Review: Lunch at Avenue Grill

by gigi on October 5, 2009

Jenkins and I happened to be in Kerrisdale doing some shopping one day and decided to stop for lunch at Avenue Grill. Avenue Grill has been quite a mainstay in Kerrisdale for a while…I remember even stopping there for lunch during my high school days with my friends. :) We had received a gift certificate for Avenue Grill from my uncle and since both Jenkins and I prefer their lunch over dinner, we decided to stop in around brunch/lunch time.

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Jenkins ordered the fresh orange juice. He liked that it was freshly squeezed but it was smaller than he had expected.

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Since it was still before lunch in my books, I decided to order a cappuccino. The milk foam was nice and frothy, which I enjoyed.

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Jenkins ordered the East Coast Club Sandwich, which was a typical club sandwich with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, herb-crusted chicken, and bacon. I liked the crispiness of the bacon and it added a nice touch of saltiness to the sandwich. The sandwich also came with a small side of mixed green salad in a vinaigrette dressing. I always prefer vinaigrettes over creamy dressing and this salad was done quite nicely.

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I picked the counterpart of Jenkins’ choice with the West Coast Club Sandwich. My version came with smoked salmon, shrimp, and avocado rather than the cheese, bacon, and chicken. I actually liked the West Coast version more than the East Coast version. The smoked salmon and shrimp went very well with the creamy avocado and it was a unique spin on a regular club sandwich.

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Taste-wise, I thought both sandwiches were quite well done but I would have liked the toast to be more crunchy. By the time we were served, the toast was not so crisp and I wasn’t sure if it was due to not enough toasting of the sandwiches were sitting out too long before they were served. There also looked to be quite a variety of dishes for brunch and I wouldn’t mind giving that a try sometime.

Details:
2114 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tel: 604-266-8183

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:3]
Price: $$

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