Avenue Kitchen & Bar

4.3
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427 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
High energy and gracious, Avenue Kitchen and Bar is a place where one can enjoy terrific wines, cocktails and comforting, Latin-inspired cuisine from our seasoned and attentive staff.

Specials

Tuesday Two Tacos for $7

Choose two delicious tacos for only $7!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Tue 3:00PM-9:00PM

$15 Don Julio 1942 Tuesdays

Enjoy $15 Don Julio 1942 every Tuesday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-11:00PM

Chicken, Waffles & House Bubbles

Enjoy chicken, waffles and house bubbles every Thursday for only $20!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Thu 3:00PM-8:00PM

Industry Brunch

Because restaurant people like drinking and breakfast too! $15 unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-3:00PM

Beats and Brunch

Enjoy great brunch accompanied with beats (live DJ). Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys for $15!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM

Wednesday Hennessy Specials

Wednesday Hennessy Specials. VS $8, VSOP $12 and XO $20!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-11:00PM

What 427 People Are Saying
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LK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It did not seem like the wait staff was following proper protocol for food safety in light of the coronavirus.

SP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tacos were great and the burger was fantastic!

r
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The free and convenient parking is wonderful for Hampden. How great that the restaurant and food and service combine to make AKB a great night out!

JE
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family was visiting from out of town. We were looking for some gluten-free options and we’re happy to discover there were options available. I’ve been probably on five prior occasions and Garrett was also my server about a month ago with other family. He’s very friendly, professional and makes good recommendations. We had the brussels sprouts and they were amazing! My sister-in-law had the mussels and cream of crab soup and said they were very good. I had a mushroom sandwich & that was tasty. A little bit more bread than I would’ve preferred but still good. My brother had the mushroom tamales dish and said it was decent. Will definitely be back again and will recommend this restaurant to others!

DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu at restuarant did not have many of the items that were on their website menu. Food was still good, but we had eyes set on dinners via online website and did not see them on menu at restuarant.

DM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

New management? Normally service is attentive and fast. Unfortunately somethings off. New staff? Better customer service training? Also, table top service is ambiguous. If it’s the bar tenders area, they need help. Why did I have to look for my waiter? Oh, and we were left standing waiting to be seated (w/reservation) for 5 minutes.

Not a great experience. Especially since I raved how great the restaurant was.

Food and cocktails are SO GOOD.

Unsatisfied, but happily & filled patron

PW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The Valentine's day dinner wasn't good in my opinion. They didn't fully explain that you had no choice, but to order from that menu. They had only a couple choices to choice from the menu. Atmosphere was great though.

RF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Vegan Restaurant Week menu...delicious and creative!

F
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

No lie but I believe Avenues Steak is the best in the city. Bone Marrow Mashed Potatoes were amazing

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great go to spot for a good bite. Don't get to Hampden very often but when we do we usually come here. Parking in the back which is a huge plus on a busy day.
Service is always very good; fast, courteous, responsive.
Food has always been very good to excellent. We were there on Sunday when they have a brunch menu which was pretty good but IMHO the appys from their regular menu are the best. Will definitely return.

BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Restaurant Week menu & are definitely looking forward to trying the regular menu. Service was great!

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Fantastic ambiance. Would highly recommend this place out.

AV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, great drinks. Service was slow, with a party of 16 we should’ve had more than 1 server but he did his best.

k
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Restaurant Week Menu-hearty delicious portions.

j
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for restaurant week, and the food was good, but not great. The service could have been better. I would not make an effort to go back.

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cute place for brunch! We had an excellent server that appeared to be serving the entire place (she was extremely sweet but was busy so she was a bit slow). My husband would HIGHLY recommend the krispy kreme chicken sandwich. They have parking in the back which is very convenient and my sisters young kids were welcomed. Very cute for a birthday brunch, family event, or just for bottomless mimosas.

CW
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love trying new places during restaurant week and were not disappointed. Everything was fantastic and we are anxious to return and try the regular menu.

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Cool vibe and was excited to eat before visiting the lites on 34th. Overall kinda disappointed with the quality of the food and service for the price.

Food was alright, nothing that stood out at all and a couple things that were not so good. Steak was decent and cooked great, but was just a NY strip sliced on a plate. Tacos were ok, chicken sandwich ok.... Kids fries were loaded with way too much rosemary and none of our 3 liked the Mac and cz.

The drinks were good but no server for long periods of time to get a refill.

Service was a bit off, had 3 different people help at the beginning with no handoff to our actual server., wasn’t busy at all. After getting meals, we didn’t see the waitress until everyone was done eating for 10 minutes so decided it was just time to move on.

We don’t get to Hampden often but if we did this probably wouldn’t be a stop for the next visit.

F
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for steak and jazz night and really had a blast. The food never lets us down here, but the steak special was delicious and a good price. The Django jazz was a real treat. It was really busy, and you could tell they were a little short staffed, but our server made us feel really well cared for. The bonus tonight was realizing so much of their menu is gluten free! Big perk for someone who loves to eat but often feels frustrated by the lack of GF options when I go out.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very enjoyable time at the Avenue Kitchen. we ate in the bar during happy hours. prices were very reasonable and the food was very good. would definitely recommend this restaurant to those in the area.

JB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took forever for our server to approach our table with water. There was only one other table seated in the entire restaurant. Then she wasn’t sure what items on the menu were available. We had to flag her down multiple times for refills and to remind that we were missing items we ordered. We were not allowed to substitute a veggie in place of the potato patty without paying the side item fee.

Ask for straws repeatedly, we’re not offered straws.

Won’t be returning.

F
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our goto in Hampden. Service was a little slow , we believe due to holiday staff. Food was delicious as always.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints! Delicious food and amazing specialty cocktails!

L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and we loved it. Great atmosphere and food. We’ll definitely be back.

AF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Avenue to celebrate my boyfriend’s graduation and I am very satisfied with how accommodating the staff was. We had a large party and our food came out very timely. Our service was super nice and the food was very tasty. Definitely would return!

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good experience. Food is good, service was great. Value is good

AP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, our waitress knew the menu inside and out and was able to make great recommendations! Food was incredible! Mussels were delicious, the sauce on the roasted brussel sprouts is to die for! Great experience!

F
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is consistently one of my favorite restaurants to go to. Their menu changes seasonally, and there are often delicious and unique specials, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. They do seafood really well. On one of my most recent visit last weekend, we had the bouillabaisse special they were running - it was AMAZING. Mussels, lump crab meat, shrimp and salmon in a slightly spicy saffron broth and a hunk of crusty baguette. We also shared the crab dip, which was full of lump crab meat and seasoned really well. A huge amount of their menu is gluten-free, which was a big bonus. They have great vegetarian options also. The vegan stew was spicy and filling - perfect for warming up after visiting the Christmas lights in Hampden. Service is friendly and warm, atmosphere is relaxed and we feel really welcomed whenever we stop in, with or without a reservation. Will always go back and recommend!

J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING!! It doesn't get much better than Avenue Kitchen & Bar. First, the atmosphere was fantastic... fun and lively, while still intimate and cozy. The cocktails were to die for!! The presentation, flavor, and "kick" were VERY impressive. I enjoyed The Avenue (Old Fashion).

Chef Audiel and his team are tearing it up in the kitchen too. The Pan Roasted Chicken and Shorty & Scallops (braised short rib and seared scallops) were out of this world!! The short rib melted in your mouth along with the scallops, truly making it a surf & turf to write home about. And that dessert... Oreo Cheesecake... Yeah! Next level!

Our server, Garrett, was very attentive and friendly. What more could you ask for?!

I will definitely be heading back to this awesome eatery in Hampden. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.

HC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had been referred to come here as I heard they were good for large groups. The host put us in the private room in the back, we were so excited for a little privacy. Unfortunately everything was down hill from there. The room was absolutely freezing, our server was super friendly, but unfortunately hardly present and it took 90 minutes for us to get our plates. What we thought would be a 75 minute brunch experience took us over 3 hours.

The manager came to check on us at the end and asked how everything was. We were not planning on saying anything, however after being asked I opened my mouth and just said the service was very slow. We then got the most apathetic response of, oh I'm sorry about that.

I am in the industry myself and understand that in human run businesses things will go wrong, this is certain. However the one thing I have learned is to be transparent with your guests if you know you cannot give them exception service and be genuine when apologizing for their lackluster service.

RL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner based on all the great reviews online. There's free parking and an entrance in the back as Hampden parking tends to get full. We were greeted right away and the staff was very attentive. The decor is very comfy and rustic, a cool place. For starters we ordered the wings which were amazing ... they're smoked for over 2 hours and are so flavorful. I had the crab cake and wifey had a steak for dinner. Being Marylanders, we are picky about crab and the crab cake at Avenue was incredible. Wifey loved her steak which was perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed some great cocktails with dinner. Overall, I highly recommend dinning here as the entire experience was A+++.

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thanks for the great review and hope to see you soon.

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F
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become our weekly/ monthly friends get together spot. Always great food. We went on Tuesday all their tacos were $7 for 2/ don julio was just $10 on special. !!! We enjoyed.

AH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Service was ok, water refills were scarce. Food was pretty terrible. Paid 18 bucks for a small crab dip appetizer that was pretty much hot mayo and breadcrumbs with little to no "Jumbo Lump Crab Meat". (EIGHTEEN DOLLARS!) Thought since it was the most expensive appetizer on the menu that it would be delicious. The tacos were small and bland (brisket and jerk chicken). I was pretty excited to eat here with my date, but in the end we were both annoyed that dinner, drinks, and tip ran us about 70 bucks.

WF
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch menu! Drinks and service were fantastic also! We will definitely go back.

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you very much for coming in and taking the time to rate us. We hope you will come back soon!

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NM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have Sunday brunch! Nice atmosphere, good food and very attentive staff. Would recommend.

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for recommending us! We hope you will join us again soon.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was good to start but could have been more consistent throughout our meal. Drinks were pricey, but the food was great and we had a nice evening overall.

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We hope you will join us again soon.

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M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Two of us had the mahi mahi special. It was very salty and came with a strange combination of beets, lentils, beans and I think refríed beans all mixed together. My other friend had the vegetarian stew. It was more of a soup with literally 6 pieces of vegetables in it for $22. We were told bread was not served and after a discussion between the waiter and the chef we were brought a baguette- my friend was hungry. Our waiter was very nice and tried to be accommodating. Crossing this one off my list.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a returning customer, and I absolutely love this place! Sat at the bar. Connor was awesome and very attentive. Had the brisket tacos (my favorite tacos on the menu). Heat overall experience, as usual. Keep up the good work!

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much for the great 5 Star review! Our tacos are one of the favorites picks!

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Meet up with friends for dinner. Staff was attentive friendly and knowledgeable. There was a local band playing in the bar area and it was really nice! Our waitress was so nice and professional! Great atmosphere!

Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thanks for the awesome 5 Star review!

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KF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our server, while friendly was often MIA. There were 4 in our party and 3 of our diners were served and it took at least 10 minutes for the last meal to come out (it was not a meal that should have taken so long) and that was after we had to flag our server down and ask where the meal was. At the end of the meal, the server asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu, we said yes. She was the MIA for a good long time and when she finally resurfaced she said she'd be back with the check, which was fine by then.