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About Avenue

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.

23 Ocean Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm -11:00 pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

$32.50 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu:
Everyday 4:00 pm - 6pm

Happy Hour:
Everyday 3pm-7pm (Friday 3pm - 10pm)
$1.80 Malpeque Oysters
$.95 Littleneck Clams
$7 Martinis
$8 Specialty Cocktails
$6 House Wines by The Glass
Half Price Bar Menu Wednesday and Friday

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 759-2900

Website:
http://www.leclubavenue.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Covered garage pay parking, and valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Josh Sauer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be serving Christmas Eve dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm offering an a la carte menu with specials for the holiday.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Seating 1 - $45 – 3 courses Timing: 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m
Seating 2 - $120 – 5 courses Timing: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Seating two will include party favors, dancing and live music by Red Hot Rhythm, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight & live coverage of the Ball Drop.

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Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (36)
Scenic View (27)
Special Occasion (26)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Long one of our favorites - this time for Sunday Brunch. The brunch menu is at least as entertaining and delicious as our customary dinner, and yes there is wine that marries with French Toast! Not ordinary French Toast either - sweet and tangy and so good of itself there’s no need for syrup. A bit noisy due to a couple of parties, having as much fun as we did.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Impeccable service and outstanding food! Always worth the price!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The French Riviera meets the Jersey Shore at this exquisite restaurant. They truly embrace restaurant week providing the best of their menu to proudly show off their offerings. The ambiance is top notch, service is right on, and the food is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great anniversary dinner! I always have great food there, never disappoints. Sommelier gave us best recommendation. My husband LOVED wine and my suggestion to celebrate at The Avenue

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 11, 2017

great food, great service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best restaurant week menu! Best beet salad ever!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My visit was enjoyable. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We came early so the place was quiet. The ambiance is lovely—low key, spacious with tables nicely spaced.
The food was very good; the service was excellent—well trained and pleasant. Will go again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent, everything was prepared and presented well, the service excellent, attentive but not overbearing. An excellent menu

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always fantastic! Avenue never disappoints. Although we were disappointed that the salmon tartare is now tuna tartare, it is still delicious - although still like the salmon better. Green salad fresh and simple; escargot wonderful. The bread was a little stale; next basket was better.
My husband's filet mignon was perfectly done and very flavorful. My halibut fresh, meaty and sparkling with flavor. We were too full for dessert but love the profiteroles. My only disappointment - my martinis were not icy-cold; perhaps they weren't shaken enough or were sitting on the bar too long before our server picked them up. Great wine list too - very impressive. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food, portions were small. NY prices on the jersey shore but the location, decor, and food validate the cost.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great prix fix beforec6pm. Our waiter Chris was a gem. We were there before a show at a local theater.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was our second visit and the food was fabulous

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went here for a birthday brunch. We were able to score an outside table directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a perfect day. Service was prompt and food was outstanding. The meal was well prepared and creative.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best eggs Benedict in New Jersey! Outdoor dining with
best beach front views. Amazing cocktails & wine list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was my husbands birthday and I told them that when I made the reservations and when we arrived. They never acknowledged it which for a fine dining establishment I would have expected that they would have said something. The food was good but pricey. Drinks were fabulous and ambiance is amazing. A great special occasion place but don't expect any special treatment.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time at Avenue celebrating my sister's birthday. A bit too noisy but the food was worth the distraction. We all felt the waitress could have been more attentive. It is a good value for the money. I will be taking the hour drive to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I made the reservation in advance to celebrate my Moms birthday. I requested a table by the window and I was told that it is first come first serve. We arrived early for our 8pm reservation and I requested a table by the window. I was told by the hostess she couldn't accommodate us. We waited 25 minutes before anyone came to our table to take our drink order. Then they took our dinner order and 20 minutes after we ordered drinks they came. Dinner took for ever. My husband and father ordered $45 filet mignon which they requested medium rare. It came out well done we sent it back and after 25 minutes it still wasn't out.
My husband complained to the manager and the meals finally came out but at this point it was too late. No apology from anyone. We had to go find someone to get the check then I had to find the manager to pay
There was a party of 40 people there as well tonight which made the dining room very busy
The Avenue needs to train their management staff better. I am in the customer service field and if the manager at the Avenue worked for me he would be fired.
No apology no explanation nothing. I will not return and I will let all my friends know as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a very nice meal at Avenue including the fresh seafood "petite" plate which was actually quite large for a party of 3. Lobster spaghetti was delicious and so was the halibut.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service were very good. Noise was WAY TOO loud. WE all enjoyed the evening and would go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great Beer, People Watching, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good restaurant have been their a dozen time always good. They take pride in what they do.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious lunch, as always. Friendly, efficient service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always Avenue was great. We are outside on a beautiful October day. Could not ask for anything else.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We always try to go to Avenue when we are in Monmouth County. Happy hour and dinner specials are outstanding. The menu stays basically the same, we would not go every week. The Coconut Cake for dessert was one of the finest desserts we have had in a restaurant in a long time. We come from Key West where every restaurant serves the same five dessert, all of which are boring. Off season is the best, summers can be busy.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Not what it used to be, a disappointment all around this time. Snotty hostess, indifferent server and lower quality. This used to be a favorite.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Been here before and normally love the place. Was very surprised this time. I had plastic in my French onion soup similar to the top of a bag being cut. Was it frozen??? MatreD didn’t even come over to apologize.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great location we set outside on the deck ocean front was great. Food and service was perfect.
One of my favorite restaurant in New Jersey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Extremely expensive for really bad food!!!!!
The halibut was cooked too long, so it was dry and chewy, the lobsterpasta was tasteless and the rest was a shame to call french food.

It has a good location, but don't eat! Have a drink, sit outside and enjoy the sea.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We gave the sommelier & his assistant each a chance to provide us w/ a bottle of wine I would like based on my specific taste ( I like round Napa Cabs). Two bottles & $400. later, I never got a glass I liked. I was looking for something specific & was guided incorrectly. We'll go back. I'll look at the list ahead of time & make an educated decision on my own.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A fine dining experience as usualwith exceptional food and superior wine chices!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely sitting outside. Wait staff is always pleasant. Price fixed prior to 6;00 pm is great value. Easy to sit and relax and chat with friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best trout almondine that I have ever eaten!!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a very nice outdoor table, great view of the beach, comfortable seating, good service and generous tasty portions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

As always, a brilliant evening at Avenue. We ordered from the pre-fixe menu--a great bargain available before 6:00 pm--and loved the selection of shrimp raw oysters and cherrystone clams, the octopus salad. The branzino main course was perfect as was the salmon, though the portion on the salmon was on the small side and could have used a bit more vegetables on the side. Desserts were excellent--Avenue's creme brulee and profiteroles--both highly recommended. A nice Muscadet accompanied the meal. Service was attentive and appropriate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very good, service can be a little more attentive

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The salmon was delicious and perfect cooking of the steak. Beautiful spot and very nice looking restaurant. No waiting and good service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Outstanding! Been coming here for years, the service, food & ambiance have always been consistent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Quality of entrees and service not in line with price points.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was great and the outside seating overlooking the ocean is quite breathtaking. The issue we found was the inflexibility of ordering appetizers and my son's meal prior to ordering the main courses as the order had to be made in its entirety. Not so much of a service issue but more of restaurant policy issue which we found a bit frustrating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Long Branch. The prix fixe menu is a delicious, amazing value.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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