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Avenue Grill, 1st time

pasta Jan 13, 2009 10:13 AM

Haveing dinner here with a friend tonight as it is close to a meeting she is attending.
Any advice or recommendations? Thank you.

  1. MC Slim JB Jan 13, 2009 10:52 AM

    Expect a very modest, casual, family type of place with big portions of Italian-American food at recession-friendly prices. Some fried apps, big salads, sandwiches, giant plates of pasta, a few meaty entrees. I think the chef is Greek, so you may spot some Greek influences here and there, notably on specials. Dinner ends pretty early, around 9pm (they're open for breakfast and lunch, too). Beer and wine. A nice little neighborhood place, doesn't get much play here.

    1. hiddenboston Jan 13, 2009 11:15 AM

      I like the gnocchi with meatballs there. The red sauce is very good (as are the gnocchi), and the meatballs are outstanding.

      It's a very small place, and like MC says, it's a bit overlooked on this board (and in general).

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      1. re: hiddenboston
        pasta Jan 13, 2009 11:39 AM

        Interesting. Thanks for the info. I will let you know tomorrow.

      2. CocoDan Jan 14, 2009 04:37 AM

        I like this place. They'll cook to your needs, and do it well. Try the homemade cake for desert. Yum!

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          Pegmeister Jan 14, 2009 04:45 AM

          Chicken in a garlic cream sauce on spinach raviolis with a nice bottle of wine, or the gnocci or the mixed grill or... In other words, this is a great little neighborhood place. Oh, and also try their carrot cake.

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          1. re: Pegmeister
            pasta Jan 14, 2009 07:16 AM

            At the 11th hour our plans got switched to next Tuesday, so I'll report next week. Thanks for all the info, sounds like a little charm of a place.

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