Avenues Bistro - Brookside
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.
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!
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!
The restaurant was extremely accommodating during the remodeling. Wonderful in every way
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).
Super bummed prices were raised AND no more sangria mimosas or peach Bellini, BUT EVEN STILL one of the best places!
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....
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💚💚
Avenues Bistro was a great place for our happy hour gathering. Small plates, beverages and service - all outstanding.
We received very poor customer service during our experience.
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!
Great staff makes for an enjoyable time!
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.
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.
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.
All the food, drinks and service were wonderful as usual!
Consistently great food in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant.
Great brunch with friends. Bottomless drinks for 2 hours only $7!! Great food too. All reasonably priced.
Very one was great and very friendly! I love coming here and the bottomless drinks are the icing on the cake.
I found it very comfortable and quiet. We did eat there at 2:30. The prices are a little too high for me.
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!
Very busy with few servers present. Food was good, not great. Menu has changed.
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.
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.
Everything was delicious!
Service was great and the food was good; we ordered their Sunday brunch and bottomless drinks both were good and plentiful.
Service and food was great, at hostess desk they seemed very confused and not know what was going on
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.
we had the valentine special, which was great. only one disappointment was the dessert I looked forward to was no available
The food and service was excellent This is a wonderful place for Saturday morning brunch
Valentine’s Day dinner
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.
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.
Outstanding Valentine's menu, great variety and value. Only issue was the high noise level.
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.
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.
THe Avenue Bistro has been one of our favorites since it opened.
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.
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.
Great food- Changes of menu not welcome and special promotion nights done away with. In spite of great food will not be back.
Love this place only been twice, but great food, service, and atmosphere