Although I live nearby, this was my first visit to Avril and it was an evening well-spent. It was my SO's birthday and the co-owner and the waiter made her feel special with a little extra dessert. The food was very good. For appetizers we each had the ahi tuna special which had a nice tomato sauce and capers. For the main course, I had the very delicious salmon cakes with, I believe, barley. It was filling and delicious. My SO had the flank steak special and found it tender and to her liking. On a rainy Thursday night, Avril was about half full, which made the ambience relaxing and intimate. Our waiter was sharp and attentive with a non-obtrusive sense of humor. For us, it's a neighborhood gem, to which we will be returning.