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Avenue

4.4
1590 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Good for a Date (14)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
3-Course Prix Fixe Menu
Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 759-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Josh Sauer
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Covered garage pay parking, and valet parking available.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1590 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I met two friends for lunch here. They do not live in the area, and I knew they would love Avenue as much as I do. Our waiter was exceptional, the food was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I’ve been to Avenue many times and have always enjoyed the experience. We go there for many special occasions but this was a very poor evening especially for Valentines Day. The lobster pasta was lacking any lobster flavor much less seeing a spec of it. Literally you would never know. It was a creole lobster ravioli and the only flavor was lemon.
The amuse Bouche was terrible - cold and presented like an after thought. The waiter just dropped it on our table like they were 2 leftover, cold mini pastries.
The dessert was great however and beautifully presented. Delicious cocktails too but both our entrees were awful and please don’t ever serve that amuse bouche again! Very disappointed.

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MartinaL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We’ve had numerous meals at The Avenue. However, we won’t likely be back for some time as the food was barely palatable.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines Day dinner,food was good,portions were very small for the price. I get it Valentines Day

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Deartome (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Settled us in a small table inches from another while they had several tables with better views that never had diners, Rude and cold reception....never again.

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LarryM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food as a reasonable cost. Had an issue with the valet parking which was handled by management.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed a quiet Valentine dinner, in front of the fire place and views of the ocean.

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vipZap81 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing! The escargot was good but needed some more flavor. The steak tartare appetizer was amazing! The fish entree dishes were both well prepared and delicious. The drinks were good but a little too sweet for my taste. Great ambience and location. Great for a special occasion or date night.

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Mike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were seated in a cozy, quiet, romantic booth facing the fireplace it was wonderful.
We ordered from the Prix Fixe menu it is a great value.
We had Macaroni Gratin, Boeuf Bourguignon and Créme Brûlée it was all very good comfort food.
The service was prompt, friendly and attentive.
We enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Brunch here is the best!!

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vret (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food very good & service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly & bar happy hour impressive.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The place is really nice, vibrant and open. The food was bland lacked flavor, something changed in the kitchen because I remember this place use to be outstanding when it came to flavor. I hope they bring back some talent in the Kitchen. Overall it's still a very nice upbeat place to visit with a nice wine list. Things are a little overpriced so come prepared to spend around $120-150 per person for a proper meal with average wine. I would give the place a chance for it has great potential. Just needs to add flavor back into it's food...

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Bikechick (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Been to Avenue many times and happy to find the food is still great! the Prix fixe is great but beware the drinks run the check up fast!

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cgaml (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner. Food was excellent, but we find the service to be lacking whenever we dine at Avenue.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We were here for Thanksgiving and enjoyed it so much that we came back again for Christmas Eve!

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Kevin (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We had Christmas Eve Brunch. The drinks were delicious, the food was on point, and the staff was very attentive. We had a wonderful experience overlooking the ocean and will definitely be back!

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patw (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent! Went for a birthday and everything stood out.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is good and the restaurant is beautiful.

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vipWeKnowGoodEats (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 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.

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CheryB (Atlantic City)
5.0  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

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gvbeme (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

great food, great service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The best restaurant week menu! Best beet salad ever!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

My visit was enjoyable. Food and service were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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Brandl (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipSusan (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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