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Apericena, Boise, ID

Apericena

4.0
4
339 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
  • Charming
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
Apericena is a casual, upscale European concept centered around the love of all things food. Chef Danielle has curated a dining experience unlike any other in Boise with delicate flavors and locally sourced ingredients. A health-conscious kitchen, Apericena brings the opportunity to indulge where the love of food and wine intersect.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Italian, French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (208) 971-0210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Danielle Christine
  • Private party facilities
    Dining RoomOur dining room accommodates up to 16 guests on the main floor. During prime patio season, our patio accommodates up to 65 guests.SpeakeasyOur speakeasy accommodates 6 seated guests. This room is privately located in our upstairs dining room, available by reservation only for a $100 fee.
  • Neighborhood
    Boise
  • Cross street
    13th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Idaho

    Great for brunch

  • Idaho

    Healthy

  • Idaho

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boise

    Great for brunch

  • Boise

    Healthy

  • Boise

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boise

    Great for outdoor dining

339 Reviews
  1. Wyatt

    Boise

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio under the misters and while it was rather hot outside the patio felt nice and cool. A great place for people watching and a leisurely dinner. We played cards and enjoyed the bruschetta and braised lamb pasta. It was our 23rd anniversary so we had to finish it off with a slice of chocolate espresso cheesecake. Excellent service!

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  2. DariaL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely love this place for a romantic dinner outside! Beautiful, tasty. Feels like being in Europe ❤️

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not friendly AT ALL if you have allergies. There were only two options for entrees that were DF/GF and one was a shellfish option (high allergen). I asked if the salmon dish could be made DF and the waiter said that could happen by swapping out the rice. The owner was yelling/ not speaking discreetly at him in the dining area (within earshot of us) of how embarrassing it was to make the changes and that it compromised the integrity of the dish (we were later relayed this message by our waiter). For someone with a lot of high allergens, I could care less if the dish flavor profile was compromised. It was unprofessional and against the message to be friendly to allergies she was complaining about swapping rice out (to wild rice rather than risotto) to be DF for a menu that is pretty disappointing for DF options. There were no DF dessert options. Portions are very small for the quality of food we got and each dish being about $30. The allergen info is inconsistent between the menu and itemized ticket. I left not feeling confident that the meal was prepared safely/ free of my allergens. They were also out of many drink options on the menu. We had to relocate outside because it was too hot inside, there were flies all over, the linens were dirty and the owner was loud and disruptive in the kitchen and bar area to the ambiance. Totally ruined the mood of our date night dinner. We won’t be going back even though our waiter was absolutely stellar- he’s way too good for that place under that ownership. It’s hard enough trying to go out to eat with allergies and typically the kitchen tries to be accommodating especially if it’s a simple swap like the type of rice. Upon service of the dish we were told they may not be accommodating like they were today in the future. The message received by the whole evening was that they will say they are going to accommodate for allergies but we felt like a nuisance in the process. The first time was awesome, this time it was a flop.
    ApericenaResponded on June 28, 2024
    Hi there! Your server Daniel, speaking. Unfortunately myself and my team could not disagree more with this review. Our owner and I spoke about not being able to prepare the risotto dairy-free, and she helped me learn in my second week of training that we could not prepare a risotto without dairy. Most importantly, she certainly did not yell at me! Danielle actually stepped into the kitchen to prepare your meal for you in a way that was off menu and full of flavor to accommodate your needs. As our menu also states we are ALWAYS happy to accomodate allergen requests, though it may be an off menu item. Our owner is also dairy and gluten-free and this is never a problem for us. I hope you come back to visit me and reconsider your review! Feel free to call me and we can chat - Daniel

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was decent. Service was flustered… ambience stuffy inside… would I go back, yes. Chef was out there hustling but there are some fixes needed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Declining restaurant. Do your due diligence- we wish we had. We do not leave reviews often unless they are positive, but this was so BAD it was almost comical. This is NOT the same place the prior reviews suggest. The red-flags are out there in a google search. Our story is not too different from other reviews we have found online and we will not repeat many of those same complaints. This is not a special destination anymore. As for the food, the appetizer, it was fine. The entrees were unfortunately a mess and not worth the money. My wife’s pasta dish was poorly executed and was essentially curled cheese and pasta noodles. My chicken dish was VERY undercooked and I sent it back. While trying to stretch out the time, we eventually finished my wife’s dish before my replacement chicken came out so we asked for it to-go seeking to cut our losses after many failures. However, we found that this replacement dish was also VERY undercooked. Also do not rely on the wine list. 5 wines on the list were not available. While supply issues understandably exist, the staff was set up to fail. Beyond identifying red or white and matching vintage years, the staff did not know anything about wine or what to look for in the back- this is not hyperbole! Moreover, the staff didn’t have prices for the substitute wines that were available. We were not alone in this. I was literally asked what I thought was a reasonable markup on a bottle of wine I physically had to pick off of their inventory shelves after attempts to pick a bottle off the menu. Admittedly, the foregoing does not do justice to our poor experience. Simply put, however, it was severely disappointing, especially as this was our 20th anniversary dinner (which was noted in our reservation). We have recently learned that the head chef quit, and there are ongoing pay disputes brought by former employees. IT SHOWS!!!! I can’t recommend this to anyone seeking to celebrate something special. Do your homework.

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  6. LilyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was mediocre at best, lots of congealed cheese and several dishes had very watery sauce.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine were great! The Espresso cheesecake is to die for!! Service was fast, friendly and relaxed. Thanks, I’ll be back.

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  8. Mike

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is nice, it’s an old restored home in Hyde Park area of Boise. We tried a few different appetizers. They were all delicious. There were five of us and we all tried something. A little different and we were all impressed with the quality and taste of the meals. The only negative is it was a hot day and it was pretty hot and stuffy inside, in the future during the summer will book a table outside. 

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  9. ChrisH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little place to brunch. was not busy so the food was very fresh

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here a year ago and it was amazing. We just visited and the food was terrible, I will never come back until everyone in the kitchen is fired.

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FAQs

Apericena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 971-0210.

Apericena is rated 4 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Apericena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Apericena

1607 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702-3535

Additional information

  • Cross street
    13th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Boise
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Italian, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Danielle Christine
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (208) 971-0210
  • Private party facilities
    Dining RoomOur dining room accommodates up to 16 guests on the main floor. During prime patio season, our patio accommodates up to 65 guests.SpeakeasyOur speakeasy accommodates 6 seated guests. This room is privately located in our upstairs dining room, available by reservation only for a $100 fee.
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