Our favorite neighborhood place
We love the food, service and outdoor dining at L'Appart. It is our go-to place for an evening out.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was especially good. The squash blossoms were yummy! The service was slow but the waited comped the appetizer to make up for it. A great gesture. Well done. My out of town company really enjoyed the outdoor dining, the wine and the food. Only negative is that they were out of my choice of wine and my choice of entree. Really.........
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place for dinner
Either you go for a little group to enjoy great food or if you go for a romantic evening on the patio, l'apart is absolutely delightful.
The staff is very friendly and quintessentially French which ads to the charm of the experience. I personally prefer to go during the week when it is slightly less busy but the weekends are great too. Check out their Facebook page they have live music on some thursday.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is a little gem, and the food fabulous. Hand chopped steak tartar w/a small quail egg en shell, roasted beet salads, plump scallops....truly a varied menu well executed. And then, PEI mussels, changing presentation, always perfect.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Anniversary Dinner
We were there on a very quiet Thursday evening, only a few tables were occupied. The Kolbe Beef Tartare was one of the best we have every had, the pork chop was perfectly cooked and the ravioli (which did not resemble a traditional ravioli) was excellent. Service was not overly attentive but we did not have to search the waiter out for anything. We let him know it was our anniversary and he suggested dessert with a candle but we stated we were too full to partake in dessert (I do not know if it would have been offered gratis or not- not that it would have been expected). We have dined here before and have always enjoyed the meal. We will return.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always
Yet again L'Appart delivered the goods. On a sunny hot June 1 my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful early dinner on the patio and watched the world go by. The steak tartare was impressive with their famous fries and my lobster risotto incredible. We had a wonderful time and the service impeccable. I am sure we will be back again in a month.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and relaxing
Special place. Great waiter; sincerely helpful. Wonderful food. I really enjoyed the lobster salad and my dining companions raved about their steak frite. We'll be back.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I (plus our dog) enjoyed a lovely evening at L'Appart last week. Foot, service, ambience all tops. Food delicious, waiter friendly and helpful, warm summer evening on the patio. We really enjoyed dining there.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hitting all the right notes
L'APPART is easily one of the top restaurants in Marin County. The French touches really are working here. Every aspect of our meal was excellent. Prices are reasonable considering the quality. Nothing but praise for my experience dining at L'APPART in San Anselmo.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect.
That was not our first experience at l'Appart and they did it again!
We loved the soft crab and the heirloom salad, scallops and tuna.
Great staff, really helpfull about wine choices.
We'll see you soon!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant provides a selection of foods which are healthy and of the right portion size. For those who want a more traditional French cuisine there are ample choices. Prices are reasonable.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
They've really gotten it right ...
I went here when it opened and it was a disaster across the board. This time was very good.
We were early and greeter got us a seat at the bar.
The bartender allowed us to look at a couple of bottles we were trying decide between.
The waiter was prompt and knowledgeable about the food and the wine.
My bride and I split two very lightly deep fried appetizers - softshell crab and zucchini blossoms. Great!
She had the ravioli and loved 'em. I had the steak fritte. Steak had a very large portion, cooked truly medium rare. I'm just a fan of shoestring potatoes. The pinot from bugundy (Volnay) was very nice.
I wasn't a fan of the dessert. It had a good taste but I like a light not a brownish center for my creme brulee.
A very enjoyable meal.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little neighborhood bistro
This sibling of Le Garage (Sausalito) delivers the french bistro experience. The predictable menu ( steak frites, seafood ) doesn't disappoint. The food is excellent and beautifully plated. The wine list is decent but the best part is that the house wine is available in a carafe for those evening when a glass is too little and a bottle is too much. The staff has a lot of personality and know their products quite well.
We have been here several times and the consistency in food quality is impressive.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken was recommended
but it turned out to be rubbery and a too red near the bone. What a disappointment.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at L'Appart a number of times now and enjoy the consistency of food quality and low-key nut attentive service.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chilled minted melon soup with a touch of honey truly tasted like ambrosia from the gods. Afterwards I shared the flavorful lobster risotto with overtones of tarragon. The meal came to a spectacular conclusion with the special French caramel candy-based Creme brûlée. This is my new favorite restaurant in Marin.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
charming french restaurant
lovely evening and sat outside. table was a bit too sunny so they promptly added an umbrella for our comfort. service was
prompt and waiter very knowledgeable about the menu. squash blossoms for appetizer were delicious. hubby had mixed
green salad also very good. the lamb en croute was fabulous as was the halibut special. chocolate molten cake for
dessert was amazing. definitely would go back and recommend. a welcome addition to Marin County. love Le Garage
also. these people have really got it down. well done.......!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
french quarter of our neighborhood
Seemed a piece of the Provence had dropped into San Anselmo. Not certain how the atmosphere was created but food, understated flare (???) & cheerful yet diffident service made for a charming evening. Every table appeared to be having a lovely time. Menu offered options for each of the 5 scrutinizing eaters at our table. Wine list had interesting & reasonable priced glasses.
Will definitely make a reservation for the next warm evening as the patio was lively.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
the birthday girl was very happy
The french accents and the perfect pommes frites gave me a chance to comfort my nostalgia for France! The birthday girl had a delicious scallop dinner, I finally had as many mussels as I could eat, and if they were a bit on the small side, the scrumptious sauce more than made up for that. Only one of our 7 diners thought his meal was less than perfect--the pea puree served with the breaded halibut was great, but he found the fish itself disappointing. No such criticism for the lamb, the chicken, or the fettucine!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect spot to celebrate Bastille Day. Lobster Salad, crisp white wine, tarte tatin and coffee. With "the Beatles" playing in the adjacent park. What a gift!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet again the folks at L'Appart Resto provided a wonderful experience. This time we had a large party visiting from Australia. The management bent over backwards under a lot of stress to provide a large table and wonderful service. The food was as wonderful and creative as usual and the service great. Our relatives were really impressed.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent - will definitely go back
We wanted a high level dining experience, yet were coming from a golf game and didn't want to dress up. L'Appert Resto met all of our expectations - we will definitely go back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally accommodating and friendly - wonderful food
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful outdoor seating,
Delightful outdoor seating, excellent food and great service.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just tried their brunch on
Just tried their brunch on a sunny Saturday.
Great patio, loved burger and mussels with crispy frites.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't believe it took me so long to try l'Appart !
Their food is so good!
Nothing like a good steak and a glass of Bordeaux .
Don't forget the molten chocolate cake, yummy.
Can't wait for another dinner there!
Friendly staff, good food, wine and atmosphere. What else??
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner the other night. I had the lamb steak over cranberry beans with chanterelle mushrooms. TO DIE FOR! Hubby had a big steak with french fries, which was tasty but have to say the lamb was tastier and more interesting. For an appetizer we split the fried soft shell crab with sliced green melons and water melon. All served with warm hard crusted bread. Super amazing and yummy. We would definitely come back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a relaxed meal on the patio. No hurried service. Very friendly staff.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Neighboorhood Restaurant
Skillful preparations at very reasonable prices with a knowledgeable, albeit limited wine list.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love eating outside at L'Appart Resto, and the food usually doesn't disappoint. The only criticism I have from our last dinner there was the music. They seem to have installed a surround sound and played unsuitable music for that kind of diner. It was loud and irritating and not even French!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
FRESH FROM THE GARDEN
We chose to eat indoors despite the very appealing, off the street area. Food was ultra fresh and Sharlyn melon gazpacho was refreshing with the added zip of basil oil. Tuna was sushi grade, came medium rare as ordered, nice portion and was surrounded by ½ - 1" cubes of eggplant, root vegetables. mushrooms. The vegetables had a fresh taste, not just texture as many restaurants serve, the eggplant melting on my tongue. A beet salad (all beets with a goat blue cheese chunky dressing), and a watermelon and delicious heirloom tomato salad were big hits. Their burger on artisan bun was easily shared for 2 (split for NO EXTRA CHARGE!) and accompanied by shoestring potatoes that were crisp, hot and not oily. A DEFINITE NEIGHBORHOOD GEM!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
L'Appart Testo Remains a Gem
Just enjoyed another lunch with good friends at L'Appart. There isn't an item on the menu that isn't intriguing and we have tried them all in our group. Yesterday the Croque Monsieur was the favorite followed by a close second for the Salade Nicoise. The terrace is very nice and has effective misters for the hot days Marin can experience. Save room for dessert!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to dine
I loves the outdoor patio seating and the lunch was delish!! We will be adding this to a favorites list!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite Marin restaurant. The food is delicious, with out-of-the-ordinary dishes like an amazing wild boar bourguignon and smoked squash purée. I love their mussels and fritte. Deserts, like an exceptional tart tartin or raspberry macaron are a nice cap to dinner. I know the French laugh at Americans because we accepts as outstanding what they consider ordinary. That may be true here, too, but who cares? I love both the food and the friendly servers at L'Appart. It's my first choice for family dinners and lunches.. Although my family is grown, I've seen younger families with children here and they do very well.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent flavor. Local produce. Can't wait to go back.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful. Enough variety
Wonderful. Enough variety on menu and everything is delicious.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet again we had a wonderful dinner
This is truly one of my favorite restaurants in Marin. The food and the service is wonderful. Always a creative menu while maintaining the the quality of good French cooking.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a great restaurant
Finally a great restaurant in Marin with good ambience, food, and service. We loved it. Made our special occasion very special
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
new options on Menu
We liked the dish of the day for lunch as it was more expansive. We would like to go to dinner but one member of our party lives far away and does not drive at night. Having a dinner selection for lunch was perfect.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a late, quiet afternoon
It was a late, quiet afternoon so we easily got a table in the shade in the front of the restaurant.. Our favorite dishes were the fig salad, the omelet, and the apple tart with caramel sauce. Service was timely and both of us thought it was a pleasant experience all around.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro food at it's best
The owners really have the bistro thing down. They have 2 other restaurants in Marin and spun off from a group of bistro restaurants in SF. Each of the restaurants has a different ambience. The menu at L'Appart is diverse and creative. The food is delicious and fresh. The service is always spot on. We enjoy the patio dining which they enclose during cooler weather. Love having this restaurant in our hood but it's worth driving a distance for!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local French
I always enjoy L'Appart Resto. They have a great menu and it's always excellent. They took a late-ish 9:30 reservation and didn't rush us at all....
The staff also seems to tolerate my poor attempts at speaking French.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
French resto in San Anselmo a gem
Had another fine dining experience at L'Apart Resto in San Anselmo with my family. Food was exquisitely prepared, served piping hot by cordial and attentive servers with great Parisian accents. I also noted the continuity of the staff - in the 6 or so times I've dined at L'Apart over the past 3 years, the same servers have been there. Pleasant energy,great wine selections (the 2009 Surround was superb), and an excellent dining experience all the way around. I would recommend L'Apart to anyone looking for great food at reasonable prices in Marin.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a GREAT dinner, wonderful
It was a GREAT dinner, wonderful service and delicious food.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a tasty meal and especially
We had a tasty meal and especially enjoyed the petrel sole and the branzino. Mission fig tart was delicious!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A true and reliable cuisine
L'Appart is never a disappointment: the menu adapts to the seasons, adding little gems, such as the stuffed mini pumpkin, to the tried and true favorites, os à moelle and charcuterie. What I particularly like is the variety of appetizers that can be combined for a very tasty and light meal leaving plenty of room for the not-to-be- missed Tatin.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Provencal mussels superb,
Provencal mussels superb, as well as the wild boar dish.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly French Bistro!
We love L'Apppart's friendly atmosphere and great french food! We have always had a delicious meal here and we love introducing friends to our favorite neighborhood place!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy yummy yummy
That was our first dinner at Lappart Resto.
We had to wait a little because this place was packed on a Saturday night, the bartender/host saved a spot for us at the bar while we were waiting for our table.
We didn't have time to finish our drink, the table was ready!
Their menu looks really french, escargots, oxtail ravioli, wild boar bourginon, steak frites! The food was amazing!
The waiter looked a little grumpy but we have to say that he knows his menu and was really helpful.
Fig tart and molten chocolate cake... Do not miss those!!!!
Can't wait former next visit!
A biento !!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected menu items - not your usual fare! All of us had great meals! Next time we'll try to leave room for dessert.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM