L'Avenue
L'Avenue
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L'Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavenuebistro.com/
  • Phone: 4164851568
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Dyer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davisville
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot at Millwood Road and meters on Bayview Avenue
A word from L'Avenue
Located in the heart of Leaside, L'Avenue is an intimate 35 seat dinning room featuring French inspired cuisine of chef Jeremy Dyer. Lead by Owner/Sommelier Otta Zapotocky , previously from Nota Bene, L'Unita and Wildfire Steakhouse and previously on the West coast, places like Sooke Harbour House in Victoria, Araxi and Il Caminetto in Whistler, Five Sails at Pan Pacific in Vancouver. Their focus on seasonal and local ingredients inspired them to take a classic French cuisine and add a fresh flair to it by using local and fresher ingredients as well as presenting them in lighter and healthier way. Menu changes seasonally , but local favourites like Chicken a la Basque, French Onion Soup and Beef Bourgignon are always available.
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L'Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
  • L'Avenue is the best!
    DonSVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We loved L'Avenue,the staff were fantastic and so was the food.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to L'Avenue on Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went to L'Avenue on Valentine's Day. A first visit but definitely not our last. Food excellent with great attention to flavour. Wine list well designed with a good range. The restaurant was a bit cramped (extra tables for V Day)and it seemed that `regulars` attracted more attention and speedier service that `first timers`. Room is small, appropriately lit with rather boring tables and chairs. The innovative food deserves a more creative room design. I recently went to Mogette another recent arrival in the `hood. Food style was comparable and menu fairly similar although I would give Mogette a slight edge on ambiance and L`Avenue an edge on food. L`Avenue is very good value for money and the staff make it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went there for Valentine's day. It was awesome. Try the duck or the lamb shoulder dish. They were amazing. Worth it and will come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food and had a great time with our group of 6. It was a nice warm room full of comforting touches made more so on a cold snowy winter night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was the end of a snowy
    lunchingladyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    It was the end of a snowy evening and obviously the staff was hoping to get home. It was difficult to get our waitresses attention even with only 3 occupied tables in the restaurant. Food was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aThis was my first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    aThis was my first visit to L'avenue and it was a very pleasant experience overall. The food (muscles, French onion soup, boeuf bourguignon) was very nice, service a bit on the slow side but friendly. My only other comment would have to be that the wine list is somewhat limited, particularly at the lower end. I certainly would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • L'Avenue was delightful.
    John
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    L'Avenue was delightful. Wonderful service and happily busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent local bistro. Food
    Filmore
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Excellent local bistro. Food quality is fantastic and staff is awesome. Beouf borgignone is delicious, as is the ratatouille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are always impressed with
    CarolS
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We are always impressed with this Leaside bistro - hoping it doesn't get too popular! Food is magnificent (fish, Chicken a la Basque, steak frites - oh those frites! and Creme brûlé to die for). We have enjoyed numerous visits and are pleased to be greeted by Otta and his friendly and knowledgeable staff. Last Saturday night was very busy and the service was a little rushed but overall good - we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcome to the neighbourhood!
    diningaroundVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    A very nice new arrival on the strip! Good service, good food and a very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Favourite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Suitably impressed as a quality local eatery. My wife & I have now dined there for lunch & dinner. Good menu & wine list variety; all dishes we had were well prepared; nicely presented; good taste; & represented fair & reasonable $$ value. L'Avenue is probably our favourite amongst the various competitors in that immediate area. We live within 1 mile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The mushroom soup was outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    The mushroom soup was outstanding, and though I found the selections a little on the sparse side for mains (ie one fish only)the food was beautifully prepared and very tasty. Enjoyed a glass of the house white, and the dessert (apple crumble....) was also a notch above the ordinary. lovely food, and the service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Awesome food and excellent service....can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a pleasant surprise to
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    What a pleasant surprise to find such a charming and delicious resaurant so close to our hood. The buttermilk chicken was awesome. Also a wondeful tomato soup and one of the best onion soups I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fabulous experience as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    A fabulous experience as always just love everything. My favourite spot on Bayview.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Once more, an excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Once more, an excellent meal and wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    The food was delicious. The service was prompt and attentive never letting the water glass go empty. Our server was friendly and cordial. Overall on my list to come back. thankyou.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch at L' Avenue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Whenever I want to treat myself to a relaxing brunch I come here. The food & Wine are top notch and its served in a comfortable environment that is perfect for doing the Sunday crossword in or catching up with a friend. The starters cannot be skipped you should go for the experience of the full meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Lovely restaurant with good food and ambiance we had to wait 10 min for our table ...we were shown to the bar and given a glass each of complimentary sparkling wine due to our wait...definately a first!! Portions were generous. The noise level was not intrusive We'll definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful find in a friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    A wonderful find in a friendly neighbourhood. A special "girls' night out" for my daughter's birthday while shopping nearby. Superb! We look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm so glad that L'Avenue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    I'm so glad that L'Avenue has joined the Bayview Avenue strip. It is a nice change of pace for this area. The french onion soup is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first impression.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Great food and great service. Very helpful waiters that were great suggesting wine to pair with our meals. Steak frites and duck confit were both superb. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our second visit met the expectatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Our second visit met the expectations set up by our first. Both food and service were top rate. Servers know their menu and food preparation well. We brought friends who had some diet restrictions and our waiter was extremely helpful, informing him of all the ingredients in his selection and making alternative suggestions. Modifications were made with no problem and no attitude. Each of us ordered a different main and they were all excellent. I look forward to our next visit and to introducing other friends to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Space is very tight ,it can
    Lucien
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Space is very tight ,it can be loud at times. Wait staff are nice and Knowledgeable but busy and some times forgetful. Overall is a great place for get together . Food is delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very pleasant lunch in an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    A very pleasant lunch in an uncrowded room. Good imported draft beers, fine steak sandwiches, good coffee, and a reasonable bill. All one could ask for.
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  • Overall, food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    Overall, food and service were quite good. The duck confit and the onion soup, however, were on the salty side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a delicious meal served
    Peewee
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    We had a delicious meal served with great care. We are looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both times I have been to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Both times I have been to l'Avenue, the staff has been friendly and accomodating. The food is French with a twist. Top points for the cheese tray - unexpected diversity in selection . Delightful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The secret is out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Personally, I hate to give a great rating as it is getting increasingly harder to get a table. The secret is out. Great food, wine, service and relaxed ambience. Owned by a very nice young couple who clearly care about quality and the customer experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pick for my 'foodie'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Great pick for my 'foodie' best friend's birthday. Good variety -- all of it wonderful! Very accommodating for wheelchair guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Excellent food. Could have ordered a number of entrees and look forward to going back to try other items. Very knowledgeable and efficient servers. Will recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little french bistro.
    Filmore
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Great little french bistro. Classic french menu but with a few modern twists. Beef bourgignone was very good. Great place for lunch or a casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • A pleasant neighbourhood bistro,
    Pippin
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    A pleasant neighbourhood bistro, but nothing special beyond that. The kid-friendly atmosphere is great for young families with kids, not so much for others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will definitely return. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Will definitely return. Very good to great food at a good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice restaurant! Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Very nice restaurant! Would definitely go again! I especially liked the decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Booked a table for 4 on recommendat
    TheatreGoer
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Booked a table for 4 on recommendation of friends. Busy evening for a September Wednesday meant two people, casually friendly, had to serve a roomful of patrons -rescued later by late arriving help.The quality of the food was uneven - great sweetbread appetizer, and yummy ratatouille dish, good yellow gazpacho, but the grouper en papillote was only just acceptable - few vegetables,too much orange in the packet, somewhat overdone. Rather disappointing. Maybe the steak frites or the coq au vin viewed on other tables would have pleased. Dessert the same uneveness- pavlovas were lovely; the raspberry truffle cake rich and rewarding but the summer fruit pie was much too cold (barely thawed?) and too doughy. I'd go back but try lunch instead.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the restaurant wasn't busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    the restaurant wasn't busy so we were able to linger over our meal
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff are extremely accommodati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    The staff are extremely accommodating and greatly added to the enjoyment of our evening. Original cuisine inspired by traditional French with contemporay touches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best French on Bayview Ave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Except for the French Onion Soup, which was too hot to eat at first, everything was great. The NY Striploin & Frites was outstanding. Bayview Ave has many restaurants, but L'Avenue is one of the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For sure will be back here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    For sure will be back here soon. Lookimg forward to trying some other Items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate