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Avenue Kitchen & Bar

4.2
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459 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Our large outdoor seating area is open for full service. High energy and gracious, Avenue Kitchen and Bar is a place where one can enjoy terrific wines, cocktails and comforting, Latin-inspired cuisine from our seasoned and attentive staff.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 459 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.2
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobbyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They were out of Rye whiskey for our Manhattans. They couldn’t broil our crab cakes, because they don’t have a broiler. The margarita I ordered was so overly sweet and sugary, like a grocery store mix. Their ribs were $45 for a rack. They also had 8 pieces of fried chicken for $50. Way over priced. Ordered a half rack of ribs for $25, they were dry.

The vents above our table and the other tables in the bar were all Partially falling out of the ceiling and hanging down above our heads. Looking as if they would fall on top of us at any minute.

The bar looks like it hasn’t received any love over the years. Both the bar and the tables surrounding the bar are all beat up and in need of replacement or renovation. The table we were sitting at had a patio umbrella hole drilled out in the center. Why woukd a table inside the bar need that?

Our service was terrible. After waiting 10 to 15 minutes for service, we had to wait another 15 minutes for the first round of drinks to arrive. Almost a half an hour had gone by before we had gotten our drink order.

The wait for our meal was also a long endeavor. About 45 minutes. The server did not routinely stop by to check on us, to see if we needed Drink refills, or inquire as to how our meal was.

One last point of note, they have very little liquor stocked. They only had one bottle of bourbon in the entire bar. And it was Bullet. No other bourbon was available to order. Their selection was sad and sparse. As I previously mentioned, they didn’t even have rye whiskey for their Manhattan’s.

Overpriced, understaffed, poor service, never again.

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Courtney
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat at an outdoor high top table. There was more than enough space between tables. They also have tented seating in the street. We were promptly greeted and we ordered our drinks. After the drinks were served we ordered food. The food was good. Everything that was being served to other tables looked delicious. All in all, we had a great time. People also chose to sit downstairs. There were a few tables and people sitting at the bar. I’ll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Friendly courteous service.

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JTJones
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good and they had the tables inside socially distant from one another.

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RJHANNA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great but service was off for the outdoor seating, even though it wasn't that busy. My wife and I definitely would have bought a few more cocktails if given the opportunity. Brought the food with no silverware, had to wait to get the servers attention again. It might have just been an off night for the server or kitchen so I would give it another shot.

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vipFedhill22
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a little a cold cold. But the food was amazing !!! Drinks and wine list were simplified since last time we were there but still enjoyable.

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kidsdogs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overcharged for wine and didn’t tell us covid gratuity was in bill and of course I tipped again. Shrimp tacos terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I low rated the service because it took a while for a waiter to come to our table after we had been seated. Other people arrived after us and received service before us. Then we had an issue when the bill arrived. Overall the food was great though.

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AlexisS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

All of our food was really good. The mimosas were great i just wish that when you order the bottomless, they should just automatically give you a pitcher so you don’t have to keep asking for refills.

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Avenue
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I ordered the corn, Brussels and crab cakes. The food was okay, needed more seasoning. I did not care for the brussels and I am a brussel fanatic but the brussels were a little to hard for me and did not have a usual salt/sweet taste like I am used too. The corn on the cob stuck to me teeth. I twas very chewy and lot like the crisp corn that you usually just bit of the cob. The crab cakes were delicious. They were full of meat and seasoned well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience...everyone was nice

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TimR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Neither the food nor the service were very good. Also, I have never had the gratuity added to a check for a table of just two people! No way I would have tipped that amount for the experience we had...very frustrating.

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vipFedhill22
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really on point. Great steak, scallops cooked perfectly and they had a Chilean Sea Bass special that was out of this world ! Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It just wasn’t a good night for them.

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TashaC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT! We will be returning. I want to try everything on the menu.

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vipRitaluvstoeata
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Thank you Avenue for excelling at fining during this time!

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DarrylB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Steak was awesome. Cooked perfectly medium. I would have just skipped the steak sauce, since I like to appreciate the true flavor of the meat. My wife had the chicken and waffles. Top notch. The waffle was great even with the Chipotle syrup. The Brussel sprouts were amazing. This was my second time having the. And the main reason we decided to visit again. The grapefruit crush was fantastic. Along with the Prickly Pear margarita. My wife and I will definitely be back.

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vipGlenH
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7:30 reservation for 4 and we were seated promptly. 30 minutes later we were still sitting there with our ice waters with absolutely no service whatsoever. No drink orders even taken. Completely ignored. Walked out. We are trying hard to try to keep our local neighborhood joints in business but maybe this one isn’t worth saving. Very disappointing Saturday night out.

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PatriciaA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

In the era of Covid 19, we had a covered table in the street! No worries, the great food more than made up for the setting. Best grilled octopus dish ever, and who knew I loved quinoa! My dining partners really enjoyed their burger & fried chicken. Old school fried chicken was a huge portion with choice of sides. Desserts of key lime tart and their version of strawberry shortcake were awesome.

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TiaraH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at brunch! Music was great and the smoked wings were amazing!!

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AshleyH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Nice outdoor seating. Social distancing/mask policy observed well. Brian, our server was honest about how they had ran out of dessert that was on the restaurant week menu but offered me options for a substitute. Brian was great with service even though they were very busy.

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Ralph
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall food and service was good. My friend and I went with restaurant week special. We both got the summer salad which was very light and refreshing. I went with the steak and my friend with scallops. Both were excellent and pretty large portions. Service overall was good but a little slow. I think that’s excusable given the covid circumstances. Our server was very polite and attentive to needs.

However the one major drawback was dessert. This would be a 4 star review if it weren’t for the disastrous dessert they served us. The menu stated key lime pie or chocolate cake as options for deserts but they were out of both and served us strawberry short cake instead. The cake was so stale and dry that we thought it must of been frozen and thawed before being brought to us. At that point they should have just served us a scoop of ice cream or something. That dessert was inexcusably bad and additionally my friends cream was spoiled. The waiter did apologize and knocked off the price of two drinks for the issue. For this reason, I would consider coming here again.

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HankB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Covid-19 killed the ambience. We were on the street drinking out of plastic glasses. The food and service was wonderful. We were glad to get out!

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Roni
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall experience was great! Was celebrating a friend’s birthday, she really enjoyed the atmosphere!

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BrittanyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. They were pretty busy but still provided excellent service

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place, food and service leveled up from standard American cafe. Disposable cups (plastic) provided. All condiments are in plastic containers. Staff working hard.

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vipJodyW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and drinks, good music and extremely clean/social distanced

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vipSolidFirstImpression
Baltimore
127 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Avenue Kitchen & Bar, and we left with a very favorable impression. The service was good and attentive. The restaurant was also quite clean.

The watermelon crush and the watermelon salad were both light & refreshing. The hot chicken sandwich was also very good, and something not usually seen on Baltimore area menus. The tacos were tasty, as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for taco Tuesday they have a special for $25 a margarita/shot/3 tacos so good!!

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Doggedj
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Fast service, will be back again soon!

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ClarkeK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crabcakes were really good, my wife liked her Brussels sprouts, but the collards were really gritty, with the stems untrimmed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the froze’ the happy hour during quarantine was amazing!!! The buffalo wings were out of this world!!

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StephenE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks are amazing. Great service as well.

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vipLaurenK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It did not seem like the wait staff was following proper protocol for food safety in light of the coronavirus.

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SoboP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tacos were great and the burger was fantastic!

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vipreviewer
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The free and convenient parking is wonderful for Hampden. How great that the restaurant and food and service combine to make AKB a great night out!

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JEM999
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family was visiting from out of town. We were looking for some gluten-free options and we’re happy to discover there were options available. I’ve been probably on five prior occasions and Garrett was also my server about a month ago with other family. He’s very friendly, professional and makes good recommendations. We had the brussels sprouts and they were amazing! My sister-in-law had the mussels and cream of crab soup and said they were very good. I had a mushroom sandwich & that was tasty. A little bit more bread than I would’ve preferred but still good. My brother had the mushroom tamales dish and said it was decent. Will definitely be back again and will recommend this restaurant to others!

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DerekB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu at restuarant did not have many of the items that were on their website menu. Food was still good, but we had eyes set on dinners via online website and did not see them on menu at restuarant.

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vipDrMelanie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

New management? Normally service is attentive and fast. Unfortunately somethings off. New staff? Better customer service training? Also, table top service is ambiguous. If it’s the bar tenders area, they need help. Why did I have to look for my waiter? Oh, and we were left standing waiting to be seated (w/reservation) for 5 minutes.

Not a great experience. Especially since I raved how great the restaurant was.

Food and cocktails are SO GOOD.

Unsatisfied, but happily & filled patron

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PhilipW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The Valentine's day dinner wasn't good in my opinion. They didn't fully explain that you had no choice, but to order from that menu. They had only a couple choices to choice from the menu. Atmosphere was great though.

FAQs

Avenue Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 961-8515.

Avenue Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.