23 Ocean Ave. (Melrose Terrace) Send to Phone
732-759-2900 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
OpenLunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
- Heart-healthy dishes
- Romantic setting
- Private room(s)
- Full bar
- Reservations suggested
- Outdoor dining
- Open late Sat.
- Valet parking (Fri.-Sun.), parking lot & parking garage
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Avenue Restaurant Review: Spacious, grand and airy, Avenue is a designer’s dream with every door and every window --- ceiling to floor --- allowing a glorious view of the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant makes a big impression, and it isn’t only the look of the place. The kitchen measures up as well with contemporary French cooking by chef Dominique Filoni, late of St. Tropez, who has a light touch. He crafts such classics as salade Niçoise pretty as a picture with fresh seared rare tuna atop Bibb lettuce that has been dressed with lemon vinaigrette. The anchovies are fresh, and fingerling potatoes and haricots verts cooked just right. Each weekday features a special --- the important one to remember is the bouillabaisse, a veritable aquarium of seafood, available on Wednesdays. North Atlantic Cod might be accompanied by cauliflower, poached oysters, caviar and beurre blanc. Hors d’oeuvres such as grilled octopus offer a memorable start to the meal. The wine list, more than 900 selections strong, draws from the great wine growing regions with a heavy emphasis on French and domestic selections. The bar is lively, due in great part to the creative modern cocktails served there.