Why we go to Avenue is because Helga likes it:
I have discovered, however, that the trick with Avenue is to make a res, get there early and order the 3 course Prix Fixe for $ 32.50 :
They have a nice selection of dishes, the food is acceptable, and the view is ok apart from the occasional large Jersey matron in too little swimsuit yelling at her kids that it's time to get off the beach.
You can be seated outside for the Prix Fixe and as long as you get there by 5:30 that's usually not a big deal.
Otherwise I find the bar and the regular service overpriced and underwhelming. It was good with the raw bar in the beginning, but went rapidly downhill after that.
I also notice most of the servers there are from some Eastern European country that you have never heard of before.