Apis Restaurant

4.8
459 reviews
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Contemporary American
Apis Restaurant and Apiary offers elegant cuisine in a rustic yet refined atmosphere. Apis aims to offer Hill Country residents and visitors a unique and exquisite dining experience, gracefully refined for special occasions, yet relaxed enough to become your regular culinary sanctuary. Apis, located at Highway 71 and the Pedernales River, is named for and inspired by the honeybee. With a few honeybee hives onsite, and more with our partners, Jack Ranch, and TerraPurezza, the apiary provides our house honey and represents the cycle of sustainability.
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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a true dining experience. We enjoyed the ambience, the music, the waitstaff and the food. It was worth the drive from New Braunfels and we will definitely do it again!!

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D
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, special restaurant. The food was great. The service was as great as the food. We spent a wonderful evening.

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GG
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, ambiance and every bite of food an adventure! My husband and I decided to go to Apis for our anniversary and it was spectacular. A special shout out to Aja who made the evening even more enjoyable with her impeccable timing, great suggestions, ideas and entertaining conversation. This is destination dining at it's best!

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food well prepared and presented. Courses were perfectly timed with a good amount of time allowed between courses. Service was impecible with staff knowlegable about ingredients and flavors.
Only drawbacks were the seemingly confused allocation of our table presumably because we had arrived 20 minutes early. There were a few tables empty so not sure why we had to wait. Also, we found the surrounding buildings and areas messy which detracts from the overall experience. You have to walk past the garbage area from the car park and it did not smell good and was overall unsightly. There was also a lot of stuff lying around e.g. old gas cylinders, wooden crates, etc. A bit of landscaping would not go amiss. Other than these observations one cannot fault the food and the wine list is fantastic.

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TH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Catered to my wife’s food sensitivities. Patient with the whole exercise. Best stop in Texas.

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h
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a surprise!! I had read about this restaurant somewhere...and we were out and about and saw this as an option on Open Table...

From the first moment we walked in to the last bite -AMAZING!!!!

The food- YEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!! I mean egg toast? That you talk about for 3 days?? Cocktails & Wine-Lovely choices available. Food-Well thought out and perfectly executed!

The ambiance-the only downside was it didn't feel like you were in a place that would serve this kind of food. The bar looked cool, bathrooms were great but, the rest almost seemed forgotten about.

The STANDOUT-the SERVICE!!!! Impeccable!!! ASIA was our server and now our new best friend!! Seriously though, you can tell she loves what she does and where she works. Amazing!!!! We mentioned that it was probably going to be a nice sunset so they arranged for us to have our dessert/coffee outside (after eating inside) We did not feel sad leaving because we KNOW we are coming back!

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SE
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been to Apis at least 5 times. On the reservation I put that we were celebrating Mother’s Day late. The day before our reservation I was asked if we had ever been to APIs, I replied yes. Then asked if I was familiar with their Prix Fixe menu offering, again I replied yes. I was asked if we were celebrating anything special, I replied yes a late mother’s day. Upon being seated at our table I was asked again if we had ever been to Apis and then if we were familiar with their Prix Fixe menu. There was no mention of us celebrating a special occasion. I was surprised that the two questions were being asked again since on all of our previous visits with the exception of the first visit we were always greeted with thank you for dining with us again and acknowledged a special occasion if we had put that in our reservation. The rest of the service was outstanding as well as the food. I guess my expectation is higher for such a highly rated restaurant. Thank you for listening.

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BC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional gourmet option hidden in Spicewood. The menu varies daily so allow Chef Michael to guide your culinary journey. The bar includes many good spirits and wine options and the mixologist created excellent unique cocktails

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C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the prix frixe and ordered the Steak. It was tasty but not very tender thus the reason for the four instead of five star rating.

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D
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoughtfully crafted dishes and friendly, attentive service. We loved the seafood dishes, especially the scallop appetizer and flounder entree. A wonderful spot for a special occasion meal.

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s
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The set menu is a little misleading. You go in the door knowing you have to pay a minimum of $65 a person but the upcharge for the entrees and so you end up spending a lot more for food that is good, but not extraordinary. I guess since we are from Houston (we were just in town for the weekend) we are used to spectacular for that amount of money. Glad we tried it.

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j
Austin
60 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Service, Excellent Halibut, Creative Dessert -- Perfect as Always

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JB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and setting. One of our favorite spots!

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J
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating here is such a treat. Without a doubt, it's my favorite place to eat in Texas. Everything here is so unique and flavorful, and the service is top-notch.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, attentive and yet not intrusive. The menu was creative and every dish was perfectly executed. Portions were generous. Cocktails were delicious and the wine list is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Overall we enjoyed a wonderful dining experience and the drive from Austin made it even more special and relaxing.

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LT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Apis and I would HIGHLY recommend this gem of a restaurant! The food was amazing and the service provided by Asia was over and above outstanding!! We will definitely be back!

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

1st time, last time.
Very awkward entrance as no fewer than 5 staff were by the door when we walked in including the hostess as she was on the phone. None of them said hello, welcome, or any type of acknowledgement when we walked in the door. Food, of which I had heard was fantastic was nothing but covered in salt. Both myself and date finished maybe half of each plate per course. Our waiter called my date “darling”, which was off putting as he was younger than us, and it just didn’t fit (some people can pull it off appropriately...this was not the case). We provided feedback on the food at the end of the night. Will not return and not recommended to others

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely an amazing experience and the food was superb!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and farm to table fresh. The service and ambiance is top notch! Will definitely have date night there again!

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r
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would suggest from quality of service to outstanding food...would be a tough place to have a better dining experience

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AD
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails. Delicious food and the service was phenomenal!! Asia our hostess was so knowledgeable, engaging and will suggest the right pairings. Will definitely come back again!

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SV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, what a find just 15 minutes from the center of Lakeway. The food was superb with a splendid and subtle mix of ingredients. Service was attentive, not rushed, and well-informed about the food. We will be back!

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RL
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to Apis for our 50th wedding anniversary. The menu selections for the pris fixe dinner were excellent as my spouse had the flounder and I had the steak selection. Presentation was beautifully done and the food was perfectly prepared. Staff was friendly and prompt with service, and surprised us with a small glass of champagne and an appetizer bite at the end of the dinner. The room was relatively quiet and relaxing with some soft jazz that we did appreciate. We will try to make future anniversary dinners exclusively at Apis, and for the occasional splurge.

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apis is phenomenal! Did the price fixe menu and it was totally worth it.

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MR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! We have been there several times, and are always blown away by the quality of the food, cocktails, wine and personal service..
An absolute jewel of a restaurant - one of our all-time favorites. Do yourself a favor and try Apis out. You will be treated to an unbelievable dinner experience, and one you will not soon forget!
Recommend 100%

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V
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best dining experiences I've had in Austin, start and end your meal with egg toast and its just right

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Food was very good - well intended. Only comment is that appetizer may be a tad overwhelming - almost entree-size.
The ambiance is a little difficult; we went early in the evening so not many guests. I get why everything seems to have a yellow-ish tone to it, but still ...

Would definitely return for another try.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been several times and each time the food and service has been outstanding! Asia was our waitress this last time and made us feel very comfortable and was very knowledgeable about the different types of courses that were served. We’ll definitely be back!

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ER
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this hill country gem! Thanks for bringing fine dining to Spicewood!

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RO
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tables very close together

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SE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant, the tables were a little close so it’s difficult to hold a conversation without over hearing everyone around.

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service; fantastic food; good music and atmosphere while still quiet enough to have a conversation; more than worth the drive from Austin to get there.

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MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Setting was very nice. The quality of the steak was less that perfect. I almost thought they got it from the PFG accross the stree. The rest of the meal was good and the staff awsome. If they improved the quality of their main course then it would be worth it. But as it is, will never go again.

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R
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Steaks were dry and flavorless, potatoes were extremely salty, not a good meal for any price.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! It was our first time, but we had a great dinner. Our biggest highlight was for sure the egg toast!

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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious prix-fixe menu for Valentine's day - hard to choose among the offerings, we were very pleased with our meals.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant w tremendous focus on quality and presentation.

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HF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The building is beautiful with natural stone, rustic wood, and a neat hexagonal honeycomb motif tastefully done throughout the decor. The ambiance and service were excellent. The scallop appetizer was exquisite, both in presentation and flavor, and was the highlight of my meal. My husband’s appetizer- a homemade pasta with pork ragout- was also flavorful and delicious. We both got the 6 oz steak for the main course, which was very good, but not outstanding from other good steaks. The only food item I had any complaints about was the shredded potato cake that came with the steak, which was almost too salty for me to eat, which is saying a lot, because I am a salt fiend. Both deserts we ordered- the chocolate torte and maple donuts with coffee ice cream- were super yummy. The food and experience were superb, except for the salty potatoes, but the prices are prohibitive for a very many people. We had a gift card that covered a significant part of our meal, for which we were very thankful. The cost is the only thing that would keep us from going back, even for a special occasion. There are a decent number of restaurants in Austin that have fairly comparable quality of food at a better value.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and inventive and delicious food. Cannot wait to return!

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TL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner was fantastic. Great service too

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