Went for happy hour and eight dollar plate specials. Excellent food for an extraordinary value.
This was the most horrible experience I had for a Mother’s Day dinner. We we were seated right away at time of reservation but it took 25 minutes just to get water We got our food probably 2 hour after we were seated . The food was not good . The waitress not to be found . The excuse if the waitress was that they were not prepared for a Mother’s Day rush . Ezcuse me if you cannot handle a certain number of guests then just do not accept reservations. I was ver disappointed and had to beg my husband not to cause a scene. The people who were sitting behind us got soo angry and frustrated that they left after they finally got their drinks . I have to say best decision on their part . We will never ever dine here again!!!!!
My entrée salad was wrong. Correct one delivered after the other 5 people in our group had completely finished eating. I had them box it to go. They tried to deliver the wrong side salad to my husband along with a salad we didn't order. Never brought his side salad. They did remove charges for salads. Great Mother's Day dinner experience. Not.
We had an adult family of (6) for a Mother’s Day Dinner & had the worst waitress ever. Inattentive, combative, and poorly trained. Doubt that we will be back any time soon.
Disappointing Mothers Day - To begin with I have eaten many lunches and dinners at your establishment. I made my reservations 3-4 weeks in advance and could only get a 2:45 reservation. I was concerned from the beginning that the food would run out and guess what? I was reassured when I called to verify my reservation, also your staff called my twice to make sure we were coming. The buffet part of our dinner was horrible the cheese tray only had 6 pieces of salami on it, the salad was gone, the deserts were so picked over it was pathetic. I did kindly ask about replenishment and guess what, they were out of the items I requested to be refilled. 3 of us ordered the house special "Lobster Ravioli". it came out in a soup bowl. Not on a plate, like I have had it in the past. No garnishment, No Veggies, Nothing, Were YOU out of clean dishes too. The knives we were brought were steak knives. I was embarrassed... Not sure if the air conditioning was working... it was very warm in and uncomfortable. One last thing I order a Bellini. It was served room temp.
Needless to say- I have NO desire to return, which is sad...
For Mother's Day, seemed overpriced, 2 people, with a mimosa and tip, almost a $100. Probably standard now in the restaurant biz, but to me, not a good value.
Food was great, service was ok. She was nice enough but not very attentive.
Great restaurant. I really enjoy eating here whenever I go.
Excellent food and service which is something we’ve come to expect. It was a Mother’s Day event and with all the choices and variety my elderly parents were very comfortable and enjoyed all the food options. Highly recommend. Our server, “Amy”, was excellent as well and very helpful for my mid-80s -year-old parents
The Crab Cake sliders were great
We have eaten here several times over the past few years, and have had good experiences until today. We tried Avenues Bistro for Saturday brunch. The waitstaff was clearly shorthanded. We rarely saw our waitress, and when we did, she was attending to many other tables. It took almost 45 minutes for our food to arrive, and when it did, my order was wrong (I ordered a veggie omelette that arrived loaded with ham). The lobster deviled eggs were just okay (couldn't taste the lobster), and the French Toast, while very good, did not come with the whipped cream and slivered almonds that the menu promised. Overall a disappointing experience.
Avenues Bistro was amazing! It was my first time there and the food was delicious. We went for brunch. Megan our server made our visit excellent. She was friendly, helpful, prompt, ans kept our bottomless mimosas going. Totally would recommend!
6 out of 7 people did not enjoy their meals.
No drinks were re-filled.
The restaurant was so empty, they closed off the
Main dining room.
Something is amiss.
Excellent food and service in a lovely setting. Quiet ambience for good conversations.
We made a reservation for an early dinner, 5 pm, before attending a concert. When we arrived on time, there was no staff to be seen anywhere. After waiting a few minutes, we finally checked in the dining room, and after afew more minutes, someone finally arrived to seat us. I don’t know if there were staffing problems, but our server seemed to be host, bartender, and server for the front area where we dined. As a result, service was slow. I had the Martha’s Salad with Salmon, which was good, not great. The citrus vinaigrette seemed to be almost missing. My daughter had the Lobster Ravioli which she enjoyed. The free birthday dessert, which we shared, was delicious - we ordered the Bread Pudding and it was just right for 2 people.
We love Avenue’s and will definitely be back.
Very good brunch with great service
Love this place
Overall I didn't see what the hype was about. First, our waitress was amazing. I wish I could remember her name. The menu had lots of great looking options. The food was beautifully prepared but it was blander than I expected. I do suggest the deviled eggs and potato cakes as an appetizer. In theory bottomless drinks are awesome, but not when they're made extremely weak!
Renovated and enlarged. Decor is interesting, though some tables are awkward to get in and out of. Some seating a bit too clever. Decor in the old part of the restaurant is nice and cozy. A bit short-staffed when I was there but the server was good. My food was tasty if not terribly clever. Pretty good value. Overall, i would go back.
Thank you for hosting our group. We appreciate your attention! A little pricey for what we got.
Lovely menu, intetesting cocktails, great service. The waitress was warm and funny. Just an enjoyable night with friends.
Ladies night was a wonderful value. The drinks were delicious and affordable. The menu was still full of delicious choices all at discounted prices. For a nicer meal at a great deal, check out this Bistro on a Tuesday night!
l sprouts were a bit too salty. That is the only criticism I have.
We left didn't get our food or acknowledge the wait or anything.
Great Brunch! Something for everyone. We had Molly as a server and she was fantastic. Great $10 all you can drink brunch options.
First time at the bistro. We loved it and can’t wait to return!
The service was great and the flavor of the food was good but two of the three meals were cold. The coffee was good, though!
I love brunch at Avenues-Bistro - Delicious mimosas and go for bottomless!
Our book club meets here once a month for bottomless Bellinis/Mimosas/Bloody Marys/Pomgrante Punch/Rum Chata Iced Coffee. We are always satisfied with our food and drinks while we discuss the book of the month and catch up with each other.
My only suggestion is putting something back on the menu that is not breakfast or has eggs in the dish. I'm not an egg person, and as much as I love French Toast, it would be nice to change it up every once and a while. (There's Biscuits and Gravy along with Chicken and Waffles if you like those selections) Overall, it's a great place, great food and drinks, and great atmosphere! We'll be back next month!
Met friends for lunch. Service was excellent. Two had grilled salmon and said it was really good. One had salad with shrimp and said it was good. I had chicken panini which was messy but really good taste though I didn't realize it came with fries or Iwould have subbed for ... and weren't the best. I'd go back and order that salmon next time.
Our server, Paul, was excellent. Food was great and the atmosphere was good too.
Brunch. Awful! Had to clear our own plates. Food was cold. No coffee refills. Manager unresponsive. Shame. Used to be one of our favorites.
Their Sunday Brunch buffet is the best! Our server Amy was great SJSU.
We had a great late evening respite with out of town guests. Two of us shared the shrimp Provencale, which is lemony and delicious. Another had a burger and fries, consistently a great choice. Everyone was satisfied, and the wine was tasty.
The food was delicious. The service was wonderful. We have a great time!
Although the bottomless drinks were definitely a hit, the overall service and food was not really worth the time we were there. The OpenTable app or the restaurant changed our reservation time (...I have the initial email, reservation number, and screenshot from an invite I sent) so we waited over 20 minutes to be seated. They were understaffed but I will say the server was friendly when she was available. It was definitely the saddest chicken and waffles I've ever seen served to someone and if you want their "Avocado Toast" you could easily make a better one at home because it was just pre-made guacamole on a ciabatta. I would go back for the drinks but I wouldn't plan on eating there again.
My meat was quite undercooked to the point of being too rare. Our server had told us that the meat was always cooked well done.
Easter brunch a little pricey for the food quality. Better when not a holiday brunch.
Great Easter brunch, it's becoming a tradition for our family!
Easter brunch. The entree items we ordered were all quite tasty, though the cubed potatoes (my side) were barely warm. Most of the buffet was a little disappointing. Many little cakes were completely unidentifiable by looks alone. Salads weren't particularly appealing. Scrambled eggs were good, but for a buffet it was just lackluster. When Avenues first opened several years ago the brunch buffet included an ambrosia type dish which was fantastic. Wish they's bring that back.
Very good food friendly waiter a casual spot fair prices and generous portions I will visit again with family or friends !!