Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre

4.6
548 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bienvenue!

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.
What 548 people are saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarinM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining. The food was very good! We all enjoyed ourselves.

PB
vipPBGResident
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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ToddS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Back again at Aperitif. Sat outside which is perfect. Food was great, but like so many restaurants now there is a lack of staff. The waiters and bartenders were very good, but just takes a little more time to get their attention. Nonetheless, it's a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service!

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MargyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, lovely courtyard, we keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in unpretentious setting

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MarthaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have passed by this restaurant hundreds of times. Glad we finally made a reservation. I had the ahi tuna my husband the beef Wellington. Both excellent. The beef melted in your mouth. The tuna cooked rare just what I asked for. They always refilled the water and the server was quick to bring another beer for my husband. They were very attentive but not smothering. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting for college orientation and were very happy with the dinner and the atmosphere and wine Highly recommended

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Melanie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times before. The waitstaff was very attentive, and the food was delicious as always. We got the French wine flight so we could try some new wines with our dinner, and all three were very good. Will definitely go back again.

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NFPgirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were amazing as was the bus boy- The food was great as well.

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Coofie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, as usual. During this visit we shared the appetizer size mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce plus an order of escargot for appetizers, which were both delicious. Hubby had the grilled (baby) lamb chops (there were 3) entree which had a scrumptious sauce, and came fingerling potatoes as well as fresh veggies (haricot verts, carrots and sliced zucchini), all perfectly cooked. I had their homemade gnocchi in a parmesan cream sauce that was topped with beef bourguignon. I must say I was literally left speechless for a few moments after my first bite — it was BEYOND delicious! I’ve had their delicious beef bourguignon before, but never their gnocchi, and I simply cannot truly describe how amazing this dish was — the gnocchi were light and fluffy, and the cream sauce was perfection. For dessert (it was my husband’s birthday), the waitstaff delivered his dish of creme brûlée (good) on a plate that had happy birthday written in a caramel sauce and they all sang “Happy Birthday” to him (which was very nice). I had the crepes suzette with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, which was good. Overall their food is amazing and the only negative thing I can say is that they need a new pastry chef so that their desserts are just as delicious as their food (profiteroles are just barely okay IMO, so I would avoid until they do so).

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vipJaniceJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have been here many times before and hoping this was just an off night. The waiter was distracted and got parts of the order wrong. The salmon was dry and over cooked - I wasn’t even asked how I wanted it cooked. The bread was stale. Even though the restaurant wasn’t full the noise level seemed high. All in all, disappointing and not as good as past visits.

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ElizabethBlu
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Service and food were exemplary. Will definitely be returning.

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Cocosmom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aperitif is one of our “go to” restaurants. We haven’t been going out much due to Covid so we were so happy to return to Aperitif. The wait staff is so friendly and the service is exceptional. Our meal was delicious. We started with the Tuna Tartare appetizer, I had the aperitif salad with grilled salmon and my husband had the sesame seed crusted tuna. The food was so delicious. They have a great wine list too. This restaurant never disappoints. Looking forward to our next visit, soon!

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vipJayR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always great , our waiter was terrific but restaurant was understaffed .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was ok. We waited a little bit before asking what we wanted to order for drinks. After we finished the appetizer, they left the plates on the table. They brought our dinner and the appetizers stayed on the table. It got a little crowded on the table lol. Other than that, the food was great. The staff was nice.

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RhondaE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The service, the food and the ambiance were top notch. I will definitely be coming back.

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Kerinyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received great service and attention.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!

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vipbigred1
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, as usual, but we were a little annoyed we did not receive our Open Table Points

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They told us the ki was closed

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vipSolk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were many choices on the menu, and the food was very well prepared. Our server was charming and competent.

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vipTimothy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Would not recommend. Mediocre food and service could use an upgrade.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there! The food, service and ambiance are wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliably lovely experience ! Food was amazing - salad and risotto of the day is always a reliable choice!

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vipgr8time
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service & food

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Frankiec
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although this restaurant has been a local favorite for over a decade it's the first time we tried it. The service is impeccable. We each had a fish dish (scallops/bronzino) and cooked as ordered. Highly recommended.

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ElizabethBlu
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night in the outdoor area. Couldn’t ask for better service. Staff were masked and very accommodating of my gluten allergy. Food was phenomenal. Highly recommended.

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AuroraO
Hungary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We especially enjoyed the fresh oysters, clams, filet of sole and branzino specials. They didn’t rush us out so we liked that too. Desserts were awesome as well.

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vipVictoriaS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers, cocktail and food. I had the Beef Wellington. It was perfectly cooked and a delight to eat. My daughter is a vegetarian and the staff was able to accommodate her by changing a dish so she could enjoy dinner too. The restaurant is on my saved list, and will certainly be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent on Mother’s Day. We liked that the tables were distanced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and menu had lots of options. We ate delicious seafood! I could see going back for just appetizers and drinks because there were too many things we wanted to try!

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Shay
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at this restaurant is excellent! Great for a date night, or celebration. Lighting is very dim, waiters were very attentive, and pleasant. I would definitely dine here again

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viprayw
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food
Highly recommended

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Nancy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a very quiet weeknight, so the service could have been more attentive. We did enjoy dinner very much - it is one of our go-to restaurants in a town flooded with choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, quick and efficient service, delicious drinks, and wonderful meals! We came in to celebrate a birthday and had a really nice time.

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vipJamieE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent happy hour and apps. Great drinks and food.

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vipBaby1213
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

When we arrived, the hostess and I assume the manager were running around like chickens without heads. We were never greeted and two couples walked in after us and they greeted them and checked them in before us.
When we finally got a table, we waited almost 7 minutes before the waiter came by. His mask was not covering his nose, his attire was sloppy and left a lot to be desired.
We ordered a bottle of wine, when he bought it over, he opened it, poured a little in to my glass and my husbands and didn't ask us to taste it and just walked away.
The food was okay, nothing to rave about. We definitely, will not return to this establishment!

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MonicaLynn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Aperitif RVC for dinner and had an amazing experience! It was a nice night so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the night. The food and drinks was absolutely delicious, Jackie was our waitress and she was very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommend! 😃

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ilenel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good especially the pistachio crusted halibut and the beet salad. Delicious expresso martini. A bit dissatisfied that they wouldn’t honor happy hour pricing at tables.

FAQs

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

Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre is rated 4.6 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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