Avenue Grill - Denver
Avenue Grill - Denver

Avenue Grill - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avenuegrill.com/
  • Phone: (303) 861-2820
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday Brunch - Sunday
    Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Lubatty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Events: Join us on Monday nights for a Colorado traditional favorite: succulent prime rib. The Avenue Grill offers a 10oz hearty cut for $16.00. It's the perfect early evening meal to enjoy right after work or while you're watching your favorite game.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Avenue Grill offers free parking. Our private lot is located directly across the street from The Avenue Grill on the northwest corner of 17th and Washington. Within a two block radius the Uptown area offers free two hour parking until 6pm. After 6pm the parking is unlimited.
A word from Avenue Grill - Denver
The Avenue Grill is renowned for its award-winning martinis, wine list, friendly bartenders and a welcoming, inimitable style.
The Avenue is a favored lunch and dinner destination among the uptown Denver business crowd, as well as a popular neighborhood bar and grill. What attracts them is the unpretentious, superior service, comfortable ambience and delicious food. The menu is reminiscent of a San Francisco-style bar and grill with Asian and Italian influences.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Avenue Grill - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)special occasion (58)fit for foodies (57)great for lunch (44)romantic (43)great for brunch (33)good for groups (25)notable wine list (18)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (9)Show More
  • So so experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We've been going to the Avenue Grill for years and have done so because of consistency and great food. This last time the service was good but the food wasn't anything special. Kitchen attention to detail was a little off. Nothing horrible, but certainly not the consistency we are accustomed to. Will likely try it again, but it's not at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar, Food Not so Much
    RosieDenverVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love the ambiance of the Avenue Grill. We love the cocktails and the bar. The Brunch is very good and quite reasonably priced but dinner? Not so much. The iceberg salads were --- well they were strange. Did not like the dressing, presentation and flavor --- very disappointing. The mussels were good but the toast that came with them was laden with cheese and not very appealing. We both made the mistake of ordering the Rib Eye. My husband remembered from a few years ago --- well memories are not always correct. The steak was extremely fatty --- just a bad piece of meat. I did not eat mine. I think we may return for brunch or a late night drink . . . but dinner - nah.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MEME
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great place for lunch. Love the ambience and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch meetings
    John
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Avenue Grill continues to be a perfect venue for a relaxed business or cad dual lunch meeting. The menu is very good, the food preparation is excellent, and the service is first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual yet sophisticated
    Texasvisitor
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is a great alternative to the frantic downtown dining options. If you can get a window table, it's great for people-watching. The menu isn't extensive but it has enough variation for just about everyone. Service was very friendly and efficient, and the food was good and reasonably priced (for an upscale Denver metro restaurant).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very happy as usual
    Ginger
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Repeat customer and its always wonderful. The food and staff are stellar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch even on a cold and snowy day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have come often for brunch, but this time, my friend's salmon quiche was bland, tasteless...very disappointing... service was excellent, per usual and my egg dish was very good...we'll be back...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JananVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and service were exemplary! Our server, Kayla, was great, she gave us great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My, how you've changed.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We have most often visited Avenue Grill mid-week but this visit was on a Friday evening and we found the noise level to be extremely high. We were seated in line with the entrance to the kitchen and those seated on one side of our table kept getting bumped by staff. My husband had to move his chair back too far to be comfortable in order to stop the traffic flow. They seem to have added a few more tables since our last visit and the atmosphere was very different. The food is still great, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MEDIOCRE NITE OUT
    MRTG
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    FOOD WAS AVERAGE AT BEST. I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE, SO I'LL GIVE THEM THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT - COOK HAVING A BAD DAY. THE NOISE LEVERL WAS VERY HIGH. HARD TO CONVERSE WITHOUT SHOUTING. MOST NOISE CAME FROM THE BAR, BUT PERMIATED ENTIRE DINING ROOM.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salsagal
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Everything was totally delicious! The food, wine, etc. was fantastic! Just a little noisy for the older woman I was dining with, but it worked out. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    DLittmanVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I met a business acquaintance at Avenue Grill last week. As always, the service was prompt and friendly. My favorite, the ahi tuna was prepared just beautifully. The filet was fresh and tasty. The accompaniments were delicious. This is a spot I return to regularly
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot!
    TheFoodista
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Dependable staple on 17th Ave restaurant row. One of few, good places with ample, free parking. Personal faves are the beef lo mein and the roasted chicken breast. Hreat pysters, good wine list and a nice beer selection. Bar is a great place to drop in and have lunch. Love the "Ave"!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    delicdiner
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The setting, food menu, beer/wine/cocktail list were perfect for a date night! Fantastic service, and the food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OldFogie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    As usual, the Avenue Grill was just right for old fogies like us. We went there for our 61st Anniversary. We had the special for the night (roast lamb) which was very good--excellent sauce. Service from Kaitie was excellent with good, friendly repartee and not too hurried. Cocktails and wine, appetizer (oysters Rockefeller--a bit scant) and dessert very good. Altogether a very fine evening. It was prom night, so many young people there getting fueled for a big evening. And the eclectically attired crowd, ordering everything from stacked hamburgers to top-of-the-line menu items showed why it is considered a great neighborhood venue, but one with class.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mgtrimble
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent Food And The Staff Was Very Kind ANd Courteous
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food every time!
    Durango
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I look forward to every visit to the Avenue Grill. If it was closer to me I would go at least once a week. The menu is so diverse and always seems to have something new.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I had lunch, the menu had a nice variety of healthy choices. The restaurant itself was clean, the windows clean, the wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The noise was low and the tables were beautiful.....finally an adult restaurant!! Most importantly, the food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avenue - Client Lunch
    dcross
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Avenue Grill is always consistently good. I would like to see the menu change slightly. I had the sirloin and it was a bit oversalted, but otherwise good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Mindy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Avenue Grille is my favorite neighborhood place. The food is always excellent and the service is fine as well: check it out!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remembering a Gem
    ChrisFieldVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I ate at Avenue Grill this past Saturady evening. We hadn't been there for three or four years. There won't be such a lapse in the future. The food was delicious, the service prompt but not overbearing, the wine was poured generously and dessert was a wonderful ending to a terrific meal. The place was absolutely packed and people certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves. A nice bonus is that there is free parking across the street for patrons of the restaurant. We will certainly be back later this summer. It was nice to "rediscover" this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Wonderful food, nice ambiance. The Grill has long been a favorite of mine!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Dining
    Cr8iveMinddMan
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I have been to Avenue Grill several times and this last time did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. The overall experience was superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Consistent
    JimD
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The dining room has great ambience. I have eaten here 3 times, and the food has always been very good. This last time,my daughter had the special, haddock. It was excellent, fresh and perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avenue Comes Through!
    George
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I have had many a memorable experience at the Avenue Grill, and my most recent birthday celebration there was no exception. We requested and got a table by the window on 17th Avenue. As always the atmosphere was enchanting...a tolerable noise level but not so loud that one couldn't hear their companions or so quiet one could hear a pin drop. The service was impeccable. no hovering but the staff seemed to be there when it was required. Lastly, the staff was more than willing to accommodate our requests for splitting entrees and salads. I'd return more often if I could afford it! Tremendous! Here's to another 25 years for the Avenue Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    DenverDiner
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Used to eat here regularly. Hadn't been in a couple years. Still great all around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • God for Business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    i had a business meeting lunch. There were two other tables that looked like business meeting Also a nice family gathering celebrating a birthday.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner near Ogden Theatre
    TW504
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, great service and a wonderful time at this restaurant. I highly recommend the pork chop w/bleu cheese mashed potatoes. I also had a fantastic margarita there. I'd go back any day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Sunday brunch
    JB53
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a great brunch as usual at the Avenue Grille. The food was delicious and well prepared and the service was attentive. We had a great experience. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed :(
    Deelish
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We wanted a charming restaurant in this location, as we were going to a 9pm show nearby. We enjoyed the vibrant activity of the Grill as we entered, but our experience went down hill fast shortly after being seated...mainly because the service was HORRIBLE, not to be blamed by our server, but the kitchen. Our order wasn't complicated, calamari app. Burger, Spinach Salmon salad, Wedge and cup of chowder took us 1 hr to get served! We walked in at 745 and recd our main entrees at 845 and now we had to rush to eat get our bill to get to our show. And it was sooooooo loud it was difficult to chat as we waited for food. The wedge for 10.00 paled to the 5.5 wedge we just had the night b4 at Ted's Montana Grill. Wont go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    DROU
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Only complaint was our server. She had a chip on her shoulder the whole night. Weird because we usually have great service at Avenue Grill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, reasonable
    Danny
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent food, reasonable price. Creative bar. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sunday Brunch
    Liza
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The menu has a varied selection, everyone enjoyed their meals! Ambience was nice, with white tablecloths, friendly bar - great atmosphere for groups or couples. Great drink prices, as well, for Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, fabulous.
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I cant say it enough, they always take care of you, no matter what. They are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Denver Icon
    HappyDiners2
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    As always, a great meal, well-served, in a terrific room! Prices are moderate, and the portions are generous and delicious. A+ restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels and clam chowder were
    RoostVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Mussels and clam chowder were delicious. Bison was too sweet!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting well prepared
    Sunnyray
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Interesting well prepared menu. Excellent service. Room needs sound acoustic. At times we were unable to hear the conversation at our own table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    AmyCD
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I dined at Avenue Grill for the first time during Restaurant Week. We were impressed by the beautiful space, the friendly and attentive staff, and the tasty entrees. Overall, I would describe our experience as comfortable and fulfilling. We were very pleased with our choice to try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great as was
    Areyoukiddingme
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was great as was the service. They have an excellent wine list. We are already planning on going back again. Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.