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California Bistro - Park Hyatt Aviara

145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Californian, American
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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

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

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Phone number
(760) 603-6868
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pierre Albaladejo
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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.
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Private party contact
Elizabeth Almario: (760) 603-5140
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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!
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Cross street
Aviara Parkway
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Parking details
Valet parking complimentary with your dining experience
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Elizabeth Almario at to book any special events and promotions.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 145 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanneA (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our Friend Kat adores Park Aviara Hyatt. She can rarely attend due to wheelchair issues. This was her birthday celebration and she thoroughly enjoyed it - as we all did. Excellent service.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Really fabulous and creative Thanksgiving buffet. Wonderful eclectic mix of seasonal favorites and surprising combinations. Dessert is to die for. We had two adults and a fussy teenage and everyone left (more than) satisfied!

John (Phoenix)
4.0  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!

vipSweet2eat (San Diego)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a great Father's Day brunch.

Jeremy (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Titus (San Diego)
4.0  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.

vipFelipe (San Diego)
5.0  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

TomS (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

DanChad (San Diego)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

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