Apis Restaurant

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$50 and over
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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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VM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fun, unique craft cocktails! Loved it! I loved the broccoli & cauliflower small plate. The burger was amazing too!

JH
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented & very delicious. Our server (Edgar) took the time to go through the menu & answer our questions. He never made us feel like we were being rushed. The bartenders were very knowledgeable & fun to talk with. Overall, we had an amazing experience & will definitely recommend Apis to our friends & family.

GF
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! And wait staff very knowledgeable about what they were serving, giving very detailed descriptions. VERY FOODIE FOOD, which we love, all excellently prepared!
They do ask you to order ALL of your courses at the beginning (and they do bring them out in a perfectly timed fashion), for a Prix Fix menu night, and be aware they bring out EXTRA courses that you don’t know about. THEY WERE GREAT, but we ended up VERY FULL because we ordered the pre-course not included in Prix Fix, and we ordered a cornbread middle course (also not included in price). We could have SKIPPED these 2....but they were yummy.
Would help the ambiance a bit if they turned the lights down just a touch.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and delicious

AK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Austin restaurants in a lovely ranch like setting

WG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Asia was an amazing waitress. So knowledgeable. Super quite. Fantastic food. The best

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our early Christmas dinner.

n
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes all very well prepared and presented.

JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service at APS was the best I’ve had in Austin in recent memory. The ingredients were fresh and the dishes were presented in a beautiful way. We will absolutely be back and are thankful to have discovered this special restaurant!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful. It is very creative

RM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. The food is spectacular, and the honey/bee influence, as well as the local sourcing, makes the experience feel particularly special.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing! So glad we went waitstaff was really the stars!!!! Love this place.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly unique and delicious food - every bite is exciting! And phenomenal service too!

JJ
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service. When you order a bottle of wine they don’t leave it at the table which is odd.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really inventive dishes, delicious! Way out there but a nice place to celebrate special occasions

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was very good to great. 3 course meal and went with the 40 day dry aged ribeye for main course, which was very good, but I would probably pass next time given the upcharge. Foie gras was very tasty, extremely rich.

SW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent with very unique flavors. Very good and friendly service. Very knowledgeable and open to share food fact of your meal. We are looking forward to visiting again!

JU
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible and reasonably priced. Service (especially Aja) was outstanding. Will definitely return

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Loved it!

U
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was as good as I remember!

LS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a Thursday night - staff very friendly and helpful describing each selection. Food was delicious and served without rushing as we finished each course.

R
Austin
70 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Haven't been to Apis in over a year we were pleasantly surprised the menu is very good now. The range of dishes will satisfy anyone. The wines by the bottle were fairly priced, some more choices by the glass would be nice.

KB
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this restaurant. Truly a gem in the middle of nowhere. Worth the trip!!

WH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special meal. It felt like the people in the kitchen really cared about making each individual meal and course special. Each course that we had and we had three, was delicious, beautifully presented and explained. i’m so glad that it came with an explanation so that I could really feel the love and care that went into each course. Great night, great restaurant.

E
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, service equally excellent. Ambiance complimented the food and service.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely remarkable anniversary dinner

FD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apis continues to impress!
Their food, service and passion for what they do are unmatched.

AU
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Apis restaurant definitely lives up to its name and the prix fixe course is a good choice. I loved that all their plates had a unique touch that related to the apiary onsite. Service was great and overall setup was extremely nice. A good place one should check out at least once.

PB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience. The food was phenomenal and the service was superior. We loved that the service was attentive but not overbearing. I was originally concerned that the portions would leave me hungry, but I added a snack and was more than full by the end of the meal. Everything was fantastic! Thanks for an excellent anniversary meal!

MP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first trip to Apis and we have never been disappointed. This place just gets it -- excellent and interesting food, good wine selections, excellent and friendly service.

G
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Apis and it will not be our last! All of our dishes showed so much creativity and were all delicious. The service was excellent as well. We live in central Austin, so unfortunately due to the heavy Austin traffic we will not be able to frequent regularly but anytime we see an opportunity to return we surely will.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with APIs. The ambiance is perfect—soft music and conversation, perfect so it’s not awkwardly quiet and you feel like your at cool spot, but not too loud so you have to yell to hear one another. The menu is delightful and filling, as always. The cocktails were amazing, our server (Jason??) was the best & made the perfect recommendations. Can’t wait for another occasion to go back.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to APIs for our first time. We haven’t had a date night in months and have lived near the restaurant for a year and never tried it. So very glad we finally went. Our server Taylor was awesome!! Very personable and engaging. The food was fantastic! Some of the portions were a little smaller than I had hoped, but the flavor and plating was on point! I have not stopped talking about it and would highly recommend anyone to dine there. Well worth the drive if you don’t live near it!

AC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 3 enjoyed the Pre Fixe menu, which offered delightful choices of appetizers, main course dishes and deserts to our different tastes and dietary requirements. The pace of the service perfect. The knowledge and communication skills of our server, Aja, was superb. She addressed if anyone in our party had any food related concerns soon after we were seated, and made appropriate suggestions. Every dish was prepared and presented expertly with unique flavor combinations. The music softly playing in the background added to the delightful ambiance. At the end of our meal, chef/owner Taylor Hall graciously came to our table when we inquired about his interest in honeybees, to talk bees and beekeeping with a fellow beekeeper in our party. Chef Taylor has a genuine passion for promoting honeybee health and awareness in the community. He deliciously incorporates honey from his hives and other honeybee products in the dishes he creates. We will happily be back to enjoy more of Apis' offerings!

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful for dinner conversation. Our server was knowledgeable. The food, both presentation and taste, was outstanding. We will go back for another special occasion.

LT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! This was our second visit to Apis. We love the ambiance of this gem of a restaurant. The meal started with a tiny cup of cucumber soup and a delicious roll complements of the chef. Next I had the egg toast as my “snack” which was SO good! For my appetizer I had the 44 farms carpaccio, then I chose the duck breast as my entree both were very flavorful. The Charleston gold rice and all the other ingredients were such a nice complement to the duck breast. My palate was so happy. The peanut and dark chocolate Napoleon and a cup of French press was the perfect ending to an amazing feast. The service is consistently outstanding! We will definitely be back!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the aesthetic of this restaurant. Everything about is is well considered, curated and delivered in an aesthetic fashion. The environment is lovely with the apiary theme carried out with understated consistency throughout the bar and dining area; inlays in the table tops and bar, art on the walls, even the light fixtures repeat the them of small clusters of cells in a beehive. Every part of the meal is beautiful. Our server, Asia, knew the food well and described it with the panache of a performer. The little "gifts" from the chef - cucumber dill soup at the beginning and an amazing raspberry bit at the end - were great surprises and a lovely counterpoint to our meals. A really interesting pecan miso sauce came with the steaks others at the table had. Our appetizers were, well, appetizing, clever teases that got our mouths watering for the main courses which were all we had hoped for and more. Then, the desserts ranged from a chocolate peanut butter decadence served with a bit of nasturtium (for real) sherbet. My melon based dessert was just what I wanted - light and out of this world. Really, everything was perfect.

EG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great place and we enjoyed and will be back again.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

D
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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