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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

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (68)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (43)
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Great for Lunch (39)
Great for Brunch (36)
Casual (34)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Happy Hour (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fun (25)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Business Meals (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Healthy (6)
Tapas (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for lunch during restaurant week. Salmon bisque was outstanding so was the lobster ravioli. Jeff R was our waiter and the service was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Restaurant Week Dinner with friends. We had 7:00 reservation and weren't seated until 7:45, no apology. Once we were seated the waitress was very friendly. It was kind of downhill from there. She was pretty non-existent most of the meal. The food was really slow to come out. The food itself was fine, nothing memorable though. 5 of the 7 of us got the medallions/crab cake. We ordered it at a variety of doneness which was completely ignored. They were all cooked the same. Overall it was underwhelming. With so many options for RW we won't do this one again.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious. We had a group of 8, and everyone loved their dinner. Medallions, crab cakes, KC Strip, salmon. Good salad and bisque. And yummy desserts!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall, the meal was good. The only downside would be that some of the cocktails ordered took a long time to come. There was a time when one drink was ordered and then a couple minutes later a second was ordered. The second ordered drink arrived about 5 minutes before the first. Otherwise, it was a nice experience with good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good but not spectacular. Went for restaurant week for dinner. Out of the wine I wanted. Waitress took a long time to come back to tell me. Didn't get my drink until entree was served. Brought out wrong entree so had to wait for it. Waitress brought wrong check for us to pay. Not a spectacular night.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Great time with the wife. We ordered the Restaurant week specials they were awesome. Food came out a little slow.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant week seemed to take a negative toll on the restaurant. Arrived at 815 for an 830 reservation, sat at 925. Recieved great cocktails and prompt service from Josh at the bar while waiting. Once sat only received restaurant week menus, and asked questions regarding the regular menu which were not answered. Never received regular menus. We finally just ordered off of the restaurant week menus because that is all we still had after 20 minutes at the table. Our server Amy seemed a little overwhelmed. Crab cakes and lobster ravioli were great. Steaks not correct temp, mac was bland. I know reataurant week is tough, so we will try again at a less busy time.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This place needs a manager. Food was bad. Service was worse.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant Week dinner. Good selection, good food, good ambiance. Good crowd.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Three friends and I gathered here for a birthday celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time, great food, wonderful service with the only blip, a rejection of us wanting to split a plate. The management didnt want to allow it since it was restaurant week and everything going to charity. It was handled to our satisfaction. And we were allowed plenty of time to sit and chat without feeling hurried on. This is one of my favorite local places. Being chef owned the food is always impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went for restaurant week lunch specials. The food was decent, but missed the boat by serving the dessert in a foil container. Presentation could have been better and the servers should have a tasting of the menu before serving. Lobster ravioli was very tasty and the lobster roll was fresh and delicious, while the steak sandwich lacked luster . Definitely will return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

First time to enjoy the dining delight. Each person had a different entree & commented about the presentation & flavor. We will visit again!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very pleasant lunch. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Hands down the best value for steak in the city! Brookside is a little out-of-the-way for us, but totally worth the drive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for restaurant week lunch in Kansas City was a price fixed menu that was very good

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service left something to be desired. The crab cakes were awesome!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Parking is horrible. Good luck finding a spot. The service was outstanding. The food was ok. Everything lacked seasoning.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Great visit. I went during restaurant week for lunch and enjoyed my meal & service. Great spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was slow, salad did not have on it what the menu said it would, and waiter got dessert order wrong.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Our overall experience was underwhelming and a bit disappointing. We waited quite a long time at the table to be acknowledged by our server, so long that we decided to go back to the bar to get cocktails. The restaurant was full but wasn't packed. The waiter wasn't really friendly - clearly he wanted us to eat and leave. Two of us had the medallions/crab cakes and those were very good. The other two had the strip steaks which were very thin and tough - not up to expectation for Avenues. We asked for coffee with dessert and it was cold - so we had it removed from the bill and didn't drink it. Flourless chocolate cake should be rich and moist, but ours was dry.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

went for restaurant week and the Shrimp Cocktail only 3 pcs of shrimp. I had the filet medallions and crab cake the steak was paper thin. Just not impressed with the food

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Kc restaurant week

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellence restaurant for all occasions. Good food at a fair price. The wait staff is top notch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Enjoyed the Restaurant Week special lunch menu. Had the crab cake appetizer, lobster ravioli with shrimp in a cream sauce and chocolate "mound" (banana cream over nougat center and chocolate outer covering. All courses well presented, flavorful and fresh as always. One of Kansas City's best values.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a 1:15pm reservation, were seated next to the door in the bar area (cold, windy day). We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Although customers at tables near us & at the bar who were seated as much as 30 minutes after us were served their meals, we did not receive our entree until 2:20. One of the entrees was not what was ordered and we waited longer to get it. Our waitress, Allison did not check on us or offer an explanation for the delay. We were finally told that it was the Kitchen's fault, not hers. In addition, Allison told us that glasses of wine were 50% off, but our check reflected 30% off. We understand that it is Restaurant Week & Avenues was busy, but feel an hour is an unusually long wait time.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was good as it always is, the service just seemed to be very slow. Lunch took us two hours

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and service, I always enjoy Avenues Bistro.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our waitress was superb! We waited a while for our salads, BUT it was restaurant week, so it wasn’t a big deal; they were packed. Also, lobster ravioli=YUM!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The beef short ribs should’ve been cooked another couple of hours. Overall the food was much below what we have had there before. On top of it all, it is restaurant week. A little extra effort please.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I did not think the food was up to par.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My dad and I came here for lunch for KC restaurant week and it was great - the food, the service, everything. Would definitely come back again.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Two words: bottomless mimosas. The drinks were wonderful, the brunch menu was extensive and everything on it looked delicious, and the servers were extremely kind and courteous. We will definitely revisit Avenues the next time we go to KC.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Probably the best crab cakes we’ve ever had! Server was friendly and very informative. Visited during Restaurant Week and had 9PM reservation. Food was fresh and we never felt rushed. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My daughter and I were in KC for a weekend of Restaurant week. We try new places every time. We loved this place and when we go back with a group for a wine tasting in early March we plan to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ordered the KC strip. It was appropriately pricey but inappropriately tough. The potatoes au graten were tasty so that was good. The waitstaff were friendly enough but it took a long time for everything (order, drinks, food served, etc)
I think that the service was off because it was unusually busy but the food quality is an issue that should be addressed regardless.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We visited Avenues Bistro during restaurant week so it was busy and the menu was a very nice prefix with something for all tastes. Our server was not as attentive as I would like, brought wrong drinks but excusable, after all, they were busy. Food was good! Menu was a bit over embellished based on meal served. I ordered salmon and prawns and received average sized shrimp at best so that was disappointing. My husband ordered steak w/ lobster said it was good but I think the gem on the menu was the short ribs. My girlfriend ordered and said it was fab! I also ordered the brussel sprouts in a cream sauce with bacon, highlight of my meal....they were so very yummy. Overall I would recommend Avenues Bistro and I am looking forward to returning and trying the lobster ravioli.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant week menu, well executed

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delightful evening celebrating a friend's birthday. Was very busy as it was the first Saturday of restaurant week. However, we received good service and the food was great. We usually come for brunch, but will certainly think about returning for dinner in the future.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were a little disappointed. Our table was right next to the restrooms and every time someone opened the door we were blasted by cold air. We were seated here despite there being lots of open tables! My meal was good but my meat was probably slightly overdone , and my husbands meat was way undercooked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for KC Restaurant Week. Only knock I would say is that rice was served with every entreé.

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