Avenue

4.6
2843 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Discovering the experience of dining in a place such as Cannes or Nice was never easier than now with the opening of the French Bistro and Raw Bar, Avenue. The only difference between dining at Avenue and dining along the Côte d'Azur, is that your gaze lands on waves on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Avenue is located along our side of the pond, on our own eastern shores in Long Branch, New Jersey. This gleaming new restaurant is designed by the internationally renowned architect David Collins, and the collaboration is nothing short of amazing.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2843 people are saying
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KellyP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, atmosphere, service and food were all amazing.

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vipSparky
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good service. Nice evening. Seated by fireplace with friends. Food quality not like before. Ambiance continues to meet expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance, attentive service, very good food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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NeelaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Disappointed that there were no Covid restrictions in place. For example, staff were not wearing mask and waitress, while amazing, was standing terribly close to everyone including the foods. It was a pre-Covid experience.

Separately, we love this restaurant and will always recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Avenue and have been many times. This visit the food and service was even better then usual and its always good!

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PierreF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of the best creme brulee, and we love the atmosphere and the view

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vipAdrian
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

When I made the reservation I didn’t realize there was only a preset menu since it was New Years Eve. Ambience is very elegant, service very attentive and professional. Only complaint is my husband does eat many of the items listed on the prefix menu and they were not allowing any substitutions. Food was good, but a lot of it wasn’t eaten.

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vipTessyM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner for New Year’s Eve. From the delicious drink at the bar to every part of the meal. Delicious duck breast and steak and wonderful service!

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vipPamela
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Bastion was outstanding in his knowledge, recommendations and professional and courteous. The food was outstanding. I will be back as the steak tartar and duck(new) on the menu was superb. As it was a special occasion and if you like margaritas and martinis they are great, Chablis awesome but the best was the passion fruit jalapeño margarita hands down salted rim best drink I’ve had in years. So we will be back and they have Happy Hour at bar from 3-6 definitely will catch that. Ask for Bastion if there Monday through Weds.

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vipGoodfood
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would not swap walnuts on salad for pecans due to allergy. Ridiculous.

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JenniferK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service and ambiance. This is a Classy, Sophisticated, Top notch service restaurant that was a great pick to go to for Christmas Eve dinner with family. I had the trout almandine which was very flavorful and succulent. Everyone enjoyed their meal and food arrived quickly. I found some of the menu items a bit pricey but overall worth it. Highly Recommend for special occasions or special dinner out.

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vipJulieL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas Eve family get together was fantastic beyond our expectations on every level.

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Iren18john
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience everything was wonderful

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Alexanderl
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

cocktail overly sweet, did not have brand I requested, couldn’t make a kir royal for my wife, moules were lukewarm at best, red wine was warm, left larger tip because we wanted to leave asap rather than wait.

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vipRobertR
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent. It is a pleassure having excellent Sunday brunch while looking at the ocean.

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RickyD027
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex has been our server the past few visits He is attentive. Efficient. Friendly.
Great food
Great service
Great ambiance

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Cheri
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the holidays! The restaurant was incredible as usual. The food and the service is impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food - our service tonight from Liliyah was simply outstanding! We crave your escargot, steak frites & macaroni gratin time after time :)

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tdecisions
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth visit and we will continue to visit. Great food; outstanding service; and beautiful location next to the ocean!

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LynnDave
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful to visit Avenue. Delicious food, great service and the view can’t be beat!

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vipRobin
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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MPbc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and decor great...the service could have been much better

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richie
Atlantic City
135 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virtually perfect Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was, as always, beautiful. The place was bustling but not crazy. Our server was tremendous. Craft cocktails were excellent, wine list always interesting at all price points, and all the food was perfectly prepared. We have dine out for Thanksgiving the past several years, and this was our most enjoyable experience by far. Avenue has been around a long time, and it's still great in all respects.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, fun and great service. Great spot for Thanksgiving. Will definitely do it again.

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vipJaclyn
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avenue never disappoints in overall experience. Thank you to the staff for making it an enjoyable holiday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family enjoyed the prefix menu on Thanksgiving 2021. It was delicious. We all ordered different things and everyone loved all of their courses. Be sure to peruse the wine list by the bottle as it can be significantly less expensive than by the glass. We also ordered several items from their raw bar and found the West Coast oysters to be especially delicious. It’s fun to watch the shucker preparing your platter. He was very nice and showed us the best way to open oysters for a half shell presentation. We stayed a long time and didn’t feel rushed. Yes, you’re going to spend a lot of money here. But honestly we felt it was more than worth it.

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a price fixed meal for Thanksgiving and our appetizers and desserts were outstanding. The main meal was average at best. The stuffing was tasteless and the meat a bit dry, but I will chalk this up to it being a holiday based on the other good meals I have enjoyed here.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was okay. We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was beautiful, all open windows! (well not actually open, but you know what I mean!) The food was good but the service was OUTSTANDING!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipLindaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local treasure! Always a pleasant experience. High quality food perfectly prepared and presented!

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vipthomasf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with excellent food and service.

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vipTestarosa
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the most beautiful settings for lunch/brunch as you enjoy the spectacular view. While the menu is not vast, there is something for everyone, and the dinner menu is equally diverse. Highly recommended.

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Service was great. Just perfect.

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VeliaD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, paired with an amazing ocean view. Beautiful and tranquil shore location.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food great Ambiance great time. We'll be returning

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vipFoodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable meal food ambience and service were very good . Young crowd.
Noise level very hard to talk over.

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mzz23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful beach day! Passion Fruit Cocktail a must! Trout was delicious (although small), escargot was delicious and the poached pear dessert with vegan mascarpone--to die for!

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vipWeLikeToDineOut
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

High ceilings, walls of windows to the sea, uncluttered space, and an earthy color palette make this a pretty and calm place to be. Great for a special occasion. There was a party of 10 or 12 and the space is large enough that it wasn't noisy. Service was excellent. Menu options were quite limited for vegans and they don't allow substitutions, though the food appeared to be good overall. Classy place.

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Nobody
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Steak frites: meat was excellent, fries were left out too long, not crisp, felt old; pile of watercress should have had dressing or something, more like an afterthought.
Beef bourguignon: flavors not married together, some too hard textures, some type of root vegetable that was way too hard and required too much effort in what should have been a unified dish.
Desserts: creme brûlée was very good

FAQs

Avenue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 759-2900.

Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 2843 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.