L'Appart at Le District

4.8
143 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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The hidden gem of Le District, Michelin star L’Appart is a unique take on fine dining, offering the personal experience of an intimate dinner party at a chef’s apartment. With Executive Chef Nicolas “Nico” Abello in the kitchen, L’Appart features a rotating menu embracing market availability and seasonality, ensuring no two visits are alike.

Creating a bespoke experience, Chef Nico will create a personalized menu for guests with food preferences and favorites, catering to all palates.

Located at 225 Liberty St., L'Appart is situated in Le District at Brookfield Place.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 981-8577
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicolas Abello
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brookfield Place
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Parking details
Street parking available in the neighborhood. You will find hourly parking at Brookfield Place Parking at 200 Liberty Street.
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Public transit
By Train: Fulton St. Station 2,3,4,5,A,C,J,Z. Cortlandt Station R, Path Train: World Trade Center.
By Car: L'Appart is located within the Le District Market Place just off the Westside Highway between Vesey St. and Liberty St.
Additional
Banquet, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Transcendental food and formal but light hearted service made for a very memorable birthday. Caviar flight was outstanding. Every single offering in the Chefs menu was a full six-sensory experience. One of the best meals in a long time.

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R
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and unique locale. The tasting menu is extensive, and the beautifully presented morsels just keep coming. It is expensive, so to me it is a special occasion restaurant (went there for our 30th wedding anniversary.) We don't normally order the wine pairings, but we're glad we did. The pairings were varied, and delicious. Finally, the service was excellent, the staff was hospitable and attentive, and they acknowledged our anniversary celebration.

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T
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most memorable dining experiences of my life! Exceptional food and presentation . Accessibility and friendliness of the chef a big plus and makes one feel even more special.
Staff extremely professional without being stuffy.
Highly recommend for that "special" occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning. From the moment we arrived (around 5:30pm) we felt welcome, as if we had been invited to an intimate family dinner. The kitchen and wait staff form a well integrated team. The service was attentive, charming, and perfectly timed. The food was delicious and adventurous. We particularly enjoyed the foie gras with chestnuts and butternut squash. The wine pairings complemented nicely without overwhelming the food.

We would gladly return any day. Thank you Chef Nico.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable experience. Exceptional service.

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DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive dinner but worth every penny. Great place to go for a big occasion. Food, wine, and service were truly exceptional.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The chef came out to personally greet us and say good bye at the end of the meal.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and truly quality prepared food. This was the best experience I've had in an NYC restaurant (having been to many of the Michelin rated restaurants thus far)

The touch of meeting the Chef and his team beforehand was a beautiful touch to an intimate experience with the food.

One part I think can be improved is the transparency into the prefix choices. I only now realized there were a few options and we were presented the menu in a sort of "FYI" fashion. Just worth noting your options when you have a chance!

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NY
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great for a special occasion dinner. We went for our anniversary. It has a very special feel. The room is quite intimate; the food is great. The service is excellent too.

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HR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal celebrating a very special birthday. L'Appart is a hidden gem within Le District. In the cozy dining room you feel like you have a private chef. Bravo!

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FC
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a little hidden in La District, however we were greeted at the door with a little cocktail (so yummy we had to try a bit more...) Then got to select our table and introduced us to the chefs. Dinner was an affair to remember. Generous wine pours. Optional caviar and cheese courses made this a 5 hour dinner. Totally worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in all ways-- once in a lifetime evening

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s
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful personalized experience. You can choose from 1, 2 , or 3 "main course" options. We chose 3 and were super full. Next time might just do 2 and add the cheese course. There were so many wonderful little parts to the meal and the service was impeccable. It is a very small intimate location and amazing to get to feel so special to be there. Wonderful service and experience. Highly recommended.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have very strict dietary requirements, and L'Appart accommodated all of it. And not once, did we feel as if the creativity, taste, or presentation was the least bit compromised. The service was lovely, not intrusive, but friendly and also not stuffy. Although it is a tasting menu, it is very flexible and we didn't walk away feeling as if we had eaten too much. Altogether, it was a wonderful meal and a wonderful evening. We are going back with friends soon!

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AK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service. Such a great designed space, and of course food is delicious. Thank you to the staff for taking the best care of us.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very expensive

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generally you go to restaurant for dining, chef Nicolas, Alexandre and all the team make it outstanding as we share a moment of life.

L Appart is a French word and they totally succeed in translating it in their cuisine.

We enjoy and it s One of the best moment du ring our stay in New York.

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f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and services were amazing and up to the standard of those top notched well restaurant in the City. The rest rooms, shared with other locations, were a big but only minus.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and welcoming, yet classy. Loved it. And every dish was superb.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and memorable. Great for special nights and events. Small space and limited to 10 tables, so offers attentive service.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible dining journey! Will definitely go back, Chef Nico is changing the menu every 2 weeks, and i can't wait to go back for an other amazing dinner.
The staff was also fantastic, very professional yet friendly! You could feel the passion for great cuisine from everyone.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular passion for food and service. They will have a second star in no time.

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MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect. Just go!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When you just arrive they serve you with complimentary cocktail and I loved the tasting menu paired with wine tasting for every dish you get . The service was phenomenal .

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VI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal - staff was attentivewithout being intrusive and food was some of the best I have had. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Appreciated the chef's willingness to accommodate dietary issues. Great experience and the food was wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of a kind, unique experience and great people from start to finish. Chef Nico is fun :)

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W
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday at L'appart. Everything was fantastic. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodated everything we asked for. Two of us were vegetarian and the created a really nice menu for us both. They have very good non-alcoholic tea pairing which went really well with the food.

The prices are reasonable for a tasting menu and it has a very cozy feel. We would definitely come back again!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience and food - highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the my favorite restaurant in NY. The quality of the food is always great, the service gracious, I always feel like I am being welcomed home.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent and creative meal, as always. One of my favorites.

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j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tasting menu, portions were perfect for the many courses. The wine paring was very nice, full glass complimenting each course. Chef comes to the table to greet guests, open kitchen was well organized and very quite. All of the Chef's signed my husband's personal menu sending birthday greetings. The dining room is comfortable, no dress code is required, although most guests were business casual and some men wore jackets. Definitely would go back!

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very elegant food, service and ambience but without trying too hard, very chic!
would definately recomend it!Try the caviar with the cutest garnish presentation ever!

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BN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to L'Apartment for our 35th anniversary. The staff was remarkably welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and plentiful, but not overwhelming like most tasting menus. The room was very pretty and most importantly, unlike most restaurants these days, we could talk to one another without shouting. There was no attempt to rush us out but on the other hand, the service was extremely solicitous. Also, LeDistrict and the whole Brookfield Place environment is really cool. Would recommend to everyone for a special night.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is inventive and well presented. Service was spot on and well coordinated. Kudos for a well-paced meal that never dragged but was never hurried. Waitstaff was almost clairvoyant reading our needs. The room is intimate and sumptuous. Cheese tray was memorable, and some of the vegetable were eye opening revelations. For this caliber dining, the price is a bargain. I have paid plenty more for much less.

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k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful visit. Relaxed atmosphere. Pleasant, attentive service. Not rushed. Multiple small
courses that appeared every 5-10 minutes. Beautiful presentation. We had 3 mains which was
plenty of food but not too much. Still had room for dessert.. avocado ice cream! + 3 others.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent dining experience, fantastic service, wonderful food. It's not private in that its a very small space and people are seated so that it is easy to watch everyone else in the room. Beautiful experience

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you team L'Appart for making my friend's birthday very special! Food was exquisite and the service was impeccable.

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G
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- should have a way higher rating. Go now before the secret is out.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a stellar experience! We walked in and were handed a champagne cocktail, then introduced to the chefs working in the open kitchen, then allowed to pick the table we wanted. Delicious bites just kept coming, with elegant (but not overly fussy) presentations that made us swoon. We got the two course main dish option, and between us tried all three dishes...each was stunning. The wine pairings were exquisite. The cheese course was lovely. Desserts were thoughtful--I'm not a fan of giant chocolate bombs, so I liked the focus on fruit. (Don't fear, chocoholics...we got some delightful chocolates to take home with us.) Friendly but non-cloying service...very professional I can't think of one single thing that could be done better here...this is the place to celebrate your next occasion, or simply to enjoy one of New York's finest dining experiences in a beautiful, intimate setting. I long to return!

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