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“Best food in Oregon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of April's at Nye Beach - CLOSED

April's at Nye Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best food in Oregon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We have been traveling in the USA for 4 weeks and this has to be the best food we have experienced. Fresh tasty produce with portion sizes that are perfect. Loved the Brie and Apple salad - so fresh! Scallop dish was beautiful. Nice atmosphere so well done!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Travellercouple486
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English first
Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Snotty service for second-class citizens”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

When in Newport, we are tourists. We aren't dressed to the nines. Let me say that first. But we also don't come into restaurants with flip-flops and shorts.

We were in Nye Beach and decided to see if we could get into April's since it was only around 5:30 p.m. There were no customers at tables, and the restaurant was open. We were icily stared down by a woman who asked if we had a reservation. When we said no, we felt as if she shot us down with her look. She took us to a table and seated us.

The service was slow. Apparently we aren't the April's type. The food was good. However, we were so disenchanted with the terrible way we were treated that we all sort of gulped down our food. Our very expensive food.

We won't go to April's again, even if it's the best food in Newport. Treating people like dirt under one's nails isn't the way to either get new customers or keep current ones.

  • Visited July 2014
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19 Thank Tiger_ L
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Toledo, Oregon
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best meal in Oregon, no contest.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

April's has never disappointed from start to finish...unless you count their balance of work/life that is certainly earned and well deserved, but which causes me to have to make other plans for the other 16 meals of the week.
Always, always get the greens special, share and call it salad, or whatever makes it justifiable, but do it, because it is amazing. Nowhere I have ever been has the greens been the highlight as it is here....well, and the flavor. Think goats cheese, fresh picked, delicate greens, amazing tomatoes, and balsamic. OMG I wish it was Wednesday. I don't think I should have written this when they are closed.
Next, I suggest the smoked trout appetizer. It is delicate and fresh, but perfectly seasoned.
The Rib Eye is the best steak on the coast, with perfectly paired sides and great simple seasoning to highlight the actual beef. If steak is not your thing, the sole petrole or pasta dish is amazing, too.
Because you will literally lick the plates as you go, it will be tough to justify dessert, but really, just plan to skip a couple of the 16 meals you CAN'T eat at April's and make the trip worth it.
A brownie? in a fancy restaurant? OMG again. I would go broke if they were open any more frequently.
Thank you for taking reservations. Thank you for being here to make the most amazing meal I've ever had, and thank you for continuing to slave away in restaurant ownership to fill our gullets. Thank you for setting the bar high for your front of house staff who is extremely efficient and quirky without being snobby.
Continue to create new foodies, continue your passion and share with others. Most of all, find a way to ship to Idaho for the newly relocated.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank foodietoledo
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Gig Harbor, WA
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Memorable dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

A memorable dining experience with curry salmon cooked to perfection, creative salad, and to-die-for chocolate torte. Excellent wine selection including very good $7 glasses to bottles. Service was professional and friendly.

Visited June 2014
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Thank ChadGigHarbor_WA
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

April's was a true delight. Expertly prepared food, fresh and full of flavor. Outstanding chocolate silk dessert. Dinner is served at a leisurely pace, great for couples.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank tedlaro
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