I eat here pretty often, so I have to say the I love their food. They have the worlds best mussles.(with a beer broth **Incredible**) On the weekends this place is busy but what absolutely kills me is the horrible service. I think it's a job requirement for them to be slow,and just not care about customers. Bottom line, the food keeps me coming back, but the waitstaff is something I just tolerate.
Posted: 12/07/2010 • Link to this review
I am giving this place 5 stars, not because your will get 5 star food or even 5 star service, but because it is the one place in Atlanta that I know I can go have a night out and have a good or better experience and go home happy. I sometimes go once or twice a week. I usually get a salad. The patio area is great for dining outdoors (although its a little hot for that at the moment!)
Posted: 6/28/2009 • Link to this review
Myself and a group of friends chose to go here for a late dinner on Saturday night. Everything was awful. The hostess was rude to us, the server brought out the wrong food because he never wrote it down when he took our order, he never came by to refill my drink, my food was over cooked, and worst of all there was smoking INSIDE every single room of this establishment. In Georgia it is law that smoking is not allowed in restaurants. When I mentioned this to the server, he pointed to a cracked window and said that there was plenty of ventilation. It was an absolutely disgusting environment and I will never be going back! I would rather walk bare foot through a truck stop bathroom than go back to Apres Diem.
Posted: 1/05/2009 • Link to this review
Not living in Atlanta, this is probably one of the best places to meet at. Enjoy the patio for smokers during the summer and winter, the couches for some cuddletime and the tables for dinner with my parents... Service is poor- but hey, service in france is bad, so what do you expect -- -you can sit here for hours without a server bugging you- so yeah, I like it!
Posted: 8/06/2008 • Link to this review
Apres Diem has a great atmosphere with a good menu and scrumption deserts. I really like the outdoor area, but the inside is cozy also with a back room with couches and relaxing music. Great place to take a date. (Right next to the movie theater also)
Posted: 7/23/2008 • Link to this review
A little bar/lounge going for some chic sophistication. Good selection of coffee types and decent drinks. The menu is sort of fixed ( almost the same as the Carrol St. Cafe ( same owners )) but if you want something sweet, the dessert cart is a great touch. Mellow crowd.
Posted: 5/06/2008 • Link to this review
If you are en route to see a movie at the Midtown Promenade, this restaurant just to the left is worth a visit. The food is good and the atmosphere, even better.
Posted: 11/12/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is an easy palce to enjoy a coffe or drink along with some good food. Sunday brunch is always good and healthy and then head on over to Landmark for a good movie.
Posted: 11/07/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is a great place to just chill out and have a really nice dessert and coffee. They also have a large selection of wine. Also, their artwork is constantly changing and is for sale by the artist who painted it.
Posted: 10/25/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I decided to try this place out after reading others reviews saying that it was a good date place. So, my boyfriend and I decided to check it out. We were seated outside and although it was cold outside it was more than comfortable in the enclosed area. However, the environment reminded me of a cave I visited once during my youth. Very dark with little if no light. A flashlight is definitely required since the single candle on the table did not provide nearly enough light to read the menu, let alone view my date. That said, bringing an ugly date here won't draw any attention, because no one else will be able to see 'em! The food was okay, appetizer was not the easiest to eat (brie), the bottle of wine we ordered slide of the table midway through the meal causing quite the stir among the guests who couldn't see what made the noise, but could determine which direction it came from. If you don't select a special, the entrees are decently priced (under $10). The desserts were okay, but you had to get up from your table and go inside to see the dessert case. Turns out, if you don't leave a personal belonging at the table, the bus boy will take everything, and I mean everything! When we finally selected our desserts, we came back to our table to find the hostess seating another couple there. Unlucky for us, the hostess didn't want us running out on our bill and kindly moved the guests to a new table. Overall, I'd try it again, but I'd bring a flashlight.
Posted: 3/10/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Your perfect "IP" (Inside the Perimeter)French-style cafe. Very romantic, and a beautiful patio. See a movie at the Midtown Landmark Cinemas next door, and then come here for a Caesar Salad and Salmon and a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and then a Napoleon Tarte.
Posted: 1/25/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
If you need a place to bring a group of people with differing tastes, Apres Diem is the place. All of the dishes I've had were great. The outdoor eating area is wonderful. The service is laid back in a good way. The only draw-backs I've found is that the wine is overpriced and the desserts never taste as good as they look.
Posted: 10/10/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
A colleague treated me to lunch, and it was delightful. Early it was not crowded, very quiet - we could "gossip" without being overheard. Her favorite is the Portobellow Sandwich - I took the Salmon Ciabatta. The food was great, service was attentive but not overbearing. Priced moderately for a great atmosphere and great food.
Posted: 10/04/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is my fail-safe 1st date restaurant. The food is excellent, but relatively inexpensive, atmosphere is sophisticated without being stuffy, service is consistently good. Truly a best of Atlanta!
Posted: 3/17/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Every day, after school or work, I go to Apres Diem on Monroe Dr in Atlanta/Midtown. I usually order a double espresso and an orangina- great choice and great taste. I have also spent a couple Valentine's Days there with my hubby and, believe me, this is a very hip place to be with awesome orinetal/ethno/techno music. You might also try the espresso and ice cream drink they serve.In my opinion, it's a lot better than their white moccachino, or cappuchino. If you're not into coffee, but like to eat, I'd recommend their Brie Bruschetta (warm baguette, tomatoes, fromage...more on the veggie side), or their Chicken Fuccachia Sandwich (chicken breast, spinach, tomato + grapes and salad on the side). As I'm not much of a wine drinker, I can't recommend any of their wines (they have a great selection), but can advise you not to order the "choice of day" wine. Generally, it's better if you order a whole bottle, over $28, since their "per glass" wines, come in more like a "half glass" serving. Try going there, I'm sure you'll like it.
Posted: 3/16/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review