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, 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
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.
I have been to Avenue many times (especi ...
I have been to Avenue many times (especially with my parents) and have always loved it until my most recent visit with a group of my friends who are all 25-30 years old on a Friday night. I was the one who suggested it because the food is always great and it is reasonably priced for a nice restaurant and it just has good, fun vibes & no one had been there before. I'm sad to say I will NEVER be back. The staff was that rude and seemed to be annoyed we were even there! There were only 2-3 other small tables in the whole restaurant but could care less that we were bringing them our business. I do have to say though the food, like always, was SO good!! I'm very sad for Avenue--hopefully their waiters & waitresses get an attitude adjustment because no one will want to go to a restaurant where they do not feel welcomed.
Server knew nothing about the menu. 25 ...
Server knew nothing about the menu.
25 minutes to get our mimosas.
Lemon blueberry pancakes were served to us raw ... Can't believe I had to send back pancakes in a restaurant.
It was Fathers Day but not over busy - was disappointed.
I live close by and wanted to love the place. This was my third attempt.
I ordered a salmon salad. It comes with ...
I ordered a salmon salad. It comes with potatoes, I requested none. I did ask for remaine lettuce, and for the salmon to be cooked well. The waiter came back and said it was cold salmon. With that said, I said okay. It literally came with a plate of lettuce with slices of lox on the top...nothing more, for $14.00. I don't care for lox, so I just ate the lettuce.
My friends egg white omelette and my other friend's turkey sandwich did look great though!
Great menu choices. So refreshing compa ...
Great menu choices. So refreshing compared to so many restaurants that are trying so hard to be different that they create unappetizing offerings. Not everyone wants goat cheese on everything, weird sauces, wild game, sweetbreads, etc.
The food was delicious and nicely presented. We don't normally do dessert but the apple crepe dish was outstanding. Drinks were great also, though a little on the high priced side. Everything else was reasonably priced.
Service was definitely sub-par. Often th ...
Service was definitely sub-par. Often thought they were brewing the beer we ordered.
Chef came out a few times when we had questions because those who ordered the same dish, had very different looks. Pasta was not good. Gnocchi appetizer was very good, but small.
simple but very good graduation lunch
we had a party of 9. service was very efficient, onion soup was excellent, omelets, bloody mary, french dip, salad nicoise were all very good and portions were large. We had 2 people on crutches and 3 elderly, and the restaurant sat us in a separate area, where everyone cld be comfortable and conversations cld be easily heard. Very pleasant lunch at reasonable prices -- exactly what we were looking for.
Appetizer of mussels was delicately seas ...
Appetizer of mussels was delicately seasoned and steamed to perfection. Mains were both outstanding, a fresh halibut and steak frites. Chocolate mousses was sublime.
Service was spotty. Various servers waited on us at different times, and we were sometimes neglected. Food was excellent.
A noisy space with lots of hard surfaces, but a warm and almost intimate feel.
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