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Avenue Bistro Pub

4.3
198 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Chopped Champion Michael DiIonno offers New American Cuisine at Avenue Bistro. We invite you to experience our signature dishes like firecracker calamari, tuna tacos, braised short ribs and lobster Mac and cheese. Warm, friendly service, great food, full bar. Dog friendly patio and party rooms available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch and Lunch Wed thru Sunday
Dinner Every night at 430
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Phone number
(973) 239-7444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael DiIonno
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Street
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Parking details
Large Municipal Parking lot available behind the restaurant. Enter through patio. On street parking available in front.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring mom to brunch starting at 10 am! Dinner reservations available beginning at 230

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 198 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One of our " go to" restaurants since our move to NJ. Food and service are always excellent.
Always have nice specials menu. Wine selection is also quite good. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, decor and ambiance - highly recommend - lovely dining patio, too!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Recently went to brunch on Sunday to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was fantastic along with Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $4 each.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food & good service. Creative menu well executed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at Avenue Bistro. The wait staff is friendly and welcoming. Only wish it were a BYOB.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is my first choice for Sunday brunch. The menu is great, service is attentive and the place is lively without being annoying. It can get noisy toward the end of the brunch period (around 1:30-2:00) but it's not outrageous. It's a pleasant spot for dinner, too. With easy parking behind the restaurant, everything about the place just works.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Stopped by for dinner with friends and was able to get a reservation on Open Table. We shared appetizers of mussels and Irish nachos (it was St Patty’s Day). They were both delicious. Ordered the tuna tacos which were tasty but needed a bit more spice and kick. My dining partners seemed to enjoy their meals. Service was friendly and very prompt.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Met all expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect for our needs! Casual, cozy, good food, friendly service! What more could anyone want!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent, well-presented food. Specials are seasonal. Tuna is perfect every time. Had gumbo for Mardi Gras and beautiful diver scallops in a broth with well prepared vegetables. Always good.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very disappointed. We have eaten there before and the food was very bland.
The french onion soup was returned as it's taste was more like gravy. The chicken gumbo soul however was very good. The shrimp and lobster of pasta was poor as were the scallops. Overcooked, lobster was not lobster meet but mini claws totally flavorless.
As mentioned, we have eaten there before and perhaps they have changed chefs but the food was really disappointing.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Always a great meal!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Been here many times. Food is excellent. Menu has plenty to choose from. Always interesting specials. Service is excellent. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service!

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2.0Dined on January 23, 2018

On Tuesday they have 1/2 price bottles of wine, that was a pleasant surprise because the food was mediocre at best. A Caribbean dipping sauce for the plantains seemed out of place, and the very thin fried pieces of talapia fillet where grossly overpowered by the cup of pineapple salsa on each of the fish tacos. The tacos also stated a peanut sauce which wasn’t missed since it wasn’t there, a simple lemon juice with cilantro would have saved the tacos since you could scrape off 3/4 of the salsa. Too many other spots in town to visit to repeat

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a wonderful meal there and service was great as well!! Enjoyed our first time there and will definitely go back!!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked this dinner for 8 people on New Year's Eve on a whim. I had been here once for a bridal shower but didn't really know it otherwise. We were so pleased with our experience. Delicious, fairly priced, cozy and really friendly service. What a great way to say goodbye to 2017!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious, Delicious tasting food. My first time to Avenue Bistro Pub and will return soon.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Been here several times. Always a good meal with excellent service. Will definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We have dined here many times & in the past have been pleased with the menu & service. This last visit was mixed. On a quiet Sat night the server though chipper basically ignored us. My husband's seafood shepherd 's pie was a special & it was delicious. Unfortunately my fish tacos which I have had before was not good. The fish tasted off so I ate very little of the fish.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a pleasant restaurant with a friendly wait staff, but the food was mediocre (oversauced, overcooked) and overpriced for what it was. No wonder it was easy to get a reservation on a Saturday night when so many other restaurants in the area were already booked.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Made reservations to OpenTable on a Saturday night no wait, was greeted by the owner very personable
Waiter was very attentive and great food would definitely go back

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

First time at Avenue Bistro Pub (the night before Thanksgiving)...atmosphere was very cozy and quaint. Ethan our waitperson was very very good, attentive and on top of things. The broth that the mussels appetizer came in was outstanding, the muscles themselves very sweet but seemed cooked a bit too long. Caesar salad was delicious, next time my preference would be to ask for less dressing. We had the short ribs which were good and the salmon with julienne
vegetables, portion of vegetables was generous and yummy - the presentation left something to be desired. The salmon was buried underneath the vegetables, which had just been piled on top and the salmon was not to be seen; the salmon was just OK, nothing special. All in all, we did enjoy ourselves, not sure if we'll be back or not. For $130 for two (with 3 glasses of wine, one shared desert/cappuccino), there are a lot of other choices locally that offer a lot more as far as quality of food, at similar or better prices.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service! Nice ambiance - so nice that tables are spread apart and not packed in tightly like so many other restaurants. Varied menu - easy parking.... and great patio for outside dining! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Ambiance, delicious food and great service

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good meal at Avenue Bistro. Many options on both the regular menu and the specials. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Years at Avenue Bistro- never a bad meal! It’s our favorite restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Great! Can’t believe it took us so long to visit here. Will be back very SOON!!!

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Was disappointed with my experience here for brunch. I’ve been for dinner which I probably would recommend but for whatever reason the brunch was lacking. The waitress also had some trouble with our order, very pleasant and seemed to have experience but incorrectly took down my friend and boyfriends dish. My frittata was also more like a grilled veggie platter/omelette. Not satisfactory at all. Would’ve loved to love it-close to my Home and usually a good spot.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been to Avenue Bistro quite a few times and it has always delivered. Have been there for dinner and Brunch and the food was always delicious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. You can talk to your friends without shouting and enjoy a pleasant evening

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Great restaurant with a menu of light bites and amazing entrees. It was hard to choose from all the options. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. It's always a delight to find a great local restaurant with great food!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Have dined here many times. Always good service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful menu choices, attentive, friendly service, delicious food. Leave room for dessert!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Our first time here and it was wonderful.
Service was Great and food was awesome!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Avenue - chef has some interesting specials, and the regular menu offers whatever you might be in the mood for, whether it's simply a hamburger or fresh tuna or herbed salmon w/ vegetables....one of my favorite dishes is the chicken milanese - prepared w/ a salad with white balsamic dressing, goat cheese and dried cranberries - a slightly different take on the usual ! Highly recommend this place - and if you like outdoor dining - their patio is great - complete w/ 2 fire pits!! (great for brunches, too!)

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

The food is always very good at Avenue Bistro :) My friends and I go there at least a few times a year. We visit more in the summer for lunch because of its proximity to our office and we especially love the outdoor dining when weather permits, too hot at times because of the wrought iron tables and seats, otherwise it is pleasant and comfortable.
Be mindful to always "feed the meter" in the lot when going to Avenue Birstro mid-day during the week, always keep some quarters in your purse.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

We had an excellent meal outside on the patio. The food and service were great and we were thrilled that it was a (very!) dog-friendly environment. Will definitely be going back.

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2.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Rubber chicken in the chicken tacos, Ahi jerky in the Tuna tacos. Absolutely disgraceful.

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Disappointing food that was overpriced. Nice interior and good service. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Whether eating inside or outside, this is a favorite neighborhood place with a full bar. The food was outstanding as usual - this time I had the crab cakes - and the service was excellent.

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