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Avenue Open Kitchen

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 3, 2010 / review policy

Avenue Open KitchenAvenue Open Kitchen is a tiny place on a garment district side street and has been left to wave the flag for diners since the Stem closed its doors. The good news is that the food is way better than the Stem was for most of its last decade; the bad news is that you're not going to find a seat if more than a dozen people decide to sit down for lunch.



J. / May 4, 2010 at 02:58 pm
This place is a hole. The food sucks. Lettuce is consistently brown and just a general grossness. Do not want!
David Shiller / May 5, 2010 at 12:44 am
This place is beyond great. i eat here regularly. There is no better greasy spoon in the universe.
Edward C / May 5, 2010 at 11:54 am
I eat here 2-3 times a week, this is the BEST diner in town. This is the equivalent of mommy's home cooking for me. The naysayers should scurry to Le Gourmand for a panini.
Willis / June 14, 2010 at 04:27 pm
I used to work two doors down on Camden and ate here quite often. The lady behind the counter was never very pleased to see any of us but she was good with the cash and could remember all the orders coming in. Highlights for me were the turkey dinner with all the trimmings and the daily soups. They also have a great grilled cheese with can you go wrong?
Darryl replying to a comment from J. / March 15, 2012 at 04:19 pm
J. / MAY 4, 2010 AT 02:58 PM
This place is a hole. The food sucks. Lettuce is consistently brown and just a general grossness. Do not want!

^^^This guys is an idiot. obviously going against the grain. Avenue Open Kitchen is the best. The food is real deal, floozi smoochin', high flyin, jet plane ridin, wheelin dealin', boots to asses, kick ass AMAZING. I've been eating here for almost 10 yrs now.
Ed D / April 6, 2012 at 10:15 am
Great food , fair prices , and the greatest rice pudding anywhere..My kids love their Poutine...........Ed
Karen replying to a comment from Ed D / August 7, 2012 at 09:21 am
A-MEN to the Rice Pudding (and roast beef dinner plates, oh and the poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches and 10 lb mac & cheese). Yummylicious!!
Ryan / October 3, 2012 at 02:11 pm
This place is about as no-frills as you can get. But you'd be hard pressed to find a breakfast spot that will give you so much food for so little money. The allure of this place is definitely quantity, rather than quality. I'm definitely a repeat customer.
Valerie / December 13, 2012 at 03:22 pm
Love this place. Nice people working there too!
vince / December 16, 2012 at 05:21 pm
Best diner EVER!! The amount of food they give you is incredible! The prices are great, you can feast for under $10. Smoked meat on rye - heaven.
vince replying to a comment from J. / December 16, 2012 at 05:25 pm
J, you are an IDIOT! I work at a gym, and we all go here for the massive protein loaded "chicken souvlaki salad", never encountered a brown leaf.... Wondering if you've been smoking some?
Mike replying to a comment from vince / September 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I second this comment. I'm eating a small chicken greek salad as I write this and it's perfect in every way. I've never had anything worth complaining about from this place. I eat there a lot.
Doog / September 18, 2013 at 07:48 pm
I can certainly vouch for the fact that Chris has the BEST corned beef on a kaiser in the entire city!! Have been eating here for years. The best.
Mike / March 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm
I used to work around the corner from this place and their burger and fries, sandwiches and service are top notch.

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