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Avenues Bistro - Brookside
Avenues Bistro - Brookside

Avenues Bistro - Brookside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.avenuesbistro.com/
  • Phone: (816) 333-5700
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 9am - 2pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mario Galan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Director Jessica Ray’s “if you can dream it, we can do it!” approach begs for the spotlight from all who specialize in the art of Catering. Our well received designer menus provide a carousel of options for all functions. Don’t see what suits? Doesn’t matter, for what you have in mind is a go. From pick-up to full service, 5 people or 500, from box lunch to fancy five courses, we can handle the truth! But the word is out and dates are filling up fast. Put the worry behind and insure a great time by considering us. Contact Jessica Ray, catering@avenuesbistro.com or 913.449.2553.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wornall
  • Parking: No
A word from Avenues Bistro - Brookside
Avenues Bistro offers an array of selections for every palate and features many regional European specialties. Chef/Owner Joe Birch, voted one of “America’s Top 25 New Chefs” in 2007, comes from a diverse European ancestry and has for the past 20 years traveled across and studied the cuisines of Europe. These travels & experiences, his vast culinary training, & many of his own family recipes are the inspiration behind both the concept and the creation of the dishes at Avenues. Birch’s kitchen is led by Executive Chef Mario Galan, a rising star on the Kansas City culinary scene. In 2007 he & Birch earned Avenues “Best New Restaurant- Kansas City”. Followed up in 2008 as being recognized by Ingrams Magazine as one of "Kansas Citys Top 3 Overall Restaurants". Equally impressive is the wine program at Avenues. Recognized as having both great value & selection, the restaurant was recently awarded Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” & also Wine Enthusiasts "Award of DistinctionContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Wow. The place was so loud. I was hoarse from yelling over the noise at my dining companion at the end of the eve. Our food took about 15 minutes to arrive and we were both famished. The waiter did not apologize or offer some bread while we waited. He didn't check with us to see what we needed and didn't fill our water glasses until we flagged him down, which took time to get his attention."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent. I had the sole - am not crazy about fish but I ate every single bite of this and would order it again. My husband ordered the lobster ravioli; he is a light eater BUT he ate evert bit of his, too! We ordered gelato for dessert. I love gelato but am picky about it; I would say this is some of the best gelato I have had! Prices are very reasonable considering what you get!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "I drive three times a week from Raytown to dine here! The food, service (Bill and Megan) and atmoshere are top notch. I tell everyone I know it's always on point!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Avenue Bistro is in a great area of Brookside. The restaurant is small and charming. The food was ok. Nothing fancy or special. No farm to table type of experience. It was a good breakfast but nothing special that I can't get anywhere else. Room 39 is a great example of a restaurant that really cares and loves the food they prepare. Our server was polite but forgettable. Nice place overall but won't be back."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My first visit was great. Booked on Open Table. Made it there just a few minutes before our time and were seated shortly, while it was very busy. My date and I were sat at the best table and treated accordingly. The Crab and Artichoke dip with Peta chips was a great way to start the evening. My date had the Lobster pasta and I had the Flounder with Brussels sprouts. The taste was amazing and we decided to get a bottle of Cabernet with dinner, which was one of the better bottles of wine we've had recently. They corked the bottle for us and the leftovers will provide a nice second meal. Excellent experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We have been to Avenues Bistro several times and always really love the food. However, we have never been there when it was really busy. We just went there on a Saturday evening and the noise level was deafening! It made our visit miserable. Also, while the brussell sprouts were fabulous, we found that the other sides were all carbs. For those of us watching our carbs, it left us little to choose from. We did order the carrots (the only other vegetable available) and they were not cooked enough."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I love the happy hour menu and selection at Avenues. There is rarely a wait on Monday & Tuesday nights. Go check it out!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "If there is such a thing as a "Go-To" restaurant where you can go ANYTIME and completely enjoy the food, the service, the ambience - then this is MY "go-to" restaurant. Once again, I enjoyed brunch at Avenue's. Of course, I will return again and again!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "we came in for a family brunch with a two year old and an 8 week old plus.....8 grown ups. the restaurant could not have done better"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Terrific lunch, beautifully presented. Good service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with a friend. We had a lot of catching up to do and this was the perfect location and venue. The food was wonderful, the service was terrific and time flew by as we visited and feasted on the iconic Pom Frites and delicious and creative salads. Our waitron was attentive yet not domineering. This has always been a favorite go to spot for lunch and will continue to be so."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Loved my recent dining at Avenue Bistro. The food was amazing and every course was better than the previous one. The ambiance is quiet and romantic....great place to dine on Sunday's prior to the start of the Monday work week."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Had brunch with family. Great food, was very impressed!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "To dine here you must be prepared for a lot of noise and activity. If you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway, this is not the place. Food and pricing is good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had reservations at 12:45 pm at 15 minutes after 1 the gentleman seating had sat two couples that came in way after us. He then sat a walkin before us. When we arrived there was one couple that had reservations waiting to be seated and we would be next!!!! When I said something to the man he could not even remember our name, so we left.He was to busy complaining about people not leaving and not focusing on what he needed to be doing. We have been going here 3 to 4 times a month for years.I will have to find a new place that are more on the ball!!! Why bother with reservations if the staff does not seat you by your reservation."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food here is ALWAYS exceptional. Wonderfully diverse menu,something on the menu to satisfy any palate. Service is always superior. Very accommodating to handicapped person. A great evening!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our food was outstanding, from appetizer to dessert. Priced are great - we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food quality and portions on the lobster ravioli was great. The 40 year Taylor tawny port was pricey but worth it, a very generous pour...I'm going to seek out a bottle for home! Service was a tad disappointing as he didn't keep the table wiped down and we had the full experience of app's, entrees, dessert and after dinner drinks."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Just moving from Chicago our expectations shave been mixed about K.C. dining. The Bistro was wonderful, the food choices were very tasty and our server Giovanni was perfect. Thank you Avenues Bistro, see you again soon!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I went with a group of 7 ladies and everyone loved their dinner. I had the artichoke and lobster flatbread...so good. For an appetizer we had the bacon-wrapped dates which sounded very odd, but they were amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was great. The Happy Hour menu is fantastic! Sangrias are the best in town."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch at Avenues is a really good bargain and the food is wonderful. $12.99 for all you can eat plus you can add several options for additional $1, $2 or $3. Always too full to eat the additional choice but we take it home so for a few bucks more you can enjoy 2 meals instead of one. Also, bottomless mimosa, bloody mary or screwdriver for $8."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Just love this bistro - economical when you need it to be, always delicious. We brag on Avenues and bring in new "recruits" all the time and are never let down. It appeals to many different tastes and generations, though I wouldn't suggest for kids unless you are teaching them to have a sophisticated palate from the start. Cannot recommend it enough!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I have always had such a great experience dining at Avenues so when it came time to suggest a place for my Mother In law's 90th birthday I thought Avenues! What a disappointment! We called ahead to have drinks waiting at the table for a toast, didn't happen & we had to wait about 10 minutes for the last drink to arrive to do the toast. No silverware, slow delivery of food, dirty dishes from brunch plates slow to be removed, had to ask for coffee refills. Lastly, I had called the afternoon before to have a little surprise at the end and they offered the flourless chocolate cake. How exciting I thought a little something to recognize the day. Didn't happen and was only delivered after the check we had to ask for. Up your game!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Nice dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The place has above average food with average price. So the value is good. The place is very noise. But provide great wine list with reasonable price. I had prime rib sandwich, which was tender and juicy. However, if they can trim down the fat before place the meat to sandwich, it will be much healthier, and taste better. The price is $16, not too cheap. The side dish is delicious, Asia Slaw. My husband had short rib, very well prepared, tender and tasty, with lots of butter in the mash potato, and also not too health. The price is $23. My 7 year old boy had Chicken soup, with side and a nice chocolate covered strawberry. It was only $7. However, when he asked for one more strawberry, we were charged for $3 for one piece of strawberry."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I met an old friend, that I hadn't seen in a very long time, for lunch. We both enjoyed our meal and appreciated the service. They were attentive, but not overly which allowed us to visit and catch up. It was a lovely lunch!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our birthdays with our family -- five adults and one small child -- with dinner at Avenue's and had a very relaxed and enjoyable evening. Delicious food, good wine, delightful desserts. Cozy atmosphere. Total cost about $50 per person with tip ... a bit pricey but worth it. The staff was very friendly, and efficient and helped us select a menu that maximized our money spent. We dine there with some frequency, and we always enjoy it. It's a great Brookside Restaurant and a great place for entertaining guests, friends, and family ... or just for two in comfortable setting."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The new menu, decor, service, food quality and value are why we eat here often. Its a great Brookside neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our waiter was eager and willing to serve us with a genuine smile for our entire visit for a Sunday brunch. We were especially impressed when he was more than willing to immediately clean up a mess in front of our table on the carpeting. We brought company from out of state to your restaurant not knowing what it would be like. Thank you for a pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Brunch on Sunday is very enjoyable at Avenues Bistro. I ordered from the menu and got the buffet also. My husband chose only the buffet. Everything was very tasty. Great selection and variety. Sure you will enjoy it!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was very good - dining area is small and tables are on top of one another. Loud and easy to hear all conversations from adjacent tables. Waitress didn't not compliment food. Service was not great and she have very curt responses to questions."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been going to Avenue's Bistro in for about 5 years. We really enjoy the food. The waiter told us about a nice bottle of French wines that was on special that night. We weren't sure if it would fit both of our tastes, but he assured us it would and we had no problem finishing off the bottle. The waiter told us we could take the unfinished bottle with us. We almost always have the bacon wrapped dates, but decided to try the scallops this time. Very tasty and cooked just right. My husband had the short rib risotto which was prevent and I had the Kansas city strip cooked to perfection. The desserts were hard to pass up and so large that we decided to share one. All in all great food and a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "So wonderful that my sister and I happened upon this fabulous place. The food was amazing and so many items I had never experienced before. A bit pricy but WELL worth it. Staff were attentive and answered all of our questions. The one question our wait staff did not know the answer to, she went back and asked the chef. It was a memorable experience and we are sure to visit Avenues again when we are back in Kansas City!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious! I highly recommend the Brussels Sprouts Carbonara!! However, we had one item which was not served according to the description in the menu. The scallops were described as being served over a cauliflower puree, but were served over mashed potatoes instead. Since I follow an eating plan where I don't mix carbs and fats, this was an important part of the meal to me. We brought this fact to our server's attention, but she made no offer to check into it or to bring the cauliflower puree."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " as always we had great food and great service. I had the pork schinezel my husband had the lobster pasta. there was enough to take home fo another meal"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Another great experience that we shared with friends."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed our early dinner Sunday afternoon. Always appreciate the discounted prices small plates, as well as the wine."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Sunday Brunch at Avenues Bistro is tasteful, in many ways! The buffet has so many offerings,each of them well-prepared and seasoned beautifully, and yet isn't overwhelming. Getting the main course with the buffet included is a real value! The Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are well prepared. The service is attentive but not intrusive. It's a lovely venue for a special occasion! Another plus is its being located near a variety of interesting shops--like World's Window!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our entrees were terrible! While our server Nick was attentive, he never asked how our meal was and I discovered after arriving home that while I had ordered a $9 glass of Red Rhone wine , he had brought me a $12 glass of Manceau Bordeaux instead. My bad for not checking the bill more closely while there. The major problem were the entrees which truly were bad. We both ordered the Lobster Bucatini, which I had enjoyed two weeks ago. What arrived was a plate of tasteless overdone pasta with lobster meat that clearly was made up of the tips of the claws. There was absolutely NO toasted almonds nor charred peppers as described on the menu. While we should have complained while there, we were with a friend and didn't want to make a scene."
    Dined on 7/12/2014