Apartment 138

★★★★☆

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Went here for an early brunch on Sunday with a party of 6. There were no other diners in the restaurant. We sat down and ordered our food and 20 mins later one of our plates arrived - a salad. 20 more minutes go by and the rest of our food comes out one by one. We had asked the ditzy waitress why the salad was served so early and were given a "oops. Oh well" response and a "you have a party of 6 so it will take a while". Um, hello? There is NO ONE else in this joint! We should have left then.

Our food arrives and my Eggs Benedict was so cold, it might have been placed in the fridge while the rest of the food was cooking. The hollandaise was so cold it clumped. The potatoes were cold in the center. The waitress did not once come back to the table to ask if everything was OK. She didn't even serve the meal. It took everything in me not to have stood up and bring my plate to her. When she finally did walk by (for another table) I had her come by and told her to take my plate away that it was cold and I wasn't about to eat it. She said, "oh. I wish you would have said something before...we could have heated it up for you..." I ended up eating just the eggs and told the waitress to take the rest of it all away because it was inedible. She took my plate, scoffed and laughed her way to the garbage. Which is where the entire meal should have been placed in the first place. If they were too busy to serve a party of 6 (when the place is empty) then the should have let us know. This was the biggest waste of my time and money on brunch.

If I could rate this place 0 stars, I would.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here for an early brunch on Sunday with a party of 6. There were no other diners in the restaurant. We sat down and ordered our food and 20 mins later one of our plates arrived - a salad. 20 more minutes go by and the rest of our food comes out one by one. We had asked the ditzy waitress why the salad was served so early and were given a "oops. Oh well" response and a "you have a party of 6 so it will take a while". Um, hello? There is NO ONE else in this joint! We should have left then.

Our food arrives and my Eggs Benedict was so cold, it might have been placed in the fridge while the rest of the food was cooking. The hollandaise was so cold it clumped. The potatoes were cold in the center. The waitress did not once come back to the table to ask if everything was OK. She didn't even serve the meal. It took everything in me not to have stood up and bring my plate to her. When she finally did walk by (for another table) I had her come by and told her to take my plate away that it was cold and I wasn't about to eat it. She said, "oh. I wish you would have said something before...we could have heated it up for you..." I ended up eating just the eggs and told the waitress to take the rest of it all away because it was inedible. She took my plate, scoffed and laughed her way to the garbage. Which is where the entire meal should have been placed in the first place. If they were too busy to serve a party of 6 (when the place is empty) then the should have let us know. This was the biggest waste of my time and money on brunch.

If I could rate this place 0 stars, I would.

Pros: nice decor

Cons: horrible snot-nosed waitresses

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Oh the applewood bacon. Steaks and seafood cant be beat. Called american comfort food. We keep returning. Quality food reasonable prices. Good service. Bring a date or just girls night out. They have some pool tables and game room in the basement. But i go for the salmon & risotto.
You will love it too~ But shhhh, dont tell too many people or you wont be able to get anymore. Its small.
They also own CEBU in bay ridge and CABIN a bar also on smith street. B+

2
★★★★☆

Oh the applewood bacon. Steaks and seafood cant be beat. Called american comfort food. We keep returning. Quality food reasonable prices. Good service. Bring a date or just girls night out. They have some pool tables and game room in the basement. But i go for the salmon & risotto.
You will love it too~ But shhhh, dont tell too many people or you wont be able to get anymore. Its small.
They also own CEBU in bay ridge and CABIN a bar also on smith street. B+

Pros: Can count on a good meal

Cons: Can be noisy & too dark to read menu

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Perhaps they're a bit predictable, but when making plans with friends (especially with tots in tow) predictable is a GOOD thing. I've had good lunches and even better brunches, and they've always been accomodating. When the weather's nice, be sure to ask for a seat out back--it's lovely.

4
★★★★☆

Perhaps they're a bit predictable, but when making plans with friends (especially with tots in tow) predictable is a GOOD thing. I've had good lunches and even better brunches, and they've always been accomodating. When the weather's nice, be sure to ask for a seat out back--it's lovely.

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Unfortunately the owners of this restaurant are unprofessional handling any kind of artwork. Please do not show your art here. Art has been STOLEN and VANDELIZED and the owners cry poverty when any type of reimbursements were asked for. We were treated poorly when it was our art on the walls and brought in many many customers for the restaurant to thrive from during the course of the showing and after. Extremely disappointing. This is posted by artists that currently have shows throughout NYC at other restaurants and galleries, and this place was the WORST. Artists please consider forewarned, and good luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unfortunately the owners of this restaurant are unprofessional handling any kind of artwork. Please do not show your art here. Art has been STOLEN and VANDELIZED and the owners cry poverty when any type of reimbursements were asked for. We were treated poorly when it was our art on the walls and brought in many many customers for the restaurant to thrive from during the course of the showing and after. Extremely disappointing. This is posted by artists that currently have shows throughout NYC at other restaurants and galleries, and this place was the WORST. Artists please consider forewarned, and good luck.

Cons: STOLEN AND VANDELIZED ART

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Im never disapointed, when coming there really is like being at home. The enviorment is cozy and kind. I enjoy the friendly staff and delious food. I recomend the Chicken Sandwitch and Chocolate Oreo Moose because its to die for. I say you want a night out and a relaxing meal, come here.

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★★★★★

Im never disapointed, when coming there really is like being at home. The enviorment is cozy and kind. I enjoy the friendly staff and delious food. I recomend the Chicken Sandwitch and Chocolate Oreo Moose because its to die for. I say you want a night out and a relaxing meal, come here.

Pros: Game Room

Cons: Crowed Weekends

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I've never been disappointed by this place. The food is always good, definitely order some wine, and the ambiance is lovely both inside and outside. I recommend the steak panini sandwich---it will leave an impression. The service could be better, sometimes you'll have to flag your waiter down just to get his attention or you'll find out too late that the chef never prepared your order...they make mistakes, but in the end they'll make up for it (i.e. free food). I keep coming back, even with all there is to chose from on Smith Street.

2
★★★★☆

I've never been disappointed by this place. The food is always good, definitely order some wine, and the ambiance is lovely both inside and outside. I recommend the steak panini sandwich---it will leave an impression. The service could be better, sometimes you'll have to flag your waiter down just to get his attention or you'll find out too late that the chef never prepared your order...they make mistakes, but in the end they'll make up for it (i.e. free food). I keep coming back, even with all there is to chose from on Smith Street.

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I go to this place all the time, this place is great for dine and it's devine. The food is fantasic and the employese are friendly and not lazy. It really feels like home, and the game room is a blast pool table and classic arcade I recomend everything Dinner and Lunch on the menu. Tell Siman Damaris says hello.

2
★★★★★

I go to this place all the time, this place is great for dine and it's devine. The food is fantasic and the employese are friendly and not lazy. It really feels like home, and the game room is a blast pool table and classic arcade I recomend everything Dinner and Lunch on the menu. Tell Siman Damaris says hello.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: NONE

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The wait staff is rude and bumbling and dirty. I can let many things slide; however, I do expect the staff to be clean, the bartender had so much dirt under his nails he must work the day shift at a mine, and his manners matched his appearance, he even managed to mutter something under his breath after my girlfriend asked for another napkin. The food is nothing of interest and overall below average. This place is on Smith St. and so close to so many good places really no reason to chance it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The wait staff is rude and bumbling and dirty. I can let many things slide; however, I do expect the staff to be clean, the bartender had so much dirt under his nails he must work the day shift at a mine, and his manners matched his appearance, he even managed to mutter something under his breath after my girlfriend asked for another napkin. The food is nothing of interest and overall below average. This place is on Smith St. and so close to so many good places really no reason to chance it.

Pros: Location

Cons: Service/food

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Really loved the place, it was small and romantic. We had zuppa di mussels and they were amazing. The sauce was delicious, i would go back just for them alone. the watercress salad was also great. if your looking for a relaxing place that serves great food and drinks this is it.

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★★★★☆

Really loved the place, it was small and romantic. We had zuppa di mussels and they were amazing. The sauce was delicious, i would go back just for them alone. the watercress salad was also great. if your looking for a relaxing place that serves great food and drinks this is it.

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As illusive as the grail or a decent man, a good brunch is hard to find. I was pleasantly surprised by the staff and the meal I had at Apartment 138. The atmosphere is very relaxing and cool but not so cool it's too cool and floats over into pretension (This is Cobble Hill, not Williamsburg). I appreciated the hip contemporary music and felt at ease by the bamboo wall. I loved the exposed brick and the aged wood tables. On the way out, I noticed a sign for a game room on the floor below and hope to make use of it on my next visit. The host was friendly and very accommodating with out SUV sized baby carriage. OK, wait for it, here's the piece de resistance, the complimentary drink actually had alcohol in it. I know, it's crazy. Not watered down like other restaurants I know. The bartender makes a mean Bloody Mary and refreshing Mojito. The spicy Margaritas are no joke which my husband can attest too. The server was very warm and attentive. She seemed like she actually cared. We had the burger and the Benedict and shared the pancakes. All delicious. If you like a relaxed brunch where the alcohol flows and the service is friendly, check Apartment 138.

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★★★★★

As illusive as the grail or a decent man, a good brunch is hard to find. I was pleasantly surprised by the staff and the meal I had at Apartment 138. The atmosphere is very relaxing and cool but not so cool it's too cool and floats over into pretension (This is Cobble Hill, not Williamsburg). I appreciated the hip contemporary music and felt at ease by the bamboo wall. I loved the exposed brick and the aged wood tables. On the way out, I noticed a sign for a game room on the floor below and hope to make use of it on my next visit. The host was friendly and very accommodating with out SUV sized baby carriage. OK, wait for it, here's the piece de resistance, the complimentary drink actually had alcohol in it. I know, it's crazy. Not watered down like other restaurants I know. The bartender makes a mean Bloody Mary and refreshing Mojito. The spicy Margaritas are no joke which my husband can attest too. The server was very warm and attentive. She seemed like she actually cared. We had the burger and the Benedict and shared the pancakes. All delicious. If you like a relaxed brunch where the alcohol flows and the service is friendly, check Apartment 138.

Pros: GREAT SERVICE and atmosphere.

Cons: Food was right on the border of taking too long. But the mini muffins held us over while we waited.

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I've been here several times for brunch, and also to the game room downstairs, where I had some of the bar food. THe brunch has always been average to above average. The food is pretty good, the portions aren't huge, but that's a plus, bc I always feel satisfied but not stuffed. The omlettes tend to be a bit greasy. The little muffins they serve are sooo good. Service can be a bit slow. The outside deck is very nice, too. The gameroom downstairs is fun, although it feels like you're in someone's stuffy little basement, and since the kitchen is down there, it gets a little cramped with all the staff running in and out with hot plates. The chicken fingers and calamari were very good, as are the drinks. Overall, I'm glad I live nearby and will contiue coming here for brunch, and for drinks and a game of pool.

2
★★★★☆

I've been here several times for brunch, and also to the game room downstairs, where I had some of the bar food. THe brunch has always been average to above average. The food is pretty good, the portions aren't huge, but that's a plus, bc I always feel satisfied but not stuffed. The omlettes tend to be a bit greasy. The little muffins they serve are sooo good. Service can be a bit slow. The outside deck is very nice, too. The gameroom downstairs is fun, although it feels like you're in someone's stuffy little basement, and since the kitchen is down there, it gets a little cramped with all the staff running in and out with hot plates. The chicken fingers and calamari were very good, as are the drinks. Overall, I'm glad I live nearby and will contiue coming here for brunch, and for drinks and a game of pool.

Pros: little muffins, location, games

Cons: average brunch, service little slow, gets cramped

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I had dinner at Apartment 138 with a Brooklyn friend while I was visiting from Seattle. He insisted that I have a taste of his margarita -- it was so tasty that I decided to order my own. The waitress was extremely patient as my friend and I chatted (as opposed to making decisions about dinner), and my burger was excellent. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in town!

2
★★★★☆

I had dinner at Apartment 138 with a Brooklyn friend while I was visiting from Seattle. He insisted that I have a taste of his margarita -- it was so tasty that I decided to order my own. The waitress was extremely patient as my friend and I chatted (as opposed to making decisions about dinner), and my burger was excellent. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in town!

Pros: Within walking distance of a cool little neighborhood

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I took some out of towners here & I was totally embarassed by how bad the brunch fare was. The huevos rancheros was less than mediocre - the tortillas tasted & had the consistency of card board, the crab burger was greasy & tasteless, the veggie burger tasted old & as if it sat out for too long. When we sent the veggie burger back, the waitress came over & was annoyed that that we didn't like it. We explained that the veggie burger tasted sour & she didn't seem fazed at all by it. The grilled chicken salad that we ordered to replace the burger was wilted & the chicken was rubbery. Truly a real disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took some out of towners here & I was totally embarassed by how bad the brunch fare was. The huevos rancheros was less than mediocre - the tortillas tasted & had the consistency of card board, the crab burger was greasy & tasteless, the veggie burger tasted old & as if it sat out for too long. When we sent the veggie burger back, the waitress came over & was annoyed that that we didn't like it. We explained that the veggie burger tasted sour & she didn't seem fazed at all by it. The grilled chicken salad that we ordered to replace the burger was wilted & the chicken was rubbery. Truly a real disappointment.

Pros: It wasn't busy, so we were able to bring the baby carriage inside.

Cons: Awful brunch food.

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I had my birthday party at Apt. 138 and loved it. We ended up having 28 people and took up the whole back deck and it was a wonderful evening. The staff was so helpful and attentive and everyone had a great time. It POURED right before the party- but they quickly mopped up the deck and it was a perfect (July) night. Food was great and the group deals are very reasonable. A good time was had by all.

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★★★★★

I had my birthday party at Apt. 138 and loved it. We ended up having 28 people and took up the whole back deck and it was a wonderful evening. The staff was so helpful and attentive and everyone had a great time. It POURED right before the party- but they quickly mopped up the deck and it was a perfect (July) night. Food was great and the group deals are very reasonable. A good time was had by all.

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The food is pretty good, but the drinks are better. It's really a place to go with a group to hang out rather than for fine dining. It's a cool place, and the people who go there tend to want to have a good time without getting hammered. I recommend.

2
★★★★☆

The food is pretty good, but the drinks are better. It's really a place to go with a group to hang out rather than for fine dining. It's a cool place, and the people who go there tend to want to have a good time without getting hammered. I recommend.

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Apartment 138 is my new favorite Brooklyn restaurant. Located convienantly on the F line in Carroll Garden (Bergen stop.) The menu is affordable, the cocktails are wonderful and the food is outrageous. The service is attentive and friendly too. I had the beet salad and the the ribs the first time I went and the second time I had the crabcake burger and the ice cream sandwiches. Both times I also had amazing cocktails. I can't wait to go back and I look fwd to trying everything on the menu.

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★★★★★

Apartment 138 is my new favorite Brooklyn restaurant. Located convienantly on the F line in Carroll Garden (Bergen stop.) The menu is affordable, the cocktails are wonderful and the food is outrageous. The service is attentive and friendly too. I had the beet salad and the the ribs the first time I went and the second time I had the crabcake burger and the ice cream sandwiches. Both times I also had amazing cocktails. I can't wait to go back and I look fwd to trying everything on the menu.

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Long wait on a busy night

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Apt 138 has great food, anytime of the day. I have tried many things on the menu, and they are all great. Their vodka lemonade is amazing!! Their service is slow, but in that laid-back way, so I don't mind as long as I'm not in a rush. The space is cute, cozy, and welcoming. This is also a really laid-back place to get at drink.

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★★★☆☆

Apt 138 has great food, anytime of the day. I have tried many things on the menu, and they are all great. Their vodka lemonade is amazing!! Their service is slow, but in that laid-back way, so I don't mind as long as I'm not in a rush. The space is cute, cozy, and welcoming. This is also a really laid-back place to get at drink.

Pros: Food, open late, vodka lemonade, cheap

Cons: Laid-back (slow service)

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This is hands down my favorite brunch joint on the Smith/Court strip. $10 gets you coffee, booze and great food. Awesome home fries. Always a waiter ready to pour you more coffee when you need it. I'm kind of happy that the secret's not completely out about this place because it's just about the last place on Smith you can go to for brunch without waiting 45 minutes for a table.
And at night - very cozy place to have a beer without leaving the hood. Less scenestery than Cafe Tabac.

2
★★★★★

This is hands down my favorite brunch joint on the Smith/Court strip. $10 gets you coffee, booze and great food. Awesome home fries. Always a waiter ready to pour you more coffee when you need it. I'm kind of happy that the secret's not completely out about this place because it's just about the last place on Smith you can go to for brunch without waiting 45 minutes for a table.
And at night - very cozy place to have a beer without leaving the hood. Less scenestery than Cafe Tabac.

Pros: Good coffee, very generous about accommodations for families with kids

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I love this place! It's cheap and tasty, and some of the waiters are really cute. The Bloody Mary I had this weekend was a little too spicy for my liking, but my burger was cooked just right. I've also had the most of the pasta dishes and sandwiches (ok, I go there a lot!) and they have all been really good, too.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! It's cheap and tasty, and some of the waiters are really cute. The Bloody Mary I had this weekend was a little too spicy for my liking, but my burger was cooked just right. I've also had the most of the pasta dishes and sandwiches (ok, I go there a lot!) and they have all been really good, too.

Pros: food, cute waiters, cheap

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I need to know where my server was.As soon as I was seated my server diasapered and never ask if i wanted something to drink.After i waited 20 min my server came back and ask if i wanted something to drink but to his surprise i had already had my drink since i had to ask the busboy for it.When i wanted a second round my waiter was standing next to the bar eating.The busboy handed me dessert menu and even took my order.Then he handed me my check because my waiter was busy eating again with the other server .When I was leaving my waiter said thank you while he took a skewer out of his mouth.It will be a long time before i give this place a second chance.People if you want to eat on smith street try this place last

1
★★★☆☆

I need to know where my server was.As soon as I was seated my server diasapered and never ask if i wanted something to drink.After i waited 20 min my server came back and ask if i wanted something to drink but to his surprise i had already had my drink since i had to ask the busboy for it.When i wanted a second round my waiter was standing next to the bar eating.The busboy handed me dessert menu and even took my order.Then he handed me my check because my waiter was busy eating again with the other server .When I was leaving my waiter said thank you while he took a skewer out of his mouth.It will be a long time before i give this place a second chance.People if you want to eat on smith street try this place last

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: bad service

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Baddish food, slow, unfriendly service -- why bother? So many good places to go in a few blocks.

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★☆☆☆☆

Baddish food, slow, unfriendly service -- why bother? So many good places to go in a few blocks.

Pros: bad at bill math

Cons: uncomfortable

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Just went to Apt 138 again last weekend and it reminded me why I swore I wouldn't go back. As usual, it took almost an hour to get food (a burger and pasta, not something complex that might take a while), and when it came it was tasteless. The waiter finally came by after the first half hour to apologize for the slow service, but never offered a drink, dessert, or anything to make us feel like they actually cared we had to wait so long. I can be patient for good food, but with so many better choices in this neighborhood, I can't imagine going back to this sub-par joint. Take your money elsewhere for good food and they'll probably serve you faster, too!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Just went to Apt 138 again last weekend and it reminded me why I swore I wouldn't go back. As usual, it took almost an hour to get food (a burger and pasta, not something complex that might take a while), and when it came it was tasteless. The waiter finally came by after the first half hour to apologize for the slow service, but never offered a drink, dessert, or anything to make us feel like they actually cared we had to wait so long. I can be patient for good food, but with so many better choices in this neighborhood, I can't imagine going back to this sub-par joint. Take your money elsewhere for good food and they'll probably serve you faster, too!

Pros: Pretty Dining Room

Cons: Tasteless Food, Poor Service

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Our meals were served to us promptly and were delicious. There bar drinks were phenmomenal and the dessert amazing. Try anything with chicken--you'll find it juicy and perfectly cooked. The fries are good too and the pasta dishes above par. Our only complaint was that in the middle of our meal the server seemed totally uninterested in us once a lady he knew entered the establishment. He focused his attention on her, completely ignoring us. However, he did apologize.

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★★★★★

Our meals were served to us promptly and were delicious. There bar drinks were phenmomenal and the dessert amazing. Try anything with chicken--you'll find it juicy and perfectly cooked. The fries are good too and the pasta dishes above par. Our only complaint was that in the middle of our meal the server seemed totally uninterested in us once a lady he knew entered the establishment. He focused his attention on her, completely ignoring us. However, he did apologize.

Pros: comfort food, chicken, cozy garden

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I love this spot. This is still Brooklyn, so its hard to find late night dining other than diners, so this place stands out on Smith Street its the only place open late and the food is amazing and delicious, try the white sangria, its the best i have ever had. I work at night and this place keeps us night owls satisfied!

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★★★★★

I love this spot. This is still Brooklyn, so its hard to find late night dining other than diners, so this place stands out on Smith Street its the only place open late and the food is amazing and delicious, try the white sangria, its the best i have ever had. I work at night and this place keeps us night owls satisfied!

Pros: late-night, food, affordable

Cons: none

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When the clock strikes midnight and you are still thinking about a place to find a decent meal...well then look to Apt 138. I have been there four times and have had tried most apps, (steak tidbits are outstanding)the Tuna Steak Special, skirt steak, the mussels, and a Paninni. The place has a friendly vibe, a great drink selection, and enough of a variety for most appetites. I have usually gone with my wife and another couple or two and no one has been dissapointed in my choice. The game room downstairs add to the fun!

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★★★★★

When the clock strikes midnight and you are still thinking about a place to find a decent meal...well then look to Apt 138. I have been there four times and have had tried most apps, (steak tidbits are outstanding)the Tuna Steak Special, skirt steak, the mussels, and a Paninni. The place has a friendly vibe, a great drink selection, and enough of a variety for most appetites. I have usually gone with my wife and another couple or two and no one has been dissapointed in my choice. The game room downstairs add to the fun!

Pros: drink selection, late night hours, vibe

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We went there for brunch a few months ago when they just opened and were charmed by the setting. Beautiful bar, bright room and nice garden. But the service was terrible, the wait endless and the food random.
We decided to give them a second chance so we went back this week-end. Same disappointment! I just don't understand how it can possibly take 45mn to cook scrambled eggs when the place is totally empty. And the food had clearly not improved since our first time. Don't waste your time here, there are a lot better places on Smith for brunch.

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★★☆☆☆

We went there for brunch a few months ago when they just opened and were charmed by the setting. Beautiful bar, bright room and nice garden. But the service was terrible, the wait endless and the food random.
We decided to give them a second chance so we went back this week-end. Same disappointment! I just don't understand how it can possibly take 45mn to cook scrambled eggs when the place is totally empty. And the food had clearly not improved since our first time. Don't waste your time here, there are a lot better places on Smith for brunch.

Pros: setting, bar

Cons: wait, food

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Though plenty of white-washed tables and chairs are scattered about the dining room, it's the bar that acts as a neighborhood gathering place. Couples, friends and singles convene around the dark wood bar and mingleā€¦

 

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