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AVANT, San Diego, CA
AVANT, San Diego, CA
AVANT, San Diego, CA
AVANT, San Diego, CA
AVANT, San Diego, CA

AVANT

4.6
4.6
1572 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
AVANT is the signature restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn, offering elevated contemporary California cuisine that unites culinary influences and flavors from Baja California with French techniques and inspiration. Crafted by Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez, the seasonal menu uses the freshest local ingredients and produce from The Inn's on-site garden. Regional Sommelier & Cellar Master Joe Baumgardner has curated an award-winning wine cellar for AVANT, from limited production wines around the globe to bio-dynamically farmed selections, offering the perfect pairing for each course. AVANT's cocktail program, created by mixologist Jason Sorge, serves up imaginative libations ranging from light to direct, all complemented by playful presentations and artistic touches. The essential San Diego dining experience is set in inviting indoor and outdoor spaces with stunning views of the surrounding resort.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (844) 254-0013
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    With about 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor gathering space, championship golf course views, fine dining and professional service, AVANT is ideal for an intimate gathering for 12 or a larger event of 50. We’ve got you covered with three unique spaces. La Taberna, El Biz and Table 65.
  • Private party contact
    Carolyna Ziske: (858) 385-8708
  • Neighborhood
    Poway / Rancho Bernardo
  • Cross street
    Pomerado Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.<br />Self parking also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Champagne Brunch at Rancho Bernardo Inn

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at Rancho Bernardo Inn for an exquisite Sunday Champagne Brunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm, and let our culinary delights, bottomless pours of Chandon Sparkling Wine, and live music make your weekend truly exceptional. Our Sunday Champagne Brunch features quintessential breakfast buffet offerings such as made-to-order waffles, chef's selection of pastries, classic hot breakfast items, a seafood raw bar, and signature entrees. Complete your experience with a stylish dessert bar highlighting chef's selection of pastries. Seating times are between 10:00am-1:00pm with a two-hour time limit. Join us for only $85, not including 20% service charge, and sales tax Make your reservation today!
    Sunday Champagne Brunch at Rancho Bernardo Inn Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $110.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join our Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez in a celebration of Mother’s Day as he will be offering a special Four Course Brunch-Inspired Menu for $110 per adult and $55 per child (not inclusive of tax and 20% service charge).
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo
  • Spirits, Sips & Stories

    $69.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 14, 2024 only
    Join our Beverage Manager + Mixologist, Jason Sorge, for an enriching and interactive blending experience, as we delve into the intricacies of Blended Scotch Whisky, uncovering its rich history and foundation as seen through the perspective of the renowned John Walker and Sons. This immersive workshop goes beyond theory, offering participants a hands-on opportunity to craft their own bespoke blend using Single Malt Scotches sourced from the diverse landscapes of Scotland's four corners. Unleash your creativity as you craft your personalized blend, adding a unique touch to your understanding of the intricate world of spirits. $69+ (not inclusive of tax).
    Spirits, Sips & Stories Photo

What 1,572 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for brunch

  • North San Diego

    Californian

1,572 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this restaurant after moving to San Diego area. Top notch food and service. Paul is great waiter. Really knows his stuff

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  2. RAMONAG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect!!! The location of our table was wonderful....in front of the fireplace. The food was excellent. Great job, Chef Sergio! The service was outstanding. We always enjoy dining at Avant.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Ramonag, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that everything was perfect for you during your visit to Avant. It's fantastic that you enjoyed our location, the ambiance, and the food. We're also glad to know that our service met your expectations. We strive to provide an outstanding dining experience for all our guests and your feedback is a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, The Avant Management Team

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  3. Ajenn

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful Easter brunch. Food was outstanding and our server Paul was great.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Ajenn, Thank you for the review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Easter brunch at AVANT. It's wonderful to know that our food and service met your expectations. We strive to provide a memorable experience for all our guests, and your feedback helps us do just that. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon. Best, The Management Team at AVANT

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow service especially for desert. Quality of food not up to the price
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that you found our service to be slow and the quality of our food not up to the price. At AVANT, we strive to provide a top-notch dining experience for all our guests. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Best regards Avant Management

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  5. LauraO

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the most wonderful Brunches I have been to. The food was delicious, the presentation and display was spectacular! Service excellent and the restaurant and grounds so beautiful.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear LauraO, We sincerely appreciate you joining us for our upgraded version of the Sunday Champagne Brunch at RBI and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you had a wonderful experience, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful property and a talented and creative culinary team working alongside our skilled service team here at Rancho Bernardo Inn. We truly love that you felt the Brunch was one of the most wonderful Brunches you have been to, and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, RBI Food & Beverage Management

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  6. kabu

    San Diego

    162 reviews

    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so attentive and cordial. Food was amazing and endless champagne made it very special. Thank you Avant👍
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear kabu. We sincerely appreciate you joining us for our upgraded version of the Sunday Champagne Brunch at RBI and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you had a wonderful experience, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We truly love that you felt the Brunch was the best Brunch ever, and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, RBI Food & Beverage Management

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  7. magpie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our birthdays and Blaine, our waiter, made our dining experience special. We chose for an appetizer the French Camembert Cheese which was Amazing. grimaud farms aged duck breast Hidden rose beet salad Crème brûlée for dessert Highly recommend for a great all around dining experience.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Magpie, Thank you for dining at our Avant restaurant and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you felt that our restaurant was a great place for your special occasion, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We truly love to help you celebrate birthdays with your families and your friends. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful property and a talented and creative culinary team working alongside our skilled service team here at Rancho Bernardo Inn We look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, Avant Management

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  8. JimPRKB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. The quality of the food was excellent. The music and atmosphere was very laid back. Very nice setting.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear JimPRKB, Thank you for dining at our Avant restaurant and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you had an outstanding experience, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful property and a talented and creative culinary team working alongside our skilled service team here at Rancho Bernardo Inn. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, Avant Management

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  9. MikeR

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stop in the bar somewhat often but have never been down the steps to the restaurant for anything. This was our first time and all I can say is wow! Food was fantastic, service impeccable all with quiet lively chatter and a musician that wasn’t too loud nor too soft. Such an excellent way to celebrate a birthday. We will now venture ‘down the steps’ more often!! Thank you!
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear MikeR. We sincerely appreciate you joining us for our upgraded version of the Sunday Champagne Brunch at RBI and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you had a truly wonderful celebration of your birthday, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, RBI Food & Beverage Management

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing champagne brunch! Servers were on top of it, my glass was literally never half empty because they were so attentive. The food was delicious, overall fantastic and will definitely return.
    AVANTResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Anonymous, We sincerely appreciate you joining us for our upgraded version of the Sunday Champagne Brunch at RBI and for taking the time to share your opinion. We are delighted to see that you had an amazing dining experience, and we want to thank you for the five-star review. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful property and a talented and creative culinary team working alongside our skilled service team here at Rancho Bernardo Inn We truly love that you felt the Brunch was overall fantastic, and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, RBI Food & Beverage Management

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FAQs

AVANT is rated 4.6 stars by 1572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for AVANT

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pomerado Road
  • Neighborhood
    Poway / Rancho Bernardo
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.<br />Self parking also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (844) 254-0013
  • Private party facilities
    With about 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor gathering space, championship golf course views, fine dining and professional service, AVANT is ideal for an intimate gathering for 12 or a larger event of 50. We’ve got you covered with three unique spaces. La Taberna, El Biz and Table 65.
  • Private party contact
    Carolyna Ziske: (858) 385-8708
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