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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
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Contemporary American, Californian, American
Hours of Operation:
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Valet parking complimentary with your dining experience
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
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.
California Bistro - Park Hyatt Aviara Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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