The inspiration behind every dish is based on world travels and experiences.

Chef/Owner Joe Birch, voted one of “America’s Top 25 New Chefs” in 2007, comes from a diverse European ancestry and has for the past 20 years traveled across and studied global cuisines. These travels & experiences, his vast culinary training, & many of his own family recipes are the inspiration behind both the concept and the creation of the dishes at Avenues Bistro and L’Cove Lounge.

Avenues Bistro is led by Executive Chef Mario Galan, a rising star on the Kansas City culinary scene. In 2007 he & Birch earned Avenues “Best New Restaurant- Kansas City”. Followed up in 2008 as being recognized by Ingrams Magazine as one of “Kansas City’s Top 3 Overall Restaurants”. Equally impressive is the wine program at Avenues. Recognized as having both great value & selection, the restaurant was recently awarded Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” & also Wine Enthusiasts “Award of Distinction.”

Be romanced by the food and wine that has earned honorable distinctions.

Top 3 Restaurants in Kansas City

Ingrams Magazine & KC Magazine

Restaurant Innovator of the Year

KC Magazine

Best Bistro in Kansas City

KC Magazine

Most Romantic Restaurant in Kansas City

Best New Restaurant in Kansas City

Sun Publications

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

10 Best Restaurants in Kansas City

USA Today’s Best