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AVANT

4.1
608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date (20)
  • Creative Cuisine (17)
  • Romantic (14)
AVANT Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn draws on the best of wine country dining – inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest seasonal ingredients – and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset. AVANT serves up vibrant, creative dishes and artisan libations in an inviting setting defined by its indoor-outdoor design, dynamic spaces and lush garden milieu – bringing a sense of adventure and fulfillment to every experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
AVANT Dining
Sunday–Thursday: 4pm–9pm
Friday–Saturday: 4pm–10pm

Dinner service starts at 5pm

Happy Hour
Daily from 4pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(844) 277-3708
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

A candlelit dinner for two including 4-course prix fixe dinner featuring live music. AVANT is the perfect place for romance.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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What 608 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.2
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3.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Had the halibut entree and it was delicious. Also, the margarita was very flavorful! The Inn continues to have great food!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My son and I enjoyed the meal! The chef gave us extra oysters. The waiter was outstanding and the food wonderful. The donuts ate a must!

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vipJimbo (San Diego)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants. Well rounded menu and the food and service is consistently good.

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vipChicagoDiner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a table for 8 and the service was great - even though the restaurant was full. Drinks are creative and there are two wine lists - one with reasonably priced wines and a special list with reserve wines and reserve prices for special occasions.
There are a lot of options on the menu and very reasonably priced. Portions are also generous. Everyone ordered different starters and entres and no one was displeased with their choice.

Is this a restaurant to travel to from San Diego or La Jolla - no - but if you are staying in the area, this is a great option.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

We were very pleased to enjoy a special dinner here. The remodel of the restaurant was well done. Portion sizes are moderate. Prices seemed appropriate for quality and flavors. A top pick for couples or adult families looking for a cut above. We will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was very good except the short rib was a bit sticky with an over powering sauce. The duck and black cod were better. Had a wonderful and and interestingly displayed persimmon salad. The food, service and ambiance were good, but except for the salad, the food was not all that unique and the ambiance really feels like a hotel dining room. Probably a good place to meet with a bookclub or business meeting, but does not for a special night out.

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JohnP 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Serving size on small size. Ambient noise in room was over the top making casual / normal- level table conversation difficult. Some attention should be given to room sound proofing.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waitress was terrible. She barely checked on her tables. She tried to over charge us but lucky we caught it on tbe bill. She tried to blame it on a "computer glitch" and said it happened to a couple other people which I took it that she tried to over charge them as well. She was not surprised when we brought it up to her. We went for New Years's eve dinner so we were disappointed walking away from this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was incredible. Food was excellent. Dishes were well-timed. The night we attended there were a number of large family parties and some children were making a bit of noise. That knocked the ambiance down a couple of stars. Would highly recommend otherwise. We had the monkfish and grass fed dry aged ribeye. Superb!

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Blumenonion (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Felt like a family style restaurant trying to be fine dining. Service did not have even close to the attention to detail that it should for what they were charging and the amount of time the food and drinks took to arrive.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
AVANT Dining
Sunday–Thursday: 4pm–9pm
Friday–Saturday: 4pm–10pm

Dinner service starts at 5pm

Happy Hour
Daily from 4pm-6:30pm
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Cross street
Pomerado Road
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(844) 277-3708
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking.
Self parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 AVANT Table 65.

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