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Gardens of Avila Restaurant

310 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Gardens Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, a favorite spot for locals as well as travelers, is situated in a beautiful garden setting in the Avila Valley. Savor the flavors of the award-winning contemporary coastal cuisine inspired by the surrounding local wine country.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Organic, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 8:00am - 11:00am
Bar and Lounge: 11am-9pm
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 595-7302
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gregg Wangard
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Private party facilities
Our event facilities have a wide variety of configurations and settings to meet your specific needs. The Palm Room, which features cathedral ceilings and large windows can accommodate up to 48 guests. With its centerpiece marble fireplace, the adjoining Fireside Room can accommodate up to 32 guests and the Fireside and Palm Rooms together accommodate up to 110.

We also offer our Garden View Room for private parties of 12 and under. Reservations Required through the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Rhonda Sims : (805) 540-3638
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We offer catering by our Gardens Restaurant onsite in our banquet rooms. We offer many dining options, packages and menu choices for parties of 12 or more. Our banquet menus are created to provide a unique dining experience offering local, sustainable and mostly organic ingredients. We offer plated dishes, buffet and family style meals and a variety of seating arrangements designed around your event. Our Event Manager will work with you directly through every step to ensure a memorable dining experience.
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Cross street
Hwy 101
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Parking details
Complimentary onsite parking
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Public transit
Avila Beach
Pismo Beach
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Special events & promotions
Private Dinners: Holiday Parties, Birthday and Anniversary Parties
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners
Bridal Showers, Baby Showers
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Business Meetings
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 310 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our evening very much. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant. The server made an initial visit to the table and talked with one of our (four) party. The rest of us were away from the table. We then waited 20 minutes for a second visit to hear about the specials and get our questions answered. Good service after that.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was friendly! Amazing spot.

vipWEA51 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Our group was able to try all of items offered on the restaurant menu and all were great with good portions and very tasty: walnut pate with goat cheese, pork belly tacos, , kale salad, beet and citrus salad, chicken, salmon, cheese cake, chocolate mouse cake,.
The wine pairing was good.
For us it was a great way to revisit Gardens of Avila. We are looking forward to going back.

BCBC (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

After several days on a road trip, we didn't want to venture out to dinner - so opted for the restaurant at Sycamore Springs. We were thrilled! Great ambience and service, delicious meals and generous portions. Great wine too. Glad we stayed.

Cathb (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Brooke (or Brookie) and Ivy were great. Loved the food. Veggie Burger was a little bland but loved everything else and if you bring a bottle of local wine there is no corkage fee.

Templetondiner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Ambiance was romantic. Service was not what it should be. Food was very good. Servers should be better trained!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was okay. The food was great, but had a lot of kids at the table next to us crying and screaming. Didn’t mind it too much but it was distracting myself and my date. Everything was dark in the restaurant and not a nice ambience more of a nap time lighting. You couldn’t see anything outside the windows, which surrounds the room, so a better view would have been nice.

vipArly (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

We were staying at Sycamore Mineral Springs and did not want to leave the premises. Great restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Food was very good and service was excellent

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. Fabulous food and the fact that the hot springs is on location make it the perfect veneue.

vipCrew (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

Good variety of food choices, including some vegetarian and vegan dishes. Wondrful servic from our witer Kelly, even when we dent something back forabit more cooking! Beautiful dining room, lovely views of outside during daylight hours.