About 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 ambiance and delicious food. The menu is reminiscent of a San Francisco-style bar and grill with Asian and Italian influences. The Avenue Grill offers our diners free parking in the heart of downtown Denver!

630 E. 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 861-2820

Website:
http://www.avenuegrill.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Dan Tillson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Events: Join us on Monday nights for a Colorado traditional favorite: succulent prime rib. The Avenue Grill offers a 10oz hearty cut for $20.00. It's the perfect early evening meal to enjoy right after work or while you're watching your favorite game.

Private Dining

The El Dorado Room is the private dinning room located at the Avenue Grill. It combines the elegance of fine dining with the comfortable atmosphere of a neighborhood-gathering place.

Avenue Grill - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was impeccable, our waitress was experienced and friendly. The ambiance is of a well known classic restaurant. Perfect lighting and mood for a delicious classic Colorado themed dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We have eaten there for years and was surprised at the changes. We miss the white linen tablecloths. It has gone a little to casual now for the prices we pay. The food is good as usual. Staff is friendly and didn't rush us as we were there for the evening. It maybe a bit noisey if they has been crowded but they weren't so it was ok.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was above average, but it was too dark at the table to read the menu. Also, it was very noisy. The waiter was great, but the food took a long time. Cool historic building! I have eaten here several times and had consistently good food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

it was for a birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our first time visiting this staple of the Uptown neighborhood and it didn’t disappoint. Great cocktail list and some retro throwback special menu items from their menu dating all the way back to 1988. Very professional staff and all around good service. Brunch menu and specials look great, I think thats our next visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

An old friend was in town and it was her birthday. The Grill was quieter than we usually experience, so we got the seat we wanted in a quiet corner so we could talk. The specials were interesting but we were all happy to have some old favorites. Enjoyed the evening, didn't feel rushed, and the service was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I normally always have the salmon with polenta and it never disappoints. The last time we dined here, three people at the table had the bison stroganoff which was tasty but contained very little bison, and tons of mushrooms. Their cocktails are very good as well as their wine and port selection. We really liked the vegetable egg rolls as appetizers and their creme brulee was extra delicious. Service has always been very good. This restaurant is one of our "go to" places both for ambience and comfort food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We have been dining at the Avenue Grill for years and have consistently had good meals there. Our latest dining experience was no exception. All six people in our party enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A very pleasant experience. Our waitress was lovely and appropriately attentive. My salmon quiche was ok, a little too crusty. Salad was good. Friends had Eggs Florentine and both seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. I would come here again and order something different.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We came here for a business lunch, were seated promptly and well taken care of. Food was great and we left satisfied but not stuffed. I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Horrible. Service, atmosphere, food and server all need some attention. We were there for an hour before we received our food and there were only maybe 6-7 tables. The menu left a lot to be desired. We had to ask the server to remove dirty dishes between apps and entree and entree and dessert. There was a very loud and obnoxious table where the diners were talking about things inappropriate for my seven year old niece. The whole restaurant looks old and tired. No idea what has happened here. We used to love this place. We won’t be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food & drinks are always good, but service/kitchen was very slow this time for some reason. Drinks, cold appetizer, soup & salad shouldn't take 20 minutes to arrive esp. when not busy. Come for a dining "experience"- not when in a hurry or hungry.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a neighborhood favorite in Uptown. We brought friends because it is always reliably very good and affordable. The bar is super cool and the vibe is friendly. One of our favorites!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This restaurant has really gone downhill. The noise level is atrocious. It could be improved by the return of the table linens. There are not enough servers and the quality of the food is not even mediocre.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server seemed annoyed the entire time. Puts a damper on the mood like you are bothering the company.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Late Sunday brunch. Uncrowded. Four people each had something different. My wife's Eggs Florentine were cold. We've been there many times, but not recently. We'll try again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great choice of food and a convenient location with parking across the street. A reliable standby for meeting friends or business acquaintances.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always find the Avenue Grill welcoming, efficient, accommodating, and the variety and quality of food over the top .... have found none better! Tried the crab cake this time, figuring it would be a step above most...it was at the top of the staircase!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went to Avenue Grill for Brunch and celebrating my granddaughter's 18th birthday. It was quiet and peaceful. The menu was smaller than I expected but all food served is natural and products purchased from locals. The plate were extremely appealing and the food was fresh and full of flavor. For those who enjoy organic eating I would highly recommend the Avenue Grill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Avenue Grill is an old standby and on our go-to list for over 20 years. The menu will suit most any taste. The servers are uniformly friendly and efficient. Acoustics are good for conversation - an increasingly important item to those of us who are no longer 21! Parking lot is a big plus. Love this place.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant has completely changed. It has totally lost its elegance and gourmet chief. New owners? But kept the name! Food was so so. Seemed more like cooks in the back heating up food. I was disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were in a party of 5 and each of us thought the food was just OK. The service, surprisingly, was less impressive than the food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Birthday for mom. Allen our server was great. My steak was cooked perfectly. The entire staff was very friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The Avenue Grill was one of our regular haunts when we lived in Denver -always great food and service. This was our first time back in 6 years, and it was as good as we remembered. The drinks were perfect, great wine list, and the food was excellent. Kudos for keeping the overall quality at a high level in our absence.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Their August Dinner for Two promotion brought us in tonight, although this is one of our favorite restaurants in Denver. For a fixed price of $69, they offered soup or salad, a choice of four entrees, and a choice of three desserts, plus a bottle of wine. The food was as good as always, a the discounted price made the experience even better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

One of our go-to restaurants seems to have passed through the veil of age and indifference. The place is looking shabby, the waitstaff inattentive, the carpet threadbare and grimy. Please, owners, either get back in business or close up and let someone else recapture the dependable, lively place that was the Avenue Grill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Their Crab Cake Roll is described on their printed menu as using Lump Blue Crab, which is the only reason I ordered it. Sorry, but my crab cake was definitely NOT made from lump crab...there was not a single lump of crab meat. It was shredded claw meat. If it hadn't been advertised as lump crab it would have been okay, as I would've ordered something else, but as it was I was very disappointed.

Also, the tomato on my sandwich wasn't nearly ripe - it was half green and crunchy. It's late August, people...it should be easy to get good tomatoes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Poor service! No Management in sight! Server seemed new and not a very good, sloppy appearance and was not familiar with menu,She brought wine when we still had cocktails, did come back to pour wine or even offer coffee with dessert. Food presentation was mediocre, prime rib over cooked, vegetables seem to have come from a bag and dessert was nothing like described on menu. I hope they get their act together as this was a very good place to dine. Need new management that cares about their job and want to make this place succeed!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We've been to the Avenue Grill several times and always enjoy our meals there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The acoustics are poor. Although only a few tables were occupied, my friend and I felt the room was noisy and we had to raise our voices to hear each other speak. The bar was not very busy so I don't believe the sound was coming from the bar.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love Avenue Grill for get-to-gethers with friends, family & special occasions; it's quiet enough to converse, good food, reasonable prices & great service. Our neighborhood gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always solid food, free parking, nice ambiance. Service can be a little off depending on who you get.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great ambiance and excellent service highlight this Denver restaurant. Lots of parking available. Nice bar for good cocktails and food. My meat eating friends really enjoyed their dinners. There was only one vegetarian option, Thai BBQ tempeh which was not so great, but sides, salad, and bread were very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Avenue Grill used to be a special experience, a place where you would take a special guest to show that Denver too has exclusive restaurants where you can dine in style. No more. Everything has been simplified and made cheaper (except the price). Gone are the nicely set tables, the well dressed waiters, the candles. The food was good (but not outstanding). The wine was good (but choice very limited). Average restaurant for an above-average price. And everybody else knows this. On a Friday night at the best time to dine, I would estimate that the restaurant was 30% occupied. I asked the waiter what happened. He explained that Denver has changed. I think it has not, the restaurant has changed and it certainly is not an improvement. I won't be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food and service were excellent but this place needs major updating. Decor is tired and looking shabby. No surprise that there were few customers. So much competition in Denver and this old stronghold cries for an update or it will sink into oblivion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

let me preface bu saying it was a Monday night. Having eaten at the restaurant over the past 25 years my opinion is a once good restaurant that has faded over time. The place and the menu just seem tired.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My fiance and I went to the Avenue Grill to use our dining passbook. We both got the Bison Stroganoff and it was very good. We would come back to try more off the dinner menu. Great service, ambiance, location, and the bread and butter that we had to start was so yummy.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This used to be one of the best restaurants in Denver and sadly is slipping. They updated the decor a bit with new lighting (but with fluorescent bulbs?), paint and got rid of table cloths (mistake). The only thing they needed to do was remove the fiery carpet. The menu is smaller, crowds are smaller and now the food is jusr average. Such a bummer,

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was a recommended location for a business lunch. It's nice to find a setting with a classy ambience and equally class service; it supports the effort to reach out to another professional. At the same time, the Avenue Grill avoids the stuffiness that too often comes along with a polished setting. We had a fine meal and excellent conversation. The ease of parking across the street was especially appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The host and bar staff were very attentive. Unfortunately, our sever could have been more attentive and prompt with requests. The stroganoff was underwhelming, but they a great wine selection.

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