Park Avenue Autumn
Park Avenue Autumn

Park Avenue Autumn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkavenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 951-7111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am-3pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,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
207 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (135)special occasion (113)good for groups (88)romantic (73)neighborhood gem (63)hot spot (49)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (34)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (20)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • JannVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    9pm Saturday night, the four of us were seated immediately. An amuse bouche & pumpkin bread was served. We shared Crispy Shrimp Haystack & Kale & Manchego Salad. Mains were Scallops, Branzino, Artic Char & Skirt Steak. Everyone liked their mains. The Crispy shrimp was very good. The Kale in the salad required too much chewing. Crème brulee was a pleasant finish.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New location, same great quality food
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I have always appreciated Park Avenue Autumn (Winter, Summer & Spring). I appreciate that the menu is seasonally conscious and that there is a such a diversity, such great choices in the menu. I have not had a bad meal here. My most recent visit at their newly opened Park Avenue South location, I had the shrimp haystack appetizer followed by the truffled halibut. Both were delicious dishes; the haystack fresh and bright, and the halibut full of aroma, perfectly cooked, thoroughly satisfying. The desserts were a bonus to our great meal; sticky toffee pudding and the maple bourbon pecan pie. Both excellent, evil, addictive desserts. Hope to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as good as former location!
    tc436VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Wonderful food and beautiful ambiance. I had the branzino, broccoli cheetos, brussel sprouts, and pudding. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like the original
    StivVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    When I would go to dinner at the original location, it was a special event with beautiful decor and good food. I was hoping for the same thing at the new location - however, it just felt like General Assembly (former restaurant in the location) with some leaves put on the wall. Food was just ok, service wasn't good at all. Not worth the price either.
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  • Delicious, fresh, unique food combinations.
    ebwpVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Our dinner was superb. All of our orders were delicious, seasonal (obviously), unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever!
    DCCMPA
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Having loved every dining experience at all 4 seasons at Park Avenue on the upper east side, we made our reservations at the new location with great anticipation; and the new location did not disappoint! The space is fantastic, the decor amazing and the food and wine sensational. The staff seems friendlier and the atmosphere less stuffy than the previous iteration. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the new Park Avenue Autumn. The Coriander Crusted Branzino with gingered carrots may have been the tastiest meal ever! We can hardly wait for "Winter" in 2 weeks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Autumn
    lehungryotter
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I had seen Park Avenue Autumn on pretty much every "Top --- NYC Restaurants of 2014," so I finally made my way over on a Sunday for brunch. I actually originally went so I could taste the In N Out style burger for lunch, but on Sunday, it was just the brunch menu. At first, I was a little bit bummed that I wouldn't be tasting that burger, but brunch did not disappoint. On the contrary, it was so delicious, I'm hoping to go back for brunch again soon. The first thing was monkey bread - oh my goodness, melts in your mouth. I got the Smoke Salmon Bucatini, which is one of the tastiest things I've had in NYC - the texture and flavors are amazing. For my main course, I got the Truffle Polenta - incredibly flavorful. Apart from the food, the interior is really a beautiful spectacle - it's decorated to match Autumn (namesake), making for a gorgeous spot. Hopefully I get to go back again but try the burger next time :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    jpeteVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The brunch was way above expectations. The quantity and quality of the selections were impressive. The service we received was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good in new location
    Jojogo1VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have been to Park Avenue many times in the UES. This is my first time in the new location. If you have great memories of the other location, I wouldn't come here. The food was mediocre the service was very rushed, and it just does not have the same Intimate, romantic feel as before. The restaurant is twice as big now with 3 or 4 different rooms. if you do go, request the main room. That one's the best looking. They used to have a fantastic pastry chef, obviously she has left. I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Fabulous new venue; same great food
    SixSigmaBBVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Was so sad when one of my top 5 favorites in Manhattan closed many months ago. Absolutely ecstatic it is back open, even closer to where I work, and still top drawer. The "autumn" interior design way outdoes the former "autumns" at the upper Park Ave. address, in a much larger venue that somehow manages to be more cozy that the original. The haystack shrimp salad appetizer is still so incredible with it's bursts of different flavors and textures that I can't seem to order any other appetizer in the fall. The duck was perfectly done. The table dish of lightly coated slices of Delicata squash made you want a basketful of them to eat like chips. The Lillet Cup with muddled strawberries and mint is a refreshing start and the Chocolate Cube is always a decadent ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park Avenue Autumn
    CleoVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Menu has changed from last location Restaurant seems nosier Service not what it was before Enjoyable, but not a rurry back to
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good burger
    Yossarian
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Came for lunch for the burger and wasn't disappointed. Service is a bit slow, but not bad.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the most pleasant places you will ever dine
    WalkerRanger
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    From the decor to the food presentation, you will be hard pressed to find something better. The staff is great from the time you walk in the door. Menu simple but elegant, the taste is perfection. A true gem among resturants. While many in New York like to think of themselves as a NEW YORK resturant, many fall short. Autumn, exceeds in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gatorjosh
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Almost all of the brunch main course options were egg dishes. The menu did not fully describe the dishes, so we had to send back the haystack because of cilantro and did not like one of the main courses, which had brie and hazelnuts. Service was very good, but we were disappointed as it compares to the brunch autumn menu at the last location.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience on Saturday night
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was better than old location, no issue waiting for table, table location fine and service was fine also. The flambé tarte was excellent as was duck and halibut. Good wine and beer choices and cocktails. To me was preferable to old location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • met all expectations
    exploringfoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    a beautiful ambiance and welcoming staff, efficient and responsive. i.e. main course arrived just as we finished the salad after specifically asking to dine leisurely. the manager quickly came, apologized and removed the main course, later adding a complementary side dish and glass of champagne with dessert. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant was very chic and we were greeted pleasantly and seated immediately. Unfortunately, while we were served bread and a amuse bouche by a busboy, after about 10 minutes we had to ask the busboy to send the waiter over so we could order drinks. After that, service was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service and beautiful ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant is a great treat for a nice festive dinner with friends and family. The pork chop was the best entree and waiters and staff were very helpful and generous with time and service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best service
    NYNJVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We looked forward to dinner at Park Avenue Autumn as we very much enjoyed the restaurant at its prior location. The food was very good, but the service not. Upon arriving for an early reservation at an almost empty restaurant, the hostess first tried to seat us directly next to one of the few occupied tables, then behind the service bar, then in the bar area. We complained several times before getting an acceptable table (again - empty restaurant). Add to this the fact that I ordered cider (which ran $12-14), we were informed by the waiter that two of my choices were not in stock, he recommended another, and when we received the bill it was $25, and I doubt we'll be going back. Food was good, but what we remember is the off service.
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  • Great Addition to the Neighborhood
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant each season when they were located uptown. In their move downtown, the food has only improved. Everything was well prepared. The atmosphere is lovely. The rooms are spacious. The service is outstanding. I can't wait to try winter, spring and fall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarlenedcVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The chef seems to have a sweet tooth, lots of dishes tinged with sweetness. My halibut was simply grilled and perfect, accompanied by spinach that had hot pepper added, interesting surprise. My appetizer was the hamachi or raw tuna over a sweet slaw type salad. it was very tasty but too sweet for my friend. The shrimp haystack appetizer was also good but a bit too much cilantro added. The chicken dish was unevenly cooked, one pece was cooked perfectly the other was very fatty. The scallops also were too sweet.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went to Park Avenue Autumn looking to marvel at the Autumn-ness of the decor and the menu. The menu definitely delivered, and while the decor was autumnal, I don't think Winter or the other seasons will look so wildly different. There was a lot of foliage around, but I somehow was expecting more. That said, the service was good, the food was delicious - my group of 7 was happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Try the potato latkes and turkey sausage appetizer
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    good for groups
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Uwsfoodie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    From the first bite of fresh pumpkin bread to the last bite of creme brulee.. and every mouth watering bite in between. This place gets 5 stars from this foodie. I took a large group of clients here for lunch and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • 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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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There were 5 of us and we all loved it!! Great sole. Good wines, etc
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    good for groups
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  • Highly recommended!
    nnuluc
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Restaurant!
    JenG
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Did not disappoint! Fantastic food and very professional, attentive service. Will be back for every season!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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