Avenue

4.2
2817 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2817 people are saying
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4.6
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LindaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great brunch options. Beautiful view. Very attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent

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OurAnniversaryDinner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Won’t go back for any reason or to celebrate any special occasion

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JeanM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance & service. Our meal was outstanding! We began with the tuna crudo, grilled octopus, beet carpaccio & oysters. The tuna was my personal favorite. Entrees were paella for 2, trout amandine with an abundance of fresh string beans & salmon with lentils. All entrees hit the mark. Looking forward to our next dinner at the Avenue!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends!

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jpinbel
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mac and cheese was fantastic . The beef bourgeoisie was exquisite. Lemon tart and chocolate creek was tasty .

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Cookie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time . Staff is so loving and friendly .
Great place .

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FishLover
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would have giving a 5 based on food and friendly staff, however service was VERY slow.

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Cheri
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service is great the food was excellent the ambience was incredible because we were able to sit outside and listen to the ocean! Can’t say enough

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TheresaPittius
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! My favorite place to eat on the shore. Food is incredible, staff goes above and beyond, and it never disappoints! Thank you!

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pritskeri
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lovely please definitely be back have good time

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vipRickS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Marcello was a great host and got us fantastic ocean view seats. Looking to come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter (from Paris) was outstanding. The cocktail the bartender made was best martini my wife has ever had. Views and outside seating were excellent (late September).

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jennieL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! Freshest seafood ever and excellent view right in front of the beach. It was a beautiful way to celebrate my birthday 🎉

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ArturD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean view, cozy atmosphere and very polite and friendly staff. Service was great, food was awesome cooked and fresh.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Oysters were great, west coast
Veggie burger was poor

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious drinks and food. Perfect for a special night out.

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vipTestarosa
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is wonderful, food is fine dining, and service impeccable. Having brunch selections on Saturday is brilliant!

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JamesA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had gotten engaged here back in 2019. It is a great place. Food quality and portion is a little low for the high price point. Service is awesome. Ambiance is awesome.

RM
vipRyanMcC
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service by Alexei was simply perfect. Food was very, very good, but expensive. The view of the beach was beautiful. My only complaint: I simply can NOT abide the absence of a physical menu. It was the scan the code, cell phone menu. Can not get a good read of a menu like this.

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VivianB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Good food. Beautiful view on beach!

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vipNewJersey
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While we started out eating outside, the gnats became unbearable, so moved inside. The food was very good as was the service.

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RussellA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine list were fantastic. Manager Marcelo and team created a memorable experience. Great hospitality!

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Critic
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is my favorite place. would like to see more menue changes.

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vipIdalucia
Philadelphia
180 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

So let me start by saying this, I was completely underwhelmed by this high priced, self advertised as upscale restaurant that will remind you of dining in Cannes or Nice. NOT AT ALL THE REALITY! The food was nothing like the food we had in Cannes and Nice!
First of all we traveled 2 hours to get to this ‘special’ place on the beach in Long Beach. I called before we arrived to find out about parking options, left a message, but no one returned my call.
They say first impressions are everything. We arrived early, time to use the lavatory and have a cocktail at the bar. I had to report the abhorrent condition of the ladies room to the maitre d’ (THE ONLY PERSON IN THE ENTIRE ESTABLISHMENT WHO WAS WEARING A MASK). The toilet stalls were filthy, the trash bin was literally covered with used paper towels overflowing onto the floor. Not a pleasant sight.
The bar experience was the best part of this restaurant, with excellent service, and an amazing menu of alcoholic beverages to chose from. They even had my husband.s favorite bourbon, Blanton’s. We were able to order raw bar selections and enjoyed the fresh quality of the oysters and shrimp, even at the astronomical cost.
For dinner we shared Tuna Crudo appetizer, which I must say was delicious. We ordered the Royal Paella for Two. It was too dry and had an overwhelming flavor of the abundance of chorizo sausage slices that took the place of pork and chicken. But for $80.00 you would expect at least two pieces of lobster per person, not here. Instead there was the smallest claw and piece of tail that I have ever seen on a lobster. NOT WORTH THE PRICE.
With tax and tip we spent about $400.00 for ambiance, an ocean view and delightful breeze!

JD
vipJDD2
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The waiter was awful - would disappear for long periods and took over 30 minutes to bring appetizers after ordered. Getting a glass of ice took 15 minutes. The kitchen may be slow, the waiter was slower. His bad attitude as well really ruined this outing.

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RickyD027
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Pleasant. Friendly. Efficient. Service outstanding. Food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So amazing as usual! Just had a bit of a gnat issue sitting near the window by the open door. An annoyance but still worth the beautiful view.

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jpinbel
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and the steak frites was terrific . Waiter was outstanding .

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vipVictoriaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was ok. Food was lackluster. Outside seating looking at the water was gorgeous.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always an excellent choice. keep up the good work and quality of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food quality very disappointing. Raw bar and frites were very good but lobster roll was inedible (according to two people). Complaints to manager were rudely brushed off so won’t be going back again. Used to be good but no more.

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Ralph P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long wait for the food but service was excellent

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viptjangi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Way to understaffed to run a Saturday night crowd and a private party at the same time. The result, took two hours for the food to come out. Not fair to the wait staff who are working as hard as they could. Food quality suffered. The veggie burgers as fries looked like something straight from the local supermarket frozen section.

Poor management and prioritizing revenue at the expense of patrons.

Good luck to you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals. Waitstaff and food were excellent. We were not rushed and had more than enough time to enjoy our dinner and conversation.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first experience at Le Club: week day for lunch: Parking issues notwithstanding, food was excellent, staff very cordial and helpful.
already planning a return trip, probably in evening for dinner. Highly recommend
this establishment to those seeking excellent food at an appropriate price point

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! We had the Niciose Salad & all of the sides. Apple tartin. Also, the music was wonderful!

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DianeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy coming here, and try every time to sit outside, overlooking the ocean. This time, staff told us we must sit inside, as “everything outside is soaked” from recent rain. We complied, but mid-meal I noticed at least two tables dining outside, which left me disappointed.

However, as always, the food was excellent, and our server was knowledgeable and friendly.

JO
vipJulideOztap
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible seafood tower - incredible interior design - incredible cocktails and we got to watch soccer on their beautiful large TV as well!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! - julide

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RSP43
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place sets the tone by being both modern yet very classy. Up to date music and perfect lighting for an intimate yet upbeat outing for a group or with a significant other (this latter being my case).

My lady loved the ambiance, the food, and the drinks were made professionally which always matters. More importantly the service was A+, genuinely kind and energetic.

Highly recommend for a quality outing, do make reservation.

FAQs

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

Avenue is rated 4.2 stars by 2817 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.