No matter how many times weNo matter how many times we go to Avenue, it never disappoints. From the extensive wine list, to the service to the food, this place truly rocks their consistency year in and out. Hands down, simply the best dining on the Jersey Shore!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!Always a great meal with professional staff. Consistant and creative! Never misses!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLong branch gemThe restaurant is great, Manhattan style, what is very rare for New Jersey. Food is excellent , service great, ocean view is amazing. Not too expensive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAvenue A+We took our son and his girlfriend to Avenue for a birthday celebration and had a very nice time. The food was done perfectly, we ate early and three of us had the prix fix, which has very generous portions. The three courses left us full and satisfied with great flavors. We sat against the doors to the outside seating area and took in the wonderful view of the ocean along with the calming interior decorations of Avenue transport you to a soothing place. I recommend anyone in the Long Branch area giving Avenue a try, you won't be disappointed. Our waitress was Anastasia, same as the first time we were there and she did a great job.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I am spending over $100When I am spending over $100 a person for dinner I do not expect unsupervised children jumping and shouting in the diningroom next to me. We did eat early 6:45 pm on a friday, perhaps later next time.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect night by the seaWe were escorted to our table upon arrival and our courteous and efficient waiter, Davis, took excellent care of us from start to finish. The Spring pea soup was perfectly flavored and the coconut espuma/foam was tasty and fun. The salt-encrusted branzino was enjoyed (except for the occasional bone) by my husband and son. I had Duck, Duck, Duck...yum, yum, yum! We shared three extraordinary desserts: chocolate and pistachio crepe suzettes, creme brûlée and profiteroles.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice SurpriseWe had dinner last Saturday at Avenue, first time back in over one year. Our meal and service was very good and the view was a terrific bonus. Valet is $15 but worth the convenience, we would return again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting with greatBeautiful setting with great food to match.
The menu never changes ( there is one daily special)
so each dish is well executed.
The staff is professional and friendly.
The view from the restaurant doesn't get ant better.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined here many timesWe have dined here many times since our daughter has started attending college in the area. While the ambiance is beautiful the food is okay at best. The cocktails are priced as if it were Manhattan or Miami. It's not, it's Long Branch. Although they want to be an upscale hip establishment they really need to deliver outstanding service and food to accomplish this. It comes up short. Disappointing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early reservationWe had an early reservation and went for the prix-fixe menu. Every dish was superb! This has been, and still is my favorite restaurant. It’s amazing that they can keep the high quality of food and service over the years.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was so soft spokenOur waiter was so soft spoken that we couldn't hear a word he was saying. He twice he come over to check on us but as soon as he made eye contact with me from several feet away he seemed to take that as "we're good" and immediately turned around without actually approaching us. Truthfully, he just seemed too shy to be a waiter at an upscale restaurant were you're suppose to really feel like you're being "taken care of". But the service was still prompt and accurate and everything was DELICIOUS, and the view and ambiance was stunning so we'll be back! Get the chocolate custard for dessert, by the way!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Avenue on manyHave been to Avenue on many occasions. Always an enjoyable dining experience. Drinks at the bar before dinner were excellent. Table service was attentive but not too fussy. Food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent EverytimeI've been coming to the avenue for years
And it never fails to deliver a great time. Yes there
are big crowds but what do you expect from a top
rated resturant ! Food is always good and management
and service are geared to please. If you want a
great meal with a great view it's the best!!!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJersey Shore findThis is my new favorite restaurant down the Jersey Shore. It's so beautiful, the many windows that allow you glimpses of the ocean, even if you are not in direct ocean view seating...and of course the food! It's well prepared, with a lovely presentation. This is my second visit, bringing along diserning foodies and they all loved it. The trout was excelent, along with my "Fruits de Mer" appy. Fhres oysters , mussels and clams, simply marvelous! We are enjoying it while we can because we know,come summer, it will be hard to score a table.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service! Beautiful.Everything was amazing except our table was very close to other customers. It felt like we were all squished next to each other just so they could feed more guests at a time. For the amount of money we spent I would hope we would have a little more privacy, but I understand it was on a busy weekend. We asked to be moved to a different location when we were first brought to our table (we were literally spaced 3-4 inches from other guest's table, and they had baby) - the second spot was better though we were still very close to other customers. The food was brought out kind of quickly, once again feeling rushed. Overall the service and staff was amazing, the food tasted great - we had a nice dinner but not sure how I feel about the seating.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is beautifulThe atmosphere is beautiful just what we needed. Food outstanding, service and drinks superb.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe $30 fixed priced menuThe $30 fixed priced menu selections were fine for everyones dietary needs. Both choices of bread were equally delicious, especiially the dark multigrain.
I enjoyed the beet and gorganzola salad as well as the trout almondine. The fish was light and cooked perfectly. The other entree, braised ribs with root vegetables was savory. All the appetizers and entrees were presented nicely. My dessert, the chocolate pot de creme, the best dessert that was ordered, was delicious and not overly sweet. I tried the profiteroles which were just ok, kind of run of the mill. The sorbet with fresh fruit was average as well. A nice meal with an ocean view, what could more could you ask for.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was restaurant week soIt was restaurant week so the price was good and the portions average. Have been there before and it's always been good. The wine list is outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMas usual incredible...foodas usual incredible...food was GREAT...service GREAT...and we will go back many times4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Martini Bar. ServiceGreat Martini Bar. Service and Food were outstanding. A little noisy.
Huge Wine List but prices were out of sight for wines that we know are reasonable. Some wines were priced 4 times what you can buy them for retail!!!!!!!!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Palm Sunday DinnerAvenue off season does not have the "electric" that in-season brings but the food and service were on par. Great waiter and enjoyed the $30 prixe fix menue. $12 in Jersey for a martini (although common) still seems about $2-4 over what is necessary especially off season.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI met friends from NY forI met friends from NY for their first visit to Avenue for Sunday lunch. We hadn't seen each other in a while and were looking for a quiet table along with a great view. Avenue exceeded their expectations. My friend said his lamb sandwich was the best he ever had and his wife enjoyed her chicken paillard with salad. I loved my grilled chicken club sandwich again. Our waiter, Dave, perceived that we wanted to relax and catch up, and he was very accommodating. All in all, I was glad that I chose Avenue as our meeting place - great food, great view, great service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM