Ava's Kitchen & Bar
Ava’s is here to provide our patrons with a warm, energetic environment to enjoy everything from a business luncheon to a late-night snack. Our warm, inviting bar and dining area will immediately transform your day and make you want to relax and unwind. Along with 32 beers on tap, soulful wines by the glass and an extensive list of craft whisky, spirits and cocktails there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Love the food, Love Wilson the bartender, love everything about this place. Will be back with my friends again soon.
As slways great tasty food with friendly service.
One of our go to spots. Ava’s has great food and even better cocktails. We can’t go without getting a Speck pie.
An absolutely exceptional experience - both dining and imbibing! The menu highlighted seasonal and local items and the craft beers on tap were all delicious.
Great beer choices…. Pizza delicious… the vegetable based appetizers outstanding… along with an upbeat vibe
Pizzas were very tasty and it's hard to find wood fired thin crust. The bread pudding was a great finish. But what I really appreciated was the extensive beer list, focusing on NJ beers. Our server also did a great job. We'll be back.
Great food, service and ambiance. Great cocktail list too!
Great place for any occasion. The food is awesome.
We were very disappointed with our night out at Avas, once a favorite we will not be back. The service and and kitchen were so behind that I received my meal 15 minutes before my spouse. We all know this is poor service I was done eating before they got their meal. Families came in after us and received all their food as we waited and waited. So disappointed in what was once a special treat.
Ava’s is know for its pizza. We tried 4 different ones and weren’t impressed with any. The dough was the best part, where it wasn’t burned.
Service was great. Most of the dishes were absolutely delicious. The chickpea cakes were a bit overdone. Our only real complaint, though, was the volume of the music. It was hard to have a conversation while we were enjoying the great food.
Time limit of 90 minutes for a party of 4, which would be okay but the food came out very slowly. It would also be better to provide that info at the time of reservation, not upon seating the party. It was understandable during covid, but at full capacity, a bit of flexibility on timing should return.
The service was very timely without being overbearing and the food and beer are very good.
Went on a random Wednesday. Service and food was great. The food is fairly priced. However the beer selection, which is great btw, was abit overpriced. Other than that I would highly recommend coming here.
We live in the neighborhood. This is our go to place for great food, drinks and service!!!
Ava's has great pizza. A little expensive, but worth the money.
Phenomenal ambience! Will definitely go back again!
The place is beautiful. The food was okay. They don’t offer a side of marinara with your pizza though. Just a heads up.
1st time back since -pre-pandemic. Food was great (pizzas better than we remembered). They no longer are doing beer flights which was disappointing--one of the things we liked best about Ava's as they have a great selection of beers we like to try. Also they told us when we sat down that there was a 90 minute limit which was fine. But we waited for our food for almost 70 minutes--and then when they brought it, they reminded us of the 90 minute limit. Then, at almost the 90 minute mark, they asked if we wanted another round of drinks. Ha!
Best pizza in NJ. The mushroom salad only had about 3 mushrooms? Nice ambiance and fantastic pizza.
Our go-to place. Great pizza. Awesome burgers. Chicken parm - yum! And the drinks.......
Quality fresh food. Excellent beer selection.
Food is amazing! Great waiters great beer awesome people.
Great Pizza. Great drinks
Awesome food, great service! Loved the specialty cocktails we all got with our dinner. I definitely want to go back!
The servers and chefs do not wear masks. NJ still has a mask mandate.
Food is always consistently awesome!
The kitchen lost our ticket for our dinner so it took a while. Also there was no option to add anything to any dish and the waitress was not so nice about it.
Went for Mother’s day! Was wonderful -great food and service. My drink was fabulous.
Outstanding pizza and New Jersey craft beers.
We come to or order takeout at Ava’s every week. It’s our favorite restaurant. They did an outstanding job as usual on Mother’s Day.
Services and food all good, menu is small, burgers very good
My favorite pizza in NJ hands down! Attilio does an awesone job with the wood fired brick oven, making creative pies that taste fabulous. Must try os the "Murphy" w soppresata, smoked mozz, ricotta and hot honey. Delicious!
Great food and staff is on point. Will return
I want to call this place a hidden gem because it really is. The staff is super friendly and the food was outstanding. It's a great place to go on a weeknight or on the week ends with friends. Highly recommend.
We ordered the pesto pasta main dish and it was an extremely small portion. The chicken parm comes without sides so at $20 it felt too expensive for what you receive as well. Drink menu is nice. In all, everything on the food side is about $5 too expensive. Also, I called out that it was my friend’s birthday and asked if they could do something special; they did nothing. I’d likely only return if I was invited by someone else, but wouldn’t make it a point to return.
Service was lackluster and indifferent. Questions were answered with shrugs and vague responses. Pizza was amazing. Cute cozy atmosphere. I just want to feel a little more love or even just helpfulness. We will definitely go back because the food and atmosphere are some of the best in this cool restaurant desert of Union County.
A great little place. The selection of beer and drinks was good and the menu, while small was well done. The service was star of the night. Our waiter was on point all night and added to the experience.
I love this place and can’t wait to come back.
Ava's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 946-2827.
Ava's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.