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Avenue Restaurant Review: Spacious, grand and airy, the restaurant is a designer’s dream with every door, every window --- ceiling to floor --- allowing a glorious view of the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen measures up to the vistas with contemporary French and globally inspired cooking by chef Dominique Filoni, late of St. Tropez. The paella royale for two costs an eyebrow-raising $39 per person, but one whiff of the saffron rice topped with chorizo, lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp and English peas removes all doubt. Maine lobster “pot-au-feu” features root vegetables, tri-color cauliflower, lollipop kale, pearl onions, clams, lobster consommé, artichoke and blood orange marmalade. The raw bar deserves special note with petit, royal and grand plateau options --- two- or three-tiered platings that hold such treasures as East or West Coast oysters, littleneck clams, king crab legs and lobsters. The wine list, 500 selections strong, draws from great wine growing regions with an emphasis on French and domestic selections. The bar is lively, due in great part to the creative modern cocktails served there.