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About Avenues Bistro - Brookside

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.

338 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Continental, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 9am - 3pm, Sunday: 9am - 2pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Wornall

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 333-5700

Website:
http://www.avenuesbistro.com/

Catering:
Catering Director Jessica Ray’s “if you can dream it, we can do it!” approach begs for the spotlight from all who specialize in the art of Catering. Our well received designer menus provide a carousel of options for all functions. Don’t see what suits? Doesn’t matter, for what you have in mind is a go. From pick-up to full service, 5 people or 500, from box lunch to fancy five courses, we can handle the truth! But the word is out and dates are filling up fast. Put the worry behind and insure a great time by considering us. Contact Jessica Ray, catering@avenuesbistro.com or 913.449.2553.

Executive Chef:
Mario Galan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Avenues Bistro - Brookside Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (58)
Special Occasion (36)
Casual (34)
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Great for Brunch (34)
Happy Hour (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fun (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Healthy (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Tapas (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Sports (4)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We went there for my husband's birthday on a Sunday. There were three of us and we all had something different and they were all fantastic. I had the chicken scallopine and I had never had it served the way it was and it was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

We were stuck in a cold corner. Noise and crowd was a lot like eating in a cafeteria. We were celebrating a birthday and were disappointed overall. If people can put up with all that, I can highly recommend the food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Jeff was a great waiter and was very helpful in helping us pick out items on the menu

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

As is usual for this restaurant, we were seated promptly when we arrived just before our dinner reservation time. The dining room was almost full and had two large groups seated which is typical for this restaurant. However, after the server placed water on the table, we waited 15 minutes before she returned to take our drink, appetizer and entree orders. Then it was another 15 minutes before the cocktails were served. The appetizer, salad and entrees were each delivered to the table in such rapid succession that the barely empty plates from each course were only removed when the next course was delivered to the table. It was also disappointing to see that the dessert menu had several items marked through with black marker as though they were no longer on the menu, but the restaurant had not printed new menus. Lastly, it should be noted that the hostess gave us one dinner menu and one lunch menu. Our server never acknowledged any element of slow service and would not look us in the eye when we attempted to get her attention as she passed near the table.

This is the second time we've had slow and desultory service at this restaurant. I wonder if this place is now under absentee management as no manager made him/herself available in the dining room and no one seems to be able to adequately calculate a proper server to diner ratio to maintain good service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I feel like everything about this restaurant has deterioriated. The service was horrific.... 25 minutes to receive our first glass of wine, and then she walked around the dining room trying to remember who ordered it. Never once asked if we were doing o.k. or if we wanted another drink. Food was just fair; it used to always be spectacular. I'll think twice before coming again unfortunately.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went for dinner-great service-apps and drinks arrived timely as well as our food. Did the Bristol bites special-fish and chips/ Bistro filet-all very good. Happy hour 4-7 gives reduced prices on drinks and special plates-check web site. Filet burger is back-good ! Will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The happy hour menu is delicious. We had a variety of perfectly prepared small plates from lobster and escargot to tempura prawns to mushroom ragout.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Meal was excellent service was lacking as not attentive

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was terrible!! We have eaten there before,but Saturday the food was very unsavory. The server was pleasant and helpful, but she was not the cook

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Typically experiences here are fail proof, however in this situation, it was not the norm. Food was very slow to get out and we ordered salads. Know those days happen but we weren't kept informed of status which would have helped set expectations. We were on a time deadline. Also, sad the quiche is off the menu. Hope it comes back on weekends at least.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had been wanting to visit Avenue's Bistro for some time. The menu and description looking appealing. I really wanted to like it but our visit and experience was terrible.
First, I made a reservation. We arrived a few minutes ahead of schedule and then had to wait several minutes to be seated. What is the point of a reservation if I still have to wait? And the restaurant wasn't even close to full.
Then we were seated. We received water from a server and then waited, forgotten, for probably 15 minutes. When we finally asked for service, the waitress "helping" us seemed put out that she had to serve us.
We went for the Sunday brunch buffet. Several items from the buffet were almost inedible. The eggs were extremely salty. The mini-muffins looked like something bought from Costco and were stale and hard. The assorted meats and cheeses offered on the menu consisted of two meats, a summer sausage and some ham. If it had been only me, I might have thought that I was being too picky, but everyone at the table (party of five) expressed the same criticisms.
When the entrees arrived, nobody really enjoyed their orders. My side was forgotten and was delivered later, halfway through the meal. All through the meal, the only time we saw our server was when she occasionally came around to refill my son's mimosa. Again, when we saw her, she seemed like she really didn't want to be there to serve us.
When we finished, we again waited around for some time before we had to ask the manager for our bill. The manager had to then go find our server to get us our check.
Overall, our visit was greatly lacking. The food was overpriced for the value received. The buffet "offerings" were weak. The service was terrible. I am sorry to say, we will not be back.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great it was great

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been coming to this place for years, and recently have been disappointed in the service and the food, it is not up to the level of quality that it has been in past years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was nothing to write home about and ordering bottomless mimosas is only worth it if you get a consistent delivery of them.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I usually love this place, but was disappointed to learn they had run out of the filet mignon I had been waiting for all Thanksgiving day, and that we were seated right outside the kitchen and couldn't hear each other talk across the table. Ted, the server, was really racing and was very nice and efficient.
Not my best Thanksgiving, but will continue to recommend this place otherwise ... truly!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

No thanks. If you can't say something nice..

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving sucked. Small portions cold food. I love this place for usual dining but not for Thanksgiving. Plaza III is a better deal and it is all you can eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were so disappointed with our Thanksgiving meal. The food was definitely not cooked to order and tasted horrible. The really only good part of the whole meal was the salad. I do believe our entrees came from a big box store. My dessert was frozen in the middle. Why would you open on a holiday only to serve substandard food? While we have frequented Avenue’s Bistro in the past, and love patronizing neighbor restaurants, I will not be returning.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I love Avenues' brunch and happy hour. So when I found out they were doing a Thanksgiving meal, we were excited to go with friends and indulge. However, we were really disappointed in the food and the amount of time it took to get our entrees. Our server was very friendly, and we know it was not her fault, but it took almost two hours to get our food. We drank a bottle of wine while waiting for our salads, and then asked for bread to curb the hunger. I do wish our server would have checked on us or given us an update while we were waiting. When our food did arrive, most of our dishes were cold or luke-warm. Out of hunger, we didn't complain and ate quickly. For the amount we paid between the bottles of wine and meals, I anticipated more and would probably not return on a holiday.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Arrived early for Thanksgiving reservation, asked to wait outside. Others continued to go inside wait outside and were seated. Server was nice but service was very slow. Food was flavorless and poorly served. Felt like we received left-overs from first service. Way over-priced for the experience and quality of food.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Happy hour started off several years ago as a real inexpensive and delightful experience. Management has pared down the choices so that the favorites for many have dwindled to fewer choices. Wine also was fun and now is pricier.

Sad.... the management may yet have the same success they had at Mission Farms if they keep squeezing the rock

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Unfortunately we had a very bad brunch experience.
The food was awful, the service was worse.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food and good service. We were there close to closing time and another wait stag was noisily cleaning around our table. We politely asked for her to stop and we were greeted with a rude remark and she kept on noisily cleaning sweeping directly at outer table and food. Did not comment to a manager but should have.

Overall food was very good. Timing was not the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had the Portobello Chicken and my date had the hamburger. The chicken was tender. However, the dish was swimming in butter & was bland. (an anomaly for this restaurant.) The hamburger was cook as ordered and the french fries were perfect. Crisp on the outside and soft and hot on the inside.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere! Prices on Tuesdays are unbeatable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first visit for Sunday Brunch and we truly enjoyed it. Amy, our server, did an excellent job. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was hilarious! There were three of us for Sunday "brunch". We could not believe there was an entree AND a buffet! It had to be explained to us three times! We could not have the buffet without the entree. We could not stop laughing! We went to the buffet and our entrees went straight into containers. We decided where to go in case of famine! Who eats that much??????? Our waiter started out snotty, but he improved when he realized we were going to stay and get the overwhelming amount of food. I still haven't finished the entree. The buffet was good. I have not had pasta with sprinkles though!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had not been here for many months. We were pleasantly surprised by the prices for entrees and appetizers.
My wife had the schnitzel. Her comments on the taste were comparable to another local restaurant that specializes in schnitzel.
I had the braised pork shoulder. It was tender and flavorful. I would have liked to have had an option to order it slightly spicier.
Both of us were disappointed in the dessert menu and thus did not order dessert. I am sure the desserts were good but the selection was mostly cheesecake which neither of us really like.
I would recommend this place as a very nice date night - the food is good and the prices are great. Our server and other staff were helpful, unobtrusive, but always there when a plate needed to be taken away or a water glass refilled.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They are not actually bottomless mimosas. They cut you off at 7. :(

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was very good and savory. Service was above average however just as in any restaurant always room to do better. The noise level as long as your not beside a loud party is very pleasant and the atmosphere is very good

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This place never disappoints, great food and ambiance. My favourite is Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We probably wouldn't have discovered this restaurant without Opentable. The menu is relatively small but includes a nice range of options. The wine list is suitably varied and well priced. The atmosphere is comfortable and our service was excellent.
We've now placed it among our top two or three KC restaurants. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great evening at the Avenue Bistro. I had requested a table near the window to watch the trick or treaters walk by, and they were happy to oblige us. We had a great meal, great service and enjoyed seeing all the costumes walk by outside.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Solid. Great ravioli.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My service was outstanding this time, which usually is not the case. I wish they played music or something because its hard to drown out other groups' conversations. The buffet is alright so I think Saturday brunch is what I will stick to from now on. $10 bottomless cocktails make up for the small number of things this restaurant lacks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best brunch in town but really disappointed with a very special birthday celebration for dinner. Server was very friendly but never mentioned the birthday even though stated in reservation. Service was very slow but I do not think it was the server's fault. Will return for brunch but not for dinner, and definitely will not spend a special occasion there.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service! It seems like lots of people come here for brunch too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were a group of 8 that eats all around kc monthly and everyone enjoyed their food so that says a lot.
We all sample each other’s dishes so I tried a wide variety. The steak was delicious and tender. The balsamic dates yum yum
But the standout in my opinion (I was not alone on this ) was the lobster and shrimp escargot style. WOW!!
My only minus, and food likes are relative was that I’ve had better crab cakes . Real crab but flavor fell flat in my opinion
We’re definitely adding to our rotation to return
PS. Girls said heavy pour on the drinks 👍🏽👍🏽

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love their brussel sprout salad! Great service and a nice atmosphere for lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went there for a Birthday brunch,
We started with drinks of course I had to try a momosa and then a grapefruit vodka drink later, both very good.
We then went to the buffet which includes fruit, salads, cheeses, pastries and more. Included in your price you get to pick an entee from the menu.
I picked the-
CROISSANT BREAKFAST SANDWICH
Scrambled Eggs : Bacon or Sausage :
Tomato : Muenster Cheese : Dill Aioli

Mmm mmm so good! Our portions were very good I gave 1/2 to my son to take home. My son and daughter in law had the Eggs Benedict - they loved that too!
It was my son and husband's BIRTHDAY celebrations and they were so stuffed they decided on only the pastries at the buffet would do, but our waitress was so great she put birthday candles on two mini muffins and presented it to my guys! That made their and my day! That's a big thing for me for birthdays!
So thank you Avenues Bistro for a lovely and fun brunch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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