Avelina - Denver
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Food and service is excellent. Seated by kitchen so not ideal.
it's rare that we dine out and everything we eat (apps, all 4 entrees) is excellent, but Avelina nailed it!
A very limited mid-day Saturday menu (brunch only).
The food was amazing as was the service. It is a pricier restaurant but worth it for special occasions.
First time at this restaurant. We we're looking for new eateries. We received excellent service, excellent food, served hot, great attendance from our waitress, but not overbearing. The value wonderful. My only constructive criticism would be your parking needs addressed. We'll be back.
Avelina was a last minute option for my boyfriend and I looking for a place on New Years Day- and we were pleasantly surprised! Avelina was very attentive to my allergens, and made me feel confident with the level of visible cleanliness in the kitchen. I appreciated seeing a productive kitchen flow, there was perfect communication between FOH and BOH. I personally got scallops that melted in my mouth and made me question reality. The scampi my boyfriend got was pretty terrible, I’ll admit- the noodles seemed undercooked and seasoned in a very odd manner which neither of us liked and we did not finish- but everyone has their likes and dislikes! Great drinks, pleasantly strong without being overwhelmed. Overall I would just recommend asking questions about the menu if you’re unsure- the waitstaff is well informed and happy to help. I enjoyed my visit!
The first thing that caught my attention was the knowledge and first class service from Max. That alone would have made this visit above average. It just so happens the food and ambiance were also exceptional. Will definitely return.
My steak was burnt, and they tried to cover it up with sauce. I ordered it medium. I had to send it back. They were nice, but the second steak was not tasty either. My friend said she liked her food.
There was a priz price menu due to New Year’s Eve so choices were limited. The crab first course was bland and the agnolotti was too salty. Otherwise, the food was interesting. The server was busy but not too busy to be properly attentive.
We had NYE dinner there. It was fabulous! The attention to detail for service and exceptional menu and wine pairings made it a really wonderful experience. Very very good! If you like fresh, local and highly flavorful food in a comfortable non pretentious environment- this is for you!
Jen did a wonderful job! She brought out a small free appetizer sample, free champagne (New Year’s Eve), and free chocolate cordials after dinner. Cocktails and food were very good, as you would expect. Beautiful venue - active but you can converse without raising your voice. Overall a superb experience!
This time was a business lunch visit and it could not have been any better in any way.
Great experience. Hostess was such a sweetheart. Thank you for allowing us to move to a different dining location. Rio was very attentive and personable. He gave the best intro of himself and today’s specials. I had the scallops and I can say they were absolutely delicious, perfectly seared. My husband had the Rohan duck. The almond mole was the perfect pairing. We met Karen, the owner. Very friendly and now I know who was floating around the dining area. :-) I love to see managers/owners present in the front of the house. My husband and I will return.
Service wasn’t as good as usual. Food took a very long time to arrive despite the early timeframe.
Absolutely amazing food and superb service from friendly staff. Can’t wait for our next visit. On a personal note the pork loin was outstanding!
Really loved this restaurant. Met some friends there for a dinner around the Christmas holidays and everything about it was totally enjoyable. The food was delicious, the ambience was great, and our waiter was wonderful. One of those effortless restaurant experiences where you are so immersed in catching up with your friends and everything around you just happens so smoothly that you never get distracted by having to hail down your waiter, or change or ask for anything.
Angie was a great server and the short ribs were amazing!
Food was amazing
Perfect for a date.
What a great find. Restaurant itself is understated but the food is wonderful! I had the Octopus and the Pastrami Shirt Rib. Wow I, they were both great. The people I was dining with got the Pork Tenderloin and the roasted garlic and potato agnolotti.
Both were great! Definitely going to be returning!
This was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable and friendly. The tables are a little too close together in spots. But everything else was wonderful!!! Don’t miss this one!!
What an awesome find! We visited with our adult daughter. Service was friendly, helpful and impeccable. Never an interruption but there whenever we might need something. The food! Every dish was full of a unique flavor combination. I definitely agree with Avelina's high ratings. Make a reservation! Parking available right next door. You will enjoy it too!
Wonderful experience for a double family birthday!Dominque made our evening very memorable and fun!!
We had an AMAZING meal! The flat iron steak was incredible! The crispy brussels sprouts were delicious! The service was perfect, friendly, helpful. We will definitely be back for more. Thank you, Avelina!
Great place with nice food. Quiet and spacious. Definitely a discovery for me. Keep up the good work Avelina team. I hope you introduce a seasonal menu so we could dine more often.
The Open Table site indicates that there is complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights. That is not correct. It created an inconvenience for us since my husband is partially disabled. The parking garage that we used locked the door to public elevator by the time we left the restaurant at 10:15 PM. That also was inconvenient since we parked near the very bottom level.
this place is fantastic. Great food. unique menu. great service
Good menu options and portion sizes. Perfect holiday dinner with friends.
Outstanding from beginning to end. Very friendly and professional staff. Great energy, extraordinary food ❤️
My husband and I decided to try several shared plates instead of having entrees, saving room for dessert. We started with the pork belly which was delicious, then moved onto the crispy brussels sprouts, which were also tasty (and I'm not a fan of brussels sprouts). Loved the Colorado style meatball and ended with the roasted wild mushrooms which were disappointing, they were so bland. All shared plates were enough for two people to share. My husband ordered the carrot cake ice cream and wished he had ordered a second scoop. I had a cake dish, whose name I can not remember but it came with toffee crystals and ice cream - absolutely decadent!
The food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance very cozy and comfortable. We could have stayed all day. Service was great and unobtrusive. Would definitely recommend and would go again the next time I am at n Denver
Beautiful restaurant, very delicious food and the service was great. The grilled octopus/appetizer, the best I’ve ever had and I am from Miami!
Brought friends for the second time here and we all loved our meals. Had the short ribs, the shrimp scampi, the Agnolotti and the fish of the day, all were great.
Consistently delicious! Excellent service! Easy parking, there are plenty of lots and garages nearby. We love to impress guests, visitors and friends with Avelina's awesomeness. You know exactly what to expect and they never disappoint! I highly recommend the Smoked Salmon Benedict and Beignets....but everything I have tasted is amazing!
Ambience, food and service all fabulous. And all in walking distance from Union Station. Highly recommend!
Food was very good as was service. The cocktails especially the Apple Cider mule were excellent. Definitely recommend Avelina and will go back. Want to try their brunch menu - we were there for dinner.
Great food and warm, personable service. Avelina was a perfect spot for lunch and a glass of wine. Try the short rib grilled cheese—wow.
I celebrated my birthday at Avelina on Saturday night. We had a party of 5 and everything was fantastic. We started with the octopus, pork belly, duck pate, and brussel sprouts for appetizers. Everything was delicious and the octopus was a stand out dish, however, very small of the price. For the entrees, we each had something different. I had the duck and it was amazing. Great flavor. My husband had the short rib which I tasted and it was very good. Overall so nice and the price for 5 people (apps/entrees) with a bottle of wine ($115) was $400. I would highly recommend.
Food was very delicious and beautifully presented! Will be back!