AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

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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.

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:15PM

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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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very very slow two days in a row.

SS
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 .

j
Los Angeles
40 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.

CS
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.

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

Bad service, mediocre food. Other customers also complained

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good

OT
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.

l
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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 !

JK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
New York Area
14 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

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

Good experience

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

Great views, limited lunch menu but good selections.

OT
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.

OT
Phoenix
146 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

LL
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.

R
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Eve dining for our family. Nice and quiet, food was excellent and our waitress was OUTSTANDING!

CW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night celebrating my son's girlfriends birthday!! The food was very very good and they made a special delicious dessert for her that they brought out with a candle. The service was wonderful as well. Very nice evening.

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon and it was awesome. Service was beyond great and it definitely was one of the best lunch experiences I’ve had in a long time.

DK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

omlet not prepared correctly no juice, coffee wrong not a good experience usually they are great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a milestone birthday and the chef prepared a very special dessert for our table

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Thanksgiving Day brunch as we are out of our home during renovations, and the four of us all enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service immensely. We were greeted and seated immediately, and were fortunate enough to have Omar serving our table. Omar was personable and attentive. He did a great job seeing that we had everything we wanted to drink, and he was available to answer questions. Everyone we came across was pleasant and professional. Particularly enjoyed an exchange with Tanny, the chef at the omelet bar. He was entertaining and funny, as well as a good chef! The sushi and sashimi were fresh and fantastic, and the omelet was delicious. Also highly recommend the bread pudding from the dessert bar.

The restaurant was beautiful; unfortunately due to weather our view wasn’t as good as it might have been. Overall I can say my husband and two of our adult children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon at Aveo, and we will be back for a more typical meal.

OT
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and spectacular service stunning view

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

When we showed up, all seeking on patio was empty except for 1 table. We asked to move over 1 table for a better view, but we're told this was only table they could offer us. No one else sat at the other tables all night. I ordered a sangria; it was watered down with 3 small chunks of apple and no berries. My friend ordered a mixed drink with only a hint of alcohol. The guys received their beer in a tall.skinny flute that tasted like a lesser known beer. At 19$ a drink, even a small buzx would have been welcomed...nope. Then, out $42 a plate scallops came with literally 3 scallops balancing on finely chopped handful of potatoes with argula between the 3 scallops. Now. If they had been tasty, still might have been worth it... they weren't :( The lamb dinner was average...get better at Outback for half the cost. Then, the chocken pasta? Well, if you like dry chicken that makes you hang out in the bathroom all night then go. Ahead and try it...blah. :( The service was very ordinary and scarce despite only 2 small parties on the patio. For a $260 dinner for 4 people we were expecting a little bit more. We normally would have desert and coffee, but since dinner was so blah...we went simewhere else. Not a problem, but note that you have to have your car valet parked too. Sadly, disaapointed and won't be back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Omar was so very attentive! We will be back 😊

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate our anniversary. Everything from the food to the service was perfect.

OK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service and desserts excellent. Food not so much. I would return for dessert and coffee.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice experience

RA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I HAVE MY SON IN FROM AUSTRALIA AND WANTED TO GO HERE AS I HAVE IN THE PAST. AT NOON NOTHING WAS READY, TABLES WERE NOT CLEARED, SEEMED SHORTHANDED, AND IN GENERAL NOT HAPPY.

FC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a trip for a local senior community and from arrival to departure the experience was excellent. Thank you Monarch Beach and Aveo for a wonderful dining experience!

OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the outdoor patio. The service was excellent . . . very friendly and attentive. Our meal was superb in every way. We look forward to returning!

MT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view with exceptional service by the staff there. Could not ask for a better venue to have lunch. Thanks for a great experience.

LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It started out so promising as a date night but quickly went downhill from there. We love this hotel and have had drinks in the bar frequently. But this time it was clear that diners on the terrace were not a priority. After our first drinks and appetizers we were basically abandoned. We finally cancelled our mains, paid the check and left. The floor manager apologized and was embarrassed as we left and made the excuse that the hotel was busy with parties etc. We all know, including him, that that is never an excuse for poor service. I do want commend one of the busboys (sorry I didn't get his name) who made effort to keep us warm by hauling a heater (unsolicited) to our table and tried to get it to work. It was out of gas, and so were we. We left and found a brand new restaurant (Project Social) 2 blocks away to have a delicious burger. It's our new go to for a casual, fun, quick meal.

KB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A splendid place to take vacationing friends to. I met my friend from New York here and we had a blast dining in the patio and enjoyed multiple appetizers, tapas style.

BG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Two of us ordered Caesar salads which comes with a soft boiled egg. Neither of us got the egg so we had to wait for it to be added. The salads were good however. The value wasn't that good as it wasn't much food. View was outstanding and the reason we came.

A
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us enjoyed a most delightful luncheon inside the restaurant this past week. The weather was beautiful, but it was a bit windy, we chose to sit inside, The four of us had the soup, salad and 1/2 sandwich special of the day, which was wonderful! The vegetable soup with the dollop of burrata was excellent, the tangerine, arugula, fennel salad was flavorful and the 1/2 Rubin sandwich was delicious. It was a lovely afternoon and highly enjoyed by the four of us. The staff was very attentive without being intrusive. It was a perfect afternoon. Thank you!

K
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Everything about our dinner was fabulous!!!

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Calamari ordered was overly breaded and cook too much. Very limited menu.

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