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AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

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290 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
AVEO Table + Bar masterfully blends seaside elegance with a coastal casual vibe. With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the restaurant’s cuisine highlights the best of the Mediterranean from Spain to Italy and from Greece to Morocco, with dishes inspired by local influences and an emphasis on organic and sustainable ingredients drawn from new and longstanding partnerships with local fishermen, ranchers, farmers and food artisans. The restaurant also offers an impressive wine list, craft beers from local breweries, and a craft cocktail program that takes a “farm-to-bar” approach by using herbs grown on-site and honey harvested from the property’s bee hives.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 290 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.5
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3.9
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Pays attention to details

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a few nights at the Monarch Beach Resort and decided to give Aveo a try. We had a table with a beautiful view of the ocean and breathtaking sunset. I had the Filet Mignon which was by far one of the best steaks I’ve had. It was paired perfectly with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My partner had the scallaps and enjoyed those too. For dessert our server suggested the Tiramasu which gave us chills it was sooo good. Different than your typical tiramisu but worth it! We had such a nice dinner that we decided to eat there again the next night. The food the second night was equally as delicious, although there were three families seated behind us with 8 smaller kids in their party. They were SOOO loud and obnoxious and at one point the kids were running aimlessly around the restaurant and even screamed and shrilled behind our table (I can still hear that in my ear). The servers apologized although I feel the restaurant could have done more as every table near us complained. They should have moved the family inside or off to the side so the entire restaurant wasn’t inconvenienced by these rowdy and obnoxious children. That almost ruined our date night but the server, food, and view made up for it. Would definitely go back when we return to the Monarch.

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AerinS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

In fairness, maybe staff is still getting its bearings from covid-19 impacts to the restaurant but service was painfully slow. Perhaps review current staffing levels to see if it’s adequate?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st wedding Anniversary

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vipSBOC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service. Food is mediocre, pretty bland.

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vipFantastic
Oklahoma City
66 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We weren't impressed with AVEO our last visit, but we didn't want to get out so we decided to give it another try this trip. Same experience. It's good food, but not great. Prices are high. There was a large table near us, loud talkers, children watching loud videos. There are better options.

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lizm
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

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BrianaDonato
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The filet mignon was spectacular but the calamari was way too breaded, the lobster gnocchi was just eh and the red snapper ceviche was ok as well. The waitress told my friend and myself that "wow you guys ordered a lot" and then proceeded to place our dirty plates on top of the full plate of pasta and walked away with the food without asking us if we were done or wanted it wrapped up to go. Other than the weird service, the atmosphere and vibes were very beautiful. But staffing has got to match the prices on the menu. If I'm spending $200 a person for dinner and two drinks, I expect the service to be impeccable.

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Runner48
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for my birthday dinner on a beautiful evening in time for sunset. Despite having reservations, we could not be seated outside on the patio overlooking the ocean because we found out that all outdoor tables are saved for hotel guests. So despite empty tables outside, we were awkwardly seated inside, alone in the dining room, in a large booth. The service was lukewarm from the start to end, as if they really weren’t happy to have us as customers. My husband enjoyed his ribeye but I got the $40 Scallops with Potato Risotto that was three scallops with diced potatoes swimming in cream sauce. The scallops were good but the potatoes were a poor interpretation of risotto and the value really wasn’t there. I won’t book any more occasions at Aveo, I’m sorry to say.

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NJCHICK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my 50th birthday, I decided to treat myself and stay at The Monarch Beach Resort. What could be more decadent than a fancy breakfast? Saul was the most attentive server, who greeted us with a smile (even under the mask) and took care of every aspect of our meal. The four of us were treated like royalty! Thank you, Saul, for making my bday extra special (with dessert on top)!

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vipSteveB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

To be honest, the food was less than average. I was surprised. Very lackluster when spending $200 on a dinner for two. Most things were tasteless. So many good alternatives in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality and service!

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GoltaE
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so sweet attentive and wonderful. It was a beautiful breakfast

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vipBaybee
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Scottyk
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the upper balcony overlooking the ocean...food &service were outstanding👍

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vipKarenF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful location

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Wanderlust4Ever
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The views are stunning and the staff was lovely!

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annem
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. When we arrived at 5:30pm hour of our reservation, our table was not ready but the hostess had us waiting with a Champagne glasses and that make all the difference. The food was amazing and the service great as well. It was our anniversary and definitely we want to come back .

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vipAtlaz
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, delicious lunch with family. Excellent service.
Thank you,

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YosephL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Don’t make people wait long
U should bring out the bread right away

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vipHPFoodie
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and adult beverages with a million dollar view of the Pacific. This restaurant is a must see for the LA area!

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vipFrank002
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Although the food was very good, it was very much overpriced. The ambience for inside seating was extremely disappointing. Outdoor seating would be much better, weather permitting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very very slow two days in a row.

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vipLindaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very disappointing - ambiance lacks the appeal I expected in the resort. Food took a long time and was mediocre. Over priced. Service was good. More of an expensive family restaurant and I was with my husband looking for a quiet night out.

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vipjeful
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Too many toddlers who were not seated, and often screaming was a huge detriment to our meal.
Considering the cost of our meal, this was very unpleasant . Also the strong florescent lighting is not good for ambiance. This is all unfortunate since the food is very good, drinks as well.

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SherlyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our food took more than 45 minutes to arrive .nobody checked out on us except ones didnt expect this service from this resort .

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think it may have just been a weird night for them, but the service was painfully slow. I hate to blame our server because she was sweet, but we sat for 15 mins before anyone came up to our table to even take a drink order. That being said, the food was great and staff was very friendly. Overall a good experience and I would recommend it.

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JaisonA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Bad service, mediocre food. Other customers also complained

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived just before sunset and sat inside. Just prior to the sunset the sun shades are drawn to appreciate the sunset view. The service was excellent and the food was great, a bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

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lindas
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining here at sunset! Excellent food and perfect service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a little slow night, so I don’t think we got the ambiance that we expected. Good service !

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JustinK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tower is excellent and Hospitality of Employees is High End service!!

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CarolS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We watched the sunset from the upstairs patio at the MBR. The hotel is elegant and yet laid back with a friendly California vibe. They had an amazing musician playing the violin while friends gathered to listen and watch the sunset. AVEO was billed as a lively and bustling restaurant but it was not that. While the food was quite good it wasn’t exactly the kind of experience we were hoping for. It may have the season or that it was early evening. They have outdoor seating with a beautiful ocean view and they were very kind to bring a heater over to our table. We would definitely give it another try and I’d live to stay at MBR the next time we are in Laguna/Dana Point

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ZenaI
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

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vipDanM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great views, limited lunch menu but good selections.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor all around. Outside and no heat lamp was brought. Managers all avoiding fixing any problems or even apologizing for poor service. Drinks took 50 mins to show up and first course took almost an hour and a half. New Years with a. Fixed menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
160 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was nice quiet and warm! Food was incredible as well as service ‼️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always extra great. Special nods should go to staff members Jose and Nick for their knowledge of the menu as well as their excellent care for us patrons.

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LouL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food. good service. pricey but you get what you pay for. will definitely go back to this place.

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AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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