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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4.2

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4.3

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4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Great service, we got seated right away although it was a busy night. Food was cooked to my specification.Overall great !

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2012

the best ribeye steak I've ever had. Service was great and the place is just plain charming. A quality neighborhood restaurant that's not overpriced. One of our favorites

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Although there is not a "scenic" view, more important to me is that there is indeed a wonderful urban character and outlook.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2012

Interesting menue with good variety without being cluttered. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Lunch was great on a snowy day. Delicious food and great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2012

The food was great and the service was outstanding!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2012

This was my first time at Avenue Grill. I was satisfied and have nothing negative to say, but it wasn't a stand out on my list.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2012

What can I say? This restaurant is our go to place for a last minute dinner decision or a special family get together. The food is always consistent, the service exemplary, the atmosphere is vibrant. Never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2012

Another awesome dining experience. One of our very favorite places. Consistent and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2012

Wine list needs reviewing. Not a variety of good wines. I don't mean expensive
But middle of the road pricing with flavor. Thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2012

Great menu and not as packed as other brunch spots

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2012

First time there. Would definitely go again. The food and service were both very good. If I had to complain about something it would be that the desserts were so small. Which was doubly troubling because they were soooooooo delicious!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2012

The Avenue Grill has been one of our favorites for years. The food is consistantly great and the service is amazing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2012

The food and service were superb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Food was just okay, not great. Greasy appetizers-potstickers and calamari.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2012

Absolutely the best brunch in Denver ---and not only because of the $2 Bloodys, Mimosas, and Bellinis. Innovative selections, well-prepared and presented. Great service. Lovely room. Also wonderful for lunch dinner. Great wine list at all price points. Favorite drop-in spot in the City. The whole package.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Always reliably great! The waiter replaced my white napkin with a black one because I had on black pants and he didn't want white lint to come off on my pants!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2012

Chicken and spinach dumplings are the best in town and the salmon was great. We sat in the corner next to the front windows - a very cozy table that was quiet and private.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2012

I think brunch at the Avenue Grill is great. Interesting - and delicious! - menu options and great service. Haven't been here at other times of day but there was a nice-sized bar and with a few people watching the Broncos game and I imagine this is just a great neighborhood spot at times other than weekend brunch. The prices are very fair, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

This is the second year we have gone for NYE. The menu selection is only fair and while the service is good, it almost feels like they are trying to get you out of there ASAP-- which they probably are! I love this restaurant but I will not go back for NYE. It just isnt the same. We had the duck, and it was really only just fair.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

I have never had a negative experience here. I requested a booth for our party of 4 on New Year's Eve and the management sat us in the much coveted corner booth, where you can see and be seen! Our server was attentive, but not hovering. The food, which is always delicious, was exemplary. I enjoyed my Duck, very tender. My husband and one of our guests devoured te fork tender pork dish. It was a wonderful way to end 2011!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Service and food are always outstanding. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Denver and our New Year's Eve experience did not disappoint. The best Cosmpolitan martini anywhere!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Love this place! A good wine selection, food is always good and service is excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2011

We hit the Avenue Grill once or twice a year on birthdays or anniversaries and always have a wonderful time. This time out, we especially enjoyed the pot stickers, salads, the salmon entree, and dessert. I had the mushroom ravioli and it was well-prepared. The carpaccio flatbread tasted good, but was a little light in the carpaccio for my taste. Our waitperson was knowledgeable and efficient, and in spite of being busy, was always there when we needed her and gone when we didn't. It was a wonderfully memorable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. However, service was rushed and perfunctory, detracting from the overall experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Always love the Avenue Grill, great mix of people and good food. One of my favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2011

This worked well for Christmas Eve before our Church service. My husbands and my Mom's food was great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve and the energy was high with several family groups celebrating. And celebrate they should - the Avenue Grill exceeded expectations. Solid creations from San Francisco served attentively in elegant surroundings. Go early or go late but go often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my most recent experience at Avenue Grill. Then again, I've enjoyed every dining experience I've had at this restaurant. My salmon entree' was perfectly cooked. The service was warm and friendly, the ambiance was just right for a holiday dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2011

This is the second time I have been to Avenue Grill and each time I was extremely pleased. Definitely a great spot to have a good dinner with friends or significant other. Their happy hour menu is fantastic and they don't skimp on the drinks, which is a big plus in my book. Very friendly staff. I can't wait to go back there again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2011

Nicely decorated for the holidays. A very warm feel. A wonderful evening with our two sons.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2011

Very loud and difficult to talk - even on a Sunday morning.
Nothing very impressive about it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Food was Ok. Probably would not go back. Server was attentive but time between salad and main course was too long. Mentioned we were celebrating a birthday and the server said he would take care of it. He asked about dessert and then brought the check with nothing for the birthday. Food could have been better for the price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2011

Avenue Grill for a number of years has provided a consistent good dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 12, 2011

Didn't recall anything that wasn't great, until I had to answer the 'Noise' question. It was quite difficult to hear each other. We were a party of 4. However, most of the difficulty was probably due to an over-boisterous table (of 4) nearby. The gentleman was incredibly loud for any restaurant environment.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Overall a great experience. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2011

The food, service and drinks are always very good at Avenue Grill -- very consistent. The only thing that needs improvement is the sort-of dated 80's fern bar/bistro decor -- could definitely use a facelift.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2011

Quick service and I was very impressed with the food prep time, even for a busy lunch crowd. The restaurant overall was a bit noisy though to have a business meeting or business lunch, but all and all, a nice upscale place that you might otherwise just drive right on past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2011

Avenue Grill never disappoints. Had a terrific before-the-theater dinner. Wait staff informative, courteous, and attentive. Decent wines-by-the-glass menu. Good HH, martinis, especially. Had the special; tilapia w/ scallop and pilaf and roasted vegetables. Excellent and portion was generous. My friend had the mushroom raviolis with chicken; her favorite dish there! Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2011

I'm a bit conflicted here - the food was outstanding but the service... Some how we must have gotten off on the wrong foot with our server: he was inattentive, distracted, and seemed like he didnt want to be there. However - when he met someone from his own hometown (the cherry captal of the US) at the next table he was engaged and charming (even bringing them free dessert). Oh well, what can you do? I don't think we'll be back any time soon.

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