Avenue Grill - Denver
Avenue Grill - Denver

Avenue Grill - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avenuegrill.com/
  • Phone: 3038612820x
  • 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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Avenue Grill - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since April 2 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)great for lunch (44)fit for foodies (43)special occasion (42)great for brunch (35)romantic (32)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (13)hot spot (11)late-night find (10)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Always a treat
    newfan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been to the Avenue Grill many times for dinner and an occasional lunch. The food is consistently good and the service is top notch. It's one of our favorite go-to places in Denver! We love to sit at the window tables in the late evening. It's a taste of New York chic right in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had to send two entrees back because one was over cooked and the other undercooked. So sad I used to love going here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    jj2denver
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've eaten here often and the food is always unique and dependably tasty! Our server was very good this lunch and did an excellent job of gauging when we needed privacy for business and when we would like her attention. It's always a plus that the manager comes by to make sure things are going well with everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Drink Paradise
    rockinfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Celebrated our 30 year vow renewal ceremony/anniversary at Avenue Grill. Katy, our server, was great and spot on throughout the meal. House Sangria (yummy), and the house beef stroganoff is a must! as is the Ahi Tuna. ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    FoodluvrVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Sadly, our food was tasteless. Very disappointing. This used to be a good restaurant. Very nice location and interior. Hope they get a new chef soon! We don't plan to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ANOTHER GOOD MEAL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is our default go to neighborhood spot. The food, service and atmosphere are consistently good. And the price point makes it affordable on a frequent basis. We had another good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Brunch
    BobInDenver
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We've been going to Avenue Grill for 16 of their 25 years, and have never had a bad experience. The special July 4 weekend brunch kept the streak going. A $4 giant Bellini is a great way to start a Sunday morning, and the "brunch bread" took the edge off during the remarkably short wait for the food to arrive. The place was busy but not crowded, with a number of regulars who were greeted by name by the wait staff. We love the urban atmosphere, classy without being stuffy, and we usually snag a table by the large windows looking out on 17th Avenue. A nice dinner with wine and all the fixings can set you back over $100 for two, this delightful brunch cost just over$30, including the Bellinis.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Denver Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We discovered the Avenue Grill in the mid 1990's. Have not been back to Denver for many years and wanted to go back to one of our favorites. They still serve a great Martini and the menu, updated for current tastes, is very good. We'll be back again because the Avenue is in a class above the ordinary "restaurants".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmet
    Steve
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The items we chose were all the best. Well done and creative! A favorite spot that I have repeated many times!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service great, food fair
    GoodFoodFanVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our server was great. There when needed, attentive and friendly. Knew the menu. Food was, at best, fair. Party of 4, each ordered different entrees. There was no "wow". The food was just off, not flavorful, not spiced right, just disappointing. Doubt I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding for over 20 years
    ElLagarto1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    After many years of outstanding service in the Uptown Neighborhood, the family-owned-and operated Avenue Grill continues to offer what is among the best service, cuisine, dining environments in downtown Denver. The description of the Avenue as a "traditional San Francisco style neighborhood restaurant" is right on the mark. The Avenue Grill is my very favorite Denver restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Enjoyment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Buffalo and filet were excellent. Veggies succulent and done perfect. Great Caesar salad as well. Authentic with anchovies on the side if you wish. Moderately priced. Dinner for two (no drinks) was $72. Dine outside if the weather is nice :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib Night
    CODinerVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Don't miss Prime Rib Monday, it is always good. Get there early.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed!
    RHenry
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had reservations on Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 am. for myself, my daughter and grandson. When we arrived, the hostess was on the phone and there were only 4 other people in the entire restaurant. We waited at the podium until she could figure out where we should sit; she started to take us to a four seater in the front by the window and said "oh wait" this one is reserved????? So we went back to the podium to figure out where we should sit?? Ok, I thought making a reservation would speed up the seating process but obviously not! Finally, were seated, and a waiter named Rico came over after we sat there for almost 20 minutes; took drink order made jokes and left. Food was mediocre, poorly seasoned and small portions. Disappointing!
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  • Fantastic Experience
    TheDinnerClub
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our "dinner group" met at Avenue Grill for this month's gathering. There were ten of us, and Avenue Grill had no problem letting us make a reservation on-line for a group this size (many other places won't allow it). Upon arriving, our group was promptly seated and our server, Katie, saw to everyone's needs. She was very attentive throughout our entire time at the restaurant from our initial drink order through dessert. Everything we ordered was delivered to our table in a reasonable time, was hot, cooked properly, and delicious! I ordered the Avenue filet and it was one of the best steaks I can remember eating in a very long time. I would rate the Avenue Grill as one of the best bargains in fine dining that Denver has to offer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Food
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been going to the Avenue Grill since it opened...still going because it's always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mitchVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our party of 6 was there for Father's Day brunch. The place was understaffed, the waitstaff not able to provide decent service. One person at our table sent back COLD quiche. It was returned after the rest of party was finished....and it was still cold and looked even less appetizing. This has been a favorite of our family and we have eaten here frequently. The restaurant has seemed to be having management, staffing problems for the last several months. Father's Day brunch may be the last time we eat here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    AndriaLL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was just looking for a 10:00 reservation anywhere in Denver for Father's Day as we had a lot to do and it was the only time we could find. The food was excellent. In our family we have a pescetarian, a wheat allergy, a tomato allergy and a shellfish allergy. Everyone was able to order a meal they enjoyed at a decent price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Maybe it's what I ordered, but I didn't care for this restaurant. I was looking for a brunch for Father's Day. Should have gone with my first choice. My husband liked his steak. I had the salmon quiche.
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  • Love this place
    Durango
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I look forward to coming back here soon! The food is amazing & the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    badBday
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Seemed like it should be great place to eat but......... Cioppino - good serving size but tasteless, had to put in some wasabi to get any flavor. Duck very average. Seared AHi tuna done perfectly but again not much flavor. Had to return the 1st Martini as it was watered down from a lot of melting ice. Took 10 minutes just to get the waitress to come so we COULD return it. Waitress came to take our wine order when we were over half done our meal so we did not order wine. We were there for my wife's B'day but will not soon be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We went later than usual after having been at a meeting. The service was very accommodating and the smaller food items requested for the late evening dining were perfect. We will be back. It was good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amanda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great experience for brunch. Well priced brunch drinks ($2) and a delicious selection of brunch entrees. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a party
    JasperMarks
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We celebrated our Mother's birthday party here. Three of us were vegan. They accommodated the three vegans wonderfully; and, the other dishes were great as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janan
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.