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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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The menu has changed which us time because you want the menu to stay fresh. However some of the prices really went up. One person ordered the chicken potstickers, small Avenue salad with the steak, no drink. Her meal was only ok and cost her more than mine and I ordered the roulette sirloin. The steak was done perfectly and the vegetables were also a good consistency. One person ordered the salmon and spinach salad, it was pretty and tasted very good. The other person ordered medium rare prime rib. She told the waitress to be sure it was pink. The meat was brown. She sent it back. The waitress came back and said the chef told her he did not have any rare or medium. Service was fine and the waitress did ask if we wanted dessert, coffee, or after dinner drink. She was very pleasant.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

A bit disappointed with the ambiance as showed tablecloths in picture but when we got there it was just plain tables. Then we were disappointed with the wait staff...she lost our meal order and had to retake our order after we sat there about 10 minutes. She forgot to bring a 2nd ordered beer and charged us after she stated she would take it off the ticket, did not know the menu, did not offer dessert, and a manager never came to check on our table. However, the food was a wozzier....all the meat was cooked to order, the seasoning was great on the steaks and the vegetables were very very delicious. We enjoyed the cheese tray!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

So sorry to see how far one of my favorite places has fallen. Carpet was not vacuumed, restroom in need of serious cleaning and no paper hung for those using it. Tables need their tablecloths back and the lights need to be turned down low for this old dame of Denver dining.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great as always! The only thing is I feel the Avenue Grill is feeling a little less “accessible” since the prices have gone up on everything. I’ve been going here for 15 years and will still continue to go but just not going to go as often because of the price. Don’t misunderstand, I regularly spend lots of money on great dining experiences I just feel they are pricing themselves a little over what they should be.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great dinner! Fast service and so friendly! We will definitely be returning

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

The accommodations were great. The bar is a mix of old style with class. The food is quality, and the service is great. I would recommend to anyone looking for a genuine experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice atmosphere, good food. An overall good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Have been going here for years and enjoy the location and sitting in the window watching the people go by. It has always been consistently good. Great Martini.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy
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 (Baja California)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good service and food

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The restaurant is in a beautiful old building - worth a visit for that alone! The hostess was very accommodating when I changed the size of our group when we arrived for our reservation (my bad...) Our server was very knowledgeable regarding both the bar and the food. The food was very well prepared. We tried the tuna, pork chops, burgers, and stroganoff. The only complaint was from the tuna plate - she said it was so good that she was forced to eat it all!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Avenue Grill is located in a very historical building, which makes the ambiance quaint and demonstrating lots of character. The restaurant was able to accommodate our group of 8 quite nicely. However, even though they were not busy, they would not take a lunch reservation earlier than 12:30. Perhaps it is a scheduling thing with the staff and kitchen. Our staff person was very good and brought out orders at the same time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Avenue Grill never fails to deliver great food and great service. A Denver classic worth re-visiting time and time again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great - as it always is.... I love this restaurant - easy off-street parking, delicious food, and friendly service. Very consistent....

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have had lovely dinners at Avenue Grill in the past. Had not visited in last 5 years. On a recent Saturday evening there were no tablecloths, no candles, ordinary presentation of food and mis-matched flatware; plus no notice that the dinner was for my birthday. Nervous about a return visit or a recommendation.

Because of terrific past experience, this is difficult to write.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food and service consistently amazing! It is a gem and worth the splurge. The only drawback is the place was quite cold.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

They always make us feel special and are so sweet. The lamb chops were perfect and the bison ribeye was as well.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Have always enjoyed outings at Avenue Grill. Waitperson was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Especially enjoy sitting by the windows. Wine was house and very acceptable. The vegetables were excellent. Cooked just enough. Pleased that the mashed potatoes came with skins. Steak had very good taste but I would prefer just a bit more tender. I don't like rare so I always order medium, but sometimes that just isn't tender enough for me. However, I know I am not a steak afficionado and can be really picky. Most would have probably found it very good. Prices are always reasonable. Overall, no major complaints. I would recommend and return myself with guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

While I couldn't stay for dinner because my date wasn't feeling well, this is a nice, quiet and cozy spot to grab dinner or drinks with your significant other, or if you just wanted a quiet evening a few blocks away from the downtown atmosphere.

I will say that I was disappointed in the deals that they offered with regards to the "Denver Dining Passbook". I would like to see more price-friendly deals with this restaurant than the only 4 options that will work with the Passbook.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The Avenue Grill is the "go to" place for a nice lunch to a fancy dinner...I also appreciate that it is open all afternoon, if you just need a place to relax over a drink and a simple snack. Great ambiance, as well as super wait staff.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Energetic atmosphere in an historic building. Good brunch options and friendly service. They were understaffed but it was New Years Day. My bottomless mimosa never saw a refill in 60 minutes but hoping slow service was due to the holiday as I enjoyed the food and setting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to the Grill for New Year's Day brunch-lunch. As always the wait staff is attentive and makes us feel welcome. I was a little disappointed in the quiche of the day, the filling was dry and the crust was so thick it was very difficult to cut. Although this wasn't the best meal we've ever eaten at the Grill, we do appreciate the easy parking in their lot, the pleasant neighborhood vibe of the restaurant, and the prompt service. We sat by the window, which we prefer because the nose level can really be a problem for us in some areas of the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Avenue Grill is one of my wife's and my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently great and the service is always very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a lovely New Years brunch. Hadn’t been to Avenue Grill in years & it’s as good as I remember. Nice brunch menu & since we went early (10 am), it wasn’t crowded or noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always loved this restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere, great service! They do it all well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meal and service was great. We were seated at a two top by the window, and it was freezing. I mean it was so cold it was uncomfortable and we didn't opt for another drink nor dessert.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I don’t know if it was just this restaurant but we finally got a table 40 minutes after our reservation. Food was overpriced and definitely not worth it probably won’t be back here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went to Avenue Grill with friends on New Year's Eve. The food was priced right and delicious! The service was great too!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding as always! The Ave has been my go to place for 15 years. I love consistency.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful. Loved the lobster Mac and cheese. Actually noodles but great. Excellent mussels.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

the restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. the steak was ok. we certainly expected more.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome dinner after Christmas Eve church service downtown. Got to hang out with my beautiful wife and enjoy a truly great dinner. Service, food and atmosphere were all a 10!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The host was awesome. The food and service did not disappoint. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there Christmas Eve and the place was so warm and festive. Wonderful generous martinis. Delicious tender calamari. Excellent comfort food and good portions - neither too large nor too small. Next time we'll try the desserts as well - especially the bread pudding. A very good constant crowd which is so refreshing since the restaurant is much more of a "neighborhood gem" and not a "trendy hot spot." The staff was all so welcoming and kind. We will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great spot for an evening of getting together for any occasion. Consistently good food. Usually semi-quiet dining. Martinis are awesome. Food is top tier.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I had the salmon. Fish was tasty but portion was small for the price

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Been at the Avenue Grill several times, and have always enjoyed it. Service at the bar was great and very attentive at our table. Parking available across the street is a real plus.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

About our fourth time eating here. Quality of food is good, prices reasonable, nice and open feeling. Good service. Would recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unfortunately the menu, as listed right here on Open Table, shows nightly specials. The Sunday one looked especially good and we made late reservations following an event. I've been here in the past (they've been around for almost 30 years) but it had been a while having moved away, ironically to the city on which it is based where I often went to the specific restaurant it is patterned after (Tadich Grill, San Francisco). We walked in, late for Denver, and found out that the specials don't exist anymore. Far too late to go anywhere else and glad that we did not: the regular menu is varied, portions are good and both the food and the service were great. Will definitely go back, as I used to, but really wish the information online was up-to-date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've dined at the Avenue Grill many times and their service and food quality is always good. They did remove oysters Rockefeller from the menu, but this did not keep us from having a great meal. The service is always topnotch and is equal to or greater than similar restaurants in Denver.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took an old friend from Seattle here on Saturday night and had a fabulous meal with a wonderful server who could not have been more attentive (but not overly so!). We love the Avenue Grill and have been coming for over a decade.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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