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Avenue One

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1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111 (Washington)
Red Line - Downtown Crossing Green Line - Park Street
+1 617-422-5252
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Avenue One serves contemporary, New England cuisine in a relaxed...
Avenue One serves contemporary, New England cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown, Avenue One is just steps from attractions, theaters, and night life. Avenue One is a great location for a hearty breakfast, power lunch, after work drinks and pre-theater meals. Executive Chef Kelly Armetta's dedication to local and sustainable cuisine has made Avenue One highly rated among locals and guests alike.
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable meal at Avenue One

The meal and service were both great. I had just finished my clam chowder when an acquaintance walked in and joined me; the service staff made the addition seamlessly and served my excellent scallops with her soup. The atmosphere left much to be desired.....even a screen between the bar area and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
PegJohnston
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Houston, TX
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Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Grey and depressed surroundings, certainly cannot merit a Hyatt ambience. Food is similar to eating in a canteen. Breakfast is short of choice. I definitely cannot recommend it.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The breakfast buffet was delicious. It had fresh fruit, yogurt, cold cuts, pastries, fresh made pancakes and omelets, and breakfast meats. It was very quiet with great service. I went there three mornings in a row!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everything we ate - at the bar or in the dining room - was excellent!! From breakfast, to appetizers, to "shares", to full meals - we were very pleasantly pleased with quality and quantity.

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello UTCFan, Thank you for taking the time to share a comment about your recent visit to Avenue One. We are very glad that you and your guests had an enjoyable experience! We hope to see you next time you are in Boston again. All my best, Hasan Ozcivi, Food and Beverage Outlets Manager More 

Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I ate here two times, once for dinner and once for breakfast. At dinner, my wife and I had a drink, clam chowder and a ceasar salad. The food was very good. Service was quick and attentive. I would give the restaurant a higher rating for this, except for breakfast. We had breakfast on a Sunday morning at about 9... More 

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello, Samson13Boston, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback about your recent stay at Hyatt Regency Boston. We are glad you were able to enjoy your dinner at Avenue One. We know that it can be hard to find a decent meal on the road, and strive to make sure that each person is completely satisfied with... More 

Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been here a couple of times - once for dinner and once for breakfast. It's nothing special, though it is convenient if you are staying in the Hyatt. Branch out and try the other restaurants in the area, though - you'll find better prices for the same type of average food!

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello adI08, Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your recent visit to Avenue One. I am hoping that during your visits you experienced the high quality service that we set for ourselves. I am sorry to hear that you found our prices to be a little high but I assure you that our pricing is very... More 

North Reading, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I am sorry to give such a poor review, but the meal just went from bad to worse. I made a reservation for dinner for six. After being seated, we were handed a menu that appeared to be simply a bar/lounge menu, not the dinner menu found on-line. I was told they were doing some remodeling (as we could tell... More 

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello Lou S, Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your visit to Avenue One. I am very disappointed to learn of your poor dining experience in our restaurant. Rest assured this is not the level of service and product we strive to provide in our Food and Beverage operation, and I wanted to personally apologize. I... More 

Houston, TX
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

The meal and service were both great. I had just finished my clam chowder when an acquaintance walked in and joined me; the service staff made the addition seamlessly and served my excellent scallops with her soup. The atmosphere left much to be desired.....even a screen between the bar area and the restaurant would be an improvement ......they could take... More 

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello PegJohnston, Thank you for taking the time to share a comment about your recent visit to Avenue One. We do strive to be "head and shoulders above the rest" and are so glad that you and your guest had an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you next time you are in Boston again. All my best, Emily More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had dinner here after seeing the Lion King. We knew it would be pricy so we decided to split a few apps and keep it simple. We were delighted that they had a kids buffet set up for $10. My 5 year old was excited at all the kid friendly choices. Chicken tenders, mac and cheese, mini cheese burgers,... More 

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello NHmama23, Thank you for taking the time to post a comment which in return helps us to improve all areas necessary. Apart from the bartender interaction/no host, we are very glad that overall you and your family enjoyed the service, our food selections and had a great experience at Avenue One. We hope that we may see you and... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Makes sure you ask for William as your server. He is on top of everything to ensure you receive speedy but yet great service! William has been there for over 19 years. His knowledge of what Avenue One has to offer is extensive. Food is good not sure about a lot of variety when it comes to the buffet ($24.99... More 

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello, randy w, Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback about your recent visit to Avenue One! We are thrilled to hear that you were able to witness the true authentic hospitality that William has to offer. We will be sure to let him know how much enjoyed his service. We hope to see you... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
909 reviews 909 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Chef Armetta has come up with a fantastic menu for Avenue One and I was treated to a sampler plate. Clam chowder, succulent chicken, beef and fish and desserts tto make you weep. I was full to the brim but happy as a Boston clam!

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Emily S, Public Relations Manager at Avenue One, responded to this review

Hello ThePackedPag, Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. We are thrilled that you had a great experience at Avenue One. We will certainly pass along your kind comments to Chef Armetta--he will be so pleased to hear of your experience! We hope to see you again in the near future. It's always good to be full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
    (Washington)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Downtown Crossing Green Line - Park Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-422-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Avenue One serves contemporary, New England cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown, Avenue One is just steps from attractions, theaters, and night life. Avenue One is a great location for a hearty breakfast, power lunch, after work drinks and pre-theater meals. Executive Chef Kelly Armetta's dedication to local and sustainable cuisine has made Avenue One highly rated among locals and guests alike.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?