Fifth Avenue Syndicate

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Located in The Axis Hotel, The Fifth Avenue Syndicate is a French-inspired bistro that honors the cocktail culture of the 1920’s – featuring classic nostalgic mixology and inventive chef cuisine. The Bistro & Bar is named after the group of businessmen known as “the Syndicate” who funded and planned the original Fifth Avenue Building project. As the focal part of the lobby, The Fifth Avenue Syndicate is a large part of portraying the 1920’s experience for guests of The Axis Hotel. The history, mood, design and menu create an iconic experience for both hotel guests and local patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We thought the drinks tasted off, food was great. Positions good. Service okay.

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vipgracefultraveller
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Real gem in the middle of downtown Moline. We enjoyed our food, and our cocktails. The bartender knows his/her stuff! I asked for the slightly obscure “Sidecar,” and it was correctly made. The onion dip appetizer is fantastic. I would highly recommend Fifth Avenue Syndicate.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded 6 days ago

It means so much to us that you took the time to post such a wonderful review! We absolutely love hearing from our guests and we are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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MariahB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service from our waiter was excellent! However; our food took over an hour to come out and it was room temperature when it did come out.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on September 15, 2020

Mariah, we are very sorry that your meal took so long to come and when it was delivered it was served hot. I hope you took the chance to let your server know while you were dining with us - we are always happy to make it right!

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vipJenM
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrees were foodie excellent! The steak frites were medallions of fillet mignon. The medallions were consistent and to the desired medium rare temp! I was amazed to watch the bartender mix drinks and wait the tables, not missing a beat in this covid world. The Syndicate is situated in a boutique hotel, I wish we had stayed at. A dining experience so unexpected in Rock Island!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on September 14, 2020

Jen, thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate that you stopped in to dine with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was an awesome server and the food was fabulous. Highly reccommend

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hello, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for the amazing feedback.

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TerrenceB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

need more staff given customers

portions could be larger

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on July 14, 2020

Terrence, thank you for providing your review. We value our customer's feedback and I assure you that your comments have been shared with our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique dining experience. Limited menu...but excellent quality. Some fun cocktails. Overall, very nice.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon, cheers!

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MisiB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The server was slow getting back to us to get us a new cocktail. After receiving our check, it was over 20 minutes before she came back to get my credit card for payment. We were very dissatisfied with our server.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate and we'd like to sincerely apologize that your server was not as attentive as she should have been! We take guest feedback very seriously and I want you to know that we're addressing this with our team members. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to give you a 5-Star experience, we'd love to welcome you back!

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Jean
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice surroundings, I list quiet because there were only a couple of tables filled while I was there. We had the appetizers and fully intended on ordering an entree but the portions were so generous, we were too full to eat anymore, but will go back and try other foods. The sliders were delicious, the fried avocado slices and dip, the mushroom dish, and the goat cheese appetizer were all delicious. They have a social hour between 3-6 Monday - Friday, appetizers are half price and well worth it.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much, Jean! We love that you were able to make a meal out of our appetizers :) Looking forward to welcoming you back to try some of our entrees very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Excellent food and service

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate! We're very happy to see that you enjoyed the food and service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! A great QC Restaurant Week experience!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much! We're so happy you were able to dine with us during QC Restaurant Week and we look forward to seeing you for more visits in the future!

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BobL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Beautiful place. Very friendly, attentive service. Menu has a lot of options. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and some great entree choices. Our steak frites and cognac shrimp main courses were both excellent. Highly recommend.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the glowing review, Bob! We're thrilled to see that you had a 5-Star experience with us and that you enjoyed everything from our ambiance to our array of food! Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to having you dine with us again in the future!

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Ozarkpropetywannabees
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went on a sunday night. 3 items on menu were unavailable making it hard to select dinner choices. Appetizer was tasty and so was the dessert.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate, and while we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your appetizer and dessert, I want to apologize that the entrees you were interested in trying were unavailable the night you dined with us! I appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we will certainly address this with our management and culinary teams.

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Denny
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty, the sauces used with the dishes were very decadent. It would have been a five star review if the dishes would have been served hotter, we dishes were just served just warm.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, Denny! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your dishes but we'll be sure to address your concerns with both our service and culinary teams. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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TomD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except our sever must be a heavy smoker.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the 5-Star review, Tom! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and I want you to know that we're definitely going to be addressing that with the entire service team. We definitely understand how off-putting the smell of smoke can be to guests and certainly do not want another guest to have that same experience!

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Mitmeg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were sitting in close to door and was cold through dinner. It took over 20 mins to get a drink. Food was pretty good. Meatloaf was tasty but a little dry. Overall we would try it again.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback surrounding your most recent visit and we'd like to apologize that you experienced slow service. Please know that we're addressing your concerns with our team and we're so happy to hear that you're willing to dine with us again! I'm confident that we'll exceed your expectations the next time around!

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Suds
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices, the manager Austin is awesome. I will definitely come back to this place.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed everything about your experience and we'll be sure to pass your praises along to Austin - we think he's pretty great, too!

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner. My halibut was very tender, with a tasty cucumber/pickled mushroom accompaniment. The crispy Brussels sprouts were amazing! Steve enjoyed his burger, tasty and not outsized. I didn’t mind the noisy chatter from other diners, but found the big screen TVs distracting. I’d far prefer no TVs. Otherwise an appealing, energetic atmosphere with French bistro art. Service was good.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, Jane! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and the overall ambiance of our bistro + bar and we look forward to seeing you many more times in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks. Waitress was perfect. Hotel shuttle dropped us off at the Tax Slayer for a concert. Very nice perk for patrons just coming for dinner and not staying at the hotel.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your experience, from the service to our shuttle to the TaxSlayer Center. We hope you enjoyed the concert and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Our waitress was not very accommodating, and was instantly inattentive when a couple of the drinks were not quite the way they were described to her. We noticed she had no intention of making right or discussing with the bar tender-we eventually flagged down the Manager. Bingo it was taken care of! She also had no educated opinion on the menu to help out individual tastes. This is the wrong job for her!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate and I'd like to sincerely apologize that it fell short of expectations. While it does seem like some additional training is needed in this case, I'm thrilled to hear that you were able to speak with a manager during your visit and they were able to take care of your concerns! We will certainly be addressing your feedback with our management and service team members. We hope to see you again!

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vipWine4Dinner
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was tasty and well presented and our waitress and waiter friendly and helpful. A nice place to go for a good meal.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything about your experience - from the ambiance to your food! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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vipLmc6161
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting our son in Davenport and selected Fifth Avenue Syndicate to celebrate both my husband and sons shared birthdays. It was an unexpected surprise given the location of the restaurant being in an area that feels like a lobby. Do not be fooled as the food and service were outstanding! We each had different entrees and all were excellently prepared. The entrees were the Bouillabaisse, Seared Salmon and the Steak and Frites. The appetizer we selected was the Tri Mushroom Sauté. This appetizer was amazing and I will be trying to duplicate it at home. I will be fortunate if I can even come somewhat close to the Fifth Avenues preparation! Outstanding visit and we look forward to another visit when we return to visit our son!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 20, 2020

Wow - what a glowing review! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about the wonderful experience you had celebrating both your husband and son's shared birthdays! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you chose to dine with us and had a memorable experience. We're already looking forward to seeing you upon your return to the Quad Cities!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on February 12, 2020

We're absolutely thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate! Thank you for the great review and for your patronage.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, service was great and prompt. We had a very nice evening, quiet enough to converse and just enjoy our evening.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Bill - you know what else is phenomenal? You! Thank you for the outstanding review and we're thrilled to hear that you had a 5-Star experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate. Looking forward to seeing you for another visit very soon. Cheers!

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vipBriarfolks
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice modern, open space but the 4 of us were seated at a round table with 2 of us on the bench seat. We had to sit somewhat twisted and off the edge to be up to the table. We did have a reservation so they knew we were coming.
We ordered a nice bottle of wine and our waitress did not know how to use the wine opener.....we helped her. She did not pour a taste first, just filled all 4 glasses.
The food was very good and great prices. We will be back but hopefully they will do some training of their hostess and wait staff.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate! While we're happy to see that you enjoyed the majority of your visit, we will certainly address your concerns with our service team. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and look forward to seeing you in the future. Cheers!

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Purdue1foodie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The only glitch was that my special request I had included when booking through Open Table did not get communicated to the restaurant. So, I had to ask the waiter about getting candles added to dessert as we were celebrating & they were not aware we were celebrating a special occasion. So that was a bit of a bummer, but the food, service & atmosphere were fantastic!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We apologize for the glitch in communication, but we're happy to hear that everything worked out :) Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasion at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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vipDonnaB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! Great food and great atmosphere!

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Donna! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, cheers!

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jeffh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for 6:45 on Sat. People waiting but we were showed immediately to our table. Great service, great food, love the meatloaf. Lotsa fun. will be back

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the 5-Star review, Jeff! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything about your Fifth Avenue Syndicate experience. And, we agree, the meatloaf is pretty great :) Cheers!

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Pumpkin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

My husband loved his cognac shrimp. My ribeye with fingerling potatoes were not good at all. Ribeye was charred and the potatoes didn't have any flavor at all. I was so very disappointed. It was all very expensive. The access to the women's bathroom was not handicap friendly. The door was too heavy to get into it.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review about your visit! While I'm happy to hear that your husband enjoyed his Cognac Shrimp, I'm very sorry that your dish did not live up to expectations. We certainly do not want any of our guests walking away feeling disappointed in their experience and I want you to know that your feedback has been shared with both our culinary and executive team members. We hope you'll choose to dine with us again in the future!

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JoeT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh, overpriced and unfantastic. Chicken was ok, noodles were cold and cheap, not durable like cavatappi should be. Underwhelming.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Joe, thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate and I'm sorry to see that it did not meet expectations. We certainly do not want any guests's meals to come out cold and I hope you had the opportunity to speak with your server or manager because we're always willing to make it right! I want to assure you that your feedback has been shared with both our executive and culinary team members to ensure that another guest does not have this same experience.

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MichaelK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived for our reservation and Hostess mentioned that they don't take reservations. However, she did state the reservation gave us preferred seating of which we had our choice of available tables. Wait staff was very attentive to our needs, and started us off with a couple of their delectable cocktails of the Prohibition period. They even made me a scofflaw cocktail also of the prohibition period when I asked them. It was prepared and served by the manager on duty and it was delicious. The menu is very straight forward and printed upon a newspaper style sheet. We started with a salad course of the Caesar and the House. Both came out timely and were very well done. I had a medium rare rib eye while my wife had the shrimp. Both meals were done to perfection and came to the table hot. The final was a shared Creme Brule which came out warm with fresh fruit berries on top. We were never rushed or pushed, our pace was our own and everything fit. Atmosphere was excellent, staff were excellent, and they made us feel right at home. We will return and highly recommend the Syndicate to our friends.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding review, Michael! We're thrilled to see that you had a 5-Star dining experience at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate and enjoyed everything about your meal - from the salads to our delicious creme brulee! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and look forward to seeing you for many more visits in the near future - cheers!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations with OpenTable but the restaurant did not have our reservation and my impression was that she didn't know anything about OpenTable reservations.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Jim, while we're very happy to see that you enjoyed your overall experience I want to assure you that we will share your feedback with our executive and service team members. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Fifth Avenue Syndicate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time but we well definately be back. The salt and smoke cocktail was amazing. We had the meatloaf and bouillabaisse and both were very good. The atmosphere is nice and while it is in the hotel lobby as locals we still enjoyed it.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We're so happy that you enjoyed our French-inspired food and craft cocktails and we're already looking forward to your next visit, cheers!

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Fifth Avenue Syndicate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 640-0070.

Fifth Avenue Syndicate is rated 4.4 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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