Permanently Closed - Apis Restaurant

4.8
520 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for our anniversary
We always enjoy the unique dishes.

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JE11
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! The food was different but amazing. One of my best meals in a long time. Waygu tartar was my fav

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StefanieA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, EXCELLENT service! Highly recommend 👍

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vipReedL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class dining experience. The food is insanely inventive and flavorful. Do not skip the snacks! The cocktails are fantastic and the wine selection is great. Service is amazing, and the staff is homey and welcoming. The value is off the charts, especially if you choose the pre fix option. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. Chef Taylor Hall and the Apis team are killing it.

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PamelaE
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderfully presented and the service was outstanding. Will definitely return!

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JillS
El Paso
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service, innovative food and fantastic cocktails. The egg toast is phenomenal.

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DerekS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality and creativity of food was excellent. One of the better upscale dining experiences we have had in Austin without pretentiousness. Would definitely go again soon.

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NathanG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and reserved. Quaint and cozy. The ambience legs ourself to a feeling of ease and even though you are close to neighbors you don’t hear their conversations. The food was exquisite unique. And flavorful.

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FredD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apis is ALWAYS amazing and delicious. Wonderful staff and food beyond compare.

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AnitaB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience exceeded my expectations. Food was superb! service excellent, ambience was perfect.
Asia provided amazing service and was extremely knowledgeable.
I would say the experience was Epic!

There is one comment, I did get the sense after 3 other tables became occupied that I was put on a timetable to move quickly to compete entree dessert and check. Perhaps a sudden increase in reservations for my table or perhaps I was enjoying the experience and savoring the food and drinks so much that I lingered too long and needed some ushering.
I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines weekend fixed price dinner - great food and very good wine!

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Cabin71
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all ways. The service is the best in the business. Chef Taylor and his crew are true artists and we are blown away each time we come. Thank you guys for all that you do.

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CarlyT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to APIS during the Valentines Weekend, so we were required to pick from a pre fixe menu for $95/person. This included snack (egg toast was delicious), appetizer (both foie gras & beef tartar were awesome), main (fish and duck were both good - but fish was much more interesting), and then dessert (both raspberry frozen dessert plus the pavlova were amazing). We also shared the mid course stuffed quail, but probably could have skipped that portion-wise, but the flavor was great! Cocktails were delicious, made with the local honey, and just spectacular. Service was excellent all the way around. We were both happy and enjoyed the experience very much. They sent me home with a rose as a little extra sparkle on top of a lovely evening. High recommend. Very delicious. A bit of a drive out of Austin, but go while the sun is still out to be able to catch the vistas along the way!

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vipAustinUrbanGide
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been long time fans of Apis. Although we live nearby, we would make the drive no matter where we lived. I've considered even starting a shuttle from Austin so that they could reach more people. If this restaurant was in Austin, it would be booked solid and we would probably never get a table. Several staff members have been at Apis for years and their passion for great food, great cocktails and service is evident. Why drive to Apis? They make their own breads, butter, honey, raise their own animals, their cocktails are wonderful, inventive and (recently won Drink of Austin), their food is consistently great and their longtime staff are simply the best. When we travel, we plan our trips around food and have dined at several Michelin rated restaurants. I would put Apis up there with those restaurants.

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MarkF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fixed prix menu for Valentines Day dinner was awesome. It was one of the best dinning experiences my wife and I have ever had. We will definitely come back and try them on a regular night.

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vipkimc
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

First the good: the food was incredibly well done. Really.

Now the bad: my wife and I had long-standing reservations here for Valentine’s Day. When we arrived 10 minutes before our time, we were notified that we would be seated in the bar. Or alternatively, we could wait for what appeared to be a half-hour.

Biggest damn bait and switch I’ve encountered dining. They knew we were hostage, and that we were incapable of doing anything but putting up with it, or leaving. Got bar-level service to boot.

So sadly, their ruse worked. Once per lifetime. Hope it was worth if folks. Shame on you.

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vipTerryM
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating Valentine’s Day at Apis. Despite a busy night, we never felt rushed. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable including recommending a bottle of wine. My only regret is the main dish I chose. A couple of dishes seemed saltier than we would have preferred. We’ll ask for less salt next time. Apis is wonderful special occasion place to dine with a delightful ambian

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vipBig4Blue
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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TRAVIS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, from the service to the food. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time wasting at Apis, and we'll definitely be back. Lots of unique creations with local sourcing, absolutely love every bite of our meals there, and the staff is excellent!

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MorganK
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely fabulous, outstanding food and exceptional service.

KB
vipKB120
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience I’ve had here has been great. From the restaurant itself to the food and the waitstaff. All excellent. You never disappoint!

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ValerieM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JeanH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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.

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vipGreatFoodandBar
Austin
25 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and delicious

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

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

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WendyG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our early Christmas dinner.

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vipnewyorker
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes all very well prepared and presented.

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JessicaS
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful. It is very creative

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RoseM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JA
JacquiA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
vipJJJJ
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
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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SteveW
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
JohnU
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Permanently Closed - Apis Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 436-8918.

Permanently Closed - Apis Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.