Avenue Bistro Pub

4.5
297 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring a dog. Very friendly folks!!

FW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will definitely go again. Good service and good food.

F
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for brunch and was ok. Decent omelette and good home fries. But nothing special.

MP
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal for all: sushi grade tuna. Grilled chicken over Caesar salad, & lobster Mac & cheese.

Our server & the wait staff were top notch. We’ll return!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent Sunday brunch! Not too crowded, easy parking right out front. Friendly staff and delicious food!

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best... food and service beyond your expectations. Bravo

JB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was great for brunch, Conor was our server and he was AWESOME, would have given 6 stars for service if possible. Food was great, fast and a deal for the price. We will be back soon!

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was the perfect evening to sit on the patio but the number of dogs and barking ruined our dinner. We’ll be back because the food and the service is A+ but never again in the patio.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 8 people for brunch. The menu was diversified and the choices varied. We all were very pleased with the choices. Would recommend to a friend.

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good and the place is well maintained. The food was ok and a little over priced for the area and type of food offered.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My first time there. The PEI mussels were incredible. The scallop special was delicious. The ahi tuna was cooked well, but had too much pepper for my taste, which took away from the dish. Our waiter, Connor, was happy to help us, had great suggestions, was enthusiastic, and personable. Everything we could want. Wonderful find.

DO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I've had brunch out on the patio in the back. My friends had french toast, I had grilled salmon over baby greens, and my husband had the Leggs benedict. Everybody loved their meal! Waitress was very friendly and the patio was clean and inviting. Love this place. Didn't bring the dogs this time, but it is a dog-friendly patio so they may just get an invite next time.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We went for Father’s Day breakfast and our waitress was so incredibly rude to us and basically laughed at a request my father made. They were also unwilling to make anything not on the menu even though their menu online stated they had this for the kids. We won’t be returning.

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great, and love sitting outside, but we were downwind from the smoking section and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I can’t think of another restaurant that has a smoking section in northern New Jersey.

RB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The cheddar burger which 2 of us ordered as medium well was not moist at all. I am not sure if this is a result of the grade of meat. The bun was too dry to be considered fresh. Fries were decent. The kids’ chicken tenders/fingers were tasteless as pointed out by the child who ordered them and this was confirmed by his mother. We had good service from our waitress from start to finish. We have had brunch here with a large party and we were all quite pleased with our meals. This is a restaurant with good vibes so we will just stick to brunch.

G
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Everybody was very happy with their orders. The lobster Mac and cheese was delicious, ditto the meatloaf and the lobster, shrimp over linguini. We also had an order of tuna tacos, excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good drinks & fun atmosphere!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great! They accommodated my wife and I and another couple with both our kids. Great spot!

CD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is great. Love the lobster Mac and cheese, nice pieces of lobster that you identify what it is.

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, good vibe, will definitely return

DS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must try the firecracker calamari, it’s my favorite! Also, the shrimp and lobster marrichiare is just delicious! You can’t go wrong here. Tuesday is half price wine bottles!

BS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we walked in it didn't look promising, the bar was loaded with dirty glasses, we saw empty tables but there were 2 other parties waiting before us. We stood around for 15 minutes before we were seated and it felt as if they were in over their heads despite the fact that there was enough staff.
We got seated at the table which was ready when we arrived.
However after that it was smooth sailing, the waiter was nice and efficient, we shared the arugula salad (it came on 2 plates) and had the filet mignon medallions and the meatloaf. Generous portions, good tasting food. Both were excellent, the waiter came to check in as well as brought a condiment immediately.
Definitely will come back here with the larger family as plenty choices. Didn't see vegetarian mains (except for pasta) but think the kitchen will accommodate. Desserts looked great but we passed as we had cake at home.

YS
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a Saturday brunch and we were lucky enough to sit out back in their outdoor area, very quiet and spacious. Service was attentive, quick, and wonderful- had the $5 mimosas and lobster eggs benedict and my friend had the stuffed French toast- both were incredible! Highly recommend and will be returning!

PB
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avenue is a gem! In addition to the food being consistently good, the servers are attentive, responsive, and charming. There are very few restaurants that my family would ever agree to visit on a holiday in lieu of having a dinner prepared at home....Avenue is definitely one of these. Thank you for making us feel welcome in this lovely place.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Avenue Bistro before and we love the restaurant. The food is great and the staff is warm and friendly for sure! We will be back again and will recommend the restaurant over and over again.

WK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and plentiful and the server, Cheryl was attentive, friendly but not at all intrusive. I’ve been here many times and love it

LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanks All good

JC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and cozy atmosphere. It was a pretty busy night and our waitress was exceptionally efficient and friendly. I have two divers scallops. Best scallops I ever had! I enjoyed it so much I went back a second time that week.

A
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best brunches! We have been coming here for Birthday brunches and it’s always so delicious and priced well.

R
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Meals were average, no complaints except for one slightly undercooked burger. Service was fine but unenthusiastic. We probably won’t return but would not resist going there if friends chose it.

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Avenue for years. We love it. The food and service are consistently great and it is good for everyday dining or special occasions. We have done private parties, brunch, lunch and dinner there. ALL good. And note: I will never get scallops anywhere else because Chef Michael’s preparation of scallops is second to NONE!!!

I might also add that I am THRILLED that the gluten free lava cake is back on the menu. It is YUMMMMM.

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought my grandchildren, ages 2 and 5. Kid’s menu suited their tastes. I love the 10- spice tuna!
Our whole party enjoyed their meals served by our friendly waitress. Only glitch, my coffee came after dessert was finished.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was amazing and lovely! The food was fantastic but the only thing I would consider to be a small inconvenience was the time it took to receive our food. My partner and I noticed that several tables were able to grab their food before we were even though we were there 30 minutes in advance. Other than that the place was beautiful and amazing and the servers were wonderful people.

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food we had was all very good with the surprising exception of the grilled chicken breast I ordered for the special salad I wanted to make my dinner. We loved the "Voodoo" wings and the fried green tomatos with burrata as our apps. The bread pudding dessert almost killed me, it was so good! (I think it was praline with bourbon sauce. Holy Cow did I spend a lot of points on that dessert!!) We'll definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely hospitality and delicious, traditional food done well. From soup to dessert, it was a very enjoyable meal out. We will be back!

MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Always friendly and polite. The restaurant is very clean and inviting. They never rush you. We had brunch for the first time, we had only been there for dinner. We had pecan french toast and a side of bacon, and stuffed french toast with a side of bacon. Both meals were delicious. Not the usual 2 pieces of bacon for a side, it was a full small plate done just the way we like it-crispy. Coffee was refilled without asking. Great place for brunch and dinner, can't wait to try lunch!

BM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The servers were all very pleasant. It did take a while to get our soup/salad after our appetizer, but the food was very good and we weren't rushed. I would definitively go back.

DK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times, food and service is always great.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal.

MY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 5. Service was great from Connor. Food was delicious. Everyone was happy with their food. Variety of items ordered. Scallops, fish tacos, meatloaf, mushroom burger, Brie , and spinach artichoke dip appetizers delicious as well.

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