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Avalon Grille

4.5
594 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Lively, central bar and open air dining. This waterfront restaurant features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers, and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous new menu that we would love to share with you.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
Friday: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 8pm

Dinner is served daily at 5pm
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm
Happy Hour drink specials: 2pm - 6pm when open
Happy Hour food specials: 3pm - 5pm when open
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Phone number
(310) 510-7494
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Roberto Hernandez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Catalina Avenue
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Entertainment
Late night Dj every Friday and Saturday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 594 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall, our experience was ok. The beet salad and vegan Brussel sprouts were both very good. Service was lacking even though the restaurant was mostly empty, not what I would expect from an upscale restaurant. I don’t think we will return on our next trip to Avalon.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great waiter.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful appetizers. The scallops were delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

While celebrating my birthday, this restaurant was highly recommended by many people and locals. I would start off saying that this little gem on Catalina Island is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The staff was amazingly friendly, attentative and very efficient and prompt with service. The food was outstanding and some of the best I've ever had in my life, no joke. They were nice, down-to-earth people who served some of the best food including food that I've never tasted or even heard of. The steak was cooked perfect and it had various sides to compliment its flavor such as roasted garlic, grilled asparagus and corn risotto, yes I said that. This was some of the best risotto I ever had. My wife had the seafood fettuccine and she enjoyed it. We could definitely tell it was fresh ingredients, prepared ever so carefully with attention in detail and cooked to perfection. If you're on Catalina Island and if you have the money to spend, I highly recommend this place. The menu has a good selection of meals and appetizers including drinks and Cocktails. The prices are standard for a high-end restaurant starting around $40 and up. I want to give thanks to this restaurant and their staff for an outstanding evening and for the little birthday celebration they prepared for me. I will come back very soon.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Went here for our Anniversary and it was perfect! We had a table right at the window with an outstanding view of Avalon Bay. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Marcella was an outstanding server. She made the evening very special. The food was better than we expected and a very nice upscale atmosphere. We were all glad we chose to eat there.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was inconsistant, octopus and tomato soup were tremendous, chicken cesar salad not very good...chicken blah and whole leaf lettuce is not they way i like a ceasar salad. Pasta was pretty good.
Waitress was not very friendly, sort of felt like she was annoyed we were there.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday with a girls’ weekend to Catalina. The service and food was great. The location is idyllic!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great service great food great experience

We arrived 15 min late because of the ferry delay and they held our reservation
We had 45mn to order l, eat and pay before going on a Jeep tour - the waitress and chef accommodated is with this special circumstance.
Loved the colonial interior design too !

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice waiter and the food tastes amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

An excellent place to eat! Food was wonderful, wait staff was superb, management checked in on us and we had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend this venue.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food! The octopus was fantastic, tender and flavorful. Loved the bread too!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great mini vacation. First time to the Grille. Food was great. I had the filet. Excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter brunch and everything was delicious. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the service excellent. Also the coffee was awesome.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

There’s a lot of hype about this restaurant, it’s on the top 10 things to do in Avalon. Sooooo misleading! I thought that being an upscale venue, we would have a great time fine dining. Wrong. All the wait staff seemed rushed. It’s difficult to wave your waiter down to get bread/butter or drinks. Seriously overpriced for the portion. Limited choices. AND they got my order wrong. I asked for NO GARLIC. And confirmed if that was possible before ordering (sometimes things are pre-prepped). Yes, the manager did not charge my meal $38- BUT .... the remake of my meal was horrible- mashed potato did not even have any salt or butter- seems like a microwaved potato mashed up without any flavor!!! Extremely disappointing! Will NEVER go back there again— I love Steve Steakhouse!!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

In my opinion, the best restaurant in Avalon. Delicious, creative and beautifully presented dishes... cordial staff... attractive interior... and Jorge is “the man” behind the bar!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was fabulous

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Despite it being sparsely patronized, the staff had some challenges delivering. Had to ask 4 times for a booster chair. They gave us a kids menu and then told us the kids had to order off brunch menu. The brunch menu had very limited vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Thanks Dewitt so much for taking good care of us on this special occasion!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Four of us had dinner here and whilst the food was tasty it was pricey and all served lukewarm.
Our server seemed distracted on the night and missed some dishes and made us feel somewhat unwanted really which is a shame as its a nice place with flavoursome food so maybe it was an off night but for the price it should be a better standard in my view.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I put in my reservation that my wife and I were going for our anniversary. We have had our Anniversary dinner there a few times. I asked for a window seat. We did not get a window seat, or any anniversary desert like in the past. It seems like there was not attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food here was very good. Service was great, everyone was extremely friendly. I would recommend going here for a meal. The drinks were made to perfection as well.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Réserver pour la saint Valentin fut notre pire idée à jamais. Très mauvais service du début à la fin. Ils nous ont même apporté le plat avang qu’on termine l’entrée, du jamais vu. Pas d’eau, pas de serviettes, ils ramassent les couverts mais n’en ramène pas. Bref à oublier. Ah oui la facture elle était à son maximum. 200$ pour deux !

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner at the Avalon Grill. Travis our waiter, was excellent. I found the seating a bit interesting as it was elevated and the chairs were actually tall stools. Noise level was fine as we could all hear one another.
Definitely would go back.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Grill. We were seated right away. My husband had burger which was delicious. I ordered carrot soup and seasonal salad with shrimp. A lot of non-meat selections. It is probably the nicest restaurant on the Island.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

On balance, it was a little disappointing. While we had a reservation, they appeared confused whether we did or not. The host and waiter never seemed to connect, and we had to find our own menus. Our waiter was also not particularly attentive, and we put in OpenTable that this was a special occasion. In hindsight, this isn't surprising, as they recorded us as a no-show to OpenTable. I think the no-show here was the restaurant to create a real experience for us and our out-of-town guests. Also, the food was good to very good, but didn't quite match the outstanding ambiance. I might revisit, but it won't be for a while.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful spot to enjoy dinner or brunch!! Highly recommend!!! Fun eclectic menu and they were very kind if we needed a small substitute. Service was impeccable gentleman from Ohio served us and he was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and several of our questions regarding the island.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious meal. The short rib is the best on the menu. The goddess margarita for 99$ is not worth the price but good.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a very enjoyable evening. The food, the service and the atmosphere was great.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun menu with a wide range of flavors. We each had something different and shared. Desserts were delicious. Looking forward to going back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a great place, especially considering its miles from the LA scene. The menu is diverse...we had the tasting menu and especially liked the locally caught mahi mahi. I don't drink but my wife had a couple glasses of an Oregon Pinot Noir. The service was excellent! We will come back to Avalon Grille!!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Anniversary dinner

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary at the Avalon Grille. Good food and nice surroundings. My husband had the fish which was cooked perfectly and was plentiful and delicious. I had the chicken - also a very good dish. The service was very good, we will return.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Ate alone and enjoyed the ambiance and service. The food was good but nothing mind blowing. Had the fried brussel sprouts and the lobster wedge salad. Enjoyed both. And the lemon tart to end the meal was superb!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

I enjoyed my dinning experience. The 3 sliders, broccolini, baby carrots and fresh parmesan cheese were sublime.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

We had two fabulous dinners. The food was creative and delicious. The wine and drink list was extensive and the wait staff was attentive. Highly recommend the Avalon Grill.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Ny eve. Just ok. Starters weren’t good. Chateaubriand was good. Not great value.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Found this place through Trip Advisor. I wanted a place that had quality dishes but wouldn’t break the bank. We had a lovely dinner. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Avalon Grille was amazing, service was excellent and the food was exceptional.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a 6:00pm dinner reservation on Christmas day. The items we ordered we're no longer available. We were not told until after we ordered them. The server did not want to be working on Christmas day and had an "I could care less" attitude. We waited a long time for our food. At the end of the dinner, a manager asked us about our meal and we shared our honest feedback. We received an insincere apology after spending more than $150 on a dinner for two.

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