go to L'Apic without having these. Also, the specials are ALWAYS scrumptious :)5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place, better foodPlace was great. Pork meatball polenta was one of the best things I've ever tasted, EVER. Main course portions were on the small side for an Italian restaurant (maybe its because I'm a New Yorker but I expect large portions at Italian places), but other than that the food was great. Service was good too, waiter was able to pick a nice bottle of wine that went nicely with our meal.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't give food 5 starsCouldn't give food 5 stars because it was on the salty side.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs delicious the second timeAs delicious the second time as the first, which is hard to accomplish in a restaurant of this size and crowd. The food is creative, but not precious. And the fish is always perfectly cooked, another hard achievement.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHouse-Cured Gravlax and WarmHouse-Cured Gravlax and Warm Mushroom Salad were beautifully executed appetizers - perfect for sharing. The Frittata and Broccoli Rabe are wondefully full of flavor, yet heathly. L’Apicio uses great ingredients and provides a wonderful atmosphere. Great brunch spot for a enjoyable and satifying experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here with my wife forI went here with my wife for her birthday, on a Tuesday night. The service was excellent and unhurried. They were clearly not trying to turn tables like many places in this neighborhood. When we couldn't decide between the many appealing menu choices, our waiter provided nice guidance that turned out to be spot-on. The hazelnut salted caramel ice cream cake is among the best deserts I've ever eaten. I highly recommend this restaurant.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Evening...L'Apicio was recommended by a dear friend... Incredible evening. Last night of our trip so happy we spent it there! Delicious food. Highly recommend!!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and amazingDelicious food and amazing service. The latest gem from the Epicurean group.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is beautiful.The restaurant is beautiful. Three of us shared 2 pastas and then 3 main courses. One dessert. All really excellent. And not overpriced. Will definitely go back. The waiter was so helpful with the menu.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious ShrimpAbsolutely delicious Shrimp and Grits dish and well-prepared Manhattans despite a less than cozy ambiance. Very much enjoyed brunch.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, amazing pastryDelicious food, amazing pastry basket, and great service! The kitchen sent out a complimentary appetizer.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSee my other reviews of thisSee my other reviews of this place, been three times and is my favorite place. Love the food and people that work there. It's the first restaurant in NYC in a long time that makes me feel like a true guest!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and atmosphere were fabulous.food and atmosphere were fabulous. we went for my mom's 65th birthday and we had a great time. the staff was very accomodating.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time IThis is the second time I brought someone to your restaurant and it was equally wonderful and everyone I have brought or sent has just loved the food, ambiance, bar, etc. It is a beautiful venue and the food is spectacular. We can't wait to return.
Regards, Bev3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food - rushed out the doorFood and service in general were outstanding. Wine recommendations were informed and right on the mark. Service in general was very good - but my major disappointment is that they really rushed us to finish. We ordered a cheese course and were enjoying it with our wine, and the servers came and said - we need to take away your cheese course because your entrees are arriving shortly. And forced us to put remaining cheese on side plates while they hustled our entrees in. I understand they are a hot spot, but totally not appropriate for a restaurant of this caliber. Really left a very sour taste in my mouth - despite the fact that the food was amazing. And despite this completely obnoxious rushing, the service was friendly and knowledgeable.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our firstWe really enjoyed our first dinner here earlier this week. We had been for brunch perviously which was also very good.
We especially like sitting in the center room.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt Could Have Been Great, BUTA place with excellent service, a very nicely done decor and ambiance, BUT a big let down when it comes to the food. Though the menu offerings are excellent and very creative, the execution is poor. When I complained the the appetizers had way too much salt, the service staff admitted that they get this complaint a lot! They offered to ask the kitchen staff to go easy on the salt for the entrees. Guess what, they were extremely salty too!!!
Pity. I just can't talk myself into going back.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.....evenExcellent food and service.....even the bartender, James, made you feel at home. My only grip is the lack of reasonably priced wines selection....have a glass and sip.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM