Welcome to Avenue. We’ve taken what was best about Pomme Restaurant and Pomme Cafe & Wine Bar and have combined them in one space.A friendly welcome, a generous spirit and considerate attention come together at Avenue Restaurant. We are here every day from early morning until late at night. We are here for good things to eat and drink, friendly and attentive service and to provide a welcoming place. Our intent is to tempt you. Our aim is your comfort and satisfaction.
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, European
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Custom menus available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and receptions.
Street parking with a free (after 5:00 pm) municipal lot across the street. Other lots within walking distance.
Metro Link stop three blocks to the south.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bridal and baby showers
Other private events
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Avenue offers The Apple Room for private events for 45 guests seated or 65 standing. This space offers a fireplace along with its own bar, entrance and outdoor patio. We also offer our main dining room and bar area for larger groups, and the entire restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Avenue Ratings and Reviews
The food was delicious. Experience was ...
The food was delicious. Experience was disappointing because the bar crowd was sooo loud. It was over an hour after happy hour was over and there was still a large crowd present that was definitely not using their inside voices. Very disruptive for conversation. We asked to be seated in the back dining room and this was somewhat better but still too noisy for the prices Avenue charges.
The wine list was odd. Except for about 8 wines which you could order by the glass, all other wines were sold by bottle only.
Our server was very good. Attentive but didn't hover.
Perhaps eating there on a night with no happy hour would be better but I certainly couldn't recommend eating there on a Friday night.
My wife and I dined at Avenue for lunch, ...
My wife and I dined at Avenue for lunch, our first time there. The brisket sandwich was very tender, but needed more flavor. Fries were greasy. Also, the filling of the sun-dried tomato and spinach quiche was dry, and and the crust, which appeared to be store-bought, was soggy. We definitely won't return. We doubt this new restaurant will last.
Always dependable for a business lunch. ...
Always dependable for a business lunch. Great variety on the menu to meet any taste, convenient location, easy parking across the street, in good weather a choice of eating inside or outside, good service that senses your needs and time constraints.
Such a pretty resturant and excellent fo ...
Such a pretty resturant and excellent food to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. It was a little loud and hard to hear eachother for a group of 8 people because the back area was closed off for a private event so resturant was smaller. Service was so good and would go back in heart beat!
We were in town for an engagement celebr ...
We were in town for an engagement celebration. Flying home Sunday afternoon, we required a good meal before heading to the airport. Avenue was suggested & we weren't disappointed. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Food was delicious.
This was a mediocre experience. The par ...
This was a mediocre experience. The parking was difficult (on a Sunday!), and the waitress just didn't get it. We had no eating utensils, the meal was not served in full, and we requested a dinner menu, which was not brought to us Ina timely manner. This is a Clayton restaurant, and I expect more, as I am paying for it.
I ordered a dirty martini. Did not call ...
I ordered a dirty martini. Did not call my alcohol. The bartender took it upon himself to charge me for the most expensive vodka. If I didn't call my brand, it is my understanding that I'm ok with house. Server took off $3 and still charged me for premium vodka. That is taking advantage of your customer.
This is our third time at Avenue and eac ...
This is our third time at Avenue and each time the food has been great and every dish ordered has been enjoyed. The servers are there when you need them, but not intrusive. The menu is on the small side but certainly complete enough for every taste.
We had six people meeting for dinner. Av ...
We had six people meeting for dinner. Avenue was so accommodating, including allowing separate checks. The service was perfect. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much, but really the service and the friendliness of the staff made all the difference, and started off a three day weekend get together with the right spirit.
I had the chilled crab over pea mint purée and I am already trying to figure out how I can make it myself. I was able to taste the roast chicken, and the corn risotto off another person's plate, and the chicken was delicious and moist, and the risotto had incredible flavor. Others had fish dishes they enjoyed. Truly, everyone was very happy.
Overall, an enjoyable meal. My wife orde ...
Overall, an enjoyable meal. My wife ordered the Vegetable Ragout which was a special followed by the Trout Amandine, both recommended by the waitress. The Ragout was terrific and a nice size for sharing OR for one person. We can't recommend the trout which tasted of fried vegetable oil and was fishier than expected. I ordered a glass of Malbec, a cup of the Qazpacho and the MahiMahi, an evening special the waitress raved about. She also suggested samples of the Malbec first as well as the new Pinot Noir that Avenue had just begun offering by the glass and was her new favorite. The pinot Noir was definitely a better wine so I ordered a glass. The Gazpacho was good but pureed and not something that I would order again although I also finished it so take that for whatever it's worth. It was good but not amazing or as refreshing as I am accustomed. The MahiMahi was excellent and although not a large serving probably worth the $30 price tag, particularly in the Midwest. I had a second glass of the Pinot Noir with the meal. The dessert menu looked good but we decided to go elsewhere. Throughout the meal our waitress was very helpful. I ordered the check and was the only surprise was that the glass of Pinot Noir was $15/glass. I wouldn't have ordered it had I known the price tag because the Malbec that I had actually ordered was also quite good and had been $9/glass. I hadn't paid attention to price because the glasses I saw were all in the $9-12 range which seemed reasonable. The up-sell on the wine wasn't worth disputing and I still tipped 20% on the bill but the experience detracted from the overall experience. The only other thing worth mentioning was that we had decided to sit outside because the weather was in the high 70's and really wonderful for once. Generally it was a good decision except that people periodically stood in doorways immediately north of us smoking cigarettes and the smell was distinct enough that it drew our attention to them in the first place.
Good food, pleasant ambience, convenient ...
Good food, pleasant ambience, convenient location, good service. Have enjoyed brunch but dinner has more options and combines a bistro atmosphere with some of the pleasures of the French underpinnings that we enjoyed at Pomme.
This was our first visit to Avenue. We ...
This was our first visit to Avenue. We knew we liked Bryan Carr's other restaurants, so we had pretty high expectations.
The meal was terrific. The food was inventive (we both had the crab on a puree of peas) and the main courses were wonderful. The restaurant has achieved a very pleasant balance between being informal and being focussed on high quality.
The room noise was higher than we would have liked, but the tables were far enough apart that the noise was a general noise... we did not feel we were forced to be in any other table's conversation.
We will definitely go back, and we will recommend Avenue to our friends.
Avenue was our last stop during Clayton' ...
Avenue was our last stop during Clayton's Summer Restaurant Week, and it was the best of the places we tried. Happy hour is not to be missed, as it features a selection of $2 appetizers. Where can you get $2 anything?? The entire staff was very friendly, offered good advice as to their menu favorites and provided attentive, really efficient service. The executive chef appeared in the dining room several times to make sure everyone was enjoying their meals and offer thanks for choosing Avenue.
Really good food, really engaged staff and an overall great dining experience. We'll be back.
We tried out the restaurant during Clayt ...
We tried out the restaurant during Clayton Restaurant Week. My husband ordered soup as his first course and added oysters. They brought both out together immediately like dinner would be coming out right behind it. 40 minutes later still no dinner. Finally it came out and my dish was very good. My husband's was ok. We might try it again but we wouldn't rush back.
Really good food, prix fixe menu was yum ...
Really good food, prix fixe menu was yummy and the service was fun, warm, and very attentive. I only wanted one more 1/2 glass of wine and our waiter came with the bottle and poured me a half-glass, fabulous! Nice broad menu-pasta, chicken, fish, pork and filet's--literally something for everybody. Delish heirloom tomato salad, so good I wanted to lick the plate. All in all a wonderful dinner. Highly recommend.
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