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L'Appart Resto

4.2
534 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

L'Appart Resto specializes in French cuisine. Located in San Anselmo, it is open for dinner daily and hosts a weekly happy hour featuring discounted drinks and appetizers. Varieties of other special activities are held here during the week including an evening of music as well as a wine tasting and education night. In addition, on the weekends you can enjoy a special lunch/brunch service at L'Appart Resto.

Fresh local ingredients are the inspiration for the menu at L'Appart Resto. A diverse and creative menu, some dishes served here include squid ink Fettuccine, grilled rack of lamb, duck leg and a gourmet burger with fries. It also offers an array of wines to complement each meal. L'Appart Resto provides a bright and lively dining environment. This includes a large patio for outdoor dining on bright, summer days.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch : Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM;
Dinner 7 nights a week :
Sunday to Thursday 5:30pm to 9:00pm,
Friday and Saturday : 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 256-9884
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexandre De Jesus
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tamalpais Avenue
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NfromMarin (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Quaint restaurant with great food and wine. Service is always superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Once again, this local gem did not disappoint. I had the cassoulet and it was excellent. The tart tatin we had for dessert was just the best. Our waiter was attentive and had great sense of humor. Thanks to Olivier and the team!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

Lovely authentic French bistro. Specials are always delicious and seasonal.

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Coldducknofoiegras (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

I've given this restaurant FIVE second chances, because I like the owner and I want him to do well. I've been going since its inception, several years ago.
But he's not watching the kitchen. A few days ago I went & ordered the special: duck breast with chestnuts & foie gras, with cabbage & mushrooms. The duck was stone cold, barely any chestnuts and certainly no detectable foie gras. Not much cabbage - mostly apples.
The last five times I've been, with four of us, at least one meal comes later than the other 3, and there's something not right with one of the entrees (a fish appetizer with barely detectable fish, meat not cooked as ordered...). The chef is cheap and Olivier is not paying attention to the kitchen.
So sad.

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winehole (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

The food, service and overall experience were delightful

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vipRichard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

We had the prix fix Thanksgiving menu which started with the beef cheeks confit. This is a rich, delicious beef in sauce on toast, and it is a wonderful and delicious treat! They should keep that on the menu year round!

Second course was Turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. This was moist and delicious turkey, and the combination was great. Nice sized portion too.

The chocolate dessert was very satisfying, and the service was good. The heated outdoor area was perfect, very charming and not noisy at all. The total price was reasonable.

This is a solid choice in a neighborhood, family restaurant. I think you will like it!

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maryhelen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

Trout, proscuitto, and beurre blanc sauce were a wonderful blend of flavors. Can't wait to go back and try the regular menu.

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GladBlu (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

This is a great restaurant for French country meals. My husband is notoriously picky about trying new foods. At L'Appart Resto the chef's skill, thorough menu descriptions & relaxed atmosphere has him trying items I've never seen him eat before. Plus, when the weather is warm, the patio has several dog-friendly tables.

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vipSReater (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

I've reviewed L'Apart many times, we always have a great meal here. So glad that fall is here and Cassoulet is back on the menu. Usually hubs and I split it and another entree. This time he informed me that he wasn't going to share, I'd have to get my own. I'm glad I did! L'Appart has downsized the the portion size (not a bad thing) but the flavors remain the same, absolutely wonderful.

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vipSandraW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

Excellent food. Heated patio not as loud as main room. We will return again as there were many dishes on the menu that we would like to try.

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vipMargie43 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

Escargot was hot enough but I couldn't taste any garlic. Bone marrow was tasty but overloaded with bread crumbs. Fois gras was absolutely perfect. Spot on. Good job chef. Hub us boar shank was lovely but he would have liked it a bit more tender.

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musicamarin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Interesting French menu, well-executed. Several good gluten-free choices, which is really nice for those of us with special dietary needs. This was our second time at L'Apart Resto and we were very please both times.

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vipRayJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

Thank you once again for great food and service on my daughters 17th birthday.

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LiFr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

We went for our anniversary and had a great time. The food was very good. I ordered stuffed mini pumpkins because I'd never seen that on a menu and it so flavorful, and such a cute presentation! I had started with the creamy cauliflower soup, and they put good bread on the table, so I was stuffed by the end. My husband's tagliatelles au lapin was also delicious. Good wine choices and courteous staff.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2015

Best burger in Marin, and everything else is fantastic as well.

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vipjackie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

Beef was dry. Cod was fair.

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KFSanRafael (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2015

The food was incredible...such attention to detail on the subtle blending of flavors. I would definitely go back to try more. It was so nice not to have to drive into the City to find cuisine at this level. No hassle with parking, and the restaurant wasn't at all crowded. It made for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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vipYypo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2015

Chef has conceived a shortlist of appetizing and creative dishes. Many ingredients are locally sourced and farm fresh. Service is highly professional and friendly. Prices are quite reasonable.

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CAMARD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

The evening was pleasant so we ate on the patio starting with sharing the endive & blue cheese salad, followed by mussels & the hanger steak cooked to perfection with Wonderful french fries. Ice tea & sparkling pinot noir were our drinks of choice during our meal. We finished with 2 decaf coffees & a wonderful warm chocolate cake stuffed with a raspberry ganache served with whipped cream. We certainly did consider their prix fix 3 course menu for $35 which was a bargain. Would love to return soon.

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mike1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

The food was delicious and the service was good. It will make it on our "frequent restaurant list.

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vipJane (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2015

I have walked by several times...then friends recommended meeting for dinner here. I was not disappointed!

Great food, friendly and swift service.

Made for a lovely evening.

Thanks!

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ngca (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

Le Burger and fries were wonderful. Service was lovely and most attentive. Outdoor patio was perfect on a warm evening and dog friendly!

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Goodstuff (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

When we arrived the fire alarm was on. The staff we calm as it was an accidental pull of the alarm. We took a walk around San Anselmo for 10 min while the fire dept disabled the alarm. Upon returning the staff sat us down and started the ordering process though they had no computers to take the orders. Food was not delayed and the staff had things under control. Hanger steak and scallops were fantastic. A real test of a restaurant is to measure what they do when things go wrong and this staff did right.

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Maringirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

A lovely, gracious lunch served under the requested umbrella.
Delightful. Beautiful salad.

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vipubermick (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2015

Having stumbled on this little gem last year, L'Appart has become one of our favourite restaurants in Marin. Sinfully good appetizers like the seafood cassoulet, squash blossoms, and fresh salads are perfectly sized and prepared, and lead you into some fantastic main courses. If the rabbit tagliatelle is on the menu, GET IT! The hangar steak frites with shallot gastrique, plenty of fresh seasonal seafood... and perfect moules frites.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

The food is consistently good but the service is not always the best. For example, our fries arrived 5min after the mussels. Perhaps this is not so much a service problem as a kitchen coordination issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in Marin!
We are not in Marin a lot but L'Appart is definitely the spot for dinner!!
Squash blossoms, lobster risotto, and creole mussels!! Don't forget the fries
Really nice wine list as well with alway something new to discover.

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ReneeS (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

We always love L'Appart Resto when we visit Marin County. Their wine list is reasonably priced with local and French wines. The menu changes based on local food availability. We like to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the weather. We recently enjoyed the lobster risotto w/chanterelle mushrooms and fresh peas, seared ahi tuna, Petaluma chicken, and Le burger. We always order the mussels avec frites et aioli for an appetizer. The service is always attentive, but at an easy pace. Just a great place to enjoy local food prepared elegantly with a French flair.

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vipRayJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

We are regulars and love this place. One minor comment is on the steak au poivre I would have the fries in the separate basket as the sauce is amazing but drowns the fries. Guys keep up the good work, we love it.

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vipsaturdaynight (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

The last few times we've eaten here the food and service have been poor, which is a shame since the outside seating is wonderful. Both my wife's and my food was overcooked and cold. If it wasn't the first time we'd try it again. We know the owners of this restaurant have a couple of other cafes in Sausalito which have great food, but we've crossed this one off our list.

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