Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of French-inspired American cuisine and custom drinks at AVE 5 Restaurant & Bar. Brothers and croquet rivals Colin and Brian MacLaggan have retooled their unique eatery with a fashionable ambience and food grown in their personal garden at Highland Valley Ranch in Ramona and other regional farms. Set incisors loose on the bacon-wrapped pork loin, glazed with stone fruit and stuffed with sweet sausage ($24), which can surely find a suitable mealmate among the pool of available sippables on AVE 5's extensive wine list. Sate bunned hungerings with burgers, including a lamb variety topped with cucumbers and mint yogurt ($15). The Sunday brunch menu consists of classic pancakes, omelettes, and hollandaising benedicts ($9–$11), which are served alongside an abbreviated lunch menu. Molecular mixologists gain equal notice for their scientifically engineered libations; house-specialty cocktails include a cotton-candy Cuban, with dark rum, mint, sparkling wine, lime juice, and raw sugar fairy floss ($9), and a titular Avenue 5 with vodka or gin mixed with a house-made blueberry tonic ($5).
- Have been to Avenue 5 multiple times for lunch and dinner. It's always an enjoyable and tasty experience. Easy parking and great service, too! – pegnbuck, TripAdvisor
- I'm definitely a fan. After coming here with some friends for an event, I left meeting more people and enjoying some very tasty foods! – Andy H., Yelp
Ave 5 Restaurant & Bar
After graduating from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London with a Grand Diplôme, Colin MacLaggan honed his skills in London, Colorado, and California. As Ave 5 Restaurant & Bar's executive chef, he applies his culinary training toward creating three-component dishes of modern American cuisine. His critically acclaimed menu rotates monthly in order to feature locally grown ingredients and meats that have been sustainably farmed and harvested. Craft beer and global wines complement MacLaggan's dishes, as do specialty cocktails, which barkeepers craft with housemade tonics, fruit-infused syrups, and glasses plucked from trees. Each feast commences in Ave 5's intimate atmosphere, which draws an artistic vibe from down-tempo lounge music as well as paintings, framed photos, and exposed brick.
2760 Fifth Ave
San Diego, California 92103Get Directions