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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Great for Brunch (37)
Casual (35)
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Happy Hour (33)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Cozy (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fun (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (7)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Sports (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service is always spot-on. Menu changes seasonally but is always interesting and delicious. Atmosphere is relaxed. One of our favorite places.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I highly recommend the avocado toast and my husband loved his skillet for brunch! Very good, quiet ambiance. Service was great, and very affordable/reasonable brunch compared to others around Kansas City. Will definitely be coming back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was disappointed with dinner. Our waitress was not at the top of her game. We were seated and it took forever to take our order. We ordered appetizers and share plates. It took forever for food to arrive. When it did arrive, all 4 plates came at the same time. The Bacon wrapped dates and the lobster escargot were tough as nails.
Very disappointed as I brought an out of town guest here because it was so good on our last visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely dinner!! The setting, menu options and overall ambience make this a perfect choice for special or casual occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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vip
·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wrong food order delivered. Offered to see her manager. I accepted the order but it was
$4.00 more than the proper item??

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Definitely love this place! I have had the pleasure of attending Sunday Brunch with friends and also an early Saturday morning with my seven year old son, both visits were amazing! The food is great quality any special request that you may have can be made. Great place for locals and those passing through the city.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service all around

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great and the prices very reasonable. It's a long ways from our home, but definitely worth the drive.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was excellent!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Happy hour drinks even on a Saturday night was a plus. Entree was not cooked to temp but was favorable and a good value.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Went there for my birthday with my son for lunch. Great atmosphere, food, and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Cozy, Happy Hour, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place never disappoints. We had a great dinner with friends on the "porch". There are lots of menu options from small plates to full sized dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Meet here for an girls outting. The host was nice and greeted us in a timely manner. The bartender was nice (took our group picture) , our server was good just needed to work on that thing called smiling. I would go back for another brunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Girls brunch was amazing ! The bottomless drinks were even better 😊

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My favorite restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I took my mom for her birthday dinner here (86!). I have been here a number of times. It was busy (Friday night) we were seated in the front room where it was full and exposed to the bar. Was a bit loud for easy conversation with 86 year old ears. Would have been better for us to had requested being seated in the back but alas i didn't think of it. Despite that we had a great meal with really outstanding service.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We have been to Avenues a couple of times prior to this trip. The previous times were very good but this time was not as good. While the food is good and it is a good value, the service was somewhat slow.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wife's meal was very good,and full of flavor. My lobster ravioli was lacking,this bisque was excellent but virtually no lobster.
Myself being a former chef.after hearing of the place was looking forward to the cuisine. But was safely disappointed

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is my go to place for a lovely delicious meal as well as a nice customer experience

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Every bit of our experience was 5 star. The food was fantastic and very creative. The Lobster and Shrimp escargot was amazing. We chose to do all small plates instead of a main meal. Perfect portions to share. This restaurant will be a regular stop when we visit Kansas City.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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