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“Excellent food & service”
Review of Apollon

Apollon
Ranked #1 of 392 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This place is absolutely wonderful for a date night. We arrived at 7pm on a Saturday night but because we didn't have a reservation they could not seat us until 8pm. Definitely call to make a reservation! Unfortunately, this place does not have a bar so we went to a sports bar across the street while we waited. When our table was ready the host called us which was very nice. Once seated we were treated to excellent customer service. Our waiter had great suggestions and was very attentive. I had the Chicken Roulade Espanáki and it was delicious. There were so many other items I wanted to try so I can't wait to go back. Cozy and intimate atmosphere, would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The service was flawless and everyone at the table completely enjoyed our dinners. The Mediterranean Grouper, Stuffed Grouper and the Mixed Grill were truly fabulous.

This establishment is not to be missed when traveling to Appleton or the area.

1  Thank Cathy4042013
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Apollon stands alone as a no excuses high end restaurant in the Fox Valley. Witness the venue...tablecloth, china, candlelight, attentive but not intrusive service, daily specials and fresh quality ingredients always. Popular for sure and rightly so. Weekend or PAC nights clearly require a reservation for any hope of a table. To expect otherwise is folly. Restaurants of this caliber in a major city like Chicago would require weeks advance notice for a weekend table. That a walk in would be accommodated on any terms in the setting of a full house at a peak weekend hour speaks to the care taken in welcoming all to the bounty of greek freshness. Every effort is made, always, to see to it that the customer is pleased. This is a rare commodity in the modern broken world and one that the now deceased founder, Stavros, God rest his soul, insisted upon and that the new (if 4 years can be thought of as novel) manager, Craig attends to without flaw.

Modesto is the maestro in the kitchen but has never set foot in the front of house role and why would he - his job is to execute the menu without exception from the kitchen which he does without fail.

Tonight was no exception. Snowy weekday and only one other table at 8:45 pm. Welcomed warmly and never hurried with a memorable meal relaxed until departure after routine close despite that for the last hour we were alone in the restaurant. Very, very special and unique in the fox valley.

At meals end, Craig shared that a long time patron and loved regular unknown to us had recently passed, with a wake this past Saturday, and dear family seated to mark the occasion where upon the family shared a bottle of 100+ year old Metaxa from the lost soul's bounty with the restaurant staff. That says it all. A poignant moment, a priceless gift and witness to the love from the knowing patron to the staff and house that has been rightly held dear for so long. Of course all seated are welcomed in this way and of course things so meaningful take time to execute. All who have had the reasonable patience to partake at Apollon are richly rewarded and welcomed to the fold. Beyond belief was that the family then instructed Craig to share whatever was left with others in the memory of the deceased without cost. Wow. Staggering. Tonight we were so blessed.

A gem of a restaurant far beyond the usual local fare and one to indulge in and celebrate.

I will never forget the founder Stavros dancing to the still played greek background music with the time honored Syrtaki dance spontaneously and coming to our table with joy in his heart embracing us and saying "America, what a wonderful country!". This was 5 years ago and with his picture and painting on the wall tonight I felt that he was with us still and will always be.

I lost my father this year and Apollon was always his special place. We toasted his life and memory with a meal there with his 88 year old widow, my mother and family and the current staff shortly after his passing as he would have wanted and as only they could do.

Restaurants such as this are increasingly rare and provide so much more than nutrition - this is the stuff of life.

Treat yourself and darken the door with joy in your heart and a desire to live life to its fullest. Never hurry. Life worth living is just that and always worth the wait. OPA!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We will never will step foot in Apollon again. Modesto Santander, co-owner, was the host. We arrived at 6:40 with no reservation, expecting a wait. We were told 45 minutes tops and he emphasized it would most likely be shorter but wanted to estimate longer just in case. Understandable. Since there is NOWHERE to wait we were sent to a bar across the street, with him promising a phone call when our table was ready. After 45 minutes we had to call Apollon and was told an additional 15 minutes. 30 minutes later we receive a phone call “I should have a table ready, come on over” We walked in 1hour and 20 minutes after our initial visit. No greeting. No apology for the wait. And no table ready for us. He proceeds to tell us he is running a credit card and we have to wait until that table leaves for us to be seated. The table opened, the guests left and Modesto walked by us, called a group of men that were waiting by the door and proceeds to seat them before us right in front of our face. Needless to say we walked out of the restaurant after an hour and a half of waiting for a table that was supposed to take “under 45” minutes. We received no phone call from Modesto after we left although he had our phone number. Little did he know how his horrendous customer service impacted our night. This was our first night out since experiencing a heart wrenching loss in our family. It took so much strength to get ready and venture out of the house and this is how we got treated. Absolutely unacceptable. I will never recommend Apollon to anyone.

1  Thank Victoria A
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to dine, food is amazing! The waiter was very knowledgeable, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is inviting.

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