Avenue, Long Branch
South Beach chic has come to the Jersey Shore, with the opening of the David Collins-designed restaurant. Order French brasserie plates—steamed mussels, steak frites, braised lamb shank, rosé—served beachfront on leather banquettes or on the breezy rooftop lounge. Adjacent beach-club, Le Club, lures peace-seeking fashionistas with trendy drinks, open-air lounges, and serviced cabanas by the sea. When the sun fades, the DJ starts spinning.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.