AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

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190 reviews
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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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

On Mother's Day, enjoy an elaborate Buffet Brunch for $165 per adult & $69 per child (excludes tax and gratuity). To confirm a reservation, credit card is required. Seating location not guaranteed. Cancellations must be done online or by emailing reservationsmbr@monarchbeachresort.com.

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What 190 People Are Saying
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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary brunch

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MK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was so fun! We had a wonderful server who was very attentive. We shared the crab cake appetizer which was 4 excellent cakes. We split a caesar salad and one entre was the lobster ravioli, which was to die for and the other was the steak that was equally excellent. Chef Donald came over with a dessert not on the menu, it was an excellent chocolate breadpudding - he was so very personable! We'll definitely be back with friends!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated daughter’s birthday. Our waiter, Omar, was excellent. We appreciated the special birthday dessert. Thank you, Aveo and Omar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It’s good place to relaxing.good ambiance, servers was good too.

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KW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Dinner experience was wonderful, albeit just a bit expensive.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, quick and attentive service, perfect ambiance! 5 star, 5 diamond and we will definitely be back soon!

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l
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food is just not good. The paella rice was hard, the noodles were hard, the scallops we over cooked...and no flavor to the roasted chicken at all. Definitely NOT worth the 200$ bill. Super disappointing!

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OT
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service as well as the food were excellent. Jose, the head bartender/server, was very informative on the current fare and extremely attentive to any of our requests making the dining experience great.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three course Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas was delicious and perfectly presented. Servers were very attentive. The beautiful view can't be beat!

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AR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great płace for brunch. Had a nice time with excellent view

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B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view. Beautiful restaurant. Amazing servers. The sunset was gorgeous! Food was solid

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YS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. Highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, gourmet food. Perfect place for a romantic evening.

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SM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to celebrate special occasions here and love the service, views and the food.

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Aveo for sunset dining. We started with drinks and shared the crab cakes. ( Deliciious). We had a padta dish. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was terrific.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my girlfriend to the Aveo Table + Bar for our anniversary and everything about the experience was great. The friendly staff were able to accommodate all my special requests. The food was excellent and view was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend AVEO for breakfast, lunch or dinner. All were fantastic! Excellent food and personal, friendly and professional service, not stuffy and pretentious. Great private spaces for larger parties available, walls are glass so you still get the ocean view. Indoor and outdoor seating with glass fire pits and heaters if needed. Gorgeous decor and bar. Awesome mixologists create delicious drinks. Chef Donald is a gem! He graciously made us a special desert for our special occasion and visited with us. Maitre D Merrujn was incredible and made us feel like VIPs. We loved the crab cakes, clam chowder soup, chilequilles, prawns and lobster gnocchi. The daily specials were shrimp scampi and Sea Bass. Both were perfection! Servers Steven, Paulina and their assistants treated us like family. We ate here 4 times in 3 days. Each time was an amazing experience! You won't regret it.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience : the place is really nice and comfortable. The service is outstanding, the food is creative and tasty. The only issue we found is the noise. Each time we visit, there is a huge group for dinner and the place becomes very noisy. But it is not a deal breaker. It is one of our favorite place. And ask for Lorene. She takes care of you like royalty.

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OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The Valentine’s experience was frustrating. The ambient has no special decorations and the 5-course $90 menu was really weak. It took us more than 15 minutes to get our drinks and more than 30 minutes to receive the second course when we didn’t even receive the first one. The first three courses were just salads, including cold asparagus that were terrible and my husband hated. The lamb chops were tasty but very very greasy. Thankfully the desert was ok, but nothing that justifies a $200 dinner. Our server was very unexperienced as it was very very disappointing. We live closely and were thinking of becoming member of the club, but this experience was laughable and sadly we are probably not coming back to Aveo again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VDAY it was amazing!

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f
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avocado toast is the best I have ever had!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything! Our friends new in town loved the experience.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt was awesome, very attentive and soooooooo good with our little ones.

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PP
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant was TERRIBLE! The manager couldn't fix the bad service, the wrong food order, and the painfully bad service last night. You only get one chance to make a good first impression so get it right the first time. Don't offer to make it up the next time, because there won't be a next time. They didn't get the steak right temp or without sauce (you know who we are). We had to serve ourselves the water we bought at sky high prices. We had to ask for a steak knife (really when you order steak don't you just bring the steak knife?). The lobster gnocchi was EH so so with no flavor. The servers were rushing around and obviously so inexperienced at waiting tables......the breeze from their speed of running.
They couldn't get the bill right either. I could go on.

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GA
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated NYE here. The food and atmophre and service were excellent. We plan on returning and trying the patio seating in the summer.

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LG
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and view. Excellent service. Pricey but worth the drive or special occasion.

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l
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have loved this restaurant for a holiday meal. This year they had prefixed menu with few choices. Fortunately, the waiter helped me with an option, but if prefixed, I will chose a different restaurant.

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R
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. My Atkins Diet was easily accommodated. Lots of good meat at the carving table and shellfish. Gotta try it for a Sunday brunch someday. We took a nice stroll around the beautiful grounds.

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l
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!!!!

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JP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Here at Open Table AVEO positions itself as fine dining, and if that's the case, Management needs to sort out seating and where to put families who must watch Barney on high volume during dinner. The restaurant was virtually empty, so why not take advantage of the cavernous space to put well, space, between guests? Dinner for 3 adults and 1 child came to $375.00 (and we drank no alcohol) which wouldn't be a problem if you have ambience, but it was like dinner at Denny's. I'd waited months to see my college age son and tonight was his 20th birthday and we left the Monarch Beach, frazzled, and grateful to escape. Our actual servers were lovely and food was good but the space itself is a disappointment. I know they've remodeled the restaurant in the past few years but its even colder now and more uninspiring.

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AK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Beautiful property. Nicky decorates for the holidays. Limited brunch menu. The outside was too cold so we opted to sit indoors..... however no clean table
Was available. They had a large holiday party in the back room so they only had the front and the bar section . available for ya to sit. Since we drove an hour ANCA half to get there we really wanted to get settled and enjoy our afternoon. Management wax poor no one really helped out the bar tender on this busy holiday weekend which the hotel sealed to gd booked. So we sat at the high top table 6 of us at the bar. There were many hotel guests who ate at the restaurant as well as the bar section because it was chilly outside no heaters were available being a hotel near the coast. Wow what a surprise. Then the quality of the beef was so mediocre we sent burg orders back then the executive chef himself prepared it and was finally edible. The seafood tower was very good. Didn’t even have any dessert to celebrate for the 2 birthdays we were there to celebrate. It was in our reservations. Need better management. Not enough staff to run the Restsurant. Our table had all the dirty plates sit as servers walked by. We had to get their attention to clear each course. Then there was one server with very bad body Ofer. Please hotel staff must be clean.... hello it’s bad for business. I wouldn’t regiment this hotel joe thus restaurant to anyone. It’s just mediocre. As if we drive all that way for ok not great experience. Thank goodness our company was good a bunch of old friends celebrating the holidays as well as 2 ladies birthdays it’s our ritual this time of year.

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PH
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional time celebrating an 88th birthday. Staff was excellent and the overall experience fantastic!

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to AVEO for a Green Card celebration and they did not disappoint. Monarch Beach is absolutely beautiful but not stuffy. The staff, food and drinks at AVEO were all amazing!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The waiter didn't tell my guest all the options for food. The table was right in the path of the door opening and closing to the outside and it was cold from that wind.

My swordfish and cappuccino were delicious and we appreciated the complimentary macaroons.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience : the place is really nice and comfortable. The service is outstanding, the food is creative and tasty. The only issue we found is the noise. Each time we visit, there is a huge group for dinner and the place becomes very noisy. But it is not a deal breaker. It is one of our favorite place. And ask for Lorene. She takes care of you like royalty.

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TR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very, very noisy. Service was much too fast - they had us finished with drinks appetizer and main course in 45 minutes. When we tried to sit and talk they asked us to pay but told us we could sit there longer if we wanted. No way is this an under $30 restaurant my entree was over $50. To top it all off there was a dog two tables away inside the restaurant (obviously they don’t care about health department rules). When I complained about the service and the dog the attitude was don’t let the door hit you when you leave. After leaving over $200 for two people I would have expected something more.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our date night and had a great time! They treated us so well. Highly recommend.

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CW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is amazing, the food is creative and plentiful, and the view is one of a kind.

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d
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing see my yelp review

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OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, one of the best ever.
I had an engagement brunch with my fiancé at the property, and the outdoor seating was amazing. The views are fantastic and food was delicious! It was a treat!

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