Avenue Grill - Denver

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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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JudithL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our waiter. Food was very good. A bit noisey

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NoelP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avenue Grill is just a comfortable restaurant with excellent service and food.

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Jeff
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcoming and comfortable retreat from the world. Modern menu with a classic style and friendly, attentive service. I had the sea bass this week, it was perfectly cooked and delicious. A great bonus is a free parking lot across the street, rare for Uptown.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant week

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Seared Tuna was not seared. What was listed on the menu (vegetable sides) is not what was served with the meal.

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vipdavyd
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Oldest restaurant in 17th. Old school charm. Nothing fancy, food is good, staff is good. Just love having a few restaurants that were here 30 years ago still alive and kickin.

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PMBDW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The service was Ok, they got our orders backwards I think on the "how do you like it cooked". My med. rare prime rib was brown and over done, my husbands med. well salmon was med. rare.

Let the server know, he agreed the prime rib should be pinker. - didn't do anything about it.

The carpets and floor finishes in the place are so worn out they look dirty, was not very appetizing place to sit.

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Granof8
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I have been coming to the Avenue Grille for many years, but I am sad to say this night was the worst I have experienced since coming here. I had ordered soup as an appetizer but I received it a few minutes before my meal. My date had ordered his meal without any butter on the vegetables because of an allergy he has but when he got the meal the vegetables were covered in melted butter. Our waiter was not very attentive to our needs and didn't seem to care. It has been awhile since I have been there and well it will probably be a long while before I return. I am not sure what is going on with the restaurant but I sure hope they can pull back together into the restaurant I remembered.

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vipMurphyP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

You can find better food and service elsewhere. Service was poor and disappointing when you’re paying $30+ for an entree. Drinking wine from a semi clean glass is not what I had in mind. If my server was more attentive then I probably could have requested a new glass but alcohol is alcohol.

The food is supposedly locally sourced but I can’t understand why 4 cocktail shrimps would be $14 since we’re a land lock state. Cost to ship shrimp in must be expensive these days. After our salads we waited a bit in between our entree so I expected it to be exceptional. However after waiting so long and going with the server suggestion of getting my bison Ribeye medium rare instead of medium temperature like I wanted, my ribeye was rare. What did I wait the additional 15 minutes for?

Our server never came back to check on us after the first few bites so I had a rare bison staring at me. I ate the outer portion of the ribeye, that was medium like I wanted. My wife’s salmon was okay a little dry but not horrible.

After being finished for a bit, our server came back to see how everything was and we replied okay. He proceeded to ask if we needed boxes. When we returned he acknowledged that my ribeye was under cooked and I said I would have told him but he never came back. So he gave us $20 off which was nice but we had already decided that we weren’t coming back because it was a below average establishment. We saw the server who refilled waters more than our server or manager.

You can try it but you may be disappointed. You’ll definitely won’t be blown away from what they have to offer if you are looking for some thing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Nice cocktails. Delicious entrees! Would go back again for sure

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JimF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner before the Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real concert at the nearby Ogden Theater and guess who was also dining there at a nearby table? That's right Lukas Nelson and his band!!! Great experience!

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LeeS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Avenue Grill is always a wonderful experience. I have.enjoyed every experience I’ve ever had there over the last 28 years. Just wonderful.

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vipLngtimeFortCust
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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RonH
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BobInDenver
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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MommaK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best cocktails!!!

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vipcardinal
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

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vipJanan
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.

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DFinch
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.

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DaleM
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!

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vipJaneM
Denver
22 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.

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JohnT
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.

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vipeatingout
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.

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CarolA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!

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vipSlowburn
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.)

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kawoodward
Denver
23 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!

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Jesse
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!

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vipTraveler
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.

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ItaloL
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...?

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Bern
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.

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vipKelly
Denver
81 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.

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HappyCustomer
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.

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LexL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! As always!

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CraigG
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

FAQs

Avenue Grill - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 861-2820.

Avenue Grill - Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.