|Monday - Friday||17:30 - 22:15|
|Saturday||17:30 - 22:00|
|Budget||Splash The Cash (£40+)|
|Nearest Station||Green Park|
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Closest underground stations: Green Park, 7 Minute Walk
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Avenue has a private dining room available and is available for exclusive hire for everything from corporate dinners, celebrations, weddings, canape parties, product launches and fashion shows.
Serving up New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, Avenue captures the buzz of the New York dining scene whilst nodding to its St James’s roots with stunning art-focused interiors and an exciting French and American-driven wine list. Originally designed by American architect Rick Mather in 1996, the interiors have been transformed by Russell Sage to give the feel of a glamorous Manhattan loft space with eclectic modern art and design features. The 112-cover restaurant revolves around a spectacular central Decanting Bar, above which a huge illuminated chandelier sparkles with wine glasses – the perfect place for guests to sit and soak up the buzz of the room with a glass of wine from the unique-to-the-UK wine access system Coravin.
Head Chef Michael Blizzard, previously of Bar Boulud, has created a bold and distinct menu with New American flair, with signature dishes including Clam Chowder in Sour Dough with Littleneck Clams & Paper Bag ‘Crumbled’ Bay Crackers, “Boston Butt” Blythburgh Pork with Pecan Cabbage & BBQ Sauce and Donut Holes with Cinnamon Sugar, Raspberry Jam & Bourbon Chocolate.
The bar at Avenue is a destination in its own right for pre-dinner and after-work drinks, serving up craft beers and classic cocktails inspired by the US Prohibition era. Head Chef Michael Blizzard comes to Avenue from Bar Boulud, where he was executive sous chef for 3 years. Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, head sommelier Andres Ituarte has been working in the food and beverage industry since he was 19.
It seems there’s something American in the air and Avenue's joining in. art of the D&D family, you'll find it in prime real estate right off Piccadilly, making much of their Coravin technology where you can ‘enjoy wine by the pour without pulling the cork’ accompanied by an American inspired menu. But fear not, it's less about the same-old burgers and fries but instead the menu takes its influence from the South, showcasing more authentic dishes such as its much-shouted about clam chowder and donut holes (not together). Inside, the decor's more upmarket than your usual everyday joint so you're less likely to find people tucking in with their hands but we think it's a pretty good shout for when you're looking for a bit of New York glamour London style.