Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre

4.4
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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You can now experience the best in French bistro cuisine a mere stone's throw from our sister restaurants Sage Bistro in Bellmore and Persil Restaurant in Oceanside, where our experienced chefs conspire to whet your appetite.

With our wide selection of wines and spirits, and offering brunch, lunch and dinner menus, Aperitif Bistro & Wine Bar is a principal player in the Rockville Centre's emerging culinary identity and we are ready to welcome you.

Whether you sample our taste-teasing mid-day fare or enjoy a cocktail with early afternoon appetizers, or a good Côtes du Rhône with a traditional bistro dinner, whether you patronize our scrumptious weekend brunch, engage us to cater a special event, or bring your office for a breakfast or luncheon meeting, you will find something to love.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 594-3404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Julio Velasquez
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Neighborhood
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Valet Service Thursday, Friday ,Saturday
Additional
Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 309 People Are Saying
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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, delicious food. Bartender has a bit of a heavy hand.

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MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Used to love this place. They have changed in the past few years. French fries are no longer good, they have downgraded to the mass produced crunchy fake fries. Waiter was too talks. Overpriced for mediocre food.

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JS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and creative menu.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time we had can’t wait to try it again.!!! Food was delicious, services was great our waiter name Mackenzie he make sure we had a good time .. and he spoke French that made our experience great..!!

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EK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Ate here during LI Restaurant Week - the $29.99 prix fixe is an absolute STEAL here, as the regular menu is pricey. The food was absolutely delicious, though, and we especially loved the risotto croquettes, gnocchi parisienne, bistro salad, and espresso creme brulee! We were favorably impressed by our pre-dinner cocktails and the diverse wine list has a good selection across a range of prices. Only complaint would be that the service, while extremely courteous and friendly, was exceptionally slow for a Monday night when the restaurant as nearly empty. Otherwise definite high marks and we will be returning!

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aperitif is consistently good. The goat cheese and fig tart was outstanding and butternut squash gnocchi absolutely delicious. Wonderful servers took good care of us! Definitely recommend.

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S
Jackson Hole
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Very good consistent food with good value. Host / manager was very friendly and acknowledged the fact that we have been repeat customers.......very nice touch.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went for brunch. We were the only guest for about 30 min and the did not seem prepared to take care of us. The waiter said he could not make drinks because he did not know how. I ordered a sandwich, Tasted microwaved. My sister had really eggy French toast. There was a funny smell when we first walked into the place. Seemed old and dated. Burger was just ok. No good kid options.

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PD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

All portions were smaller than in the past. The onion soup was very good. The Waldorf salad came with no walnuts and we had to request them. The manager who inquired about that made it seem as though we asked for additional walnuts, as opposed to none at all. Our waitress was good.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites for special occasions or just a night out with the girls. The food never disappoints.

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter ever, who is also the General Manager! We were there for a pre-wedding lunch for my sister and he went out of his way to make it special for myself, my mom, and my sister. I can’t wait to sit in his section again!

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GP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor and the food and service was great. The only hiccup was the bartender, who was very slow. We went on a Tuesday at 6:00pm and the place was fairly empty. Can't imagine how she would do if it was a busy night.

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SU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely has gone down in quality since years past. The duck was dry and I was served 2 drum sticks (no breast ). The tuna entree was delicious. We had an issue about whether my husband's McCallan 12 scotch was watered down. The bartender and manager denied it. My husband has been drinking the stuff for 20 years and can tell when it has been "altered". We will not return.

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WP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS! The service was remarkable as well! Cant wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is such a cute place. Truly looks like a restaurant you would find in France. I ordered the sliders and French fries for my meal. Both was out of this world. We sat outside which was adorable and had a lovely evening. I highly recommend!!

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. All of us were impressed with the whole experience. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be going back.

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DC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our 24th wedding Anniversary. It was a really great time. The restaurant has a really cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. The steak tartar was amazing. We enjoyed the whole meal. We sat outside which made the time even better. It wasn’t a busy evening and we weren’t rushed. The staff really rocked and our server Jade was great. We have to come back again and try something different. The chocolate moose was divine.

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CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Cod was not fresh and was fishy. Place was empty on a Friday night.

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DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place but is beginning to look worn. They did not have mu reservation.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a scrumptious dinner. There were four of us and we all ordered something different and everybody was happy -- a real rarity!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is delicious, especially hazelnut crusted halibut and spicy tuna pizza. Should update the wine list as the first two bottles we ordered were both out of stock.

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n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and outdoor ambience was beautiful.

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ML
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is a wonderful local restaurant with lots of ways to enjoy a meal; at the bar, in a lovely outdoor seating area or in their several different dining rooms.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour at the bar! Delicious dinner afterwards!

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v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our neighborhood favorite...never disappoints. Generous servings at reasonable prices.

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BT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

By far the best restaurant in Rockville Centre! We eat here
fairly regularly and it never disappoints! Delicious food, excellent service and a great ambiance.
The drink menu has just been revamped with fun signature
cocktails. And a well kept secret...... is the outdoor patio!

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RR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A good neighborhood option among the many restaurants that are in RVC.

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son's high school graduation at Aperitif Bistro. We had a reservation for a party of 9. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! Great atmosphere, exceptional, attentive service, and the food was absolutely fantastic! Thank you for making our celebration extra special.

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OT
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good food & drink, profession & attentive service, reasonably priced. Can't ask for more than that.

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V
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent appetizers! Nice bar! Nice outside seating area!

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been to Apertif and have enjoyed the happy hour and food for dinner on numerous occasions. We arrived at 7:30 for our reservation and were sat very quickly. We ordered drinks, 2 beers, glass of wine and ginger ale. Server brought the wrong beer after 15 minutes of waiting and ginger ale was flat. We asked her 2 other times for our drinks, she said it was coming, but continued to check on other tables. We receive iced the drinks at 8:05 after talking to manger, who said they were coming, but did not make us feel comfortable that our dinner experience would be better. We looked on open table and saw that The Original George Martin had availability, so we asked for our tab and went to George Martin for dinner.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and scallops entree was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was awesome and full of energy. Definitely going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always! The wellington was amazing and the waiter made good suggestions for wine.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday brunch was great, food was delicious and the servers were attentive .
Would definitely go back again in the future,

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my mother. The restaurant was empty except for us. I was surprised as they have a great lunch menu. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Definitely returning.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and each one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals! My 82-year old mother had the scallops and thought it was one of the best meals she had ever had! Perfect Mother's Day treat! It was especially nice that the ambiance was quiet, as we could all hear and be heard by each other, and enjoyed fun conversations along with our dinner. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had wonderful time on mother's day. Service & food was excellent. Didn't feel rushed at all and the staff was very attentive.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Having been to Aperatif many times in the past, I was looking forward to a late Mother’s Day lunch there.
The noise level was that of a bar on a Saturday night, and the music(also very loud) was a bizarre choice of 70’s “soft rock”.
As always, the food was very very good.
Our server was strangely unfriendly, yet hovered. We asked for everything to be brought out together so we could share.
Appetizers came out in 3 separate shifts, despite frequently reminding them of our desire to have all served at the same time. Only one of us ordered an actual entree (the rest of us had multiple small plates to share, at least that was the idea). So my husband waited until the appetizers were finished before his meal arrived. Annoyed we asked to take things that were left to go.
And the AC was totally unnecessary, it being a cold drizzly day.
Disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding French cuisine!

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