Avenue

4.4
2835 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 2835 people are saying
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vipRobin
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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MPbc
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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

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richie
Atlantic City
131 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
9 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
3 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

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vipTestarosa
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avenue has a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday with enough selections from smoked salmon to trout, to burgers to French toast. Everything is freshly prepared and you might have a problem deciding what to order! Speaking of French toast...it's a good desert option. I highly recommend Avenue.

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Martha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been eating here for years - consistently good food and service.

JM
vipJackieM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon and Brussel sprouts were amazing!

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LindaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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

JM
vipJeanM
New York Area
16 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
15 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
2 reviews
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
45 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!

FAQs

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

Avenue is rated 4.4 stars by 2835 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.