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Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Avenue

4.3
4.3
2925 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

8:30 PM


Booked 10 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 2,925 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Scenic View

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  1. MG

    MaryG

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service
  2. SF

    SuzyF

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb setting , terrific waiter and the music was excellent! Delicious lunch. LB; you are lucky to have this place!
  3. MS

    MargaretS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I was surprised by the slow service. There seemed to be very little help. Also the appetizer that I had many times before, the beet carpaccio, was heavily peppered and didn’t seem fresh. The tuna appetizer was great as was the halibut. The salmon with beet purée seemed heavy.
  4. DW

    DickW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had the steak frites and they were delicious. Done perfectly. Beautifully made martini and a wonderful bottle of Burgundy. Our waiter was sensational and although there was a bridal shower going on in one area and a birthday celebration in another, he maintained his composure and was very helpful. Thanks Bastion. They should have put the bridal shower upstairs because 65 women were too much for the already stretched staff. The noise level was out of control but even with that being said the food was great and we had a wonderful time. Will definitely be going back but perhaps during the week.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great F&B and service .
  6. J

    Joye

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    We sat outside. The entire area was overrun with lantern flies. Disgusting. Ruined our meals and dining experience. One flew at my mouth, hit my lips. Admittedly we should have moved inside. For an expensive restaurant, they should be better able to deal with this invasion / infestation. My lobster roll ($38!) on a hot dog roll was okay but skimpy. This has been a favorite for the last few years. We won’t be going back.
  7. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was my wife’s birthday and was noted on reservation. No mention was ever made by waiter or staff. Was hoping they would give her a happy birthday treat as many of their social media photos show. Otherwise was good.
  8. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The waiter kept forgetting our order and kept asking oh you didn’t or you did order we’re busy I forgot that I took your order already
  9. f

    fruchstuck

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch restaurant with real french cuisine and a great wine list. The room is ample, of good taste and with good space between tables. The service is attentive but discrete. We mostly enjoyed the experience overall, the food and the wine. Highly recommended !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was pretentious. Eggs were so salty I couldn’t eat them and bacon was burnt to a crisp. Very poor service and food was awful.
  11. PN

    PabloNY

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We started at the bar, which ran out of the liquor we desired mid-pour and were told it would take 20 minutes to get a replacement bottle. Escargot was delicious, as was tuna crudo. Onion soup was overwhelmed by large piece of bread and lacked depth of flavor. Similarly, the mussels lacked taste sufficient to to say I’d order it again, with the pedestrian thin cut fries over-salted. The halibut was tasty but the truffle potatoes lacked that rich truffle flavor you would expect and, consequently, were left uneaten. The salmon was grossly undercooked at first, but when heated to a companion’s satisfaction, devoured from great taste of flavors and color. The burger was satisfying to another mate. Service gets a mixed review. Very pleasant waiter, but he forgot to bring things asked for and never inquired about ordering more drinks and it then became too late to do so. I had higher expectations to go with the high prices, but was left with the sense that the kitchen had lost its way as the restaurant was way too empty for a prime time Saturday night.
  12. EB

    ElaineB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good good, good service, always enjoyable. I recommend it for lunch or dinner.
  13. M

    Mickey

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was excellent, the service was excellent, and the view is the best one in all of Long Branch. Overall a very nice evening.
  14. VG

    VanessaG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    Used to be one of our favorite nice occasion places - we’ve been many times over the years. You can’t beat the location and view, but totally not worth it anymore. Prices have doubled in the last couple of years to the point of extreme. So not worth it. The menu has hardly changed over time and food is okay at best. Service has also gone downhill.
  15. n

    nomofo

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating had a lovely view.
  16. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Oysters were Very Very small. Food was ok. Didn’t blow me away. It’s changed a bit since the last time we were here. Meh..
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good seating and service … food was decent for the price.
  18. SD

    StacyD

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great - we sat outside for a family birthday dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I never write reviews but I’m appalled by my experience at the Avenue last night. We were 3 ppl. My husband, my 19 year son and myself. First thing that was not typical was we ordered a second round of drinks and the cocktail waitress proceeded to pour 1/2 of my martini on the table( which is has wholes in the top so it got all over over pants and shoes). She did not really apologize and did not bring napkins to help clean up. And the waiter came up 5 min later and said he heard about the drink but did not replace the drink free of charge. For dinner we ordered the $90 paella for 2 and the steak frites and we’re going to share both. When the steak arrived it looked like it was cut in 1/2. It was NOT a full cut of sirloin. It was missing the bottom half. Second the paella was so spicy it was almost inedible. Huge chunks of red pepper throughout the paella. The description on the menu does NOT mention that it’s spicy at all. If it had we would ordered it less spicy. So when the waiter finally checked on us. We told him about how spicy it was. I showed him the pepper flakes I had picked out of the paella and placed them on the plate the paella pan was in. The waiter took the plate to the kitchen and came back to apologized for the spiciness and said it should not have red pepper flakes at all. I have never had a restaurant that charges this kind of money not make any accommodations for several of their screw ups. Manager never checked on us. We were charged for everything including our dessert. I’m not sure I will ever go back again.
  20. MK

    MichelleK

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing, From the outstanding food, impeccable plate presentation, and top notch service. We loved everything and will definitely be back. Also want to mention the great wine list as well.
  21. KG

    KeiraG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food subpar and expensive, but awesome ocean views
  22. SS

    SlavaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Excellent location, beautiful view. For the restaurant with such potential, food and service mediocre.
  23. BK

    BillK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Avenue sitting outside with the 25 foot palm trees and ocean waves. Always a great lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.
  24. l

    londonyc

    Detroit

    144 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot - wonderful service and delicious apps. Can’t beat the view.
  25. SL

    StacieL

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have to eat gluten free so eating out can be stressful. I felt very well taken care of at Avenue. The waiter was knowledgeable about gluten and anything he wasn’t positive about he made sure to speak with the chef. Our food was delicious and the service was very good. There was a large party the night we were there so it was a bit noisy. We waited on a line to give our name when we arrived which was not what I was expecting a a restaurant of this caliber. Overall, a very fine dining experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice place love the ambiance and service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Good food, terrible service. Waiter tried to take a drink order the second I sat down. I didn’t even have a menu yet! Then he finally asked for my appetizers. I was done eating my appetizers and no one had taken an entree order. The bus boy ended up doing it. The next time I saw my waiter was when I just started eating my entree and he asked if I wanted dessert or the check. I’ve never felt so rushed or had an unenjoyable experience.
  28. E

    Eliz

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was awful!
  29. CC

    ChristopherC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Kitchen sent out the food in the wrong order- adults got our meal 10 minutes before the kids food came out. Our overpriced paella came out with only bowls for used shells but no plates to eat on. Out of the 10 or so clams there were actually only two clams- rest were empty shells - and no they were not in the rice. At least we were given a complimentary drink - so there’s that.
  30. BB

    BBnj

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent all around!! I had the salmon, my daughter had the halibut and my husband had a chicken dish. Appetizers: shrimp cocktail and escargot. And I always have a side of brussels sprouts.
  31. TS

    TomS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We were surprised at how empty the restaurant seemed to be. But We had a great experience!
  32. MV

    MarkV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Poor service. Weak food. Disappointing. Will not go back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great ambience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8/6/22 we go every Saturday for BRUNCH :: the Maitre/d TERRY IS AMAZING. He’s there each week smiles etc. Michael is my favorite waiter but service is A plus. I lived in manhattan and been all over Europe and have to say from the oysters to the seafood tower to the French toast or omelette s it’s always a tough call what to order. BEACH AND BRUNCH
  35. J

    John

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    You need to work on your soda game. Who puts soda in the smallest glass ever and charges $3 for it.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food has always been consistently good, ambiance nice, just got annoyed when the hostess would not seat 2 of us until the 3rd arrived and the ppl lace was empty. Need people with common sense.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My dinner was ridiculous nasty full of rice & mediocre meat Manager offer me to get a dessert instead. 0 stars ⭐️ for the manager
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Waited for 15 minutes to be seated, food took 30 minutes to arrive after it took 30 minutes to take our order. The food was good with exception to the main entree, which was extremely salty and barely touched. Many tables were visibly complaining to management, which was defensive giving excuses to the other patrons. The first visit was very different, it was surprising to have changed so much.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The service was terrible we had to wait 30 minutes after getting seated to get any kind of attention. Another 20 to get water and further 15 to get the wine.The patio was literally 50% occupied at that hour, so it wasn't a mad rush. The table next to us was served incorrect order not once but twice! Perhaps, it was a one off thing. Still tipped 140 on a 400 tab.
  40. LA

    LAWM

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Most of my review if this place would be 5 star. My mussels were except it the frites were underdone. As well the Brussels sprouts were so salty they weren’t edible. The trout was excellent and the salade verte was also fantastic and beauty’s well. Our service was excellent.

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 4.3 stars by 2925 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 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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