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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.
Avalon, CA 90704
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
Late night Dj every Friday and Saturday
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is called a “grille” but has a dinner-house menu, prices ($$$) and decor. The decor is classy, nostalgic and elegant, really nice. The music didn’t fit (beach boys/ 80’s dance music?) and I asked the bartender if they could play some dinner music, but nothing changed.
There was a family with a crying baby that we had to ask the waitress to do something about and she told the manager. It was awkward, but it was sooo nice once they left.
The wait staff brought cake for my Mother’s birthday and sang, so sweet. Thx!
I started with the roasted tomato soup and ordered the plantain-crusted halibut. Everything was delicious and flavorful. It was a generous portion and I couldn't eat it all. Everyone at my table liked what they ordered (calamari, filet, and shrimp) and said it was one of the best meals of the weekend. Thank you!
We really enjoyed the Avalon Grille and appreciated the creative menu and attentive staff. while 'on island' for the annual Jazz Festival we were lucky to squeeze a reservation in between shows and really enjoyed our experience. The braised and grilled octopus was outstanding as was halibut. When deliveries via the ferry from LA were off, the chef found other interesting options to add to the menu. The butternut squash soup (my first this season) will be hard to top.
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