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“What a surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of AVENUE - CLOSED

AVENUE
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $64
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant located at the most glamourous Lisbon Avenue, Avenida da Liberdade. Aside with Sofitel Hotel and Hugo Boss store. Contemporary portuguese cuisine, in modern and elegant decor, displaying a at site wine cellar, where the wine coul be selected to match with your meal, or simply appreciated at the bar.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

I thought we were in the Sofitel bar, but my husband Said we were at Avenue, he had looked it up on TripAdvisor and it ranked well, so we continued to have drinks in the bar until a table was available for us to have dinner. The bartender was very attentive, but not overly so and he poured some strong drinks due to it being happy hour. We had a starter at the bar which was scallops and a mushroom type mince. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the mushroom (whatever it was) was delicious. We both chose the suckling pig as our main and were both amazed at the tender, tasty and crispy piece of pork, served on n apple type mash with some sort of little crispy chips. I must say, since moving to the UK two years ago, this pork was by far the best either of us have tasted to date. I know pork is very popular in the UK, but I have yet to have it so expertly prepared like we had in Lisbon. Having spent the week in the Algarve, Lisbon was a pleasant surprise of lovely buildings, friendly locals and wonderful food.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Patti B
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Manuel M, Gerente de relações com clientes at AVENUE, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Patti B

First of all, we would like to thank you for the visit and your kind comments.
It was a pleasure to welcome you, and we are, of course, quite happy with your comments, despite being a very busy night.
The pork that you mentioned is a must in our restaurant, modern interpretation of the classic "Roasted Piglet from Bairrada" in center west coast of Portugal.
If you pass in Lisbon you would be very welcome in our restaurant a nd to taste some of the new things that we offer currently.

Cheers
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Herault, France
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Lovely location, great food”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table on the strength of TA reviews and were not disappointed. The ambience is good with well spaced tables, the staff are attentive and observant. The menu offered an appealing tasting menu and we went with that. All the dishes were excellent and well presented. The bill came to €103 including wine and water

Everything was perfect and we would return if we found ourselves in Lisbon again.

Visited March 2014
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Manuel M, Gerente de relações com clientes at AVENUE, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear LifeinHerault

First of all we would like to thank the visit and your kind comments.
It was for us a real pleasure to welcome you, and have the feeling that your experience with us was rewarding.
Of course you would be very welcome if you visit Lisbon again.
Yours sincerely.
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Beveren, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food in a modern atmosphere”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

We reserved a table in this restaurant as the reviews on Tripadvisor were very good. The restaurant is easy to find, close to the southern entrance of the metro station Avenida. The waiters were very friendly. They answered all our questions concerning the food and wine showing a lot of expertise. We were given some 'amuses bouches' which were all very nice! Next, I've never eaten such a tender steak in my entire life, and I think I can speak for my entire family that their dishes were also top notch. Finally, the overall price was very attractive (16 à 17 euros for a main course on average). The value for money is really high!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CedricDeBoom
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Manuel M, Gerente de relações com clientes at AVENUE, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear CedricDeBoom
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. We are happy that our aim to promote a nice gastronomic family evening was accomplished.
Really nice to meet you all.
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Scotland
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Astoundingly good value”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We decided to book this restaurant after sampling some of Avenue's food at the Peixe em Lisboa seafood festival, which showcases the talents of some of the finest chefs in the city.
The restaurant itself looks really classy, with minimalist decor. The waiting staff are all young, elegant, and very friendly. We opted for the tasting menu which at 36 Euros, has to be a real bargain. We also accepted the sommelier's suggestion that he choose a wine to go with each course, which proved a very wise move as he came up with some really lovely choices. The food was delicious and beautifully presented: - we particularly enjoyed the pork belly and the poached egg with crispy Portuguese sausage. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Caroline M
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Manuel M, Gerente de relações com clientes at AVENUE, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Caroline M
It was indeed a pleasure to welcome you in our restaurant and most of all, we're quite happy that your experience with us was rewarding.
Allow me to inform you that since early May we changed the menu, a bit more ambitious grounded on prime ingredients, but keeping the same concept. Modern portuguese food.
Looking forward to welcome you once again, if in Lisbon.
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Value for Fine Dining in Centre of Lisboa”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a more expensive restaurant than your usual "find on the street" restaurant. However, having said that, an average restaurant dish in lisbon is around €9 and this restaurant average is €13. I strongly think this restaurant is well worth going to and I highly recommend it to anyone who is in lisbon.

The location is 30 seconds away from the metro station Avienda and it is super easy to find.

The service is amazing, they gave us a free dish at the start before our starter and bread was served. Bread are generally paid in lisbon so if you don't want to pay for it, tell them you don't want the bread. However, I have to recommend their basket bread at AVENUE because it is the nicest and bounciest bread I've eaten.

We asked for the highly recommended dish which was the swordfish and the suckling pig however i also believe that all the other dishes are just as amazing.

This restaurant was perfect after a long day in of walking and its nice and relaxing.

This should be ranked much higher and deserves more fame.

For two people, we paid a sum total of €45 (: for two mains, starter, bread and two bottles of water.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Yanciabuttons
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Manuel M, Gerente de relações com clientes at AVENUE, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Yanciabuttons

We are very pleased to welcome you in our space and we appreciate the kind comments. We are pleased by the fact that your experience has been positive. As stated, many other suggestions of dishes deserve to be tried, because they reflect the variety of Portuguese cuisine with a modern interpretation.
Thank you very much!
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