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About Avalon Grille

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.

423 Crescent Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
Catalina Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 510-7494

Website:
http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/dining-nightlife/avalon/avalon-grille

Entertainment:
Late night Dj every Friday and Saturday

Executive Chef:
Roberto Hernandez

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

Avalon Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Waterfront (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 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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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Anniversary dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Warm, inviting ambience, great food and friendly and efficient service at the bar and the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Singapore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I spent Christmas in Avalon. We went here for our Christmas Eve dinner. They had a very nice Prix fixe meal that was three courses. We each ordered different entrees to try more of the dishes. The osso bucco was delicious as was the fish. The atmosphere was nice & it felt good for a Christmas Eve dinner. I am sure the scene is very different in the height of tourist season, but we enjoyed the meal very much & would go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Came for Christmas Eve Dinner. They’re we’re a little busy. However, the food was pretty good we had the Scallops and Calamari and Buffalo Short Ribs

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Location was good, interior was welcoming, service from the waitstaff was excellent, food was good... but my andouille sausage and lobster pasta, was missing the lobster! Management took care of the problem, and because of the delay (15 minutes) plated a new order for me, and deducted my order from the bill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 15, 2017

What a great find!
I found the Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor and it had some great reviews.
I also ran the name past a coworker who has a time share on Catalina island and he gave it two thumbs ups!
My bestie and I were celebrating our birthdays and after our zip line adventure we went to this charming restaurant.
The gentleman at the door was so inviting and we were seated immediately even though we arrived 2
hours before our reservation.
Our waiter was great the food was great and I will definitely recommend this to anyone going to Catalina.

Ps not really a kids restaurant.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great restaurant for burgers. The food was good -very friendly wait staff

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Im so Glad i made Reservation with Special Requested ask for Corner Quiet In the Dark Table with 20 Roses and a Botle of Red Wine and suprise my wife on our 20 years Aniversary
Thank You to all people at Avalon Grille to made this request possible i recoment this place for a Romantic specially Aniversary Dinner

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of Avalon's better upscale eateries. Friendly waiter, nice ambiance. I ordered the Scallops dish- it was yummy! Beware of the $99 margarita...yes $99!! Our waiter was kind enough to point it out to us when we ordered it (we hadn't noticed the price). Needless to say, we were very appreciative of the "heads up." We"modified" our order to a more affordable and still satisfying cocktail!
Convenient location if you don't have a golf cart- right off the green pier and right down the way from El Galleon(fun karaoke) and around the corner from The Marlin Club (fun dive bar)that has fun live (throwback) bands.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

They treated us very well & helped us celebrate our 50th Anniversary which they acknowledged by giving us complimentary Champagne & a dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

nice looking restaurant, well-located. food was average and menu rather limited. main issue was with very slow food and even slower arrival of parts of the dish which it seemed the chef left out, despite being on the menu! whilst there is not much choice in avalon for fine dining, we were not impressed enough to try again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My dad and I had a fantastic dinner here. The location was beautiful and the food excellent as well as the service.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a delicious thanksgiving dinner here. Food was amazing and ambience was fantastic!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great location, but the service was very slow and not attentive. Had to ask our server to take away empty plates when he was there to drop off drinks. The grilled octopus was good, but everything else, Corbina, swordfish and steak were not that good. Certainly not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic. We ate dinner here all three nights we were in Avalon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful away-from-home Thanksgiving dinner! We were treated so well the whole evening. We will definitely be back!! Thanks for a great holiday meal - made empty nesting fun!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had reservations at 4:30 but had to wait at the bar until 6:00. Was not happy since it was Thanksgiving and it was just me and my husband on a trip without family. I understand the restaurant was very busy and they tried their best to accommodate. We actually really like this restaurant and just had a bad experience due to it being Thanksgiving and over booked with reservations evidently.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Decided to have seafood for Thanksgiving dinner and Avalon Grille didn't disappoint. The scallops and calamari entree was sublime. The grilled octopus appetizer was thrilling and tasty with a hint of spice. My only critique would be to tell us where/who/when the seafood was caught, especially if it was local. But the restaurant does say they only support sustainable seafood. Thanks!

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We dined here for the first night if our girls getaway weekend. We loved the service and ambiance. Our food was delicious too. I ordered the short ribs and my austere the burger. Her burger was a little overdone but still tasty. The price is kind of high but you pay for the view and good food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and fun for people watching along Crescent Ave. We know the employees so it makes it a nice visit. Always enjoy sitting at the bar and as a local, appreciate Wine Down Wednesdays.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I said earlier your waiter was excellent. But the staff at the front door tried to give our table away to someone who just entered. Until I reminded them I had made an reservation for my 16th anniversary. Then they decided to seat us.

Also you should teach your staff about the pictures any paintings of your family you have in the restaurant as there are many people who visit your restaurant and ask who is that in the picture or when was that taken. Or even questions like when was this restaurant built. But your staff admitted they knew nothing about your family or any of the pictures. To me this is incredible as people visit your island are interested in your family.

Overall your restaurant is clean and nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. But little things like knowing something is important to me when I go to a restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service. A must when in Catalina! Enjoyed the view as well.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Sean behind the bar knows how to make a great drink. Food is very good and The Room has a great atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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