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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:30 PM
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Avalon Grille

4.4
585 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 585 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very nice waiter and the food tastes amazing.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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