Apolline

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in beautiful Uptown New Orleans, Apolline features contemporary French cuisine with Creole influence and locally-grown ingredients - to include the restaurant's own gardens for herbs, peppers, and tomatoes. Set in the renovated cottage-style home, Chef Michael Shelton & General Manager Frank Phillips invite you to partake in the innovative menu and exceptional service that have been a trademark of their New Orleans restaurants now for over a dozen years.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our annual New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Dinner! 5 courses, and a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival. $95 per person with 2 seating times available; 6pm and 9pm. Visit our website for menu details. 24 hour cancellation policy.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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RT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The whole experience was enjoyable...food, service and ambience. Large table of 12 - 15 people celebrating near us was somewhat noisy, but it was festive. Would recommend and return. Ron

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably one of the best restaurants! Food was innovative and exceptional, chef came out to greet us and explain each dish, staff was outstanding as well. There were 4 of us each had different appetizers, entrees and dessert and we are every bite. Run don’t walk to the lovely restaurant in a lovely renovated cottage.

CW
Little Rock
261 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I loved the mushroom soup— perfection would have been less salt. You can always add salt at the table but you cannot take it away.
Crabmeat salad was good — prefer room temp tomatoes. I always order dressing in side.
The cheese plate was generous and a bargain with good selection. I’d prefer olives to the spicy green beans.
This is becoming one of my go-to spots

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful dining experience. Appetizer, salad, main course and dessert- all exceeded expectations.

AB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was most attentive, and we enjoyed our delicious dinners.

LM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party visited Apolline to meet with the general manager and plan an upcoming special event. We had an opportunity to try four "happy hour value" wines, four appetizers, three entrees, and three desserts. All I can say is WOW! The food, without exception, was amazing. Special standouts were the chargrilled oysters, shrimp and grits, gulf fish with pecan butter and grits, and bread pudding. The wines were also exceptional, under the radar finds that paired beautifully with our food but also could be enjoyed on their own. The service was friendly but never pushy, hitting just the right note. All in all, it was a business meeting that morphed into a relaxed, delicious dinner. We are thrilled we have chosen Apolline to host our special event.

K
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant for a romantic evening! Outstanding service, great recommendations from our server, delicious food!

F
New Orleans
111 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Our server Nick is terrific and makes us feel welcomed. Food delish. I seem to eat their fish since it’s always fresh. Best bread pudding in town.

CW
Little Rock
261 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely ambience and a much better experience than my last visit. Service was greatly improved— although not perfect because he had many other diners to serve.
I love the cozy bench against the wall by the window where you can look out at the entire dining room and admire the beauty. (Negative is the horrible eyesore across Magazine. Perhaps they can enlist someone to improve?)
Food was delightful. Wedge salad ( not iceberg but Boston ) with lots of bleu, sprinkles of fresh corn, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes. I followed this with flounder on a bed of asparagus , sauce on side. I would definitely reorder both of these.
Chef came out- always a nice touch- and shook hands and gave hugs.
Great experience

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been meaning to go to Apolline since we moved into the neighborhood last year and finally made it! Wish we had gone earlier as we loved it. Good food. Nice space. And friendly service.

C
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Buttermilk fried quail breast app was excellent as was the fish special.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific but noise level grew bothersome, especially with party of 16. They need a private room once it gets above 8 or so.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were spot on. The buttermilk encrusted fried quail appetizer was delicious - the bed of greens the quail was on were cooked to perfection. When you make your resy ask to sit with Nick - a server with great attention to detail and his knowledge of the menu will only enhance your experience.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft cocktails, food was delicious!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal and dining experience. Wish that Apolline was in our town as it is a meal we will truly miss after leaving NOLA. Had the Eggs Apolline and unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Everything was delicious. Our waitress, Jess, was friendly and fun. The establishment played Halloween inspired music and everyone wore a costume. Seriously wish this restaurant wasn’t so far away from home. With hold great memories of a Halloween brunch for a lifetime.

GR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Apolline for their amazing brunch, the food was delish, the bottomless mimosas were always full, and we even got some to go. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Roses on every table, exposed brick walls, and natural lighting. A whole aesthetic. Our server, Blaine was the best! He was super attentive and gave the best recommendations. Best brunch in NOLA and we’re definitely making it our frequent brunch spot!

L
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! Service was prompt and polite.. perfect timing on courses. The oysters are to die for and so is the chicken poutine! Thank you!!

NO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Flavor was excellent. Great ambience. But it was like the food had been way over salted. It was almost like there was an accident or something. 2/5. With so many great restaurants around, I'll go elsewhere for the price next time. As a NOLA local, this is the first review I've written. Wife and I we're fairly disappointed. The food tasted good, but was insanely salty. And I have a VERY high salt tolerance.. If you're dead set on this place, I'd recommend asking for less Sodium.

Thanks for reading :)

OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb shank was awesome!!!!

Sad we didn’t get to see Frank. Thanks for an amazing evening as always!

MK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Best bread pudding we've ever eaten!

CW
Little Rock
261 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s an attractive restaurant ( despite some of the overhead lighting being too bright).
Our server was friendly and perky but disorganized.
We ordered chargrilled oysters and they were cold on the bottom! Unacceptable. They reheated the original which were fine. Salad was ok, as was flounder. Nothing remarkable but worth a revisit after they clean the bathroom floor which was definitely a deterrent to eating there.
Prices were reasonable

WR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Every meal I have had here has been memorable. Delicious, fresh, ingredients with creative flair! Each time I feel as if I have had the best meal of my life...only to be pleasantly surprised the next time I eat there and somehow top that last meal! Incredible! The service is great, lovely atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Amazing shrimp and grits, best bread pudding in the city.

RN
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience with this restaurant was awesome. Our waiter Jess was attentive and offered suggestions that suited our tastes. The food was phenomenal, fried quail, short ribs and drum. They easily accommodated my gluten free needs. Cocktails were tasty and the wine choice was perfect. Adding this one to our list of Nola favs!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the better dining experience my wife and I have had in a while. Everything from the food, to the service, to cocktails was amazing.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally don’t take the time to write a review, but for Apolline, I will. My wife and I went on a dinner date and everything from A to Z was phenomenal. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the neighborhood and the service were all top-notch. I wish I remembered the name of our server (red hair and beard). He was outstanding and honestly one of the best, if not the best server that has ever waited on me. I eat at a lot of great places in Nola, but this was one of the most memorable. Next time I go, it will be for brunch - I hear their brunch game is on point.
For dinner we ate the braised chicken poutine, chargrilled oysters, fried quail breast, pan roasted gulf fish and the bread pudding. Highly recommend!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

PR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

There were not many in the restaurant and service was unattentive. Food was excellent and place is very nice.

OT
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!! My girlfriend and I loved your restaurant!!! Everything was wonderful! The food and drinks were delicious, and the ambience was relaxing and amazing! It was an awesome experience, and we will be back!!!

MA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant! The local flavors were delicious.

LW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing . We are thrilled every time we go Apolline

LA
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in old home. Not too many tables so room was quiet. Cocktails were great, as was our meal. Waitress was knowledgeable and did a good job of being attentive but not overly so. This was our first visit; it’s a bit hidden from the street and signage is not large so we had never noticed it. Definitely will return and will recommend.

Highlights: Mussels appetizer, gazpacho, duck succotash, fish of the day.

d
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. The jambalaya dumplings were great! Will definitely be back

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting New Orleans to see family- decided to go uptown and try something new- lovely top notch experience.

JM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent perfect seeing size

S
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable!! Service was excellent! My server suggested the flounder and it did not disappoint! The cocktails were also AMAZING!! We will definitely be back!

OT
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the coolinary experience and loved it! The salad was fresh and delicious. The smoked duck was just perfect and her risotto was amazing!

ER
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food inedible

F
New Orleans
112 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a local we have our favorite restaurants - for me Apolline's is one of them - The food is amazing - always - and our server Nick is always warm and welcoming - anticipating our needs without being too pushy - really a pleasure - and then the food - wow - its pretty darn good - I love the Drum fish and the way they prepare it is delicious - we had a salad with beautiful heirloom tomatoes and cheese which tasted right out of the garden - and then the Bread Pudding - wow - memorable - easy street parking and a comfortable and pretty restaurant - highly recommend -

SL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Didn’t rush us. Will definitely go back.

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