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Dec 15, 2010 07:37 AM

Need a review of this place: AVE 5 Restaurant & Bar

Anyone have any comments about this place in SD. Out of towner, needs to know. Thanks!!

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  1. Been several times, always good. Sometimes for lunch, once with another couple for dinner.

    The dinner's order was messed up- long wait for meal, and salads arived at the same time. Typical expediter screwup, but the mess was handled gracefully and the food was excellent.

    When my entree (that was sent back to the kitchen) reappeared after I enjoyed my salad, it was clearly freshly prepared- they did not just stick it under the red lights like a Denny's.

    Watching a good establishment deal with a mistake can be awful or enlightening- I thought they did a great job, and we were all quite satisfied.

    We should have stayed there rather than go on to the play...

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    1. re: Fake Name

      This is one of my favorite spots in the Uptown area.

      They have a reasonable happy hour from 6:00-8:00 M-F.

      What I like about Ave 5 are the posh yet comfortable atmosphere, the appetizers, the wine list, and the friendly staff.

      The mussels alone are reason to eat there. They have a divine mushroom pasta dish and really good desserts.


    2. I've been there once, but the food was amazing - the gnocchi were the best I've ever had. Important caveat - I grew up with the chef, so take my words with a slight grain of salt. Also, Groupon has a coupon for Ave 5 - $45 of food for $20.

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