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  3. Distance: 1.38mi
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About Permanently Closed - Avenue Kitchen

This restaurant is permanently closed. Avenue Kitchen serves fresh, uncomplicated and delicious food. The menu brings together commonly loved classics using the freshest, finest ingredients to present simple and approachable, modern American cooking. This neighborhood gathering spot features a bar offering wine, beer and craft cocktails. Another major appeal to this Villanova dining destination is the industrial chic interior including Emeco chairs from recycled Coke bottles and reclaimed wood tabletops from Provenance Architecturals of Philadelphia. The decor boasts a simple, modern design with a hint of glamour. Guests will enjoy consuming the freshest ingredients in the most satisfying dishes amidst an alluring atmosphere.

789 E. Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 525-3950

Website:
http://www.avekitchen.com/

Catering:
Visit our website for catering menu and/or Call 610-525-3950 or email Sarah Bernstein sarah.bernstein@ avenuekitchen.net

Executive Chef:
Gregory Smith

Private Party Facilities:
Avenue Kitchen, an urban beauty in the suburbs of Philadelphia presents an industrial chic interior adorned by white exposed brick and low lights that evoke a feeling of welcome and timelessness. Offering an uncomplicated, and delicious menu pairing the freshest, finest ingredients to present simple

Private Party Contact:
Gregory Smith: (610) 525-3950

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website for event package details and/or Call 610-525-3950 or email Sarah Bernstein sarah.bernstein@ avenuekitchen.net

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Avenue Kitchen - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (473)
Fit for Foodies (450)
Good for Groups (358)
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Great for Lunch (356)
Hot Spot (272)
Vibrant Bar Scene (229)
Special Occasion (218)
Great for Brunch (190)
Kid-friendly (135)
Notable Wine List (130)
Romantic (114)
Late-night Find (58)
Casual (33)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Comfort Food (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Quick Bite (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Sports (4)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Maybe the worst service I have had in years. Food wasn't great either so the combination made for a frustrating evening. The manager didn't seem to care so I told him never again. Skip the kitchen.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Very disappointing. We have been here many times before and this was not a good experience.
No one seemed like they cared about anything

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Waited in empty entry way for 12 mins before being acknowledged by a male manager (or any staff member for that matter). Phone was ringing incessantly, all lines blinking, desk completely absent and clearly no concern to answer. Finally shown to table (with a reservation made weeks previous). Took 11 mins to be greeted. Server clearly had no aquaintance of the menu, even to go so far as to force us to point out and explain ingredients and menu items that he was unfamilliar with. Appetizers arrived before drinks, before napkins, before silverware. We had to awkwardly flag down another employee to request sugar for tea, S&P, and eating utensils, as the necessities were noticed. Server reminded us mutliple times that he "hasnt worked here in a while " and that "the menu has changed, I guess". The food was wonderful, but the image I am left with is of a restaurant that was completely unprepared, understaffed, and inexperienced. Both My husband and I are in the industry- managing restaurants in center city Philadelphia, and the solutions here were completely manageable with proper staffing and preparation.

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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Place was not busy and we waited about 30 minutes to have our order taken. My French toast was dry, almost burnt with barely and filling as it stated. The toast for the omelette wasn't brought to the table till the eggs got cold and we had to ask for another table setting. Was very disappointed as we came in to celebrate Mother's Day. Don't know if I'd want to come back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Decent place for casual food. Service was terrible. Our waiter kept telling "done" whenever we asked for something but it never got "done". Waited 20 minutes for beers and wine for 4 people. Disorganized and manager nowhere to be found. Too bad.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with a food forward attitude and excellent service!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great service and nice menu.

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food3
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Excellent food and very attractive setting- open, big bar, lots of seating for groups as well as singles and doubles. Nice comfortable booths. The evening we were there, several large groups were also present creating demands on the servers resulting in a slower pace than desired. I had the Tuna which was outstanding. My partner had the Short Ribs which were very good. Nice selection of beer and wine.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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food5
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service3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Put us in bar area during Kentucky Derby - server was watching race, 20 minutes for drinks. Told us 4x, sorry gonna make it up to you - comped 1st round. The make up never came walked to bar for drink refills, told its very busy because of graduation . Not enough staff to cover service, 2nd bad service experience.

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food4
ambience1
service1
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Serve breakfast all day. Bacon was excellent and toast was well above normal. Nice sized serving of eggs and fried potatoes. Colleague had fish tacos that were fresh and full with nice size serving of French fries. A bit pricey at $21 apiece with 18% tip and tax but it was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by the beautiful atmosphere. They have a lively bar and open space that makes the place lively and audible. Menu had many interesting and healthy choices and was delicious. The chef takes a while to prepare things, but it was worth the extra long wait.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food was very good, crab beignets were incredible! Service was a little slow and some of the entrees were overpriced but everything we ate was delicious! Will be going back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We are regulars and enjoy the place especially sitting at the bar and talking with James

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The first time I visited Avenue Kitchen was a few months ago. There were four of us and we ordered from the Happy Hour menu...half-price drinks and half-price appetizers an. It was very good. But this past Saturday, we ordered off the regular menu and I had the Caesar Salad with Salmon. I was totally disappointed. The salad leaves were so tiny, and there were TONS of croutons, but worse than that, the very small piece of salmon had a thick hard crust on the top, definitely over-cooked. I would never order it there again, but will go to the places I know that serve an excellent Caesar salad with a large piece of perfectly grilled salmon. My friend had the Caesar with shrimp with the same load of crutons and limp looking romaine. I'll stick to Happy Hour at this place, if anything.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual
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food2
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We enjoyed our food and our waiter provided excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

A very good, reliable place for fun conversation and good food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service2
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Ate dinner here to celebrate my birthday. Excellent food choices, meals were a very good portion size, and the time between courses was appropriate. Loved the desserts too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

As others have noted, the service is very, very slow. We had a reservation but it was about 10 minutes before a host (who may have also been the bartender) came out to the front. The restaurant (at lunchtime on a Saturday) was pretty empty. It took about 5 more minutes for a waitress to come by. She took a drink order, and the drinks were brought out to us, but took another 15 minutes for her to come back to take the order. It then took almost an hour to get our food (and we did not order appetizers). We were a party of 6, so maybe with fewer people it would be shorter? The food was very, very good. Everyone said they loved the food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Simply amazing!! Staff was very nice, ambiance was friendly and warm and food was DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend this place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Avenue Kitchen fits right into the popular food trend of American food with a twist. Unique ingredients, classic sandwiches remixed, great cocktails and a variety of options all highlight a fun menu. Would recommend to anyone in with an open mind about classic dishes. The only downside was slow and awkward service. Not enough to effect my mood about the night but enough that I took notice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2017

This resturant is comfortable and conveniently located.
The cocktails are good but overpriced at 14.00
The server was polite but dinner took two hours mostly because the server didn't check back in often. Food is reliable.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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service2
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Excellent ambiance, new menu items, fantastic service. All perfect

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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The chicken on the apps menu is amazing! So happy that our server recommended it!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Disappointed. Sandwich sent back because it was missing avocado. Side brussel sprouts with bacon sent back for missing bacon. Food was ok otherwise.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2017

3 major complaints: had to switch tables due to reservation issue, my food came out 30 minutes earlier than my friend's food due to poor service, and then was charged more than the menu price for a bloody mary as according to waiter "alcohol is not included in the menu price of a bloody mary it only includes mix, vodka is extra". Would not recommend.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dinner at Avenue Kitchen. The service was very slow (there was a long time in between check-ins from our waitress). We also never received one of our appetizers yet it appeared on our bill. In terms of ambiance, the decor is very good but we felt the lights should have been dimmed a bit for evening dining. It's a shame because this could be a great spot but the service and ambiance needs a lot of work!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I went here last week and service and food was amazing. I brought my partner here and I will be honest the service was just terrible. There was no attentiveness, we had our drinks empty for a while until we finally just asked for the check. We would have had a few more cocktails if we had been asked. It was not just us there was customers actually getting up from their tables to get cocktail service. The steak I ask for it to be cooked medium and it was well done. We had waited a while to get the food and was so hungry I didn't want yo send it back. Needless to say I may just get takeout next time if I even choose to come back. I was actually referred by a client of mine and they were mortified by the experience I had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Good food, but always noisy when full. Staff was very accomadating as we had a baby and needed extra space

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Nice menu. Food was excellent. Service was great.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Everything we had was great. This is definitely our new go-to spot for casual good food and dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Pizza was tasteless.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Service was terrible. Was not even crowded Very disappointed

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2017

lOTS OF FUN MEETING UP WITH FRIENDS IN THE BAR AREA WITH HALF-PRICED APPETIZERS AND DRINKS AT HAPPY HOUR!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The wine was a little expensive for its quality. Great food, great ambiance music

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We eat at Ave Kitchen often.
Always enjoy the food and the service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Difficult to locate the building but worth the time. Appetizers fantastic, hummus and mussels superb. Entrees were missing one thing, but still good. Maybe additional sauce for the sesame tuna and some pepper for the pasta special.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We had reservations for 8:30 but no one was up front so we waited for a while until my boyfriend went to the bar and asked to be seated. When the guy came over he said they were closing soon so we needed to be quick, why have 830 reservations available when you close soon? He tried to very quickly take our drink orders when I hadn't even looked at the menu yet, I said we should leave because if he was closing soon I didn't want to intrude. He assured us that we weren't and he just wanted to get the kitchen staff out early. We ordered and he repeated the order back several times but forgot the cheese on the burger when it came. I can overlook that even though I felt uncomfortable for being there despite another family eating there as well. We told him we were there for valentines day because my boyfriends birthday is on Valentine's so we do Valentine's the day before instead. He said he had something for us and brought us a dessert, which he then charged us for! We didn't ask for the dessert and assumed it was free! Won't come back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Avenue Kitchen was a pretty restaurant and quiet when we were there on a Sunday around 6:30pm. We wanted to order the scallops but their seafood delivery didn't happen that day so we ordered some sandwiches instead. They were tasty but messy and it was hard to eat them with your hands. I had a spicy chicken with avocado and it was good but the chicken was a bit over cooked. I didn't try the dinners so I don't know if they were worthy of 4 stars. I would return though at another time. Lovely setting!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Very nice ambiance and modern decor. Very clean, different options for seating .. table ,booth and bench seating. Friendly waiter

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 5, 2017

We were meeting neither party was from the area. This was a great find for us. Good food, great range of the menu - half of us had late or second breakfast, accommodating to kids, coffee was good. Very easy to find, easy parking. The blueberry pancakes were a hit and they make a fine simple pizza with house made sauce and cheese.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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