Very good food and ambience wonderful. Too bad it is off the main road.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I absolutely loved Avenue Kitchen. The aesthetic is really pleasing, the service was friendly, and the food was delicious. The portion sizes were perfect, not too big, not too small. By the end of our meal (appetizer, entree, dessert) we were stuffed. I recommend the empanadas and the mac and cheese is out of this world. We will definitely be going back soon!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood "go to"
It is pretty, comfortable and reliable. As the night wore on, the crowds increased, and so did the noise.
We really enjoyed our wines and food. The lemon meringue pie was great for the gluten free set and was
Delicious. We will return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner with Friends . Everything was bright, airy and fun, with great food and drinks
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I chose this spot because there are so many things on their menu I like. My partner had tuna tar tar which she said lacked taste but was huge. Also she had a salad with salmon. She enjoyed it. Portions are big. I had short rib cheesesteak which was outstanding .
Service was great. The only thing that seemed a little odd is we asked for a booth but host seemed hesitant so we let it go. Right after we sat another couple sat in the booth right next to us. Strange. I am looking forward to going back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food and great clean space
Service was great but the food was better. Must get the mini pork tacos and the short rib empanadas to start. The caesar salad was fresh and one of the best i have had. For entrees we had the pulled pork on pretzel roll, Salmon, and the meatloaf(recomended by a friend). Everything was amazing and fresh. Everything was properly seasoned and had a ton of good flavors.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot
This location has had numerous restaraunts fail. This one will thrive. Great good, great service, friendly staff. Something on the menu for everyone.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fills a niche
Enjoyed the food (moderately priced), attentive staff, pleasant bar tender and good drinks. Will return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than the first time
Came in for a second visit. It was better than the first time and i did not think that was possible. We had the sausage pizza, fish tacos, and my friend had the salmon. Everything was delicious and fresh as well as presented well. We will be back soon and often!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disapointment
Had the Onion soup and Caesar salad with a crab cake add on.. The crab cake was so flavorful and light.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The achiote chicken sandwich was awesome and the doughnuts were great as well.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum in a neighborhood vacuum
We selected this spot for a meeting with a Villanova faculty member. not much else in the area. the location is HARD to find. almost no signage and in the back of a parking lot. once we arrived, the ambiance is great, the staff is courteous, the food is the best in the area! (and we are all foodies!). the service was a bit slow - as if they thought we were not in a hurry rather than them being slow.
do be aware that most of the portions are far smaller than they should be both for the price and just for not being hungry later. this is not a cheap lunch but not outrageous and... a worthwhile treat on occasion. do plan to get a salad, entree, and dessert if you want to be really full.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I stopped into this mainline gem for an early dinner and was very impressed. We started out with the tuna tartare which is easily the best version of the dish in the area. It has a generous portion of tuna sitting on top of a bed of cucumbers and avocado, coated with a very subtle lemon sauce. Our server Judy recommended the prosciutto fig pizza. . It not only tasted amazing but was gorgeous looking. For our entrees we had the scallops, which were eye popping, and the chefs were happy to accommodate my friends dairy allergy. I had the halibut, perfectly cooked, served with a wonderful tomato puree. THis restaurant has everything you could want, and it seems a very talented chef. look forward to see what they have in store for the future.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food Great Bartenders
Had a great time on our first venture to Avenue Kitchen! The overall experience was perfect. Bartenders were very engaging and helpful. We had such a good time we decided to have dinner at the bar. We were walked through the menu by Brad and basically had a tasting across the highlights. We also met the Chef and that was a great addition to our first experience there. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We already have reservations to bring friends back in a few weeks. A+
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just started brunch the day
Just started brunch the day before we went; our selections were really unique and yummy!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes, we were very surprised at how nice the restuarant was, how varied the menu was, the food was good and ambience nice. They need to watch out with noise level as it got quite noisy & there are no noise dampening features
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dining experience!
My husband and I went to Avenue Kitchen after seeing a movie. The food was great and was cooked in a healthy manner. Everything was very fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is fun and the bar also looks like a great place to hang and watch a game or chat with a friend. Nice wine list!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I say "surprisingly" as we literally picked this restaurant out of the blue. We started with drinks at the bar and moved to a table for dinner. Without exception, the staff was wonderful. The bartender was very quick with our bar appys and made a terrific martini. I am sorry I don't recall her name. Our waiter Paul was outstanding; just the right mix of fun and outstanding service. We will definitly return. It was a lttle noisy and desserts were a bit of a disappointment but overall a very fun evening.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, good atmosphere
Solid food, good atmosphere for families or date night. We needed a restaurant like this on the Main Line.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed with
I was very impressed with Avenue Kitchen. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was fresh and delicious, but most of all I was impressed with the presentation. Kudos to the chef!! I will definitely be back and will recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice addition to the west of Nova dining scene. The staff and management could not have been more friendly. Warm and attentive. The menu is interesting, and the food is well prepared. This is a great local option.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fits the need for a casual,
Fits the need for a casual, easy local place to get a decent meal and drink without much fuss. Cannot do fine dining every night and Avenue Kitchen definitely fills this niche.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time trying - will be back
Had lunch with a few people - had some appetizers (hummus was special) and sandwiches. We tried a few different drinks as well and we were impressed all around. The space is unique and they have done a nice job putting together a modern look ---- we will be back
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME FRESH FOOD!!
This place is awesome... The interior makes you feel like your in the city and the food is even better. Prices were not bad for the food and fo the cocktails!! We will return sooner than later!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Philly area!!
Dined here multiple times and it rivals some of the best in Philly. Every time I have been here the food is always outstanding and service is good as well.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was not expecting anything great when I stopped for lunch with some co-workers. This location has had many restaurant owners in there. I was pleassantly surprised. The food was great. I totally loved my swordfish sandwhich with a side salad. My co-workerrs each enjoyed their meals I will defnitely be back. I highly recommend Avenue.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a 12:30 lunch in a Saturday. The place was almost empty, not that i was bothered one bit by that-enjoyed the quiet! The bar tender and our waitress were kind and polite. The menu was interesting enough to get me excited but not so complex as to be a turn off. The drinks were well made, and the prices relatively fair. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend.
Just a quick note on the decor- the location of this restaurant used to be a massive space. When they redecorated, they cut the space way down and the decor is now light and airy with natural materials and lovely lighting and glassware, etc. I was very impressed with the overall change in a space that used to be petty dark. A total transformation.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous decor, fabulous food and excellent service!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, decor
Our party of 7 had a great night. The only negative thing I can think of is that they keep the restaurant lights too bright at nighttime. Otherwise a fantastic restaurant.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dishes I have had here were tasty, complex, served just in time.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new fall menu
Came in with my family and the new fall menu is great with some good new additions to the menu. My wife had the restaurant week menu and loved the pork belly and the trout. The kids love the pizza and the mac n cheese!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch
This review is for my lunch experience only. My husband and I went to lunch around 115 on a weekday. We first noticed the beautiful decor and bar. There were a handful of tables so the noise level was great. I ordered the avocado blt and I'm obsessed with it. I cannot wait to go back and order it again. My husband ordered the fish tacos and really enjoyed them. The sea salt fries are amazing. Overall it was a great experience and lunch date with the hubby. We are actually going back this Friday for lunch.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food--inexperienced servers
Loved the fish tacos appetizer! We visited Avenue Kitchen during Restaurant Week. We were impressed with the food and presentation. I expect my food hot but some of the dishes were only warm. My husband ordered a salad and pizza and while he was still eating the "bus girl" came over and removed his plate. My fork was taken away with my appetizer and when my dinner arrived it took a few minutes to get a new fork. The food was good so we will be back...hopefully the servers will be more experienced next time.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed this Gem
Most accommodating to my vegan, gluten-free dining partner. Quiet space, leisurely but attentive, non-rushed service on a Sunday night. Will return without hesitation.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Atmosphere
I really enjoyed my business lunch. The food was creative, seasonally inspired and expertly prepared. I will be back!
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food comfortable dining
I loved the design of the place! It was modern and sleek yet very comfortable and homey too. It was a bit loud at lunchtime, but the hostess noticed and put us at a better spot without us even having to ask. I started with the butternut squash soup which was very good. But the kicker was the salmon burger which was out of this world delicious! And the fries too, they were so crispy! A bit pricey but good for a special occasion.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st timers coming for lunch today and left very satisfied!! Had a table of 4=8 thumbs up! Greeted by a friendly hostess. Taken care of by an awesome and efficient server. Food was was delish! But buckle up for the french fries. BEST I HAVE EVER HAD! Seriously, we all know fries are a blatantly terrible nutritional decision But let me tell you...these are worth every stinkin calorie! Fast for a week if you have to....they are darn good!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new addition to the local sce
Finally, someone gets it.......great use of this previously vacant space......great ambiance, food. drink and service..........will definitely return
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit
Suggested by a friend and the decor looked interesting. Surprised by the number of children, given the menu and the prices and the size of portions. The bar scene seemed to be the attraction but when we left at 7:30 the restaurant was full.
Our server made good recommendations, both popular with other diners and her favorites. A very delicious meal. Desert tray was enticing. We were left alone but not ignored. Water glass filled regularly and plates cleared at appropriate times.
I would go back again, possibly not on a Friday night due to the noise level created by the full seating.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very NY! Chic decor!
Loved the Fish tacos.. I've been there twice with girlfriends and will go back if I have another get together with the girls.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Main Line Needs AK
Four meals both lunch and dinner. The menu has variety and interesting preparations for apps, salads, modern pizza, gourmet sandwiches and entres meals. A chic and fun dining experience. For foodies rather than food elitists is a restaurant selection that would work with a friend, group or date.
Excellent service from all servers, especially Brittany.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out!
We had a great time! Beautiful restaurant, great food and service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had an early dinner around 5:30pm. the place was mellow and friendly. the vibe was cool and we had a really good meal. we have not had much luck finding inspired food in the part of the city... coming from portland where so many people are doing great things and trying even grander and more spirited food. ah well.. the main line is safe boring pedestrian food but the Ave Kitchen was yummy, if not adventurous.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed our lunch and the
enjoyed our lunch and the pear sangria was delicious
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
18th birthday fun
I had my daughters 18th birthday at Avenue Kitchen. Everyone ate well, had fun and enjoyed the evening.
There was a good selection of vegetarian options and a wide variety of choices to please a large group of teenagers.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are few places on the main line that are consistent, comfortable and offer healthy and delectable dishes. This is one of them....Been here 3 times, and has been wonderful on all visits.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect trendy place to go with a group of friends. Food was very good. Menu was varied and suited the veggies amongst us. Great atmos...
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful all around dining experience! This is a perfect go to place for lunches with girlfriends, & dining with family and friends. Looking forward to many more delicious meals here!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came in for a weeknight dinner. Everything was great. Service was attentive. We will come again. The only thing I'd say was my first glass of wine was a pretty stingy pour. Its not liquid gold, people.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Atmosphere
This was my second trip to Avenue Kitchen and it was really enjoyable (again). I had a delicious bean dish. I am vegan and they accommodated my food preferences with aplomb. Can't wait to go back.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM