Avenue by Nick Munier

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103 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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Michelin Recommended Avenue by Nick Munier, located just off Dame Street in the arty enclave of Crow Street, Dublin 2 is Masterchef Ireland Nick Muniers latest brainchild. The award-winning French Bistro, which launched in Spring 2015, prides itself on excellence in service, whilst delivering a consistently high quality food offering. The star of the show at Avenue by Nick Munier is the menu, which champions fresh seasonal produce, sourced from quality award-winning Irish suppliers.

Proprietor Nick Munier's emphasis on high quality service was recognised by the IBA Awards 2016, where the team received 'Outstanding Customer Service' Award. Avenue was also been shortlisted for 'Best Newcomer Restaurant' in the Keelings Gold Label Awards and reached the Semi Finals of the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year Competition.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 22:00
Drinks served until 1am on Friday and Saturday
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Phone number
(01) 645 5102
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available
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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great dining experience on a quiet night (Good Friday in Dublin). Cracking mushroom risotto to start, good mains (chicken and cod) and lovely desserts. Lively staff, good focussed wine list and a lovely night.

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ER
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I already sent an email yesterday on how terrible our experience was.
Basically,
Very slow service, Massive mix up with mains - 3 mains served then after about 10 mins they were taken away and we waited another 30 mins for all 6 mains to arrive.
Very small wine list and 3 wines not available, ran out of sole, apple pie, Heineken on draft.
Felt sorry for the staff as most of this not their fault.
12.5% service charge added on - should have been at our discretion since there were so many problems during the evening. Very very disappointing and we were looking forward to seeing what Nick's new place would be like. Not a patch on Pichet. Sorry for the bad review but have to be honest and I really do hope you turn it around as I would hate to see this restaurant not work out.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, fab service and will definitely be back.

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Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were very friendly and they recommended the tasting menu for us which was really gorgeous. But sometimes because of the ppl were full in restaurant, the service we asking for a very very long time that made us a little bit dissatisfaction. However, all in all I would like to recommend this to my friend.

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BD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to L'Avenue for a little while so it seemed the perfect location for Mothers Day lunch and super value too at €30 for 3 courses. It did not disappoint, lovely relaxed atmosphere, knowledgable friendly staff who looked after us expertly - we even had the pleasure of chatting to Nick during the afternoon.
This is a jewel of a restaurant- good food, lots of choice and now complete with Gin trolley! Great location and well worth a visit.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal yet. Love, love, love the food! Fish clocked to perfection, great deal menu.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food, service, ambience, friendly staff leading to a top class experience. We'll be back.

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very efficient service.. Lovely ambiance.. Impressive wine menu.. First visit and it was everything I expected it to be...

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BD
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a top meal on Saturday night for the Dine in Dublin experience. Brought herself as she was complaining of cabin fever, and our food was excellent. The atmosphere was lovely and served by the man himself was kewl. Will be back soon to try the other menus/wine. The staff were extremely pleasant and courteous.

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R
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It ticked all the boxes .. thanks to all the staff

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RM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable restaurant with excellent cooking, the best risotto I'very had in a long time. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I was one of a group of four celebrating a birthday. The food was excellent and the staff
very attentive and pleasant.
The one disappointing factor was that the restaurant was empty. We were there at 1.30
for lunch and only two other people ate during the time we were there.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for Valentines. Was disappointed to be informed on arrival that the steak dish rib-eye had been replaced by a daube of braised beef.
Both my partner and I are keen steak fans and this was hugely disappointing. I understand the kitchen wanting not to cook steak to order on Valentine's night but this should have been advised clearly in advance. Braised daube of beef is simply not a good substitute offering.
What we did have instead was quite tasty - a chicken and a risotto dish - but not what we wanted on our valentines night.
Service was adequate though we had to ask for our bottle of wine 3 times meaning it didn't come to the table until after we had received our starters

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible food and ambience. I will return.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a great 3 course dinner with outstanding Gin tonic, salmon, beef, wines, dessert. realy very tastfull and beutiful ambiance. Not a tourist trap like you see much in temple bar area.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great early bird menu very reasonable with fantastic flavours

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RG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great night - made feel very comfortable, not intrusive very attentive, excellent service, excellent food.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only criticism is that three of our party had the scallop starter which had a 7euro supplement but we were not informed of this in advance. It was a minor oversight but otherwise all was great. Will definitely recommend. PatB

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night food was out of this world. Staff were great very helpful.

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London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Avenue on a busy Saturday night. I absolutely cannot fault the service, the staff were friendly and helpful. It was great to see Nick Munier have such a hands-on approach, and you could clearly see the lovely rapport they have with their patrons - it really gives a noticeable warmth to the overall atmosphere. The serving team were chatty and pleasant without being intrusive. The meal itself was very nice - my sister went for the more adventurous choices which she slightly regretted, and she did have some food envy when we served, but I think this was more down to personal taste on her part rather than the quality of the food. Full marks on presentation though - even when a dish was not to one of our tastes it still looked beautiful, and I felt the meal was priced fairly for the quality of the food and setting. In summary, a lovely night was had and I would go again.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Starters were quite disappointing, only 1 main course (chicken) really nice; very expensive side dishes (a handful of FROZEN (!!!) chips at €4.50 a bit of a joke); wine by the glass nice but could be a bit more generous. Good to see Nick Munier working in the restaurant and service was good but food a little uninspiring....Focaccia bread served with hard butter seems like a schoolboy mistake have to say, especially when it's done by Masterchef judge!Overall we wouldn't rush back.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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h
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely restarant food tasty but portions very small not sure if this was because it was early bird menu. Actually the cheese board was so tasty we ordered a second one! Wine affordable. Staff extremely nice just need to hold back a little on toppini up our wine every few mins!! Overall lovely evening. Will return.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our lunch the food /service/ambience/value were excellent will definitely return.

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M
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, & great food. Also great to see the owner greeting diners. Lovely ambiance in the restaurant & staff friendly & ready to have a bit of fun. Will be back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing unfortunately. Booked for a romantic birthday but found the restaurant lacking in atmosphere and food was good but not outstanding particularly for the price.

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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Cold restaurant, great gin trolley, tasteless food, lovely staff. Doubt I'll go back. Disappointing 😕

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NY
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a lovely French welcome. When our knock at the door was answered we were told by a disgruntled frenchman that the restaurant was closed because they didn't have enough customers. After pointing out we had an OpenTable reservation we were told that the reservation had not come through. We asked for recommendations for a local restaurant of equal quality but according to our host, there are none in Dublin. We had a lovely meal at Fallon & Byrne. Go there instead.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good but the portions were frightfully small with the starter soup no more than 4 or 5 spoonfuls and two small portions of meat on the meat options which was good to taste but very small would not recommend unfortunately as a deal menu many ordinary a la carte would have been better

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avenue by Nick Meunier was really one of the best restaurants I ever went to. Allthough it was only one fixed menu, every single element on every plate was perfectly executed, a real treat!
The staff was simply lovely and one waiter even spoke Dutch.
We went on 31th of Dec. and just booked online, not really knowing Nick Meunier. Masterchef Ireland is not commonly known in Belgium so it was a big surprise to discover later, that Nick and his lovely lady had dined at the table right next to us and we had a lovely chat with them.
Upon our depature we received a goodie bag containing Nicks signed copy of Boiling Point as well as one of his paintings and a voucher for our next visit. It made our stay in Dublin one to never forget and to do again in the near future!
When in Dublin, make sure to visit Avenue. You will love it!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The waiter was too chatty, the food was underwhelming and not worth the price.

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MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner and had a fabulous meal. The service and setting was great. Will definitely visit the Avenue again when back in Dublin.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very tasty but couldn't believe how small the portions were ... not good value for money! Left the restaurant hungry and considerably poorer.

Lovely cocktails and attentive staff but will not be returning in a hurry and will not be recommending to friends.

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FC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us on a Saturday evening for dinner. Service perfect. Food perfect. Ambience perfect. I am genuinely awkward to please and Avenue was perfect.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Couldn't fault it. The blood orange sorbet is out of this world. Oysters freshest as you can get it. Good size starter, main and dessert to end. Doesn't leave to tummy overloaded, so excellent for pre-night out dining.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal here. We'd eaten in Nick Munier's previous restaurant (Pichet) a few times and wanted to try the new place. We weren't disappointed, we were out for a date and happy enough to spoil ourselves so weren't too worried about the price etc. We had the soup and crab starters which were well executed and presented. I asked for the menu to try and ID one of the flavours (turned out it was truffle oil) in the soup. The crab and mussel salad was nice and fresh. For mains we had the duck and the bass. My duck was beautifully presented and cooked perfectly, with the fat cooked out, the accompanying flavours were perfect. The bass was tender and the delicate flavour not lost. We had a nice rose wine to accompany (can't remember the name) that worked well with both meals. Desserts were the pear parfait (which was) and the strawberry mille feuille. These were beautiful. We followed with a couple of cognacs and espressos. I'd recommend for sure, in fact, we bought some vouchers to use as presents.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, would recommend 100% and will definitely be returning

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superb value and service was top notch. Overall delighted with the experience and would recommend highly.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A most pleasurable experience. Food stupendous . Lovely ambience . Staff were so helpful and informative about the dishes being served. Market menu is great value.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to visit on a whim while looking for a place to grab a bite with my girlfriend and I'm glad we did. Despite being young we were still warmly welcomed. Décor was modern, trendy and inviting. The food was exquisite with a balanced, creative use of flavour. My one complaint would be that the bread and butter were both cold and I would prefer them warmed but besides that we had a very enjoyable evening. Attentive staff and great food, would definitely recommend.

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