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Permanently Closed - Avenue Kitchen

553 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (473)
  • Fit for Foodies (450)
  • Good for Groups (358)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(610) 525-3950
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gregory Smith
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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
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Private party contact
Gregory Smith: (610) 525-3950
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Visit our website for catering menu and/or Call 610-525-3950 or email Sarah Bernstein sarah.bernstein@
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Special events & promotions
Visit our website for event package details and/or Call 610-525-3950 or email Sarah Bernstein sarah.bernstein@
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (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.

vipLovejazz1 (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

OpenTable Diner (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.

vipAutumn (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.

Scott (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.

vipFoodLover (Philadelphia)
Dined on May 13, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on May 12, 2017

Great service and nice menu.

Rick (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.

Frequent27 (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.

OpenTable Diner (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.