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Apr 1, 2009 01:02 PM

Changes at The Avenue Grille

New chef and a name change.
The menu looks run of the mill stuff, chicken and veal parm, steak tips etc.
I understand the chef came from a North End restaurant.
imho the other chefs did a much better job.

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  1. We just moved into the neighborhood and had breakfast there twice last weekend. The first day I had the eggs benny, which was great. The poached eggs were perfect and the sauce had just the right amount of lemon served with a medium diced fried potatoes. Second morning I went with poached eggs with bacon and the same potatoes. The bacon was really tasty with just the right crispness -- possibly deep fried.

    The coffee was good and service was very friendly. We'll be back for sure.

    1. Haven't been to the Avenue in awhile, but I always enjoyed it there. Is there a change in ownership as well?

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      1. re: Pegmeister

        Not sure about a new owner, but the waitress did say they had a new manager and the breakfast chef was new to the breakfast shift.

        1. re: tallullah

          I think they are calling it Jake's.
          As far as I know it's still owned by one of the Baker Bros.

      2. What's the new name of the place?

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        1. re: hiddenboston

          I *think* the sign says "New Avenue Grill". I'll verify later today.

          1. re: tallullah

            I don't think we can handle a name change like that. How will we ever remember it? :-b

            1. re: hiddenboston


              I didn't get over there today. I want to try out the taco place next door, so I'll confirm tomorrow.

          2. re: hiddenboston

            Janzy is right, the printed menu's in the window say Jake's. The sign on the store front still says The Avenue Grill. Unfortunately they also have a sign in the window saying they will no longer serve breakfast. Too bad.

          3. Yikes! That's where I was going to dinner tonight. Think I'll wait for more indepth reviews. Hope it works out. I liked Lauren and crew. Always a serviceable spot.

            1. I live right around the corner. I went there 2 Saturdays ago. Was it "new" then? I would never have noticed.

              Taco Real is pretty good.....