Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre

4.7
568 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.
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LynneK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, accommodating. We had a lovely dinner in their outdoor patio. As the night was upon us, they lit their outdoor heaters and it was very comfortable. Our waitress was lovely and well trained. I had my "usual" the shrimp avocado tower and it was delicious, as was the hanger steak and sweet potato fries. Drinks were generous. This is a wonderful choice for a friends dinner, couples dinner, etc. Only problem is parking but that's not their fault!

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HIGHSTANDARDS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good - albeit slightly over seasoned (just a little too salty). The service staff was excellent, attentive and were very detailed. Not much they can do about noise level since seating areas are pretty much limited to where you can move things around. Only concern was an outside party that was smoking cigars and I had to endure the smell of that while trying to enjoy my meal - management was right on top of it and staff ensured the doors remained well closed and it was much improved once I brought it to their attention- I was impressed. So basically- definitely worth a visit.

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Susabell
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Aperitif many times. I’m never disappointed. The servers and the support staff are wonderful and the food is delicious. Highly recommended it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it… Favorite spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside courtyard this time and it was very pleasant until a noisy group arrived. Of course, that was not the restaurant’s fault and, as usual, we had a delicious meal with excellent service.

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Terri
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 5 old friends for dinner. Every staff member we came in contact with greeted us and was attentive to everything. Our dinner specials were delicious as well as our desserts. The atmosphere was great and all the doors were open for an outside feel. Truly a wonderful evening.

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vipDanS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor set up with good food and service Very nice indoor bar

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food along with a friendly stay who are always around to make sure that everything is good. I enjoy this restaurant.

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Cocosmom
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Aperitif and the staff is so friendly. There are so many delicious options on the menu. I try to order something different every time. We started with the shrimp and avocado tower which we both enjoyed. My husband usually orders their sesame crusted tuna, but ordered the mahi mahi special last night. I ordered the scallops that were cooked perfectly. We both thought it was delicious. Our waitress Jackie is so friendly. We are always happy to see her.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant but very tough are to park your car, on the weekends they do have valet parking. Food and service is excellent. Atmosphere is not the best. Very bright lights and no table cloths. If only they would serve coq au van at their other restaurant in Woodbury I would be a happy camper. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AnnemarieW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Seevice was great. Even drinks at bar after dinner was great

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dfjdkfjdkjfkdj
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there. Great service and food. Lovely decor.

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vipgr8time
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious ( from apps to dessert) and service was fabulous! Great place for either 2 people or a bigger get together. Always consistent. Highly recommend.

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sunshinenurse
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party of three enjoyed our dinner on the outdoor dining patio. Our server was terrific. She was attentive without being intrusive or rushed.

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vipgr8time
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & atmosphere were fabulous! Sat a bar for drinks & apps then went to table for dinner. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service … the food .. the atmosphere.
Due to rain had to sit inside … but next time patio
Will be back
Bread pudding was perfection

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StFo
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic and our waitress, Jackie, was attentive and provided great service.

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AngelaT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time especially with a group of friends … food, ambiance and service always great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the waitstaff was so friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient…will definitely be back!

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vipCocosmom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Aperitif. The food is delicious and the wait staff is very friendly.

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KarinM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipPBGResident
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
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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vipMarthaS
New York Area
4 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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vipCocosmom
New York Area
15 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
15 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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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Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 594-3404.

Aperitif Bistro - Rockville Centre is rated 4.7 stars by 568 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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