Avenue Bistro Pub
Avenue Bistro Pub

Avenue Bistro Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.avenuebistropub.com/
  • Phone: 9732397444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael DiIonno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Municipal Parking lot available behind the restaurant. Enter through patio. On street parking available in front.
A word from Avenue Bistro Pub
Chopped Champion Michael DiIonno offers New American Cuisine at Avenue Bistro. With daily specials and a full bar, come experience what Zagat calls "a place you can fall in to."
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Avenue Bistro Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (9)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • quite enjoyable
    2ndtimesatisfied
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The menu is inviting; you can surely find something you want. Preparation is quite good. Our party of 4 found no their meals to be more than satisfactory. I definitely would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My companions meals were good. Mine was unflavorful. The wine sauce was like water. The server was unattentive and the person clearing the table was not paying attention.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a lovely outdoor meal.
    maestromuffinVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    my dear friend has just moved from montclair to verona, so i thought we might go to the pub( we had eaten here last year and liked it). it was a warm day and a lovely evening, so we decided to eat outside in the back. it was quite nice, and just what we were looking for. i had a nice butternut squash soup, followed by some nice fish tacos( i prefer the fish to not be fried, but they were quite tasty.). my friend enjoyed the meatloaf sandwich. we split a yummy warm cookie pie for dessert - and all was quite nice. we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Zero complaints - food was amazing, great atmosphere - excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first impression
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We ordered four different appetizers. The first served was the special for the night, Fried Green Tomatoes with Brie, and we were off to a great start. Beautifully executed. The traditional calamari was a disappointment with absolutely no taste and there was no relief from the tomato sauce. Fish tacos had a tasty fruit salsa but no fish taste, oh the fish was there, just tasteless. The Goat Cheese tart would have been better closer to the day it was made. If I lived in the town, I would probably try it again. The entrees I saw coming out looked promising.
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  • Nice Spot
    MhigVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a great dinner. Great local spot, with a very nice menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    My1choice
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Outstanding and delicious lunch ( had the special: squash soup and quich Lorraine salad). It was a special birthday for a friend in a pretty environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • filled the bill
    concertgoer
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wanted a new place for a group brunch. We all had fun and ate well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious evening
    Frequentdiners
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dinner for two was very enjoyable with delicious food and a friendly waiter in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place!!
    pwd26VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Avenue Bistro is a favorite of ours, dinner is always delicious. The spring rolls and tacos are my favorite appetizers. Love the 10 spice tuna entree and the short ribs too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Avenue Bistro Pub reviews archive.
  • Ummmm?
    SiriusVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I frankly expected better ! The food was OK, nothing to rave about. I do prefer more upbeat, friendlier servers. The surliest bartender I've meet in some time. This isn't a return
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Love Love this place Our whole family loves to go here Everything is always consistant and very very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & beautiful meals!
    CarbCounter
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food is delicious, and the staff is friendly and attentive. The menu has a number of fish entrees that are sure to please.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • linnieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    very noisey...waiter messed up everything.... very slow service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, good food
    truegridVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My friend wanted to try this place. First , finding parking is a challenge- need to go behind bldg/bloomfield, best to access through road before bldg.mThey have a secured area for outdoor dining once it gets warm. Apparently, when my friend got there, they delivered bread, but no plates. She asked for a bread plate - and they came back with bread pudding?? Then when I arrived, asked for Grey Goose Citron martini, up with a twist. I got something pink...had to send back. When drink arrived, it was fine. The food was good - I got a chicken milano dish , excellent, friend enjoyed her selections. And in the end we ordered a bread pudding for dessert - my friend thought it looked good...and it tasted great, banana walnut bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CHOPPED
    Jill
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We tried this restaurant because the chef was a winner on the TV show chopped. Very disappointed! My fish was cooked alright, but the leeks and garlic was burned. My husband had steak, and it looked and tasted as if it was pre-cooked. The service was slow! Chopped!!!
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  • The restaurant was very busy
    MARIEVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The restaurant was very busy on this Saturday nite, waiters and waitresses were running around to well accommodate guests. I will definetly be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a large party with
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a large party with 2 young children. The staff was very accommodating and the food was good. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I sense the Avenue is still
    RegularsVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I sense the Avenue is still in the learning process. Food was quite good, notwithstanding an almost goat cheese less, goat cheese tart. Service was a bit scattershot although pleasant and well meaning. Went early and place got considerably more energetic as we were wrapping up our meal. Many good signs means we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good the second time
    Edith
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Had a great meal a few months back. Something was missing this time, servers and hostess not overly friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't Disappoint
    DDinNJVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second visit to Avenue Bistro and on Valentine's Day no less. Fresh quality ingredients. Attentive staff. What more do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!!! and Pleasantly Suprised!!
    bboop
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We loved Avenue Bistro. Mussels & crab cakes yummy. Best crab cakes in a while. Special salad which was endive with kale was very tasty. The special Scallops w/yummy butternut hash & basmati rice were awesome and 10 spice Tuna unreal delish. Cin Creme Brulee (very cinnomany and not as crispy on top but still tasty & Bread Pudding with praline & cognac was so good. Very happy with the restaurant and will be going back!!! Can't wait to try the short ribs and lobster burrito.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent entrees
    dennypoo
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    my table of 5 had different entrees and everyone thoroughly enjoyed theirs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Tableforfour
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We went here on a Sunday night and it was very quiet and calm. All of the food was delicious but the mushroom soup was definitely the table's favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy we tried it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My husband and I went to Avenue for the 1st time this past weekend and are so happy we did! There were so many dishes we wanted to try and our waitress was great at answering our questions and not rushing us as we decided what to order. We shared crab cakes and chicken satay to start. Both were great, although the chicken was a bit too spicy for my liking. We ordered the short ribs and scallops, based on our waitress's recommendations and were both so happy we did! The scallops were fresh, juicy and in a delicious sauce. My husband almost licked his plate clean! We weren't disappointed with dessert either!! Great local restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new neighborhood spot
    KMCC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and I had a really enjoyable time. We had a delicious dinner on New Year's Eve. Our server was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and attentive. All of the food was delicious, especially the Filet Mignon - cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    A wonderful restaurant. The food is fabulous, the service is excellent, and the staff is warm and friendly. You have to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were many interesting
    Nancy
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    There were many interesting selections on the menu. I had the scallops which were great. I do not eat curry rice which is what was offered with it and there was no other choices that really went with the scallops. The dessert was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continue to enjoy your delicilous
    Frequentdiners
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Continue to enjoy your delicilous food but miss your $20.00 wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    BirthdayBistro
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    While the food at this local restaurant was delish when I visited last year, it was a tasteless disappoinment this year...and I ordered the same meal! Not sure if the same Chopped chief is still there. In fairness, my husband liked his meal. While the service was very efficient, it was not real friendly.
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  • Great Food
    CindyBVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I have dined at Avenue Bistro several times and I love the creative flair of the dishes offered! Very good food presented creatively and tastes great and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    NeapolitanJerseyanVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    I can't believe it took us so long to dine here. Solid, inventive cooking with gracious service and extraordinarily reasonable prices. Did I mention that the portions are generous? It wasn't NY haute cuisine (but it wasn't so priced) but it really delivered as a new "nabe" we will frequent. Full bar is a plus. Dessert was a big disapointment and not commensurate with the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great hidden gem in verona
    Ctinasing
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Delicious dishes; great proportions, and great seasonal specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch menu. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Great brunch menu. Food was delicious. Children's menu was a plus. My 7-year old grandson loved the pancakes. Comfortable atmosphere. We will definitely go back to enjoy this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively
    Sklaub
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Crowd was eclectic. Service was good. Ran out of Filet special b4 8 PM...questionable, since there were 3 types of filet on the menu too. Seared Tuna was to die for. Lobster burrito interesting and tasty. Plaintains were OK, overcooked but the salsa made up for that. The lobster mac and cheese looked amazing, did not have the chance to taste (my bad). Beer choice was nice, wine list not bad (reasonable mark ups)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I have been to Avenue Bistro several years ago and really enjoyed it. We decided to come back this past Saturday for date night and it was great! We had a patio seat next to the firepit. The service was great and te food was terrific. We will definitely be coming back more often!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.