Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House
Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House

Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avenuesproper.com/
  • Phone: 3852278628
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Sudnay: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Liam Connelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 33 space parking lot and street parking available
A word from Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House
Gastropub with on-site brewery featuring Contemporary American cuisine. A rotating selection of house-brewed beers are complimented by large list of draft and bottled beer from the many great breweries in Utah. The food menu changes often based on the seasonal availability of products from local and regional farmers and ranchers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (14)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)good for groups (6)romantic (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great for drinks
    ShaylaKay
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I really enjoyed my bloody mary and the Proper flight with High West liqour paired with Avenues beer, delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    BretUtah
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    AP has a great beer and cocktail list and a great menu. I had the fish and chips last night, not sure I'll order them again, but they were good. I like lightly breaded fish and they have more breading than actual fish. Their fries are killer and their corn is amazing, when it's in season. I have never seen kids here so that's a huge plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local spot for a casual meal
    16pawsVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We weren't blown away by the food or the service; but a good, solid option for a local gastropub.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef, better menu, great beer
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Much improved menu with the new chef with several meal choices that make for a nice evening out. Could still use a bit more depth ala The Epic Annex in Sugarhouse but still an all around positive experience and a place I will be back to anytime I frave a great local beer and dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The corn on the cob, fries, chicken sandwich all super yum! The side of bread was only so-so at best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avenues Pub is average
    OutOntheTown
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Roast chicken was a bit dry. Veggie burger spicy and also a bit dry. My fish and chips were just what I wanted. Wine selection and mixed drinks that my friends had were all excellent. Service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy
    SDBreezy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I went to this restaurant for Sunday Brunch after noticing it was a very trendy place in Salt Lake. I was a little disappointed. I ordered the chicken and waffles...the chicken is really some sort of ground up chicken infused with sage...a chicken tender. The waffles and eggs on top were fine. The mimosas were alright as well. Neither choice is really anything to brag about. My biggest complaint would be the seating. I went with my friend, just the 2 of us and the tables were so close together it really made for some uncomfortable conversation. We felt like our neighbors were in our convo and vise versa. Overall, the service was average and it's ok spot to try once, I most likely won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foody place
    carson
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I gave it 3 stars because I don't see the value in expensive food like my wife does. If you're a foody, you'll love it. Lots of weird stuff on the menu, it's all local and stuff, and it is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beers and food were great. Server made us feel comfortable and really knew the menu. friendly neighborhood pub atmosphere-nice. We will be going back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will return often
    KayinSaltLake
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We can't believe we never went here before - it is practically in our neighborhood (we live in Capitol Hill and the restaurant is only 2 1/2 miles as the crow flies) We tried three different beers and liked them all, as well as a G&T made with local gin, which was also great (would have been better if we weren't stuck with a "Utah pour") The menu is several steps above the usual gastro pub fare. The shellfish frites was outstanding, as was the burger. There was too much else on the menu that we wanted to try, so we will be back soon to eat our way through all of the offerings. Server knew the menu and ingredients and was just attentive enough. Astonishingly reasonable prices for food and drink.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded expectations
    cfprofVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Was very surprised by the quality of the meal and professionalism of the staff. My wife loved the entire experience. Beers are also exceptional. Not fine dining, but excellent food fairly priced with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    UrbanDiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We continue to enjoy Avenue Proper for brunch. We've been there several times and have always had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never have to ask me twice.
    HungryintheAves
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I absolutely adore this restaurant! I wish I could eat here more often. The chicken and waffles are a must and there is always room for pork belly. It's noisy but the food is absolutely worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House reviews archive.
  • Sophisticated Comfort Food
    Twiggs
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Yes, that's it, sophisticated comfort food. French fries with the adult version of a savory sauce…and this time to shake it up we tasted the Beer Braised Short Rib. Perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night, great food
    scubasteve801
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was my second time dining at Avenues Proper, hands down my favorite restaurant in the Salt Lake Valley. Fresh, local produce is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant
    BretUtah
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was surprised to see such a great restaurant in a quiet avenues neighborhood. The restaurant is very well put together with an upscale feel but the prices don't break the bank. I was surprised by some of the unique drinks they have and the waitress recommended a great beer cocktail?! They brew a small selection of beer that is worth trying. Good service, great food and great drinks make this restaurant one of the best new restaurants around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Been wanting to try this place for a while and so glad I finally did! Went to dinner with some friends and my sister who was in town visiting. We all loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    BrooksVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I made my reservation solely on the description in Open Table and what a fantastic surprise! The menu was so descriptive and varied, it was difficult to choose from the many options. The beer menu had it all as well. I was so impressed. I also appreciated the décor, the art work and "feel" of the restaurant. When I return to Salt Lake on my future business trips, I will be sure to enjoy this gem again and again! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    ibid
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This gem is underrated! Food great, and service attentive. Try it,
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    AlohaVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I like having neighborhood restaurants and was anxious to finally try this one. The food wasn't bad by any stretch, but it also wasn't memorable. Possibly it was the dish I had which was a substitution after they had ran out of what I originally ordered.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good beer, new chef
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Pleased to,atop for a late night beer and discover ythe new chef has fleahedmout what was a bit of a sparten menu in the past. Imhad mussels and frites and two good houseA-brewed beers, enjoyed it all and will certainly come back when I have some proper time to have a meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Avenues Proper!
    Gilli
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been here twice - once when they very first opened and again last week. The food was phenomenal the first time and was even better the second time around. The rarebit fries are to die for! Jackie and the rest of the staff are amazing. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Creative Menu
    Spikemontropolis
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Excellent, locally sourced ingredients and a creative menu make this a great spot. Food is fresh and tasty. Try the short ribs. Homemade potato chips are awesome! Upbeat atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • InXeL
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I mostly went to try their beer which was great, but I was also very impressed by their food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer good food
    blue0rbit
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Not where you would expect to find a restaurant, let alone a public house / brewpub. The food was definitely better than what one would normally expect from a "bar". The menu was actually pretty creative, and more importantly, tasty. The beer selection, of course, was great as well. Service was prompt, polite, and professional. I will be going back for more next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted more...
    SaltLakelocal
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Ok food. Ok service. Ok ambience. Not great enough to return for, and certainly not well enough to recommend to others. Dinner service may be a bit more solid, but Brunch was not what we were hoping for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Promise not delivered
    CHRANGIEVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place has so much promise but it is been only partially executed. Started with the cheese plate - the cheese was average. Our drinks, the Black Marge were terrific. The place is charming and with some polish can really be something great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent nanobrewery w/great food
    JohnCeryl
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Excellent and interesting selection of rotating beers brewed in-house (including a goze [sour] and a nice rye beer), plus some local microbrews on tap as well. The food is very good too - try the duck fat popcorn starter! While the desserts don't quite live up to the rest of the menu, Hatch Family Chocolates is right next door (with beer ice cream among other delights). My only complaint with the ambience is that the chairs are somewhat hard and uncomfortable (the benches and booths are fine though).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around amazing!
    Vacationgrl
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Avenues Proper hit the mark on every level. The restaurant itself had great decor and right when you walk in the door, you see why they have such a great beer selection. The micro brew equipment is encased with windows and there are 2 different sides of the restaurant. We wanted to try several dishes and split several small plates and appetizers. The pork belly and brussels sprouts and chicken and waffles were our favorite, with the cod fish sticks close behind. Our server was very attentive and also provided some great recommendations for food and drinks. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem soon to be found out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Avenues Proper was a fun place to go. They have an extensive list of beers and some out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. We will definitely be returning for dinner and likely brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I have been several times and each time has been great! Love all the food, beer, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved everything we tried...chic
    kitty
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We loved everything we tried...chicken and waffles, seafood and frites, hamburger, and appetizers. Fun presentations of the food, This was our first time there but will definitely go back again. Very courteous when I had to change my reservation twice in one night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little neighborhood gem
    MobyDick
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We really enjoyed it. Had some burgers and salads that were all great. Good gluten free options. Some really nice locally brewed beers, and a few ciders for the gluten free ones. Would recommend it, and will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I chose Avenues Proper because of the local/regional farmers sourced. I had gnocchi and my husband ordered mussels. Wonderful meal, great atmosphere. We will definitely go again. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This happens all too often!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Let me start by saying that I love food, I love eating out and most importantly I love have a memorable dining experience one that makes me want to immediately return. My issues with Avenues Proper is the same issues I have with 50% of the restaurants I dine at. This is a restaurant opens up with much excitement and wows you with the food, service and atmosphere etc. Then as you go back to dine there is this slow degradation of the food, service and atmosphere as if they are starting to just give up and settle for mediocrity. the food is very uninspired and usually comes out on the cold side. The service leaves way too much to be desired lacking in sophistication more like a diner vibe and most certainly does not match the price point!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going downhill?
    mvmv
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    After thoroughly enjoying our initial visit to this eatery several months ago, subsequent visits have been progressively less enjoyable. The menu tends toward the excessively heavy and trendy. with few lighter options or fare appropriate for vegetarians. The ambiance remains the biggest draw, although tables near the front suffer from cold breezes whenever the door is opened. We will hold off for a while and return when the weather is better to see if the menu has improved.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the chicken and waffles.
    Burn
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I loved the chicken and waffles. The rarebit with frittes was a great starter to share with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixing artisan beer and food
    newtoSLC
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Environment, beer, and food very similar to the Annex of Epic Brewery. There is a dining area and a bar area. Both have beautiful comfortable seating situations. The food is simple but exploding with flavors, while utilizing local fare. Extensive beer and liquor selection, with a big screen TV for sports events. The atmosphere was quiet, relaxed, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found my new little gem.
    Sarge
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    I look forward every weekend finding new places to eat. This is by far my favorite place. We will be planning on coming in for brunch every Sunday. Looking forward to trying dinner. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time...
    JAFO
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were seated right away and had made reservations prior, service was very good they were a bit busy so they were doing their best. One note I would like to make that would make me go back and recommend this to anyone, the manager was out on the floor and in the kitchen picking up and helping everyone during this busy time and making sure that people were taken care of and had what they needed in a very friendly and timely manner. That you do not see much any more. He was a very good help to his staff and to the customers. Food was very good and served warm and had not sat for a minute in the kitchen. Please give this a try... it is well worth the time and money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.