AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort
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
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Michael a true pro
Great place for all ages and occasions
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.
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
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.
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!
We were surprised the amazing buffet was not available without warning but the food was great as well as the service. Beautiful location.
The restaurant definitely Needs a make over ... it is very dated !! No atmosphere
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.
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.
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.
We chose to eat inside because it was chilly but the view was just as good. Attentive service, fish done just right.
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.
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:-)
European service and incredible food
Beautiful place, amazing view of the resort pool , hotel grounds and Pacific Ocean, impeccable service and delicious food. It was a perfect lunch!!
Amazing view with outdoor seating，great foods and great service，will come again
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.
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.
Lovely setting with a great menu and good wine list with attentive service
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.
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.
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...
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
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
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.
Service is just always off. Just can’t seem to nail the service that is expected at this level of resort
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!
Excellent evening dining experience...casual yet elegant, great food, excellent servers
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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!