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  1. Distance: 0.86mi
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  1. Distance: 0.86mi
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  3. Distance: 1.19mi
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About Avenue Bistro Pub

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.

558 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch and Lunch Wed thru Sunday
Dinner Every night at 430

Cross Street:
Park Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 239-7444

Website:
http://www.avenuebistropub.com/

Parking Details:
Large Municipal Parking lot available behind the restaurant. Enter through patio. On street parking available in front.

Executive Chef:
Michael DiIonno

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Avenue Bistro Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ambiance, delicious food and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been to Avenue Bistro many times and have had an excellent meal every time.
Menu selection is excellent, always have interesting specials and the service is always good.
Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have eaten at Avenue several times. Out doors is very nice although it was hot and muggy the other night. We had the tuna tacos and the fish taco which we enjoyed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very nice looking place, but the food was only okay, and the prices a little high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Love the food and the place as a whole!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Always reliable. Nice outdoor dining. The bar helps!'

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The menu at Avenue Bistro is always excellent, especially the seafood specials. We ate on the outdoor patio, which is quieter and nicer in the evening air, but still had excellent service by the wait staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Surprisingly interesting menu. I had a burger but will try some of the other non pub like offerings next time.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I brought friends here on someone's recommendation. My friends were in from Tucson and I hadn't seen them in 10 years so I wanted someplace comfortable, quiet, with good food, and personable service. We received all of these things from staff who all treated us like family. Food was delicious and gave everyone plenty of options. Setting a reservation was simple and the restaurant was beautiful.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This is our go-to place!!!! We have never been disappointed in the food or the service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food and service were excellent. It was nice to see gluten free options on the menu. Our waiter was very attentive and even brought us more chips for our dip. Parking in the municipal lot behind the restaurant was really easy. Great experience. Will definitely be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had a really bad experience. We were a party for 4 and no one really liked their meal. The grits were watery and the fish tacos had no flavor. The service was also really terrible. The waitress was MIA for most of the meal. Never asked if anyone wanted a second drink. Definitely won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a good meal, specials change all the time, in warmer months has outdoor seating, very causal and has a varied menu, something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Nice local bistro for good food and drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food is always delicious and service superb. Menu varies and the venue is perfect for large family celebrations too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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