Apis Restaurant will be open for a special Mother's Day lunch. The prix fixe menu will be $64 per person and a $25 2-course kids menu will be available for children 10 and under. We require 48 hours notice for any cancellations, or we charge full price per person to the card on file.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Great food! Some items seem a little overpriced for what you get but very tasty and unique!
Absolutely one of our favorite restaurants. We are from the Houston area and own a Lakehouse nearby. We are always blown away by the food, cocktails and amazing service !! The menu is always so artfully prepared and served... FIVE STARS
Beyond expectations. The food was exceptional. I don’t normally eat desserts but the cake wonderful.
Fantastic food: each dish had a multitude of complementary flavors, in unique combinations. Several were unlike any I’d encountered before. Fabulous service: low key but attentive, informed and helpful staff. Reasonable prices for fine dining. (Lousy coffee.) We’ll be back!
Too much effort put into adding exotic add ones to the dishes vs focusing on the basis of the dish itself. Nothing had much flavor.
Everything looked promising in the beginning, but the entrees were mediocre at best - steak was pretty bad, fish was so-so, etc. Bar food is probably better than the prix fixe option
The food and service at Apis was outstanding. We did the prix fixed menu and there were wonderful choices. I compared the value to a few other places we had been in Austin during our vacation week and thought Apis was just a bit pricey.
Its a drive, but worth it. We got there for a late Saturday (8:30) reservation. Took a very long time to seat us. Fortunately the Bar service was great! The food was outstanding, atmosphere is so so. Dining room decor needs a makeover and too bright for an evening dinner, not very intimate. The food will bring us back, and to see what improvements are made.
Outstanding food quality. Chef Taylor Hall is one of Austin's best. I thought the add-on cost for the ribeye was a bit pricey at an extra $28, but the overall value for the prix fixe menu is good. Service was impeccable.
this is truly a gem. Highly recommend taking advantage of their happy hour and pre fixe menus. Our service from start to finish was outstanding. The little touches that are included with the pre fixe dinner courses were an added surprise.
Great wine list, craft cocktails, all farm to table (most of which they own). Make sure to ask about the story behind the opening of the restaurant.
The detail of décor is also very cool.
They are accommodating for all types of food allergies and preferences.
Fabulous food and service,but too noisy.Quiet nooks and softer music would be nice.
Love this place! Great drinks, great food, great atmosphere!
Great service! Jessica did a great job! The food was extraordinary!! Thank you for an incredible dining experience!! We will be back soon!!
Aps is an incredible restaurant and absolutely worth the drive out to Spicewood. This was our second visit there and we did not drive past it this time as we did the first time. The restaurant is warm and inviting - especially nice on a cool rainy night. Unfortunately, the parking lot is not paved, but that was the only minimally negative aspect of our experience. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful in guiding us through the menu. The menu items are very complex with multiple components, but the flavors melded together well in each dish we tried. The overall effect is wonderful. Many of the ingredients are grown locally, and the restaurant has an apiary with their honey appearing in many of the menu items. For dinner there is a three course prix fixe menu, but the choices for each course are more than we could ask. The overall experience is one we will remember for a long time.
The entire meal was delicious. Great service from Patricia! Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Thanks for the good experience, will recommend to others.
Lovely atmosphere, friendly servers, one of the most incredible meals I've ever eaten. All food is locally grown and humanely raised. Awesome special occasion restaurant!
Everything we had was so delicious - from the cocktails to the bread, right on through the Mesquite Honey Cake for dessert. It was a bit of a drive, but worth it to get to a space that feels like a fine dining experience - a nice break from the Austin-casual scene.
The dining room reminded me of a classroom, the lighting/ambience is just off. The food would have been very good but nothing was the right temperature. The soup, the vegetables and even the warm chocolate syrup on the chocolate cake weren’t the slightest bit warm, it was really disappointing.
Also, charging an extra $10 for a piece chocolate cake on a prix fixe menu because it’s “labor intensive” feels pretty low-brow and stingy. I’m happy to pay a premium for a premium meal, but in the end this experience is simply not worth the price tag.
Day before reservation, received call from restaurant to confirm & inform me the price per person would be $14 more than stated when I made the reservation. I asked why & was told the chef brought in some special items. I found this very unfair as it’s not what I signed up for. Couldn’t cancel as it was really the only in between place to meet with our friends. If the chef wants to bring in something, fine. But it shouldn’t be a mandatory charge out of my pocket.
We had a delicious post Valentine’s Day dinner! My husband, a fourth generation Texan, was doubtful that there would be anything he’d like but he, and I, left full and happy. He loved every course, as did I. If you haven’t been to Apis, make plans to go for your next date night or celebration.
It felt like they tried too hard with the dishes, but the flavors seemed all over the place. The dishes didn't seem to mesh. They did have good cocktails. Would be nice if the food lived up to the cocktails.
Second try; no cigar. Valentine's day and the new Plate is not open yet so off to APIS. Fixed price menu not so fixed. NY Strip included but rib eye an extra $4/oz; what. Loud, most seating looking into the kitchen dishwashing area, tables too close. Pork belly was good but isn't bacon always good. My strip could not have been more than three oz and tasted like a HEB select sirloin. Served on mashed potatoes 6 inches in diameter and 1/4" thick, yes, mashed potatoes. Chocolate cake for two (extra $12) was so poor my 5 and 6 year old grandkids would have passed it by. I did find a good bottle of wine. Two cocktails, one bottle of wine, 2 fixed price ??? dinners, plus tip $495. I can't believe anyone in that dining room tonight will ever go back. We had a similar experience last Valentine's day at Hudson's on the Bend; it closed for good the next day.
To me this is a special occasion restaurant. Everything about it is special. The service, the specialty drinks, and of course the food, which you won’t find prepared like this anywhere else.
It is pricey but worth it.
Our wait person, Patricia, was terrific -- extremely personable, completely knowledgeable of everything on the menu, and just the right amount of attention to us, neither not enough nor too much. We'll ask for her when we return. And the food and drinks were exceptional!
This was our first, but definitely not last, visit to Apis. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and this really felt like a special occasion. Every bite is beautifully served and full of amazing flavor. We ordered off the prix fixe menu, but our server surprised us with three amuse-bouche dishes and an extra dessert. Between sampling off of each others' plates and and all the little extras, we felt like we tried most of the menu, and there was nothing disappointing. Some favorites included the pork rib ravioli, a ginger pickled egg with mushrooms, smoked pork dirty rice, salmon blinis, roasted duck, egg toast (way more impressive than it sounds), and a chocolate cheesecake with cocoa meringue. While our older kids (teenagers) have adult palettes, the server made sure our young daughter had a great meal too, bringing her simple pasta, fresh limeade and extra salmon. Great food, great service--we just wish it was a little shorter drive to get there!
Fantastic creative meal + Exceptional service! Love that Mesquite cake
Great food and service. Menu seemed like it was well thought out so that everything goes together. Staff is very helpful and friendly and is willing to give suggestions if you need them.
Excellent spot out in the hill country. Great food and quality. Definitely a surprising find. Awesome pizza sister restaurant next door. Good cocktails and wine list.
Pretty good food. I feel like you are victim to the menu at the time. I booked my reservation thinking I would get a short rib appetizer and ribeye for my entree.
I come on my anniversary, get a new waiter in training that doesn't know much about the menu, doesn't let us know the status we ordered are hard to share, short rib appetizer was replaced with a pork dish, out of the ribeye.
Overall I enjoyed the snacks and the NY strip but factoring in the drive from Austin, overall price, and the miss on most of the dishes I would only recommend this place if you are in the area. Disappointing $200 anniversary dinner. Should have stayed in Austin.
Apis is amazing as ever! This is our fifth time dining here and they never fail to impress!! The egg toast is amazing, the steak with black garlic, the succulent duck, and creative meal tastings (particularly the macarons) and cocktails are to die for...we highly recommend!!
We had a wonderful evening. The food was fabulous & our waitress was superb!
Great food and we love Patricia our server. Apis never disappoints. Next time we come we will try dining in bar. I saw some great looking burgers pass by our table.
Apis is Decidedly the best restaurant in Austin exploit very much worth the drive if you live outside of Spicewood for special occasion or just a nice evening out. And if you’re nearby in the Spicewood Lakeway or BJ’s area, as well as Marblefalls the bar and patio are really good for happy hour and casual dining. I absolutely love this place and I’m always blown away by what the chef present, as well as the amazing craft cocktails.
We recently dined at Apis to celebrate my 70th birthday. I love the atmosphere. The bartender rocked with her recommendations. We went early on the advice of a friend to take advantage of their happy hour. The MOST impressive aspect was that when they called to confirm our reservation, I was asked about any dietary requests. I do not eat cheese nor grains. Our server had a list of what would be appropriate for me to eat and everything I chose was modified for my diet. I am SO impressed. That alone has Apis ranking way up there on our list of favorite restaurants. Wonderful atmosphere, food, drink and a chef who is willing to go the extra mile for his/her patrons.
We traveled from Georgetown and it was most assuredly worth the drive. The service was top notch. The unique and creative offerings were absolutely First Rate. We travel the world and my wife is a great cook so we are no strangers to fine dining. One of the Best in the Austin area.
Api's has been "on the list" for a couple of years and we finally made it over there for Christmas Eve dinner. The evening's menu was pre fixe and even with the limited offerings, it was difficult to choose because all the options sounded good. As it turns out, on the pre-appetizer snacks, what we didn't order was brought over as canapes anyway so we ended up getting to try all of them (oysters, egg toast, a sushi with crispy rice). Somehow we still had room for our appetizers (the duck and turkey ravioli with chanterelle mushrooms was out of this world), dinner and desserts. It was all amazing and the staff were very friendly while also providing top-notch service. Worth the drive!
A little expensive but worth the money. Everything we had was perfectly cooked. I am going back for sure.
We enjoyed every course! Outstanding service and food. Coming back for NY eve
Food was beautifully presented, and brought new combos to light. Dessert terrific! As was the pre-dinner cocktail. Staff were very friendly. Would appreciate a little more varied wine list - it was heavy on the reds, yet most of the menu would not have held up to that. Not that they were bad wines at all - just less choice that would really complement the food.
Fabulous - the food was amazing, service attentive but not over-bearing, and you could carry on a conversation in a normal voice.