Some two decades after its first location sprang to life, L’Avenue now has two restaurants in town — the new Saint-Henri location opened on the exact date as the Plateau original, March 30.
The 75-seater is tucked in next to Sumac on Notre-Dame West, and Alexandre Loiseau (ex-owner of now-closed Plateau restaurant Le Cocagne) is executive chef. While it was originally suggested that the new location would duplicate the original menu (and yes, original favourites like the duck benedict will stick around), Loiseau has put together some 14 new dishes that similarly walk that line between upscale diner fare, and earthy French vibes — from a pork cassoulet to a vegan burger.
There will also be more vegetarian and gluten-free options, and a similar part-kitsch, part-Instagram friendly vibe inside — take a look below.
For the first day in business, L’Avenue’s owners donated all profits from its daily specials (some $2,700) to St-Henri’s Maison des Jeunes, a youth advocacy group — a solid neighbourly gesture in a neighbourhood that generally speaking, has had issues with being overrun with restaurants.
STATUS — L’Avenue is open at 3612 Notre-Dame West, daytimes only.
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