Avenue Grill - Denver

4.3
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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!
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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at Avenue Grill! The food and ambience were amazing!

OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the restaurant. The food was wonderful. We definitely will be going back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst service ever and the food wasn’t even that great.

LF
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Fun Valentines day at one of our Denver favorite places. Both our Fish dishes were excellent, Service was great, staff friendly and energetic.

RH
Denver
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time to this restaurant. Everything was awesome.

BI
Denver
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Avenue Grill provided a great place for a special celebration... In this case it was a combined birthday/Valentines Day dinner after a long day of activity. It did not disappoint. The prime rib was excellent, and, since I'm not much of a beef eater, that's saying something. The free dessert for the birthday was much appreciated. We left stuffed, and satisfied, and happy with another pleasant experience. There's a reason why this place has lasted 30 years in a town where food joints come and go with amazing frequency.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a snowy day so there was only one other table in the restaurant for Saturday brunch. We had a great time delicious food. Great bloody mary bar

MK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best cocktails!!!

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c
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Sea bass was well on the way to being spoiled. It was served with a thick sugary sauce. Candied fish was not good

J
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined here several times the food continues to be excellent. The wine list is also great.

DF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wife and I arrived early on a Friday. The place was almost empty at 5:00. We were seated at a nice window table. The service was on point. Quick but not pushy in the least. Happy hour wine was surprising good (a Ruffino PG). We had a nice calamari app with shrimp cobb salads for dinner. Food was well prepared and tasted excellent. My only comment is the cobb salad was presented as a mixed salad with the components mixed and dressed rather than a tradition cobb with chopped and segregated components. Small point. The place was filling up as we left 6ish. We enjoyed our meal and will continue to explore the menu in the near future. Compliments to all.

DM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Been going there infrequently for 30 years. Is always good and always the same. Can count on that!

JM
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The prime rib as always, excellent! And my friends bison stroganoff looked delicious! We did a lot of waiting for our waiter. He was very nice when he came.

JT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always for the Avenue Grill, excellent food, service, location, and ambience.
A terrific value for all those desirable features.

e
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner for 6 and everyone was delighted. From Prime Rib to the BEST Lamb Shanks ever. Wonderful value in the "Happy Hour" and a real treat B R COHN Zinfandel. Delicious calamari. A total success for young and old. A Favorite.

CA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!

S
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great building and decor, with a classic bar. We were there for brunch and the Huevos Rancheros was excellent. We live 45 minutes away which is the only reason we wouldn’t be eating here at least once a week. (Note: I use “outstanding” very conservatively! ;-) We really enjoyed the food, the service and the space itself.)

k
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, as always. Good, solid menu, well-cooked. Love that you can have a conversation because lunch is not noisy!

J
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It’s was NYE, and I believe they were just not expecting the high level of traffic. Kitchen was behind over 1 1/2 hours, servers didn’t make it to the tables for the first time until almost 1 hour into being seated. I had reservations for 8:45pm, didn’t get served until 10:50pm. Apologies from the host only, and no discount or free drink or offer of free desert for the problems and extreme wait.
Overall this place is still a favorite of mine, just will not be going during any holiday or special occasion.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!

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T
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Reservation was at 8 and was there on time, didn’t get seated until 9. Kept promising they were only delayed 20 minutes and we weren’t alone. Poor experience. Then was promised they would make it up to us on the bill never happened. Food was average.

IL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Made an 8 pm reservation, waited 1 1/2 hrs to be seated. Waited a half hour for a waiter to come to the table. I understand there was a computer glitch were reservation system malfunction, and they took too many reservation causing a massive table shortage... but really...?

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our reservation wasn’t ready until an hour after the scheduled time. We were provided any recompense for our inconvenience. Our server was rude and absent. The food was coursed our at seemingly random intervals.

B
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of my most favorite places in town! We always go here for special occasions and have never been disappointed! Not that our server wasn't good but she was very busy and not as attentive as usual but still a great dinner.

K
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food every time at Avenue Grill. Consistently good service too. I have been going to Avenue Grill for 17 years & I have never been disappointed. Added perk is the parking lot across the street.

HC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at Avenue Grill and thought the place was superb. I had mussels for an appetizer. The garlic and spices broth was so good that I had it as a soup after the mussels were gone. We both had seared sea bass which was excellent. Portions were generous so we ended up taking some home.

LL
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! As always!

CG
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just want to say everything was outstanding. Our waitress was bubbly and very attentive. You want to make sure to not let her getaway. Help like her are hard to find

d
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gear meal and wonderful atmosphere.

LJ
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Avenue Grill is solid. Calm atmosphere, varied menu, friendly staff, very good food. I know I will always have an enjoyable meal there.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Quiet cozy atmosphere. Bonus, easy parking.

BI
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avenue Grill remains or favorite place to go for brunch and dinner. The large glass windows facing 17th Avenue reveal it's closeness to downtown Denver, with traffic streaming by and and endless procession of pedestrians... A real urban bistro. The new bison dishes were wonderful: a buffalo stroganoff and a braised bison roast were heart aisles for a chilly winter evening. And it's always nice to see a restaurant that's been around for over 30 years, with front house staff that's been there for a decade.

JW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always top quality food. Our.servwr Jenna was FANTASTIC and fun. Loved it.

DA
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An average business luncheon after having great experiences here in the past. It seemed the waitstaff were short handed and were scrambling to manage a full dining room. One guest had her soup spilled on her which really was a result of the waitstaff hurrying to deliver meals to our table. The food, all sandwiches looked and tasted good, so that was a redeeming part of the meal. I found the room very noisy, but it was virtually full. Still a favorite lunch stop and I’ll be back, but not quite up to par in my experience.

C
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been to Ave Grill many a time over the past 20 years and this meal was the least tasty or
enjoyable. It won't be a "goto" place for use any longer.

JD
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as usual. We have loved this restaurant for years. We brought friends. Food was disappointing for all. What happened? We are used to being very happy at Avenue Grill.

PM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server was not that good, didn’t ask if we wanted another cocktail or dessert and didn’t apologize at any point

BC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Avenue for 20 years and Never disappointed. The service was great and they went up an beyond for our friends birthday party. We’ll be back!

SR
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sadly, our server struggled at every level to manage our table of 7. Drinks were slow to arrive, taking our food order was delayed, and every order was mixed up. The checks were a disaster, three attempts still did not result in correct charges. On a slow Saturday afternoon, it was hard to be sympathetic. Food was OK, just not up to what we remembered from many past & pleasant experiences at Avenue Grill.

BH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Avenue Grill use to be a "go to" for a wonderful meal. We went Saturday night and the dishes on the table were dirty, the bread was hard and old tasting, the fish was swimming in sauce and not in a good way. The vegetables didn't taste like vegetables. We will not be back.