Park Avenue Autumn
Park Avenue Autumn

Park Avenue Autumn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkavenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129517111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Zene Flinn, Benkei O'Sullivan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 26th Street
  • Public Transit: 6 at 23rd Street or 28th Street
    N, R at 23rd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Park Avenue Autumn
The acclaimed restaurant Park Avenue Autumn has returned to the Nomad neighborhood of Manhattan, just in time to herald the season’s arrival. This casual, accessible version of the classic concept brings to life the seasonal premise of the restaurant with a physical design, cuisine, and beverage program that completely change with the season. Park Avenue alumni Zene Flinn and Benkei O’Sullivan (Frankie’s Spuntino, ABC Kitchen) collaborated to create the autumn-inspired menu that transitions from the celebrating the last of summer’s produce to focusing on techniques like roasting and braising. Autumn dishes include The Autumn Haystack Salad with Crispy Shrimp, Halibut with Black Truffles and Briche-Crusted Poached Egg, and Pork Chop Schnitzel with Pear-Rosemary Mostarda and Capers. Other summer favorites make appearances, like Fig Carpaccio with Hoja Santa Goat Cheese and Smoked Almonds and Tarte Flambée for Two.
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Park Avenue Autumn reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)special occasion (71)good for groups (57)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (42)hot spot (34)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (20)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (8)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Try the potato latkes and turkey sausage appetizer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the neighborhood
    Arw1VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Always loved it when it was uptown. Even better now. More relaxed atmosphere. Food was great. Looking forward to Park Avenue Winter next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    Valdawn
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Restaurant was noisy like all new restaurants. Did not see from the décor how they would make meaningful changes for the change in seasons. Was disappointed that there were remnants from the previous restaurant like the entrance vestibule and the stairs to the rest rooms, which looked old, worn out, and ready for refurbishing. I would go back for the food if I were to be in the neighborhood but would not go out of my way.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Park Avenue Cafe Redux
    BestFF
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Park Avenue Café was hands down our favorite special occasion restaurant, so we were delighted to learn of its recent reincarnation. At first the Park Ave. South/East 26th St. venue seemed a tad cavernous. But the enthusiasm of the friendly young staff soon recreated the same warm dining experience we'd come to expect at the original uptown location. The changing seasons theme remains. The dishes and drinks are still delicious and a little adventurous, and the price points--while higher--continue to provide you with a bang for your buck. We're happy our old favorite is back, and look forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I selected this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and was extremely disappointed. What could have been a lovely evening in a unique environment dragged on due to the extremely poor and slow service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There were 5 of us and we all loved it!! Great sole. Good wines, etc
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been here before, but at the older location. This location though was so much more beautiful. Everyone- from the wait staff to (what i believe to be) the managers, etc were so attentive (but not overly so!) and kind. It was actually my mothers birthday (which they didn't know) but it honestly seemed like I had called ahead to let them know it was a special occasion. Even my father who generally has to criticize at least 1 thing, was happy and had no negative words for the evening. Additionally, we were there around 6/7 and though there were tables filled, it was never too loud where you felt like you were screaming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinnerdateVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I ate often at paa when it was uptown. since I was seated in the what I will call cafe section, It didn't seem like fall. I will go again but will ask that my table is in the regular section. Food was very good. Duck cooked to perfection and my favorite chocolate cube I'm happy to say is still on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CarlVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We loved the old location, but this is even better, with the same great setting , service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy and fit
    perkypat
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I love to see kale in menu especially when it tastes so good :-) I had also steak AND hamburgher, Park Avenue Autumn is a new reason to crave for a New York trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice, but not what it was
    EYEWANTMOREVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Well, we'd been to Park Avenue "Autumn" awhile back, but this was our first time since they moved southward. The experience wasn't the same. Venue's not as elegant, seasonal decorations were significantly less imaginative. Food still solid (Dover Sole and Halibut were both good). It was our anniversary, and we asked for a nice table - many tables available. Were seated next to the noisy bar window. A complementary glass of champagne (happy anniversary) did not assuage the insult. There was a very long break between salad and entree, prompting two more freebie glasses of wine in apology - (hic!) All in all, the magic was gone. Probably won't go back. Too many other restaurants of similar calibre that offer more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so glad it's back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I am thrilled that this restaurant has returned and is closer to my home! We took my mom out for a wonderful birthday dinner. The food was excellent. There were a few small issues with service (our side dish came out a little after our main dishes and they forgot my husband's second drink) but otherwise, it was perfect! And we got a second dessert compliments of the house! I can't wait for another chance to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad it back but needs work
    WWaltonG
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The move down Park refreshes the look and attitude. That's good. The staff is energetic and wants you to like the place. But the food is dressed up with no place to go. Uninspired seasonal combinations that sound a lot better than they taste. That may be OK if the top tier prices did not create expectations of something special. There is one thing so special it is worth the trip--the Choc. Cube. Their classic desert is an unmatched treat for anyone who thinks they know and love choc.
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  • mt61343
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for brunch and wanted to order off lunch menu and were told we couldnt. The service was slow and the food was just ok. Nothing exceptional. For desert the restaurant also added a deleicous chocolate cube which I didnt order or ask for and they charged me $15. Didnt want to disrupt my guests so I said nothing, but thought that was low class
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  • Friendly Foodie Find
    Omshanti57
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fantastic experience from beginning to end. Down to earth, professional wait staff with an eye to menu details. Would highly recommend since the neighborhood is vibrant and the atmosphere and aesthetics are exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome Back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Happy to see Park Avenue Autumn back this season. Can't wait to be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Bad Service
    nicknameForReviews
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Extremely unfriendly waiter (poor attitude, was barely present), one out of four cocktails made poorly, they were out of the first bottle of wine I ordered (they came back >30 min after we ordered to say they didn't have it and we ordered something else). We did not receive wine before the first course arrived.
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  • my birthday was perfect
    jlonycVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Let me just say, when I research a restaurant, I reallllly research it. This had a good vibe when I walked in, the hostess' were so nice, it felt high end foodie without being jerky (you know what I mean). the food was amazing and the round table for a group was really more perfect. Everyone had a good view of the gorgeous decor. and it is gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was simply amazing. Gorgeous atmosphere, creative drinks, exceptional dinner. It was amazing how everything had the taste and feel of the season. Highly recommend this restaurant and I can't wait to go back and see what they have in store for Winter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIA1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Interesting wine list. Accommodated my vegan request and it was creative and tasty. My husband loved it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting Place
    JoeyPap
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Very good food. The most seasonal place I've ever been to and look forward to experiencing the other seasons. A little bit on the expensive side so save it for a nice occasion. But it's well worth it for this unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NancyNev
    NancyNev
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Park Ave. autumn is a beautiful restaurant! The hand crafted drinks were great, made by the friendly bartender, Darren. Our meal was great, from appetizers to dessert. My husband had the Venison Tartare which he loved. My chocolate cube for dessert not only looked great but tasted great too! Our server, Becca, was wonderful!! Can't wait to see the seasons change at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food - Lovely Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My dinner was delicious -- kale and manchego salad and branzino fish. The setting was so pretty with a wonderful ambience albeit a bit loud. I can't wait to see the winter decorations and menu. It took a long time for us to place our order but we didn't mind as we were a a group of girlfriends and enjoyed chatting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AJZZ
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The concept of changing with the seasons, menu and interior decor is a sign of good taste, customer driven, and excellent marketing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it
    stssVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Been waiting a while to try it and the delicious butter that came with the bread and surprise bite sized included appetizer didn't disappoint. Neither did the squash soup or entre that i had! It was pretty quiet when we got there at 545 so that's an option for anyone who'd like a quieter meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HeidiVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent new neighborhood addition. The light menu is appreciated any time of year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    mooch
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant. Everything was elegant and a bit understated, exactly as I like. The food, service, coffee, desserts, was all excellent from start to finish. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    scknyc11
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant sounded amazing when I first made the reservation, but it was completely overrated and overpriced. The restaurant was beautiful and dinner started well with the pumpkin bread and amuse, but the food quickly went downhill from there - the halibut was extremely over done and everything was over sauced. They were also out of multiple things on the menu and the espresso machine was broken, things I normally wouldn't care about but for the prices they were charging for sub-pare food I would expect better. There are much better restaurants in the city!!
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  • Happy it's back
    foodie229VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was delicious as always! Every coarse was great and they did being out some food for us to sample from the chef. Can't wait until our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're Not on 63rd Street Anymore
    74thVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Although the restaurant still has the same lovely seasonal decor, it is more casual and less elegant than it's uptown predecessor. The food was at best good and in the case of the skirt steak, unsatisfactory. The service is excellent and the staff is very accommodating.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fall themed and delicous
    ocspoon
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The butternut squash soup was delicious as well as the perfectly cooked halibut with black truffle shavings. The sticky toffee pudding was spot on. Great view in the main dining hall - we were on the balcony which was quieter so turned out better choice if less dramatic decor. We did have to ask to switch tables as ours was a folding table(?) and the legs were in the way. Go early if you need it to be quiet. Ask for main dining hall table for the max decor effect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    KeeksVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our family of 4 went for dinner on a Friday evening. It was the perfect balance of hip yet comfortable. The food was superb, seasonal decor great and service wonderful as well. Overall a great experience and I will definitely be back to experience the other seasons! I have already recommended this to several friends. A true sensory experience! Great flavors and fragrances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great redo
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The new restaurant is very beautiful and spacious. Food was quite good, though no one could accuse the portions of being large. Service, however, was not up to the high standards expected. A $17 glass of white wine should be chilled. The differ, by our server, of ice was not the proper solution. We left a barely 20% tip. Quite unusual for us.There did not seem to be enough servers and we felt rushed, something that never happened at the older location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip it
    suszzVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    With so many options in manhattan, we wanted to give this restaurant a try after my husband saw a write up in NY Times. Visually the restaurant looked exciting but the food disappointed. Everything,soup,salad,sides and entrees were too salty. Presentation also needed improvement. Maybe winter will bring a change in the menu?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food terrific, service needs work
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Had a very good lunch at Park Avenue Autumn this week. Squash soup,artic char and AMAZING pomegranite sorbet. Servers were distracted and screwed up a couple of easy things. I would return for food. Service needs to come up a notch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as before
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had been so sad when Park Avenue.... closed last year and anxiously waited for its reopening...Autumn had previously been our favorite of the seasons. There were some dishes from the old menu but we tried some new things. Sad that the lobster crouton is no longer park of the butternut squash soup! Our main dishes were very good and the sides were interesting. Not thrilled with the hamachi appetizer. We were a little disappointed that the usual selection of breads (including a crispy flatbread) were no longer there. No biggie. The dessert was very disappointing. Apple tatin creme brule-- two things I normally love--together were disappointing. Nobody seemed to care that I only took two bites! Not sure we will be back for "winter".
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is amazing!
    NickyLVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was a huge fan of the uptown location and was ecstatic when I found out my favorite restaurant was reopening. The location is more than double the size of the previous location and, therefore, is not as cozy. The ambience is still wonderful and the decor is as spot on as it used to be. The menu has some kinks to be worked out. I tried ordering the duck and found put they haven't started serving the duck at this location yet. That being said, the food was as good if not better than I remember (the scallop entree is to perfection and the butternut squash soup is sinful) and the seasonal drinks are absurdly good. The service was impeccable. I was thrilled with the experience and will absolutely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent on every count
    FridayNightDiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just in its second week and wow! Food was impeccable and mouth watering. Service was also immaculate and the decor is absolutely beautiful. Good mixture of young and old. Brought my girlfriend, parents, and uncle and aunt here and they loved it. Younger ages at the bar area. The noise level was just perfect. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Location is Great
    nashdashVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    First time we have tried since they moved into their new digs. Food is still great. Nice space, a little more open and modern, but very pleasant. Very nice bar, which i think is an upgrade over the old location. The service was very knowledgable and timely. Had the butternut squash soup to start, and it was spectacular. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Fashionista25
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I was extremely disappointed. I was a frequent patron of the original restaurant. This is a far cry. Way too loud. Appealing to a younger audience. It has lost its elegance. However it was still visually beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall