L'Appart Resto
L'Appart Resto

L'Appart Resto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lappartresto.com/index.html
  • Phone: 4152569884
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30 PM - 3:00 PM;Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 11:30 PM - 3:00 PM; Dinner: Monday- Sunday:5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L'Appart Resto
L'Appart Resto is located in San Anselmo, CA and serves casual French Cuisine. Come and enjoy our beautiful terrace for outdoor seating or a glass of wine and a bite to eat at our bar. Bon Appétit!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
L'Appart Resto reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (63)neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (24)romantic (19)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (12)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent French cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food and service in a comfortable bistro environment. One of our go-to favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing dinner
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The waiter had a terrible attitude. Described the special fish dish of the evening to us at 6:20pm. At 6:30 pm two of our party ordered that special and the waiter said there was no more available, you can have tuna. I asked how you could be out of the evening special at 6:30pm. He said "there is no more, pick something else". He offered not explanation, no apology, just attitude. The people that wanted fish for dinner do not like tuna. There was no other fish available and they just had a salad for dinner. Not a great dinner. He never came to the table to pour the wine and never brought the coffees that were ordered. Again no apology. Overall, a terrible experience. We have eaten there many time in the past, but we will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    Fouette
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was a beautiful evening and my spouse and I and a guest dined outdoors. The scene was very nice, with a singer/keyboardist and a guitar player working well together. The food: We shared two orders of a soft-shell crab starter, which was marginally okay, but served on a bed of finely chopped mellon that was impossible to pick up with a fork. For mains our guest had a lobster risotto that was more of a soup and heavily spiced with cumin which overpowered the delicate lobster. My spouse had the duck confit which was far too heavily salted. I had the steak frites. The steak was a small, overdone and flavorless fillet. Not the usual beef cut for steak frites. The longest fry was 1.25" long. It was like the fries were culls for scraps
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deborah
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It wasn't me that went, my husband did. He said the food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • family get-together
    Lotus
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoy it for family gatherings. The menu offers good diversity to satisfy each one. It is always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great atmosphere
    LMCKVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the second time we have been to L'Appart Resto. The food is outstanding and the service is just as good. We love this place for when we are visiting family. Great spot for lunch outside so our dog can hang out with us too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a great time at L'Appart Resto. It was a very balmy night and we sat outside. They even had a band playing and there was a lively atmospere. However, we did end up moving to the inside because we wanted to have a quiet space to talk to our friends. The service is warm and professional and the food simply great. Their mussels are always a hit, regardless of which type you chose. This is a great restaurant and I can highly recommend this to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L,Appart is a part
    vistaeats
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised very good presentation owner happy We will eat there again does outside area allow dogs? Would be an added attraction if yes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 33rd Wedding Anniversary
    BeenAroundtheBlock
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We like to cook at home, but for our 33rd anniversary, we needed to "storm the Bastille". So we walked the few blocks to L'Appart Resto, after making a reservation online, and took our place with the early birds at 5:30pm. We took advantage of the happy hour offerings at a table in the shade but still could see the clean tasteful interior of the restaurant. The live accordion player covered popular French classics while we very much enjoyed our oysters, steak fritte and duck confit. It was a nice repast to celebrate the beginning of our 34th year together. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    YumYumRealEstate
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had the mussels in white wine. They were fab! Also sampled the carrot cumin veggie burger. It was spicy and delicious! Super loud inside!! Parking was a challenge on the weekend night, but we found a spot closeby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but very expensive
    gemini2oz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I would love to be able to visit the restaurant more often but it is way too expensive for a weekly dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot1
    ajfoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We've enjoyed many a meal at L'Appart and consider it one of our favorite places in Marin. The food is always great, the service attentive, and the atmosphere outdoors quite nice. Our last dinning experience on a Friday evening even included live music. It's a great go-to spot when we have guests in town, or simply for a mid-week treat of good food. Decent wine list, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great music; food and service. I go there frequently and enjoy every minute I am there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Authentic French cuisine, grreat service and food. On the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SurferVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food has always been quite good here. It seems that the wait staff has changed and is not well trained. And the music was blaring too loud, impossible to have a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food!
    RKNZ2MARIN
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Just had dinner here on July 4th with my wife for our anniversary dinner. Ordered a bottle of champagne on my opentable reservation, and the owner came over to confirm my bottle, as the one that I had chosen had two vintages. Food was great, steak cooked to perfection, prawn-stuffed squash was delicious, though my wife's lobster risotto could have had more lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Palmfellow
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My daughter ate here recently and raved about how good the food was and I concur, the food and ambience is excelent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outdoor dining with jazz
    francophilegem
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    great place to sit outdoors and listen to jazz combo on Thursday evenings. food is usually very good--sometimes marred by my request to have everything garlic free (tall order for french restaurant!).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner at L'Appart
    LMC488
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Everything was delicious! We will definitely come back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    Janie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was excellent but my guests and I couldn't help feeling that they were trying to rush us through our meal so they could have the table for another customer. For instance, they started taking our plates away while we were still eating!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    goner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    About once a year for some years now we have greatly enjoyed our visits to L'Appart, for the quality, French inspired food and the French atmosphere. This year we were disappointed, specifically: less French (mostly non-French staff, non-French music) and for two of us, mediocre food (the Lobster salad). I fear we have lost one of our former favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    PTET
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Finally something local with outdoor dining and wonderful food. A great find - easy casual dining. I went three times for dinner last week. anxious to try it for brunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service and Management
    tennismamaVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have dined at L'Appart on a number of occasions. Only once has the service been good. This visit was the worst. It took us over a half hour for our server to show up and finally even get a beverage. About twenty minutes in, my husband went to the bar to get us drinks. The manager told him no and to go back to the table and our server would come. He did ten minutes later. There was no apology for the long wait or offer of a complimentary beverage, appetizer or dessert. The waiter recommended the lobster risotto - there were a few pieces of overcooked lobster in a soupy risotto. Not very good. The lobster salad was good but again, not much lobster. On top of everything, it was Father's Day.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but Too Expensive
    Deborah
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Liked the restaurant allot, but too expensive for casual visits - entree was $28 (delicious); first course $10 (not so good); wine $11/glass (average pour). I will go back but not as often as I would like because of the price. We sat outside which was lovely and very quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great soup, slow service good fries
    highstandards
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was excited when a client gave me a $100 gift card to L'appart, we have had great times in the past, and we decided to make return for fathers day brunch. My daughter ordered fries. The tomato soup was amazing, best I ever had. burger and fries took a very long time, many of the staff seemed new and inexperienced. The kids were hungry and impatient. When the food did show up it was fine. BIG DISAPPOINTEMENT, we go to pay and were told they were not accepting gift cards. what do you mean, it even says the name of the restaurant on it, how could you not accept it? The machine was down, the manager just left, we had to pay on our own. Its been two days, I left my card for the manager to contact me and still nothing.......
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lotus
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was another memorable experience dining outdoors on Father's Day. We enjoyed the expanded menu of wider choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent and Charming
    NeighborhoodyVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was good as always but service felt rushed. It did not feel like dining but eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - Good music
    steweVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was good, the service was excellent and the music wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Evening
    NaturalHorsemanVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My bride had the fried squash blossoms to start, the bacon scallops as her main with a class of Sauvignon Blanc, and shared the cherries over vanialla ice cream for dessert. I had a good sized Lobster Salad from the Appetizer section that was off the charts good. Lobster , corn over butter lettuce with a Meyer Lemon vinaigrette. and a couple of glasses of iced tea. Nothing better on a summery Sunday evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never dissapoints
    RayJ
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We are regulars at L'Appart and there is a reason why, it never dissapoints. Food is great, service friendly, efficient and attentive and it doesn't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor lunch
    eater
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Service was terrific. Food delicious! Very interesting selections. Would definitely return for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local haunt!
    FilippoVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had super mussels, stuffed squash blossoms, and an excellent duck confit. The wait staff couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I've eaten here twice before and had good meals, but this time the lamb loin chops which were called a "Lamb T-Bone" were overcooked (not a bit of pink) and tough. Very disappointing. I chose not to send them back because I was with my daughter who hates anyone doing that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 388 reviews are from the L'Appart Resto reviews archive.
  • great french bistro
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We celebrated my mom's birthday here last sunday and had a great time. They were very accommodating even setting up two tables for 7, one outside, one inside, for us to choose. While the patio is lovely, when the sun goes down, it cools down so we opted inside. Our food was delicious - very french. Steak with a delicious bernaise sauce and crispy frites. I had a steelhead trout cooked perfectly. The creme brûlée and chocolate fondant were excellent sharable desserts. The only thing negative is we brought our own bottle of wine and was surprised at the big corkage fee of $25. We're used to paying $15 but $25 seemed excessive. So be prepared if you bring your own wine. Also, it's not a full bar if you're looking for mixed drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NONICKNAMEVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My rating of moderate noise level is for OUTSIDE ONLY! Inside it is absolutely impossible to hear your companions. I don't know why they don't deal with this acute problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going down hill
    Believer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    L'apart was one of our favorite restaurants so I took my mom and grandmother therefor Mother's Day dinner and was embarrassed for my choice. The waiter was less than engaged and helpful. When we told him that the steak was burnt, I mean bitter burnt and covered up wih sauce he just said "yeah" and smiled. Only at he end when he said sorry your food was burnt and gave me a bill with it in here I told him that it was in edible and it was bitter he went to take it off the bill. The remainder if the dishes we mediocre at best. There was heavy rock music blasting te entire night. At the French bistro! We could gladly hear each other. The scallops left me nauseous. The good part of the night was being out with my family. Never going back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed.
    Danny
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was mediocre and service was worst I've had in a very long time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went for Mother's Day brunch - we all really enjoyed our meals. Husband loved the steak, Mom loved her quiche. I would go again. Service was the teeniest bit snobby , i.e. not overly friendly, but very efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab lunch on outdoor patio
    MizDee
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had quiche and salad, my son had hard time choosing cuz there were so many good choices on menu. He loved his croque Madame
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It was the sort of dinner where you slow down and take little bites so that you can savor every bit. Truly wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.