Avenues Bistro - Brookside

4.3
2899 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was outstanding. The restaurant is under renovation but between the hostess and our server, the 4 of us had a great experience. The food was really good.

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C
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend the crab cake and filet eggs benedict!

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WW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Way too noisy. waiter had to bend down to hear us. New floors in the back part and they are putting in TV's!? Why? It is not the dining experience I am use to there.

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LA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Girl's night/happy hour on Tuesday. Everything we ordered was fabulous and so was the service. The lobster fritters were flavorful and moist. The burnt end egg rolls were crispy on the outside and moist and savory on the inside. The brie and mushroom dip was rich and elegant. The dates wrapped in bacon were a huge hit with my friend. She also had the waffle potato nachos which she said were delicious. I had the sea bass and it was fabulous. The curry sauce was light and not overpowering, but full of richness and flavor. The portions were very generous on everything we ordered. We both took part of our entrees home after eating so many of the happy hour appetizers. This was a great restaurant in every way...food, service and atmosphere.

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T
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent as well as the service. I brought a older lady friend (her first trip) who agreed everything was outstanding. She is ready to come again soon.

The tastetable offers are great. I love those!!

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing and Paul was outstanding! Will be returning for sure.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I had My Birthday Brunch there and the Manager and her hostess were very rude and disrespectful to me and my guest. They treated us like crap and talked to us crazy, meanwhile we paid good money to be there and I also reserved a table that was not ready until 20 mins after my set time. I was so disappointed and disgusted by their behavior towards customers. My waiter Cody was amazing and super sweet , everyone else clearly needs to go business school like me and learn how to run a business and treat customers. They lost at least 30 potential clients sadly. Screw Avenues Bistro I will never go there again or recommend it to anybody.

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WC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to eat at Avenues Bistro. The food is always delicious, the menu is varied, and everyone in our family loves it!

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M
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening before heading g to Quality Hill Playhouse. We used a Tastable coupon so the value was unbeatable. Food was spectacular. Love this restaurant.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch menu. Fish and chips excellent as was the burger. Lisa a great server. Will be back for lunch (carbonara and salmon looked great). Anxious to try dinner menu.

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value for a quality food experience ! We love happy hour time frames and food. Saturday breakfast is wonderful . Service was outstanding .

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a friend for a relaxing dinner to chat. Perfect ambiance and the food was well prepared

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
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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CG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was loud inside, so it's not an intimate spot. But, service was great, food was amazing, and prices were incredible. I'm pregnant, so I couldn't partake in bottomless Mimosas, but they looked amazing and I am hoping to get back some time when I can!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
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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DB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi, I’m just filling this out so I can proceed. Okay? Thanks.

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MS
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
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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i
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
170 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
8 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
4 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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