AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

4.3
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday, 7am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 11:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily- 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 234-3224
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Collin Thornton
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Private party facilities
With 2 ocean-view private dining rooms, AVEO Table + Bar can accommodate both large parties and intimate gatherings for breakfast and brunch, lunch, and dinner. With floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to a beautiful outdoor terrace, the restaurant boasts a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. For booking inquiries, please contact: Ashley Resendiz 949.234.3405
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Private party contact
Ashley Resendiz: (949) 234-3405
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Cross street
Niguel Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Miraval Life in Balance Spa, World Class Golf Course, Botanical Garden, Shopping on site.
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Special events & promotions
AVEO Table + Bar hosts a variety of special events and promotions throughout the year including holiday dining, cooking and cocktail courses, and wine-paired dinners. For details on these special events visit our Instagram @aveotableandbar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I had the most wonderful birthday at Aveo, thanks to Marie and our waiter Matthew. Their youthful energy and impeccable service made my evening a very special night to remember. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The bartender made exceptional handcrafted cocktails & was very entertaining! With our party of 4 there was 1 Vegetarian & 1 Gluten free & the menu was very accommodating for both parties and every dish ordered including the appetizers was fresh & delicious! The sunset was beautiful & a bonus!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The place is excellent, very nice decorated and the outdoor seating is amazing. It is located in the Monarch Beach Resort so quality is guaranteed. Service not very good and food so so. Nothing special at all. The place makes it all.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

You lost a STAR due to the fact that your hostess, for the third time, cancelled our OpenTable reservation, even though we checked in and informed her that we would be dining at the bar.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Good service, but a few mistakes on our order. They most-definitely made up for the mistakes. A little noisy, but an unbeatable view and incredibly good food!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Michael a true pro

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great place for all ages and occasions

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We were staying at the Resort and had a birthday dinner there. The food was quite good but considering the restaurant was not crowded, the service was very slow. We had to ask for the wine list and then had to ask for the wine we ordered when the entrées came because it had not been brought yet. We had to ask for water, bread, etc. After the entree was served, the server did not check on us. We refilled our wine glasses ourselves. Had to even wait for the check and due to the size of our party (6), 20% was added as a gratuity. Generally, when a restaurant does that, the server points it out. If a restaurant has this policy, their servers should advise the patron and they should deliver the level of service warranting a mandatory 20% tip. Our meal was several hundred dollars and no matter how good the food is, if the service is lacking, it is detrimental to the experience. We have dined here many times before and stay at the Resort frequently, so this review is just for this one meal.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Excellent service by Matthew - really good salad, entree & dessert - exquisite ocean view...
we will definitely return -
we were there early (6pm) - service was great -it was very busy when we left at 7:30

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food! Beautiful place! They still need to work on service though. Service is hit and miss. Some days we get outstanding service and other days almost nonexistent service. Training still seems to be an issue also. They staff the hotel or least the restaurant with Hotel management trainees from other countries. Which is great. However they never stay around long enough to really learn the job before they move on. And when they get here they know they’re only here for six months or so. That will have to change if they want to deliver superior service.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It is a lovely place. Ha e been there before. Yesterday it took 30 minutes to get a Bloody Mary and the overall service was sooo slllooowww. They accommodated a special drink request so they were nice enough. But then once we gave the valet ticket for the car we waited over 40 minutes -lady in a wheelchair on battery oxygen. Perhaps not a typical day!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were surprised the amazing buffet was not available without warning but the food was great as well as the service. Beautiful location.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The restaurant definitely Needs a make over ... it is very dated !! No atmosphere

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were planning on having brunch, but arrived a bit early and chose to do breakfast instead. The view is AMAZING. All of the Monarch Beach Resort is very well designed and beautiful, and Aveo is no exception. It was so wonderful to have delicious coffee and eggs benny while looking over the ocean. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We love dining at AVEO because the food is consistently great, staff is super nice & accommodating, fun bar. Like outdoor dining. Took a couple with us for their first time & they raced about it too. Can’t wait for summer to enjoy again.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The service was wonderful, from the greeting by the valet to our hostess offering us a lovely patio table, to our server who answered all of our questions about menu choices. We enjoyed our food and the view. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Of course it was not inexpensive, but it was very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We chose to eat inside because it was chilly but the view was just as good. Attentive service, fish done just right.

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Your restaurant is nice and the selection of food is also good. However, the food is too salty. Your restaurant and hotel are expensive. I would suspect those can afford this will be older and may have health problems that require limited intake of salt. Your food is loaded with salt. I suspect that my salmon was soaked in brine. I can't recommend that. If a chef needs salt to taste good, he/she is not s superior chef.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner. Great servers, great ambiance but food was ok. Our server was great! It was slightly chilly outdoors but the heaters did their job. Maybe will order a different dish than steaks next time:-)

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

European service and incredible food

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Beautiful place, amazing view of the resort pool , hotel grounds and Pacific Ocean, impeccable service and delicious food. It was a perfect lunch!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing view with outdoor seating,great foods and great service,will come again

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I love everything about Monarch Beach Resort! Ambience is perfect, great staff-always welcoming, incredible views and wonderful food. AVEO is just fun. Casual, outdoor dining, diverse menu. Had an amazing paella with Moroccan spices. Friends had foie gras with mango jelly & lamb. Terrific fun evening. He Guly recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Distinctly made reservations for Sunday Brunch Buffet to celebrate a birthday but was severely disappointed to find restaurant no longer offered it. At least they provided a birthday dessert free of charge.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lovely setting with a great menu and good wine list with attentive service

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I'm waiting to hear from the restaurant regarding my inadequate experience for Valentine's Day.
If I don't hear from the restaurant or resort, I would definitely not recommend Aveo, regardless of the occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

For a restaurant of this caliber in such a lovely hotel, the menu is very boring. Butternut squash soup on the menu belongs there in the fall not late February. The menu is just basic food and ridiculously expensive. Fine for someone checking in that has had a long flight and needs lunch, however, the menu needs to be more creative. We live in Laguna Beach and there are so many places in Laguna Beach with much better food choices for lunch. Glad we gave it a try, but we may come back for a romantic drink on the terrace, but too expensive for a basic menu. Really $28.00 for a hamburger? The service was beyond excellent and the ambiance wonderful.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My Finance's Steak tasted bad and over cooked and dry. She didn't even eat it after 2 bites and we left shortly after the food was served. My potatoes in my entree we not cooked, Raw.

Calamari and view were good...

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Fun welcoming menu geared for friends as well as cozy. 4 of us chatted while 2 tables of 4 each played cards. Lovely friendly service

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall a great time
but ambience is lacking. My husband and I shared the lamb chops cooked and seasoned to perfection. We also shared the Caesar salad and oysters on the half shell . Everything was excellent including the service . I had originally requested outdoor seating under heat lamp but the outdoor seating is very uninviting and not so comfortable looking. It would be nice if you could put nice outdoor sofas and more up-to-date seating. The inside is fine but still could use a little more of a hip look. Also would be nice if there was music piped-in or live but just any nice music for the ambiance

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1.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Absolutely awful service! We came for Sunday brunch. We waited an hour to order, had to ask 5 waiters to take an order. Then we had to wait another hour for food to arrive. They tried to explain that they had too many orders, which I find hard to believe, because by the time our food arrived we were they only ones sitting outside. They didn't even bother to apologize.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Service is just always off. Just can’t seem to nail the service that is expected at this level of resort

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was amazing! We are from Colorado and I told my husband we will have to come back just so I can get the incredible pasta dish I had again!
We highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent evening dining experience...casual yet elegant, great food, excellent servers

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

I treated a good friend here to lunch for her birthday, and we were really glad we chose Aveo. Self-parking was easy and is free with validation (as is valet parking). We were warmly greeted and given a patio table (as requested when we made our reservation) with a nice view to the hotel grounds, golf course and Pacific Ocean in the back ground. The service was very friendly, and our server was knowledgeable about the food and wine choices. My friend is a burger connoisseur, and she enjoyed her Californian bacon burger. I had the fish special, which was cooked to perfection. The server took into consideration my gluten sensitivity and provided us a gluten-free birthday dessert to share. This was our first time at this restaurant, and we look forward to dining here again. Thank you, especially to the warm and friendly Aveo and resort staff for making us feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We Great service from Omar, he remembered us from 4 months ago ! Well portioned entrees, and outstanding flavors, brought us back. The food and view are worth the drive, especially if you're entertaining folks from out of town.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The menu was minimal, yet offered a variety of choices that were well prepared and presented. The crabs cakes were moist and tasty as an appetizer, while the octopus was slightly dry. The bass was delicious, although there could have been less potatoes and more greens.

While the backlava for dessert was refreshing, it had no phyllo dough.

The service was excellent and the setting was beautiful.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

We love Aveo and come often. This trip we had a reservation, asked for a seat outside, which took some coaxing. We also asked for a balcony view seat, which they said they were full and tables were reserved. No one sat at those tables for the 2 hours we were there. We enjoy the brunch buffet, many choices. We love the service, and the buffet attendants - all extremely nice and helpful. This trip Barbara and Nikolas (aka Gordon) were especially nice...and our server Kelly was top notch as always. Work on the hostess staff Aveo - and you have 100%.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great location on the patio of Monarch Beach Resort. Inside/outside seating, bar has TVs tuned to various sports. Portable heaters outside keep you warm. Food is very good, but service was very slow to the point where we thought they forgot us. Don't let that deter you, it's a nice evening!

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