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Avenue in Long Branch....?

Tapas52 May 7, 2009 07:08 AM

Well another restaurant on my list will be tried this weekend.....Nice website, menue......has anyone here been RECENTLY?


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  1. Tapas52 RE: Tapas52 May 8, 2009 01:34 PM

    Oh Boy all the mixed reviews Im hearing from great to hate.......guess Ill to find out for myself.

    1. shabbystorm RE: Tapas52 May 8, 2009 01:59 PM

      The Beautiful people....The beautiful people

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        Tapas52 RE: shabbystorm May 8, 2009 07:53 PM

        I just want beautiful food LOL

      2. njchowgal RE: Tapas52 May 10, 2009 08:59 AM

        Tapas52, i usually go to avenue for the "martini"s- they change seasonally and can be really great. i haven't had the food there in at least a year but i remember it being just ok for the price. please let me know how your experience is; i might add it back to the list.

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          Tapas52 RE: njchowgal May 10, 2009 02:23 PM

          njchowgal I surly will... going this week for dinner with friends.

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            Tapas52 RE: njchowgal May 12, 2009 05:04 AM

            njchowgal tomorrow night I'll give it a go with some friends....looking forward to it for sure....I'll report back for sure. Thank you for the tips.

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            aklein RE: Tapas52 May 12, 2009 08:36 AM

            should have been called Pretentious Avenue, maybe Ego Avenue, Self-Aware Avenue, Overpriced Avenue...

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              Tapas52 RE: aklein May 12, 2009 05:24 PM

              aklein.....as I stated I will give my honest reviews when I get home tomorrow night pro/con....the people taking me have been there 20 times & just love it.

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                Tapas52 RE: Tapas52 May 14, 2009 05:47 AM

                Le Avenue was fantastic last night....we got there for the happy hour and all Martini's were $5.00 at the bar.....then we were seated for dinner by a nice window table overlooking the Ocean, the ambience & buzz in the room was just right....service was spectactular & very attentive thoughout the meal. We opened with the Plateaux de Fruits de Mer Le Grand which was a stunning three foot high 3 tier iced tower of fresh seafood including Jumbo shrimp, Octapus salad, Little Neck clams, east & West coat Oysters, Mussles, with 3 dipping sauces including Cocktail, Minyette, Spicy mayonaise.......our entre was the Boeuf Bourguignon (Fresh Parpadelle, Red Wine Sauce, Braised Beef & Vegetables, Lardons) this dish was delicious with a super sauce......for desert I had the Creme` Brulee` perfectly made crisp charred top with a double expresso to top it off. Le Avenue was a winner for us....I will be back again for sure. Try It sometime on a weeknight I hear weekends are super crowded.!



                1. re: Tapas52
                  aklein RE: Tapas52 May 14, 2009 07:28 AM

                  glad you had a good experience... maybe I just caught them on a bad day, or my expectations were too high or just different.. will give it another try based on your review and hopefully prove myself wrong

                  1. re: aklein
                    Tapas52 RE: aklein May 14, 2009 08:31 AM

                    aklein try a Mon/Tue/Wed around 5:00pm...for happy hour & dinner less the weekend crowds.

                    have fun

                    PS. if you get a chance check out the 3rd floor Disco club...Swimming pool and deck with Bar & Fireplace.

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                      joonjoon RE: Tapas52 May 14, 2009 09:01 AM

                      Damn that's a 100$ froo de mer plate! I hope it was worth it. :) How was the portion? I love raw bars but they're so damn expensive!

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                        njchowgal RE: Tapas52 May 14, 2009 11:02 AM

                        there is a swimming pool in the club?!?

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                      equal_Mark RE: Tapas52 May 14, 2009 10:53 AM

                      Man, I hate websites that don't provide an option for turning off their crappy music...

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                        bgut1 RE: equal_Mark May 14, 2009 12:30 PM

                        joon - I was thinking the exact same thing. $100 is a little too rich for an appetizer platter unless it serves 8 to 10 people.

                        njchowgal - There is a pool upstairs at Avenue Nuit. http://www.leclubnuit.com/main.html

                        Mark - Although I like the music, you can turn it off by clicking on the equalizer graph thing.

                        Tapas - I can understand where you coming from. Although I somewhat enjoyed my one and only meal at Avenue and appreciated the decor of the restaurant, I have yet had a desire to return. As others have mentioned in prior threads on this topic, the service can be a bit snooty and the prices can be on the high side (as evidenced by the raw bar tower you enjoyed). I also have no interest in braving the summer crowds.

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                          seal RE: bgut1 May 14, 2009 01:05 PM

                          I know people who have also had an enjoyable experience at Avenue. However, I am not one of them.

                          I will gladly pay high end prices for great food and great service, but at Avenue I got neither. Perhaps the next place in that space will be better.

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                            Nicholasfan RE: seal May 14, 2009 07:15 PM

                            Sorry Seal, but there will be no other restaurant in that space. The owner of the Avenue is also the owner of the building and, in fact, the whole of Pier VIllage - Applied Development. So they'll be there long after you and I are gone!

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                  clcooke04 RE: Tapas52 Jun 18, 2009 07:52 AM

                  I just had my wedding at Avenue on June 6 and it was amazing, our guests are still raving about the food, the service was fabulous, we couldn't have asked for a better day! We have eaten there for lunch and dinner a few times and we haven't been disappointed.

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                    pmt1111 RE: clcooke04 Jul 20, 2010 06:39 AM

                    Went to Avenue last night and had a delightful experience. The food was really good, service was so attentive but not too much in your face, and the atmosphere was lovely. This is a place where they pay attention to every detail. The restaurant was immaculate!!
                    Can't wait to go back:)

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                    robbieZ RE: Tapas52 Aug 10, 2010 02:50 PM

                    Great place, great location, good food and wonderful bar. We are regulars and highly recommend the place although the prices are definitely on the high side. Enjoy!

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                    1. re: robbieZ
                      Tapas52 RE: robbieZ Aug 10, 2010 06:07 PM

                      We love it there also.....great seafood..
                      always a great dinning experience for us love the view also!

                      1. re: Tapas52
                        joonjoon RE: Tapas52 Aug 11, 2010 07:17 AM

                        I wish I had the bank to order a plate like that... yum!

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                          Tapas52 RE: joonjoon Aug 11, 2010 08:18 AM

                          joonjoon we order the "Le Royal Plateaux"
                          everytime we go for a starter.....simply delicious !!

                          1. re: Tapas52
                            joonjoon RE: Tapas52 Aug 11, 2010 11:04 AM

                            Well now that I know what you look like...don't be surprised if you see an asian dude just plop down next to you and start eating! :D

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                            MichelleM131 RE: joonjoon Aug 11, 2010 11:32 AM

                            I thought the SAME exact thing!!!! If you see a redhead wondering around, you'll know it's me.

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                              Tapas52 RE: MichelleM131 Aug 11, 2010 11:53 AM

                              joonjoon,michelle, altough I would love to meet you both sometime, I'm sorry to ruin the fantasy but I was the one taking the pictures with my friends.. :-)

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