Avenue restaurant, a Long Branch Restaurant

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by

 

A Long Branch Restaurant for families

 

The Avenue restaurant, a Long Branch Restaurant

The Avenue restaurant is an upscale dining option in Long Branch, New Jersey, for families and couples visiting the Jersey Shore. The Avenue hosted us for a dinner as part of our Family Travel to the Jersey Shore series.

I have to be honest, when I first heard we were invited to the Avenue restaurant for dinner, I was nervous. With menu options like Seared Spanish Octopus or Boeuf Bourguignon, would my kids find anything they like to eat? Would my kids be able to behave in a nicer restaurant, especially since my husband wasn’t able to join us? Would their behavior draw stares? Would I have anything they could wear?

 

3 boys at Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ

 

As is often the case, I should not have worried.

Avenue Restaurant Dresscode

When I asked about the dresscode, we learned it was business casual, but what does that mean for kids? I dressed my 3 boys in nice khakis and button down shirts (score for taking advantage of a last minute sale at Old Navy), I wore a sweater dress. My boys looked great and were not out of place at all.

 

Avenue Restaurant Menu

The Avenue restaurant menu (available online) includes entrees such as Scottish Trout and Steak Frites. I have to admit I’m not much of a risk taker when it comes to food. I wasn’t adventurous enough to try octopus, but I did order the Berks County Chicken. OMG! It was delicious and so filling!

 

Berks County Chicken at the Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ

Berks County Chicken,
Blue Moon Acres Black and Tan Rice, Maitake Mushrooms, Grilled Leeks, Jus de Poulet

 

The Avenue Salad at Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ

The Avenue Salad at the Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ

 

The Avenue restaurant kids menu is not available online. I have included it as an image below. All 3 boys ordered the French Toast. I can’t say I blame them, what kid wouldn’t want French toast for dinner? When it came out it was soft and moist, as I cut up my 8 year old’s food for him.

 

Long Branch restaurant, Le Club Avenue restaurant children's menu

 

The Fresh Fruit appetizer from the Le Club Avenue restaurant children's menu

Fresh fruit, an appetizer from the children’s menu

 

Long Branch NJ, Le Club Avenue restaurant french toast for kids

French Toast from the Avenue restaurant Children’s menu.

 

Welcoming Children to the Avenue restaurant

At the Avenue I never felt out of place with my children. There was never a sense we shouldn’t be out as a family. When we first sat down my boys were given Wikki Stix to keep their hands busy. We balanced out any waiting time between courses with Wikki Stix play, 3DS time, and family talks. Two spilled glasses of water and the wait staff was still as courteous as when we first sat down to our table.

 

8 year old playing with Wiki Stix at Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch

My son playing with the Wikki Stix while he waits for his dinner.

 

Avenue restaurant desserts

The Avenue restaurant dessert options did not disappoint. They all sounded delicious. I went with a Crème Brulee, one of my new favorite desserts. My boys ordered ice cream sundaes. My 8 year old was especially thrilled that the Avenue offered strawberry ice cream.

 

An Ice Cream Sundae from the Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ.

An Ice Cream Sundae from the Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ.

 

A Creme Brûlée from the Le Club Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ.

A Creme Brûlée from the Avenue restaurant in Long Branch, NJ.

 

Think you can’t eat at a nice restaurant with your kids? Think again, and consider Avenue restaurant. Not only was the Avenue a great Long Branch restaurant, but its great atmosphere and kid friendly options make it a must visit family restaurant at the Jersey Shore!

 

You can learn more about the Avenue on their website, www.leclubavenue.com. For more help planning your family’s visit to Long Branch, New Jersey and your Jersey Shore family vacation, please visit our series or click over to Eat, Stay, & Play in Long Branch, NJ. (coming soon.)

 

Family vacations in Long Branch, New Jersey

 

Take a look at more of our Avenue restaurant photos in this Facebook album. We’re giving you a preview below.

 

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