You won't be disappointed
It is like stepping back in time here. The fresh vegetables are a must since they are all picked from the on-site garden which anyone can go and see for themselves. The restaurant provides a perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner or a group of friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Stanton
We absolutely LOVE Park Ave! It's our favorite special occasion restaurant and the place we take our out of town visitors. Food and service are always the best!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the Rough
We have introduced many of our friends to Park Ave; and it is a favorite among all.
The only request is to bring back the corkage fee so we can bring wine of our choice to the table.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Avenue was delicious as always. The food is wonderful. Beet salad is tasty. Steaks done just the way you like them. Other good main dish choices as well. The au gratin potatoes are a great treat and the meal is accompanied by fresh vegetables cooked just right. I always have the butterscotch pot de creme for dessert -- wouldn't miss it as it's one of my favorites. This restaurant is a great place to go to celebrate just about anything!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place to dine!
I love Park Ave! The food is always great and the atmosphere is always great too either insde or out!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall this restaurant is
Overall this restaurant is very good. The crispy green salad is outstanding (and very unusual). The prime steak was less flavorful that I am used to and a bit tough for a prime steak. But all in all, we enjoyed it very much and will go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic class dining
You can actually find a classy energetic dining experience in Stanton! Dress code is casual but more on the business or hip side. I've been to many higher end restaurants but this one had probably the loudest noise level. Not that that is a bad thing but it gives a very energetic feel to the atmosphere. Steaks were great and cooked right to order but a tad on the undercooked side so take note when ordering, ie medium well was more on the medium side of the scale. But thats not a big deal. Now for dessert I tried their Pot de Creme, which is similar to Creme Brûlée. It was the best dessert I ever had. Ever.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lucky Find
I took a friend to this fantastic spot for her birthday and we both received the gift of a great dining experience!
Don't be fooled by the exterior...this used to be a Denny's or something like it...once you get inside you're in for a treat. The bar area is small but manned by a well known area mixologist who is a generous host. The dining area has a classy ambience in spite of it's heritage, with both booths and tables available. And then the food...
Who would have thought that Bacon & Eggs would make a good appetizer? Deviled eggs and THE BEST BACON you'll ever taste are a must! We both had the surf & turf dinner plate and both were cooked to perfection. Birthday ice cream to finish made for a perfect ending.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining experience was
The dining experience was very good, food excellent, service a bit slow server forgetful. Everything else was great.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
This was our first visit and we plan to come back again. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. The swordfish was meaty and juicy with a good flavor. The sole almondine had great texture and tasted delicious. The stuffed pork chop was amazing...crisp on the outside and juicy with the apple and onion stuffing inside.
The service was excellent.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in all catagories
Excellent in all catagories - couldn't have asked for a better waitress (Liz), she was cordial, informative and very friendly, even took us on a guilded tour of the garden & Il Garage, coudn't have asked for better service. The meal was perfectly prepared, the scallops & beef melted in your mouth, the presentation of the dishes were done with such eye appeal. Excellent price for the prixe fixed dinners, others a fair price also.
We will return as well as our friends!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
il Garage is part of Park Ave. Open Table did not allow us to make our reservation there. It has lovely outdoor dining. A gem in Stanton. Who would of thought? Enjoyed everything about our evening. Garden was fabulous.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Step Back when dining was a special
Outstanding lunch,pretty fair prices for quality.We ate inside very nice,a walk out into veggie garden found gem for cooler day.Lil Garage wonderful small eater over looking wonderful garden where they grow all thiere own veggies.Very cool with ranch theme,couple old small tractors mixed in along side tables.Great place,great food,great service .Hope to go back soon.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
We've driven by many times and I finally decided to surprise my husband on his birthday. We had a lovely dinner and the meal was delicious. the wait staff was very friendly and accomodating. After dinner our waitress took us on a tour of the garden and Il garage retaurant and told us the history. We are making plans to return with friends.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, the waiter made us feel so comfortable and was very friendly, not pushy at all, very patient, and just provided great service. The food was great; I ordered the porcini rubbed filet mignon, I loved it! Would definitely come back again
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Park Ave
We have driven past Park Ave numerous times and always stated we would stop in. Well we did and the food was fantastic, Love the ambiance and service. Steak was perfect and the drink was outstanding.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine there regularly for lunch and dinner. Killer burgers. Amazing apps. Great wine selection. Go for special occasions or just for casual. Never disappoints!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our dinner
Everything about our dinner was perfect! Amazing food, service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Ave perfection
Friendly service, attractive mid-century atmosphere, Park Avenue also has really good food. They produce classics with care and have interesting variations. Try Il Garage, their small dinner restaurant just across the garden and overlooking the chef's garden. It is charming.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat out doors very quite great
Sat out doors very quite great food to choose from .Will go back again nice outdoor garden.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Great Service
Park Ave has never disappointed us. Their food is always great and the service is friendly and professional.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whine about wine
Was so disappointed, Park Ave. no longer allows you to bring your own wine and pay a corkage fee!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife here for birthday through OpenTable and added comment. Ambience is romantic and neither quiet or loud. It does remind you of an old diner layout. We tried the garden vegetables, clams, and skirt steak with fries and split it. Good portion sizes. We also got a nectarine/blueberry crumble and it was comped. Overall we enjoyed the food, service, and evening. Would recommend to friends and would go again. Pricing between $$-$$$.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is amazing! It
This place is amazing! It was highly recommended by a friend, and it very much exceeded expectations. We actually ate in The Garage, and the atmosphere was pleasantly unique. The food was incredible, the service was fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. It was a little loud, but only because there were a couple of large parties dining at the same time as us. We can't wait to go back!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time, and we will
Our first time, and we will be back. Everything was better than we expected. Have made 3 friends aware of this gem.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Orange County!
This is the best restaurant in Orange County. From the moment you enter the front door, you are treated to a staff that really cares that you enjoy your meal. I think this is a reflection on the management. I tried the Bacon & Eggs app. Delicious. I next had the tomato, mozzarella and basil salad. Very fresh and delicious. The rib chop was my choice for and entrée. I have never been to a restaurant that always cooks their meat to perfection except this one. We love it!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have gone here many times.
We have gone here many times. It's one of our favorite restaurants.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Ave. never lets me down. Started by sharing the Lobster Mac n Cheese. Nirvana! Not overcooked, not gluey. Chef said they toast the chili flakes before adding them in. Nice! Tried the Lamb Shank special, and almost licked the plate, it was sooo good. Staff are always nice. Chef comes around and greets guests dining. From the sound of it, he knew at least half of the guests in the restaurant. We had a lovely time!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at il Garage (the restaurant in the back). The food was delicious! Service great. They have really good gluten free options, including pasta. The have yummy cocktails--we had the organic gin, and loved it. The flour less chocolate cake is a must. View of the vegetable garden is charming, and the vegetables are so fresh, they really make the dishes even better. This is now one if our go to places. We will be back many times.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Avenue....very good
Our 2 meals were excellent! Our server (Daniel) was also excellent. I was disappointed first that I could not bring my own bottle of wine (and pay a corkage fee), second, the fact that there were only 2 Cabernet Sauvignons available by the glass and 3rd, it took a very long time to receive our original cocktail order.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 stars not 5
While the restaurant was romantic and had great ambience, at times my date and I could hardly hear each other talk because it was so loud. Our food came out promptly and looked delicious but my dates burger was over cooled and said it tasted very VERY charred. I had a steak which started out tasting amazing but it tasted as though the second half of my steak was also too charred but everything else was delicious that's why I gave 4 not 5 stars. Overall good experience.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for professional lunch
This is one of my favorite restaurants and works great for business lunches too.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Park Ave about four times and have had a great meal each time. We tried it for lunch and the lunch was fantastic. We had the daily special: Sword Fish. The restaurant is in Stanton in a sort of industrial/commercial area. Don't be put off by the location. Once you are inside Park Ave., it's like being in a "Mad Men" era restaurant. Nice decor, great food, and service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing sauces, so flavorful, you wish you had more bites. Crunchy greens are a treat. we have frequented this restaurant on several occasions and are always pleasantly surprised at how great the food dishes are. Carol
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Another Great Experience
Another outing at Park Ave. everyone was kind and attentive. The only negative was our waiter was a bit green but not horrible, just a little seasoning is needed. The NY Strip was fantastic with the Au gratin potatoes that are to die for. My wife also had the baked Salmon which she loved. The Chef stopped by to check in on us and even brought my wife out another serving just for her. Dessert we tried the Lemon Sorbet for the first time and it was excellent. We love Park Ave. and will continue to have many more date nights there.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delightful dinner. The staff was attentive throughout the evening and the overall food outstanding. The only slight (and very slight negative) was the spinach salad. It was mixed and served table side. We thought it read on the menu as a warm spinach salad but it was not warn and perfectly good but not anything really special. However, my friend ordered the crispy greens which is listed as a vegetable but she ordered it as her salad. Thankfully she let us all try it and it was fabulous and definitely worth ordering in the future. We will be back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time here and the fact that the waitress remembered us was a great feeling. The food is amazing, the ambiance is a refreshing take back to the forties and fifties, and the patrons there are fun and energetic. We always try a different dish anytime we return to a resturant that we love and this time it was just as amazing. We had the Antelope which was to die for and the time before that we had the lamb which was amazing. By far one of my favorite places to visit.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't believe how great this place was -- and in Stanton of all places. Treat yourself with a walk thru their garden. They grow most of their vegetables on site. Incredible food, wonderful service. Can't wait to go back.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not our first time
This is not our first time to Park Ave and the food was as good a ever!
Although the service was attentive, the drinks came out slow and there wasn't attention to the level for refill requests and the courses came out very rushed. The pacing was more what I would expect at like a CPK. Our appetizer was just served when the salad came out. There was little resting after salad when the main meal came out. That left my dining partner and myself thinking that next time we come (and we will be back) that we need to pace the service ourselves, by waiting to order. For such a great restaurant, that is a shame.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise... we were guided through the main restaurant to what they call the garage. So cute and beautiful herb gardens that they use for their cooking. It is literally an oversized garage with garage doors! Excellent service from Gerardo.
Matt was our bus boy and he tended to us while they had to deal with a fussy family wanting to move their table about 1 foot to be closer to the garden. Seemed silly to me. There was also a gentleman playing a piano.
What a great place for perhaps a small wedding or maybe a rehearsal dinner.
Definitely coming back and hoping Matt will be made a server by then!!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place to take a someone you love and have a great dinner.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came here to enjoy a nice and memorable dinner with a special someone and that's just what I got. I had great customer swrvice from our waiter Steven, the food was amazing and setting was fantastic. I was able to see my partner (good lighting), able to hear my conversation of the person i was with. I had a great experience. Thank you the park ave!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Foodies!
This restaurant is outstanding. So many amazing dishes to choose from. I feel like I'm dining in the era of Bing Crosby in Palm Springs.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our starters and entrees were flavorful and moist.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Has all the charm of a Parisian café, but less crowded. Great food & very friendly for a great night out.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Introducing Park Ave
We went out to dinner with another couple. Their first time to Park Ave and we enjoyed the great food and service. The food was excellent as always and service was tip top. A truly enjoyable first impression for our friends, great restaurant.
Can't wait to go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
For years, I've driven past
For years, I've driven past Park Ave, and wondered about the place; it isn't set in a neighborhood exactly known for fine dining. After a recommendation from a co-worker in St. Louis, where an exellent restaurant from the same family is located, I decided to give it a try, and my only regret is not trying to sooner. Park Ave is an excellent traditional style steakhouse, with a look that might fit nicely on "Mad Men", and terrific food and service. My filet mignon, and the caprese salad I started with, were both excellent, and came in reasonable portion sizes. And there were other interesting, non-steak options on the menu that Iook forward to trying another time.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Park Avenure boasts a creative,
Park Avenure boasts a creative, varied, menu which is executed flawlessly. The wine list is really outstanding. Service is very good and the ambience is really fun with decor reminisent of a 50's - 60's steakhouse.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Traditional American but oh my!
Park Ave. is a time warp dining experience. The decor is late 50s - early 60s but the standard America dishes have been given a contemporary shot in the arm. This is a well-run establishment--service is on the ball and everything, spotless. Nicely decorated for Christmas. The menu features American standards from appetizers to desserts. But the is cooking quite a few rungs up the culinary ladder from fifty years ago. The vegetables from the garden on the premises are wonderful--even the appetizers feature unusual items like the quarter of a head of cauliflower in special sauce, etc. Portions of everything are so generous that we had to pass on the mouth-watering list of pies, ice cream sundaes, etc.. Despite all the pluses, a bit pricey.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is fresh and very flavorful. They grow many of the vegetables and herbs there use on their premises. Definitely worth a trip to Stanton!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM