The outside of the Avenue Lounge is unassuming, to say the least, and we had not gone there despite living here for more than 10 years until some friends asked us to meet them there for dinner.
What a pleasant surprise! The Avenue is still run by the couple who own it, who are both in their 80's. They were delightful, and went out of their way to make sure we were happy and satisfied. The drinks are good, the food is fresh, hot and tasty, and the service is great. The decor is pure Wisconsin supper club, clean and a little dated, but very comfortable.The dining rooms are small and cozy. We'll definitely go back, and we'd confidently take friends there for a nice, casual supper.