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AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Grilled Octopus (d)
Citrus Marinade, Pee-Wee Potatoes, Celery Greens, Black Olives
Baby Carrots (g)(v)
Great service. Pays attention to details
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.
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?
21st wedding Anniversary
Beautiful setting, great service. Food is mediocre, pretty bland.
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.
Great food !
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.
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.
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)!
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.
Amazing hospitality and service!
They were so sweet attentive and wonderful. It was a beautiful breakfast
Sat on the upper balcony overlooking the ocean...food &service were outstanding👍
Great food. Beautiful location
Food was amazing! The views are stunning and the staff was lovely!
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 .
Wonderful, delicious lunch with family. Excellent service.
Don’t make people wait long
U should bring out the bread right away
Exceptional food, service and adult beverages with a million dollar view of the Pacific. This restaurant is a must see for the LA area!
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.
Service was very very slow two days in a row.
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.
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.
Our food took more than 45 minutes to arrive .nobody checked out on us except ones didnt expect this service from this resort .
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.
Bad service, mediocre food. Other customers also complained
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.
Wonderful experience dining here at sunset! Excellent food and perfect service.
It was a little slow night, so I don’t think we got the ambiance that we expected. Good service !
Tower is excellent and Hospitality of Employees is High End service!!
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
Great views, limited lunch menu but good selections.
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.
Patio was nice quiet and warm! Food was incredible as well as service ‼️
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.
good food. good service. pricey but you get what you pay for. will definitely go back to this place.
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.