About Apis Restaurant

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.

23526 Hwy 71 West
Spicewood, TX 78669
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5pm

Cross Street:
Pace Bend Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 436-8918

Website:
http://www.apisrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Ample onsite parking with 2 handicapped spaces.

Executive Chef:
Chef Taylor Hall

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate groups over eight guests on Friday and Saturdays and over 12 on Wednesday and Thursday by reservation only. A prix fixe menu of at least three courses will be created for your group and a credit card is required to hold this reservation.
For larger parties (16 guests or larger) our events building is a beautiful private space that can seat up to 60 guests. Please email info@apisaustin.com or call 512.436.8918 to book.

Private Party Contact:
Apis Restaurant: (512) 436-8918

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Apis offers a lovely special events space for parties between 16 and 60 guests. Let us host your rehearsal dinner, business event, retirement or anniversary party. Please contact info@apisaustin.com or call 512.436.8918

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be offering a special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $95 per person. A credit card is required for all reservations. We require at least 48 hours notice for any cancellations, or we will charge full price per person to the credit card on file.

Apis Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Romantic (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A little expensive but worth the money. Everything we had was perfectly cooked. I am going back for sure.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed every course! Outstanding service and food. Coming back for NY eve

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fabulous - the food was amazing, service attentive but not over-bearing, and you could carry on a conversation in a normal voice.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Apis continues to surprise and delight. This is our first Apis experience after the wonderfully creative Chef de Cuisine Adam Brick departed. I’m really happy to report that new Chef Alejandro Munoz hasn’t missed a beat. This is no small feat. Kudos to Chef Munoz and the entire team!

My wife and I love to sample Austin’s ever growing and improving fine dining scene when we are able. Of all the wonderful places we’ve had the pleasure of visiting I continue put Apis at the top. We have yet to experience anything but consistently friendly and helpful service paired with spectacular and creative food.

If there is an issue for us, it’s that Apis makes it a challenge for us to try new venues when my wife and I do have a night out to share.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent in all areas. The service was extremely personable and attentive without being overbearing. The server knew everything about the complex food being served.
The food was simply remarkable. I travel the world on business and have been fortunate to eat in some of the finest restaurants in Europe and Asia as well as North America. This is probably in the top 2 or 3 dining experiences.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a drink at the bar first which was not a good first impression but as soon as we were seated we were blown away. This restaurant is fantastic and we can’t wait to go back. The food is phenomenal and our waiter was awesome too. We loved all of his recommendations and service was THE BEST. I love the whole honeybee concept. We will be back very soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very small portions. Value better if the portions had been even slightly more at the price.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving meal here and everything from start to finish was outstanding. The beekeeper and farmer for the restaurant took care of us and his wife, a sommelier, guided us to a truly amazing wine. Their charm and attention elevated what would have been a wonderful dining experience to an extraordinary one. I highly recommend!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Up and coming authentic farm to table restaurant with big plans. Will be fun to return every few months to see how they are doing. Based on our Thanksgiving experience, Apis may be one of the best dining bets in the Austin area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Apis is one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Beyond the quality and creativity of the cuisine, the service was top notch. My mother has difficulty with eating garlic, which often presents a challenge at many restaurants, particularly those with tasting menus. Apis offered her 3 separate garlic-free appetizer options that were not on the menu. She was very appreciative and so was I.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Asia was great, friendly, informative. The food was fine. A few things were outstanding, but overall just OK. The tuna starter was delicious and the black garlic "sauce" for the steak was wonderful. Unfortunately the portions are really small. My entree was basically 3-4 bites of protein. Desserts were OK. It just isn't the best value for what you get.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Apis offers a gourmet prix fixe three to five course dinners in beautiful country side setting in the Texas Hill Country. It a located about an hour drive from Austin city center. We started with their famous egg toast which was delicious and exceeded our expectations. Next we had venison tartare which came with toasted apples and an excellent sour dough bread. We also had the black vinegar egg. The pickled egg was served with an outstanding oyster mushroom.
For our entrée we had the fork tender New York strip.
Definitely a well prepared outstanding meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of the best and more interesting meals we ever had. Truly a culinary experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding meal, outstanding service!
If you are looking for a really nice dining experience it is well worth the drive west of Austin.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service and ambience was very nice. Overall, the food was very good. I chose the aged steak option which I shouldn't have - it was not worth the extra price. Aside from that, it is comparable to the Odd Duck or Barley Swine. The drive was very long for us, so we probably won't be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very creative and good food; but very noisy and tequila pairings were small and weak (except for those straight up).

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely the best restaurant I have been to in Austin... and possibly the best restaurant period. Outstanding menu with creative and unique flavors... a MUST go.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place was a little gem of a find. Prix fixe menu still offered plenty of choice. Order the egg toast. You're welcome.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a group of six people in the very inviting bar area. The choices we made from the menu were all different and everything was absolutely delicious. Our choices varied from the gourmet prefix menu to the burger and chicken sandwich. Everyone described their meal as “the best ever. Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing dining experience: We were floored with the creativity of the chef and the freshness of the ingredients--combinations of spices we never tasted before and we consider ourselves foodies. The 3 course meal allowed the two of us to taste 6 different items and each one was outstanding. The salmon was the best I have ever had, a great broiled crust with crab mousse. The service was pleasant attentive, but not overbearing and it has a beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend and we will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great Food!! Great Service!! Well, worth the drive. The experience is well worth the price of the check.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fixe Price menu, $64 per person plus additional upcharge on many of the options. Delicious food- very creative. Tiny, tiny portions. The small dining area is more suited for a busy diner than an elegant restaurant- tables squished together so you can hear everything the people around you are saying. Limited wine selection

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at this wonderful creative cutting edge restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We decided to eat here with our son and were pleased they asked if anyone had any allergies to certain foods. Our son is allergic to tree nuts, so we told them at check in. Unfortunately there was a communication breakdown between the hostess and the wait/kitchen staff. Luckily my son asks if there are nuts in everything. She said yes, pecans in the steak paste. They corrected and all was well. That is my ONLY knock on the evening. Food, beverages, service, and ambience was Amazing! Yes its pricey, but worth it for the unique creations served. We will be back!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Apis is a one of a kind restaurant. Their menu is truly unique and food, as well as service, is impeccable. Definitely worth the drive for a pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Absolutely Perfect meal from the very first bite to the very last -- extremely creative
and fresh and delicious! We are so blessed to have this wonderful restaurant here
on the edge of the hill country.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

First time visiting the restaurant and grounds and the experience was fantastic. While some might consider the location out of the way, the drive is easy and on a clear summer day offers great views of Lake Travis (depending on your approach). The presence of apiaries drew me in and the land surrounding the restaurant creates a calming sense of ease. The food, drinks, and service staff are highlights as well:). The prix fixe menu (8/4/17) was spectacular and the ceviche and empanada starters set things off on the right foot. The broth and foams were a standout and packed high levels of flavor. The carnitas main course followed suit and the level of care that went into the flavor profiles must be commended. Presentation was uniform throughout and the desserts were nice but did not meet the level attained during the first two dishes (although the cactus bits were intriguing). Easy to recommend and I would certainly make a point to come back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Returned to Apis for Homage to Mexico limited menu -- Really Fantastic -- Reminded us of the
early days of Apis. The duck tamale, grilled snapper, beef short ribs and corn flan all deserve
a permanent home on the Apis menu -- Even better, Apis could open their own Mexican Restaurant to go along with Sorellina, their excellent pizza venture!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was unbelievable to experience this level of a restaurant in Austin. I'm used to this service and food in NYC or Chicago but for me to have this down the street from our home....we are thrilled!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My absolute new favorite restaurant of all time!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

SO worth the drive!!! I LOVE this place. I LOVE the food. I love the service. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food. The cocktails are very creative. The wine is fabulous and last, but certainly not least, the food is SO very creative.

There is nothing generic about this place or the food experience.

The ONLY downside of Apis is the decor. Every single thing about this food is unique and sexy and creative... however, the decor and lighting is not. Apis really needs a cutting edge interior designer.... and the lighting is WAY too bright - As is, the decor is just boring and generic - nothing special or sexy about it - it looks a bit like an upscale dinner. I would honestly go there far more frequently if they upgraded the decor because when you're spending a lot of money on food, you want the ambience to go with the food... However - the food, drinks and service make it all worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We dined at Apis for my husband's 60th birthday and to celebrate the end of his chemo treatments. The staff was aware he could have no raw protein and guided us through the many suitable and delicious selections. The chef's creativity is impressive--each offering is full of intriguing flavor layers. Kudos to the waitstaff who are able to explain all of them to you without looking at cheat sheets, all while being attentive yet unobtrusive. We look forward to coming back for our anniversary!

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We went for the Kyoten guest dinner and were blown away by both chef's offerings. We had previously eaten at Kyoten and this was a great pairing of the two. We need to go back for the Apis signature tasting!

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was our second time to eat at Apis and was really happy with the dining experience. The service and the food was exceptional.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 12, 2017

So much fun we always meet cool people and have amazing food. Even the chicken is good!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic experience. The food was obviously very high end, although it took a few too many chances and missed the mark a bit. Ambiance is good overall until it comes time to actually eat. I am sure it is done on purpose, but the property is huge and they cram you into one small dining area with no privacy. It made for a very awkward atmosphere. We had to hear the staff walk every new patron through the same menu... lame.

Those are the cons though. This place was still worth the price. Will eat here again.

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