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May 7, 2009 07:08 AM

Avenue in Long Branch....?

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

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

    1. The Beautiful people....The beautiful people

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      1. 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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        1. re: njchowgal

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

          1. re: njchowgal

            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.

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

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            1. re: aklein

     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.

              1. re: Tapas52

                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

                  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

                    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.

                    1. re: Tapas52

                      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!

                      1. re: Tapas52

                        there is a swimming pool in the club?!?

                    2. re: Tapas52

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

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        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.

                        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.

                        1. re: bgut1

                          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.

                          1. re: seal

                            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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