Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre

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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.
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vipDiningdiva
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor courtyard. Excellent service. Delicious food. Love Aperitif and the fact that it never disappoints.

JM
vipJMMom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Found this restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Food was great. My young nephew who never tried french food loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s definitely one of my favorite places in LI

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal

AB
vipAndreaB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service.
During this COVID time, the staff wore masks and took precautions. Our table was separated from others. We felt very comfortable.

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RachelW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always excellent.
The waiter was unavailable on a Sunday at 4:30. There was an event but no other tables so that was a not ok. However the bus boy was lovely and helpful. He made up for the absent waiter. And again, food. Food. Food. Incredible.

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DeniseN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a favorite of ours when we lived in Rockville Centre. This past Saturday we returned to dine outside, and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service exceptional and we had an overall great experience. Will definitely go back.

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TomD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always great here! Even with the COVID this place is a sure thing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, attentive staff, lovely surroundings. Will definitely return!

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RhondaE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. I will definitely go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely socially distanced and such a beautiful comfortable atmosphere- had an amazing experience for my first meal out at a restaurant

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vipAngieB3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband got the fettuccine with seafood, abundant portion! He loved it. I got the sole, it was delicious, but for the price, kind of stingy, one piece of fish when two would have been so much more reasonable and looked better on the plate. Also mashed potatoes were gummy, obviously reheated.

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vikingwife
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local restaurant. Service is caring and professional,
food never disappoints. Can't wait to return.

LB
vipLindaB
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for an early Monday night dinner, what a great meal. My husband had the bronzino grilled moist and flavorful. I had the chicken paillard, a favorite of mine in many French restaurants. The preparation and presentation at Aperitif was superb! The risotto croquettes and my husbands blue cheese and fig salad were also delightful.

LB
vipLindaB
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered mostly appetizers as we couldn’t decide. They all sounded so good. Verdict they tasted better than the description sounded! Each item was unique, creative with outstanding flavors. My husband enjoyed the perfectly grilled branzino and I had the appetizer portion of the shrimp risotto. After five apps I couldn’t possibly have eaten an entire entree. Top this off with refreshingly light summer cocktails , a cosmo for me and a Campari and soda for my husband and you have a delightful summer outing.

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LindaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I have been to aperitif many times the food used to be very good. It’s a good place for an appetizer and a drink. This is the third time I went for dinner that I was disappointed in the food. Fish was dry and overcooked duck was extremely fatty and very salty.
The service however was excellent and it’s a nice atmosphere with the outdoor garden. However three strikes you’re out on the food

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NancyF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was very good! I would recommend to give it a try.

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Cocosmom
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a a “go to” restaurant for us. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the food is always fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was excellent. I would recommend and can’t wait to go back. Great spot for a date night

SL
vipSusanL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as was the service 👍.the bar is beautiful

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LFVF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. We will definitely make a return to this warm bistro

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Irving
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice spot for a casual, but serious dinner. Delicious and varied selections. Attentive and friendly service.

MD
MadelineD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food & attentive service. Seating was a bit crowded. Bar service was a bit slow.

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vippadrone
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Aperitif - another fine meal in RVC! always worth the trip!

JC
vipJuliaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, perfect service, great ambiance. My boyfriend and I came here and started out with the escargot and fondue, both were amazing. I had the coq au vin and my boyfriend had the beef Wellington, both were so delicious and flavorful. Would definitely recommend to anyone, great special date place.

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PatI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aperitif is a local gem. Food is amazing and the service was very good. It should be more crowded based on atmosphere, food and service but i think parking is a challenge. Park at the train station which is what we did and a short walk

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Red okiii m

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Lenny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had to valet, as parking on a Friday night in the area is impossible. I sent my family inside as I waited over ten minutes for the valet to show up. It was a very cold night and felt I should wait outside my car, since I was next and several people had come after and they were also waiting outside. Inside, the service was inattentive. The four of us each got one little piece of bread to start. While waiting for our appetizer, we ate them. We asked for more bread 4 times before more came. Food was good, but the service took a lot away from the experience.

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vipAMEP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aperitif is one of our favorite Friday night date spots. Great wine list, the food is always delicious! Sometimes there's even live music near the bar. The lighting is very subdued and cozy. It's a true city brasserie atmosphere right in RVC.

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viplongisland
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I can’t rate the food because we didn’t stay to eat. Our reservation was for 8:00. We arrived early so we checked in and then had a drink at the bar. They seated us at a table in the bar which was fine. But then they forgot about us We had to ask the bus boy for menus. So after a half hour of sitting there and couldn’t find a server or anyone for that matter we left. On the way out the host was helping to serve the dinners with the servers so I guess they were short staffed. Shame because we really wanted to eat there.

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vipAlanE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very good. However, all dishes arrived just lukewarm. We ordered escargot, salmon, and Beef Wellington. The service was slow. The waiter told us the food would arrive "in a minute," which became fifteen minutes. Beef Wellington must be hot. Lukewarm is not acceptable.

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kogs
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience great service the food was delicious wintering restaurant week so the prices were very good would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, I ordered the lamb shank it was off the bone tender, my husband had skirt steak which he said was very tender and delicious

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Coofie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during LI Restaurant Week. Food was fabulous!

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vipbookworm
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good no complaints The only reason I am not giving them a higher rating is that there was no heat and it was cold We asked twice to put the heat on but we still had to eat with our coats on That's uncomfortable

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FrankN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Ate at Aperitif Bistro on January 26th which was a cold night unfortunately the restaurant was uncomfortably cold. I asked for the heat to be raised which they claimed was taken care of but it still remained uncomfortably cold. They should check how their windows were closed becuase one was not closed properly.
The food was very good and so was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please be advised I had a 4 pm first reservation as the restaurant stated they opened at 4 . I only went because of restaurant week. After Traveling from Queens Through Friday Evenings Hellish traffic I made it there at the stroke of 4.. I attempted to pay my meter but first attempted to pull the door. I saw a cook and another worker laying across the chair with a Laissez Faire Attitude, whom gave us a Gesture as shooing us away. If we were greeted like this from outside, I in no way want to even step foot inside.

SB
SundayB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations for lunch at 1:00 and when I went to the restaurant it was closed . Apparently they don’t do lunch anymore . But yet my reservations was accepted .
Very disappointed.

SR
StaceyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always for many years. We have celebrated many occasions at this restaurant.

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Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 594-3404.

Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre is rated 4.4 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

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