AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

4.4
307 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 307 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.7
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SCfromTC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place to go if you want to enjoy the view. Prices are to be expected at a 5 star resort. I believe the drinks were $18 each. Service was super slow but we enjoyed the atmosphere. Only the patio outside was open for dining.

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vipSarahM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service. My salmon plate was incredibly good.

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vipMARYM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and views are outstanding.

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vipBJinSJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely COVID safe environment. Very relaxing meal, great food and atmosphere. Everyone extremely friendly and helpful. Plan to return on a regular basis.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Food and service was great. I felt safe considering that everyone was wearing their masks and the staff was enforcing masks which I appreciate! The tomato basil soup was delicious!

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vipStevenR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well I have missed Monarch Beach being open and now it is classified as a Waldorf Astoria, it seems they are trying to offset some of the losses from being closed by increasing prices!

So, whilst I love going here I think we will be giving it a miss for the foreseeable future, plenty of other options, equally as good, but without the increased, and in my opinion, overly inflated prices.

Shame really.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Their first day back open the service was very slow which I expected as they are getting back into the hang of things. We ordered our food and it didn’t come out till 50 minutes later. Also found the portions to be enormous for lunch so we had plenty left over. The ambiance is nice. They only have our door seating available for now.

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ZiyanH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful place , and the Food is delicious !

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Positivenrg
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location with beautiful ocean views overlooking the golf course. They serve hot focaccia bread with both butter & a tomato coulis to begin the meal which was delicious. I started with the burrata vegetable soup which was fair, lacking in flavor & heartiness. And then had the roasted vegetables, which was some carrots & a beet with goat cheese. They lack for plant based options but location is great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was not great.

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vipGenevieveW
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is beautifully designed with a large outdoor patio that overlooks the ocean and the amazing Monarch hotel. The food was insanely delicious, I highly recommend the chicken noodle soup! Staff was friendly and the right amount of attentive. We will be back!

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IreneS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was five star. Our waitress was wonderful and took the time to explain every dish we asked about.

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vipJade
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good staff, very professional. The food was excellent and the drinks were very nice. This hotel is obviously quite stunning and also has great staff. This is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Underwhelming food and service for such a beautiful hotel. View was beautiful.

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vipMycroft
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great kitchen and service that does justice to location and wonderful view.

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vipxnyyorkr
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved an early table with the intentions of relaxing as the sun began to set. We did just that! We ordered drinks and enjoyed them with delicious focaccia before ordering our entrees. Dinner was delicious and the service was great. We have eaten at Aveo many times and it is always a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Pays attention to details

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AerinS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st wedding Anniversary

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vipSBOC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service. Food is mediocre, pretty bland.

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vipFantastic
Oklahoma City
69 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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lizm
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

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Reviews
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and decor. Lovely wine list.

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BrianaDonato
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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Runner48
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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NJCHICK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)!

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vipSteveB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality and service!

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GoltaE
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so sweet attentive and wonderful. It was a beautiful breakfast

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vipBaybee
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Scottyk
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the upper balcony overlooking the ocean...food &service were outstanding👍

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vipKarenF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful location

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Wanderlust4Ever
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The views are stunning and the staff was lovely!

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annem
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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vipAtlaz
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, delicious lunch with family. Excellent service.
Thank you,

YL
YosephL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Don’t make people wait long
U should bring out the bread right away

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vipHPFoodie
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and adult beverages with a million dollar view of the Pacific. This restaurant is a must see for the LA area!

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vipFrank002
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very very slow two days in a row.

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AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 307 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.

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