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Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Avenue

4.5
4.5
2877 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 759-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bob Stenerson

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private events available.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (732) 759-2900 ext. 211

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Inside Pier Village

  • Parking details

    Covered garage pay parking available.

  • Entertainment

    www.avenuenuit.com New Jersey's premier night club Avenue Nuit is a stunning roof top lounge with fabulous ocean views. Call 732-759-2900 for VIP table reservations.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,877 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Great for Brunch

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was terrible waited 45 minutes for maintenance dish to come Ordered a beer with meal came after we were finished . The man at the reception desk who was the manager was unresponsive and totally obnoxious will never go back. Food was not as good as last year
  2. TF

    TonyF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    My entree (halibut) came out so dry it seemed unlikely anyone could have prepared not and not see it was over cooked and stiff like dry aged jerky. A joke.
  3. e

    ejr71

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The bread was either not fresh or poorly prepared—chewy at best. The waiter had tables on the opposite side of the restaurant and ours making it very challenging to visit us. We were the only active table of 12 in our section. Entrees took forever. Halibut portion was underwhelming. We won’t go back. Not worth $176 per couple without dessert, one drink each, and one shared side.
  4. E

    Ellie07

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is excellent and freshly prepared. The shrimp is especially good
  5. RG

    RickG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal. Plateau royale was delicious, escargot and tartare were both great. Entrees were great as well. Service was accommodating and friendly. Overall wonderful culinary experience.
  6. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trout was perfectly cooked, light and delicious.
  7. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Way overly priced. Hamburgers and sandwiches for 6 was $350. Won't go back.
  8. F

    Familyfour

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special occasion. The restaurant seated us immediately upon arrival. Nice seats outside overlooking the ocean. The service was very good. The food was very tasty. I would have like more options on the menu. Overall, we had a nice time.
  9. YY

    YvesY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great venue w/ attentive staff and good brunch food.
  10. c

    cici

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location, food and service. We’ll definitely be back to experience the rest of the menu!
  11. KM

    KathyM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    THIS IS A PLACE TO AVOID. Single worst dining experience I've had in a long time. We were seated for our 6pm reservation. By 6:15 no one had greeted us. We flagged down a bus person for some water. After 20 minutes, I had to get up from the table and ask the host if we had a server. He said he would find the server. No apology for the wait. The server finally arrived - no apology for taking so long to arrive. "Do you want to order food?" Huh, maybe so. The first course arrives before we even get our drinks. We ask about our drinks - "Yeah they'll be out soon". Finally got those. Appetizers were fine, not great. Dinner arrived and was decidedly mediocre. I had the salmon. Part way through the salmon I realize the thicker part is raw in the middle. Since we hadn't seen our waiter in a while I flagged down the host. He asked if I wanted something else. NO APOLOGY. He did take it off the bill. About 15 minutes after my friend had finished dinner we were finally asked if we wanted the bill. We then paid the bill using the ApplePay option they provided. After we walked out the front door the water chased us down the boardwalk to accuse us of not paying. I showed him my receipt. I've worked in restaurants for years. This was simply appalling. An apology for failures in service or food goes a very long way with me as this is a tough business. The two people we dealt with just didn't seem to care. This place pretends to be fine dining and is a real disappointment.
  12. F

    Friends

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was good.
  13. AS

    AlexS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This place is struggling. There were clearly not enough waiters or support staff. Waiters were literally running between tables which created a very tense atmosphere. It was nearly impossible to get their attention. We were originally seated at an indoor table that was surrounded by flies. They'd come in through the outside doors and no one bothered to try to clear them out. It was disgusting. While we did move, the hostess was NOT happy about it. My daughter is allergic to dairy and was chastised when she asked which entrees had no dairy. The waiter said, "It won't taste as good without the dairy so if you don't like it that's on you." We've been to Avenue dozens of times, so it's sad to see how far it's fallen.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my daughter’s graduation, First we were about to be seated and we asked if we could sit at either the table to our left or right instead of the one blocking the view with the large wall/column between windows, especially since the row of 3 tables were all empty and no signs on the table stating that it was reserved. The restaurant was 15% occupied inside and 50% filled outside. We were told “we don’t seat people at that table”. I asked if it was cursed, omen or haunted. She just reiterated that we don’t seat people at that table. The hostess went back to the check-in desk, returned and seated us at the adjacent table as we had asked but not the initial table we asked to be seated at. Service was also terribly SLOW and even the waiter acknowledged that service wasn’t very good when the bill was brought to us. Food came out at a good pace all our appetizers, frutti-de-mer and entrees. Had to constantly look for water for replenishment of beverages or condiments or anything else. We were so disappointed this time because my 50th bday party was thrown here with 40 adults where the food and service was absolutely fabulous!! They WERE so much better pre-Covid. My kids, teenage and college age kids were disappointed too as we and everyone at my party has had nothing but raving reviews about my party. It was a great memory and experience!
  15. VV

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service are always to be counted on and of course the setting is sublime. I only wish that on my past two visits I had not been so assailed by a smell of bleach upon entering.
  16. CR

    ChrissyReviews

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fab time as usual. Thank you so much
  17. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Amazing setting outside sitting right by the beach. Other than that service was not great and food was good not great!!!
  18. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service could have been more attentive
  19. M

    Melissan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    A terrible value! High price food that has zero flavor! Husband ordered a $43 meal that included crab. One small crab and then they have no crackers to open it. No straws at all, not even paper! Mussels had about two tablespoons of broth so all mussels were dry with no flavor. Waiter ran my card for another table’s meal. Insisted it was my bill after I already saw my total bill. Took forever to get it adjusted. Then management treated me like I was ridiculous for asking for the receipt to show proof that my card was credited back the wrong amount. Will NEVER go back! Spent a ton of $ for a terrible experience.
  20. E

    Eddie71

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Overall as expected as we are coming here frequently. The host/manager is unwelcoming and reprements staff in front of guests. Not professional for such a beautiful restaurant.
  21. KW

    KWnPB

    Fort Lauderdale

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tried to go last night. Unable to find parking, called to cancel, left a message to that effect. Hope they got it. Will not go again until after Labor Day.
  22. A

    Amit

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good for all occasions Great service Great food
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is beautiful and food and drinks are excellent as always! Bastian was our server and he was INCREDIBLE. He gave us food and drink recommendations as well as other info about the area. He is an asset to this establishment! We will definitely be back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    The manager expressed that the restaurant’s policy is not to ask how was your dining experience and the place closed at 9:00pm with an 8:30 reservation. Food was adequate and staff was in a hurry to close. Will not go back!!
  25. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    2 of us ordered the salmon- we sent it back It did not taste good But the waiter graciously took it back
  26. JE

    JohnE

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    always good never disappoints
  27. JC

    JimC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. BG

    BGRL20

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Avenue! The food was all delicious. Our waiter was attentive and polite and his service was terrific! We were pleased to be seated in front of the open doors to the patio, so the view during lunch could not be beat! We shall return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish it was a great experience the waiter was great they don’t rush you and the pace bringing out the food to yo get to enjoy each course. They drinks were well made and the food quality was top notch.
  30. L

    Lass

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service and good food. The shrimp salad was so tasty. Highly recommend
  31. m

    marijas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service very good, sparking wine excellent, food average
  32. AJ

    AndreaJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Avenue is at the top of my favorite dining experiences. Warm greeting, great service, beautiful food and perfect ocean view. Avenue offers a distinct vibe and comfortable connection to its guests. Avenue delivers on expectations. It's my happy place.
  33. KM

    KittM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always loved eating at Avenue, but the food was particularly wonderful yesterday. The tuna crudo was amazing and very different from before and the Avenue salad and bouillabaisse were outstanding. I understand they have a new chef and he/she has really stepped up the flavor and presentation. My new favorite place in Long Branch.
  34. JC

    JeffreyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very nice. The waiter was well respected and mannered. The environment was to the point.
  35. DO

    DavidO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avenue delivers every time. From the front of the house to the entire wait staff, great people. And the food is always amazing
  36. MK

    MarK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother's day brunch food and service were great. Thank you 😊
  37. SF

    SaraF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Mother’s Day menu was really nice! The mac and cheese could’ve used some more flavor, but everything else was a 10/10! Dessert was delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    mother’s day dinner. had a great time. great round table by the window! food was excellent. great time had by all!
  39. A

    Angelicavotta

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience! Can’t wait to go back. Definitely worth the drive the Bar / Service Staff incredible plus the food espectacular. You can’t leave without tryin the Onion Soup.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wait or took our order . He was not attentive to our needs. Didn’t even ask us if we wanted coffees. Beef Bourginon was perfect. Best in years.

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

FAQs

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

Avenue is rated 4.5 stars by 2877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Avenue

23 Ocean Ave Long Branch, NJ 07740

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Inside Pier Village

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Covered garage pay parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bob Stenerson

  • Entertainment

    www.avenuenuit.com New Jersey's premier night club Avenue Nuit is a stunning roof top lounge with fabulous ocean views. Call 732-759-2900 for VIP table reservations.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 759-2900

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private events available.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (732) 759-2900 ext. 211

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