Avenue Grill - Denver
Avenue Grill - Denver

Avenue Grill - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avenuegrill.com/
  • Phone: 3038612820x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday Brunch - Sunday
    Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Lubatty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Events: Join us on Monday nights for a Colorado traditional favorite: succulent prime rib. The Avenue Grill offers a 10oz hearty cut for $16.00. It's the perfect early evening meal to enjoy right after work or while you're watching your favorite game.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Avenue Grill offers free parking. Our private lot is located directly across the street from The Avenue Grill on the northwest corner of 17th and Washington. Within a two block radius the Uptown area offers free two hour parking until 6pm. After 6pm the parking is unlimited.
A word from Avenue Grill - Denver
The Avenue Grill is renowned for its award-winning martinis, wine list, friendly bartenders and a welcoming, inimitable style.
The Avenue is a favored lunch and dinner destination among the uptown Denver business crowd, as well as a popular neighborhood bar and grill. What attracts them is the unpretentious, superior service, comfortable ambience and delicious food. The menu is reminiscent of a San Francisco-style bar and grill with Asian and Italian influences.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Avenue Grill - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (82)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (49)great for lunch (41)romantic (35)great for brunch (29)good for groups (16)notable wine list (14)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)scenic view (9)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Consistently good
    Mindy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Avenue Grille is my favorite neighborhood place. The food is always excellent and the service is fine as well: check it out!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remembering a Gem
    ChrisFieldVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I ate at Avenue Grill this past Saturady evening. We hadn't been there for three or four years. There won't be such a lapse in the future. The food was delicious, the service prompt but not overbearing, the wine was poured generously and dessert was a wonderful ending to a terrific meal. The place was absolutely packed and people certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves. A nice bonus is that there is free parking across the street for patrons of the restaurant. We will certainly be back later this summer. It was nice to "rediscover" this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Wonderful food, nice ambiance. The Grill has long been a favorite of mine!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Dining
    Cr8iveMinddMan
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I have been to Avenue Grill several times and this last time did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. The overall experience was superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Consistent
    JimD
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The dining room has great ambience. I have eaten here 3 times, and the food has always been very good. This last time,my daughter had the special, haddock. It was excellent, fresh and perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avenue Comes Through!
    George
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I have had many a memorable experience at the Avenue Grill, and my most recent birthday celebration there was no exception. We requested and got a table by the window on 17th Avenue. As always the atmosphere was enchanting...a tolerable noise level but not so loud that one couldn't hear their companions or so quiet one could hear a pin drop. The service was impeccable. no hovering but the staff seemed to be there when it was required. Lastly, the staff was more than willing to accommodate our requests for splitting entrees and salads. I'd return more often if I could afford it! Tremendous! Here's to another 25 years for the Avenue Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    DenverDiner
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Used to eat here regularly. Hadn't been in a couple years. Still great all around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • God for Business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    i had a business meeting lunch. There were two other tables that looked like business meeting Also a nice family gathering celebrating a birthday.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner near Ogden Theatre
    TW504
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, great service and a wonderful time at this restaurant. I highly recommend the pork chop w/bleu cheese mashed potatoes. I also had a fantastic margarita there. I'd go back any day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Sunday brunch
    JB53
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a great brunch as usual at the Avenue Grille. The food was delicious and well prepared and the service was attentive. We had a great experience. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed :(
    Deelish
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We wanted a charming restaurant in this location, as we were going to a 9pm show nearby. We enjoyed the vibrant activity of the Grill as we entered, but our experience went down hill fast shortly after being seated...mainly because the service was HORRIBLE, not to be blamed by our server, but the kitchen. Our order wasn't complicated, calamari app. Burger, Spinach Salmon salad, Wedge and cup of chowder took us 1 hr to get served! We walked in at 745 and recd our main entrees at 845 and now we had to rush to eat get our bill to get to our show. And it was sooooooo loud it was difficult to chat as we waited for food. The wedge for 10.00 paled to the 5.5 wedge we just had the night b4 at Ted's Montana Grill. Wont go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    DROU
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Only complaint was our server. She had a chip on her shoulder the whole night. Weird because we usually have great service at Avenue Grill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, reasonable
    Danny
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent food, reasonable price. Creative bar. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sunday Brunch
    Liza
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The menu has a varied selection, everyone enjoyed their meals! Ambience was nice, with white tablecloths, friendly bar - great atmosphere for groups or couples. Great drink prices, as well, for Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, fabulous.
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I cant say it enough, they always take care of you, no matter what. They are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Denver Icon
    HappyDiners2
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    As always, a great meal, well-served, in a terrific room! Prices are moderate, and the portions are generous and delicious. A+ restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels and clam chowder were
    RoostVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Mussels and clam chowder were delicious. Bison was too sweet!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting well prepared
    Sunnyray
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Interesting well prepared menu. Excellent service. Room needs sound acoustic. At times we were unable to hear the conversation at our own table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    AmyCD
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I dined at Avenue Grill for the first time during Restaurant Week. We were impressed by the beautiful space, the friendly and attentive staff, and the tasty entrees. Overall, I would describe our experience as comfortable and fulfilling. We were very pleased with our choice to try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great as was
    Areyoukiddingme
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was great as was the service. They have an excellent wine list. We are already planning on going back again. Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    Suzy
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The host showed us to our seats upon entering and the staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Our waitress was slow to take our drink order and slow to deliver our wine. It's nice they offered their regular menu as well as the Restaurants' Week menu. The fig-prosciutto flat bread appetizer was nothing special, but the chicken with polenta and the steaks were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great avenue
    DerailVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    our visit to the restaurant was greeted by a host wasn't quite as friendly as we would have liked to seen. But other than that everything else was a 5-star rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food not outstanding. love the place--good for a glass of wine. Food mediocre. I had cioppino, broth too think, fish and shrimp overcooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    AwesomeSauce
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The restaurant was very welcoming and had a mixed clientele - groups, couples, etc. Our server was friendly and attentive; one of the guests asked questions about the food choices and the server gave a review that swayed us. They were non intrusive and would stop by at the right time to clear our dishes and provide more water. The food was beautifully presented, well cooked and delicious. We attended Restaurant Week and the restaurant provided a variety of choices. We really appreciated being able to take advantage of the Happy Hour cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    Andy
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Avenue Grill is always a good choice. Great food, wonderful service, and frequently see good friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out on Restaurant week
    Toni
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    A few of us decided to dine out at a local hot spot. On arrival, the host graciously seated us, explained menu choices then left us to chat. Gwen, the most patient, cordial and accommodating person, I've met, pleasantly answered all questions.She continuously checked on us to make certain everything was ok. She even discounted a % off the steak that wasn't cooked well done as requested. Couldn't have asked for better service!; 5 star dinning! Awesome food! We ordered prosciutto, clam chowder, squash soup;. Next,the steak and cioppino entrees. The cioppino dish; absolutely the best;flavored wonderfully. Besides the steak issue, my friends loved theirs. Chocolate cake and key lime pie; the tip of the iceberg! Awesome ! we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent everything
    Dave
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The selections for restaurant week were a bit limited, but the night's special was prime rib, which was the best we've had in a long time. service was prompt and courteous, despite the restaurant being very busy. We'd definitely retun for an every day meal. Well worth the high ratings.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    RDZW
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Overall good experience, food was best part of the visit. Although took advantage of Restaurant Week pricing, food at regular menu pricing would rate a good value. This was our first visit but we will definitely be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 6
    Todd
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Nice people, good food, no issues at all we will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Martinis
    Uptownfan
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Ave Grill has THE best happy hour in town. If you are a martini lover, this is your place. They provide the shaker with your cocktail that always has almost a full 2nd pour! Best bartenders. It is our "go to" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointment on Avenue Grill
    topper100
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    service was slow and the food was average at best. Mussels were sandy and gritty, big letdown.....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could Improve
    Debi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was very good. Menu has something for everyone - from burgers to duck. However, the service was extremely slow. Admittedly we had a large group and the restaurant was full but we had to flag down our wait staff if we needed anything. Don't recall him stopping by to ask how we were doing or how the food was. The wine list (by the glass) is limited, 2 choices per category. We experienced a major problem with dessert. The creme brulee was curdled -- consistency of ricotta cheese.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in Denver
    spiderwomn69
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Best filet you will ever have. The food is always excellent, great happy hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed!
    jcsays
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This favorite of many years has old building character in a great urban setting. The menu is a foody's delight, the food is superb, but the atmosphere is casual enough to want to make it a hangout. Service has always been knowledgeable and excellent. The one minor detraction is that a little sound proofing would be in order to better enable conversation with someone not immediately next to you. However, you can request a seating location and it won't be ignored. Bottom line, don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank You
    Happy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My best friend and I celebrated Valentine's Day together at the Grill. We had a wonderful time, with kind caring service and amazing food. We couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate. Thank You!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Triumph!
    HappyDiners2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our dinner on Valentine's Day could not have been more outstanding! A special menu gave us lots of options, and everything that we ordered was beautifully and deliciously prepared and smoothly served. A great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little below its usual quality
    FridaynightdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We dine at Avenue Grill about once a month. Its food and service are generally top notch. This time I was disappointed in the Tortellini. Although the taste and quality were good, it was drowned in sauce that was extremely oily. It had 3 or 4 times the amount of sauce needed. On the plus side, the service was very attentive and prompt and the noise level was less intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner One Day Early
    RHenry
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    When we arrived, I told the host I had reservations and I received several questions to clarify my name and time etc...this seemed odd since the restaurant was hardly busy. The host should immediately greet and welcome customers instead of staring at them and asking them questions when they arrive. The host then took his time trying to decide what table, etc...wo we waited to be seated even though we were right on time and restaurant wasn't very busy. We received water but then waited and waited for our wine to be served...in fact the whole night was spent waiting. Very slow service but the food was excellent! Strange atmosphere, couldn't really hear any music and unfriendly employees ...Very pricey for what you get....Thanks.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Cheech
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had a great experience at Avenue Grill this weekend. Our food was phenomenal, the service good, and it was lovely to enjoy the falling snow through all of the windows along 17th ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have loved this place for
    sutton
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Have loved this place for years and they're still making it work. Of our 3 meals, two were great but the burger was a mess. Cold, stale bun, unappetizing lettuce and tomato, poorly done grilled onions (and very few of them) and tasteless meat. Bad night for the burger but the food and ambience will keep us coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.