Avenues Bistro - Brookside
Great food, we had the cheeseburgerGreat food, we had the cheeseburger two Sat. in a row and it's one of the best especially how it comes with the sides! Plan on coming back next week and trying breakfast. Great value and quality!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent - creative, flavorful, presented well, and constantly improving. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and attentive. Tim always has great suggestions about the perfect wine to accompany dinner - and the wine selection is very good. The atmosphere is warm, charming, and inviting. We have eaten here many, many times and have never had a bad meal or been disappointed.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a great dinner, wishalways a great dinner, wish we lived closer to go more often!...........LOVE Timothy, somelier! :-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestThis is one of the best places to go in the KC Metro area. Truly consistent in service and food. I always feel comfortable and taken care of by all.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did a pre-Mother's dayWe did a pre-Mother's day Sat lunch and were very pleased overall. The only negative is that the Sat lunch menu is rather limited, but the three of us all found something we liked and were happy with our choices. Our server, Kaitlin, was excellent and very personable. We have eaten at Avenues several times and have never been disappointed. And the location allows you to enjoy other businesses in the area.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe had a few cocktails in the bar and had toasted each other happy anniversary. Obviously, someone took note because when we where shown to our table it was covered with white linens and lovely wine glasses. Very classy touch!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMmy daughter treated me tomy daughter treated me to lunch at one of my favorite spots.
hard to go wrong.
always a winner!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Wonderful food, exceptional service. Absolutely one of my favorite places.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding asThe food was outstanding as always...Great service5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BrunchWe always dine there for early dinner, this past Sunday was the first time we try Brunch and no disappointment. Everything was excellent. price is great. Service was really nice . Is not a huge Brunch but so selective and eggs are made to order, Omelett, Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Waffles and Eggs any way. We will go back. I recommend this for or any time Brunch5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a wonderful ambienceI would recommend Avenue's Bistro to anyone. It is a great place to eat at a very reasonable price. Anything I have eaten at the restaurant has been wonderful!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen over a year since last visit.While Avenues used to be my once to twice a month restaurant, it has been over a year stuck in Leavenworth since was last here. Peter, Giovanni, and Tim are still making it feel like home. My friend had a delicious meal, as did I. Glad to hear Joe was back there in the kitchen working hard. Next time, I will not take that long to return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good wine. TimGreat food, good wine. Tim is a knowledgeable and fun sommelier. Best bread pudding in KC.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWill return soonIt was a wonderful, low key evening, this is it. The service was impeccable. Our bottle of wine was amazing and reasonably priced. We had the crab cakes, lobster mac n cheese and the tuna. All three were perfect. The atmosphere was designed for intimate groups of older adults.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good mussels in wineVery good mussels in wine sauce. The short rib dish was outstanding !4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb. I took a couple ofSuperb. I took a couple of friends who'd never been to Avenues Bistro, and after having drinks at the bar while we waited for our table, we were seated and ordered from the small plates menu. Two of us were celebrating birthdays, and the third happened to mention it to the waitress, who brought out our desserts with candles atop them. What a great touch!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food ThisConsistently great food This is a place we go back to even with many other great restaurants in KC.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMi don't think we've ever hadi don't think we've ever had a bad meal at avenues.
it is one of our go-to favorites.
there was a large group seated near us and it was delightful to see how much fun they were having. it turned out to be a group of friends celebrating an engagement.
our dinner was outstanding. we tried the pork tenderloin skewers for the first time. excellent! we hadn't had the guacomole for quite some time and they'd changed the chips to sumptuous pita chips to die for. yum!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, very, very goodAs always, very, very good food and service. We really enjoy coming here - steaks are cooked to perfection. Will be back soon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful eveningWe had a delightful evening with delicious food and helpful service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturdays at Avenues BistroSaturdays at Avenues Bistro are just delightful! The $5.99 brunch is a perfect way to start the day. Standard breakfast fare taken up a notch. Don't pass on the cinnamon rolls. In fact, plan to take a dozen home with you. You won't be disappointed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place whereThis is a great place where the food is always strong with inventive specials. Pair these great dishes with the perfect wine recommended by the very talented wine sommelier Tim, and it is always a memorable evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Avenues BistroI have been to Avenues Bistro many times and everything has been exceptional. This time, the service was a bit off so I politely let the manager know that there are some opportunities for improvement with our server. Other than that, the experience was exceptional!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful brunch. You canWonderful brunch. You can get your choice of a fantastic breakfast, and the brunch buffet items come with it. Delicious.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, as wasFood was excellent, as was our waiter. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We were there during the slow period. So, it was quite. The place is small. I can see it being noisier if there were more guests. The only thing I did not enjoy was my drink. I ordered a Bourbon Mule. I couldn't tell the difference between the ice water and this drink.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove coming here. It's oneLove coming here. It's one of our go-to date places!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalThis was my second time there. I brought my kids and they really enjoyed it.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great time. Got toAlways a great time. Got to take advantage of the early bird specials. Food was excellent as always.Service was great also.I've never been disapointed.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect neighborhood dinnerPerfect neighborhood dinner spot with work colleague! Energy level and atmosphere at restaurant is excellent. Waiter was more than helpful regarding wine selection and dinner choices for this first visit. A great fine, I will be back !4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy Avenues andWe always enjoy Avenues and have been there many times. This time we ordered the Salmon with lentils and the Lobster Ravioli. Both were fabulous -- the lobster dish was delicious but got a bit heavy for me so we switched plates and got to enjoy two meals. Whatever they did to the lentils was awesome -- best I ever had. And the salmon had a smokey flavor with kept the dish lively. Can't wait to go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a business lunch thereI had a business lunch there and it was great because we it was quiet enough to talk but a very nice atmosphere. My only complaint that on the salad I had, there was WAAAAAY too much dressing. So much that I could not enjoy the salad, and because I am on weight watchers and everything else on the plate was 0 points, but the dressing was a real problem. Service was exceptional and staff was awesome.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually Avenues is outstanding.Usually Avenues is outstanding. This was Easter brunch so a special menu...understandable. They are always busy for Sunday brunch so I was expecting typicall excellent food. I got the salmon entree as well as my son...boy that was a mistake...pale pink, white brie, white buerre blanc and cold mashed potatoes. What a miss for both of us!!! Cordon Bleu was very so so as well. You guys are much better than this. Think we'll be skipping brunch for a while but dinner is always excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time toThis was my first time to Avenues Bistro. The service and food were very good. I will definitely return when I am in the Kansas City area again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAvenues is one of my favoriteAvenues is one of my favorite places! Very consistent in food and service.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOMG - We found a new favorite!This was our first experience at Avenues Bistro in Brookside and it was AWESOME! Our server took her time answering all of our questions about the menu and helped us make excellent decisions! The bacon wrapped dates - delicious, the pomme frites & dipping sauces were excellent & filling (LOTS), and the lamb meatballs were wonderful. A little disappointed in the lobster mac'n'cheese - it was too runny & tasted like it was made with fake cheese mix; the shrimp dip was a good dip, but really hot! I think we were full with the small plate offerings by this time. :) We also enjoyed the drink options and found them very tasty and strong. We'll certainly return to Avenues. We can't wait to try the rest of the menu!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMbefor the theatre!!!fabulous as always. I had the 12 oz ribeye....wonderful!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSpur-of-the-moment visit onSpur-of-the-moment visit on a Tuesday night, and good to see the place nearly full. Their early-bird incentives must work -- we've never taken advantage of that, but should.
We were there a few weeks ago and had great wine and repeated that. I also repeated main entre, the chili-spiced grilled shrimp. Having had it twice within a month, now i'm ready to move on to something else. Shrimp good, but polenta not as creamy as last time -- too thick and lumpy, but still tasty. Companion's fish was excellent. Bacon-wrapped dates good, but had those last time, too, and will move on.
Waitress was fine.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was superb!Our experience was superb! Thank you, Giovanni, our waiter! Our thanks to the chef and all the staff behind the scenes. It's a lot of hard work and we so appreciate it!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMavenues has wonderful smallavenues has wonderful small plates;delicious with generous portions.
they were accommodating with our booth request and their service is always outstanding.
terrific wine selection as well.
great experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the lobsterI really enjoyed the lobster ravioli and the crème brulee, although others at the table weren't quite as impressed with what they ordered this time. The atmosphere was quiet even though it was busy and the lighting was nice--very soft and easy. I'd return!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed ourMy husband and I enjoyed our meals. He had veal with a wonderful sauce and I had salmon cooked to perfection. We both loved the corn souffle. The service was great with our meals delivered quickly, but we were not rushed.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and qualityWe had amazing service. I think it was the manager that came over and helped us pick out our wine and drinks for the evening. I couldn't decide between two, so he got me a half glass of each. The filet was cooked perfectly for the steak and frittes. The butternut squash salad was unusual, delicious, and savory. We weren't planning on having desert, but we saw too many good creations going to other tables, we had to try. It was delicious.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Love the HappyExcellent! Love the Happy Hour specials! Fun spot to go with my husband and older children.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodGreat food all around. We had two appetizers - the dates and the crab stuffed mushrooms - both delish. Creme brûlée for dessert hit the spot but another in our group had the bread pudding, which was also fabulous. Steaks for dinner - cannot go wrong! Be sure to try their sides! Polenta is amazing! The Brussel sprouts did not disappoint either. We had a wonderful server to top it off!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visit. The $20First time visit. The $20 before 6pm special is a great enticement to visit early. My friend and I both had the halibut entree. It was delicious, as were the salads and side dishes. I think it was slightly easier to find parking since we got to the restaurant before 6pm.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a fun place, veryDefinitely a fun place, very vibrant, great menu choices, good food.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good service, food wasVery good service, food was yummy. Service has been a little iffy on past visits so was glad to come back for another try.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMthis neighborhood favoritethis neighborhood favorite has been one of our go-to places for the last couple of years.
never disappointing. always yummy!!
trie the eggplant small plate for the 1st time-excellent.
such an amazing value when you show up early.
how can you go wrong?!1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was fine except that evenIt was fine except that even with a reservation we had to wait almost 1/2 hour to be seated....that's too long. Understandably it is the holiday season & places are more crowded - so I'll give Avenues a pass this time. Second batch of shrimp were not so good - had been refrozen or something. Potatoes that came with the Eggs Benedict were super good.12/16/2012 12:00:00 AMthis little gem is one ofthis little gem is one of our all time favorites. it's always reliable and the early bird special cannot be beat. no where that i know of has such generous small plates for so little. how can you go wrong??!
brought my parents and they too had a fabulous meal.
definitely a winner!!12/9/2012 12:00:00 AM