Avenues Bistro - Brookside

4.3
2885 reviews
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Contemporary American
Avenues Bistro offers an array of selections for every palate and features many regional European specialties. Chef/Owner Joe Birch, voted one of “America’s Top 25 New Chefs” in 2007, comes from a diverse European ancestry and has for the past 20 years traveled across and studied the cuisines of Europe. These travels & experiences, his vast culinary training, & many of his own family recipes are the inspiration behind both the concept and the creation of the dishes at Avenues.
Birch’s kitchen is led by Executive Chef Mario Galan, a rising star on the Kansas City culinary scene. In 2007 he & Birch earned Avenues “Best New Restaurant- Kansas City”.
Followed up in 2008 as being recognized by Ingrams Magazine as one of "Kansas Citys Top 3 Overall Restaurants". Selected as One of the Ten Best Restaurants in Kansas City in 2012 by USA Today.
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time doing the Sunday Brunch and the management and staff made the experience even better. The bottomless mimosas didn’t hurt either!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Paul and he was so nice and attentive! Gave great suggestions for our entree and kept our bottomless drinks and waters full!

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MS
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was extremely accommodating during the remodeling. Wonderful in every way

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EG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday brunch entrees are good, but the "brunch bar" is lacking. During this visit, the foods weren't refreshed or restocked well enough, and the foods offered on the bar were pretty lacking. The salads were tasty and fresh though. We were sat at a really wobbly/uneven table (structural issue, vs. something you can easily fix w/ a few sugar packets under the foot).

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super bummed prices were raised AND no more sangria mimosas or peach Bellini, BUT EVEN STILL one of the best places!

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We come because it is someplace where one can have a nice, quiet meal. But are disappointed to learn that management plans to put TV's back in the dining area. Therefore, it will no longer have the ambience or charm that brings us here and we likely will stop coming. Shame. The food is good and service excellent....

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NH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! Had not been back since the first year you were opened. Your plates are absolutely incredibly delicious. Thank you for a wonderful experience💚💚

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CK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avenues Bistro was a great place for our happy hour gathering. Small plates, beverages and service - all outstanding.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We received very poor customer service during our experience.

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KC
Kansas City
169 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

3 in our party. 1 had salmon piccata, 1 had Chilean Sea bass & 1 had lobster ravioli. All were excellent!
Our server was also superb!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great staff makes for an enjoyable time!

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LD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The room was cold and very loud. The food was pretty good, not great. We have eaten here before and had good food, we just know what not to choose in the future.

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F
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed happy hour pricing for our eclectic feast. We had several small plates including lemon chicken skewers, bacon-wrapped dates, and perfectly grilled steak.

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KH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of the most dynamically engineered dining spots in town...always a variety of pleasing items on the menu at prices that seem to flow with the economy of the moment while imparting the feeling of good value for food, drink and ambiance. It's absolutley a safe option if you want to be sure you'll be happy about your choice.

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s
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food, drinks and service were wonderful as usual!

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DB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch with friends. Bottomless drinks for 2 hours only $7!! Great food too. All reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very one was great and very friendly! I love coming here and the bottomless drinks are the icing on the cake.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I found it very comfortable and quiet. We did eat there at 2:30. The prices are a little too high for me.

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AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect for celebrating. All at our table were a bit chilly and each of us resorted to covering our legs with our coats. Upon mentioning this to our server she promptly turned the temperature up. All’s well!

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J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Very busy with few servers present. Food was good, not great. Menu has changed.

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C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Quality of service is always very good. The food is always very good too. It is a nice and clean place to enjoy a good meal without the pretentious and loud atmosphere that many other restaurants are. Variety of choices is ample and there is something for everyone wanting to enjoy a good meal when going out. Only one of my few choices in town that delivers every single time.

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JH
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This used to be my favorite place. But ever since they opened the location in south Overland Park, this place seems to be declining. Btw, that location failed. Big surprise.

New menu is NOT good. Seems more like a bar menu. And yes, we asked to make sure that’s not what we were looking at. Probably not going back. Except for happy hour which is still good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was good; we ordered their Sunday brunch and bottomless drinks both were good and plentiful.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food was great, at hostess desk they seemed very confused and not know what was going on

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k
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great restaurant with a nice menu and unique items.
Unfortunately, two entrees and two desserts on their special menu for the night were sold out.
Meal was still quite good, but disappointed I didn't get my first choice.

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GG
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we had the valentine special, which was great. only one disappointment was the dessert I looked forward to was no available

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N
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent This is a wonderful place for Saturday morning brunch

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p
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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SC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner. Long wait even with a reservation. the front of the house didn't seem organized and they likely stretched themselves with too many reservations on this busy night. Poor service and planning. They ran out of most of the prix fixe items. We didn't even get the salad that we ordered and the waitress was like " Oh well, this salad is better anyway". The food was mediocre food at best. Had high expectations but was sorely let down. Not going back unfortunately.

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BC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

My wife and I love this restaurant. That being said they failed on many levels tonight. We had 7pm reservations for Valentine’s Day. We expected some delay but 45 min past our reservation is not ok. What made it worse is the host. She was unprofessional and argumentative. She sat a couple that did not have reservations and were clearly her friend. I get taking care of your regulars but that should not be aloud on a holiday. When we did get table our server was friendly but seemed some what overwhelmed. The food was good but we were disappointed that we were not able to order anything of the regular menu. Having had many great meals here in the past I will be back but never again on a holiday.

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SL
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding Valentine's menu, great variety and value. Only issue was the high noise level.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the special options that were available for Valentine’s Day! My husband though wanted something fried. ;-) Maybe you should
Add fried shrimp as an options also.

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J
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was absolutely wonderful and every selection a tasty treat Enjoyed the evening, the food, the service and everything was great!!! Thanks for the Great Dinner.

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FN
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THe Avenue Bistro has been one of our favorites since it opened.

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TJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was really looking forward to their Valentine's menu. The lobster bisque was good but needed to be hotter. The 4 cheese arancini and the flat bread were very good, again the arancini were a bit cool. The main courses bot came out undercooked, lobster and filet, and again were on the cool side. The deserts were great. As for the service we were rushed through our meal with courses coming out before we had time to finish the previous course. It was not the quality or service we had experienced in past visits. While it was good the visit was somewhat disappointing.

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SP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food. They are in the midst of a remodel so the atmosphere currently leaves a lot to be desired. Can’t wait to see it completed.

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J
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Great food- Changes of menu not welcome and special promotion nights done away with. In spite of great food will not be back.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place only been twice, but great food, service, and atmosphere

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