Atlanta >Ethnic Food Markets > Apres Diem
931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.779005 -84.367040
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 12:00 AM Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Northeast, Northeast
Unsanitary or insanity? – Food was decent service, however, the service was poor. But that wasn't the worst part. As we were sitting in our corner booth we were attacked by a c0ckr0ach! The waitress came over, grabbed a cloth napkin (you know, the ones they wrap your utensils in) from the table, and without hesitation, grabbed the creature from our bench.
Cool spot – Come here and enjoy yourself with tasty beverages and light snack food. Ideal for a date or just to hang out with friends.
Awesome DJ, Fresh food, Good Service,Cheap Cocktails – My friends and I came here before going to see a movie next door. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived (early Friday evening) and when our waitress greeted us we told her we needed to order soon because we were pressed for time. She asked what time we needed to leave and took our order. Even though they were busy, our food came out in no time. (granted, we didn't order a well-done steak or anything) I had the Greek salad with shrimp and it very fresh and delicious. The cocktail prices are very cheap, especially considering the prime location. So, overall, our service was speedy and efficient, the food was great and we didn't spend much money at all. In fact, we ended up coming back for more drinks after the movie because a DJ had just started to spin. We will definitely be back.
Real Euro vibes in the heart of midtown – This is my favorite Atlanta hang-out the ambiance is great, candle-lit tables, good DJ's, comfy couches, gorgeous women and live jazz every wednesday evening!
Don't come here expecting white table cloth service, it's an informal atmosphere conducive to taking your time over a leasurly dinner with a group of friends soaking up the most truly euro vibe in Atlanta. On any given night you'll probably find yourself sitting between a group of spanish patrons on your left and bulgarians on your right..
The food here is simple but fresh ( the calimari is the only fried item on the menu) and jenerously portioned, many of the appetizers are big enough for a meal. Apres is my favorate place to order entree salads in Atlanta. The wine list is HUGE! I've never seen so many wines by the glass and the mixed drinks are STRONG, you've been warned!
Worst service I have ever recieved. – I went here with my sorority for desserts after a ritual. We had made a reservation in advance, and when we arrived, we were told that they "didn't expect us to arrive at the same time" so they had nowhere to seat us. We were seated outside, instead of in the room we had reserved. We ordered our dessert items, and waited. And waited. Finally, about an hour later, some of our party began to receive their orders. But not all. I, along with about 15 other people, never got our food. So we asked the waitress after about 20 minutes where our desserts were, and her response was "oh sorry, we ran out. Would you like to order something else?" At this point, I had been there for over an hour and a half, and said no. It took 30 minutes after that to get my check, then another 15 to get the receipt. The waitress was incompetent and rude the entire meal, the entire staff was impolite, and the food (I hear) wasn't even worth the wait. On the plus side, the atmosphere was nice. Inside, not outside. I will never go here again- I wish I would have listened to the reviews. Better to go next door to The Highlander bar- it seemed to be a pretty awesome place.
Worst Restaurant in Atlanta – A small group of us went to this restaurant to celebrate a friend?s b day. The staff was very rude not to mention extremely slow. He appeared to be under the influence. I had to ask for my glass of wine 3 time then was informed they were out of it. The server called out the entrees and held them over our head until someone claimed them (classy). The food was awful especially the calamari. The menu was as uncreative and unsophisticated as they come.
The check literally took 40 minutes to arrive at the table and the server refused to split it after adding a nice tip for himself. The manager was awful and did nothing to help ease such an awful restaurant experience.
I will make sure I tell everyone I know to never go to this sorry excuse for a restaurant and will be thankful for the day that they go out of business.
MY default spot – I always know I can go to this place and get what I'm looking for. The food is excellent and fairly priced. The servers are all beautiful. The dessert case always kills my diet. They have great jazz on Wednesdays. And for a professional drinker like me, its always nice to know that a Ketel One cocktail is only 6$. Not many other places in the city with that price. And the freaking mussels are ammmmaaaazzzing.
Good atmosphere, but dirty inside – I was amazed at how filthy this restaurant was on the inside. There was a layer of dust on the window sill behind my table. I had always eaten outside in the past and did not realize the inside was so dirty.
time to close this place – With so many choices for good food in the Midtown Promenade shopping center, you're making the wrong decision if you stop here to eat. I can't believe it's still here after several years.
The first time I ate here, years ago, the food was pretty good. The shrimp cakes were tasty. But I remember the service being aloof and lackadaisical. From the 4-5 times I've had to eat there (not by my choice) it seems that they tend to hire for attractiveness over competence, as if there needs to be a choice between the two. Slow, inattentive service is pretty sad considering the relatively small size of the dining room.
The food is the main reason to avoid this restaurant, though. Unrinsed fruit, uncooked chicken sandwiches, cold food that should be hot. Not only is it unpleasant, but it's just not safe to serve undercooked meat. And this is consistent with gaps of more than a year between times eating there. The desserts look good but just aren't flavorful. This is no way to run a restaurant.
Their sister restaurant in Decatur is slightly better, but that's not a positive comment.
Why do people eat here ? – This is the comment I submited in an email to the manager, Big surpised that it was bounce back as unable to deliver mail box full:
I suggested to my international quest we dine and drink at your Bistro.
Our first impression was given to us by a waiter. He stated we could
not sit at the only clean table we had picked out. He did not direct
us to where we could sit. We sat down at a half clean table. The menu
had food stains on them. The server Brooke didn't make eye contact
with any on my quest one from France the other from Korea. My Cheese
Tortellini was over cooked cold and the sauce tasted like ketchup with
water added. Brooke didn't check to see if the food or the empty
drinks were acceptable. Brooke did return with transparent smiles &
the check we had not requested .
I left with regrets and embarrassment for my restaurant choice.
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