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.”
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Avenues Announces L’Cove Lounge- NEW Lounge area
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
Best Bistro in Kansas City
Most Romantic Restaurant in Kansas City
Best New Restaurant in Kansas City
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
10 Best Restaurants in Kansas City
USA Today’s Best