A fusion restaurant, unlike a fission restaurant, brings international flavors together and rarely results in diners being covered in tiny tomato atoms after wasabi lasagna meltdowns. Protect your clothes from shiitake mushroom clouds with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Vietnamese and French fusion dinner cuisine and drinks at Apple Restaurant & Bombar on Waverly Place in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Apple Restaurant serves up an innovative blend of French and Vietnamese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere with soaring ceilings and Asian-inspired décor. The menu's melting pot of East and West flavors rolls in with Eastern-leaning appetizers such as the Vietnamese egg rolls, a rice-paper wrapper filled with cellophane noodles and an entourage of veggies ($7). Taste buds get a spicy makeover with the chicken chili basil, a chicken breast with sautéed onion, sweet bell peppers, chili pepper, and fresh basil leaves tangoing across a fluffy bed of jasmine rice ($14). Daffy-devourers can sink their teeth into the osteoporosis-free signature boneless Vietnamese duck served with mesclun salad drizzled with grapeseed vinaigrette ($20), and protectors of feathered friends can try the earth’s casserole, a meatless medley of vegetables and tofu taking a succulent soak in a hot pot of soybean sauce and brown rice. Apple preps a plethora of vegetarian dishes, as well as some vegan eats for diners that prefer cowless calories.
For pre-dinner drinks or a post-dinner digestive recap, Apple also houses Bombar, a sultry lounge with cozy leather sofas and warm wood accents that lubricate stalled first-date conversations with luscious libations such as martinis ($10), frozen drinks ($10), fresh muddled drinks ($10), a variety of draught and bottled beer ($5–$11), and sake ($4–$12). Once they've eaten and imbibed their fill, shower songbirds can take their tunes to the stage in The Red Den, an aptly named crimson cave where karaoke can be reserved for large parties or congressional hearings.
[New York] magazine(http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/apple-restaurant/) reviewed Apple Restaurant & Bombar. Citysearchers give the restaurant a near-perfect average of 4.5 stars. Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average.
- The best dish, Apple's signature broiled boneless duck breast, comes with crispy, slightly charred skin and just enough sticky-sweet plum sauce to moisten the meat. – Ganda Suthivarakom, New York
- walking in the front door is impressive from the bar area, restaurant and the private room, it's very different & warm. the service & food were both very good - everyone raved. – mhig, Citysearch