The meal was great, but I got tripped up on the wine list. Thought I was buying a bottle for $37, but it turned out to be a 1/2 litre price. Bottle was $65. So watch the column for the actual price.
Boeuf Bourguignonne was good but the Zarzuela was wonderful.
Also a nice maple bourbon creme brule.
The food is excellent and the service is top notch. It is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant that I will visit again.
Okay, but just okay. The meal were average. Didn’t bring a side dish for one main course.
They called me the Saturday before to tell me that they had to cancel my reservation for 4 people on Monday because they were going to do some work to the restaurant.
I wasn't happy!
Excellent service, however I found the food to be of very poor quality. I ordered a baguette supposedly made with strip loin beef. It was 50 % fat. I did not enjoy it . The "au Jus" that accompanied it was more like a gravy made with onion soup mix. My friend ordered the burger and found it way too greasy.
Actually the day went was not the best experience I have for a casual dinner. I think we are the unfortunate table of all. We did not get our starters after waiting for almost an hour. Then our mains after another hour. Yes we are not happy to be waiting for so long, but the starters was good and figure main course should be too. So we just waited. Finally food came and is delicious. We later found out that due to some problems happen with the chefs a week ago, they need to look for backup and that is what happen. Well, waiting sucks but the food is good. I totally recommend this place but maybe wait for another few weeks when everything fall back into place will be excellent.
We enjoyed Avenue Bistro very much, lovely, food, wine and atmosphere.
Always very good value and a most cozy atmosphere. Food is excellent and tables are not too close together., which is a major plus and helps keep the sound level good. Staff very proficient.
Love this place. Little gem in Leaside. Try it
This is the 2nd time I have been to Avenue Bistro this month! Both occasions were excellent!
If you are looking for an imaginative French menu - you have come to the right place! The wine selection is great too - especially the local Chardonnay that could pass for a French one.
Had steak frites. Steak done just right. Good portion, not over-sized. A reliable kitchen and always friendly staff.
Fantastic wine recommendation from our waiter. Well made French food - I had a seafood stew with perfectly cooked seafood which is the mark of a good kitchen!
Service was rushed and not up to normal standards. Was in and out in about an hour. Had to ask for bread and cutlery. Food was just okay and not worth the $65 fixed price. Coq au vin was a minuscule chicken thigh with hardly any meat on the bone. Desert was delivered different than ordered and when questioned the waiter they said they had made a change....why they didn’t tell me this when I ordered it at the beginning of the meal was very odd. Will not be going back.
Fair for the price. The turbot was not fully cooked and luke warm. Our mistake not sending it back but we hate doing that as the meals get out of whack.
They weren't even open! Open Table should be more on the ball.
Great value for good quality food, always carefully prepared. Very pleasant staff.
Enjoyed my liver with onions, a favourite. Pleasant atmosphere. I will return.
My husband and I enjoyed the ambience, service and general feel of the restaurant. We both enjoyed our meals (dinner with salads, mains and a shared dessert). The food was tasty and well presented but my selection (steak frites) was far too salty!! The first bite burned my lips and tongue.
We have been to Avenue before and the food was good and it was this time as well. Service was lacking as we ordered coffee and after twenty minutes had to remind the waiter that we did not have coffee. By far the most upsetting occurrence was the pervasive sewer smell in the whole restaurant. We will now go elsewhere.
Raw chicken... rough said.
Food was removed from the bill, and wine was good, but nothing makes up for raw chicken.
Always a delight!
Great neighbourhood spot on the Bayview strip. Never disappoints.
Was disappointed with the French Toast I had. It was completely different then the last time. Last time it had wonderful cold whipped cream and fresh berries and this time it was a very strange tasting topping and no fresh fruit. Will still go back again but won’t be ordering the French Toast. The first time I had it, it was the best I’d ever had so I was really disappointed. Love this spot though.
service was excellent and the food was great too.
a little gem.
A pleasant French bistro with an interesting selection of wines and nice choice of lunch entrees.