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Apiary - suggestions?

Finally making it to Apiary tonight and looking forward to Chef Bryan's creations. I'm sure we will be ordering the sweetbreads. Any other recommendations?

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  1. Definitely the roasted chicken. Outstanding! And the financier is not too shabby either.

    Apiary photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks RGR. The link to the photos indicates that the photos are private.

      1. re: enyc1071

        Oops! The photos are now public.

        Apiary photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

        1. re: RGR

          Roast chicken in a restaurant?

          Yes if that restaurant is Apiary! I had this last night at their BYOB Monday. Hands down, the best chicken I have ever eaten in a restaurant!! Outstanding. Large portion.

          Unfortunately, it may have been one of the loudest restaurants I've ever been to...deafening. But that roast chicken was great!

    2. I've enjoyed their duck confit and the pork chop. And the Queen Bee cocktail--I'm a sucker for Hendricks Gin.

      1. I loved the sweetbreads and thought the duck breast was also pretty terrific.

        1. Just had an absolutely fantastic meal here. Everything was incredibly well-balanced, nicely proportioned, and delicious. Started with a hamachi crudo with avocado, hearts of palm, and jalapeno. Great blend of the silkiness of the fish with the creamy avocado, and the jalapeno added just a tiny bit of heat at the end. Also had the asparagus with truffle fondue which was also very good.
          Mains were the duck leg confit with parsnip puree and tokyo turnips. Everything came together so well on the plate. My wife had a vegetarian pasta with porcinis and some great summer vegetables.
          Dessert was the blackberry financier and one of the best panna cottas I've ever had.
          Really a fantastic meal. We didn't do their $35 prix fixe (because I wasn't into any of the listed appetizers) but it's a great deal as the duck confit, financier, and panna cotta are on there.
          We BYO'd ($25 corkage, but free on Monday) as we had a special bottle of champagne we wanted to open, and 2 entrees, 2 appetizers, one dessert (one of our desserts was brought out as compliments of the restaurant as our table was slightly dirty when we sat down) came out to $150 (including a generous tip).
          Service was fantastic - helpful and friendly but non-intrusive.

          -jaba

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          1. re: jaba

            Does anyone know if Apiary has a bar that would be comfortable to dine at?

            1. re: ebone

              The bar is pictured on their site. Looks comfortable enough.

              http://www.apiarynyc.com/

              1. re: ebone

                Afaic, the bar at Apiary is comfortable enough for dining. Have sat there for beers while waiting for the rest of the party. I don't recall seats having back rest, though, but I was comfortable.