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About California Bistro - Park Hyatt Aviara

The chefs at our San Diego California restaurant combine the culinary comfort of a modern bistro with market-fresh ingredients indigenous to the area's fruitful terrain and bountiful waters. Inspired by French tradition, the menu offers locally produced vegetables, seafood and specially selected free-range, grain-fed meats. An extensive wine list emphasizes selections from California's Central Coast to the Napa Valley.


Executive Chef Pierre Albaladejo invites you to enjoy one or all!

Complimentary parking available with your dining experience

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet
Monday – Sunday...............................................06:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakfast A la Carte
Monday – Sunday................................................06:30 AM – 11:00AM

Lunch A la Carte
Monday – Friday...................................................11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Brunch A la Carte
Saturday .............................................................11:00 AM – 2.00 PM

Bottomless Sparkling Brunch Buffet
Sunday ..................................................................12:00PM – 2:00 PM

Cross Street:
Aviara Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 603-6868

Website:
http://www.parkhyattaviara.com/

Catering:
The California Bistro offers a beautiful private function space accommodating up to 30 guests. Enjoy our beautiful breakfast, lunch and Saturday brunch where everyone will find something they love, including Chef Franck Riffaud's delicious desserts! Private room available or enjoy the wrap-around outdoor terrace offering spectacular ocean views!

Parking Details:
Valet parking complimentary with your dining experience

Executive Chef:
Pierre Albaladejo

Private Party Facilities:
The chefs at our San Diego California restaurant combine the culinary comfort of a modern bistro with market-fresh ingredients indigenous to the area's fruitful terrain and bountiful waters. Inspired by French tradition, the menu offers locally produced daily fresh vegetables, seafood and specially selected free-range, grain-fed meats. An extensive wine list emphasizes selections from California's Central Coast north to the Napa Valley.

Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Almario: (760) 603-5140

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Elizabeth Almario at Beth.Almario@hyatt.com to book any special events and promotions.

Specials

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Join us to eat, drink and be thankful, at our Holiday Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at the California Bistro. Offerings include a free range turkey carving station, iced seafood display, Maki sushi, cold salad buffet, artisanal cheese and salumis, pumpkin pie french toast, and decadent fall desserts.

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California Bistro - Park Hyatt Aviara Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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4.0

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3.2

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Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

When we come to SoCal each year to get away from the AZ heat, we make it a point to have Sunday Champagne Brunch at the California Bistro. This was our third time this year.
It is in a beautiful setting with marvelous, friendly and professional service. Christina was right there bringing replacement utensils, filling our glasses and inquiring if we needed anything.

The selection of food ran from king crab legs to prime rib to fruits, huge peeled shrimp,cerviche, salads, lox, pastries, cheeses, omelettes, desserts - everything you could want.

The patio for al fresco dining is our favorite. Gorgeous.

Can't wait until next summer to return to the California Bistro!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My high expectations were unmet. The experience was unique in its lack of civility. The wait staff was poorly trained and unfamiliar with the menu and wine list.
Jeremiah, our waiter, ended the meal with a lecture. The gist was that we had chosen the wrong place to lunch. We had come to relax and dine. A fast food meal wasn't our goal. We were told that we didn't belong ,and Jeremiah suggested that we take our business elsewhere in the future.
Despite the critical attitude, we tipped generously. It's not in my nature not to treat people poorly.
We are locals who could have become regulars.
This was unique in my years of travel and meals at the finest hotels worldwide.
I suggest management address this embarrassment and introduce immediate remedial action.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a great Father's Day brunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always a good experience, and the food was excellent, and the staff was wonderful this past Sunday.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I dined their in order to take my friends out after they had me over so many times to their place. I can't imagine why anyone would pay so much for a meal, but I think my friends liked it. And it was nice to at least have tried it. The staff were very nice, but I think they were a little overworked. There was no one at the egg station or the carving board most of the time. The diners had to ask for help, or even cut their own prime rib. But, all and all, it was a nice dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Attended for Easter brunch. It was amazing. Oh my god, best dessert table ever and best breakfast food ever. Fresh seafood and eggs made to order. Simply amazing

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The brunch food was excellent both wide variety and quality. Service attentive.
However, expect to pay $100 per head.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's eve buffet was superb. Just enough food variety to satisfy all tastes without it being overwhelming or over-indulgent. Everything tasted excellent. The service was great. Was worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The selection of food did not equal the cost. Way over priced for the limited selection of food. Disappointed is the best choice of words I can give.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2016

To be honest I thought the chairs were to low budget looking, it needs a little music,
To quiet and can hear the kitchen, I didn't like the chard salad, lettuce was to tough they left the ends on so it took me 10 minutes to cut the thing just give me a good salad please that's already cut nothing I have to work too hard at.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Everything was wonderful EXCEPT the time limits. The brunch didn't start until noon and the food was put away at 2. When we go to brunch we like to enjoy the company we are with. We don't immediately jump up and eat. We savor the first (and sometimes second) glass of champagne while catching up on life.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2016

The place is beautiful; the food was delicious; and the value wasn't too bad. The only thing that was a bummer was that the service was really slow. It took almost 40 minutes for them to finally take our order. Good place if you are not tight on time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Amazing place for a special meal. Brunch starts at noon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great food, great location, but a bit overpriced (paying for location). Good food selection but very poor selection of salads

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 13, 2016

Very disappointed . For the price, there was a poor selection, most of the hot food was cold. One of the cakes was frozen in the middle. Couldn't find anyone to make the omelette or carve the prime rib. Mimosas were good but they must have been understaffed because it took forever to get a refill. What food there was was good, not excellent . Guess you are paying for the hotel ambience which was beautiful , but the Bistro restaurant was not exceptionsl

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2015

It looked like a converted conference room with Denny's style tables. The waiter was great. I think he was embarrassed at the room.

At $80-90 a head for a very minimum Buffett. We had an 8:30 reservation and by 9:15 they were tearing down the Buffett.

We will never go back. Who would have thought there was a Denny's at Aviara!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2015

I was looking forward to our brunch here since it seemed to have good reviews. The resort seems pretty posh as you're coming down the drive. Parking is valet ONLY (bring cash!). There are no signs whatsoever in the resort lobby to direct you to the restaurant, and it is not easy to find on your own - down a long hallway, take a right, then take a left. Once we arrived (at 10:45am) for our 11am reservation, we were told by the hostess that they were tearing down the breakfast buffet and would be setting up the lunch buffet 11:30. So we could order ala carte or eat quickly from the breakfast buffet or wait 45 minutes for the lunch buffet. We decided that the 3 of us would do the breakfast buffet. However, when our waitress arrived, we didn't have a chance to tell her - she asked if we wanted coffee and when we replied yes, she sped off without waiting for our questions about the buffet. So we waited for her to return with the coffee. And we waited. And waited. Meanwhile saw several other staff members walking around, none of them helping customers. Our poor waitress was the ONLY one of several who was helping customers! When she finally returned with the coffee, it was 10:55. We asked if we could do the buffet and she hesitated, told us they were tearing it down, but said if that was ok with us it was ok with her. Predictably, the food was cold and picked over and pretty mediocre. The quiche was good but cold. Also were bagels, bread, jam, pancakes, bacon, and sausage. Hardly worth the $30 per person! I realize they have no control over this, but there was a screaming toddler at the next table. I wouldn't go back. Nor recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Great food with fresh ingredients

Service was lackluster caring

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2015

food was delicious. The view is lovely. It was pleasant to talk to my friend. They do try to cater to special food sensitivities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Had a very nice buffet breakfast outside on the patio. Good service and selection of food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch with friends and enjoyed it so much, we are going again! Food for delicious, service excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 29, 2015

It was all just 'ok'.... no ambience, food was pretty ordinary.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2015

We have been here several times for brunch and it never disappoints. My family enjoys the buffet, but I order off the menu. Either way, the food is delicious. The service is great and it's a nice quiet atmosphere. The view on the patio is great as well. It's on the expensive side, but a very classy place to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I was impressed and amazed at the culinary choices - really good food and nicely presented on the buffet. Really liked the Suchi presentation as well as the creative deserts!

The service however reminded me of Denny's on a busy Saturday - for $85 / plate it was disappointing to be busing our own dishes and having to ask two and three times for drinks and yogurt for our 2 year old (who not surprisingly had a hard time being patient). It didn't help that the outdoor seating was directly in the wind so when the door next to us opened with wait-people going in and out it blew napkins and paper across the room.

Not what you'd expect from a Hyatt Regency....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 12, 2015

Excellent management and staffing yields excellent customer service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 5, 2015

We went to Ca. Bistro at Aviara for Easter Brunch. The staff was friendly and efficient, very accommodating. The dining area was super casual, there were not even any table clothes on the tables. The view was beautiful. The food was creative and tasted very, very good. The deserts were by far the highlight of the day. Absolutely the best I've ever had anywhere out in San Diego. Our server was adorable and friendly. She made sure we had plenty of the fresh squeezed melon/orange juice which was delicious. We will be going back on a non-holiday to enjoy again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 5, 2015

My family really enjoyed the brunch at the Hyatt! The set-up was wonderful, there was lots of amazing food and it was a beautiful day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 21, 2015

Excellent weekend buffet, service and ambiance. The chef was amazing and the parking fee was even validated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2014

We went to a Christmas Eve buffet and it was excellent! The service was great, the selection of food was very nice, with a wide range of items from turkey roulade, prime rib, halibut, seafood bar, wonderful salads and suburb desertsl We will go back for future holiday buffets even thought we initially thought the price of $65 per person was too high. It was well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel in a breathtaking setting. But the restaurant is a noisy coffee shop, at best. The menu is limited, but they do offer a buffet, which is just too much for lunch. We were ignored, for the most part. The wine list is very expensive by the glass. I definitely will not go back again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2014

My husband and I dined here around 11:45 am and unfortunately, there was only one other person dining here when we arrived and about 6 people when we left, other then an employee lunch in another room in the back. This is really a shame. This is a great place for lunch. We ate outside and it was just beautiful looking over the hills and the golf course. The food and service were both terrific. The Park Hyatt team does a wonderful job. It's really too bad that more people don't partake in lunch here. Since this is in a hotel, maybe diners come later.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2014

We had the buffet, a nice selection of food and the service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2014

We have had brunch there several times-the last maybe two yrs ago on Father's Day. We were very disappointed so did not return for quite awhile. On our return last Sunday we were rather surprised to find the selection was greatly reduced. Also, there were some empty dishes that were not refilled until just before we left. Having said all of that-the food you offered was really plenty (well, maybe a waffle would have been good) the service was great and we will come back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 22, 2014

I thought the menu was very limited, but I was expecting to see a nice buffet. I took a friend here for the buffet for her birthday and was disappointed that they only have it on weekends. Their website did not specify this. Also, there were very few people in the restaurant and everyone apparently wanted to sit next to the window where we were. The tables were rather close and there were two men on each side of us. At one table they were so loud we could hear their whole conversation and the other two spent time on their phones having conversations with someone else.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

For the high price this was a bust! We tried Grand Del Mar Brunch in Del Mar and the cost was the same but the amount and variety of food between both brunches was like night and day. Not enough variety was the biggest difference plus here the food was placed on window ledges, how tacky. This brunch should have been priced 20-30 dollars less to be considered. Way over priced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2014

I live in LA and I have been to many hotel brunches (Ritz, Four Seasons, you name it). This one is a lot more intimate with quality over quantity. There may be fewer choices but every single ingredient is so fresh and so delicious. You can tell the chef put his/her personal touch and love into every single morsel you take. The views are also lovely and the staff could not be more professional and friendlier. We also ordered the fresh juice of the day (melon and banana mix) and it was the best juice I've ever had!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 23, 2014

Sad to see the decline after Park Hyatt took over for Four Seasons. Service was horrible, food selection considerably smaller. And the once vibrant and busy Sunday brunch had maybe four tables. Not going there again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 20, 2014

I was so very disappointed that you no longer offer the "small plate/salad bar" that you had before the renovation. I raved about California Bistro to all of my friends and was surprised that you no longer offer that venue. I do understand that this may have been a cost consideration, since much of this was labor intensive, however, this did make your restaurant a special experience. Your head waiter Jonathan is always delightful and gracious and helped make my disappointment bearable. Thank you. Liz Schwartz

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

the restaurant server recommended bay style omelette inc. crab but it tastes much harder than expected. also, a bit greasy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on January 22, 2014

Calamari were fried perfectly and the farro salad was really tasty (even a little too much vinegar for my taste).
Good service too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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