So I know everyone here loves to hate Avenue, but I couldn't pass up their Friday night all night happy hour deal.
5$ Martinis, 1.50 oysters, 75c clams, and half price bar menu.
The cocktails we had were uniformly excellent, and the bartender, Jason was friendly and there for us whenever we needed him.
On to the food - we started with some oysters (fantastic!) and clams (good). We followed it up with their steak tartare (yum!), then mussels (tasty) and fries (pretty good but a little on the soggy side).
The best thing I had was their cheese plate - 5 cheeses presented with 5 different pairings. Loved it!
I'll be heading back to Avenue for their 29$ pre-fix. Hopefully Avenue will continue to impress.
23 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740