Denver >Food & Dining > Avenue Bar & Grill
Always good.. This is a great place to bring people from out of town. Excellent food in a fun neighborhood.
Excellent food, service could be warmed up a bit.. When I meet my Park Hill friends at an in between place we often go to Ave Grill. Meals are really heavy and that’s a good thing for most people. My favorite is the Caesar salad with salmon. Wine list is excellent, but on the high side. No apologies….I’m thrifty. But when you dine out 4 nights a week, you tend to expect more. I love the ambiance. It’s swank and warm, but not Brown Palace swank. The Brown in on the stuffy side. Perfect for a date, business meeting or just for the hell of it. Great people watching place at lunch time or on a Friday.
This has been my 'go to' place for years now! I'll go here for nice dinners, casual weekend lunches, or for a much needed happy hour! Their food is delicious and their martinis are making my mouth water just thinking about them. Friendly staff - from the Managers to the bussers, I've never had an issue with service. For those of you that think this place might be too expensive or too "fancy" - just try it out... think San Francisco Bistro, with a Denver attitude.
If you haven't hit happy hour here yet, do it. $5 select martinis, small plates & small dessert portions are perfect for your belly and wallet. Dillon or Jonas behind the bar makes for a great evening. Trust me.
For a nice relaxed and sophisticated dining experience check out Ave. Grill. The Avenue Grill in down town Denver is a sweet little get away. With it's low lights, quiet atmosphere and very helpful and polite staff it made for a remantic dinner. The menu is fairly limited, but the food is excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly, and my husband said the scallops were devine.
Super dependable with many regulars. It's a good default when you want a cozy window view and glass of wine!.
I've been going for over ten years. Lunch or dinner. Both dependable. Only complaint is dishes can be over-sauced and too much butter, but just speak up they will accomodate. Great atmosphere. You can almost always get a window seat and if you're alone, it's even more recommended. Sometimes I feel a bit out of place dinning alone. But here it's very zen to sit with a glass of wine and read or people watch.
Super fresh salads, service is not always the best, but I've never had a serious complaint, or if you know what I mean....really been mistreated.
I would recommend this place for a date with friends, spouse, or even a romantic evening. Kids would fit in just fine, I've just never seen any. It can get loud but not so loud that you can't converse. They have a great sparkling wine by the glass.
Parking is no problem. There's a lot on the north side of 17th.
PS.....Chocolatte bread pudding is a small portion and nice way to end the meal.
Never lets us down. I love Ave Grill. We celebrate every occassion we can there. We were there last week for a birthday and the service was wonderful. The entrees were all perfect. The pork chop is to die for and has not changed in the last few years that we have been going there. I will admit that the dessert menu needs to be more homemade and changed up. It is lacking. For instance the Key Lime is not worth the money. But the bread pudding is great as well as the frangelico tart. The wine list as well as the bartenders are great. I hope that Ave Grill never changes. They are perfect just the way they are. We go there at least once a week too!
Poor service, lousy food and service. Expensive, waited forever and way below average food. Service was even worse and overcharged for drinks...ice tea charges each time and no refills we were told. How expensive is it to refill an ice tea? Will not go back ...waste of time and money! VERY DISPLEASED
It only takes one bad experience.....
What a disappointment! Weve had several nice dinners at the Avenue Grill, and considered it a reliable place for a good meal.
Our most recent -and last- meal was an unmitigated disaster. An overwhelmed wait person. An inexplicably tough steak (for $24??). And a floor manager that was virtually AWOL. It was obvious that our wait person was in the weeds. Several tables in her section were seated at the same time. She was trying her best to get control of the situation. All the while the manager was acting as bar back and strolling through the restaurant, never making eye contact with the customers. Is he afraid to hear how mediocre the food is? How slow the kitchen is?
Its never easy to tell a waitperson that youre not satisfied with the food. She was apologetic, but it took her a very long time to confer with the manager about the problem. The resolution: ? off my meal. The manager never stopped by our table to acknowledge the problem, ask for feedback, or apologize. Sadly, it felt like they just didnt care. Was it an off night? Im not sure, and I guess I myself just dont care enough to try again.
Amazing dining experience.. My wife and I were with a friend who always talks this place up. Well, one night we were at a nearby bar and he started talking about the Avenue Grill again. We caved in and decided that we would all go. I was in typical street-wear and I was a little reluctant to trying this place out. When I peered in the window I saw a very well dressed, well mannered wait-staff, nice romantic lighting, and lots of people dressed up. I thought I would get a lot of weird looks from the wait-staff when i walked in, but it didn't happen. They treated us just like everybody else. This may have been the best service I've ever had. Our server was extremely knowledgable. He knew about every item on the menu and gave us great recommendations. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Our glasses always had water and he knew exactly when to come check on us. Very very good service - i was very impressed. The food was very delicious as well. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the soup dish I had (never heard of it, tried it on a whim) but it had mussels, shrimp and halibut in a tomato based soup with herbs and spices. It was nothing short of amazing. Everyone else loved their dinner as well. My wife had a chicken salad, which was really good. Our friend Jason had a spicy asian noodle dish, that was especially amazing. For an appetizer we had Rockefeller Oysters which were out of this world. This isn't a cheap place to eat, but all things considered it's a great value. Ah yeah, I have to mention one last thing... Our entrees came with a dinner salad. The Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing was the best Vinaigrette i've ever had! Unusually thick for a vinaigrette, but amazingly good. I highly recommend this place!!!
Avoid. Usually AG is wonderful but we took friends from out of town for a late lunch. Over cooked, strange flavor on stake, OVERCHARGED for Ice Teas "We charge for each class and NO free refill" $8 for 4 glasses of ice tea for 2 people. Will NOT return EVER AGAIN...lousy service and attitude with staff !!! Dirty Glassware and water spilled on table and floor when served. A nightmare!!!! $100 wasted...
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