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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!
Denver, CO 80203
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
I had the shrimp Cobb salad which was very good. My three friends had a variety of breakfast items and they were very pleased but somewhat puzzled by the inclusion of potatoes with either pancakes or French toast. Perhaps substitutes were available but that was not made clear. Our waitperson, Shannon was perhaps the best part of our late morning brunch. Excellent service, Shannon. A very good place with years on 17th ave that we feel fortunate to have just discovered. We'll be back!
The food and service was good, but there was a very loud, drunk lady at the table next to us. We could not carry on a conversation between the two of us because she laughed and talked SO loudly. I think our server knew her and we saw him try to quiet her down. We weren't the only people who were disrupted, either. We did not stay for dessert and ran into a customer outside the restaurant who told us he offered to pay their bill because they were so loud.
Avenue Grill is a favorite of ours, but on this occasion it was less than spectacular. Calamari was very rubbery, service was below its usual standards -- entrees and desserts were delayed, and as is common the noise was intrusive. One bad experience does not outweigh all the positive times but I hope it does not become a pattern.
We were here celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary and a reunion of high school friends who had not seen each other in that long -- as we clearly stated in our reservation. Unfortunately, Sunday night of Memorial Day Weekend was not the best time for this, as the restaurant seemed (for the first time in nearly 20 years, in our experience) to be woefully understaffed -- two women were handling all the tables, including a large party of about 12-14, as well as the bar. There was no bus-person to keep our water glasses full, there were long delays between courses and for the check at the end. We know this was an anomaly, but it was a bit disappointing to have selected our favorite restaurant for this celebration and have such a poor experience. There was no acknowledgement of the special occasion, and we felt that every interaction with the server was keeping her from taking care of someone else. We'll be coming back in the future, but our friends from out of state will never get the chance to experience Avenue Grill at its (normal) best.
This used to be our favorite restaurant...been going there for 20 years. We went for a special occasion on Memorial Day weekend this week and found it to be quite sad, for lack of a better word. The white table cloths are gone (now just formica table tops), the dinner salad that "wowed" us before is just a bowl of greens, etc. It used to be this incredible ambience that exuded sophistication yet warmth. Now it's just an overpriced diner. We left feeling like an old friend had died. That said...our wait person was wonderful, service was flawless, and the entrees were still good. It wouldn't take much to bring this place back to its former glory.
I am a long time fan of Avenue Grill, which is why my dining experience there on 5/14 was so incredibly disappointing. My cousin and I made a reservation with our Moms for brunch and their enjoyment of the day was not because of our meal at Avenue Grill as intended, but fully in spite of it. First of all, it took 10 minutes for our complete drink orders to be delivered to the table, and when we said that we needed a little bit more time to decide before ordering, the waiter did not return to our table for a full thirty minutes. Guests who were seated 10 minutes after us literally received their food before our server returned because of how our server ignored us. He even blatantly looked at and avoided our table when my uncle and I tried to wave him down. We ordered a starter of beignets and despite informing the waiter was informed that my Mom had an allergy to certain berries, both orders were served with a compote which he did not know whether or not they had the berries pertinent to my Mom's allergies - they were kind enough to bring us a complimentary non-compote plate of beignets afterwards, but still... Furthermore, there were 3 Eggs benedicts ordered at the table, one was room temperature, one was straight up cold, and the third's eggs were so over cooked that the yolks were solid and spongey. I know that it was Mother's day and they were very busy, but the service and food quality for what was meant to be a special family brunch was absolutely abysmal and VERY disappointing considering the standards that I would expect from Avenue Grill. Heck, the service and food left something to be desired when compared to a Denny's. It's too bad that we had such a bad experience from what I've grown up knowing as a staple of the Denver food scene.
The food was outstanding as usual but the service from beginning to end was unreasonably slow. It took almost 10 minutes for the waiter to introduce himself and give us water and got slower as the dinner progressed. I am hoping that was a one-time fluke. I have eaten there before and had good service.
I'm not sure why it's so difficult for a server to remember who ordered what entree for a table of four. The food was OK. No one raved about their meal. Had to send the quiche back for a reheat. So many restaurants these days have difficulty getting hot food hot. The last time we visited The Avenue Grill our lunch was very good. This time it was so so. The owners/ management need to step up their game.
This is one of my favorite places for lunch (may be great for dinner, but too far away from me in Franktown). Yesterday seemed noisier than I've noticed before, but wouldn't keep me from coming back. Usually the service was great, but our waiter yesterday wasn't very attentive. He was pleasant, but just didn't notice when we needed service -- literally had to waive with both arms at one point. It was great that he let us relax with wine and bread, but it took several minutes for him to notice that we were trying to get his attention to order the entree, the same with getting our bill, and again with paying it. Also my friend had asked for a refill on water, which never came.
We went for my husband's 50th birthday, and dinner was outstanding. I had the special - crab-encrusted halibut with charred asparagus and mashed potatoes. It was so delicious. The prices are so that this will remain a special occasion place, but we've been a few times and we really like it. Our waiter was really cool, and the hostess went out of her way to be wonderful.
We live near the Avenue Grill and love to pop in somewhat regularly to grab dinner and enjoy the view by the window as fellow uptowners pass by. Great service with a smile as usual this visit. However, this was the second time in a row that we ordered steak and did not receive it with the appropriate doneness we asked for. The last visit we sent it back and it came back overdone again. This visit we didn't bother. Mentioning for other patrons to be aware of.
We are still pumped for their brunch but will most likely be removing steaks from our requests on their dinner menu.
Some time ago I stopped going to Avenue Grill for business lunches because the noise level made conversation impossible. I only returned when the person I was meeting specifically requested that we go there. I was surprised at the updated menu, and mainly that the noise level had dropped considerably since my last experience. I'd go back willingly, and probably will soon.
A limited menu done very well. Food cooked as requested and tasted great. Service was prompt and not intrusive, which was what we wanted for a business lunch. Had requested a quieter table when made reservation, and that was done...though restaurant is not quiet by any means. Still fine. First time there, and will go back. Liked it a lot.
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