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Apéritif

4.7

3105 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 937-9747
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4.7

Photo of Heather Hamilton Heather Hamilton
Sep 2, 2022 4

This place is super cute, went back two days in a row. The food and drinks are really good. Will be trying one of the boards next.

Photo of Karah Lizotte Karah Lizotte
Aug 20, 2022 5

Everything here was perfect! The service was great, I had 4 apps, a dessert and some cocktails and nothing disappointed! The lemon fluff dessert cocktail was a surprise favorite. I live in the neighborhood and I’m so happy to have a new favorite spot close by!

Photo of Vivian Yi Vivian Yi
Aug 6, 2022 3

The ambient is lovely — great for dates or evening with friends. It’s not the typical bar vibe you will imagine, and it’s almost like a bakery/cafe. The seasonal cocktail is pretty good, and I loved how much alcohol is in the tiramisu lol. However, the canapés and ceviche we ordered are pretty overpriced in my opinion. The Charleston canapés we ordered is literally so small made with very affordable ingredients — like you can easily make them for $2 at home while the price is $9 here. The ceviche tastes good but it’s also on the smaller side. Even the tiramisu is overpriced given its size, though it tastes good. Overall, if you are ok with the price and just want to experience the atmosphere, highly recommend. But don’t expect the food match with the prices… Might return for just the drinks

Photo of Steve Wells Steve Wells
Aug 5, 2022 5

The service was great and the place was chill. Reminded me of Cafe Roze in Nashville in that way. The menu is perfect for a drink and hanging out. Nothing heavy, just very fresh salads, charcuterie and sandwiches. Trying the desserts next. Definitely coming back!

Photo of Dale Shepherd Dale Shepherd
Aug 2, 2022 5

Had the absolute pleasure of going to Aperitif Sunday evening. LOVED everything about this unique bar & restaurant! The staff was most accommodating to our group & very pleasant. You “Foodies” out there will adore this place! The presentation of the small plates and gorgeous cocktails are phenomenal. The sandwiches are crazy good too. The desserts were yummy & so creatively prepared. We had Such a wonderful experience & can’t wait to go back!

Photo of Stephen King Stephen King
Jul 8, 2022 5

Awesome place to have a drink, a snack and a dessert. Everything is great here but the Ron Swanson Old Fashioned takes the top spot for me. The staff is amazing and the location can’t be beat. If you are thinking about heading here don’t. Just go.

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Jul 6, 2022 5

I had two great experiences here recently. First I came here with my friend and we got canapés, drinks and dessert and sat outside in the lounge area. Then I came here with my parents and we sat at the bar and got drinks and desserts. The bar is super cool with comfortable seating. The bartender was very friendly. We really enjoyed our drinks and desserts. I don’t drink alcohol so I was grateful that they have two mocktails on the menu.

Photo of B 123 B 123
Jun 26, 2022 5

The best kept new secret in Durham. We showed up and there was no one here but us. The sandwich was so good, bread was great! The drinks we had were good and on par for Durham prices. A pretty large selection of cocktails so definitely a fun time! If I had one small complaint is that the service was a bit inattentive and slow despite us being the only group there. But I'll definitely be back!

Photo of Melanie Kennedy Melanie Kennedy
Jun 19, 2022 5

Everything is so freaking good- the food, drinks, and desserts are 1000/10!! They also added a seasonal drink menu and changed the menu a little since the last time I was here which was awesome. Also the place is just so cute great vibes seriously love love love!!

Photo of Richard Bobholz Richard Bobholz
May 22, 2022 5

Loved the atmosphere, the drinks, and snack foods. Highly recommend for date night or to hang out with friends. Drinks all have very fun names. Drinks are on the pricier side, but not actually that bad for the level of care that goes into the cocktails.

Photo of Laura Crosskey Laura Crosskey
May 20, 2022 5

The lemon and raspberry dessert drinks were two of the best drinks I've had in my whole life. Balanced and not cloying. Absolutely delightful and refreshing. Wonderful atmosphere. Absolutely beautiful inside and outside. Great curated selection of meats and cheeses. The canapes are intercut and satisfying while being surprising and delightful. Beautiful and delicious desserts. Highly, highly recommend!!!!!

Photo of Jordan Kilty Jordan Kilty
May 1, 2022 5

This place is amazing! I love the vibe and can't wait to spend many summer evenings having a cocktail on the patio. Awesome wine list, delicious cocktails, desserts, canapes, charcuterie. This is going to be my new go-to spot for sure. You will not be disappointed!

Photo of Olivia Fay Olivia Fay
Apr 30, 2022 5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening here last night! Cocktails were delicious and beautifully presented, and canapés and desserts were also super yummy - we especially liked the Conniption Fit cheesecake. Service was great and we will definitely be back!

Photo of Gena Benedict Gena Benedict
Apr 29, 2022 5

You will not be disappointed. Everything was delicious. Drinks were beautifully made. Wonderful atmosphere. Everyone is so very nice.