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Posted by dikamba on 09/02/2008
So after all the reviews, was very excited for dinner here. First off the place is really tiny and for my tastes not very homeyt. Waitstaff was nice, fairly attentive. Menu pricey for food and wine. First off for all their local and organic, not much on the menu was listed as organic or local. Both my husbands and I's main, appetizer and dessert very underwhelming. I can't say anythingwas downright bad just whateva. Might go one more time asuming they had a really off night, but in the slope where there are so many options, seems crazy to do so.
Posted by foodeater on 03/26/2008
I showed up on the wrong night for my reservation during a super busy restaurant week. The hostess (and co-owner) could not have been more gracious in accommodating my group of four even though there was really no room for us and it was completely my mistake. The discounted restaurant week prix fix option was not a bore (ie, roast chicken or salmon or whatever), but instead it offered a delicious roast duck or striped bass. I highly recommend applewood because of its warm atmosphere with no pretentiousness and truly great food.
Posted by Asa on 01/07/2008
My wife and I recently experienced a nearly perfect meal at Applewood. We got in on a last minute reservation and ended up at a table next to a delightful wood burning fire. We ordered Lobster Bisque and a lobster risotto with pesto for appetizers that were both among the best lobster dishes that I have tasted. The tastes were balanced and lively which carried on to the Seared Tuna entree that I enjoyed wholeheartedly. My wife's flan was flawless and apart from the slightly dry peanut butter brownie, our meal was a true delight from start to finish. The organic ingredients and care put into the food are felt and experienced in the dishes. Loud but homey and comfortable atmosphere were great as was the relaxed yet enthusiastic service from the staff. I highly recommend Applewood.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2008
After wanting to try applewood for a long time my husband and i ventured to brooklyn for a romantic night out and that's exactly what we got!! what a charming setting. our waiter was attentive without being intrusive, the food was great, the wine was great. i cannot wait to go back and will soon since the menu changes EVERY DAY!! who could ask for more??
Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2007
My husband and I had heard good things about Applewood and finally tried it recently. The service was slow and spotty. The food was not memorable; I do remember that I had fish that was okay but not great and there wasn't much else on the plate. I believe that entree was around $20.
Posted by MRK on 08/24/2007
I have lived in Brooklyn for a little over a year and I feel that this restaurant is the best one I've been to anywhere in the city so far. The food was absolutely delicious. The cheese plate appetizer was a great way to begin. I melted when I enjoyed perfectly prepared scallops. To me it says a lot about the skill of a chef if he or she can prepare a perfect scallop dish! The atmosphere was so comfortable (very romantic too), and the service was the best I've had in the city. I can't wait to go back again. Go and enjoy!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/13/2007
I've heard so many great things about Applewood, and my Long Island mother had read about it, and insisted we try it for brunch. Settling on coffee (the girl had to "find" milk, which she took off someone elses table with 2 tablespoons left in it), a watered down bloody mary that I actually left half-drunk, and an omlette, I left feeling rather sad. The omlette, with smoked salmon and a large blob of creme fraiche inside, was served with a biscuit (best thing on the plate) and "potatoes" which was a single, boiled peeled potato rustically cut into 3 large chunks. The only color was the pile of canteloupe and pineapple on the side of the plate, which was mainly a lovely muted array of yellow and beige. The fruit was also the warmest food on the plate. Yes, the warmest. My mom's sandwich of Merguez sausage, which was not described as spicey, was dry and inedible, and was missing the menu-advertised ramps, but adorned with plenty of wilted spring greens. Best part of the meal was definitely the jam served with my biscuit, between the two of us. Mildly sweet, chunky and bright, it should have at least been put on the plate to make my meal appetizing to the eye, but alas it was served as an afterthought, on the side.